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Wheel Alignment Halifax-A look at why we need wheel alignment

Wheel Alignment Halifax

Wheel Alignment Halifax; On most occasions, we take it for granted that our cars are going to work perfectly for most of the time? We also take it for granted that our tyres will make perfect contact with the road. But do you know what? That’s not the case.

Tyre design and testing by the tyre manufacturers takes most of our problems away from us. By “us” I mean the tyre trade in general. Tyre products these days are perfect. We very rarely see any faulty tyres. The tyre makers work in clean and dust free factories, and this gives us the almost perfect product.

All we have to do here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK is to give the wheel alignment halifaxcustomers wheels the perfect balance and ensure that the steering format is correctly adjusted before the car leaves our depot.

When we fit new tyres, then we always recommend a car has a wheel alignment check. The reason for this is because; we reset the steering geometry, back to the car manufacturers original recommendation. This work ensures that the tyres will wear evenly and not wear off on the inside or the outside. This wheel alignment makes sure that the customer will get their full life out of the new tyres.

Wheel alignment in Halifax

When we set the wheel alignment. We always make sure that the steering wheel is in the correct position. It is a common thing for our customers to complain that when new tyres are fitted, then their steering wheel is not straight. Or the steering pulls to the left or right.

Wheel alignment is all about giving the motorist the best ride possible when they buy new and often expensive tyres.

The cost of a wheel alignment is £29.90 for most cars. Wheel alignment is a low price to pay when you consider that you can scrub a set of tyres of in no time with a car that has out of line steering problems, which we could easily rectify.

 

 

Apollo Tyres North America-Giant Indian Tyre Company looking for expansion in the States.

Apollo Tyres North America

Apollo Tyres North America; Apollo Tyres are following in the footsteps of the now famous and huge tyre companies, such as Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin and Pirelli. They have now made roots in Europe, with a new factory about to be opened in Hungary and the purchase of Vredestein tyres the large tyre company from Holland. Vredestein is world renowned for their winter tyre range

Apollo Tyres North America
Apollo tyres india

and also make an excellent SUV tyre.

After a steady year, Apollo has announced that they are now looking at the state of the North American market. The giant Indian company have already set roots in Europe with the Acquisition of Vredestein tyres, the giant Dutch summer and winter tyre manufacturer.

They have their eyes firmly set on the USA market.

The first step was to employ ex- Goodyear and DaimlerChrysler sales executive Steven Smidlein to be senior vice president for North America. His knowledge of the North American market is second to none. They have also employed Emil Herbak, as sales director.

The states will be supplied by the European Hungary factory initially, but I am sure that plans are up for a new facility to be built somewhere in the USA.

In a recent interview involving, Tire Business had with Neeraj Kanwar, Apollo’s vice chairman, and managing director said that,“With North America almost being an unknown territory for us, Steven’s 30-plus years of sales management and retail experience, especially in the automotive sector, will help establish both Apollo and Vredestein brands on this continent,”

“We would be relying on his proven ability to grow market share, with a focus on delivery of aggressive sales targets,”

Apollo tyre has also set up a dealer tyre network here in the UK. They have transferred the British operation side of the business to Holland and are back up and running after different computer failings.

Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information- Tyre Safety Information also applies to Van drivers ?

Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information

Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information;TyreSafe was set up with the responsibility of raising the awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.Once again tyresafe.org have hit on a safety issue that we tend to overlook? this is Van Tyres.Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information

Van tyres  do a tremendous amount of hard work during their life- time. Van drivers only notice them when they are down to the steel cords. Van tyres are just as important as car tyres. Because of the weight and the fact that these vans are out in all weathers, then they may even be more important as a safety aspect, than car tyres.

rk during their life- time. Van drivers only notice them when they are down to the steel cords. Van tyres are just as important as car tyres. Because of the weight and the fact that these vans are out in all weathers, then they may even be more important as a safety aspect, than car tyres.

Please remember that all safety information about car tyres applies just as much on van tyres.

