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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?

Expensive Part-Worn Tyres-How a £10 part-worn tyre can cost you £2,500 and you could lose your driving licence

Expensive Part-Worn Tyres

SAVING cash by buying old tyres might seem like a quick-fix solution for motorists. Soaring petrol prices, insurance and road tax costs, mean running a vehicle can be a very expensive business. Drivers can face a maximum fine of up to £2,500 via courts if their cars are stopped […]

Expensive Part-Worn TyresExpensive Part-Worn Tyres

I tried to sift out the type of people that would buy these tyres? In fact the thing stood out like a “sore thumb”. it was the young drivers that we were losing. Therefore, the young drivers must be buying part-worns.

I started to ask some young drivers, including my own daughter. Brooke is her name and she drives a two year old Ford Escort. Brooke has a good job at M and S in Keightley. Naturally, we give Brooke any tyres that she requires.

So it was slightly misleading, but I asked her the question,”where would you buy your tyres”and “what would you pay for them”. I was amazed by her reply. She said that she would just go for the cheapest tyres? and had seen some for sale at £20 each, these were the ones for her?

I was gobsmacked ? she truly did not know what these tyres were and did not care, as long as they were cheap. Of course, she spends a fortune on makeup  and clothes, but would buy the cheapest tyres.

This must be the same for millions of young people, I am sure that she would not be on her own when forming this opinion.

More than £3 million part-worn tyres were sold last year in the UK as drivers looked to save cash. Soaring petrol prices, insurance and road tax costs, mean running a vehicle can be a very expensive business.

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=part+worn+tyres

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run-flat tyres-Deflating reality – ConsumerReports.org

run-flat tyres-Deflating reality

Run-flat tires promise to remove a key travel worry—being stranded roadside. However, the ownership experience can be both expensive and frustrating, as we have heard from owners.

run-flat tyres-Deflating reality

 

This article is exactly what i have been saying in my other articles about run flat tyre articles? Should safety be at any cost.

The concept is a great idea, but how many lives do they really save at a high cost to the customers who have just a normal puncture. I have yet to meet a driver who can say that the run flat tyres on his car helped to avoid an accident.

Or is that they just do not know? I mean that if they were doing 70 MPH on a busy motorway and the run-flat tyres-Deflating reality kicked in, the TPMS light would come on, but how could they compare this with say having a normal tyre blowout in a bad position.

This scenario is in fact very rare and i suppose that a blowout in a normal tyre would have caused an accident in any case.

run flat tyres problems

One of the biggest problems is that  the concept is a good idea, but they do leave some motorists stranded, without a spare wheel.

Just the other day i had a meeting arranged and the guy that i was to meet had a tyre blowout in his BMW. He had no spare and eventually had to call out the AA. The only place that had a replacement tyre was 120 mile away and it cost £290 for a replacement tyre.

BMW run flat tyres are expensive, especially when the car becomes a few years old and belongs to the second or third owner. This is where the danger lies? drivers will resort to fitting anything if they cannot afford the right tyre. From the dreaded part worns  to fitting a non-run flat regular tyre. This is all a part of the run-flat tyres-Deflating reality?people cannot afford to keep buying these tyres every time they have a puncture?

The BMW Mini is a great example. These cars are very popular with young female drivers. They buy a second hand car and cringe when they have to buy some new run-flat tyres, is it all worth it i ask?

From the safety angle then yes it is, but the cost? i am not so sure.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/67983/Kumho+KH27+20555R16

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Global tyre rankings-Bridgestone retains global tyre crown for 8th straight year

Global tyre rankings

Based on report published in ERJ’s Global Tire Report in the November/December issue: In the global tire world, 2015 was a bit of déjà vu all over again There was only one change in the ranking among the 20 largest tire makers, as Japan’s Toyo Tire & Rubber Co. […]

Global tyre rankings

Global tyre rankings

 

 

Bridgestone are still ahead of Michelin in the world tyre manufacturers rankings. However , I think that it is only a matter of time before Michelin catch up. Hence, in my opinion Michelin are making great strides to capture the lion’s share of the car and van tyre market.

Of course, Michelin have been making recent acquisitions. Notably, online tyre retailers from all over Europe. Including , BlackCircles here in the UK. Rumour has it that Bridgestone are looking at the National Tyres setup. As a result though, they think that they are over priced and may have reached a stale mate.

