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

Apollo Tyres show the way-Manufacturing Excellence at Apollo Tyres Showcasing Technology

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Apollo Tyres show the way

This video has opened my eyes to the modern way that tyres are now made? I have been a tyre guy all my life and it is something that gets into your blood. Once in tyre always in tyres. Even after a short break as a fire fighter, i returned to my beloved tyre industry and worked there right up to the present day.

All my life the tyre industry has been portrait as a dirty job and indeed it was. I have visited several tyre factories in my many years in the trade and believe me they were dirty smelly places full of

Apollo Tyres show the way
tyres are now made in a spotless automated environment.

chemicals and rubber of course.

The tyre industry also used to brag about the fact that every tyre was man made. Yes one guy would make one tyre. (known as the tyre builder). he would literally stand at his machine and build a tyre from all the relevant materials, eventually coming out with an inside out tyre”

The tyre would then be placed in a mold of the correct size, where it would be subjected to high temperatures and eventually would pop out as a new tyre of the correct size.

I advice you to take a look at this excellent Apollo Tyres show the way video, where Apollo tyres show the way to modern tyre production methods. This opened my eyes and i would truly love to visit a modern tyre making plant ,to witness this with my own eyes.

I always thought that when you had seen one tyre made then you had seen them all, but not after this Apollo Tyres show the way video?

Apollo tyres are one of  the up and coming tyre manufacturers in the world market as they improve their products by buying companies with much tyre manufacturing experience, such as their recent acquisition of Vredestein tyres, famous for their winter tyre range.

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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.

continental tyre test winners
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

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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 Tyre Testing-The 2017 Pirelli Formula 1 tyre tests in numbers

Pirelli Tyre Testing

Over the last few months Pirelli has conducted extensive testing on its new, wider range of 2017 Formula 1 tyres. The Italian tyre supplier has completed 24 days of running on its new 2017 compounds, with three teams being involved. Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have racked up laps […]

Pirelli Tyre Testing

As expected, the F1 season may have come to a close for another year. Of course, the work of testing new tyres and tyre compounds goes on for the giant Pirelli tyre company.

Hence,  tyres are being  tested by three of the major racing teams. Including Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull. Therefore, this  excellent article fills the F1 fanatic in with all the details and is an interesting read.

The Italian tyre supplier has completed 24 days of running on its new 2017 compounds, with three teams being involved.

 

Pirelli Tyre Testing

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

Michelin Motor-Cycle Tyres-MotoGPMotoGP drops Michelin’s new intermediate tyre for 2017

Michelin Motor-Cycle Tyres

MotoGP has decided to drop Michelin’s intermediate tyre for 2017, after just one season. Michelin introduced the new tyre to the championship in 2016, as part of its return as MotoGP’s sole tyre supplier. But intermediates were used only sparingly, with riders generally deeming it safer to use wet […]

Michelin Motor-Cycle Tyres

MotoGPMotoGP drops Michelin\'s new intermediate tyre for 2017

Michelin motorcycle tyres are not one of my fortais. In fact this is one of my weaknesses as a tyre retailer for forty years. For this reason, I decided to add more and more bike tyre articles on my blogs. There are millions of motorbiked here in the UK. Naturally, all fitted with at least two wheels.

Of course, we used to fit motor bike tyres, but only on the smaller bikes. The only bike tyres that we fit are on the wheels that have been removed. It is the removing of the bike wheels that has always troubled us. Therefore, if we fitted the wheels incorrectly. the the circumstances could be fatal.

So many of us stayed clear of the motorcycle tyre scene.

Eric Roberts

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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

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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

 

Kumho talks tyres-Steve from R3Rockingham talks tyres

Kumho talks tyres

When it comes to avoiding crashes the single most important thing that most of us drivers forget is the black round rubber things that are actually in contact with the ground.

Kumho talks tyres-many car drivers think by buying the most expensive tyres, then they will have the best tyres?

In many cases they could be right. But other tyre companies such as Kumho tyres from South Korea, put just as much into research and development as the likes of Pirelli and Goodyear, not forgetting Michelin of course.

I have been selling Kumho brand tyres, in my tyre shop in Halifax Yorkshire now for the past ten years and i know the quality of their products just through repeat business, besides the other aspects that Kumho have proven to me over the years.

Kumho talks tyres, is exactly what it means, they are forever testing their tyre products both in competition and on tracks like the one on the picture at the Rockingham race circuit here in the UK.

The VW can be sen testing the new Kumho HS-51 tyres in wet conditions.

With the Kumho HS-51 they  have a tyre that will be fitted to most cars from medium saloons to sporty roadsters, and has a performance level that exceeds its price and position in the marketplace, well worth looking at when you look to purchase your next set of tyres.

Kumho are now becoming a huge presence in the tyre replacement market here in the UK. Other up and coming tyre companies include Apollo tyres who have originated from India and the other South Korean giants Hankook tyres.

Hankook and Kumho at the moment lead the way in the case of their motorsport involvement and it is exciting times for us in the tyre industry, that are taking part in the clime to fame of these so called mid-range tyre companies.

Eric Roberts.

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Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event- Spa 24 Hours-biggest event of the year’ – Tyrepress.com

Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event

Pirelli's Tyres Massive Event

Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event

With 9000 tyres transported by 21 trucks, and involving 90 Pirelli personnel on the ground as well as many more away from the circuit, Pirelli will face its biggest logistical engagement in motorsp…

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As a result, it just shows the massive effort that the top tyre companies. So, to put a great effort in when they attend these prestigious racing events. Hence, Pirelli are the tyre suppliers for the Spa 24 hrs race series.

Consequently, taking 9000 tyres (which is nearly the amount of tyres that i sell in my tyre shop in Halifax in a WHOLE YEAR). So, the tyres will be taken by a massive  21 trucks. Involving 90 Pirelli personnel on the ground as well as many more on the race track.

The tyres that this  Massive Event, will be using .Will be the  P Zero DHC tyre for  dry conditions. Also, the Cinturato WH for wet driving conditions.

Spa is renowned for its difficult driving conditions and changing weather and so these tyres will have to perform at their best.

The race is also complimented with different car designs. Offering the tyre suppliers more potential problems. This race series also includes front and rear wheel cars. As a result, that will offer the Pirelli’s Tyres Massive Event, more potential head aches. So, as the racing progresses.

Most of the road cars that are used to race at the Blancpain GT Series also use Pirelli tyres as original equipment, cars such as the BMW Blancpain GT Series use the Pirelli P Zero tyres as original equipment. This tyre is a very close relation to the ones used for the racing cars.

The lessons that are learned from the race series will in the longer run benefit the experience of driving these luxury cars on the normal roads.

Eric Roberts

 

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