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Brakes Fail-How to Stop a Car with No Brakes: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

Brakes Fail

Brakes Fail

Brakes Fail;How to Stop a Car with No Brakes. Imagine you’re exiting the freeway on that killer ramp with the steep grade and the hairpin turn. You try the brakes and… nothing happens. Careening toward the guardrail at , you brace yourself for a…

 

Brakes Fail
Actually this is a good article? Drivers think that it will never happen to them, but believe me it is more common than you think.

In my opinion the Brakes Fail problem occurs after a DIY brake job. This usually happens on the older car that includes rear brake drums.

I can always remember, when i was a junior mechanic, learning the trade. One of the areas that i struggled on, was the small springs that held the brake shoes in place.

These little springs never seemed to go back into the same place as when they were removed. This is the kind of problem that the amateur mechanic faces when doing their own repairs. I eventually learned to get it right after much practice, but the DIY mechanic only has one or two attempts.

At the same time don’t think that they realise how important it is to free off all the moving parts that we associate with rear brake drums?

There are small levers that operate the hand brake and enable the brake shoes to operate in tandem. If these levers are not freed off and lubricated it could lead to sized up rear brakes.

This then leads to the over heating of the brakes and loss of brake fluid and then Brakes Fail. The brakes then fail and the procedures in this article have to be brought into play. I have known brake fluid to reach boiling point and evaporate altogether, leaving the car and driver with Brakes Fail.

This actually happened to me,when i was a youth, i over adjusted the rear drums. These overheated and failed? I stopped on a large side walk in Preston UK, without injuring any body?

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Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre-ATR, Mud Tyres, SUV tyres

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre;If you need mud tyres, perfect on the road too, choose SCORPION™ ATR: it facilitates the most demanding off-road driving and guarantees maximum comfort on all types of terrain.

 

This new Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre, from Pirelli, follows in the new trend from tyre makers, of having a summer tyre with winter capabilities. The new Pirelli Scorpion has an heavy duty off road tread pattern that will allow the driver to go off road.

This is beneficial for the SUV driver. Most SUV’s come out on a normal summer tyre, which are useless off road or on snow and ice. Most drivers go off road a little even if it is only on a grass verge.

I have seen SUV’s actually stuck on a grass verge or on the edge of a school playing field.

Last summer our local football club.Held a very popular car boot sale. It was held on the actual football field. Hence, with car parking near bye. The day started off nice and sunny. But was later followed by a real heavy downpour of rain.

I could not believe how many drivers were stuck on the wet grass. The bigger the vehicle the more stuck they were? the large BMW and Mercedes SUV vehicles suffered the most. I always recommend, that they fit an all weather tyre when they replace the first set of tyres. This new Pirelli Scorpion looks ideal for the job.

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Other tyres from the Pirelli winter range include the “SCORPION™ WINTER” which have been especially  designed to fit modern SUVs and CUVs, for the use of winter motoring, with a special emphasis on the upper end class of vehicle, including the SUV’s and cross-over vehicles.

The main reason for this tyre was to control better down-hill braking and cornering in snow and other winter road conditions, whilst keeping total control of your vehicle. These were especially designed with the larger size tyres fitted to the likes of the BMW and Mercedes people carriers, to help in bad winter weather conditions.

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Under-inflated Tyres-Research into effects of under-inflated tyres

Under-inflated Tyres

Under-inflated Tyres

Under-inflated Tyres;Research carried out by Michelin revealed that drivers are letting tyre pressure affect them money-wise.

 

There is no doubt that drivers are throwing away money, by not checking their tyre pressures at regular intervals. The images tell it all? Day after day we remove tyres from cars that could have been used for at least another month.

You can clearly see the affect that under and over inflated tyre pressures have on the wear of your tyres. The drivers of SUV’s and the larger saloon cars are the worse culprits. Even with the price of tyres dropping so much, they are still an expensive item?

Under-inflated Tyres

The premature wear is costing motorists some money and they don’t even know it. Under-inflated Tyres must cost the country billions of

Under-inflated Tyres
Under-inflated Tyres;tread depth should be taken at least every two weeks

pounds in premature tyre wear. I think that it could come down to the waste culture in general. It seams the bigger and more expensive the car, then the less care is taken about the state of the tyres?

Tyre wear also affects how your car reacts in certain driving conditions. We have all followed a car and caravan along the motorway and noticed how the caravan begins to sway from side to side.

