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Continental Winter Tyres-Braking on Snow a great video

 

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Continental winter tyres one of the best

As winter approaches, then winter tyre advice starts to come along thick and fast?

And so it should?

The past few years have seen a great increase in the number of safety conscious drivers fitting winter tyres onto their vehicles. The most popular time is the November period.

October is the time when tyre writers start to put together their articles about the safety aspects of winter tyres and other related

Continental winter tyres
Scenes like this from two year ago can remind us just how bad it gets.This was in Sowerby north of Halifax UK

products.

This particular video is  indeed produced by Continental tyres. Continental winter tyres are one of the best on the market and often come top in the international motoring magazine tyre tests.

I am fortunate that we are the Continental winter tyres dealer in the Halifax area of Yorkshire here in the UK.

One of the good things about Continental winter tyres, is the fact that they have a vast range of winter tyre products, including winter tyres to fit the huge range of tyres that are fitted to SUV vehicles. These  Continental winter tyres are becoming more and more popular as the drivers of this type of car realise that they do need winter tyres to drive more safely in the winter weather.

Another good point about Continental Winter Tyres is the amount of testing that they carry out. The tyres are tested extensively in all the

Continental winter tyres
New Continental winter TS850

types of winter conditions that are possible. When they are satisfied about the quality of the product then they submit them for testing against their competitors tyres.

This can be seen with the new ContiWinter Contact TS 850 tyre. This tyre came out tops in recent winter tyre tests in Germany.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/massive-push-for-winter-tyres/

Sportcontact 6-Continental tyres arrives in Middle East –

Sportcontact 6

Continental have just launched the new Sportcontact 6 sports tyres across the Middle East, which has been designed for high-end cars. It replaces the

This tyre should perform very well on the supercars of the oil sheikhs in the Middle East, with their superfast cars.

This new tyre from the great German tyre maker, Continental tyres, was specially designed to fit the top of the range supercars. Continental have come up trumps once again with a new technology that will allow the Sportcontact 6 tyres to reach a staggering 220 mph.

These speeds are just a dream to the everyday motorists, but 220 mph on the Sportcontact 6 is achievable on either private tracks or on some parts of the German motorway system. This new tyre has been developed to take extreme speed and the pressures that are put on tyres at such high speeds.

Super cars that can reach such speeds include the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959. These cars can easily reach speeds of over 200 mph and the German engineers had to come up with a tyre that would be safe when fitted to such supercars.

These cars are also coming onto the market with larger tyre and wheel sizes and so the sportscontact 6 will be coming out in tyre sizes from 19 to 23 inch. The new technology built into these sportscontact tyres is a cap ply made of a material known as Aralon 350 a strong material that has been developed from the aerospace industry; this gives the new tyre stability at very high speeds.

One of the secret ingredients to help Continental achieve a greener footprint is the use of Black Chilli in the tyre compound. This helps to give this high performance tyre a better grip offering a better driving experience at high speed.

The new sportscontact 6 will be available with a speed index of (ZR)Y with aspect ratios of 25 to 40, probably making them a tyre fitters nightmare?

The Sportcontact 6 has has been developed with the help of Honda during extensive test drives at the famous Nuburgring race track. The new tyres helped to break the lap record for a front wheel drive hatchback.

More reading…http://blog.conti-online.co.uk/new-continental-sportcontact-6/#sthash.ve9r65Ou.dpuf  

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Continental tyre test winners -2015 EVO Magazine Performance Tyre Test – Tyrereviews

Continental tyre test winners

The best tyre test from the UK press is finally here the EVO 2015 tyre test.

 

Continental tyre test winners again-Evo 2015 tyre tests

The Evo tyre test is what we all wait for and 2015 is no exception. This type of tyre testing only came out in relatively modern times, when independent examiners were allowed to compare different products and services against similar products from similar manufacturers. It is now a very common practise for comparisons to be published and there has even been a complete industry set up this with comparison web sites springing up all over the place.

