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All Michelin Tyres Stuff

All Michelin Tyres Stuff

Vehicle tyres, were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction that could go anywhere. They were developed to give the 4X4 driver excellent durability whilst also giving good wear and traction in any weather that the vehicle could come up across, including heavy snow falls.
Most tyres, were technically designed with the help of racing tyres and were derived from a “cut-chip and tear-resistant tread compound”. This would give the tyres tread exceptional grip and wear resistance when driving on roads that would normally tear tyres to shreds, such as gravel roads.

Pilot Sport Cup 2 by Michelin tyres chosen for Porsche Cayman GT4 launch – Telegraph.co.uk

Pilot Sport Cup 2
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Pilot Sport Cup 2 by Michelin tyres ;Just like the Porsche 918 Spyder and GT3 before it, the new and hotly anticipated Porsche Cayman GT4 comes fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres

Michelin tyres are starting to compete again. They are entering more motorsport events and bringing out new types of tyres, with greener credentials.

Michelin recommends that you fit the Pilot Sport  Cup 2 tyres in sets of four

This tyre is another product straight from the Michelin motorsport developments. Consequently, I have stated on many occasions that the more involvement that tyre companies.Especially, in the field of motorsport, then the better the end product will be when making new tyres for the cars of the masses.
The Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres are no exception to this rule. The research and development that the giant French tyre company. Naturally, has gained from their years of involvement in the motor racing scene.Thus including F1 and the famous Le Mans 24 hour races.


The Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres were developed for the drivers with a desire to become a racing driver.Because they are firstly known as a track day tyre, in fact, the tyre is a semi-slick but meets all the requirements of a legal road tyre.
The tyres are primarily made to be used on a dry track. But when the weather is wet.It is advisable to alter your driving style.Hence to drive with more caution,(a bit like the Michelin tyres in days gone by).As expected,they were never renowned in the wet?

Great Value the Pilot Sports Cup 2 by Michelin tyres

When driving your car on a track day with these tyres fitted. Hence, you should do the first few laps at a steady speed. To gradually build up the heat of the tyres. Therefore, this is best observed when you see the F1 cars doing warm up laps. This practice makes the tread compound softer. Therefore, will aid the tyres grip. Especially, in dry weather conditions. Of course, on which the Pilot Sports Cup 2 tyres are better suited.
Tyre pressures are also important. Thus, and should be adjusted from normal road pressures to the recommended pressures. Naturally, used on the track circuit. Of course re-adjust the tyre pressures back for regular road use.
Finally,the precise benefits of these tyres. Can be seen on the Michelin website by looking at…http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-pilot-sport-cup-2

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres for use in winter time as winter tyres.

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres tyre comparison with winter tyres.

The Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres offer the advantages of summer tyres. Naturally, in wet braking, dry braking and longevity. Therefore plus the advantages of winter tyres in traction and braking.Thus, when driving in occasional snowy conditions. Of course, with the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long.

Michelin have in my opinion, set a new bench mark in tyre design. Because as far as i know the CrossClimate is the first summer tyre with winter tyre capabilities.

We all know of the old dull name of “all-weather tyre”. Over the years this name has been diluted. It became a nothing word in the tyre industry. The name has fallen apart, since the introduction of the modern winter tyre. These tyre are now much quieter than their older counterparts. Old winter tyres had very deep and noisy tread patterns.

Michelin CrossClimate Summer tyres set a new benchmark

This was not any good for the modern cars. New tyres were introduced for this purpose. Now we have a new generation from Michelin. Hence, a summer tyre also suitable for winter use.

Compare the performance of MICHELIN CrossClimate all-weather vs winter tyres in tests across different weather conditions.

Introducing the MICHELIN CrossClimate tyre with revolutionary performances that keep you safe in every weather condition.
It offers the advantages of summer tyres in wet braking, dry braking, longevity, & fuel efficiency, and the advantages of winter tyres in traction and braking for consumers driving in cold or occasional snowy conditions. With the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long!
And always the acclaimed benefits of Michelin Total Performance.

