;90% of vehicles that visit our centres have the incorrect tyre pressure. Here’s our guide for how to check https://t.co/A3iPzBrR2B
What if i dont know my tyre pressures? This is one of the questions that is asked by some of my customers here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire UK. Apart from the internet, vehicle car manufacturers often place the tyre pressures in three locations of the car.
Here are the three places:
In the drivers door frame, also in the Petrol/diesel cap finally you can check out the vehicles hand manual. If you are in the Halifax area then we will always supply details when checking your tyre pressures. Recommend though that you keep your own tyre pressure gauge as part of your cars tool kit.
They are only small items and can even be kept with your locking wheel nuts under the dash. Gauges are on offer at most car accessory stores and also from Michelin and the road safety organizations, here in the UK we have the AA and the RAC.
I can also give you drivers a few simple tips that you should remember about tyre pressures and inflating your tyres.
a. Always keep your valve caps in a safe place when inflating and checking your tyre pressures. if the caps are cracked or broken, then replace them with new ones. b. Try not to damage the thread on your tyre valves. Some valves are Tyre Pressure Motoring Systems and if damaged are expensive to replace. So do not force the tyre pressure gauge or the air-line onto the tyres valve and damage the thread. c. Always check the tyre pressures when the tyres are cool preferably before you start a journey. Heat builds up in the tyres and they will give the wrong reading when checking your tyre pressures. d. Check each tyre more than once to ensure that you have a good fit between the tyres valve and the pressure gauge.
Any good tyre centre will carry out checking your tyre pressures free of charge, including us at Pellon Tyres here in Yorkshire UK. This should also be done FREE of charge.
Cruising the alpine roads of nothing Italy with Winter Sottozero Tyres #The Perfect Fit and #Maserati.
Winter Sottozero Tyres; This is the stuff that proves the benefits of fitting winter tyres. These top of the market sports saloons can really show off when
driven with the correct tyres for the job? in this case the Pirelli Sottozero 3 tyres. Italian flare car s using Italian flare tyres, a great combination. Pirelli also produce many other great winter tyre products including the one in the picture the Scorpion Ice winter tyre. The Winter Sottozero Tyres are a product that has been developed by Pirelli tyres to fit the super car range, including this Maserati. These cars are well equipped to speed down the German motorway system at 150 MPH and then drive up the snow covered mountain roads that lead to the ski resorts in Austria and Switzerland.
For the small to medium cars,then the Pirelli Cinturato All season is the tyre for them. This tyre can be left on the car the all year round. If however you live in a more northern area with heavy snow falls then i would suggest that you went for the Scorpio Ice and Snow tyre.
This tyre is a more aggressive tyre in the snow and ice of countries such as Norway and Sweden, who are likely to witness very harsh winters. These recommendations are of course aimed at the driver who is a complete Pirelli tyre fan. Other tyre makes are just as good but Pirelli have a very good name and a large following
The more up to date type of vehicle driver, would own a SUV vehicle. it is most advisable to fit all-weather or winter tyres to these vehicle, as most of them are useless in bad weather, for these Pirelli advise the Scorpion Winter.
Why rotate tires? Next to inflating your tires to the proper air pressure, tire rotations are an easy and inexpensive way to extend the life of your tire.
WHY ROTATE TYRES
Tyre rotation, became very popular when the radial tyres first came out. Hence, it was a way of increasing tyre life. Because, wheel alignment machines were not very accurate and difficult to use. Tyre care has evolved with the development of the wheel alignment machines.
Therefore, we are now more likely to have a wheel alignment, than to have the wheels rotated. Of course, it is easy to rotate the wheels of your car, when it is in for a service. In my opinion we should rotate the wheels and then carry out a wheel alignment.
Consequently, when a tyre wears out on one side then changing the wheels round will not correct the tyre wear. Because it is the casing that deformes. This wears out the tread unevenly. We have all seen our tyres worn out at the edges, with perfectly good tread in the centre of the tyre.
In my opinion the damage has been done and this tyre will not be corrected by switching it around. In this case, all I would do is to have the car wheel alignment corrected.
So if you have time to change your wheels round. Of course, you should re-check the tyre pressures and have a new wheel alignment carried out.
The moment when you realise you should have bought winter tyres #scottishwinter #winteriscoming https://t.co/Df8PNOBBbK
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This is the problem? it is often too late if you did not get prepared for bad weather before the winter. Many drivers simply get caught out, when the snow arrives unexpectedly. This Winter Tyres Tweet shows the point.
I also think that it is the younger generation of drivers, who seam to be the ones caught out? I think it may be the “it will never happen to me scenario”. It is important to fit winter tyres before the onset of winter, then you know that you will be much safer, and winter can throw all it wants at you, at least you will stand a chance.
I am convinced that the tyre trade are not targeting the young drivers, when it comes to teaching about tyre safety. As the owner of Pellon Tyre in Halifax UK, i am finding it more common for young drivers, to be making tyre related mistakes, that only slight observations would correct. This includes running on tyres that are completely bald and well over the legal limit. many young drivers including married and single people, do not appear to or just do not want know anything about
the car, especially the tyres? This brings me back to winter tyres. Any driver who fits winter tyres on a regular basis, knows how much safer it is to drive about in winter weather.
Even in heavy rain
Hence ,the driver will feel much safer. Especially, with a good set of winter tyre fitted to their car. You can handle anything that an British winter can throw at you. Some of these young drivers are driving about without any tread. Scarily, on their summer tyre, never mind winter tyres. Winter Tyres Tweet from these drivers. hence, are also the ones that take the risks on bends and speeding on our roads. This combined with bald tyres. Consequently, is a recipe for a disaster. Unfortunately this is what happens. How often do we see a car on its roof in a ditch? too often, many would say. So lets target the young drivers with more education about tyre safety and the use of winter tyres.