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Continental tyres tyre yest winners again

Comparison tyre testing has also become popular in Europe’s motoring magazines. The one that most tyre guys go for is the Evo motoring magazine. Evo test all the aspects of tyre performance in both dry and wet weather conditions. Evo also use more unique tyre sizes, in the 2015 test the tyre size used was the 225/40R18, and they were tested on the VW Golf G Ti.

Evo use a test score system that emphasises the comfort levels of the tyres, in other words which tyre feel better when we are actually driving our own cars. In fact 40% of the score is dedicated to this result, “how good does the tyre feel”. This is very important and a should be a big consideration when you are buying your replacement tyres.

The tyre testing itself was carried out in Italy, at the Vizzola testing facility that belongs to the Pirelli tyre company. As I have said earlier the tyres were tested in both wet and dry conditions, using 225/40R18 tyres from ten different tyre companies.

Testing at Pirelli’s Vizzola facility near Milan, Italy, EVO subjected ten of the best 225/40 R18 tyres available today to the usual mix of dry, wet and comfort tests.

Continental Tyres tyre test winners came as no real surprise, but this time they were almost taken over by the up and coming tyre company Yokohama, with their Advan V105S tyres. Third place went to Pirelli tyres with their modified P-Zero.

I am very pleased with the Yokohama tyre result and although Continental  tyre test winners came in at number one they should now keep an eye open for the up and coming mid-range tyre companies who are also making their names as the motorsport tyre suppliers, giving them data for improving their tyre products.

We supply both Continental and Yokohama in our tyre shop in Halifax Yorkshire UK, and congratulate them on their excellent achievements.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1231/CONTINENTAL

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Yokohama VW Scirocco Tyres- Sporting tyre story from Adam Beeston on Twitter

Yokohama VW Scirocco Tyres

Can highly recommend these @YRC_Global Yokohama tyres they stick like glue on the scirocco @VWUKNews #stickytyres pic.twitter.com/bcToiWFgEu

Yokohama VW Scirocco Tyres

Of course, Yokohama Tyres are on their way to become a top ten contender in the world tyre companies. Must be remembered that Yokohama are a Japanese tyre company. So, with great ambitions to be one of the globes best tyre companies.

Not only do they sell a good product but, they have also developed a green environmental tyre, called the “BLUE EARTH’.

The guy who tweeted is certainly happy with his new tyres, fitted to his VW Scirocco, and like thousands of our customers here in Halifax,Yorkshire,UK he will get years of great service from his new Yokohama VW Scirocco tyres.

As many of my readers will know. This Japanese tyre company. Are also very well known for their involvement in manufacturing and supplying tyres for motorsport. This involvement helps in research and development. Designing new tyres for the regular passenger car market.

Pellon tyres in Yorkshire UK, became a Yokohama tyre dealer

So, we have  had nothing else but praise for  this  excellent tyre product. Point-S are our main suppliers now in 2018. So we buy direct with  Point-S rebate.

It came  as no surprise to me when the Twitter guy Adam Beeston, thought it necessary to tweet about the  VW Scirocco tyres. These tyres have always appealed to the younger sportier type of driver.

Yokohama have had many years of motorsport experience. Research and development that has emanated from their tyre products . So, has been passed onto the passenger car tyre market. Making a tyre that has compounds to ensure that the tyre sticks to the road.

Yokohama are also renowned for their expertise in creating a greener tyre. This is known as the “Blue Earth tyre” and is now becoming one of their best sellers.

Other brands we recommend are General tyres and Continental tyres. 

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com

 

Continental Tyres Cup tickets-Win! St George’s Park experience and FA WSL | FourFourTwo

Continental Tyres Cup tickets

continental tyres cup tickets

Ever fancied going to St George’s Park, the FA’s National Football Centre? What about the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup?

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Another great competition for  Continental tyres cup tickets to visit the England Ladies training camp.

