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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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BFG Mud Terrain tyres-Tear-resistant tread compound

BFG Mud Terrain tyres

BFG Mud Terrain tyres

BFG Mud Terrain tyres

Mud Terrain tyres;The Jeep Chief is sporting a custom fuel door, 2″ Lift Kit, and 37″ Mud-Terrain Tires. This @Jeep is ready to ride!

Mud Terrain tyres. Were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction.Therefore, that could go anywhere. They were developed to give the 4X4 driver.Excellent durability. Whilst also giving good wear and traction in any weather.Hence, that the vehicle could come up across.Including heavy snow falls.Mud tyres, wear technically designed with the help of racing tyres.As a result and were derived from a “cut-chip and tear-resistant tread compound”. This would give the tyres tread exceptional grip.Also and wear resistance when driving on roads that would normally tear tyres to shreds, such as gravel roads.

The compound on these  tyres. Are therefore generated from computers.Hence, to provide the tyres with tread patterns.Also, with high-void all-terrain pattern.Thus, with interlocking   tread blocks. This is also backed by placing the sipes. Consequently, in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. At one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy. As a result, when driving on normal tarmac roads. The Mud Terrain tyres, with all their siping can now run much quieter, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design.

BFG Mud Terrain tyres

The upper shoulder Sidewall Armor.Consequently, features a tougher sidewall rubber compound.That’s twice as thick as previous range of BFG Mud Terrain tyres. According to the 4X4 site web site .Of which, we at Pellon Tyres are members for the Halifax area of Yorkshire, UK.

“its predecessor and extended Side-Biter Lugs. That deliver additional traction.Thus, by providing the clawing  action necessary to develop traction.Including, steering control in deep dirt, sand or on rock.Especially, during “aired down” off-road driving. The tyres internal structure.Thus, includes twin steel belts.Naturally, reinforced with spirally wrapped nylon.So on top of Goodrich’s TriGard, 3-ply polyester cord sidewall.With ply construction (2 plies for Load Range C tyres) for strength and durability. Single strand beads (a single strand of bead wire. Is continuously wrapped multiple times.Accordingly, until the desired strength is provided) enhance the tyres fit to the wheel. Therefore, to improve uniformity and ride quality”.

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Pirelli F1 PZero Purple-The New F1 2016 Ultra soft Tyre

Pirelli F1 PZero Purple
Pirelli F1 PZero Purple

Pirelli F1 PZero Purple – Purple is the colour of the stripe around the sidewall of the new tyre for dry conditions, as chosen by a flood of votes on social …

In my opinion.This is a great choice of tyre.Hence, to add to the Pirelli family of F1 tyres.Hence, the tyre looks good in its bright purple lettering?  if you are a tyre or an F1 racing enthusiast.

In the 2016 coming race season. Pirelli will be using their medium compound tyres(white). Hard compound (orange)and soft compound (yellow) with supersoft (red) compounds. Consequently, these will be joined by a fifth ultra-soft (purple) compound. Thus,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.Hence, that particular day? The previous race seasons have brought Pirelli tyres much controversy. Drivers and officials have been blaming the tyres. As a result,  for all sorts of problems.

In fact at one stage. I thought that Pirelli would lose the contract. Indeed, to their arch enemy Michelin tyres. Undoubtedly, who were in the hunt for the lucrative F1 tyre contract. Things settled down towards the 2015 season and Pirelli came up trumps, in the bidding war. Pirelli also brought out some new tyre compounds. Including the new Pirelli F1 PZero Purple, softer compound.

Pirelli F1 PZero Purple

As we are speaking about the 2016 race season, then The BBC has learned that the FIA, which governs F1, will instruct Pirelli to design a tyre that will allow drivers to push hard for longer.

Pirelli chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera told teams and drivers at a meeting earlier this month, where dissatisfaction with the current tyres was discussed, that it could produce whatever the F1 wanted as long as it had clear commission.

Pirelli has been given preliminary information about the performance the cars are expected to have in 2017 so it can start working on tyre design.

The FIA plans to outline how it wants tyres to perform and will provide all necessary data to the company by the end of March.

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Checking-Your Tyre Pressures- Buy Tyres Online- Pellon Tyres- Same Day Fitting in Halifax UK

Checking Your Tyre Pressures

Checking Your Tyre Pressures;90% of vehicles that visit our centres have the incorrect tyre pressure. Here’s our guide for how to check https://t.co/A3iPzBrR2B

What if i dont know my tyre pressures?
This is one of the questions that is asked by some of my customers here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire UK. Apart from the internet, vehicle car manufacturers often place the tyre pressures in three locations of the car.
Here are the three places:
⦁ Inside the drivers door on the door frame
⦁ Inside the petrol-diesel cap
⦁ In the vehicle manual
If you are in the Halifax area then we will always supply the tyre pressures for your particular car model.
We recommend though that you keep your own tyre pressure gauge as part of your cars tool kit. They are only small items and can even be kept with your locking wheel nuts under the dash. Gauges are on offer at most car accessory stores and also from Michelin and the road safety organisations, here in the UK we have the AA and the RAC.
I can also give you drivers a few simple tips that you should remember about tyre pressures and inflating your tyres.
a. Always keep your valve caps in a safe place when inflating and checking your tyre pressures. if the caps are cracked or broken, then replace them with new ones.
b. Try not to damage the thread on your tyre valves. Some valves are Tyre Pressure Motoring Systems and if damaged are expensive to Checking Your Tyre Pressuresreplace. So do not force the tyre pressure gauge or the air-line onto the tyres valve and damage the thread.
c. Always check the tyre pressures when the tyres are cool preferably before you start a journey. Heat builds up in the tyres and they will give the wrong tyre pressure reading.
d. Check each tyre more than once to ensure that you have a good fit between the tyres valve and the pressure gauge.
Any good tyre centre will do this job for you free of charge, including us at Pellon Tyres here in Yorkshire UK. This should also be done FREE of charge.

