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Bridgestone Winter Tyre Tips-Winter Driving Tips-Watch out for the cold snaps

Bridgestone Winter Tyre Tips

It’s December first and the heavy frosts are beginning to set in as the evenings grow colder. Despite our mild Winter experience so far in 2016, rest assured these helpful tips from Bridgestone tyres will help keep you safe as the cold snaps hit. Managing Director of Bridgestone Robin […]

Bridgestone Winter Tyre Tips

Bridgestone Winter Tyre Tips

These winter tyre tips come from Bridgestone tyres MD, no other than Robin Shaw.

Managing Director of Bridgestone Robin Shaw has recommend these simple tips to protect drivers over the Winter period. “Driving in winter conditions is something everyone must prepare for. It is not only about having the right tyres; the driver’s behaviour is also essential in these conditions as he or she needs to understand and adapt to different winter hazards.

I must admit that in my opinion all the hard work. Hence , from the tyre industry regarding winter tyres, is starting to pay off. Our winters here in the UK have become more severe and spasmodic. As a result, over the past twenty years or so.

Last year was extremely mild. For this reason, we only had a couple of frosty nights, here in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. Other years have brought some heavy snow falls. Catching motorists out.

Therefore, a large majority of our car owners now prepare their cars for winter. Winter tyres have become very popular because of their contribution to safer driving in extreme weather  conditions. Especially, in hilly and mountainous regions of the country. Including here at the foot of the Pennine mountain range.

“It is therefore crucial to not only prepare our vehicles, but also ourselves when the weather gets cold.”

General Grabber AT3-The latest tyre in the excellent Grabber range of 4×4 tyres

General Grabber AT3

I have used General Grabber AT tyres on previous Landrovers have been impressed. I see they have now launched the AT3 which looks great, but they don’t do a size to fit my 20″ wheels (which I regret getting if I am honest!) So I was wondering what size […]

General Grabber AT3

One of the down sides of marketing a tyre product comes when a popular tyre is replaced. Of course, I mean the general Grabber tyre range.  I still have some customers in Halifax Yorkshire, UK who drive about on the original grabbers.

Because it fits Land Rovers, then we sell many of these tyres to farmers. Because of this then the farmers are the worse people for changing their minds. Especially when they like a certain product.

In the farmers defence, they do take notice of what we say and also recommend? In the early days we were getting rave revues about the original grabber tyres. SUV owners and Land Rover owners were very impressed with the product.General Grabber AT3

The tyre did a good job in the rougher conditions of a farm and were reasonably quiet on  tarmac roads. Then as in most western markets, General decided to make a better tyre , the grabber AT2. This was all well and good. But it replaced the standard Grabber and we had to resell it. It was a case of “if its not broken dont fix it”.

General Grabber AT3

The new AT2 tyre was a little more aggressive and together with new compounds, was actually a better tyre. For that reason, we sold the replacement tyre type to the same farmers and SUV owners and life went on.

Then the other saturday morning, a guy came in to order two more AT2’s . He was highly delighted with them and wanted two more. When we checked his tyre size, we soon found out that general had now moved onto the AT3 tyres.

At first the guy was not a “happy bunny” he went away sulking. Because there was only the AT3 available now in his tyre size. He said that he could get them on the internet?

Off he went, but he rang us up about an hour later. Thus , to order two for him. We are general tyre dealers and would be very surprised if we ever were beaten on price. Therefore , this job was no exception and we received the order for the tyres.

Michelin Truck Tyres-says accidental damage claim rate demonstrates premium reliability

Michelin Truck Tyres

Michelin’s accidental damage guarantee for its regional and construction tyre ranges is delivering on its promise of first class reliability and uptime for commercial vehicle fleets. Michelin has received just 98 claims for damage in the six months from 1 May to 31 October 2016, of which 92 were […]

Michelin Truck Tyres

Michelin Truck Tyres

When I was younger. I used to carry out some tyre work. Hence,  involving trucks and earthmoving plant and equipment.So, one of the first things that I learned.  Was that Michelin were the best.

For this reason, I never saw a genuine faulty truck tyre. Because of the quality of the tyre build and the first class materials. Thus, that were used by Michelin in their tyre manufacturing. Of course, this also included the use of the first time truck casing for remoulding.

Therefore, when it came to making truck remoulds, then the number one make that remoulders wanted, was Michelin. As far as I am concerned, this tradition of excellence has carried on to this day.

