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Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres-at sites across Devon – Plymouth Herald

Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres

Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres
Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres

The owner of a tyre business has been jailed for 15 months, suspended for two years, after Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres at sites in Devon.

Andrew Mayhew admitted five offences at…

Source: www.plymouthherald.co.uk

This is a common problem these days. Especially, here in the tyre business. Many such examples have come to light in recent years. So, where unscrupulous.Tyre dealers have just filled old premises with waste tyres and abandoned the building.

The last one that I heard about was at Bradford in Yorkshire, UK. The city used to be a large woollen industry city.Hence,  manufacturing all types of materials.Thus, from large manufacturing MILLS. These premises went into disrepair when the clothing industry collapsed. Back in the day.

These old mills are now converted into housing complexes. But some are used for storage. These have been the target of criminals. As a result, who have been receiving money for the scrap tyres, and filling the old mills to the roof.

When are the mills full of the waste tyres the dishonest person just locks the doors and walks away? Leaving the problem, to the local council.

The last old mill had 100,000.00 (one million) old tyres filling it to the rafters. WOW.

Tyre business owner filled an old Airfield?

As I have said, this type of criminal activity is nothing new. A few year ago when new laws were introduced, to control the movement and disposal of the “end of life” tyres a few criminally minded people set up scams, and I was sucked in by this guy.
The guy approached my depot manager claiming to be the owner of a tyre business, dealing with waste tyres and showed him the certificate that was required by law to remove, transport and dispose of waste tyres.

We pay £1 each for waste tyre disposal. Therefore, if he collects 400 old tyres. Then we have to pay him £400.The tyres are then taken to a registered disposal site and are made into tyre crumbs and then re-used in industry.
Unbeknown to my manager the certificate was a fake? The guy was found to be getting the money. But all he did with the old tyres was to pile them up on an old RAF airfield in North Yorkshire, UK.

The environmental agency became suspicious when the old tyre collection began to grow and grow and started to investigate the guy.
He was also found to be dumping the old tyres in the River Calder and burying them on an old farm. He was eventually arrested and sent for trial.

The guy went to prison for five years. Because of the giant scale of the scam.
He ended up doing two years and immediately started the same thing again, only, this time, we would have nothing to do with him and he just floated off, not to be seen since.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/environment.htm

Correct Tyre Pressures-How to tell if your tyres have the correct pressure – Malay Mail Online

Correct Tyre Pressures

Correct Tyre Pressures

Correct Tyre Pressures

 

When we fit new tyres to our cars, then everything should be “hunky dory” . The correct tyre pressures and the wheel alignment will determine the way that your new tyres will wear and the amount of money that you will throw away?

What do i mean?

well you should keep an eye open to see if your tyres are wearing evenly or not. By evenly ,i mean wearing straight across the tread equally. The general problem is with your tyres wearing off at one edge. Either the inner edge or the outer edge. This as most drivers seam to know is usually a wheel alignment problem and can be

Correct Tyre Pressures
Pressure gauges are easy to read

separated with the other money waster, correct tyre pressures.

Correct tyre pressures are usually spotted when it is a little too late and premature tyre wear occurs. We should be checking and adjusting our tyre pressures at least once a week in my opinion, but this is often not the case, and the pressures are neglected.

What are the signs with correct tyre pressures.

Under inflation will wear your tyres away at the edges and your car may not handle very well.

Over inflation, will wear your tyres away in the centre and your car will once again fail to handle very well, usually a hard ride and over steering may occur.

These problems can be corrected by inflating your tyres at regular intervals. If your are not sure about what to do, then it is still important to have the correct tyre pressures and you should visit your local independent tyre dealer. They would be pleased to check that your car has the correct tyre pressures and is safe for the road.

We at Pellon Tyres in Halifax literally drop everything when a customer wants their tyre pressures correcting.

We feel that it is such an important thing to do that  we attend to any customer that wants their pressures checking immediately.

Since writing this article then TPMS systems are now taking over. Hence, the task of warning the driver about falling tyre pressures.

Eric Roberts

 

Continental Tire Terrain Contact A/T-also available in the UK the ContiCrossContact AT

ContiCrossContact AT

ContiCrossContact AT

Introducing the #TerrainContact A/T from our friends at Continental Tire!—The ideal all terrain #tire for CUV, SUV, & Light Trucks w/the durability to conquer dirt, gravel, & grass while providing a quiet, comfortable ride on pavement. This is the tire that strikes a balance between off-road traction & on road manners!

