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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?

Bald Tyres-Halifax-are still Common Place-Burnt Tree on Twitter

Bald Tyres-Halifax

bald tyres in halifax
These bald tyres in Halifax were removed recently and are down past the steel belt?

RT @dharford79: Tyres like this have no handling or braking capability! #RoadSafety #TyreChecks pic.twitter.com/AxoseCx3Gc

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Bald tyres Halifax are an every day occurrence?

The tyre on the original image is the type of thing that we see every day. Especially, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire UK.

Burnt Tree are a reputable vehicle hire company. Thus, this tyre would have been picked up before it reached such a bad state.

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It never stops to amaze me. Hence, about the amount of cars that we have coming in to my tyre retailer depot. Accordingly, with bald tyres in Halifax. In fact the majority of the tyres that we remove. Therefore, are now beyond the bald tyres stage. They are down (and in some cases) past the steel belt stage. This makes the car on these tyres very dangerous indeed.

It is hard to imagine. That some of these cars could have been doing high speeds just a day before the new tyres were fitted. I do realise though that tyres are one of the last things on drivers minds. In today’s busy world we are all flying about at the speed of light, with other things on our minds.

Bald Tyres-Halifax

it is important though.Therefore, to step back once in a while and consider your poor car. I think it is safe to say that the cars with the really bad tyres . As expected, are the same cars that do not have any servicing. If the cars get a regular service then any bad tyres would be spotted by the garage. These tyres would then be reported to the driver, when the car is picked up.

We find that when we report such things then it is on the drivers mind. If they do not have the new tyres at the time, then they usually save up for them or have them fitted in the near future.

These tyres are very dangerous and the tread limit should be adhered to. All you have to do is call in to your local tyre centre and they will check them and the tyre pressures for free. thanks  Eric Roberts

 

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.

Hi I would like to introduce myself.

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.

 

 

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

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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.

 

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.