In my opinion, this is the reason that Michelin can offer such highly rated warranties. This is in the massive American market. The excellent record that is listed below speaks for itself. I must stress though that this is an accidental damage warranty. I can only suspect that actual tyre warranties, due to faults would have been zero.

As I have stated earlier, this would be because of the expertise and quality of the Michelin tyres build.

Michelin’s accidental damage guarantee for its regional and construction tyre ranges is delivering on its promise of first class reliability and uptime for commercial vehicle fleets. Michelin has received just 98 claims for damage in the six months from 1 May to 31 October 2016, of which 92 were accepted as valid – from more than 54,000 eligible tyres sold on the replacement market.

 

Old Tyres Biofuel discovery: start-up company breathes new life into old tyres

Old Tyres Biofuel discovery

A green start-up technology company has surprised scientists by producing a biofuel from old rubber tyres that can run turbo-charged diesel engines while reducing emissions by 30 per cent. Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) can produce 3,000 litres of bio-oil from one giant seven-tonne mining truck tyre. It hopes to […]

Old Tyres Biofuel discovery

Old Tyres Biofuel discovery

Of course, in my opinion, this is another step in the right direction. Hence in the battle to turn our waste tyres into green energy. Green Distillation Technologies (GDT) can produce 3,000 litres of bio-oil from one giant seven-tonne mining truck tyre.

As a result, this Australian company are already producing biofuel from old waste earthmover tyres. Therefore, this biofuel can be used to run diesel engines,that are turbocharged. Thus, reducing emissions by at least 30%.

“The process is emission-free and some of the recycled oil is used as the heat source for the production process.

“The process is emission-free and some of the recycled oil is used as the heat source for the production process.

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Winter tyre tips-An Insight into the dramatic beneficial safety aspects of winter tyres

Winter tyres can dramatically increase grip on slippery surfaces, such as frozen lakes… Winter tyres are fitted by many of our European cousins during the colder seasons, yet us Brits still mostly stick with summer rubber all year round. Attitudes are beginning to change in the UK, though, and […]

Winter tyre tips

Winter tyre tips

Tyre testing is an essential part of reporting about winter tyre products. Accordingly, these tests are carried out under very strict supervision. In the early days, winter tyres were thought to be just a gimmick. Hence, to help the motorists part with their money.

As time went by, winter tyres were becoming more acceptable. Of course, I think it was becoming recognised that tread designs and the tyre compounds were becoming more relevant. As expected, new chemicals were added to keep the tyre rubber more supple in cold weather.

The cold has always been the enemy of rubber products. Thus, making them hard and rigid. Tyres were no different. Things changed when “Silica” was added to the tread compound. Of course, with silica added, then the tyres became more flexible and therefore more responsive, in freezing cold weather.

Along with different tread design, including many new sipes added, winter tyres became the new buzz word. In the past ten years we at Pellon Tyres here in Halifax, have sen a massive rise in the popularity of winter tyres.

The increase in sales has benefited drivers who previously would not had been able to drive their cars in bad icy and snowy conditions. Most of our winter tyre sales came from word of mouth recommendations from friends and relatives.

Until recent years much of the Autocar team was skeptical about winter rubber. They were called a conspiracy designed by the car and tyre manufacturers to get us to part with our hard earned folding for something that we don’t strictly need. But then we tried some, at which point opinions on the subject changed completely.

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=winter+tyres

Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

The OnSite programme commenced in August 2015 but didn’t achieve the expected unit volumes Visitors to the US-based onsite.michelin.com website are now being met with the message that “this service is no longer being offered.” The mobile programme, whose pilot rollout began last year, promised to take care of […]

Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

I must admit that this comes as a surprise to me?

Here in the UK, rumour has it that Michelin were looking to buy “home tyre fitting” company, “tyres on the drive”. Hence, this would tie up the ends, after Michelin purchased the online tyre retailer, “Black Circles”. Of course, these acquisitions have thrown the UK tyre market it turmoil. For this reason, the other large tyre players are scuttling about trying to speed up their own expansion plans.

Michelin in the form of Black Circles, have also put the “cat amongst the pigeons” by drastically lowering their online tyre prices. This has caused other online tyre retailers, to bring down the prices to try and compete.

As we all know margins are low as it is. We at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK are still sticking to our policy of competitive online pricing. Of course, this is added to our excellent service. This combination keeps my company very busy indeed. As expected, when other local tyre retailers are struggling.

We are very close to the volatile new year period. Accordingly, this is when businesses usually make company decisions. A sort of new year resolution. This is always an exciting time in the tyre industry, as companies come out with new year strategies.