This is caused by two things ,either the tyres are under inflated, or just one of the tyre may be under inflated, or the caravan is overloaded and with the wrong load indexes on the tyres.

The swaying can be the same as your car. it causes under steering and over steering.

We have all felt this affect, when cornering a little too fast. If your tyres are near to the limit or if you have incorrect tyre pressures, then you could lose control of the car when braking or cornering.

All because you cars tyre pressures had not been checked?

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Continental Tyres South Africa- celebrate the 70th Anniversary.

Continental Tyres South Africa

Continental Tyres South Africa

 

Conti Tyre  Africa (CTSA) is celebrating a significant milestone as the company reaches its 70th anniversary this year.

Some parts of the world can get away by using these one stop bucket shops. The reason is that they are not profitable? not here in the UK ?

I must admit that i do like the style and layout. But they are more akin with the American franchise outlets. This outlet in South Africa is obviously a Continental tyre franchise. Naturally, it looks very nice and is decked out with the Continental tyres logo.Continental Tyres South Africa

In the UK it would not be profitable to run with a single tyre brand. Because our competition is far greater, then we need to be offer a multi-brand choice. Hence, to our retail customers.

Spare Wheel problem-If you’re driving one of these vehicles, you don’t have a spare tyre

Spare Wheel problem

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Spare Wheel problem;AAA is calling on automobile manufacturers to stop eliminating spare tyres from new car models.

 

cars without spare wheels?

This is one of the most stupid things to come out of the auto industry. I recommend that my customers should either buy a spare wheel themselves or join one of the motoring organisations such as the AAA in the USA or the AA here in the UK.

The idea was to lighten the weight of the car to save on the environmental impact and make the cars greener, but the car manufacturers must have saved themselves a fortune by leaving out a spare wheel.

The AAA in America are complaining in this article about the lack of a spare wheel, but i bet their membership has gone up recently?

Listening to my customers in Halifax UK, then there really is a Spare . Or the lack of a Spare Wheel problem, to be precise. it tends to be the older guys who do have a problem. Perhaps that is due to the amount of driving experience that they have had, combined with the number of times that a Wheel problem has occurred.

Spare Wheel problem

Lets face it when you do have a puncture, it is usually in some awkward spot? the last one that i had was when boarding a ferry to France, with five screaming kids sat in the back. We had to carry on driving onto the ferry, before i could attempt to change the wheel.

I had to unload all the holiday stuff to get at the spare wheel, but at least i had one. You would be surprised at the number of drivers that have been stuck with a Spare Wheel problem? the problem being is that they did not have one?

When they bought the car it was the last thing on their mind!! DOES THE CAR HAVE A SPARE WHEEL??

Eric Roberts

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Pirelli Great Achievement-Giant Tyre company celebrates 110 years in motorsport

Pirelli Great Achievement

Pirelli Great Achievement

Pirelli Great Achievement

This year Pirelli is celebrating 110 years in motorsport.To highlight its forthcoming activities during the season. As well as celebrating the achievements of last year’s champions.Thus, the Italian…

Pirelli will feature in all the key motorsport disciplines this year. Single-seaters, saloon cars, sports and GT cars as well as rallying and bike racing. In the UK, Pirelli will supply British GT, GT Cup, F3, F3 Cup, LMP3, and the Porsche Club Championship as well as the British Rally Championship, BTRDA, Scottish Rally Championship, Historic Rally Championship and Irish Rally Championship.

Source: Pirelli celebrates 110 years in motorsport

Pirelli Tyre Choice-Pirelli explains new 2016 tyre choice plans for Formula One cars

Pirelli Tyre Choice

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Pirelli has explained how it expects a new system to allow teams more tyre choice freedom in 2016 will work – as teams close in on finalising the regulations.

late on in the 2015 season The F1 governing body chose between Pirelli and a new bid from Michelin. Both these great tyre companies wanted to change the way that the tyre system operated for the 2016 season. Pirelli retained the franchise and also came up with some new ideas.

In the 2016 season Pirelli will now odder the racing teams three dry tyre compounds. This will be instead of the two offered in the 2015 racing season . The three compounds will cover the full racing weekend.

it gets a little complicated, with Pirelli allocating two sets of tyres for each race. Only one set though, can be used. It also offers one set of the softest compound tyres, that can only be used in Q3.