For a chance to win click the following link…http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2173564/FFTO-Win-a-St-George-s-Park-experience-plus-FA-WSL-tickets

Continental tyres. Thus, are now big backers of the women’s football scene. Consequently,  they are in their third season of sponsorship. Thus, of The FA WSL . Of course, have in recent times made a  four year agreement from 2014-2018. This is to partner the women’s game. Which also reaches out to prestigious   England Women’s Team. Hence, they also support the  FA Women’s Cup. naturally, as well as the newly extended  FA WSL and The FA WSL Continental Cup.  In addition, Continental will continue to support The FA Girls Football Festivals; a national programme to increase participation at grassroots level.

Here in the Yorkshire area Continental tyres have supported the female game at a lower level including supplying new balls and training equipment. Mrs Debbie Bastow of Pellon Tyres in Halifax,Yorkshire recently received some great football equipment from Continental tyres for the team that she runs, Tingley ladies Football team.

Continental tyre cup tickets to see one of the England women’s games will be on offer by entering through the link above .

I have already watched some of the games. As expected, i am impressed at the high level of standards in the female game.

continental tyres cup tickets
Continental supporting local female football.

Continental will also form a small group of sponsors. Thus, who will enjoy access to all levels of the game from high profile awareness via perimeter boards and elite players, through to exclusive activity at grass roots level in the local communities, such as there backing at pellon Tyres for the Tingley ladies team. Will run along side the Continental tyres latest Hotel stay deal that is on from June to the end of September 2015.

http://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/continental-tyres-hotel-promotion-pellon-tyres/

Continental Tyres Hotel promotion is now available at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire UK.

Continental Tyres Hotel promotion

continental tyres hotel promotionContinental Tyres are kicking off year and are extending their new tyre/hotel stay promotion.

The giant German tyre company.Hence, are better known for their football related offers. Such as the recent world cup ticket offer, but they are now reverting to their old style.

The latest offer will be a free hotel stay for two. THerefore, for consumers who buy two or more of their car tyres. As a Continental tyre retailer. Continentals Tyres Hotel promotion offer will be available at the Pellonautocentre tyre finder. Thus and looking for your size of tyre under Continental here in Halifax Yorkshire, UK.
The competition will be running from April to the end of May. As a result, hopes that their tyres will make the journey as pleasant as their stay in a hotel. The Continental Tyres Hotel promotion. Will be covered by radio promotions.Accordingly, social media and other things such as Goggle add words.

Here in Halifax we will be advertising the Continental Tyres Hotel promotion, on Phoenix Radio. This is the radio station local to the area of Calderdale.

Continental Tyres Hotel promotion

There will be two ways that you can choose which hotel.Hence, that you would like to stay in. The first way is to go online. Of course, to the Continental Tyres Hotel promotion road trip finder.Then choose to stay at one of their recommended hotels, I suspect that they have done a deal with one of the large hotel groups. Perhaps, such as Premier Inns, but I am only guessing?
Or the second way. Will be just to choose from a selection of one of the 200 hotels on the website. In my opinion this will be a good deal for the customer.Thus, and for Continental tyres, as the summer can be a slow time for tyre sales.
When you buy your tyres and select your hotel, you may want to go for a jog in the new Continental/Adidas running shoes.
The two companies have teamed up using the Continental M traction compound rubber, which will give the runner excellent grip on both wet and dry roads even in snow and ice a spokesman says…
“The Adidas innovation team faces exactly the same challenges when it comes to developing the perfect out-sole for trail and outdoor sports shoes.

So the obvious answer was to exploit the expertise and competence of both companies. The outcome of this technology and marketing cooperation will be available in the shops soon: superb trail running shoes with an innovative sole that sets new standards”.