Visitors to the US-based onsite.michelin.com website are now being met with the message that “this service is no longer being offered.”

Apollo Tyres Presentation-The Art Of Driving-Video 05-Selecting The Right Tyre

Apollo Tyres Presentation

Apollo Tyres Presentation

Cars today are more advanced than ever, but they still depend on tyres to use their power and technology. In this episode of The Art Of Driving presented by Apollo Tyres, tyre experts share why it’s time the tyre got its due. For more, visit autocarindia.in/ApolloTyres and www.apollotyres.com Follow […]

Apollo Tyres Presentation

Since their acquisition of Vredestein tyre, the large Dutch tyre manufacturers. As expected, they are establishing a strong foothold here in the UK. As many of my customers already know, we are Apollo Tyres stockists for the Halifax area of Yorkshire, here in the UK.

I personally think the the tyres are of excellent quality and reliability.  Apollo also make a winter tyre. The winter tyre is also of good quality, although not as good as the Vredestein products. These series of information about “fitting the correct tyres” are part of the big picture about the drive from tyre manufacturers for better tyre safety.

Cars today are more advanced than ever, but they still depend on tyres to use their power and technology. In this episode of The Art Of Driving presented by Apollo Tyres, tyre experts share why it’s time the tyre got its due.

Apollo Tyres Presentation

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=Apollo+Winter+Tyres

Pirelli grips- talks with drivers over F1 wet tyres

Pirelli grips

Pirelli grips talks with drivers over F1 wet tyres

Pirelli grips

Flash by Shekhar Dhingra / 13 hrs ago Pirelli racing director Mario Isola met with Formula 1 drivers at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to discuss how to improve its wet tyres. The performance of the wet Pirelli was criticised by several drivers after the rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix […]

I must admit, that it has been a “topsy turvy ride” when assessing the good and the bad points about the involvement of Pirelli tyres in the F1 racing scene.

pirelli have certainly given the sports writers, something to write about. In my opinion the main feature of contention, has indeed been the compound differentials.

Pirelli have changed around the compounds to try make more interesting racing. Well it certainly worked?.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1293/PIRELLI

Expensive Part-Worn Tyres-How a £10 part-worn tyre can cost you £2,500 and you could lose your driving licence

Expensive Part-Worn Tyres

SAVING cash by buying old tyres might seem like a quick-fix solution for motorists. Soaring petrol prices, insurance and road tax costs, mean running a vehicle can be a very expensive business. Drivers can face a maximum fine of up to £2,500 via courts if their cars are stopped […]

Expensive Part-Worn TyresExpensive Part-Worn Tyres

I tried to sift out the type of people that would buy these tyres? In fact the thing stood out like a “sore thumb”. it was the young drivers that we were losing. Therefore, the young drivers must be buying part-worns.

I started to ask some young drivers, including my own daughter. Brooke is her name and she drives a two year old Ford Escort. Brooke has a good job at M and S in Keightley. Naturally, we give Brooke any tyres that she requires.

So it was slightly misleading, but I asked her the question,”where would you buy your tyres”and “what would you pay for them”. I was amazed by her reply. She said that she would just go for the cheapest tyres? and had seen some for sale at £20 each, these were the ones for her?

I was gobsmacked ? she truly did not know what these tyres were and did not care, as long as they were cheap. Of course, she spends a fortune on makeup  and clothes, but would buy the cheapest tyres.

This must be the same for millions of young people, I am sure that she would not be on her own when forming this opinion.

More than £3 million part-worn tyres were sold last year in the UK as drivers looked to save cash. Soaring petrol prices, insurance and road tax costs, mean running a vehicle can be a very expensive business.

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=part+worn+tyres

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Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres- A look at All-season tyres

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres

All-season tyres

Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres; All-season tyres: A major consideration for UK fleets Without compromising driver safety year-round tyres can prove more cost effective than making the switch from summer to winter treads There are so many things to consider when managing a fleet, with numerous products to choose from and every decision should […]

This tyre gives the motorist an excellent all year-round performance.As a result, by usinng Goodyear’s “weather reactive technology” which provides the tyre to changes in seasonal weather patternsThgus from summer to winter.Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 Tyres

The new Goodyear tyre features the unique,”high-density 3D waffle blades”. For this reason the Vector 4Seasons  has an excellent traction ability when driving on snow covered icy roads. Hence ,the tyre is marked, with the snowflake symbol. Naturally, this means it meets the official requirements of a dedicated winter tyre.

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