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

Pilot Sport Cup 2
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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

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

EfficientGrip

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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.

 

Snow in the Weather Forecast?Rushing out for winter tyres? No need – Or is there-FleetPoint-Eric Roberts

Snow in the Weather Forecast
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Snow in the Weather Forecast, Now is the winter of our discount tyres… or is it? Martin Wedge, MD of OVL Group, argues otherwise

Source: www.fleetpoint.org

As a tyre dealer and safety conscious driver I totally disagree with this guy’s comments about winter tyres in the snow.

www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk

We all have an opinion but when winter and snow arrive can we compromise safety
I will be the first person to admit. Hence, that everybody is entitled to their own opinion and this article. Slightly turned my blood. I think that it may have been written to do a bit of stirring. But even so I would like to defend the drivers.  Who are sensible enough to go for the safe option. Hence, and fit winter tyres in November, before the onset of winter and the dreaded snow.
When the wet and winter weather arrives. Then the accident rate increase dramatically. In fact it rises 267%. By fitting winter tyres you can avoid many of these accidents that are caused by other drivers.

Cars are been build heavier now and this ads to the inertia, when trying to change direction or slowing down, which gives your tyres much more work to do, especially on slippery or on wet roads.
This combined with wider tyres and a bigger footprint can make the job of stopping your car, much more difficult in adverse weather conditions. I am sure that we have all been in the situation where we have lost control of our cars on black ice, well a set of winter tyres will drastically reduce the risk of this happening.

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You can see the many small slits(sipes) in this winter tyre, these will dissipate the slush water and snow to give the tyres a better grip in winter weather.

The guy who wrote the article. Of course, states that the British public panic when we get a bit of snow. But the majority of sensible drivers fit their winter tyres. Before the snow arrives. This must contribute to less schools and businesses closing now when the snow arrives.

Snow in the Weather Forecast;Winter tyres are not only for snow?

Another myth that needs dispelling. Is that winter tyres are only for dealing with winter conditions . In fact conditions are only a small part of the safety aspect. Also the  protection that special tyres will give the driver.Thus, over the winter period, which ever country you live in.

The compound in the winter tyres is partly made up from silica. Which keeps your tyres (and therefore gives a better grip) flexible in temperatures below 7c.
The freezing of the rubber gives your car more grip and when the snow does arrive they make for a much safer controlled drive, as any driver who has had winter tyres fitted will tell you.
To finalise my reply to this guy, then I think that he giving irresponsible advice about winter tyres, they of great benefit in most parts of the UK and are much safer to use in any bad weather situation including just heavy rain and flooded roads.

 

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/
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TyreSafe Including Winter Weather Tyres, tyre safety advice for winter from www.tyresafe.org

TyreSafe Including Winter Weather Tyres

TyreSafe Including Winter Weather Tyres

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TyreSafe were set up with the responsibility of raising the awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.

There is no doubt about it but tyresafe.org are the place to go. In the UK for good tyre safety advice. Thus this site is well worth a look.

 

Tyresafe is Britain’s number one tyre safety organisation.
They were first set up in 2006 and is a non-profit making organisation. Dedicated to alarming the public of important tyre safety matters.Thereupon,  towards the problems with the use of defective and illegal tyres.

The awareness campaigns that the group sets up. Are all in line with a current duty of care regulations.Of course, also the legislation that covers vehicles, here in the UK.
We at Pellon tyres in Halifax Yorkshire UK have now been a member for four years.

As the owner of the tyre business. Tyresafe has given me much confidence to drive my ideas and grievances forward. Including my pet hate and that is the selling of illegal part worn tyres.

The organisation, have done much work in making the public more aware.Especially, of this growing worldwide problem. Which is the thing that I am always writing about. People are just not conscious of the dangers of part worn tyres.

Over the past few years. It was good to see that other important organisations have joined Tyresafe. Because of their recognition. As well as tyre manufacturers, wholesaler and retailers (like ourselves).

They have been joined by outside tyre groups such as car makers and equipment makers; such has been their impact on safety matters.
Tyresafe also works in close cooperation with other organisations. As expected, like the police and fire service. Thus are often coordinating with the Highways Agency and Roadsafe as well as giving advice to local councils.

Eric Roberts

 

Tyresafe helps to reduce road casualties

We at Pellon tyres here in Halifax UK are proud members of www.tyresafe.org.

www.pellontyres.co.uk.

Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre-On -Volkswagen Touran new models.

Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre
Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre

Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre

VW are looking to use the Falken tyre brand . Hence to use on their new Touran Models . Therefore, this article explains the process.

Eric Roberts

OE for Volkswagen Touran – Tire Business – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

Studded tyres-Proposed bill requires permit for users – Still illegal in the UK

Studded tyres

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A report just released by the Oregon Department of Transportation estimated that studded tyres cause about $8.5 million worth of damage to Oregon roads every year.

Studded tyres can tear up the road surface and are illegal in the UK

Studded tyres in the UK

One of the UK tyre companies that offer a studding tyre service is Avon tyres. The studded tyres, however, can only be used in an off-road situation. Here in the UK, Germany and France as it is illegal to use studded tyres on the UK roads. Because they do damage the road surfaces.
Other European countries and some North American states can use studded tyres.Thus at certain times of the year. But some states are trying to abolish the use of them. Because of the use of damage that they can do to the roads.
Different European countries, especially the alpine countries and Nordic countries, which have extreme winters.

Thus allow studded tyres to be fitted to their vehicles, to give them added grip in icy conditions. Ice can also be a problem for winter tyres because even winter tyres will struggle in some real ice conditions.
A few example countries are.

Studded tyres

Austria
If you will be driving your car in Austria. Then it is the law for your vehicle to be fitted with a full set of winter tyres. They should also have a minimum tread depth of 4mm this is from 1st November – 15th April and at other times outside these dates when there is snow, slush or ice on the roads, very sensible in my opinion.
More relevant to this article Studded tyres may be used from the 1st October until the 31st May. Special local requirements may extend this period.
Belgium
Strangely it is not legal to fit winter tyres in Belgium, but you can have stud tyres and chains provided when the roads are covered in ice and snow, I would say that this is a grey area?

Denmark
Stud tyres – which must be fitted to all wheels – and can be used from 1st November – 15th April.

Studded tyres

Finland, Estonia and Latvia.In Finland, Estonia and Latvia vehicles must be fitted with a set of winter tyres.This from 1 December to 28/29 February. But can be used as early as November until April. Minimum tread depth is 3mm but in poor conditions 5mm.
Studded tyres.

As well as snow chains.May also be used, studded tyres from November – April.Thus on all wheels and snow chains only during severe weather conditions. Also you must avoid damaging the road surface; I presume that it means that you should not ride on dry road surfaces with studded tyres fitted?

Norway
It is strongly advised that winter tyres or snow chains are used during the winter season from November to April. All vehicles should be equipped with winter tyres on all wheels, or the driver could be fined. You should also carry a set of snow chains in your car boot, or if you are stopped by the police, you could once again be fined.

As a side issue, you will be charged a fee by Oslo and Bergen, with stickers available for the period that you will be staying in the cities, How strange?
Switzerland
Stud tyres can be used in the winter tyre time but are prohibited on motorways and semi-motorways (DUEL CARRAIGWAYS) except for certain parts of the A13 and A2.
Sweden
Stud tyres fitted to all the wheels can be used from October – 15th April but some areas do not allow you to use them so you must look out for road signs as they may be banned on some routes.
Most southern European countries do not use studded tyres on the roads.

Source: www.kgw.com

www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk

Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre is to be launched with a ‘seal inside’ – Tyrepress.com

pirelli cinturato all season tyre

Cinturato All-Season designed for markets like the UK Pirelli has launched a new all-season tyre aimed at increasing premium seasonal tyre sales amongst daily drivers living in markets with tempera…

Pirelli is just one of the major tyre companies. To aim for the top  spot. I do like the idea of a winter tyre that also has the potential to have a puncture protection system inside. Now bringing out the Pirelli Cinturato all Season tyres.

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Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre launch took place in Sicily

Pirelli tyres look to have gone for the middle option. Especially, between summer and winter tyres.Thus, by developing a new “all weather tyre” into their range, the Pirelli cinturato all season tyre.
The tyre was launched in late January 2015.As expected, on the holiday island of Sicily off the coast of Italy. This was aimed at signifying the different climates.To show, that the tyre can work well in, balancing the snow covered peaks of Mt Etna. With the warmer area nearer the coast.
This is the first time that Pirelli have produced such a tyre.Therefore, it will be aimed at increasing premium seasonal tyre sales.For this reason, amongst daily drivers living in markets with temperate European climates and especially in urban areas.

The southern parts of Europe usually stay on the mid side in winter. Because drivers were often taking the odd trip. Into mountain regions. Where the weather is colder with some snow. The tyre has the three peaks “three peaks mountain snowflake” symbol making the tyre a good winter tyre and it is available in 15/16/ and 17-inch tyre sizes.

Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre

The mountain snowflake symbol. Means that the tyre will qualify for the countries that have to fit winter tyres.Thus by law at certain times of the year. Gregorio Borgo, Pirelli’s general manager. Said that the new tyre would target a large part of the car tyre market. About 74% in fact, where the winters are not so severe.Naturally, with warmer summers. The Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre will be ideal for all but the harshest winter and summers, and perform just as well under all weathers.
In my opinion, the winters are changing. I am lucky enough to have a holiday home in the south-west of France.

Accordingly, the winters are usually very mild, but we can get winds from Russia that can bring the temperature down to -17 c and last winter we had 10 inches of snow to contend with, lucky I had a set of winter tyres fitted. But I suppose that a few of days it was back up to 15 c. These Pirelli’s would probably be the perfect tyres for this type of climate?

Pirelli Cinturato All Season can also be puncture protected.

This is one of the big pluses for me. Because in a fact, this new tyre can also be sold with the new self-seal technology. That many tyre companies are developing. Pirelli’s version is known as “seal inside”.
This gives these tyres.Therefore, the edge and adds another layer of safety features into the tyre product. The self-seal does what it says. Because, if a screw penetrates the tyre. Thus, the area or hole will be sealed. The car and driver will be able to continue their journey. This is really useful on a stinking winters day. When your hands could freeze off when having to change a wheel because of a puncture, in my opinion, this would sell a tyre, not just the all season bit but the whole package, including the self-seal.

Pirelli Cinturato All Season tyre

This would be a good product here in the UK especially in the south where the winters are milder. Figures show that the winter tyre market here in the UK is less than 2%, but I think that the figure is higher than that and the winter tyre market is now growing at a fast pace , if sales here in Halifax Yorkshire UK are anything to go by.
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 Pirelli Cinturato all Season Tyres online from our website.

Source: www.tyrepress.com

Apollo Tyres Manufacturing Facility In Chennai;A Modern Clean and upto date Tyre factory.

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A Day At Apollo Tyres Manufacturing Facility In Chennai – Plant Visit Report

An absorbing article about one of the world’s up and coming tyre manufacturers. The Indian tyre giant Apollo Tyres are now expanding across the world via various buyouts.

www.pellontyres.co.uk

When I first read this article. I was reminded of my past visits to tyre factories here in the UK. I now know that the tyre making facilities are very modern and hygienic. As expected, far from the days in the 70’s and 80’s.
The very first tyre plant that I visited was at Fort Dunlop. On the outskirts of Birmingham in the West Midlands UK. Fort Dunlop was a massive tyre making facility. For this reason, was one of the area’s largest employers. You could see the huge factory from the M6 motorway, with its massive “Dunlop” sign on the top of the building; it was a landmark that you would never forget, once you saw it.

You could see the huge factory from the M6 motorway. Thus, with its massive “Dunlop” sign on the top of the building; it was a landmark that you would never forget, once you saw it.
I was a young man at the time.  I can remember seen the motorsport division as we approached the main factory. It was a very exciting time for me. As it was to be the first time.

Apollo Tyres

 

I knew that this would increase my knowledge.Naturally, about the product and that it would give me a better understanding.Especially, of the tyres that would give me a decent standard of living for the rest of my life.
Strangely enough the thing that stuck in my mind. Was at the end of the production process. With all the tyres hung onto a conveyor belt ready for checking by an inspector. I also remember that mixed brands were coming off the final inspection line. Apart from Dunlop tyres, I saw India tyres being made. I knew that Dunlop made India tyres, but now I had seen it myself, it gave me greater confidence when I returned to my depot in Huddersfield Yorkshire UK.

Apollo tyres would buy out Vredestein tyres from Holland

Later on in my career. When I owned my tyre centre. I had the pleasure to become a dealer for the excellent Vredestein tyres. Because Vredestein is a Dutch company. Naturally, have a reputation second to none for quality and value and build their tyre in a factory that I had the pleasure of visiting on three occasions in Enschede, Holland.
They became a vital supplier to me and helped build the business to what it is today. Vredestein was to be eventually bought out by Apollo tyres, but before that, I enjoyed many trips to their factory in Holland.
The Vredestein factory was to be the cleanest and efficient tyre company that I had ever seen. I was always given the best treatment, and this only cemented our business relationship and my enthusiasm for Vredestein tyres.

