BMW Winter Tyres
As temperatures drop below 7oC, see how BMW Winter Tyres ensure maximum levels of safety and performance this winter.
As temperatures drop below 7oC, see how BMW Winter Tyres ensure maximum levels of safety and performance this winter.
Tire Rack Tire Test; Firstly, we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an ice rink as our test track.
My own opinion is that the tougher the climate where you live then the tougher the type of tyres that you should fit. Also, the further north that you drive in ,then the colder it usually is. Therefore you should fit the winter tyres.
In places like Spain or Portugal then i think that the all-weather tyres will be the best option. These tyres are excellent in heavy rain storms and also snow or sleet showers. If you live in a mountainous area then snow tyres will be the order of the day.
We are in a similar position here in Halifax in the UK. Some winters we experience heavy snow and other winters practically no snow at all. To be on the safe side we do recommend that our clients fit winter tyres in November at the beginning of the winter driving period.
There is no doubt that all-weather tyres are getting more and more popular. In my opinion, many parts of the UK would be better fitting the all-weather tyres. Flat areas, such as Lincolnshire, would not require winter tyres. All-weather tyres would be a much better option due to the long road stretches and then leading to a sharp bend.
All-weather tyres would cope much better in really wet winter weather, that the standard summer tyres.
Wheel Alignment Halifax; On most occasions, we take it for granted that our cars are going to work perfectly for most of the time? We also take it for granted that our tyres will make perfect contact with the road. But do you know what? That’s not the case.
Tyre design and testing by the tyre manufacturers takes most of our problems away from us. By “us” I mean the tyre trade in general. Tyre products these days are perfect. We very rarely see any faulty tyres. The tyre makers work in clean and dust free factories, and this gives us the almost perfect product.
When we fit new tyres, then we always recommend a car has a wheel alignment check. The reason for this is because; we reset the steering geometry, back to the car manufacturers original recommendation. This work ensures that the tyres will wear evenly and not wear off on the inside or the outside. This wheel alignment makes sure that the customer will get their full life out of the new tyres.
When we set the wheel alignment. We always make sure that the steering wheel is in the correct position. It is a common thing for our customers to complain that when new tyres are fitted, then their steering wheel is not straight. Or the steering pulls to the left or right.
Wheel alignment is all about giving the motorist the best ride possible when they buy new and often expensive tyres.
The cost of a wheel alignment is £29.90 for most cars. Wheel alignment is a low price to pay when you consider that you can scrub a set of tyres of in no time with a car that has out of line steering problems, which we could easily rectify.
Apollo Tyres North America; Apollo Tyres are following in the footsteps of the now famous and huge tyre companies, such as Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin and Pirelli. They have now made roots in Europe, with a new factory about to be opened in Hungary and the purchase of Vredestein tyres the large tyre company from Holland. Vredestein is world renowned for their winter tyre range
and also make an excellent SUV tyre.
After a steady year, Apollo has announced that they are now looking at the state of the North American market. The giant Indian company have already set roots in Europe with the Acquisition of Vredestein tyres, the giant Dutch summer and winter tyre manufacturer.
They have their eyes firmly set on the USA market.
The first step was to employ ex- Goodyear and DaimlerChrysler sales executive Steven Smidlein to be senior vice president for North America. His knowledge of the North American market is second to none. They have also employed Emil Herbak, as sales director.
The states will be supplied by the European Hungary factory initially, but I am sure that plans are up for a new facility to be built somewhere in the USA.
In a recent interview involving, Tire Business had with Neeraj Kanwar, Apollo’s vice chairman, and managing director said that,“With North America almost being an unknown territory for us, Steven’s 30-plus years of sales management and retail experience, especially in the automotive sector, will help establish both Apollo and Vredestein brands on this continent,”
“We would be relying on his proven ability to grow market share, with a focus on delivery of aggressive sales targets,”
Apollo tyre has also set up a dealer tyre network here in the UK. They have transferred the British operation side of the business to Holland and are back up and running after different computer failings.
solar-Charged battery-ZCell developer says its battery for homes is more efficient and recyclable
This is where the countries with good sunshine will benefit in the future?
battery storage systems have already been successful in different parts of our planet. This includes whole Island communities. The batteries are stored in 20 ft containers and are charged by the sun during the day. The energy stored in the batteries is then released at night, making aa 24-hour cycle.
This system would be ideal for the remoter parts of Australia. And then spread to the outskirts of towns near to the outback. This will relieve the coal and oil powered national grid and become more eco-friendly.
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Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information;TyreSafe was set up with the responsibility of raising the awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.Once again tyresafe.org have hit on a safety issue that we tend to overlook? this is Van Tyres.
Van tyres do a tremendous amount of hard work during their life- time. Van drivers only notice them when they are down to the steel cords. Van tyres are just as important as car tyres. Because of the weight and the fact that these vans are out in all weathers, then they may even be more important as a safety aspect, than car tyres.
rk during their life- time. Van drivers only notice them when they are down to the steel cords. Van tyres are just as important as car tyres. Because of the weight and the fact that these vans are out in all weathers, then they may even be more important as a safety aspect, than car tyres.
Please remember that all safety information about car tyres applies just as much on van tyres.
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Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres-A tyre which is more fuel efficient helps you to reduce your driving costs and CO2 emissions. Tyres will be ranked in one of seven fuel efficiency categories on the new labels.
Another great article from Britains leading tyre safety organisation Tyresafe.org.
This has a slightly different edge to it? it explains how the motorist can actually save money on their fuel bills, by making sure that the tyres on their cars are legal and have plenty of tread on them.