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres- A look at All-season tyres

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres

All-season tyres

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres; All-season tyres: A major consideration for UK fleets Without compromising driver safety year-round tyres can prove more cost effective than making the switch from summer to winter treads There are so many things to consider when managing a fleet, with numerous products to choose from and every decision should […]

This tyre gives the motorist an excellent all year-round performance.As a result, by usinng Goodyear’s “weather reactive technology” which provides the tyre to changes in seasonal weather patternsThgus from summer to winter.Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres

The new Goodyear tyre features the unique,”high-density 3D waffle blades”. For this reason the Vector 4Seasons  has an excellent traction ability when driving on snow covered icy roads. Hence ,the tyre is marked, with the snowflake symbol. Naturally, this means it meets the official requirements of a dedicated winter tyre.

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BMW Winter tyres: Are they worth it? We certainly think that they are a major road safety improvement.

BMW Winter tyres

BMW Winter tyres

Snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures bring their own unique motoring issues. Specially developed winter tyres give added security when the temperatures dip, but running an alternative set of rubber has traditionally been considered a cost too far by many British drivers, who don’t think UK winters are harsh enough […]

Winter tyres: Are they worth it?

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Hope you noticed that I used the word safety in the post title. Of course, as the owner of Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire, I genuinely believe in what I say. Over the years I have preached to my customers the benefits of fitting winter tyres to their cars.

I must admit though that things are getting better, thanks to great articles like this. Modern cars are getting faster and have excellent braking systems. They are however heavy vehicles, which can cause them to skid and lose grip in wet and snowy weather.

I take the BMW winter tyres as an example. However, the owners of these cars seem reluctant to part with their cash and need winter tyres as much as any other brand and model of car.

However, the range of winter tyres available is bigger than ever, and UK consumers are finally realising that their benefits far outweigh their cost. That’s because these products offer added grip and stability even in less-than-harsh conditions, which means they can easily be used on wet roads whenever the temperature falls below 7 degrees Celsius.

 

Winter tyres-General-Get your car ready for winter weather

Winter tyres-General

Winter tyres-General
Winter tyres are imperative, if you are to travel up the mountains to the ski resorts.

WITH the first of the winter snows seeing ski stations opening for the November 11 holiday weekend, drivers are also having to think about winter tyres and whether to use snow chains. There is a mind-boggling variety of options – winter/snow tyres, ice tyres, studded tyres or the choice […]

Winter tyres-General

This looks at winter tyres from the French angle. hence, this is most applicable to the Britains that will taking their annual winter vacation to the snow resort in the French Alps.

Millions take the pilgrimage, year after year. Winter tyres are imperative, if you are to travel up the mountains to the ski resorts.

WITH the first of the winter snows seeing ski stations opening for the November 11 holiday weekend, drivers are also having to think about winter tyres and whether to use snow chains.

There is a mind-boggling variety of options – winter/snow tyres, ice tyres, studded tyres or the choice between chains or snow socks – but the basic decision depends on where you live.

Of course you will require more than winter tyres. In all cases, drivers should stock up on de-icing accessories and take warm clothes, gloves, blankets, water and food in case they break down. A fluorescent vest and a warning triangle are already compulsory.

Outlaw Unsafe Tyres-New.Jersey. Assembly passes used tyre bill

Outlaw Unsafe Tyres

Outlaw Unsafe Tyres;   New Jersey state seal TRENTON, N.J. (Nov. 22, 2016) — The New Jersey Assembly has passed legislation to prohibit the sale of “unsafe” used tires that the Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) — a supporter of the legislation — said pose a risk to New Jersey motorists and the public. […]

N.J. Assembly passes used tire bill

This is great news for the tyre industry all over the world. Of course, it is just a start, but never the less small beginnings have lead to bigger things in the past. Part worn tyre shops have been opening up all over the world. Here in the UK they are all over the place. Especially, we have seen a huge rise in high immigration areas. The people that sell these tyres have no respect for the law, that’s if they know that there is one?

However, we must take onboard the fact that New Jersey have now banned the sale of these potentially dangerous part worn tyres. This is indeed a good day for the industry and we must spread the word to other authorities.  Hence, I do believe that local authorities have been turning a blind eye. Thus, to the fact that these deadly tyres are on sale in multiple locations.

Another point that has come to light. Accordingly, is the number of taxis that fit these deadly tyres to their taxi cars. This act is mad and should be stopped before a member of the public gets injured or even killed.

Outlaw Unsafe Tyres-New.Jersey

having any improper repairs, including, but not limited to any repair to the sidewall or bead area of the tire; any repair made in the tread shoulder or belt edge area of the tire; any puncture that has not been sealed or patched on the inside and repaired with a cured rubber stem through the outside of the tire; or any puncture repair of damage larger than 1/4 inch;

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=part+worn+tyres

Winter Car Care-How to look after your car during the winter months

Winter Car Care

Brrrr! Winter Car Care; Here it comes again, winter and all the horrors that go with it, from black ice to carol singers. It’s a tough time, not just for the car but for the driver too. It makes sense to check the car now and take some precautions before you find […]

This is a thorough and extensive article. Hence, about the correct way to winterise your car. Because the better prepared your car is then the safer you will be when driving in the harsh winter conditions. Here in Halifax Yorkshire, UK we have already seen possible signs of a hard winter.

