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New Michelin CrossClimate-An article from the Irish Examiner | Irish Examiner

New Michelin CrossClimate

New Michelin CrossClimateTimely news for Irish motorists is the announcement by Michelin of its plans to expand its range of summer tyres with winter capabilities with the introduction of CrossClimate+ fitments, built to offer improved traction on snow-covered roads.

New Michelin CrossClimate

This new CrossClimate tyre from Michelin has indeed become very popular with the public. Hence, this is the reason that Michelin have decided to increase the range of tyres.

Michelin have also let it known that they intend to make the tyre more “snow friendly”. I do find this strange. Because, I wonder if Michelin have had problems with the early version of these tyres.

The new tyre will be known as the CrossClimate +. Thus, this tyre is expected to give better traction in snowy weather. Of course, I am not sure if the lack of snow traction was found in test conditions, or reported to them by their customers.

However as long as Michelin have corrected any discretion, then it must be a good thing.

Eric Roberts

Source: Irish Examiner | Irish Examiner

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

General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety-at Dubai Sevens Rugby Tournament

General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety

General used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe […]

General Tire Promotes Tire Safety at Dubai Sevens tournament

General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety

Accordingly. many of my customers will have noticed that tyres and sport have tied the knot. Thus , in recent times. Of course, some better examples are Yokohama tyres and Chelsea Football club. Hence, Continental tyres sponsor the world ladies soccer team organisation. Thus , you will also see Apollo tyres at Manchester United, on the advertising boards on match days of course.

There are countless other tyre companies, with ties to sporting organisations. Tyre companies must think it their worthwhile to do this. Many other sporting ties include motor racing. Including Pirelli supporting the F1 race cars for one. Michelin support many  motor racing events including the Le-Mans 24 hour racing scene.

The list goes on and on. Therefore, it has come as no surprise that General tyres have backed the Dubai rugby sevens event. Hence, by having a tyre safety event.

General Tire used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe on the roads.

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

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

General Tyre Altimax Arctic-A great tyre part of the excellent Continental Tyre family.

General Tyre Altimax Arctic

General Tyre Altimax Arctic

The General Altimax Arctic has many attributes. Therefore the tyre exhibits excellent traction in the wet. Including, snowy and dry driving conditions. Naturally, the Altimax is most suitable for urban drivers. Including the drivers of Sedans, CUVs and SUVs.

The tyre test was carried out,100 km from the Arctic Circle. Hence at a world-class testing facility in Sweden. Therefore  the performance would replicate the conditions found during winter time. Of course in Northern Europe and Canada.

The most outstanding feature was the tyre scored an incredible 100 in wet traction. Naturally, the  General Altimax Artic is designed with a directional tread pattern. Of course, which amplifies water evacuation. This design helps the tyre to resist hydroplaning and naturally, increase wet handling.

Another advantage of the tyre is a design feature of  a multi-angle sipes systems. Thus ,to enhance the traction in high-angled turns and straight-ahead driving in snowy conditions. A great benefit for winter tyres. Thus earning a score of 97.7 in snow traction.

With the ability to drive comfortably in rain and snow, drivers can drive worry free with the General Altimax Arctic. A great tyre product from the Continental tyres stable .

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

General Altimax Arctic-Starring in this Winter Tyre Test featuring a Toyota Camry

General Altimax Arctic

General Altimax Arctic

Early November saw the first snow to fall here in Halifax, Northern England. Winter tyres were the order of the day?

I am not complaining, but we were very busy fitting snow tyres. One of our long standing customers. hence bought a new set of  185R60T15 General Altimax Arctic Tyres for a total of  £284, installed and out the door. The customer took our word for the quality and endurance of these winter tyres.

The driver who made this video, went a step further, “Since it seemed hard to find reviews of these online, I thought I’d whip up a short video”. The guy came up with the following facts

General Altimax Arctic some facts

1. These are great on dry roads. Hence, I have been driving them on dry pavements for the last couple of weeks. Consequently, they’re almost unnoticeable. Contrast that to the Winterforce. So, where they would throw you from side to side for the first 1k to 1.5k miles (need to really wear them in).
2. Wet pavement: handle beautifully. Perfect traction during the two rain storms we had previously.
3. Sloppy wintery mix: Unreal. Just watch the video above. The deep tread throws the slush off the wheels so you don’t even notice it. Earlier, on this day, I was driving my all season tires on a different car and the slush would throw the car from side to side and create that nasty sound hitting the wheel-wells.
4. Grip: Perfect. Last year this Camry had pretty bad tires, so I’ve always viewed it as a death trap, in any type of winter weather. This test proved the complete opposite! Now the thing feels like it has 4-wheel drive. The grip really is nice. Early this evening I was driving my Honda Accord with all-season and was slipping and sliding on the side roads. The winter tires on the Camry? Nothing. Felt great.

I’ll post more reviews as we roll into the season and we get deeper snow. I’ll try to make them a little more exciting too:).

Thanks for watching! Any questions, let me know.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/4126/General+Altimax+Winter+Plus+18560R15

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

The original video text is

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