High performance for off-road driving. ContiCrossContact AT

I believe from my research that the American version and the one available in the UK, are the same tyre. Therefore I must apologise. if I am wrong.The ContiCrossContact AT feels at home on all surfaces. The open shoulder provides very good handling characteristics on off-road terrain. The progressive and wear resistant tread compound

The ContiCrossContact AT is the one available here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK. The tyre is ideal for the different road surfaces, that we find in the Halifax area. Naturally, the region is very hilly. Because of this, there are also different road surfaces to contend with.

Of course, we have normal tarmac roads, but we also have dirt tracks further into the hills. The Pirelli ContiCrossContact AT feels at home on all road surface.

The open shoulders of the tyres help to  provide very good handling characteristics on farm tracks and gravel off-road terrain. The tread design and  wear resistant tread compound offers the potential for high mileage performance. Consequently, the ContiCrossContact AT tyre has three circumferential rows of blocks. Thus  guaranteeing  that the Pirelli tyre rolls very smoothly and quietly.

Consequently, the ContiCrossContact AT tyre has three circumferential rows of blocks. Thus  guaranteeing  that the Pirelli tyre rolls very smoothly and quietly. This gives the tyre a smooth transition between rough tracks and the tarmac roads.

This tyre would appeal to our customers with the steep drives that are a common feature in the Halifax area.

Highlights:

  • High-performance all-terrain tyre, superb on and off-road performance.
  • Excellent traction.
  • Outstanding mileage performance and quiet ride.

Cracked Tyres-Ozone-The Secret Enemy Of Caravan and Trailer Tyres

Cracked Tyres-Ozone

cracked tyres

Ever seen old tires, the rubber in them dried and deeply Cracked Tyres-Ozone? They were ripped apart not by the road, but by a greenhouse gas.

This is an excellent article. As a result, points out the dangers that the Ozone presents to the deterioration of your tyres.

Over the many years that I have been a tyre retailer. I have found that the biggest problem with the ozone affecting tyres. Can, therefore, be seen on tyres that are exposed to the climate. Of course, over an extended period. Hence, this includes things like tyres on farm vehicles, which are exposed to the weather for long periods of time of time.

Caravan and trailer tyres are also severely affected. Thus, with the cracked tyres syndrome. Because the tyres are exposed to the elements, over a period. Many a tyre dealer will tell you about the farmer who brought in a couple of tyres. He had left outside, to be fitted onto some loose wheels?

These tyres were always riddled with cracks in the bead area. Accordingly. This is what we call the crazy paving effect. Therefore, we had to refuse to fit them. This was because when we inflated them. They could have exploded apart, and I can remember one that did just that. The rear tractor tyre blew lifting me ten feet into the air. Luckily I was ok, but my ears were ringing for days after?

Cracked Tyres-Ozone

Are caravans the same? The danger is when the caravan(or trailer) has been exposed to the ozone, then the cracks from around the tyres bead area and become dangerous with the caravan owner NOT knowing anything about it. They then move the caravan out onto the roads and the cracked tyres, combined with heat buildup, cause the tyre to explode and in some cases, this can cause an unfortunate accident. We have all seen this, especially on bank holidays when the caravans are on the move for the first time.

To conclude it is always best to check your tyres on trailers and caravans before venturing out onto the road. Farmers will always be farmers, and if you fit these for them, they will just let you, as they do not like parting with their money. This article also relates to tyre pressure.

Another worrying aspect of this problem is that the cracked tyres are getting onto the part used tyre market, we have seen this recently and the fact that people are buying these worries me deeply.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreInfo/TyrePressure

Source: io9.com

Buy Best Tyres you can Afford-Spend money for Better Tyres

Buy Best Tyres

Nokian building successful few months

Buy Best Tyres

Before i comment about which tyres the public can afford. So, may i say that i think in general that most drivers DO buy the best that they can afford to pay for.

I am convinced of this by the big mix of tyres that we do sell. Another part of the jigsaw is the internet tyre market.

We find that most of the cheap tyres and mid-range tyres are bought through the internet. Some of the bigger SUV and 4X4 tyres are also sold online .

This is due to the fact the drivers who own these vehicles. Hence, are usually business people . So, who have little time to call into a tyre depot and so buy online and have them fitted either at home or call in to have them fitted on a weekend.

Most of our Blackcircles fitting jobs were on a Saturday morning and were up market cars for expensive tyres, usually Michelin or Bridgestone tyres.