To finalise every driver will be able to choose a further ten sets of tyres from all three compounds. This will take their race allocation to thirteen sets of tyres.

Pirelli Tyre Choice

Each driver will then be able to choose 10 further sets from the three compounds to take their weekend allocation to 13.

I think that if you take some control out of choice of tyres, then you may be showing different skills? Michelin tyres wanted to come up with a similar proposition, but were pipped at the post by Pirelli, who also had some new ideas of there own.

In the 2016 coming race season Pirelli will be using their medium compound tyres(white),Hard compound (orange), soft compound (yellow) and supersoft (red) compounds. These will be joined by a fifth ultra-soft (purple) compound. The softest compound in the Pirelli racing range.

The racing will be more exciting because the winning team would have made all the right decisions including the correct tyres to race on, that particular day?

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Range Rover Evoque-A convertible 4WD – Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Review – EFTM

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

Just have a think for a moment, how many convertible 4WDs have you seen? That’s right – none. Unless you’ve been into a Range Rover dealership in the last few weeks. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible went on sale this week, and to see if it was all looks no delivery, we ventured to Queensland’s Fraser Island to give it a crack on some narrow bush tracks, soft sand and open beaches. The Evoque look

Nothing special about this post. Naturally, the Range Rovers appeal to many of the motoring public. Thus, including many of my customers. In Halifax, we have a Range Rover main dealer. So we get many of the second and third hand cars in for servicing and repair work.

Not forgetting the tyres and batteries. This Evoque looks great and well worth a look at although it is in Australia?

Eric roberts

Source: A convertible 4WD – Range Rover Evoque Convertible: Review – EFTM

Car Chicks Tyres-How to know if you need winter tyres information for both sexes?

Car Chicks Tyres

Car Chicks Tyres
Car Chicks Tyres;Lady checking her tyre pressures

Kacey Webster, General Manager of Larry H. Miller Chevrolet in Murray, shared some tips on Car Chicks Tyres now that the snow is here.  She says you do not need new to run out and buy new tires just because i…

car chicks is a female friendly website that has been developed to be more informative to female drivers, therefor i have called my article car chicks tyres? although the title is about winter tyres, then i think this article includes the whole female garage scene.

Although this is a growing trend, (female web sites) I am not sure why their is a recent emphasis on tips for female drivers. In my opinion ALL drivers should be educated and advised when it comes to tyre care and anything else to do with car servicing and repairs.

It is good though that we do have many female drivers now. These

car chicks tyres
A small kids play area will keep the kids busy for 1/2 an hour while Mum gets her tyres fitted

drivers are very confident, when visiting my garage. We do though have a female manager and this definitely gives our female customers more confidence when they have car problems or just need some new tyres.

Car Chicks Tyres

In the UK though the phrase “car chicks tyres”, would not be used. We do now though have various female friendly web sites that offer motoring advice to their members. The one i am thinking about is “Sheilas wheels” .This web site gives excellent advice to female drivers. I am sure that this gives the ladies more confidence when dealing with men in the garage atmosphere?

In my garage in Halifax UK we have larger ratio of female customers than to male customers, but you know? they are all treat with the same politeness and the same good experience as each other.

We try to make a stressful situation as comforting as possible for both the sexes.

I suppose if you must target one sex then so be it, but i dont agree with it.

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Best SUV Tyres-The best tyre for your SUV? Goodyear : according to Choice

Best SUV Tyres

Best SUV Tyres

Best SUV Tyres

We love Choice – when they are putting products head to head for the ultimate consumer test – there’s no-one that does that better, so when they make a recommendation about tyres on your SUV it’s worth listening to.

Recently Choice experts tested a range of tyres from 12 brands made just for SUVs.  These 225/60 R17 tyres were put through a series of tests on a Kia Sportage.Lastly, the tests included dry cornering, wet

There is no doubt that the car industry put tyres to the test. Naturally, this includes the Kia car company with their excellent “Sportage” range of SUV’s.

Of course, tyres are tested in many different ways. Including, dry and wet cornering. As expected, many of the results are mixed. As a result, In this case Goodyear tyres came out best.

In my opinion, I would just stick to the tyres that were fitted as original equipment. Hence, when the car was first bought. Of course, unless you were not satisfied with them.

Eric Roberts

Source: The best tyre for your SUV? Goodyear : according to Choice