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Global Winter Tyre Market 2016 – Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear, Hankook, Pirelli, Nokian Tyres

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016

Market Research Report on Winter Tire Market begins with definition, application, classification, industry chain analysis, news analysis, region, revenue, forecast, demand, growth, trends and policy analysis of the market. Request For Sample Report: http://www.fiormarkets.com/report-detail/11017/request-sample Winter tires are tires designed for use in colder weather, snow and ice. Winter tires […]

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016

Global Winter Tyre Market 2016

The winter tyre market has now become a very important part of all the major tyre company portfolios. Hence, different compounds and manufacturing materials, have helped make winter tyres a much safer and quieter product.

Thus, the development of larger cars and new car concepts. Of course, such as the SUV and Crossover cars. Therefore, have also played a large part in winter tyre development.

Of course, I am pleased to say that the winter tyre revolution has not passed us by here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK. Our customers have taken in all the advice that have been given out by the tyre press. Including, my very own blogs.

Accordingly, I decided to open up a “Tyre Hotel”. This enables our customers to store their summer and winter tyres at my tyre shop in Halifax. Of course, it became so popular that we are now up to our limit with storage space.

The main explosion of our winter tyre sales came from word of mouth. Thereby, we decided to open the winter tyre hotel. It is important that we record all the tyre sizes and customer names. Hence, this ensures that we do not get any mix-ups when the customers come to have their tyre changed over.

Scope of the Report:
This report focuses on the Winter Tire in Global market. Especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle and Africa. This report categorises the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

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Fake Brake Parts-Garages warned about the dangers of fitting fake brakes

Fake Brake Parts

Brand reveals how to spot counterfeits and highlights the consequences of fitting fraudulent parts Aftermarket brand, Mintex is warning independent garages about the dangers of fitting counterfeit parts and says it’s important that garages know how to spot a fake and understand the consequences of fitting fraudulent parts. According […]

Fake Brake Parts

This warning comes out of the world famous Mintex brake company. However, It is not a new problem here in the UK. In my opinion, it started when thousands of back street car part shops started to open up in the late seventies.

Fake Brake Parts

Many of the brake parts and indeed other car parts were fake. My father, worked in an old established car parts company in Dewsbury, here in the UK. Of course this business was badly affected. Consequently, they could not compete with the cheap imported and fake brake parts, that these bucket shops were selling.

I also remember a TV programme of undercover reporters. Because, I was in the trade, I took great interest. The TV programme had perpetrated a group of counterfeit car parts manufacturers in Turkey. The parts included brake linings and discs and pads.

Fake Brake Parts

Thus, they were made in Turkey and counterfeited with leading manufacturers. Accordingly, they were even branded as names such as Mercedes and BMW. You could order any box name that you wanted.

These were then imported into the UK and sold at cheap prices in bucket car spare shops. Therefore, killing off old established local businesses.

It looks like the practice has raised its ugly head again? that’s if it ever went away?

Eric Roberts

Aftermarket brand, Mintex is warning independent garages about the dangers of fitting counterfeit parts and says it’s important that garages know how to spot a fake and understand the consequences of fitting fraudulent parts.

Winter Tyres Tested- Wet conditions can be a hazard winter tyres are tested on water-in the wet video feature

Winter Tyres Tested

Winter Tyres Tested

In my opinion this type of test is often overlooked. So, not only are winter tyres good in the snow and ice ? but drivers are much safer in water logged road conditions.

Points often overlooked when driving in summer and winter. So, how many times have we all been driving along at 70 mph when we are suddenly hit by a huge downpour of rain.

it happens to us all ? however what is not known is the large numbers of crashes that occur under such weather conditions.

A to B as fast as possible

These days we are always in a rush. I am as guilty as any other driver on the road. Fortunately, I always fit winter tyres to my vehicle. Especially, the van that I drive.

For this reason then I am convinced that they have saved me from a crash. So, how many times have we been lacking concentration driving at speed down our motorways?

Suddenly the traffic in front has come to a quick and dramatic standstill. We slam on the brakes and hope that out vehicle is going to grip the road and stop.

Wow that was close?

I must have done this a few times myself. Unfortunately, for some drivers they dont stop. Often resulting in a minor pile up. I am convinced that my winter tyres have saved me on numerous occasions.

Consequently, I always keep my winter tyres on all year round. As a result they give me security . Also sometimes I have to deliver on dirt roads and farm tracks. These tyres are ideally suited for this purpose.

To finalise, I would recommend that van driver at least use all-weather tyres all the year round. I do admit that the mileage is less but the safety advantages make up for this.

Find out how Michelin Alpine  winter tyres perform next to all-weather tyres in a Ford Focus in standard wet conditions. Do winter tyres compromise performance if used in temperatures above seven degrees?

Eric Roberts

Why Wheel Alignment Matters-Giant speed bumps in France are likely to cause damage to your car ?

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

To ensure a car drives safely, efficiently and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended. So, it’s important that your vehicles  wheels are correctly aligned.