Continental Tyres Hotel promotion

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. https://www.continentalroadtrip.com/

Why Buy Continental Tyres – Braking Excellence a demonstration showing Continental excellence

Why Buy Continental Tyres

Why Buy Continental Tyres

Subsequently, this is a video about your car’s safety. Especially in wet weather conditions. Therefore with winter approaching, it is well worth considering which tyres to fit.

Many motorists, prefer to keep their summer tyres on the car in winter. Hence, it could be something to do with their particular finances. Whatever the reason, it is a wise move to check out your tyres before the inclement weather arrives.

Some of our customers are on a low budget. Therefore they will buy a budget brand of tyre. Here at pellon Tyres we recommend the use of Jinyu tyres. Jinyu are of excellent quality and can be bought at a reasonable price.

Other customers, prefer to fit the same tyres as the car came on. For example, if Michelin tyres were fitted, then they would replace the worn out tyres with Michelins again.

Other customers, will ask for our opinion as to which tyres to fit.Accordingly, I happen to like Continental tyres. Of course, we actually stock these tyres in the popular sizes. One of the reason is that we trust the Continental products, after many years of my experience in the tyre business.

Why Buy Continental Tyres

Tyre videos like this show you why I have this confidence in Continental tyres.

These videos that are put out by Continental show the public exactly what the tyres are capable of achieving. This particular video is about testing the tyres for wet braking.

Continental is the premium tyre brand that delivers responsive braking in all weather conditions.Learn about our products at http://www.continental-tyres.co.uk/www/tyres_uk_en/themes/car-tyres/Subscribe to the Continental Tyres UK YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/ContinentalTyresTV

Continentals Dandelion tyres? A major breakthrough for a greener planet

Continentals Dandelion tyres

continentals dandelion tyres
Russian varieties of dandelions will be grown in vast quantities.

Continentals dandelion tyres

There is no doubt that in the past forty years, since I have been a tyre retailer, the discovery about the humble dandelion, helping to make tyres, has to be up there in the top ten of tyre related discoveries.
What many car owners do not know is the huge amount of raw materials that go into making the humble tyre. Indeed car tyres use a large amount crude oil in the tyres manufacture.

The oil is used mainly for making carbon black, resins and anti-aging chemicals. Also synthetic rubber, which all require crude oil in the manufacturing process.
Tyres also consume large amounts of natural rubber. In fact the average car tyre uses between 10 and 30% of natural rubber in its make-up. The larger truck tyres obviously use much more. Rubber plantations grow in the sub-tropical regions of the world. They grow in such countries as  Brazil and Malaysia.

Continentals Dandelion tyres

It is elastic and durable as well as been resistant to abrasion. It is an ideal material for the rubber production that goes in the manufacture of tyres.
Enter the good old dandelion
Due to the fact that we are slowly running out of sustainable materials.Researchers have been looking for alternatives. Continental has been working with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany, to find alternatives to the dwindling rubber plantations.

continentals dandelion tyres
Dandelion tyre now on test

Continental scientists, were looking for something that had a similar molecular structure to the latex that is produced by the rubber trees. It was noticed that the dandelion plant gave off a similar white milky liquid, when the stem or a leaf was broken. The gardeners amongst us will know this only too well.

Continentals Dandelion tyres

The dandelion also has a very similar crop yield to the rubber trees, producing 1 to 2 tons per hectare.

This type of innovation by the Continental tyre company is going a long way to reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and in my opinion is a great step forward.
Russian dandelion
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Continental Tyres-Ten Reasons Why they are So Popular here in the UK.

