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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;

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Wheel alignment cost-What should you know about getting a wheel alignment? – WBTV

Wheel alignment cost

wheel alignment cost

Does your car need a wheel alignment in Charlotte? Our Toyota Service Center is explaining this auto service!

 

how much does a wheel alignment cost ?

This is the question that we get asked on a daily basis. Getting a regular front end alignment, is very important. it could save you pounds (££££’s) on tyre wear. Having your alignment done is very important but the perennial thing that our customers ask is” how much is a front end alignment”

For some reason drivers think that it will cost them an” arm and a leg” never mind the benefits.

Especially if buy a set a of new tyres. It is a no brainer ,not to have your alignment checked, before your car leaves the tyre centre.

it is very interesting about the  wheel alignment cost, in other parts of the country. At the top end of the price scale garages charge for a 59.99 wheel alignment. Here in Halifax we offer the price at 29.90 as a normal wheel alignment cost.

I say normal because although most jobs are straight forward, some are really badly seized up and we have to apply heat to try and free up steering parts that are the problem. This incurs a further small charge, but as i say in general the job is an easy straightforward one.

Wheel alignment cost

The front end alignment also increases if the garage uses a sophisticated wheel alignment machine. The one we use is a laser machine and is very accurate, but some machines are very extravagant and even require their own ramp to operate on. The garages that use these machines charge up to 80.00 per alignment, but you will get a fancy printout at the end of it.

In general local front end alignment shops, will charge a reasonable price and it will prove to be good value for money. if you buy new tyres or your old tyres are wearing badly and the car pulls to the left or right ,then you need a wheel alignment.

Please look at …http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreInfo/GuideToAlignment

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Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events-Day ended with a successful conference

Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events meeting

Emcee Thamizharasan hosting Corporate Talent Championship 2015 at Apollo Tyres, Oragadam

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This tweet ids a complete coincidence? Apollo tyres have just sponsored the annual  Point-S conference and the theme was “cowboys and Indians”.

They also had on display their Apollo tyres and Pellon tyres new Fiat 500 courtesy car.

It was a great weekend and enjoyed by us all. The Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events meeting took up most of the afternoon followed by an evening set up as a wild west saloon with shooting ranges a “bucking bronco” and other events to entertain us.

The party atmosphere carried on until the early hours of Sunday morning. the group stayed over night and had breakfast before leaving for home. The Point-S group also had a fantastic BBQ  before heading for bed.

The Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events took place in a former stately home called Ashhorne Hill a former  British Steel training centre that is now converted to host cooperate events.

The Apollo Tyres and Point-S-Events day started off with lunch followed by a meeting about the state of the tyre trade in general and new Point-S products that were coming onto the market. The events were also supported by Point-S delegates from Holland and France. The day ended with a “cowboy and Indians” theme followed by a great BBQ and a country and western band, playing into the early hours of Sunday.

After breakfast on the Sunday morning ,we all headed in our different directions and home.

Eric Roberts.

Buy Your Apollo Tyres Online… http://www.point-s.co.uk/tyres/brands/apollo

More information…https://www.ashornehill.co.uk/ 

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goodyear tyres signs-The race for tyre market supremacy

goodyear tyres signs

goodyear tyres signs

Huge enamel sign #Goodyear #car #motor #garage #tyres pic.twitter.com/v8wubsFc5H

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Goodyear tyres signs

Are very collectible along with other tyre companies. Hence, this sign shows clearly the famous Achilles heal emblem. I prefer the adverts from my era the 60’s and 70’s.

I always like to see the old newspaper adverts. Also,TV campaigns that came from the big tyre companies. Especially, in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s.Naturally, the good thing about the ads is that they were mostly concerned with road safety. Of course, and producing better tyres. To match, the improving quality of cars that were coming out at that time.

Goodyear tyres signs
One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

Goodyear being an American company were very pro-active in advertising and produced some excellent advertising campaigns.  Goodyear tyres signs became more prominent on advertising boards throughout the country and on our tv screens.

The giant tyre and rubber company, were becoming a household name across the globe. Tyre companies were some of the most prominent and prolific advertisers in the world and the Goodyear Achilles heel emblem would be seen by every motorist.

goodyear tyres signs
Another of the great iconic Goodyear tyres signs, showing their growing involvement in motorsport including world champion Jacki Stewart

goodyear tyres signs

Goodyear tyres advertising. As expected, was to put the giant American tyre company into the worlds top three tyre companies. In my opinion Goodyear’s advertising efforts have taken a downturn. Especially,  in recent years as new up and coming tyre companies have started to affect their influences.

Tyre companies such as Yokohama tyres and General tyres are battling in the world of motorsport. Also the other big players such as Pirelli and Michelin tyres. Thus, are taking centre stage and leaving Goodyear behind. Lastly, in the race for supremacy in the tyre market.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1258/GOODYEAR

Kumho Rally Tyres-Bentham’s Wright beats off best to win at Goodwood Festival of Speed – Lancaster Today

Kumho Rally Tyres

kumho rally tyres

kumho rally tyres uk-Rally driver David Wright enjoyed a hugely successful Goodwood Festival of Speed when he beat some of the fastest drivers in British rallying to win the shootout event, which was held over the three days of the festival at Goodwood House in Sussex.

This comes as no surprise to me?

Kumho tyres. As expected, are one of the worlds up and coming tyre companies. They have recently started to share research and development. Hence, with Japanese tyre company Yokohama tyres.

This brings two of the worlds top mid range tyre companies. Therefore, closer together.Accordingly, I think that an amalgamation will be imminent. Watch this space?