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Apollo Tyres

However like many smaller companies Vredestein tyres started to grow and sort of left the little guys a bit behind.

They became more aggressive with their marketing tactics and as a small tyre retailer in Halifax, we started to drift apart, and I could not get the right deal from them. The Vredestein sales manager whom I had known for some years, retired and I used this particular time to change my main supplier of mid-range tyres to Toyo Tyres of Japan.
Vredestein make one of the best Winter tyres in Europe and can sell all that they make. They were to become a prime target for Apollo tyres. Vredestein had used proclaimed star car designer, Giorgetto Giugiao, to design their tyres in the late 90’s and the brand of Vredestein had become much sought after in the tyre world.
Thus, Vredestein were now making up to six million winter and summer car tyres and were to become a prime target for the Indian tyre company Apollo tyres, and the acquisition took place in 1999.
The company is now known as Apollo Vredestein tyres and some of the production of things, like cycle tyres and tubes, have to an Apollo tyres factory in East Asia.

Also Vredestein are renowned for their Tractor tyres and some of these will now be made in the Apollo tyres factory in India.
Finally, I am very pleased that I once again have access to the Vredestein products. This is because I am a m ember of tyre buying group Point-S and Apollo tyres are one of our suppliers.

Source: www.motorbeam.com

Goodyear Dunlop bring out More AA rated tyres

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Goodyear Dunlop has introduced the latest AA rated passenger tyre which incorporates eight sizes and inherits Goodyear’s EfficientGrip Performance Series

 

More and more of the larger tyre companies are trying to achieve this goal a double A standard well done Goodyear Dunlop

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

Goodyear Dunlop joined forces in 1999

I have had the pleasure of working for both these giant tyre companies.Of course, before I opened my first tyre retail operation, here in Yorkshire UK.
Dunlop-owned a retail organisation known as “National Tyres”.  I had my first job at was to become their Dewsbury branch.

Because we were owned by Dunlop.Therefore, we had to sell mainly Dunlop products. I can honestly say it was the first step onto the ladder of a lifelong love for the tyre trade.
It was with Dunlop that I first learned about tyres and how they were made. I had many friends in the company, and it was there where I started to gain much confidence in my ability and was promoted to an office position.
To cut a long story short. I had the urge to move on. Therefore, I left national tyres for a better job at a Goodyear subsidiary. In Leeds Called K Nield tyres.

Nields were truck and earthmover specialists, and this took my tyre knowledge to a new higher level, I Loved every minute of working there, but that’s another story.

Goodyear Dunlop

After a very short spell out of the tyre industry. I was offered the job of depot manager with Goodyear tyres. As expected, this was at one of their retail outlets in Huddersfield, Yorkshire UK. Once again I just loved working for this great tyre company.Therefore, after a few successful years as manager. I decided that I could make a go at running my own tyre business. I opened up in Birstall with a good friend and I never looked back; the rest is history.

Goodyear Dunlop

were massive influences in my tyre life. I cannot think more highly of the two giant tyre companies.Accordingly,  who also went on to support me and my new business adventure. At one time or another. Both played a huge part in supplying me helping to promote my tyre business.Thus,  I made some lifelong friends as a bonus.
Over the coming years the tyre business became very competitive and in my opinion there were too many brands in the marketplace, many were owned by the bigger tyre companies.

Rumours were rife about takeovers and buyouts.One of them was the acquisition of Dunlop by Sumitomo Rubber Industries. Of course, from Japan.  Who sold tyres for road vehicles with the Dunlop brand from 1985 to 1999.
Then in 1999 Sumitomo RI and Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Company.Naturally,  of the USA formed a joint venture and merged. Goodyear tyres obtained the Dunlop tyre assets in Europe and the USA. Sumitomo RI continued to sell Dunlop tyres in other countries.Naturally, some of the different names but used the Dunlop tread patterns.For this reason, such as Regal tyres in South Africa, I can remember these tyres being imported into the UK under the name of Dunlop, using an old Dunlop tread pattern.

Goodyear Dunlop

Dunlop Tyres Europe is now part of the Goodyear Group; which is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious tyre makers, and is now based in Akron, Ohio. They work out of 22 countries and produce annual net sales of $21 billion dollars, working out of 52 tyre making factories.
To my knowledge, Goodyear Dunlop shares the same research and development facilities.Therefore, making excellent variations of both product names. naturally, this includes this latest Goodyear Dunlop product, which comes under the Goodyear Efficient Grip series and is an excellent double A-rated tyre.

Source: www.satreads.com

 

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