Read more: http://www.michelin.co.uk/tyres/michelin-crossclimate

Eric Roberts

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres-Offer Consistent Through-Life Traction In Snow-from Pellon Tyres

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres

The CrossClimate+ with improved through-life performance

Michelin CrossClimate Plus Tyres

This article from Fleetpoint adds just another recommendation. Hence for this excellent tyre from Michelin. As a result the new “Plus” tyre was introduced at the prestigious Paris Motor Show . In  October.

Moreover, the new model of tyre is said to be improved . Thus, by a better winter performance. In addition, which is said to last the whole depth of the tread. At the moment this stands at 1.6 mm . Of course, the CrossClimate is a summer tyre with the three peaks mountain snowflake qualification. As a result, that gives the tyre a winter capability in snow and ice.

Once again this tyre should perform at its near best right up to the 1.6 mm legal tread limit. Probably, giving Michelin the edge on its competitors tyre products.

In addition to the original product’s unique summer-tyre-with-a-three-peaks-mountain-snowflake qualification, the latest version is said to improve winter performance and consistent whole tread life performance. Finally, this latter point . Therefore, picks up on what appears to be an increasingly important theme . Especially, to Michelin .That tyres should performs consistently well through right up to the 1.6 mm legal tread depth limit.

Eric Roberts

Source: Michelin CrossClimate+ Tyres Offer Consistent Through-Life Traction In Snow – FleetPoint

MICHELIN Rally TYRES – A look at one of the most successful Rally tyre products

MICHELIN Rally TYRES
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WRC Rallye Monte-Carlo: Live positions, videos, information and photos. The best of the Rallye Monte-Carlo from the stages

Source: en.best-of-rallylive.com

Good article showing the new extensive range of Rally tyres

All this talk about rally tyres has re-lit my interest and passion about the whole tyre scene. It takes me back to my early twenties, when I used to attend some of the British rallies such as the Mintex rally here in the UK. One of my favourites because it took place in my beautiful county of Yorkshire, and included great stages such as Dolby forest and the Yorkshire dales.
My first sight of a rally car flying through the air was with Goodyear tyres. The company that I was manager of. In those days was a Goodyear tyres equity that no longer exists now called Tyreservices GB Ltd.

Tyreservices introduced me to the rally scene by allowing me to sell Goodyear rally tyres to my local rally enthusiasts, the ground level guys who took part in the local rally scene, mainly in their Mini’s and Ford Escorts.

MICHELIN Rally TYRES

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Michelin rally gravel tyres

Goodyear and Michelin rally tyres would attend the large rally’s. Consequently, much as they do today. With their big trucks that were equipped with tyre fitting machines . Complete with a huge stock of replacement tyres. I would go along to the rest and overnight area. Of course, during the rally and change the tyres to new ones when required. Although I am far away from an expert on rally tyres.

I have so called got a second wind of enthusiasm. Hence, this time I am the lucky owner of my very own tyre business. Here in Halifax, Yorkshire UK.
I am lucky . Because I do not have to follow any brand of tyres. So have become a keen follower of Michelin. Including, their involvement in the motorsport field.

Also I  am a fan of Yokohama tyres . Furthermore, who are also great sponsors in the world of motorsport. But, compare to Michelin are relative new boys on the block. I am also a keen watcher of the motors TV channel. Which keeps us all up to speed with most motoring events . Also the tyre companies activity of course.

Michelin rally tyres revive 70 and 80’ rally stars

The 1970’s and 80’s were very exciting times, with all sorts of car manufacturers bringing out rally versions of their new models. The attraction was, (I think) the fact that the larger rallies were now shown on national TV, I will never forget when I first saw the Monte-Carlo rally with our great British Mini Copper’s doing so well. The French tyre company, were also doing very well and one of the star tyres was to be the TB15 tyre.

