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General tyres Stuff

General tyres Stuff

Of course, the compound on these tyres, is generated from computers. So, to provide the tyres with  good tread pattern. Including, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks. Significantly, this is also backed. So, by placing the sipes in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. Firstly, at one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy.Especially, when driving on normal tarmac roads. The  Grabber series of tyres, with all their siping. Of course, can now run much quieter. As a result, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design.

Honda Civic Winter Tyres-Having fun in snow on General Altimax Arctic winter tyres

Honda Civic Winter Tyres

Honda Civic Winter Tyres

I must confess, that the general Altimax winter tyres, was a new concept to me. hence, it is a tyre brand that I am just getting to grips with?

Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK, we became General tyre retailers earlier in 2016. For this reason, I became disenfranchised with some of the other tyre companies.

If we are promote and sell a product, then we require a little loyalty. In my 40 years in the tyre business I have been let down by many tyre companies. They seem to accept that when you build their product base in a certain area. They then flood their tyres into your area. Thus breaking their promises.

The latest tyre company to do this was Yokohama tyres. We became dealers in the Halifax area. Accordingly, we sold thousands of their tyre products, including winter tyres. The next thing we knew. Yokohama were selling their tyres online at a highly discounted price.

We were not worried, because we also offer tyres online and could easily compete with the prices. However, it was the fact that a promise was broken that annoyed me. This brings me onto General tyres.

I was looking for another product to replace Yokohama. As a result we were approached by General tyres.

General  are Owned by Continental tyres and are therefore well respected, designed and manufactured, including the General Altimax Arctic.

Having some fun in my ’07 Civic LX riding on General Altimax Arctic snow tires. Awesome tyres, awesome price.
Let it snow!

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Altimax+Winter+Plus

Testing General Grabber-ATs on Land Rover Freelander 2 in the Snow of Scotland

Testing General Grabber

Testing new General Grabbers- ATs on Freelander 2, Eastern Highlands, Scotland.

Scotland is probably one of the best tyre testing areas of the UK. Hence, you can guarantee that snow will fall on the upper regions of the mountain ranges.

The General Grabber is famous for its many attributes. As expected, the first thing is that the tyres are not noisy on normal tarmac roads. This has surprised many drivers in the past.

This is because the grabbers have a chunky tread pattern, then our customers think that there will be a noise build up, say in summer when the roads are dry. However, this is not so?

Testing General Grabber

On road tests the General Grabber’s  have compared favourably with many of the”so called” road only tyres. Of course, these tyres are a little noisier. However, the sound difference is negligible. The Pirelli Scorpion verde, which is a road tyre comes it at 71DB. Compared to the grabber coming in at 74 DB. As a result, not much difference.

The reason behind the low noise level. Is the Highly-engineered acoustic tread pattern, designed by General tyres. This and the incredible gripping power in extreme weather conditions is why the Grabber is very popular. hence, amongst the SUV and 4X4 tyre fraternity.

Eric Roberts

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Video shows the tread self-cleaning, with snow been thrown from the tread. The side profile of the tyre gives it superiority over other similar tyres, especially when on a steering wheel lock.

*New 235/65/R17 General Grabber AT tyres bought/fitted for £125 per tyre.

Land Rover Freelander-General Grabber Tyres-Tyres off road with the General Grabber AT

Land Rover Freelander-General Grabber Tyres

Land Rover Freelander-General Grabber Tyres

The General Grabber , is a tyre that i can’t stop enthusing about. Hence, it is one of those products, that sells themselves. of course, just like we have Michelin guys, who only want to buy Michelin tyres. So we have the General grabber guys.

Of course, I keep writing about them. Because I want all the Drivers of SUV’s and 4X4’s. Thus, in the Halifax area of the UK that we are the place to buy them from.

General tyres sell themselves. As expected, because of the hilly terrain of Halifax UK. Naturally, we have a large number of drivers owning the Land Rover range of vehicles. The general grabber is well known amongst the drivers of these vehicles.

Land Rover drivers are always well informed about their vehicles. They know about a tyres qualities. of course whether driving in summer or winter, from sunshine through to extreme weather conditions.

The general Grabber in all its forms and modifications, can cope with everything the climate has to throw at them. The land Rover Freelander in the video shows haw diverse these tyres are. So they are seen to cope with the mud and water that is in their path.

Eric roberts

The original video text from the video is listed bellow.

Testing my new General Grabber AT 255/60/18 on the Land Rover Freelander 2
It`s not the real off road thing,, but I was alone on a sunday afternoon in my good clothing. But it looks very promising. On Road it`s perfect. Only a little more road noise as my  Pirelli Scorpions. (100% road tire)

General Altimax Winter Tyres-A Preview of The AltiMAX Touring All-Season Tyre

General Altimax Winter Tyres

General Altimax Winter Tyres

There is little doubt in my mind. Hence, that the tyre buying public are becoming much more aware. Thus, of the safety qualities that winter tyres bring. Of course in winter time. Winter tyres are to me the complete article. However, many of our customers, go for the All-weather tyres.