Of course, we have already witnessed a snowfall in early November. It was enough give a five inch covering of snow .Consequently we were inundated with motorists wanting to buy winter tyres. Our winter tyre hotel soon emptied of snow tyres as our customers flocked in the change into  their winter tyres from summer tyres.

Check the tyres and if they’re even near the limit replace them – you’ll be glad you did when you have to brake hard on an icy road. It might be worth considering a set of winter tyres, something that is much more common on the Continent but which can make all the difference in the harsher months. If not, then a set of snow chains can be very effective if you’re in a rural area.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen- Tyre Manufacturers Use Many Materials including Duragen

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

Tyre choice is very important to off road performance. Even the most capable 4WD platform can run into problems. Especially, off road when fitted with street oriented tyres. As is the case with nearly all new 4×4 vehicles. But by the same token, dedicated off road tyres will have less traction . Especially, on wet tarmac and be considerably noisier than road tyres; there is always a compromise.

Familiarity with the features and controls of a new 4WD vehicle is key . Hence, to getting the best of it when venturing off road. As a result, plenty of drivers have come unstuck looking at the 4×4 logo on their new car and thinking they can drive it anywhere.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

In particular pay attention to how the 4WD system operates. If it requires any driver input. Thus, such as selecting 2WD or 4WD, changing between low or high ratio. Including, manual differential locking or whether the front hubs are freewheeling type where the hub must be locked by hand.

Wheel size too is a factor; large diameter rims with low profile tyres look good in the city but have very little off road capability, and off road tires may not be available to fit them. When possible, fitting mud-terrain (MT) or all-terrain (AT) tyres will dramatically increase the off road car ability of any new 4WD vehicle and will provide the most flexibility.

By checking the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended range of tyre sizes and choosing an off road tyre as tall and as wide as possible, not only will traction be improved, but the taller tyres will also increase the ground clearance.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

One thing  about General Tyres. Hence, is that they are constantly looking out for quality materials. Thus, to enhance the performance of their tyre products. Of course, General makes a broad range of tyres. Accordingly, to fit many models of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road, and commercial tyres.

General tyres, now under the large Continental tyre group. Therefore, as part of this giant organisation. Naturally, General Tyres have access to all of the scientific and engineering facilities. Thus, belonging to the Continental Tyre  Group.

One of the latest technology materials to be used is the  state-of-the-art technologies such as Duragen, 3D Sipe, V.A.I Visual Alignment Indicator. – (a feature of tread design, that allows for you to monitor even initial tyre wear shoulder to shoulder) and RTM (Replacement Tyre Monitor – a feature of tread design, that allows for you to control overall tyre wear).

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

Duragen is used to build up the tyre tread layer. Accordingly, General sate that “robust compound gives excellent cut and chip resistance” and its “reinforced tread blocks reduce block deformation”.

This innovation of design gives the tyre excellent properties.

That  improve the life of the tread. When the tyre is subjected to harsh conditions. Therefore, that are experienced when using your vehicle in a tough terrain situation.General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

The Duragen features also include an ultra-high strength steel belt. As expected, this gives the tyres an even footprint. So giving the vehicle driver confident stability. As expected on rocky or other tough terrains.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Grabber+AT+3

 

 

 

 

General Audi Altimax Arctic Tyres-Audi A4 having fun with a set of General winter tyres fitted.

General Audi Altimax Arctic Tyres

General Audi Altimax Arctic Tyres

We should all be having “fun in the snow”. I certainly did, when I was a kid. Therefore, they should be no reason why we would not do the same as adults.

I know what is not fun? thats driving in snow. Especially in a car fitted on summer tyres. Driving in snow with summer tyres is a miserable experience. We have all done this in the past. Hence, there were times when millions of us just could not get to work. As expected in snowy weather.

In my opinion, this should not happen in modern times. Winter tyres, are not an expensive item any more. The tyre trade has been trying to explain to the motorists about the safety features of fitting winter tyres. Thus , onto their cars, before the bad weather arrives.

I can see a big improvement in way that the public do respond by fitting winter tyres. Of course, word of mouth has been a factor of this. Including social media sites. There is no doubt that winter tyres are a major safety feature for the six months of winter. Trying to get out of the snow, very nice winter/snow tyres. In an audi A4. Fun in the snow, General Altimax Arctic Tyres

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