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Kumho tyres are the first choice for millions of car owners across the globe.Our tyres are fitted as factory standard on many famous car brands including Holden, Hyundai, Kia, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz and Ford.

Kumho tyres are now a world player in the tyre market thanks to aggressive advertising and motorsport sponsorship.

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Kumho tyres are now world renowned

BMW touring car series, using Kumho tyres at Croft race track.

Kumho Tyres-Car Tyres- are one of the main mid-range tyre brands . For this reason, we have sold here in Halifax UK, for more than six years now.
One of the ways that Kumho tyres have promoted themselves. To one of the top positions in the world.Because of this, through their involvement in motorsport.

They are one of the up and coming suppliers of tyres to the motor racing world. Therefore, have made tremendous progress over the past fifteen years.As expected, including race and rally tyre products.
Most Kumho tyres are made at their flagship factory in Gwangju, South Korea, and this is where they have developed and tested their highly praised formula 3 (F3) tyres. This plant is very high tech and hygienic, to make this type of tyre, without dust particles and in a spotless atmosphere which is now one of the criteria for making the best tyre products, they are far from the dirty old tyre factories of old.

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Kumho tyres are now operating the European motorsport part of the company from just outside Birmingham, and it is here that they supply tyres for the F3n race series as well as other circuit racing and rally and rallycross tyres.

Other up and coming news.Of course, is the announcement that Kumho tyres will be the sole supplier of tyres. Therefore, for the fastest Mini to be made so far the limited edition John Cooper Works GP car.
Kumho’s Road legal, semi slick ECSTA V70A tyres. In a new 215/40 ZR17 83W size primarily developed.Consequently,  in conjunction with BMW for fitment to the new MINI GP.

The Korean tyre company has also had some success. Especially, in the original equipment supplying side of the business. Kumho, have been approved as a supplier to some of the BMW Series 3 range of cars. For this reason, which is produced in the BMW Munich factory, this is a great coop for Kumho and will mean more sales as the Kumho tyres are replaced when the cars become second and third hand.
These BMW’s will be kitted out with 225/55R16 Ecsta HM Kh31 tyres, which have been developed with the luxury car market in mind. The tyre includes new HP tread technology which will give the BMW’s better responsive handling and steering stability especially in different weather conditions and also better-wet weather traction.

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This is just a snippet of what Kumho tyres are doing.Consequently, to become one of the world’s major tyre companies. More reading…http://kumhotyre.co.uk/our-tyres/motorsport/

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Michelin Classic-Classic Tyre range from perhaps the worlds leading tyre makers.

Michelin Classic

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The thing I love about this story, the Michelin classic it ,is the fact that this is what i was brought up on, all these different types of Michelin’s bring back great memories to me.

The tyre industry has brought me a great life. And I feel very proud when I look back, that I started off in the sixties and except for a spell of a couple of years, I have worked in the tyre industry, for all my life.

This Michelin classic article helps me bring many memories and the good old days!

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Michelin classic is the true word when it comes to their history and the string of classic tyres that they have produced over the years, beginning with the classic “X” radial tyre, the tyre that was the envy of the tyre world. Michelin then proceeded to improve on the “X” tyre, bringing out such well known favourites as the “ZX” and the “XZX”.
These steel belted radials will be well remembered by the older guys, because no other tyre company could match the impressive mileage that you could get from these tyres. The only slight downside that I remember was that they were a little prone to skidding in wet weather, but never the less these were still the tyres to beat for quality and high mileage.

Michelin Classic

In the early days I worked for a Dunlop tyres owned outlet. I can always remember that the Michelin product, (that is now referred to as a Michelin classic) . Hence, would be slagged off by the guys from Dunlop. But I realised later that it was just jealousy .  I soon realised that whatever tyres we sold you could not escape from the quality and class of the Michelin designed products, that have now become a Michelin classic in their own right.
A little later on in my career I diverted to truck and earthmover tyres. So I missed some of Michelin’s car design tyres. As a result ,such as the “XAS” and the “XVS”. Which were developed for the faster and more comfortable cars . Hence, that were coming out mainly from Germany. For example, such as the BMW’s and the Mercedes sedan type cars. These tyres provided

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Michelin classic ZX tyre

comfort and safety. As well as the now legendary Michelin high mileage. Michelin were one of the first tyre companies to bring out their tyres. Thus, with different speed ratings . That would suit this new type of car. That we were now seeing.
Hence the French tyre giants have always commanded a premium price for their tyre products. But they have proved that time and time again the extra money has been well worth paying and in my opinion they are still the number one tyre company in the world, always striving to create better tyre products and new innovations.