The general Altimax, falls into this category of tyre. Therefore, I genuinely believe that this is still a better option than the regular summer tyres. The All-weather tyres certainly give the driver more protection and safer motoring in a climate such as we have in the UK.

General Altimax Winter Tyres

My advice would be to buy All-weather tyres, for all year round motoring. Of course, many of our tyre manufacturers make these excellent tyre products. In my opinion general are one of the best. The Altimax tyres are also classed in the mid-range tyre bracket.

Therefore, this means that the tyres will be cheaper than the main brands, but retain good quality. For this reason, we all know that drivers are the first people to try for a bargain and the General Altimax will be no exception.

General Altimax Winter Tyres

If you only want to choose one type of car tyre you are better off sticking to summer tyres. We do recommend changing to winter tyres when the temperature starts falling.
The main reason for this is that in other European countries, it is a legal requirement to change to winter, or cold weather tyres, for the winter season. Winter tyres are the one type of seasonal tyre that is easy to understand! All season tyres are actually a compromise between winter and summer tyres. If you only want to choose one type of car tyre you are better off sticking to summer tyres.

All season tyres are actually a compromise between winter and summer tyres. As with most compromises, they don’t match up to the performance of either summer or winter tyres. There are a few countries where motorists are permitted to have all season tyres fitted on their vehicles all year instead of having to change them twice a year.

In the UK, most cars on the road are fitted with ‘summer tyres’ all year. The main reason for this is that in other European countries, it is a legal requirement to change to winter, or cold weather tyres, for the winter season.

Winter tyres are the one type of seasonal tyre that is easy to understand! Even in the United Kingdom, the average temperature for most parts of the country will be low enough to warrant changing to winter tyres. As a nation, we do seem to be opening our minds to winter tyres, and realising that they are a good investment.

Eric Roberts

 

 

Subaru Forester XT-General Grabber Tyres- in Deep Snow (Grabber AT2) – from a Dash Cam Video

Subaru Forester XT-General Grabber Tyres

Subaru Forester XT-General Grabber Tyres

This excellent video shows the quality and endurance of this Subaru car in thick snow. Consequently, equipped with General Grabber AT2 tyres.

The AT2 tyres have been a popular choice for millions of drivers. Especially the drivers of SUV and 4X4 vehicles. Bridgestone 4X4 tyres are also popular, but General are the top of the pile.

The Forester, was fitted with 215/70R16 General Grabber AT2 tyres. of course the car had standard suspension, (not uprated). Thus this probably the reason for the car bottoming out a few times(this can be heard on the video).

The experiment with the tyres took place on a farm. Of course the filming took place with a video cam, over a few days in winter time. Snow had fallen to a depth between 3 inches and two feet. Thus , giving the car plenty to think about during the tyre test.

General Grabbers are also very popular, here halifax Yorkshire, in the Pennine mountain range foothills. All types of drivers, use the tyres, from farmers to families that live in the hilly areas. Therefore, they are well prepared for the snow that falls practically every winter.

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Snow ranging from 3″ to close to 2 foot. I have about 9.5″ of ground clearance and you can hear it bottom out several times in the video on hard snow. Some highlights from a few days out on the farm (Iowa) this Winter with the FXT. Using 215/70r16 (28.1″ diameter) General Grabber AT2 tires (stock suspension). I didn’t have a camera man this weekend to take video from outside the car so we’re stuck with the video from my DVR207 dash man which isn’t that great. The rattling you hear is actually the slightly loose mic inside the camera.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test – 3D Car Shows-Pellon Tyres

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

general grabber

General Grabber AT wins second consecutive local 4×4 tyre test General Grabber dominates Drive Out / WegRy all-terrain tyre evaluation Top scorer in off-ro

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

Source: 3d-car-shows.com

General Grabbers are a winner

Hear in Halifax UK, we are lucky enough to be living in a very hilly area. We are in the foot of the Pennine Mountain range that straggles the centre of the UK. We are also a farming area and the towns and cities soon turn into a rural setting, full of sheep farms in the upper regions.
I am explaining this because these guys are the main ones that buy and indeed need 4×4 vehicles to get them around, especially in winter time. We are in a good central area to be able to sell tyres to these farmers, (and repair millions of punctures?).
The farmers of Yorkshire are well known for not parting with their money, so we have to offer them value for money, as the y always want “something for nothing”.

At one time remoulds were popular for their Land Rovers, but these were in the early days of cross ply tyres, sizes like 600×16 and 750×16 on the long wheel base Land Rovers.
As the years rolled on the 4×4 vehicles became fitted with radial tyre sizes and many new makes of tyres were introduced into the country. Some came from America, where the 4×4 market was huge. Even the normal guy on the street would own a pick-up truck.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

In the beginning the tyres were imported. Hence, by the bigger tyre companies. Such as Goodyear and some of their subsidiaries . Including Kelly tyres. As a result , who were famous in the States for some of their wide and large 4×4 tyres. Thus. it became a big thing to see how large a tyre you could fit on your 4×4 truck. Smaller companies started to import tyres into the UK . Hence, for the 4×4 market. Including Cooper tyres, BF Goodrich and General Tyres.
These tyres had a huge following in the USA. Consequently, were well advertised in the 4×4 magazines. That were being sold here in the UK. This also corresponded with the increase in the popularity of the 4×4 trucks. Thus, that were now appearing here in the UK. Their popularity was kick started by many farmer’s sons. Who were going off the traditional Land Rovers. So then  onto the American style pickup trucks. That were at the time being imported by Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The tyre that was racing ahead in popularity became the BF Goodrich (BFG), which was an on/off road tyre. This means that the tyre was comfortable to drive on a normal tarmac road, but as equally good when driven off road in the fields and mud and snow. BFG were the one to beat but in my opinion became too expensive.

general grabber
General Grabber AT2 4x4x tyre

People started to try other cheap tyre products in the 4×4 tyre range and this is where the General Grabber came into its own. General Grabber was at first an American tyre, but became one of the victims of the tyre take over war, and was bought by Continental tyres, to fit into their product range as their 4×4 tyre.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

This is what gave the General Grabber more recognition and it was not long before tyre retailers such as us were selling these tyres to the 4×4 market.
The General Grabber began to outsell the BFG tyres, with their AT (all traction) range of on/off road tyres. The other good advantage they had was that they were also priced in a lower price bracket, which suited the farmers and builders that were the main users of these types of vehicles.

The General Grabber still remains very popular today with updated versions of the tread patterns.
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 Michelin Tyres online from our website

Winter Tyres versus 4×4: which is best? – A great comparison from Auto Express

Winter Tyres versus 4×4

Winter tyres are going to be on a lot of minds of many motorists this year – It is always possible that Great Britain could face a particularly harsh winter this year. It is possible that we could have snow falling from as early as November. Motorists who have bought a four-wheel drive car,  probably think that they are  properly prepared – but are they?

AutoExpress, went up to Tamworth Snowdome. This was  to find out if a front-wheel drive car with winter tyres has more traction in the snow than a 4×4 with summer tyres fitted. They used two Ford Kuga, cars, both with 2.0-litre diesel engines and manual gearboxes. But one is front-wheel drive and the other all-wheel drive. The 4×4 Ford Kuga costs £1500 more than the normal model.

I am always telling my customers, that in snowy conditions, the rubber in summer tyres gets harder and does not grip very well. Winter tyres use a softer compound and a tread pattern that’s designed to pick up snow and dissipate it- improving the grip in these wintery conditions.

In their first test, we saw that the front-wheel drive car on summer tyres was hopeless in the snow.  However, when fitted with winter tyres, the car did much better. Furthermore, they also tested the 4×4 on summer tyres – and the results were very surprising.

With the winter tyres fitted, the normal Kuga went 110 metres up the slope, While the 4×4 car only made it 13 metres up, before sliding back down 9 metres. In the end, it ended up no further than the standard did with summer tyres.

Winter Tyres versus 4×4

They also tested the four-wheel drive Ford Kuga. This was fitted with winter tyres. As a result, the difference was astonishing. There was plenty of grip and the car drove all the way to the top of the steep ski slope, without any real effort.

Obviously, the best solution for driving on snow is to have a 4×4 fitted with  winter tyres . It was proven, that without the correct tyres fitted then a 4×4 is just as useless in snow and ice as the average two wheel drive car. We recommend using General Grabber AT2 Tyres for your SUV or 4X4.

General Winter brand-Conti rounds out General-brand winter tire lineup – Tire Business

General Winter brand

General Winter brand

General Winter brand

Are a large part of the future of the Continental tyres future. Of course, General were bought out primarily for their AT brand. Therefore, these tyres fulfilled a product brand in the Continental portfolio.

As expected, since that time, then General tyres have excelled in all parts of the tyre. Including the normal summer tyre range and the winter tyre range.

Because of this, we at Pellon Tyres, became General tyre dealers. Of course the tyres are made from the same materials as the Continental range. Therefore this gives the product a first class base, in which to compete in the very competitive world tyre market.

Conti rounds out General-brand winter tire lineup – Tire Business

General Tyre Sponsorship-South Africa kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving SA

General Tyre Sponsorship

General Tire. Hence, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA).Consequently, is making a significant contribution to safety this holiday season.For this reason,  and beyond by sponsoring Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). So along with its wide range of essential support services provided countrywide. This initiative. Sees General Tire becoming the high-profile title sponsor of […].

Of course, tyre companies are looking at all types of sponsorship and advertising deals. For this reason, we can see all kinds of tyre companies advertising on our TV sets. Including massive football clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea AFC. lesser known tyre companies are constantly involved in promoting other sports. Hence this General tyre life saving deal is a good example, to what we may expect to see.

Other tyre advertising projects including the tyre companies. Involved in car rallying and many other motorsport events. Pirelli are a good example of this. Naturally, as the tyre supplier to the F1 racing teams.

General Tyre Sponsorship

“Lifesaving South Africa plays an important role looking after our beaches and waterways, particularly during the holiday seasons, and we are proud to be associated with this organization and its commendable work. It’s a perfect fit with the General Tire brand’s adventurous ‘Anywhere is Possible’ tagline and the focus on making your beach and holiday General Tyre Sponsorshipadventure safe,” Langner adds.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1255/GENERAL