Winter Tyres-Rental Cars-If you rent a car in winter for skiing then ask for winter tyres fitting.

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

Before the start of the winter. Hence, you should consider a set of winter tyres. As a result, the best way to keep your vehicle moving and safe. Of course, on the roads during bad weather times. Especially in areas where it is difficult to get around in a vehicle fitted with regular summer tyres. Hence, once you leave the city into open country or a hilly area. Then your need for winter tyres will increase.

Many of our customers are looking at all-season tyres. Because they are a mix of summer and winter tyres. As a result, I am not so sure if all-season tyres are beneficial where snow may be imminent. It has been proven that in dry cold weather with the temperature at 5C. Then the winter tyres outperform the all-weather tyres by a mile.

As a result, a study put out by the Quebec Ministry of Transport. Showed that proper winter tyres can improve braking by up to 25%. Compared to the all-season tyres and can consequently improve accident avoidance by about 38 percent.

Winter tyres generally have deeper tread with specifically designed patterns that allows snow and slush to be cleared as the car drives through the snow. Winters are made with a specific rubber compound that includes a silica compound. Hence, that stays softer and more flexible in the cold weather. As a result, that provides more contact to the road surface and thus more control.

Subsequently, winter tyres are absolutely essential for winter driving safety. If you are lucky enough to be going to the local mountains to ski. In fact some countries snow tyres are often mandatory. Consequently, winters have to be fitted from March to November.

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

This advice is also applicable to rental cars. Consider renting one with snow tyres in any mountain area. Including vans. Sometimes it will cost a little extra, but it is well worth paying.

When getting out of the city in any higher elevation it is likely you will encounter winter conditions and therefore will require snow tires to get you to where you have to go safely.

Our terrain here in Halifax is very hilly and rugged in places. Thus many of our customers do fit winter tyres. Especially, with the rise of the SUV vehicle. SUV’s are notoriously bad at gripping in inclement weather conditions. As a result, these Nokian Winter SUV tyres are the most popular tyres that we fit.

 

Tyre Compounds-could change The future of Formula 1 tyres for the 2017 season

Tyre Compounds

tyre compounds

Free compound choices, 18-inch wheels, a new tender for 2017 – Formula 1’s tyres are back in the spotlight. Adam Cooper analyses what can be expected in the near future.

Source: www.motorsport.com

It looks like Pirelli tyres could have agreed to accept the idea of teams choosing their own preferred tyre compounds to use in future F1 races.

The Italian tyre company would also offer a larger choice of tyre compounds. Thus, six compounds has been branded around. Hence, for the teams to choose from. The choice would have to be put forward to the teams. But the general census, is that the proposal will make the racing more interesting.Naturally, with the winning driver and their teams. As expected, having made the best choice of tyres, along with other factors of course.

This has worked to a lesser extent. So, in the past with some of the teams coping better.Hence, with the different compounds on offer for each race. Although the tyre compounds are the same for each team. Therefore, some teams are able to cope better with compounds on offer. Because who knows in the future they will be able to choose their own tyre compounds. Making the choice more crucial to the winner.

In my opinion this will make racing more competitive and indeed more skillful.

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Other factors may also come into the equation. both Pirelli and Michelin(who are now considering putting in a bid for future tyre supply) are looking at the prospect of increasing the wheel and tyre size from the current 13 inch wheels to 18 inch wheels.

Tyre Compounds

In fact Martin Brundle recently completed a test trial on 18 inch wheels on a GP2 car at the Monaco Circuit. This gives an indication of where things may be heading, all very interesting and things are changing all the time.

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I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

 

Kumho Tyres UK-give further backing to the Auto GP racing series

Kumho Tyres UK

kumho tyres uk

#AutoGP has arrived in the UK! #Silverstone will be welcoming the team and lots of Kumho #tyres. pic.twitter.com/vHQihqlm4B

Source: twitter.com

Kumho Tyres UK

All the drivers in Auto GP racing. Hence, are equipped with the exactly the same tyres and the same cars. The tyres are supplied by Kumho tyres.Therefore, who are also a well known mid-range tyre brand.Thus, for the normal motorist to buy and use on their cars.

In the Auto GP car racing. Naturally, all the tyres have the same compound and sizes. This ensures that the winning is down to the skill of the drivers. Hence, and of the team effort. Whilst the race is in progress on the track during in race day.

These race tyres by Kumho are extensively tested, before the racing season begins. The tyres were put through their paces with extensive testing in Barcelona, Spain and the drivers can look forward to a great seasons racing.kumho tyres uk

Kumho Tyre saw a successful start of the Italian Auto GP motorsport series in Hungary this weekend of which Kumho Tyre have been  the sole tyre partner since 2012.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1268/KUMHO

Kumho tyres.Have also been awarded the tyre supplier to the  Australian V8 Touring Car Series. This has been confirmed by Kumho Tyres Australia. Therefore, who will continue as control tyre supplier.So, until at least the end of the 2016 race season.