Michelin Classic

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Testing Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS 06 -A new type of Summer-Winter tyre.

Testing Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS 06

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Continental tyres do not like the term ,”all-season“. I too think that new terminology is required and is an old stale tyre term.

The term of “all-season”, in my opinion, means neither one or another. It reminds me of poor quality and performance in any weather. The tyre was originally made for the motorists who did not want to change over from summer tyres to winter tyres.

It became a sort of half-way house if you get my drift. You will find that this is still the case today. Although in recent years, we find that drivers are reverting to the real thing. Consequently, drivers are now buying winter tyres.

Also, companies such as Michelin, are bringing out a different winter/summer tyre combination, they call the  Cross/Climate. Continental tyres have also brought out the Continental Contact CT22. Different countries have different tyre requirements. Including Europe and the USA.

Testing Continental’s ExtremeContact DWS 06

The difference is in the north and south. The north being much colder and requiring winter tyres. The southern countries use mainly summer tyres.The different conditions, includes countries, like the UK.  In many parts of Europe, it’s the law for people to switch to winter tyres during the cold months or you’ll be fined.

The choice these days is fantastic. Tyre producers are bringing out new safer products all the time. There is a tyre out there to suit your driving conditions and pocket. If you are not sure, then call in to see your local independent tyre dealer.

Timing may be everything. Certainly, in the Ultra High-Performance All-Season category, the timing was right for Continental when they launched the original Extreme Contact DWS. Six years later it’s time for their next Ultra High-Performance All-Season tire, the Extreme Contact DWS 06.

The Extreme Contact DWS06 is not available on the European tyre market. However the ContiWinterContact™ TS 850 and the ContiWinterContact TS 830 are available to fit many car models.

Does this new design offer more than just a strong family resemblance?

Tyre Safety-Premium v Budget Tyres Wet Braking Test – Continental Car Tyres

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This tyre was a car tyre fitted with a bubble on the tread without the owner knowing anything about it?

Tyre Safety-Premium v Budget Tyres Wet Braking Test

Many of our customers, who call into see us in Halifax. It is easy to see that they find difficulty in choosing a tyre.This can be can be difficult. They look similar and until you get them

In fact, it is true what they say, “they look similar” but until you get them onto your car. You pay your money but you do not know how they are going to perform out on the road. This is an excellent video to help inform you. it shows the difference between cheap tyres and more expensive tyres.

Watch this wet braking test to see the difference between a set of Continental premium tyres and a set of cheaper budget tyres that look similar but perform very differently on the road. This may help you decide which ones you want to spend your money on. we all have a choice?

The budget tyre took an average of 14 metres or 3 and 1/2 car lengths extra to stop. When the premium tyre had come to a stop, the car on budget tyres was still travelling at 31mph.

Michelin Racing Tyres returns as tyre supplier for STCC – TouringCarTimes

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Michelin is back as tyre supplier for the Scandinavian Touring Car Championship ahead of the 2015 season. ”We are happy to have reached…

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Another good news story from Michelin racing tyres, they will take over from Yokohama of Japan shortly.

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There is no doubt that some of the best tyres in the world. will now be driven by some of the best drivers in the world.Of course, from the Scandinavian countries. When Michelin racing tyres become suppliers of their excellent products.Thus, for the upcoming 2015 season of the Scandinavian touring car season (STCC).
The Scandinavian touring car championship was at one time split. Accordingly,into two different countries. The Danish Championship and the Swedish Championship. Of course, the event became more prestigious in 2011. Because, the two were joined at they became the michelin racing tyresScandinavian touring car championships (STCC).
Yokohama tyres were the suppliers to the STCC, but the tyre deal has now gone to Michelin racing tyres.For this reason, they will be sole suppliers to the Scandinavian cars. Yokohama tyres have a foreign involvement in the type of racing and are still tyre suppliers for the European Touring Car Cup (ETCC), and also the World Touring car Championships.Michelin racing tyres

Michelin racing tyres

Are dipping their feet in the world of motorsport again.Thereby supplying tyres to other types of racing.Including the FE championships. Which are of course, the F1 version using electric cars.
“Michelin is back as the official tire supplier in the STCC. Four classes will compete on the deck from the French manufacturer Michelin 2015 and will supply four classes in the STCC package. Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia is joined by sister class Swedish GT formula car class Formula Renault 1.6 and the main class STCC”, said a spokesman for the Scandinavian championship.
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Michelin Racing Tyres

We also sell Michelin Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. By using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. naturally, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing.For this reason, we are also an official MOT testing station. Naturally, are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Continental Winter Contact Tyres-SI, Top tyre for winter performance Winter Tyre Review: !

