Tyre Inspection Imperative-Checking the tyres could save your life?

Tyre Inspection Imperative

Tyre Inspection Imperative

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.

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Under-inflated Tyres;tread depth should be taken at least every two weeks

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.

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UK Tyre Safety-www.tyresafe.org – Tyre Safety that covers the UK

UK Tyre Safety

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Changing a wheel could be a thing of the past?

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”.

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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?

Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres-2016 Ford Focus RS fitted with Michelin tyres

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Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres

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.

The guys name is Richard. Hence, he even travels to Germany to test his skills at the Nürburgring  race circuit, using his Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tyres. He also uses other Michelin tyre products including Michelin Alpin winter tyres.

Quality Sport Cup 2 Tyres

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.

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Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch-India’s first football pitch made from recycled rubber

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Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch

Apollo Tyres Rubber Football Pitch

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.

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HOW TO DRIVE ON WINTER TYRES-Hubert Ptaszek-Kamil Kozdroń-Peugeot 208 T16 R5-Testing Car & Tyres

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Its great to see how these guys can put a car through its paces. Hence, driving on snow and ice is one of the ultimate tests. Of a driver’s skills.

Therefore, this video shows how  it should be done. It also shows how good winter tyres are and the limits that good drivers can take the car to when fitted with winter tyres.

It certainly is a great visual explanation on how to drive on winter tyres.

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This could be many parts of the UK on Thursday as our first snow of the new year is expected?

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2016 Winter Tyres – Snow may be on its way in the UK

2016 Winter Tyres

2016 Winter Tyres

 

2016 Winter Tyres are developed to provide better grip and stopping distances than normal tyres at lower temperatures, find out more here…

After probably the mildest and wettest period it British weather since records were kept , it looks like it will be getting colder with some snow on the Horizon?

Winter tyres are also great in the wet conditions and can give the driver complete confidence when driving on wet and flooded roads. The winter tyres will get rid of all the water that the heavens can throw at us?

2016 Winter Tyres

I always have winter tyres fitted to our vehicles and last week was a point in case. My daughter has recently moved into  a house in Mytholmroyd, and i think you know what must be coming next?

She received a phone call to say that her home was flooded and she was desperate to get there. She spent Christmas at our house, but needed to inspect her house on Boxing day.

2016 Winter Tyres

We set off in the torrential rain. Only to find that all roads to Mytholmroyd and beyond were blocked by floods. We have collected many customers cars in the hills surrounding the Calder valley. Thus, I had pretty good knowledge. About how to get around the small single track roads.That would lead me down the Cragg Vale road to my daughters house.

What I did not count on was the torrents of water. Hence, that were teaming down these small steep valley roads. However, thanks to my trusty winter tyres. We ploughed on through the water and eventually made it to my daughters house.

I am writing this on the morning of the 1st of Jan 2016.Up to now this is only our second frost of the winter.

I believe the same has occurred in the USA . New York has had temperatures in the 20 deg C range, during December and i think that this is also some kind of a record,

Some friends of ours have recently gone skiing in Boston?

Well there was NO snow. Except for some artificial stuff. I am sure though that winter will return with vengeance, and all those who have bought winter tyres will not feel so bad when they are ploughing through snow with the greatest of confidence, in a car fitted with their winter tyres.

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Brakes Fail-How to Stop a Car with No Brakes: 11 Steps (with Pictures)

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Brakes Fail;How to Stop a Car with No Brakes. Imagine you’re exiting the freeway on that killer ramp with the steep grade and the hairpin turn. You try the brakes and… nothing happens. Careening toward the guardrail at , you brace yourself for a…

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Actually this is a good article? Drivers think that it will never happen to them, but believe me it is more common than you think.

In my opinion the Brakes Fail problem occurs after a DIY brake job. This usually happens on the older car that includes rear brake drums.

I can always remember, when i was a junior mechanic, learning the trade. One of the areas that i struggled on, was the small springs that held the brake shoes in place.

These little springs never seemed to go back into the same place as when they were removed. This is the kind of problem that the amateur mechanic faces when doing their own repairs. I eventually learned to get it right after much practice, but the DIY mechanic only has one or two attempts.

At the same time don’t think that they realise how important it is to free off all the moving parts that we associate with rear brake drums?

There are small levers that operate the hand brake and enable the brake shoes to operate in tandem. If these levers are not freed off and lubricated it could lead to sized up rear brakes.

This then leads to the over heating of the brakes and loss of brake fluid and then Brakes Fail. The brakes then fail and the procedures in this article have to be brought into play. I have known brake fluid to reach boiling point and evaporate altogether, leaving the car and driver with Brakes Fail.

This actually happened to me,when i was a youth, i over adjusted the rear drums. These overheated and failed? I stopped on a large side walk in Preston UK, without injuring any body?

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Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre-ATR, Mud Tyres, SUV tyres

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre;If you need mud tyres, perfect on the road too, choose SCORPION™ ATR: it facilitates the most demanding off-road driving and guarantees maximum comfort on all types of terrain.