However, through everyday driving, or factors such as hitting a kerb or a pothole, the wheels can become misaligned, bringing a host of tyre related problems.

This brings me onto a subject about speed bumps?

Has anyone traveled to France recently ? well just like their enthusiasm about roundabouts. France has gone mad with the installation of massive speed bumps Especially when entering and leaving towns and villages.

Apparently many of these are illegal, but it sure means good business for the local garages who offer wheel alignment to the poor motorists who have to face these monstrous speed bumps on a regular basis.

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

British drivers be aware when visiting France ?

So please find this post a warning for drivers visiting France. Consequently, who are not aware of the size of these things. So, drive over them at a very slow speed. Especially when driving you vehicle, in the dark.

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Certainly speed bumps will harm your suspension. Causing, your wheel alignment to be thrown out. During an alignment check, the car’s suspension geometry settings will be measured against the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

If the car’s actual settings are outside of the recommendations, it may be necessary to carry out some adjustment work and return the vehicle to its original settings, ensuring maximum safety and driver comfort.

Keeping wheels correctly aligned. Is important for a number of reasons: Safer driving – On cars where the geometry is out of alignment, they can be less stable when having to take emergency or evasive action. A pre-alignment check of tyre condition, pressures and a suspension system inspection is […]

Pirelli Sottozero Snow Tyres-Preparing the Ferrari FF for Winter

Pirelli Sottozero Snow Tyres

Pirelli Sottozero Snow Tyres

Now that the Ferrari FF has returned to the UK. Of course, where unsurprisingly the weather is not quite as nice. So, as it has been experiencing for the previous 3 months based in Monaco.

I have moved over to winter tyres. The standard summer Pirelli P-zero tyres are swapped to the Pirelli Sottozero winter rubber. So that I can now continue to use it truly as a daily car even in winter. Typically my luck would now make it that we don’t experience snow this winter so maybe I’ll make a trip to the Alps with the car in due course!

Thanks to Pirelli and to Protyre Bishops Stortford, please check out:

W240 Winter Sottozero 2

The ideal choice for sports cars and top end vehicles, balancing performance, safety and respect for the environment.

For demanding drivers, the WINTER SOTTOZERO™ SERIE II guarantees excellent performance on dry roads, in the wet and in the presence of snow. In temperatures below 7°C, it counters aquaplaning more effectively when compared to a summer tyre.

FEATURES
  • Asymmetrical tread pattern: internal area
  • Asymmetrical tread pattern: external area
  • Patented I.B.S. technology for sipe construction
  • New Temperature Dynamic Compound (TDC)
FUNCTIONS
  • Inclined grooves to increase lateral grip and reduce noise
  • Longitudinal grooves to reduce aquaplaning risk Two ribs to increase tire rigidity
  • Increased contact area even on irregular roads. Increased tire rigidity
  • Excellent handling and grip in dry and wet conditions
BENEFIT
  • Safety on wet surfaces and enhanced handling in the dry
  • Improved grip for traction and braking performance. Stability for improved handling
  • Snow traction and riding comfort
  • Safety and enjoyment when driving in autumn and winter weather conditions.

Pirelli winter tyres ,like other makes are the way forward for better winter safety features. Especially if you intend to visit countries that have compulsory snow tyre laws.

Eric Roberts

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres: A look at the main differences ? the Truth! – Auto Express

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres

Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/

Of course many people are visual. Including myself. So this is the reason that I include some videos in my blog posts.

British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round, regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows, this can be very dangerous.

We headed to Sweden where snow and ice is guaranteed. To  point out the often overlooked. Comparing, the performance of summer tyres with winter tyres on snow ­ and the results were quite shocking.

Even here in the UK we just dont know what the winter will throw at us? here at pellon tyres in Halifax UK, we can recommend some good winter products, through experience and customer satisfaction.

General winter tyres are well proven and the many test winners Nokian winter tyres are amongst out favorites.

Eric Roberts

 

Wheel Alignment care-Huh? What is a Wheel Alignment and Their 4 Main Benefits

Wheel Alignment care

People know the term ‘wheel alignment’ and surely most people can figure out, in a general sense, what it is. Yet, most people don’t know what a wheel alignment actually is and why they are so important. There are many clues to understanding when your wheels are out of […]

Wheel Alignment care

.Wheel Alignment care

Wheel Alignment care

What makes your Cars  Wheel Alignments So Important?

Helps with Reduced Tyre Wear

When your wheels are  out of alignment. Hence, causes the tyres to wear unevenly, Consequently either the left or right part of your tyres tread. The graph above shows you precisely what happens. We are in no doubt ,that this effect will shorten the life of your tyres. Thus causing unnecessary expense to the driver.

Gives your car Improved Handling

Once again we are sure that a car with wheels with correctly set alignment will be safer and therefore easier to drive. The effect of incorrect alignment can mean that your steering wheel pulls to one side and shakes. For this reason, it is not only annoying. But can affect your reaction time should you are manoeuvring around hazards. because uneven tread wear can also mean some compromised handling and safety issues. Worn out tread’s will not handle the car or disperse the water correctly.