Continental Winter Contact Tyres

Continental Winter Contact Tyres

Ca Question Winter Tire Review: Consequently, Continental Continental Tyres Winter Contact SI. As expected, are the top tyre for winter performance! !

As a result, if you own a BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz. Equally, or you are just an amateur of performance cars. naturally, even in winter? Therefore, be sure to have a look on the Continental Tyres Winter Contact SI! It’s a new model

ContiWinterContact TS 810 Sport

Accordingly, posts have to be up dated ! So, it may be that the tyre company have updated their range of products and entered the market place with something new !

In the case of this particular post then it is Continental that have updated their tyre range to include the ContiWinterContact TS 810 Sport.

because vehicles are becoming more specialized then so the tyres have to match . So, in this case then Continental have developed a cold weather tyre for the high performance car range.

A Pure winter tyre

Significantly, this new winter tyre has been added to the range for use in the winter months. So, with the temperature dipping bellow the important 7 degree C  then these specialist tyres are an important upgrade.

As we all know winter is not just about snow and ice ! Heavy rain and extremely wet roads can be just as hazardous . So Continental have developed the ContiWinterContact TS 810 Sport tyre. Combining  superb handling with good wet grip and safe driving characteristics on cold, wintry roads.

Engineered to include stiff shoulder blocks. Delivering outstanding cornering stability. So the band-shaped tread in the centre of the tyre ensures short braking distances.

This new Conti tyre is definitely an winner and well worth a look at. Especially, if you are driving a performance car . So, throughout the whole year including the dreaded winter months.

Eric Roberts

Summer Tyres Versus All-Season-What to opt for: summer tyres or all-season ones?

Summer Tyres Versus All-Season

Summer Tyres Versus All-Season

Summer Tyres Versus All-Season

This is getting easier as time goes bye. First, it depends what time of the year , that you are buying your tyres? At the end of summer and the beginning of autumn. I would say is the best time to buy all-season tyres.

if you live in an area that may have some snow fall then I would look at a good set of conventional winter tyres. For this reason I would probably choose Nokian winter tyres. Nokian have proved outstanding in winter tyre tests.

For regular motoring and the summer ahead of you. Then perhaps a set of normal summer tyres would be as good as anything. Believe it or not, summer tyres are still the popular tyres that we supply at Pellon tyres here in Halifax UK.

All-weather tyres are starting to get some momentum. Perhaps mainly because of the large amount of TV advertising. Hence, that Michelin Tyres have done in the recent past.

Eric Roberts

 

What to opt for: summer tyres or all-season ones?

Waste tyres-are great for growing thing in especially potatoes and bedding plants

Waste tyres

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This is a great alternative to the traditional way of raising potatoes in rows and best for any confined space.
Growing potatoes in tires is enexpensi…

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Of course, another great way of using old tyres is to use them as PLANTERS. So, it is surprising how good they can look when painted. Or you can just use them as they are in your back yard.

naturally, I am a keen gardener and i am speaking from experience. Consequently, the tyres hold water and also heat, they are a great growing container.

Waste tyres as Planters are a great idea

Since becoming a keen blogger and searching the internet for ideas and stories about my specialist subject. Mainly tyres and all other garage related news items that may spring up.

I am not surprised at the ingenuity and ideas that the general public come up with. So, when utilizing, with what many people would see as rubbish.
The rubbish that I am referring to is old waste tyres. Waste tyres have always been an environmental hazard. Of course, and are still regularly dumped on spare ground and in country lanes ! We have all seen them. This always happens, whenever we have to pay something to dispose of.  Then we will get the dark side of the tyre trade just dumping their old waste tyres.
Subsequently, I have written about this for ages . Until the practice stops I will continue to do so. On the other hand I think it is great to see this leveled out by the number of people.

Who are constantly looking for ways of using a tyre when it has reached the end of its life.

Old tyres are new used for many things, including children play areas, tile flooring, tarmac additives and many more, but the one use that keeps turning up is the use of old tyres for growing waste tyresplants in, “planter’s.
Those who know me well will tell you that I too am a keen gardener and now use some old tyres as planters. When I first saw this I shuddered at the thought of using old tyres to grow things in, I think it was because I see tyres every day and were sick of the site of them especially the old ones, which are costing me £1 each to dispose of.