This new Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre, from Pirelli, follows in the new trend from tyre makers, of having a summer tyre with winter capabilities. The new Pirelli Scorpion has an heavy duty off road tread pattern that will allow the driver to go off road.

This is beneficial for the SUV driver. Most SUV’s come out on a normal summer tyre, which are useless off road or on snow and ice. Most drivers go off road a little even if it is only on a grass verge.

I have seen SUV’s actually stuck on a grass verge or on the edge of a school playing field.

Last summer our local football club.Held a very popular car boot sale. It was held on the actual football field. Hence, with car parking near bye. The day started off nice and sunny. But was later followed by a real heavy downpour of rain.

I could not believe how many drivers were stuck on the wet grass. The bigger the vehicle the more stuck they were? the large BMW and Mercedes SUV vehicles suffered the most. I always recommend, that they fit an all weather tyre when they replace the first set of tyres. This new Pirelli Scorpion looks ideal for the job.

Pirelli Scorpion SUV All season tyre

Other tyres from the Pirelli winter range include the “SCORPION™ WINTER” which have been especially  designed to fit modern SUVs and CUVs, for the use of winter motoring, with a special emphasis on the upper end class of vehicle, including the SUV’s and cross-over vehicles.

The main reason for this tyre was to control better down-hill braking and cornering in snow and other winter road conditions, whilst keeping total control of your vehicle. These were especially designed with the larger size tyres fitted to the likes of the BMW and Mercedes people carriers, to help in bad winter weather conditions. Mud terrain tyres are also very popular amongst keen 4 x 4 Drivers.

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Under-inflated Tyres-Research into effects of under-inflated tyres

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Under-inflated Tyres; Research carried out by Michelin revealed that drivers are letting tyre pressure affect them money-wise.

There is no doubt that drivers are throwing away money. So, by not checking their tyre pressures at regular intervals. Of course prompting the possibility of tyre troubles. The images tell it all? Day after day we remove tyres from cars that could have been used for at least another month.

You can clearly see the affect that under and over inflated tyre pressures have on the wear of your tyres. The drivers of SUV’s and the larger saloon cars are the worse culprits. Even with the price of tyres dropping so much, they are still an expensive item?

Under-inflated Tyres

The premature wear is costing motorists some money and they don’t even know it. Under-inflated Tyres must cost the country billions of

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Under-inflated Tyres;tread depth should be taken at least every two weeks

pounds in premature tyre wear. I think that it could come down to the waste culture in general. It seams the bigger and more expensive the car, then the less care is taken about the state of the tyres?

Tyre wear also affects how your car reacts in certain driving conditions. We have all followed a car and caravan along the motorway and noticed how the caravan begins to sway from side to side.

This is caused by two things ,either the tyres are under inflated, or just one of the tyre may be under inflated, or the caravan is overloaded and with the wrong load indexes on the tyres.

The swaying can be the same as your car. it causes under steering and over steering.

We have all felt this affect, when cornering a little too fast. If your tyres are near to the limit or if you have incorrect tyre pressures, then you could lose control of the car when braking or cornering.

All because you cars tyre pressures had not been checked?

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Continental Tyres South Africa- celebrate the 70th Anniversary.

Continental Tyres South Africa

Continental Tyres South Africa

Conti Tyre  Africa (CTSA) is celebrating a significant milestone as the company reaches its 70th anniversary this year.

Some parts of the world can get away by using these one stop bucket shops. The reason is that they are not profitable? not here in the UK ?

Continental Tyres South Africa

I must admit that i do like the style and layout. But they are more akin with the American franchise outlets. This outlet in South Africa is obviously a Continental tyre franchise. Naturally, it looks very nice and is decked out with the Continental tyres logo.

In the UK it would not be profitable to run with a single tyre brand. Because our competition is far greater, then we need to be offer a multi-brand choice. Hence, to our retail customers.

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Of course, Continental tyres are in the top three tier when it comes to making tyres. Car tyres are in my opinion the German companies forte.

The successful tyre company made their debut when Queen Victoria was on the throne here in the UK, 1871. Of course this was in the German city of Hanover. So, from that year on then the German tyre makers have strived to develop products to enable all types of vehicles have better mobility.

Naturally, as time and new technologies were invented in the Automotive section then Conti were able to produce tyre products to service their needs. Human mobility was to be paramount! Transport was the new way forward in human development and Conti did not disappoint.

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Bringing time forward then Conti are on the forefront of tyre innovations. So, such new developments as “self seal tyres“, Also more recently the  “ContiSense” was developed and  is based on the development of electrically conductive rubber compounds that enable electric signals to be sent from a sensor in the tire to a receiver in the car.

Also including, “ContiAdapt” which combines micro-compressors integrated into the wheel to adjust the tyre pressure with a variable-width rim.

Continental continue with a stream of great ideas and ingenuity regarding tyre development and tyre safety.