Continental tyres were first made in Hanover, Germany

Continental made soft rubber products and solid tyres for the first bicycles and horse drawn carriages. In 1892 the company then started to make the first Pneumatic tyres in Germany.continental tyres

  • Moving on to 1901 Continental tyres made the first tyre to have a tread pattern. This was for added grip, and it was already clear that the German tyre company were becoming very innovative.
  •  In 1905 not long after the addition of a tread pattern. Continental invented the anti-skid tyre, which was a forerunner the studded snow tyres that we are familiar with today.
  • Continental tyres celebrated their 50th anniversary.They were to be the first German tyre company to add textiles to the tyre product with the addition of cord casing onto the market. Linen was the material that was used before this new method. This discovery was now to be replaced with a more workable cord fibre fabric. At the same time, they started to make large pneumatic tyres fit trucks.
  •  In 1926 carbon black was to be introduced into the tyres compound. This would give the tyres more strength and make them last longer. Once again Continental were leaders in innovation and strove to make a better product.
  •  Continental tyres

  • Had already been involved in early motorsport events. In the mid-1930’s racing tyres were fitted to Auto-Union and Mercedes racing cars with four straight wins in the German Grand Prix. They also were beating numerous speed records. Their tyres were proving to be of exceptional quality even in the early years.
  • The war years saw very little movement from Continental but productions. But in 1945 production resumed after permission from the British government. In 1955 Continental started producing the “tubeless tyres” that would be fitted to most cars.
  • Bringing things more up to date. 1979 would see Continental buying American tyre company Uniroyal.Thus, gave Continental a much larger base in Europe. This would be the start of the German tyre maker. Therefore Becoming so common here in the UK.
  • The Eighties would see more acquisitions, with the purchase of General tyres in America and a cheap tyre brand from Portugal called Mabor tyres. Both Mabor and General were well-known brands here in the UK.
  •  Continental tyres then bought a large share of Czech tyre company Barum, another famous budget tyre brand, along with 50 tyre dealer outlets. At this stage, they were well known all across Europe and not only here in the UK. They had amassed more than 2000 tyre retailers across 18 European countries and were now becoming contenders for the largest tyre company in the World, a feat that they later achieved.

Continental tyres are no doubt the world’s biggest tyre innovators in the world. They have put billions of Euros into tyre research and development.

 

 

Tyre awards keep coming for Continental Tyres

Tyre awards & more: Independent journalists, consumer champions, environmental bodies and tyre buyers have one thing in common: they give Continental awards

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Continental really are a top tyre company, with many quality achievements and top tyre test results, winning some of the top tyre awards.

Continental tyres are second to none as far as research and development goes. They are always contributing to environmental issues and trying out new ideas and using different products to use in place of the dirty oil based materials. These are the bad materials that cause greenhouse gases.

Continental also support women’s football. Continental tyres are supporting their third season of sponsorship of The FA WSL and would you believe it they have committed themselves to a further  four years of support from 2014-2018 to partner the women’s game. This also includes support to the  England Women’s Team, The FA Women’s Cup,  and the newly extended  FA WSL and The FA WSL Continental Cup.  In addition, Continental will continue to support The FA Girls Football Festivals; a national programme to increase participation at grassroots level.

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Continental Tyres supporting local female football.

This brings me onto the next football story on a more local level. Continental have contributed and large number of training vests and warm up kits. As well as training aids to one of our local ladies open age football teams. The under tens girls team of the Tingley Athletic football club here in Yorkshire UK.

Continental Tyres and Pellon Tyre & AutoCentre Ltd support Grass roots football
The Tingley U10s Girls received a Continental Warm up Kit to boost their training supplies this week after a kind donation by Continental. Debbie Bastow, who manages the Open Age Ladies team at Tingley. She also works at Pellon Tyre & AutoCentre Ltd, Halifax. It was agreed after a meeting recently with the Continental rep. He said that he would be happy to continue their ongoing support with grassroots football by giving a warm up kit. The kit consists of bibs, balls, cones, bag and pop up goal.
Nicola Smith who manages the U10s has been doing a great job this season. The team is growing in confidence and skills. They are currently looking for new players to join next season and will be training throughout the summer, they play in the West Riding Junior Girls Football League. They generally have matches every weekend. It is a good thing when giant companies like Continental tyres can take time out to help the female game at a local level.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1231/CONTINENTAL