However one spring day I decided to give it a try

but first of all my wife Michelle painted them for me, I think that they look better that way and were more acceptable if they looked a pretty colour. The first crop I grew was in fact potatoes. I did this because I wanted to try to see if I could find another way of not having to earth them up to encourage a bigger crop of potatoes.
When the green stems and leaves grew, I simply placed the same size tyre on top and topped it with new soil.

Waste tyres conserve water and heat

To be truthful the system worked well. I found that the waste tyres absorbed the sunlight and heat from the sun gives an ideal growing climate for the plants. Also the inside part of the tyres, holds water and moisture. The downside to this was the fact that this is the ideal place for SLUGS to live and breed, but I suppose that that is a different story and we all have our own methods of dealing with the slug problem?waste tyres
I have posted some great pictures of painted tyres, on this article and hope you will enjoy converting waste tyres into planters.

Eric Roberts


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Winter tyres As the November 2021 Snow Falls

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Another great Michelin video.

We are the half way stage of winter here in Halifax Yorkshire UK. I must admit that as the owner of a successful tyre business, I still feel the need to write about the important of winter tyres versus summer tyres (2), as the beginning of winter approaches in November.
I am not the only one in fact there are thousands of safety conscious tyre manufacturers and tyre retailer. Who like me try to get the driving public to fit winter tyres versus summer tyres(2). As the winter approaches.
In general I am pleased with the response of the public over the past five winters, there has been a growing trend to fit winter tyres, by the public, as they realise how much safer they are when coping with the winter weather, including the growing amount of snow that we are having these days.

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The sipes in this winter tyre are easy to see

In the old days we would only ever see the rich customers, who were going to drive to Europe, probably skiing.

These drivers would have to fit winter tyres versus summer tyres

Here we are again another winter in the Pennine town of Halifax UK. We usually see our first snow fall in November ! So this year 2021 has been no different.

After a spell of dry days and mild weather then we were bombarded by a massive storm system on the 26th/27th . The storm came as a “Red warning” and was names s “Arwen” by the UK met office.

Storm struck in the middle of the night

Consequently we were awaken by a massive flash of lightening followed very closely by a huge clap of thunder. This was right above our heads. The gales swept in and deposited a few inches of fresh snow . Especially over the Halifax area.

The first snow fall has always been exciting to me. Because of course we sell a variety of winter tyres and all season tyres.

Unfortunately the winds were very strong and brought down some power lies in the Halifax area. In our case the phones were not working correctly and for some reason our internet went down. However we reverted to the old fashioned ways, pre the internet and carried on by dealing with our customers over the counter and issuing hand written bills.


I must admit that we were all excited !

Especially when a customer ordered some snow tyres. As it was a change from our normal routine of fitting the same old tyres to the same old cars. Older tyre depot owners will recollect this and know what I mean?
As time went on more and more European countries would have to fit winter tyres by law and so the tyre manufacturers had to come up with a better winter tyre product. Cars were getting faster and more comfortable to drive and so different materials were used in the tyres compound to make them more flexible in cold weather.

Winter versus summer tyres-Silica introduced

The introduction of silica into the tyres compound helped to solve this problem. Also the tyre companies had to come up with ways to dissipate the water and slush that clogged up the tread which had previously been done by fitting a heavy tread with big lugs, for grip. The big lugs were affective but would build up road noise at speed.
Tyre companies started to experiment by using more  tinier slits, that were previously used, which would open up and release trapped snow and water, enabling the tyre to grip on the surface, they allowed a bigger surface area to give the tyre better grip and traction. These are known as “sipes”, I talk all the time about sipes but they were an important evolution in the development of the modern winter tyre.


These two combinations the silica and the addition of a much effective tread pattern

Of course, were the key ingredients that help develop the modern winter tyre versus summer tyres. These tyres are now also available in all sizes to fit all cars including SUV and Crossover cars.
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Michelin CrossClimate NHS Blood-Transplant selects Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres

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Michelin CrossClimate NHS Blood-Transplant

An article from the “Fleet news” about the choice of the Michelin CrossClimate + tyres  for the NHS blood and transplant vehicles. For this reason, these cars are always seen going flat out with their valuable cargo from one hospital to another.

To me it is a non-brainer. Hence, to fit the safest all round tyre. Thus, for the purpose of emergency delivering at a high speed. Therefore, it does not stand thinking about. These vehicles should have the best tyres available for the job.

Well worth a look at if you are thinking of a new set of tyres. Michelin have come up with a great  and safer tyre product.

Eric Roberts

Source: NHS Blood and Transplant selects Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres