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All Neutral Tyres Stuff

All Neutral Tyres Stuff

An old customer recently came into our tyre depot in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. Fred as we will call him. Bought a second hand car from a lady whos husband had recently passed away. The car had been stood in a garage for a few years. Consequently, the car was in good condition. The mileage was 47000 and the car was a Vauxhall Vectra.
The vectra was in immaculate condition. However, Fred only wanted the tyres checking. The car had two makes of tyres fitted. Accordingly, two were Michelin zx and the other two were both BF Goodrich. The tyres had tell tale “cracking”. Hence, on the bead and shoulder area of the tyres. Cracking is a tell tale sign of aging tyres?

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel-Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

2 pictures View gallery – 2 images Scrap tires could still help get you around with recycling technology that produces into saleable oil, carbon and steel One is an eyesore and a health hazard, the other one is plain dirty. So what do you get when you combine processed […]

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel
Sights like this are not so common now in the UK

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

Massive piles of discarded waste tyres could be a thing of the past.

GDT, which was launched in 2009, has pioneered a recycling technology that it calls destructive distillation to solve this problem. Similar to pyrolysis – the process by which organic materials are broken down by high heat in an oxygen-deprived environment – it reduces whole tires into saleable oil, carbon and steel.

This is not the first article That I have done on the subject. Because I think it is important to blow the trumpet for the tyre industry. Also the industries that are striving for new technolgy to combat the waste tyres problem.

One problem that I can forsee, is that diesel is now becoming out of favour. Diesel is classed as a dirty fuel now. Consequently, it will be banned in many cities, unless the engines can be made cleaner.

However, I am sure that the diesel by-product coming from waste tyres can be put to other good uses. Perhaps fuel for plant and machinary.

While this all sounds well and good in theory, how exactly does the oil produced measure up? According to engineers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) who subjected it to a series of rigorous tests, the results are highly promising: not only did it produce a fuel with reduced emissions, there was also no loss of engine performance when blended with diesel.

Extreme Winter Tyre Information- Including The Top 7 Icy Road Myths

Extreme Winter Tyre Information

The Top 7 Icy Road Myths

Extreme Winter Tyre Information

While it is true that some accidents on icy roads are the result of drivers not exercising due care in the face of a visually apparent hazard, the actual data shows that many cannot be classified this way. The reports show that it is everyday people, like you and […]

When i first read ans saw this article. naturally, I thought it might of been over the top for my UK readers. Of course, it is mainly about more extreme driving conditions. Hence, that we have in the average UK winter.

But on reflection, I have seen some stupid things that drivers have attempted to do in snow and icy conditions. We have all seen cars and vans abandoned at the side of the road. Especially, when caught out by a sudden blizzard.

Without saying this too many times, the best protection is to fit winter tyres in November. Hence, before the onset of winter. If you did nothing else, this would make snowy and icy driving much safer.

Extreme Winter Tyre Information Nightmare on the M11

Of course, the north of the UK usually receives the worse of the winter weather. But we all remember the chaos in the south when the M11 motorway was hit by a sudden snow storm from the east. For this reason, drivers were totally stranded and had to sleep in their cars overnight.

The main problem was that many cars were stranded on an incline, with summer tyres. This forced all the other traffic to back up. Consequently, the snow settled between the stranded cars making it impossible for them to move. massive tail backs made the situation grimmer. Leaving drivers stranded overnight on the motorway.

What a nightmare?

Tyre Pressures and Track Days – A Quick Guide

Tyre Pressures

Tyre Pressures

Tyre Pressures

Just a short article from Linkedin worth a look at.

Pressures are very important. Hence, the constant bombardment of information . Therefore coming out of the tyre trade and I am no exception. We see the effects of tyre pressures every day here in  my tyre business in Halifax Yorkshire, UK.

As we remove the tyres from customers cars, we can see the causes of incorrect  pressures. For this reason, the tyres wear out in different ways. The above illustration shows exactly the reasons that I am talking about.

The balance between over inflated tyres and under-inflated tyres is about the same. As expected, about 50/50. For this reason, we reckon that our customers are throwing good money away. Thus, by the fact of premature tyre wear. Hence, due to not checking their tyre pressures at regular intervals.

Of course,tyre pressures can have effects on driving experiences? What do I mean? Well, many of us will have driven an overloaded car, without knowing it. I have even seen this on motorways. Because the car or even a van is overloaded and the tyre pressures have not been increased . Therefore, the vehicle becomes unstable. The worst scenario can be that the vehicle will start to swerve or snake. Thus, before the driver brings it under control gain.

Tyre Pressures on vans

This is particularly common on caravans. As a result, the caravan can even turn over.Resulting in a nasty accident, i am sure that we have all witnessed this. Especially in the summer holiday period. Most of the time this is because the tyre pressures have not being checked prior to the journey.

Vav drivers should also be aware of the problem. Of course, you would think that most van drivers are professional people. But we can see by the wear on their tyres. Especially if they have not been checked for pressure.

Caravan Tyre Safety-More information Shared by the tyre safety organisation-Tyresafe.org

Caravan Tyre Safety

Caravan Tyre Safety

Why are tyres important? Tyres are the only part of the caravan which are in contact with the road surface. Safety in acceleration, braking, steering and cornering all rely on the tyres’ relatively small contact area with the road surface. In addition, tyres also play a fundamental role in […]

Caravan Tyre Safety

Porsche Winter Tyres-Improve performance and safety with Porsche winter wheels and tyres

Porsche Winter Tyres

Below 7°C the rubber compound in all summer tyres hardens, causing a drop in performance and an increase in braking distance by up to 12%.* As winter approaches, ensure that you and your Porsche experience the benefits of winter wheels and tyres: improved performance, greater safety and enhanced driving […]

Porsche Winter Tyres

Porsche Winter Tyres

I dont often a single out specific cars. However in my opinion the Porsche is very special. However, I still think that the Porsche owners should think about fitting a set of winter tyres.

By doing this they will be able to drive much safer and with more confidence, should a rapid snow fall occur. What many drivers do not know is that  below 7°C the rubber compound in all summer tyres hardens, causing a drop in performance and an increase in braking distance by up to 12%.

Hence, this is the first important point to think about. Winter tyres have an added ingredient . Accordingly, in the tread and the rest of the tyre compound. This extra ingredient, is “Silica”. As a result the tyres do not harden as the temperature falls below 7 degrees.

Modern winter tyres have also many extra sipes built into them. These sipes are the tiny slits in the tread and shoulder of the tyres. These slits make a good job of removing any wet or snow from the tyres. Winter tyres are therfore, much safer than summer tyres when driving your Porsche in winter time.