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All Continental Tyres Stuff

All Continental Tyres Stuff

Of course, the compound on the Conti tyres, is generated from computers. Hence, to provide the tyres with tread pattern .Including , high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks.

Naturally, this is also backed by placing the sipes. Subsequently, in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. Significantly, at one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy. Of course, when driving on normal tarmac roads. The Continental tyres. Thus, with all their siping can now run much quieter, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design

Continental Tyres-Ten Reasons Why they are So Popular here in the UK.

Continental tyres were first made in Hanover, Germany

Continental made soft rubber products and solid tyres for the first bicycles and horse drawn carriages. In 1892 the company then started to make the first Pneumatic tyres in Germany.continental tyres

  • Moving on to 1901 Continental tyres made the first tyre to have a tread pattern. This was for added grip, and it was already clear that the German tyre company were becoming very innovative.
  •  In 1905 not long after the addition of a tread pattern. Continental invented the anti-skid tyre, which was a forerunner the studded snow tyres that we are familiar with today.
  • Continental tyres celebrated their 50th anniversary.They were to be the first German tyre company to add textiles to the tyre product with the addition of cord casing onto the market. Linen was the material that was used before this new method. This discovery was now to be replaced with a more workable cord fibre fabric. At the same time, they started to make large pneumatic tyres fit trucks.
  •  In 1926 carbon black was to be introduced into the tyres compound. This would give the tyres more strength and make them last longer. Once again Continental were leaders in innovation and strove to make a better product.
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  • Had already been involved in early motorsport events. In the mid-1930’s racing tyres were fitted to Auto-Union and Mercedes racing cars with four straight wins in the German Grand Prix. They also were beating numerous speed records. Their tyres were proving to be of exceptional quality even in the early years.
  • The war years saw very little movement from Continental but productions. But in 1945 production resumed after permission from the British government. In 1955 Continental started producing the “tubeless tyres” that would be fitted to most cars.
  • Bringing things more up to date. 1979 would see Continental buying American tyre company Uniroyal.Thus, gave Continental a much larger base in Europe. This would be the start of the German tyre maker. Therefore Becoming so common here in the UK.
  • The Eighties would see more acquisitions, with the purchase of General tyres in America and a cheap tyre brand from Portugal called Mabor tyres. Both Mabor and General were well-known brands here in the UK.
  •  Continental tyres then bought a large share of Czech tyre company Barum, another famous budget tyre brand, along with 50 tyre dealer outlets. At this stage, they were well known all across Europe and not only here in the UK. They had amassed more than 2000 tyre retailers across 18 European countries and were now becoming contenders for the largest tyre company in the World, a feat that they later achieved.

Continental tyres are no doubt the world’s biggest tyre innovators in the world. They have put billions of Euros into tyre research and development.

 

 

Tyre awards keep coming for Continental Tyres

Tyre awards & more: Independent journalists, consumer champions, environmental bodies and tyre buyers have one thing in common: they give Continental awards

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Continental really are a top tyre company, with many quality achievements and top tyre test results, winning some of the top tyre awards.

Continental tyres are second to none as far as research and development goes. They are always contributing to environmental issues and trying out new ideas and using different products to use in place of the dirty oil based materials. These are the bad materials that cause greenhouse gases.

Continental also support women’s football. Continental tyres are supporting their third season of sponsorship of The FA WSL and would you believe it they have committed themselves to a further  four years of support from 2014-2018 to partner the women’s game. This also includes support to the  England Women’s Team, The FA Women’s Cup,  and the newly extended  FA WSL and The FA WSL Continental Cup.  In addition, Continental will continue to support The FA Girls Football Festivals; a national programme to increase participation at grassroots level.

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Continental Tyres supporting local female football.

This brings me onto the next football story on a more local level. Continental have contributed and large number of training vests and warm up kits. As well as training aids to one of our local ladies open age football teams. The under tens girls team of the Tingley Athletic football club here in Yorkshire UK.

Continental Tyres and Pellon Tyre & AutoCentre Ltd support Grass roots football
The Tingley U10s Girls received a Continental Warm up Kit to boost their training supplies this week after a kind donation by Continental. Debbie Bastow, who manages the Open Age Ladies team at Tingley. She also works at Pellon Tyre & AutoCentre Ltd, Halifax. It was agreed after a meeting recently with the Continental rep. He said that he would be happy to continue their ongoing support with grassroots football by giving a warm up kit. The kit consists of bibs, balls, cones, bag and pop up goal.
Nicola Smith who manages the U10s has been doing a great job this season. The team is growing in confidence and skills. They are currently looking for new players to join next season and will be training throughout the summer, they play in the West Riding Junior Girls Football League. They generally have matches every weekend. It is a good thing when giant companies like Continental tyres can take time out to help the female game at a local level.

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Continental Tire Terrain Contact A/T-also available in the UK the ContiCrossContact AT

ContiCrossContact AT

ContiCrossContact AT

Introducing the #TerrainContact A/T from our friends at Continental Tire!—The ideal all terrain #tire for CUV, SUV, & Light Trucks w/the durability to conquer dirt, gravel, & grass while providing a quiet, comfortable ride on pavement. This is the tire that strikes a balance between off-road traction & on road manners!

High performance for off-road driving. ContiCrossContact AT

I believe from my research that the American version and the one available in the UK, are the same tyre. Therefore I must apologise. if I am wrong.The ContiCrossContact AT feels at home on all surfaces. The open shoulder provides very good handling characteristics on off-road terrain. The progressive and wear resistant tread compound

The ContiCrossContact AT is the one available here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK. The tyre is ideal for the different road surfaces, that we find in the Halifax area. Naturally, the region is very hilly. Because of this, there are also different road surfaces to contend with.

Of course, we have normal tarmac roads, but we also have dirt tracks further into the hills. The Pirelli ContiCrossContact AT feels at home on all road surface.

The open shoulders of the tyres help to  provide very good handling characteristics on farm tracks and gravel off-road terrain. The tread design and  wear resistant tread compound offers the potential for high mileage performance. Consequently, the ContiCrossContact AT tyre has three circumferential rows of blocks. Thus  guaranteeing  that the Pirelli tyre rolls very smoothly and quietly.

Consequently, the ContiCrossContact AT tyre has three circumferential rows of blocks. Thus  guaranteeing  that the Pirelli tyre rolls very smoothly and quietly. This gives the tyre a smooth transition between rough tracks and the tarmac roads.

This tyre would appeal to our customers with the steep drives that are a common feature in the Halifax area.

Highlights:

  • High-performance all-terrain tyre, superb on and off-road performance.
  • Excellent traction.
  • Outstanding mileage performance and quiet ride.

Continental Tyres develop low rolling resistance tyres for electric cars – Autocar Professional

Continental Tyres develop low rolling resistance tyres

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Continental, electric vehicles, hybrids, Conti.eContact

Continental Tyres develop low rolling resistance tyres

Consequently, the giant German tyre company, have developed this new tyre. Hence, with the aid of fellow German company VW . So and will fall in line with most other leading tyre companies . Who are now making similar models of tyres.

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Continental tyres are joining the tyre revolution,

Continental tyres have achieved this by developing more environmentally friendly tyre products. This can be done by improving the rolling resistance of the tyres. This means the tyres will offer less friction resistance.Naturally, between the road and the tyres; this allows the tyre to go further in one turn. Thus, using less fuel and therefore making the car more fuel efficient.
This is only one small part of the overall picture.Thus, from the car manufacturer’s point of view. Which have to reach severe reductions in their overall emissions reductions. Of course,that are set by various groups of countries and individual governments.

Continental tyres use Green Chilli oils in their compounds

The tyres will be known as the Conti E Contact.Of course,  are now available for the SUV market. Continental tyres also use a vegetable oil made from a “Green Chilli” compound. Which is the latest achievement in reduced rolling resistance and performance. Naturally, for excellent tyre handling and safety and better braking.
Yokohama adds Orange peel oil.
Different tyre makers achieve this goal in a variety of ways. Yokohama tyres from Japan have developed the use of the various oils.Specifically orange peel oil in the mix of their compounds to reduce the number of petrochemicals that are used. This also reduces the tyres reliance on carbon-based chemicals and makes the product greener and more

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Yokohama orange peel oil symbol

environmentally friendly.
This new tyre is aimed at the very modern compact car market.  The AE-01 is constructed from a jaw breaking 80% of renewable materials. Including the orange peel oil and a nano-blend of oils, a great achievement.

Continental tyres are still in the “Dandelion Latex” development story

Continental tyres along with the giant Bridgestone tyre company. Are still hedging their bets. On the future use of the dandelion plant to produce latex. With a similar molecular structure to rubber latex. But we are still a few years away from this being used and tested on tyres that are to be utilised by the public. The tyre companies are investing millions of dollars in research and development, as they see the dandelion as a great benefit in the future.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of

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Russian varieties of dandelions will be grown in vast quantities.

We also sell Continental Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk .

Eric Roberts

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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 word,”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 ExtremeContact DWS06. 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 ExtremeContact DWS. Six years later it’s time for their next Ultra High-Performance All-Season tire, the ExtremeContact DWS 06.

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

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

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.

Tyre Safety-Premium v Budget Tyres Wet Braking Test

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 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

 

Continental Sport Contact 6 – Track Tested to show off its handling and performance

Continental Sport Contact 6

Continental Sport Contact 6-WE head out to the Blister Berg Circuit to test out the Continental Tire’s new ultra high-performance tyre, the SportContact 6.

Continental Sport Contact 6

Continental Sport Contact 6

Designed for sports and high-performance vehicles. Black Chili for maximum grip in all directions enables supreme driving experience.

To enhance the power and performance of the new Continental Sport Contact 6, the guys in the laboratory at Continental have made further developments with the “Black Chili” tread compound. In the new Continental Sport Contact 6, there are two main things, which ensure maximum road holding when the tyre is pushed to its limits.

The Continental Sport Contact 6 tyres rubber compound is so designed as to bind with the surface of the road. At the same time, the tyres footprint generates chemical reactions, between the tyre compound bonds with the road surface, which ensures high adhesion, acting like small suction pads due to the behaviour of individual atoms at nanoscopic level.

All this technology gives the Sport Contact 6 fantastic grip on the road-surface. This give grip during cornering, braking and also fast acceleration, both on dry and wet roads. The tyres top speed has been established at 220 MPH, meaning that the new tyre has to cope with massive structural pressures and forces, due to forces such as centrifugal force.

This of course is established by strong construction materials and manufacturing. These materials are created with new materials such as “Aralon 350”, which is specially developed for the Continental Sport Contact 6.

Using the “Aralon 350” material which as I say was especially for the  Sport Contact 6, Continental utilises a synthetic fibre developed by two yarns made from strong aramid and closely interwoven with a yarn of flexible nylon. The yarn is then impregnated with rubber into belt strips. This fibre is placed under the tread as a joint-less cap ply. This structure is extremely strong and acts like an additional steel belt and offers controlled, behaviour even at maximum speeds.

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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 ?

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.Continental Tyres South Africa

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.

Sportcontact 6-Continental tyres arrives in Middle East –

Sportcontact 6

Continental have just launched the new Sportcontact 6 sports tyres across the Middle East, which has been designed for high-end cars. It replaces the

This tyre should perform very well on the supercars of the oil sheikhs in the Middle East, with their superfast cars.

This new tyre from the great German tyre maker, Continental tyres, was specially designed to fit the top of the range supercars. Continental have come up trumps once again with a new technology that will allow the Sportcontact 6 tyres to reach a staggering 220 mph.

These speeds are just a dream to the everyday motorists, but 220 mph on the Sportcontact 6 is achievable on either private tracks or on some parts of the German motorway system. This new tyre has been developed to take extreme speed and the pressures that are put on tyres at such high speeds.

Super cars that can reach such speeds include the Ferrari F40 and the Porsche 959. These cars can easily reach speeds of over 200 mph and the German engineers had to come up with a tyre that would be safe when fitted to such supercars.

These cars are also coming onto the market with larger tyre and wheel sizes and so the sportscontact 6 will be coming out in tyre sizes from 19 to 23 inch. The new technology built into these sportscontact tyres is a cap ply made of a material known as Aralon 350 a strong material that has been developed from the aerospace industry; this gives the new tyre stability at very high speeds.

One of the secret ingredients to help Continental achieve a greener footprint is the use of Black Chilli in the tyre compound. This helps to give this high performance tyre a better grip offering a better driving experience at high speed.

The new sportscontact 6 will be available with a speed index of (ZR)Y with aspect ratios of 25 to 40, probably making them a tyre fitters nightmare?

The Sportcontact 6 has has been developed with the help of Honda during extensive test drives at the famous Nuburgring race track. The new tyres helped to break the lap record for a front wheel drive hatchback.

More reading…http://blog.conti-online.co.uk/new-continental-sportcontact-6/#sthash.ve9r65Ou.dpuf  

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