The tyre market is getting pretty congested at the moment.For this reason, a move like this could cement their position.Possibly, as one of the worlds top tyre companies. As a result, both of these companies have much experience in the motorsport sector.kumho rally tyres

Kumho rally tyres

are now achieving world recognition amongst the top rally driver of the world. it came as no big surprise when the fastest rally car at the Goodwood festival of speed came out as been fitted with Kumho rally tyres.

The car was driven by Grove Hill Garage employee David Wright is a rally driver who competes in rallies all over the UK, currently driving a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 9.

Eric Roberts

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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

 

 

 

 

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton tyre factory with 330 job losses

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton-This is more bad news for Birmingham with the closure of the remaining Goodyear factory. This comes as no surprise to me?

The UK tyre industry. Has been in decline for years. Like most other industries. They will be moving the remaining rubber mixing and truck remoulds. Thus, to other factories and probably China.

As Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton. I feel sorry for the 330 workers.Naturally, who will lose their jobs. Wishing them the best of luck in the future.

This is a problem. Especially, when you are one of the rich nations in the world? Companies are trying to save money. Thus, to compete, by re-locating to

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton,
One of the famous Goodyear adverts from the seventies that helped put Goodyear tyres on the map here in the UK

countries like China.

I can foresee a time when the tables will be turning. Thus when Britain moves away from the EU. Then we will be able to offer better deals . Especially for manufacturers to come and locate in the UK again. As expected, freed from the shackles of the silly EU laws and rules.

Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton

This bad news comes only a few years after Goodyear/Dunlop injected £6 million into the ailing tyre factory. In 2012 it was said that things were on the up and up for the motor industry, after this cash injection was announced.

Goodyear as a company have always been held in high respect. They gave me my first management job as the manager of their tyre retailing arm Tyreservices in Huddersfield Yorkshire, back in the seventies.

I made many visits to Goodyear Wolverhampton to attend various training and education seminars. They were the inspiration for me to set up my own business and helped by backing my new business with good credit facilities and help with point of sale and advertising aids.

It will be sad for many a tyre dealer here in the UK, who have been inspired by Goodyear tyres and the headlines of “Goodyear Dunlop closes Wolverhampton” will be hard felt across the Wolverhampton community.

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

Kumho Information RFID tags in half-finished tyres – Tire Business

Kumho Information RFID tags

Kumho Information RFID tags-Crain News Service reportLONDON (June 23, 2015) — South Korea’s Kumho Tire Co. Inc.

This is another addition to a recent post of mine. The post is about how the so called mid-range tyre companies are catching up to the big boys.

The RFID tags are fitted to the tyres, so the South Korean tyre manufacturer can obtain information about how well or badly a tyre has performed.

Feedback like this is invaluable to tyre makers. Other tyre companies are trying similar things using silicone chips to store data and information about tyre pressures. This data is sent to the cars computer(ECU) which will enable the suspension and other things to adjust accordingly.

I believe that this technology will be shortly used on F1 cars and has been tested on new Ferrari models.

RFID tags, were once used only for tracking the movement of cattle. They are now  tracking consumer products worldwide, soon to include tyres. Many manufacturers are using the tags to find the location of their product they make from the time that it is manufactured until the time that it is pulled off the shelf and tossed into a consumers shopping cart.

Or in Kumhos case fitted to a car or truck, the Kumho Information RFID tags, will be located between the casing and the tread rubber, giving them access to the location where it was fitted and also the time when it was removed.

The Kumho Information RFID tags, could also be used to store other information, such as wear patterns and the temperature of the tyres could be stored for later use. Once the tyre has been located the South Korean tyre company can track and retrieve the tyre to asses its overall performance and attributes.

Not all the tyres will be tracked, just the new products that will need recovering and then analyzing. Many people do not know that all the Kumho racing tyres that have been competed on, will  be returned back to the factory and examined, for say possibles improvements with tread design or compound changes for future races.

Eric Roberts

www.pellontyres.co.uk

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Recycled Tyres-20+ Brilliant Ways To Reuse And Recycle Old Tyres-Things are getting better

Recycled Tyres

recycled tyres

recycled tyres are a huge headache when it comes to waste management and recycling, but there are clever DIY ways that each of us can reuse and recycle them and save them from entering the environment or taking up space in our landfills.

Some great images and uses for old tyres. I don’t think it is going to help get rid of the waste tyre mountains. But as they say “every little helps”.

Fortunately, more industrial recycling ways are now coming along. Recycled tyres are now shredded. Hence, and used in many parts of the world for things such as re-surfacing roads. The added rubber crumbs give the surface more flexibility. Naturally, a quieter ride for the vehicles that travel on them.

I genuinely believe.That the recycled tyres problem has improved greatly. Especially, over the past ten years or so. Companies that make a living out of recycled tyres. Thus, have sprung up all over the world. Shredded tyres used to make playgrounds. Accordingly, is a common site today. This makes a better and softer landing for the children to make. So and also uses recycled tyres and so it has a double barreled effect.

Recycled Tyres

One of the biggest things to come along in recent years is recycled mulch for landscaping and other things for the garden including, recycled tire planters and other ideas for recycled tyres planters pots, and many other ideas some of which are illustrated in the images in the attached article, they are well worth a look to give you some ideas.

I have even used some painted old waste tyres in my own garden and you would think that i would be sick of tyres when i get home? but they do look good in the right setting. There are many landscaping ideas using old tyres, and they are all worth looking at, some are great.

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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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