Kumho Tyres UK

The supply agreement’s renewal. Hence, between Kumho tyres and the Australian V8 Touring Car Series. Continues as an arrangement that began in the 2008 race season; as the Korean tyre company have done before. During the next three seasons Kumho tyres will provide on-track support to competitors during all rounds, as they do here in Europe with the Auto GP race series.

Kumho are one of the worlds up and coming tyre companies with their fingers in many motorsport pies. We are proud to stock Kumho tyres uk at our Halifax, Yorkshire tyre depot and offer these great tyres to the public.

Why Buy Continental Tyres – Braking Excellence a demonstration showing Continental excellence

Why Buy Continental Tyres

Why Buy Continental Tyres

Subsequently, this is a video about your car’s safety. Especially in wet weather conditions. Therefore with winter approaching, it is well worth considering which tyres to fit.

Many motorists, prefer to keep their summer tyres on the car in winter. Hence, it could be something to do with their particular finances. Whatever the reason, it is a wise move to check out your tyres before the inclement weather arrives.

Some of our customers are on a low budget. Therefore they will buy a budget brand of tyre. Here at pellon Tyres we recommend the use of Jinyu tyres. Jinyu are of excellent quality and can be bought at a reasonable price.

Other customers, prefer to fit the same tyres as the car came on. For example, if Michelin tyres were fitted, then they would replace the worn out tyres with Michelins again.

Other customers, will ask for our opinion as to which tyres to fit.Accordingly, I happen to like Continental tyres. Of course, we actually stock these tyres in the popular sizes. One of the reason is that we trust the Continental products, after many years of my experience in the tyre business.

Why Buy Continental Tyres

Tyre videos like this show you why I have this confidence in Continental tyres.

These videos that are put out by Continental show the public exactly what the tyres are capable of achieving. This particular video is about testing the tyres for wet braking.

Continental is the premium tyre brand that delivers responsive braking in all weather conditions.Learn about our products at http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/www/tyres_uk_en/themes/car-tyres/Subscribe to the Continental Tyres UK YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ContinentalTyresTV

Wheel Balancing-All You Should Know about balancing and how it affects your cars handling

Wheel Balancing

wheel balancing

Wheel balancing, also known as tire balancing, is the process of equalizing the weight of the combined tire and wheel assembly so that it spins smoothly at high speed.

Source: tires.about.com

Wheel Balancing is a very important part of the care of your car and the tyres in particular.

We have all experienced the niggling vibrations. Especially, when we are driving on  the motorway, due to out of balance wheels?

In days gone by tyre retailers, like myself, used to charge extra for the wheel balancing service. But due to speed and superior suspensions and steering of today’s cars, it is important that we have to balance every wheel, when a new tyre is fitted.

The only other time that you will require balancing is if one of the lead weights comes off whilst driving. On the odd very rare occasion a tyre may go out of shape, but due to the highly mechanised and clean state of tyre factories, this is now very rare.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/About+Wheel+Balancing

As a tyre retailer here in Halifax in Yorkshire, wheel balancing has always been an important part of our job. A few years ago balancing was an add on charge , much the same as wheel alignment is today. Today though the wheel balancing in my opinion is much more important.

This is because today’s cars are much faster and travel at higher speeds on our motorway systems. Alloy wheels are also the normal fitment on many of the new cars made today, making it even more important to have your wheels balanced when fitting new tyres.

having your wheels balanced when fitting new tyres is now all part of the job. We no longer add an extra charge for this service. When your car drives out , then your car will be ready to use with the knowledge that the wheels will have been automatically balanced when the new tyres were fitted. It makes no different if the tyres were cheap tyres or expensive tyres, the wheels will have been balanced.

 

 

Pirelli Motorsport- now one of the top leaders in Motorsport tyre support

Pirelli Motorsport

Pirelli motorsport
Image courtesy of MOTORSPORT.

.@PirelliMoto don’t worry our tyres provide optimal #AirGrip. pic.twitter.com/xI6iPSUhFN

Source: twitter.com

Pirelli Motorsport

This picture of a fling rally is just awesome? it also re-enforces my point about the tyre companies involvement in motorsport . Especially, from the research and development angle.

The advertising factor also comes into to it. Tghus, with the famous yellow and red Pirelli logo. As expected, clearly to be seen on the excellent photo shot from Pirelli motorsport .

Pirelli motorsport are one of the world’s leading tyre manufacturers. Hence, in the field of supplying their tyres to the car racing events.
The giant Italian tyre. For this reason, the  company manufacture tyres for race events as diverse as “vintage car rallying “to their involvement in “F1” racing.

Like most tyre companies. Pirelli motorsport helps them to try out new products and materials. Of course, that are used in making a tyre. We have all heard about the controversy involving the different tyre compounds in the past two pirelli motorsportyears with F1 cars. This type of thing is just learning curbs and Pirelli have now sorted their problems out.
Pirelli motorsport began involvement in rallying way back in 1973. From then to 2010 Pirelli motorsport tyres have recorded no fewer than 25 rally championship wins. Pirelli motorsport became the official tyre suppliers to the WRC (World Rally Championships) between 2008 and 2010. This gave Pirelli maximum publicity and exposure all around the world.