Tyre Inspection Imperative; Why do tyres need to regular inspections? This video explains what should be checked as part of a routine maintenance plan, and why.
In today’s fast and furious road and driving conditions.Hence, it has never been as important for you to check your tyres. As a result, on a regular basis .The banner title of “tyre inspection imperative”. Therefore, has never been a truer statement.
Many of our customers do not realise. What the effects of just one of their tyres. What the affect a loss of pressure can have on the handling of cars. We had a guy in the other week. Who openly admitted that he had a screw in his tyre. Of course, he was pumping it up every week for the past six weeks.
That is ridiculousness ? he thought he was doing the correct thing , but i wonder how long he had been travelling on the motorway with a tyre that only had half the pressure in it. In my opinion if i have ever had a car with a part deflated tyre, then the car never handles correctly and is difficult to control, constantly pulling to the side where the partially flat tyre is.
Tyre Inspection Imperative
Some of the worse culprits that i have seen have been van drivers.
They just do not correct the tyre pressures when their vans are fully loaded? in the worse cases you can see that the driver is struggling to keep the van in a straight line. In many cases the van driver must have a tyre blowout, just because of the heavy load combined with too little air pressure in the tyres. So the tyre inspection imperative, warning should be taken seriously at all times, and a safer journey will be the result.
A must watch video about the importance of checking your tyres? good visual aids have been added to make the video easy to understand, great for young people just starting to learn the ropes about driving and road safety including the very important tyres.
UK Tyre Safety; important to remember that correct tyre care and maintenance is essential for your road safety and tyre life.https://t.co/LfYlJzaPne
As a life time worker in the tyre industry. Then it seems crazy that we in the industry have to keep going on about Tyre Safety. Yet figures show that the amount of road accidents.Thus, due to tyre problems are rising.
One of the main factors has to be the sheer volume of traffic that we now have driving about on the roads of this relevantly small island. We only have to drive to work and back each day to realise how much the traffic levels have grown.
Although I only tend to write about UK Tyre Safety concerning cars and vans, then it should also include any other road vehicle, such as trucks and coaches.
According to accident figures then the main reason for your vehicle having an accident is because your tyres are below the legal limit, (very little tread). The current legal limit in most European countries is 1.6 mm from the centre of the tread outwards.
The chance of having an accident also increases significantly if the road that you are driving on is wet. You would think that this was common sense? But NO? Drivers still think it is a good idea to keep their tyres on until they have a last slither of rubber on the tread. It often also goes further than this and tyres are not replaced until they are completely “Bald”.
UK Tyre Safety
This now brings into play the use of winter tyres. It proves that winter tyres are a great benefit to drivers in all bad weather countries, including us here in the UK. Snow is not the main culprit of accident’s, but WET roads combined with little tread are the thing that drivers must learn about and put into use to make their cars a safer place in inclement driving conditions.
Tyresafe do great work promoting the important part that tyres play in road safety?
Ford’s new Focus RS models will be equipped with and the Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres, depending on customer requirements.
Unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September 201……
Of course, are one of the great French tyre companies best products. One of our customers with a sporting edge to his driving. Consequently, always fitted Michelin tyres to his Porsche vehicle. Which have been Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres. Hence , for the high performance.
In his favour. He has always been a big fan of Michelin tyre products. As expected, he said that have never been let down by Michelin products and would always recommend them.
Richard always gives us some feedback. Especially, about the performance of his car and tyres. Thus, in order that we may pass relevant information to our other customers. So, who may be looking for advice. On his return from Germany. He said that, “the Cup 2 tyres are on another level in the wet, in the dry I personally found regulating the pressures was more demanding than the Cup 1 tyres and also felt them go off quicker”.
Importantly, Richard loves the power and the handling. Of these great German cars. hence, making the Porsche one of the most iconic Sports Cars manufacturers. In the World. He loves testing out his metallic grey 911 Turbo which is the main vehicle of choice in the majority of the Porsche Driving Experiences.
The 911 fitted with the Sport Cup 2 Tyres, is known for its outstanding handling with all that power delivered from its rear mounted engine through those big fat rear wheels and tyres.
These tyres will be fitted as original equipment onto some of the new Ford Focus RS high performance models of cars.
The Mumbai Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch was inaugurated by Satish Sharma, president, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Apollo Tyres and ex English footballer Bryan Robson.
This will be a truly great innovation? a football pitch made from recycled rubber.
This is not the first time that we here at Pellon Tyres have heard about the Apollo Tyres Pitch. When we first started to deal with Apollo tyres,, we were asked if there was any junior football clubs who needed an all weather training pitch.
We immediately came up with a local Yorkshire junior football club. Called “Tingley Rangers”. Their football pitches were continuously water logged in the winter months. The pitches were not playable. Neither could the players train, because of the bad and water logged fields.
Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch
However We were told about the Rubber Football Pitch, which was suitable for the training area at Tingley. This would have been great for the players to train on during the winter and the club was very excited at the prospect of training on an all weather pitch.
Time went by. So we kept in touch with Apollo representative. Concerning, when the pitch would be laid. We now know that we were being put off. By the giant tyre company. We were eventually told that the Football Pitch idea had been cancelled due to unknown reasons. The club were very disappointed and so was i.
We thought that the Rubber Football Pitch idea had been put to rest and i was surprised to see that a whole football pitch as been built in India?
Perhaps Apollo will be able to explain their change of mind?
As long as it is affordable it could be a great success. I believe that the Rubber Football Pitch, could be available for training pitches for amateur football clubs here in the UK, but when i dont know.