This is one of the things that my customers just don’t get. If you do not inflate your tyres to the correct pressures, then the car or van will use much more fuel on a journey. This can be very important if you are driving long distance.
We all know that when we are driving our cars say on holiday we load them up the roof. The last thing we think about is the cars tyres?
We all know the scenario? we are going to say Cornwall from the north of England. The wife has packed everything ,including the kitchen sink. The kids won’t go to bed because they are too excited, and you have to load the car before it gets dark.
You have a five o’clock start and everybody is rushing about, making sure that nothing will be forgotten. having eight children, then I have done this hundred of times myself?
Did nobody think about their cars tyres? There could be any air pressure in the tyres, but as usual, they were neglected. There are hundreds of accidents in the holiday season due to defective and under pressure tyres. The most stupid thing is that when your tyres are under pressure, due to neglect or overloading, then you are throwing money away. because when the tyres are under the recommended pressures, then your car engine has to work harder to propel the car along and therefore use more fuel to drive the car along?
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When an object pierces through the tyre and penetrates the Inner liner it creates an escape route for the tyres air pressure to leak out.
This is a great clear image? it is self-explanatory and shows the exact area where a tyre can be repaired legally. We have all seen the back street part worn tyre operations springing up here in the UK. These guys have no morals and will repair a tyre wherever they can. In the sidewall and shoulder. They have no respect fo road safety, but people carry on buying from them.
Here at Pellon tyres in Halifax, we have a steady stream of customers with puncture repair problems. The problem is either they can’t see the object that has penetrated their tyre or they can see it but the don’t know where the correct Tyre Repair Area is, in order to carry out a legal repair.
To be truthful 75% of tyres are in the legal area and can be repaired. Here at Pellon Tyre in Halifax Yorkshire Uk, we charge a fee £13.90 for a complete and legal repair job, including re-balancing the wheel, and of course, testing the tyre in water for the possibility of further objects.
What we often find is that the tyre has been penetrated by say two screws or nails, and may require two repairs to be carried out. Two repairs are the maximum number of repairs that we would carry out on one tyre.
One of the other major problems with flat tyres is the leaking alloy wheel. This is caused by the corrosion of the alloy metal, between the tyre and wheel bead area. We can see air bubbles coming from the bead area when the wheel is submerged in a bath of water.
To correct this we simply remove the tyre from the wheel and give the wheel a good clean with a wire brush. We then apply a special bead sealing paste to the wheel and re-fit the tyre. We then re-check the wheel assembly in the water bath and fit the wheel back onto the car, job done?
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Maserati Levante Pirelli P-Zero Tyres-The efforts of Pirelli during its mammoth F1 race supplier stint are winning friends in the “supercar” class of car manufacturers. These companies ar are now fitting Pirelli tyres to their models.Including the Maserati Levante.
Pirelli have certainly come up trumps when it comes to supplying tyres for the supercars of this world?
The Pirelli P-Zero has been favoured by many of the supercar manufacturers, including tyres for the new Maserati. The Levante is of course in the SUV class of cars, but this Maserati packs a punch. The car is powered by 3-litre twin-turbo power unit, fuelled by petrol. A 3 litre 275-hp V6v Levante diesel engine is also available. The latter is fitted with 255/60ZR18 Pirelli P-Zero tyres and the 430-hp is fitted with 265/50ZR19 front tyres and 295/45ZR19 rear tyres all of which are Pirelli P-Zero.
Pirelli tyres have had to develop a new compound to cope with these large and powerful SUV vehicles. The new tyres have also had to make for comfort, as well as power. Comfort is of great importance, for a vehicle of this size.
Tyre companies, like Pirelli, are trusted by these supercar manufacturers because of their expertise and research and development in the motorsport scene.
In fact, Pirelli is now the sole tyre suppliers to Maserati. Maserati particularly like the Pirelli P-Zero tyres. As I have explained before the P-Zero, has been specially developed to cope with size and power of the new Levante from Maserati.
The P-Zero tyres have been specifically designed to adapt to the certain characteristics of this Levante SUV vehicle, with great expertise coming from the F1 racing scene and other motorsport tyre activities.
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Apollo Tyres-Rock-Road-campaign-Progressive tyre manufacturer Apollo Vredestein chose the high-profile setting of this year’s Geneva Motor Show to launch its very latest additions to its PCR range
There is no doubt that we are now dealing with one of the most progressive tyre manufacturers, in the world and Apollo Vredestein has chosen the high- profile setting of this year’s Geneva Motor Show to launch its very latest tyre products, including the Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre. There will also be additions to its Passenger Car range as well they will be announcing that the company’s ambitious growth strategy has now entered a new and exciting direction.
The new Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre is great news to the Vredestein tyre dealers who have for many years promoted this excellent product and the new Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre, will be Unveiled on the Apollo stand. They will show off the new tyre which incorporates a number of benefits including outstanding driving performance, superior energy efficiency and low noise levels.
Apollo-Vredestein will also unveil the new Vredestein Ultrac Vorti high- performance pattern in 24- inch size option has a special tread pattern for both the front and rear axles and has been specifically designed for the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. This is altogether great news for all the Apollo-Vredestein dealers across Europe and the UK
The Vredestein winter tyres were world renowned for quality and performance. Then came Apollo tyres? They saw Vredestein as a door into the European and the UK tyre market. At first things did not change. But as in all take-overs, Apollo began to run Vredestein tyres, their own way. The distribution centre has change along with the computer system.
It looked very much like Apollo were going to “steamroller” Vredestein into the Apollo tyre brand. This announcement of the new Vredestein Ultrac Satin summer tyre, came as a surprise to me, (a nice surprise)
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