Pirelli Motorsport

They then became tyre suppliers to the WRC academy in 2011 and 2012, giving the younger drivers the experience driving on their 8 different types of rally tyres. These range from the “RX” which is a tyre for dry or damp asphalt, to the “Scorpion” which is constructed in the form of the Asymmetric and directional pattern design based on Pirelli’s many years of experience in rallies on gravel roads.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Pirelli Tyres online from our website

More reading  http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/motorsport/sheet/scorpion.html

 

Tyre pressures-If You Don’t check them it Will cost you money in wasted fuel?

Tyre pressures

tyre pressures

Don’t know correct tyre pressure? Haven’t checked tyres for a while, don’t worry- let us do it for you-any time #foc pic.twitter.com/qlS9dYRji5

Source: twitter.com

Tyre pressures are very important?

The big thing that the motorists do not know, is that low pressures equal more fuel consumption?

Thats right

drivers who do not keep up with their tyre pressures are throwing money down the drain.

WHY tyre pressures are important

because an under inflated tyre has less rolling resistance and will affect your cars performance and reduce your fuel consumption.

We all know that if you have a front tyre that has say a slow puncture, then the car will pull in the direction of the tyre with less air. Wee imagine the effect if ALL your tyres had less air in them.

The cars engine will be working harder to drive your car along and consequently use more fuel.

So it makes sense to get your tyre pressures checked at regular intervals. Your local tyre dealer will do this free of charge. Here in Halifax Yorkshire UK, we have a regular string of customers, who call in at regular intervals to have their tyres checked and inflated. It only takes five minutes and you then know that you are safer and not throwing money away.

Tyre pressures

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/check-the-tyre-pressures-of-your-caravan-motorhome/

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes and models of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Continental Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks from the AA to check our high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres launches eco conscious SUV tyre.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres

Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres

Pirelli tyres launches eco open-eyed suv tyre.: cWVCd http://t.co/sTvaS11sU0

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Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres

Many of us. Including myself, could not foresee the massive rise in the growth of the SUV and Crossover vehicle market. I first saw some of these vehicles for the first time.Especially, when I was attending a tyre testing day in Austria. The tyre dealers that were invited were all Vredestein (now Apollo Vredestein) stockists.

Some of these vehicles are very powerful. Therefore, and sort of went against the trend of greener cars. In general cars were getting smaller.Hence, until the upsurge of the SUV and later the smaller Crossovers

This meant that tyres had also to change. These cars that included Porsche’s and the VW Tiguan. The BMW X5 and X3, the Audi Q5. Not forgetting the Range Rover Evoque. These were all high performance cars and needed the tyres to go with them.

These cars had also to be more environmentally friendly. The tyres became larger in wheel size, some as large as 22 and 23 inch alloy’s. The also had to be quieter with good handling qualities as well as handling the power of some of these vehicles.

Pirelli Scorpion Verde Tyres

Many tyre companies came up with their own designs, including the introduction of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyre. These are truly Eco-friendly SUV tyres.For this reason, the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tyres offers very good rolling resistance. As expected, and is one of the top tyre products to offer this. A better rolling resistance gives the vehicle a better fuel economy and therefore greener credentials.

Pirelli claim that these tyres are much lighter in weight because it uses fewer materials and will last longer than some of its counterparts. The new Scorpion Verde has been tested by VW and the VW group were the first car maker to fit the Verde onto its Volkswagen Touareg SUV.

Pirelli now make an all-season version of this tyre, for the SUV owner who may require more traction in the winter months.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Pirelli/Scorpion+Verde

 

Racing tyres: from the tracks to the streets-Tyre development depends on racing tyres

Racing tyres

racing tyres

Global tyre giants are successfully employing cutting-edge technology used for the racing Formula 1 tracks to develop high-performance road tyres.
Innovations introduced by global tyre majors, such a

Source: indiatransportportal.com

This article is right up my street. it is something that I been writing about for years now? racing tyres.

The gist of the article.Thus, really explains what the difference is between Premium tyres and budget tyres. The premium tyres are made by the giant tyre companies of the world.Hence,  such as Continental, Pirelli, Goodyear, Bridgestone .Also,  the lesser known Avon,Kumho and Hankook tyre companies.

All these tyre makers. Therefore,  have participated in the world of motorsport. Of course, and the development of racing tyres. This involvement is two fold in my humble opinion. One is for publicity. motorsport brings huge benefits to the tyre companies,(although it is now closely followed by football advertising).

Motorsport has a huge worldwide coverage and is followed by car loving motorists all over the world.

Racing tyres

The second is the huge chance for the tyre companies to experiment with different tyre compounds and tread patterns. We have all witnessed the controversy in the recent F1

racing tyres
Continental tyres participate in the famous Daytona race series

series with the different compounds used by Pirelli tyres, on their F1 racing tyres.

These are indeed exciting times. Especially, for me in the tyre world. Naturally, as the tyre companies battle for their places and the right. Therefore, to have their tyres fitted onto the cars owned by the regular drivers.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

Eric Roberts
Hi I would like to introduce myself. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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