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Winter Sottozero Tyres -Maserati in the snow shows off the Pirelli’s

Winter Sottozero Tyres

Cruising the alpine roads of nothing Italy with Winter Sottozero Tyres #The Perfect Fit and #Maserati.

 

Winter Sottozero Tyres;This is the stuff that proves the benefits of fitting winter tyres. These top of the market sports saloons can really show off when

pirelli tyres
Pirelli ice runflat a product probably developed from the car rally scene

driven with the correct tyres for the job? in this case the Pirelli Sottozero 3 tyres. Italian flare car s using Italian flare tyres, a great combination. Pirelli also produce many other great winter tyre products including the one in the picture the Scorpion Ice winter tyre. The Winter Sottozero Tyres are a product that has been developed by Pirelli tyres to fit the super car range, including this Maserati. These cars are well equipped to speed down the German motorway system at 150 MPH and then drive up the snow covered mountain roads that lead to the ski resorts in Austria and Switzerland.

For the small to medium cars,then the Pirelli Cinturato All season is the tyre for them. This tyre can be left on the car the all year round. If however you live in a more northern area with heavy snow falls then i would suggest that you went for the Scorpio Ice and Snow tyre.

This tyre is a more aggressive tyre in the snow and ice of countries such as Norway and Sweden, who are likely to witness very harsh winters. These recommendations are of course aimed at the driver who is a complete Pirelli tyre fan. Other tyre makes are just as good but Pirelli have a very good name and a large following

The more up to date type of vehicle driver, would own a SUV vehicle. it is most advisable to fit all-weather pr winter tyres to these vehicle,as most of them are useless in bad weather,for these Pirelli advise the Scorpion Winter.

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres-2016 Ford Focus RS fitted with Michelin tyres

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres

Ford’s new Focus RS models will be equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres, depending on customer requirements.

Unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September 201……

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres. Of course, are one of the great French tyre companies best products. One of our customers with a sporting edge to his driving. Consequently, always  fitted Michelin tyres to his Porsche vehicle. Which have been Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres. Hence , for the high performance.

In his favour. He has always been a big fan of  Michelin tyre products. As expected, he said that have never been let down by Michelin products and would always recommend them.

The guys name is Richard. he even travels to Germany to test his skills at the Nürburgring  race circuit, using his Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres. He also uses other Michelin tyre products including Michelin Alpin winter tyres.

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres

Richard always gives us some feedback. Especially, about the performance of his car and tyres. Thus, in order that we may pass relevant information to our other customers. So, who may be looking for advice. On his return from Germany.He said that, “the Cup 2 tyres are on another level in the wet, in the dry I personally found regulating the pressures was more demanding than the Cup 1 tyres and also felt them go off quicker”.

Richard loves the power and the handling. Of these great German cars. hence, making the  Porsche one of the most iconic Sports Cars manufacturers. In the World.
He loves testing out his metallic grey 911 Turbo which is the main vehicle of choice in the majority of the Porsche Driving Experiences.

The 911 fitted with the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres, is known for its outstanding handling with all that power delivered from its rear mounted engine through those big fat rear wheels and tyres.

These tyres will be fitted as original equipment onto some of the new Ford Focus RS high performance models of cars.

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Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch-India’s first football pitch made from recycled rubber

Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch

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Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch

The Mumbai Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch was inaugurated by Satish Sharma, president, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Apollo Tyres and ex English footballer Bryan Robson.

This will be a truly great innovation?a football pitch made from recycled rubber.

This is not the first time that we here at Pellon Tyres have heard about the Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch. When we first started to deal with Apollo tyres,(after been introduced to them by Point-S), we were asked if there was any junior football clubs who needed an all weather training pitch.

We immediately came up with a local Yorkshire junior football club. Called “Tingley Rangers”. Their football pitches were continuously water logged in the winter months. The pitches were not playable. Neither could the players train, because of the bad and water logged fields.

Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch

However We were told about the  Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch, which was suitable for the training area at Tingley. This would have been great for the players to train on during the winter and the club was very excited at the prospect of training on an all weather pitch.

Time went by. So we kept in touch with Apollo representative. Concerning, when the pitch would be laid. We now know that we were being put off. By the giant tyre company. We were eventually told that the Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch idea had been cancelled due to unknown reasons. The club were very disappointed and so was i.

We thought that the  Rubber Football Pitch idea had been put to rest and i was surprised to see that a whole football pitch as been built in India?

Perhaps Apollo will be able to explain their change of mind?

As long as it is affordable it could be a great success. I believe that the  Rubber Football Pitch, could be available for training pitches for amateur football clubs here in the UK, but when i dont know.

Eric Roberts

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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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