On the whole though drivers will buy the  Best Tyres they can Afford . Always looking for a bargain and not necessarily cheap tyres. We at pellon tyre shop here in Halifax UK always give our customers the choice, especially on the bigger SUV and crossover tyres.

Another bonus that has sprung up in recent years is the growing popularity of winter tyres. These must also come into the category of  which Tyres you can Afford, but for the winter time.

To give an example Nokian tyres are usually more expensive than most other makes, and why not they are very confident about their excellent tyre products.

Winter tyre buyers, will also choose tyres depending on how deep their pockets are. This year i am expecting great things from the

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Michelin CrossClimate tyres, but they are not cheap tyres?

To conclude i think that you do pay for what you get, but the margins of quality are getting finer, so you should look out for bargains, especially in the mid-range tyre price bracket.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/

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Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y tyre specifications, review and features

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y

kumho ecsta spt ku31

Tires characteristics and features. Tyre Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y specs, price, review. Kumho tires for cars.

Source: specse.com

The Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y- is a tyre well worth considering, when your next tyre purchase is imminent.?

This tyre has been specially developed to perform to its maximum ability. Also, good handling in dry weather conditions. It has also been designed for high speed usage.Thus, for the larger sedan models and SUV’s, such as the BMW’s and Mercedes.

Because of this the tyre is designed to cope with very high speed stability.hence,  you won’t feel road vibrations. Including less variants on different road surfaces. Hence, such as from tarmac to concrete. Because of the high speed capabilities the tyre s come in “Y” rated speed markings.

Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y

Kumho tyre also take part in many motorsport events. Of course, including the Auto GP, Formula 3 series of racing. Of course, using their  ECSTA V70A track tyre. Therefor they have been giving excellent results for the racing teams. Kumho are also experienced in the rally scene. because they are using the ECSTA C03 tyres. That has been developed to meet the demands of rally gravel & Tarmac event surfaces.

The data and performance of these motorsport tyres are combined to improve the results when testing and developing new products for use by the general public, such as the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31

Some of my customers have given excellent reviews and others not so good but in general the drivers who fitted them had good things to say about them. One guy told me he fitted these tyres onto his VW Passat and “after a 5 month period he thought the tyres where awesome, giving him good grip in most summer conditions”

MotorSport Tyres-Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 275/30 R19 96Y

Another guy, a Saab owner said” I’m not recognizing some of the comments on here reference these tyres. I’ve had mine on my SAAB 9-3 for about 50,000 miles so I would say that the wear is great. My journey is mostly Motorway so that may account for that. Grip and noise again, are great”.

A Jaguar said that these were the best tyres yet that he had fitted onto his “S” Type, but I suspect that he only drove the car in summer. He said that in his opinion” the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 gave as good a performance as the standard Pirelli p zero Rosso and they were more comfortable and quiet. After 5000 miles I have no signs of wear. Grip and handling in dry and wet is epic. A brilliant tyre; with an even, better price.

The price of course is an important issue? Because Kumho tyres are considered as amid range tyre, then the consumer can save money by buying the Kumho Ecsta SPT KU31 tyres instead of the more expensive leading makes. As the guy in his Jaguar did, he was amazed at the quality and finish of these tyres. So to summarise they are well worth a try and in my opinion all the mid-range tyre companies are catching up to the big boys, making interesting times for us tyre retailers.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Kumho/Ecsta+LE+Sport+KU31

 

Michelin CrossClimate-Could this end the winter tyres debate-A summer tyre for winter use

Michelin CrossClimate

michelin crossclimate

Not a winter tyre, not a summer tyre … not even an ‘all-seasons’ tyre – so what is the CrossClimate? | PistonHeads

Source: www.pistonheads.com

This has been an active debate in my LinkedIn tyre group would this new tyre from Michelin CrossClimate. I think that the new tyre will be a success but will not affect the sale of true winter tyres.

In an excellent reply, A representative from Michelin explained why the new tyre is different. Hence,  from other similar types and is not the same as an all-weather tyre.  Because of the sipes and the compound of the tyre.

Michelin CrossClimate in the debate?

If nothing else the Michelin CrossClimate tyre has opened up a discussion between the tyre dealers. As to what the tyre is?
The answer will be coming up later in my article. For years now we have had different tyres. Of course,  coming out from various tyre manufacturers.

These have claimed to be an all-season tyre. In other words. Naturally, a tyre that will cope with dry, sunny weather in summer. Therefore will also deal with inclement weather in winter time, including ice and snow.
In my opinion, the objective was never quite reached. The problem in achieving this has always been a perennial one.