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Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres- Use Less Fuel- Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres Use Less Fuel

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres-A tyre which is more fuel efficient helps you to reduce your driving costs and CO2 emissions. Tyres will be ranked in one of seven fuel efficiency categories on the new labels.

Another great article from Britains leading tyre safety organisation Tyresafe.org.

This has a slightly different edge to it? it explains how the motorist can actually save money on their fuel bills, by making sure that the tyres on their cars are legal and have plenty of tread on them.

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres
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This is one of the things that my customers just don’t get. If you do not inflate your tyres to the correct pressures, then the car or van will use much more fuel on a journey. This can be very important if you are driving long distance.

We all know that when we are driving our cars say on holiday we load them up the roof. The last thing we think about is the cars tyres?

We all know the scenario? we are going to say Cornwall from the north of England. The wife has packed everything ,including the kitchen sink. The kids won’t go to bed because they are too excited, and you have to load the car before it gets dark.

You have a five o’clock start and everybody is rushing about, making sure that nothing will be forgotten. having eight children, then I have done this hundred of times myself?

Did nobody think about their cars tyres? There could be any air pressure in the tyres, but as usual, they were neglected. There are hundreds of accidents in the holiday season due to defective and under pressure tyres. The most stupid thing is that when your tyres are under pressure, due to neglect or overloading, then you are throwing money away. because when the tyres are under the recommended pressures, then your car engine has to work harder to propel the car along and therefore use more fuel to drive the car along?

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Tyre Repair Area-Tyre Puncture Repairs On car tyres  

Tyre Repair Area
Tyre Repair Area

Tyre Repair Area

When an object pierces through the tyre and penetrates the Inner liner it creates an escape route for the tyres air pressure to leak out.

This is a great clear image? it is self-explanatory and shows the exact area  where a tyre can be repaired legally. We have all seen the back street part worn tyre operations springing up here in the UK. These guys have no morals and will repair a tyre wherever they can. In the sidewall  and shoulder. They have no respect fo road safety, but people carry on buying from them.

Here at Pellon tyres in Halifax, we have a steady stream of customers with puncture repair problems. The problem is either they can’t see the object that has penetrated their tyre or they can see it but the don’t know where the correct Tyre Repair Area is, in order to carry out a legal repair.

To be truthful 75% of tyres are in the legal area and can be repaired. Here at Pellon Tyre in Halifax Yorkshire Uk, we charge a fee £13.90 for a complete and legal repair job, including re-balancing the wheel, and of course, testing the tyre in water for the possibility of further objects.

What we often find is that the tyre has been penetrated by say two screws or nails, and may require two repairs to be carried out. Two repairs are the maximum number of repairs that we would carry out on one tyre.

One  of the other major problems with flat tyres is the leaking alloy wheel. This is caused by the corrosion of the alloy metal, between the tyre and wheel bead area. We can see air bubbles coming from the bead area when the wheel is submerged in a bath of water.

To correct this we simply remove the tyre from the wheel and give the wheel a good clean with a wire brush. We then apply a special bead sealing paste to the wheel and re-fit the tyre. We then re-check the wheel assembly in the water bath and fit the wheel back onto the car, job done?

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Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres- The challenge for which the Trident puts its trust in P Zeros 

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres-RT @Pirelli: #Levante:1st #SUV bearing the Trident debuts @Zegna with custom #PZero tyres:

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres-The efforts of Pirelli during its mammoth F1 race supplier stint are winning friends in the “supercar” class of car manufacturers. These companies ar are now fitting Pirelli tyres to their models.Including the Maserati Levante.

Pirelli have certainly come up trumps when it comes to supplying tyres for the supercars of this world?

Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres
Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres

The Pirelli P-Zero has been favoured by many of the supercar manufacturers, including tyres for the new Maserati. The Levante is of course in the SUV class of cars, but this Maserati packs a punch. The car is powered by 3-litre twin-turbo power unit, fuelled by petrol. A 3 litre 275-hp V6v Levante diesel engine is also available. The latter is fitted with 255/60ZR18 Pirelli P-Zero tyres and the 430-hp is fitted with 265/50ZR19 front tyres and 295/45ZR19 rear tyres all of which are Pirelli P-Zero.

Pirelli tyres have had to develop a new compound to cope with these large and powerful SUV vehicles. The new tyres have also had to make for comfort, as well as power. Comfort is of great importance, for a vehicle of this size.

Tyre companies, like Pirelli, are trusted by these supercar manufacturers because of their expertise and research and development in the motorsport scene.

In fact, Pirelli is now the sole tyre suppliers to Maserati. Maserati particularly like the Pirelli P-Zero tyres. As I have explained before the P-Zero, has been specially developed to cope with size and power of the new Levante from Maserati.

The P-Zero tyres have been specifically designed to adapt to the certain characteristics of this Levante SUV vehicle, with great expertise coming from the F1 racing scene and other motorsport tyre activities.

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Apollo Tyres-Rock-Road-campaign- takes high performance Vredestein tyres in new direction

Apollo Tyres-Rock-Road-campaign

Apollo Tyres-Rock-Road-campaign-Progressive tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein chose the high-profile setting of this year’s Geneva Motor Show to launch its very latest additions to its PCR range

Apollo Tyres-Rock-Road-campaign
Apollo Tyres-Rock-Road-campaign

There is no doubt that we are now dealing with one of the most progressive tyre manufacturers, in the world and Apollo Vredestein has chosen the high- profile setting of this year’s Geneva Motor Show to launch its very latest tyre products, including the Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre. There will also be additions to its Passenger Car range as well they will be announcing that the company’s ambitious growth strategy has now entered a new and exciting direction.

The new Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre is great news to the Vredestein tyre dealers who have for many years promoted this excellent product and the new Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre, will be Unveiled on the Apollo stand. They will show off the new tyre which incorporates a number of benefits including outstanding driving performance, superior energy efficiency and low noise levels.

Apollo-Vredestein will also unveil the new Vredestein Ultrac Vorti high- performance pattern in 24- inch size option has a special tread pattern for both the front and rear axles and has been specifically designed for the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. This is altogether great news for all the Apollo-Vredestein dealers across Europe and the UK

The Vredestein winter tyres were world renowned for quality and performance. Then came Apollo tyres? They saw Vredestein as a door into the European and the UK tyre market. At first things did not change. But as in all take-overs, Apollo began to run Vredestein tyres, their own way. The distribution centre has change along with the computer system.

It looked very much like Apollo were going to “steamroller” Vredestein into the Apollo tyre brand. This announcement of the new Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre, came as a surprise to me, (a nice surprise)

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Continental Sport Contact 6 – Track Tested to show off its handling and performance

Continental Sport Contact 6

Continental Sport Contact 6-WE head out to the Blister Berg Circuit to test out the Continental Tire’s new ultra high-performance tyre, the SportContact 6.

Continental Sport Contact 6

Continental Sport Contact 6

Designed for sports and high-performance vehicles. Black Chili for maximum grip in all directions enables supreme driving experience.

To enhance the power and performance of the new Continental Sport Contact 6, the guys in the laboratory at Continental have made further developments with the “Black Chili” tread compound. In the new Continental Sport Contact 6, there are two main things, which ensure maximum road holding when the tyre is pushed to its limits.

The Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres rubber compound is so designed as to bind with the surface of the road. At the same time, the tyres footprint generates chemical reactions, between the tyre compound bonds with the road surface, which ensures high adhesion, acting like small suction pads due to the behaviour of individual atoms at nanoscopic level.

All this technology gives the Sport Contact 6 fantastic grip on the road-surface. This give grip during cornering, braking and also fast acceleration, both on dry and wet roads. The tyres top speed has been established at 220 MPH, meaning that the new tyre has to cope with massive structural pressures and forces, due to forces such as centrifugal force.

This of course is established by strong construction materials and manufacturing. These materials are created with new materials such as “Aralon 350”, which is specially developed for the Continental Sport Contact 6.