Help’s promote  better and Safer Driving

Most of this has already been covered in our previous points, such as tire performance issues, reaction time, etc. It is also important to cover other areas where safety can be improved.

Wheels that are out of alignment causes excess stress on suspension parts, such as shocks and struts. Your car is designed to take impact straight and when you hit bumps in the road, your car’s suspension is working overtime. Suspension issues can be identified during and a wheel alignment to check on worn or compromised parts. It is important to ask your mechanic if a suspension check is included with this service.

Other reading-https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=wheel+alignment

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel-Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

2 pictures View gallery – 2 images Scrap tires could still help get you around with recycling technology that produces into saleable oil, carbon and steel One is an eyesore and a health hazard, the other one is plain dirty. So what do you get when you combine processed […]

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel
Sights like this are not so common now in the UK

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

Massive piles of discarded waste tyres could be a thing of the past.

GDT, which was launched in 2009, has pioneered a recycling technology that it calls destructive distillation to solve this problem. Similar to pyrolysis – the process by which organic materials are broken down by high heat in an oxygen-deprived environment – it reduces whole tires into saleable oil, carbon and steel.

This is not the first article That I have done on the subject. Because I think it is important to blow the trumpet for the tyre industry. Also the industries that are striving for new technolgy to combat the waste tyres problem.

One problem that I can forsee, is that diesel is now becoming out of favour. Diesel is classed as a dirty fuel now. Consequently, it will be banned in many cities, unless the engines can be made cleaner.

However, I am sure that the diesel by-product coming from waste tyres can be put to other good uses. Perhaps fuel for plant and machinary.

While this all sounds well and good in theory, how exactly does the oil produced measure up? According to engineers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) who subjected it to a series of rigorous tests, the results are highly promising: not only did it produce a fuel with reduced emissions, there was also no loss of engine performance when blended with diesel.

Extreme Winter Tyre Information- Including The Top 7 Icy Road Myths

Extreme Winter Tyre Information

The Top 7 Icy Road Myths

Extreme Winter Tyre Information

While it is true that some accidents on icy roads are the result of drivers not exercising due care in the face of a visually apparent hazard, the actual data shows that many cannot be classified this way. The reports show that it is everyday people, like you and […]

When i first read ans saw this article. naturally, I thought it might of been over the top for my UK readers. Of course, it is mainly about more extreme driving conditions. Hence, that we have in the average UK winter.

But on reflection, I have seen some stupid things that drivers have attempted to do in snow and icy conditions. We have all seen cars and vans abandoned at the side of the road. Especially, when caught out by a sudden blizzard.

Without saying this too many times, the best protection is to fit winter tyres in November. Hence, before the onset of winter. If you did nothing else, this would make snowy and icy driving much safer.

Extreme Winter Tyre Information Nightmare on the M11

Of course, the north of the UK usually receives the worse of the winter weather. But we all remember the chaos in the south when the M11 motorway was hit by a sudden snow storm from the east. For this reason, drivers were totally stranded and had to sleep in their cars overnight.

The main problem was that many cars were stranded on an incline, with summer tyres. This forced all the other traffic to back up. Consequently, the snow settled between the stranded cars making it impossible for them to move. massive tail backs made the situation grimmer. Leaving drivers stranded overnight on the motorway.

What a nightmare?

Tyre Pressures and Track Days – A Quick Guide

Tyre Pressures

Tyre Pressures

Tyre Pressures

Just a short article from Linkedin worth a look at.

Pressures are very important. Hence, the constant bombardment of information . Therefore coming out of the tyre trade and I am no exception. We see the effects of tyre pressures every day here in  my tyre business in Halifax Yorkshire, UK.

As we remove the tyres from customers cars, we can see the causes of incorrect  pressures. For this reason, the tyres wear out in different ways. The above illustration shows exactly the reasons that I am talking about.

The balance between over inflated tyres and under-inflated tyres is about the same. As expected, about 50/50. For this reason, we reckon that our customers are throwing good money away. Thus, by the fact of premature tyre wear. Hence, due to not checking their tyre pressures at regular intervals.

Of course,tyre pressures can have effects on driving experiences? What do I mean? Well, many of us will have driven an overloaded car, without knowing it. I have even seen this on motorways. Because the car or even a van is overloaded and the tyre pressures have not been increased . Therefore, the vehicle becomes unstable. The worst scenario can be that the vehicle will start to swerve or snake. Thus, before the driver brings it under control gain.

Tyre Pressures on vans

This is particularly common on caravans. As a result, the caravan can even turn over.Resulting in a nasty accident, i am sure that we have all witnessed this. Especially in the summer holiday period. Most of the time this is because the tyre pressures have not being checked prior to the journey.

Vav drivers should also be aware of the problem. Of course, you would think that most van drivers are professional people. But we can see by the wear on their tyres. Especially if they have not been checked for pressure.