It ‘s hard to combine the correct compound with the tread pattern. Thus,  would be required to give you winter grip in snow.
Vredestein (now owned by Apollo tyres) have always made a good quality winter tyre. That has won many awards over the years. But in my opinion. We always found that the “Quatrac” which was an all-weather tyre, tough to sell. It was as if the customers had a fixed idea of what they wanted.
Here in Halifax Yorkshire UK. We have a good uptake of drivers who want winter tyres fitting. Because we are in a very hilly district. Therefore, we do experience snow throughout the winter period. They have a fixed idea of what they want. They want to be the ones that can get to school and work on snowy mornings, because of the winter tyres fitted to their cars and SUV’s.

The Michelin CrossClimate

started a great debate in a LinkedIn tyre forum, with some members doubting that this tyre was any different to the ones before it, but I had a great comment from a Michelin Guy who told us exactly why the CrossClimate was an entirely different tyre to its predecessors
I will publish the comment as soon as I get permission from the writer.

For more interesting reading  http://www.michelin.com/eng/media-room/press-and-news/michelin-news/Innovation/The-new-MICHELIN-CrossClimate-tire-a-turning-point-in-history

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/A+Michelin+new+CrossClimate+Tyre

In a recent reply by way of a comment,

  • Damien HALLEZ-GOZARD

    Head of Technical Communication at Michelin explains in great detail why the CrossClimate is a unique and different tyre, to those before it

    Hello,
    “I just want to clarify the positioning of this revolutionary tyre:
    The Michelin CrossClimate is the first ever summer tyre with winter certification; it’s not an all-season tyre (the performance of A/S tyres in Europe are more similar to the performance of winter tyres but significantly worse than summer tyres in areas such as dry braking, longevity, and fuel efficiency).

    The Michelin CrossClimate

    targets the 65% of European motorists who keep the drive on summer tyres all year, the 5% of European drivers who drive on winter tyres all year and the 4% who use all-season tyres. These figures come from our studies, and it’s these real users’ needs that lead Michelin to launch the CrossClimate (and not a VW request).

    The goal is to be armed against changing weather conditions and to offer mobility (traction and braking) whatever the weather in temperate areas with occasional snow. For consumers who frequently face snow and ice conditions, Michelin still recommends using winter tyres which are designed to have optimal all-around performance in snow and ice conditions.
    This performance in both summer and winter conditions is possible due to associated technologies.

    Dry performance close to a summer tyre (Michelin Energy Saver+) is possible due to the large tread blocks with auto-blocking sipes that also ensures tyre life similar to that of a summer tyre.
    Wet performance is made possible due to the silica-based compound and the particular design of the tread pattern and the complex sipes used.

    Snow performance is possible due to the compound and the tread pattern which creates a caterpillar effect on snow, and also due to the complex sipes within the tread blocks. What is important on snow, is the length of edges (of the tread blocks and sipes) and not only the number of sipes, or the density of edge. The density of these efficient-on-snow edges on the Michelin CrossClimate is very close to that of a winter tyre, and the way to use these edges is completely original on this new tyre.

    The Michelin CrossClimate

    has the 3PMSF winter homologation. This means the tyre has passed a test following the UNECE R117 regulation. US test facilities belong to the agreed laboratories to make these tests. And the testing conditions are completely in-line with the usage the new tyre is designed for (see above).

    The compound is not derived from a summer tyre, but specially designed for the intended usage. Mr Shaw gave his opinion, but we have a lot of technologies available to extend the temperature window of a compound, plastifiers, resins, etc., but we also have a way to mix functional short and long polymers with silica. Ingredients are one part, but the way the recipe is mixed is the central part”.

    Eric Roberts

 

 

Pilot Sport Cup 2 by Michelin tyres chosen for Porsche Cayman GT4 launch – Telegraph.co.uk

Pilot Sport Cup 2
pilot sport cup 2

Pilot Sport Cup 2 by Michelin tyres ;Just like the Porsche 918 Spyder and GT3 before it, the new and hotly anticipated Porsche Cayman GT4 comes fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

Michelin tyres are starting to compete again. They are entering more motorsport events and bringing out new types of tyres, with greener credentials.

Michelin recommends that you fit the Pilot Sport  Cup 2 tyres in sets of four

This tyre is another product straight from the Michelin motorsport developments. Consequently, I have stated on many occasions that the more involvement that tyre companies.Especially, in the field of motorsport, then the better the end product will be when making new tyres for the cars of the masses.
The Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres are no exception to this rule. The research and development that the giant French tyre company. Naturally, has gained from their years of involvement in the motor racing scene.Thus including F1 and the famous Le Mans 24 hour races.


The Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres were developed for the drivers with a desire to become a racing driver.Because they are firstly known as a track day tyre, in fact, the tyre is a semi-slick but meets all the requirements of a legal road tyre.
The tyres are primarily made to be used on a dry track. But when the weather is wet.It is advisable to alter your driving style.Hence to drive with more caution,(a bit like the Michelin tyres in days gone by).As expected,they were never renowned in the wet?

Great Value the Pilot Sports Cup 2 by Michelin tyres

When driving your car on a track day with these tyres fitted. Hence, you should do the first few laps at a steady speed. To gradually build up the heat of the tyres. Therefore, this is best observed when you see the F1 cars doing warm up laps. This practice makes the tread compound softer. Therefore, will aid the tyres grip. Especially, in dry weather conditions. Of course, on which the Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres are better suited.
Tyre pressures are also important. Thus, and should be adjusted from normal road pressures to the recommended pressures. Naturally, used on the track circuit. Of course re-adjust the tyre pressures back for regular road use.
Finally,the precise benefits of these tyres. Can be seen on the Michelin website by looking at…http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-cup-2

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Michelin/Pilot+Sport+Cup+2

EfficientGrip is the new double “A rated” tyre from Goodyear tyres giving the motorist a better deal.

EfficientGrip

efficientgrip tyres
Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres are AA rated the best

EfficientGrip is the new double “A rated” tyre from Goodyear tyres for a better rolling resistance

In my opinion, for what it’s worth, there has not been a more competitive time in the worldwide tyre industry. This new surge for a more prominent place in the tyre market has, in my opinion, been set off by the bigger picture of the race for a greener car.
Tyre companies are looking at the present and also the future with the introduction of many new concept tyre ideas. We also see the modernisation of the present day tyres to offer the car makers and the motorists a better lighter tyre made from non-petroleum products that contain more natural ingredients, such as Yokohama tyres with their “orange peel oil” and Continental tyres using the latex that they produce from “dandelion plants”.

EfficientGrip is the new double

Many other tyre companies are experimenting with improved technologies. Naturally, in the effort to give their tyre products a better “rolling resistance”.  Therefore, give the vehicle on which they are fitted a better and more efficient performance. In other words, making the tyres greener and more environmentally friendly. Hence, a thing that we are all looking at, to make us all the better and a cleaner world to live in. Silica is also used in the tyres tread compound.
For some years now.  Goodyear has developed their tyre technology and testing in two centres. In Akron, Ohio in the USA and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg in Europe. In fact, I have indeed visited the centre in Luxemburg. Thus,  as far back as the days of the Goodyear Grand-Prix S tyres. Consequently, then a new tyre that was developed to dissipate water at a faster rate and improve the traction. In wet weather.

The new Goodyear EfficientGrip released in Geneva Show

This new EfficientGrip Performance tyre. As expected, comes out in eight new sizes with a double” AA” rating.  Which offers consumers a significant advantage when it comes to their cars. Environmental and safety performance. Thus, by reducing the total fuel consumption. Therefore, also the stopping distance of the tyres on wet roads compared to any lower-rated tyres. This is a great coop for the giant tyre maker and this along with the announcement of two new concept tyres, will make a great start to 2015 and throw out the gauntlet to the other leading tyre companies, to come up with something better.

 

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres for use in winter time as winter tyres.

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres tyre comparison with winter tyres.

The Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres offer the advantages of summer tyres. Naturally, in wet braking, dry braking and longevity. Therefore plus the advantages of winter tyres in traction and braking.Thus, when driving in occasional snowy conditions. Of course, with the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long.

Michelin have in my opinion, set a new bench mark in tyre design. Because as far as i know the CrossClimate is the first summer tyre with winter tyre capabilities.

We all know of the old dull name of “all-weather tyre”. Over the years this name has been diluted. It became a nothing word in the tyre industry. The name has fallen apart, since the introduction of the modern winter tyre. These tyre are now much quieter than their older counterparts. Old winter tyres had very deep and noisy tread patterns.

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres set a new benchmark

This was not any good for the modern cars. New tyres were introduced for this purpose. Now we have a new generation from Michelin. Hence, a summer tyre also suitable for winter use.

Compare the performance of MICHELIN CrossClimate all-weather vs winter tyres in tests across different weather conditions.

Take the test: http://crossclimate.michelin.co.uk/
Read more: http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-crossclimate

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