Using the “Aralon 350” material which as I say was especially for the  Sport Contact 6, Continental utilises a synthetic fibre developed by two yarns made from strong aramid and closely interwoven with a yarn of flexible nylon. The yarn is then impregnated with rubber into belt strips. This fibre is placed under the tread as a joint-less cap ply. This structure is extremely strong and acts like an additional steel belt and offers controlled, behaviour even at maximum speeds.

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Having Four Good Tyres-The Importance of Having a Good Set of Tyres

Having Four Good Tyres

Having Four Good Tyres-In all honesty, I think that most motorists take their tyres for granted? All you have to do is spend a day in my tyre centre, in Halifax UK and listen to what the customers have to say.

With all the focus on the internet and tyre dealers are scrambling to try and get their share of the online market? Although it is a reality, the internet is not all that it is cracked up to be. It is said that the internet sales are at the moment 20% of the tyre market and growing at a steady pace.

This leaves us with the other 80%? We are not looking for all cars to

Having Four Good Tyres
Having Four Good Tyres

have four good tyres, all the time, in fact, many of our customers change their tyres in pairs. This is usually because of the way that modern cars wear their tyres on the front or rear, depending on the drive of the car, front wheel drive cars usually wear down the front tyres first.

Going back to where I started. If you did spend a day in my tyre centre, then you would find that many of our customers, leave their entire tyre problems to us? They do not know the tyre size and have not got a clue if their tyres are illegal or not. These people will not be shopping on the internet for tyres. Four good tyres are all they are looking for, and they rely on us to look after their tyre requirements.

Another proof of this is when we first started our “tyre hotel” scheme. We were and still are inundated with customers, taking our advice and trusting us, when it came to winter tyres and storing their summer tyres. This proves the level of trust that our customers have and in my opinion, will never be replaced by the internet.

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Firestone Indy 500 Tyre-American tyre maker Unveils special tyres for 100th Indy 500

Firestone Indy 500 Tyre

Firestone Indy 500 Tyre; Motorsport news from Formula 1, GP2, GP3, Formula E, WEC, Indycar and MotoGP

As a tyre dealer for over 40 years. I have always admired the Firestone tyre brand?

Firestone Indy 500 Tyre
Firestone Indy 500 Tyre

Firestone tyres were plagued by problems in the early days of steel belted tyres. The North American tyre company were primarily making bias belted tyres for the American market. These bias tyres suited the type of suspension that was used on many of the American cars at the time.

However radial tyres were being fitted to cars in the European car market and were coming out with staggering mileage figures. These tyres were becoming the buzz word in the tyre markets of Europe, with Michelin X tyres leading the way.

Other tyre manufacturers were struggling to keep up with the performance of the steel belted tyres from Michelin. The problem was to be that the tyre manufacturers could not find a way of coating the steel wire which made up the steel belts, with a protection from oxidisation, (rusting).

Michelin had patented their method.Hence, of protecting the steel cords from rusting. When a tyre steel belt rusts. Then it causes the tyres layers to separate.Thus, causing an “egg” to form and the tyre goes out of shape and vibrates the car. This makes the car almost impossible to drive and the tyre has to be changed.

Firestone tyres.Were to be the victims of the same thing. Along with Goodyear tyres. Firestone started to have major problems, when making their first steel radials. Tyres were separating causing all sorts of problems, both in the USA and in Europe.

Firestone Indy 500 Tyre

Firestone has always had a long-established connection to the motor-racing scene including the making of the Firestone Indy 500 Tyre. Eventually, Michelin sold the patent for making their steel wire rust proof and the tyre world’s steel belt issues fell.

Firestone then suffered a second period of tyres with best problems, mainly on Ford 4X4 trucks. This time, Firestone were sued and became very close to bankruptcy.

The company was bought by the massive Bridgestone tyre corporation of Japan. Since then Firestone tyres have begun to regain some credit and now make any excellent tyre product. The Firestone Indy 500 Tyre, is a perfect example of the quality of the tyres that are produced today.

Firestone has always been an iconic tyre brand, for all my tyre life and they still are. I must congratulate them for producing such a great looking tyre.

 

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