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
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.
It never stops to amaze me. Hence, about the amount of cars that we have coming in to my tyre retailer depot. Accordingly, with bald tyres in Halifax. In fact the majority of the tyres that we remove. Therefore, are now beyond the bald tyres stage. They are down (and in some cases) past the steel belt stage. This makes the car on these tyres very dangerous indeed.
It is hard to imagine. That some of these cars could have been doing high speeds just a day before the new tyres were fitted. I do realise though that tyres are one of the last things on drivers minds. In today’s busy world we are all flying about at the speed of light, with other things on our minds.
it is important though.Therefore, to step back once in a while and consider your poor car. I think it is safe to say that the cars with the really bad tyres . As expected, are the same cars that do not have any servicing. If the cars get a regular service then any bad tyres would be spotted by the garage. These tyres would then be reported to the driver, when the car is picked up.
We find that when we report such things then it is on the drivers mind. If they do not have the new tyres at the time, then they usually save up for them or have them fitted in the near future.
These tyres are very dangerous and the tread limit should be adhered to. All you have to do is call in to your local tyre centre and they will check them and the tyre pressures for free. thanks Eric Roberts
Bald tyres on a mini cab pic.twitter.com/Eoqjna09TC
This is common place at my tyre retailing depot. Every week we see the same thing, customers coming to us with bald tyres. many of them are worn down to the steel chords and we have seen this even on a mini bus?
The gut called in with a suspected puncture repair, on the inside of a twin wheel Ford Transit mini bus. He was on his way to Blackpool, a seaside resort here in the UK.
The inside wheel had a tyre fitted that was a bald tyres and completely worn down to the steel belt, bellow the tyres tread. The driver was a bit shocked when we showed him the tyre.
In another hour he would have been heading down the M62 motorway with a party of ladies on board, that could have ended in tragedy.
This did happen to an unlucky hen party in 2014. When a mini bus collided with a truck on the same motorway. The inquest said that the accident was caused by a tyre that was not safe or suitable for that vehicle.
Taxis are usually well regulated but i know from experience that many of them use part worn tyres that are not legal and its a case of paying your money and taking a chance, as to whether the taxi or mini cab has decent tyres fitted or not.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Continental Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.