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Michelin rally tyres were becoming the ones to use and became very popular on cars like the Sunbeam Tigers, MGB’s, Daimlers and Lancia Fulvia,s not forgetting the Porsche 911’s, Michelin rally tyres also supported the Alpine Renault Works team with tyres.
The TB15 was originally built with different compounds, which were typed on the sidewalls in French, just out of interest these letters were. S- Sec French for dry and were slick tyres, T-Tous, which were an all-weather tyre intermediate compound tyre and finally P-Pluie which means rain in French, which was a wet weather tyre.

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Michelin have now revived the TB15 and have made it road legal. The tyres are E-marked with tread wear indicators and come with load and speed ratings.
The new tyres will be used as wet racing tyres in the vintage rally car events as it always proved very popular the first time round.
Coming back to the modern rally era, no doubt that the new TB15 will be very popular on the Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique, which has attracted over 300 entrants, for rally cars that took part in actual events between 1955 and 1980.

MICHELIN Rally TYRES
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michelin tb15 rally tyres making a comeback.

We responded to the request by many drivers who wished to rekindle the “rally stars” of the ʹ70s and ʹ80s by reviving the TB 15 tyres, as they were the most versatile rally car tyres.
These excellent mixed tyres provide the best performance on wet roads during vintage racing car rallies. I will be looking forward to watching the highlights on TV.
Also as we all know Michelin rally tyres will be heavily features in the 2015 WRC rally events, including an entry this year from Hyundai, which will be run on the new i20 and attended by Hyundai motorsport mechanics and engineers and of course they will be using Michelin rally tyres.
Eric Roberts

 

 

Correct Michelin Winter Tyres – be prepared for the weather and look for the right winter tyre.

Correct Michelin Winter Tyres

You have only to look at our  website,www.pellontyres.co.uk. Naturally, to see what a choice of Michelin winter tyres that there is. To fit your car.

Michelin develops tyres adapted to all weather situations.Because of the highest level of combined performance factors.Therefore, this is necessary to fit the vast range of vehicles that we now drive.because, with Michelin, it is now easy to make the right choice!

Winter tyres are now made in sizes and load ratings.Consequently, to fit all types of vehicles. Of course, the newest version, which  is the CrossClimate. Of course, this is a summer tyre that has some great winter qualities. Thus, the Alpin series are available in many sizes and suitable for high-performance cars.

The Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 tyres are certified by car manufacturers for use on sporty high-performance cars. Michelin tyres have become famous for their winter tyre collection.

Correct Michelin Winter Tyres

The winter tyres were developed from many years because of Michelin’s participation in motorsport events. Tyre were developed and engineered by using the most up to date testing equipment that was available at the time.

Throughout the decades, cars have become faster and sturdier. Naturally, suspensions were getting more scientific. Computers were helping to put the testing data together. During race meetings, Michelin would try out different compounds and tread patterns. Their aim was to make the best performing tyres on the market. Of course, this also applied to the winter tyres.

Tyre factories became much cleaner and this lead to better quality tyre production. As a result, faulty tyres became a thing of the past. Winter tyres were made from different materials. Silica was the master new compound  ingredient. Making winter tyres more flexible and responsive to adverse road conditions.

Tread patterns also improved. Thus, making the winter tyres much quieter and responsive to the needs of the modern cars and SUV models.

Find the right tyre for you here:
http://www.michelin.co.uk/

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Michelin CrossClimate-driving summer tyres in winter-(new all-season tyre technology) – Autogefühl

Michelin CrossClimate-driving summer tyres in winter

This Michelin CrossClimate-driving summer tyres in winter video. Coming from the German motoring magazine Auto gefuehl.

In my opinion, Michelin has been ingenious. Of course, what they have done is to turn things around. For many years now we have had an alternative to the summer tyre and the winter tyres. As expected, we know this tyre as the “all-weather” tyre.

The all-weather tyre has been on sale for years now. As a result, the phrase has become stale in the minds of drivers. Although most tyre manufacturers still make the all-weather tyre. Sales have been dropping over the years.

One of the reasons has been the significant improvement of the original winter tyres. These winter tyres are not the noisy monsters that they used to be. Winter tyres have been completely revitalised.

The addition of extra materials has brought winter tyres right up to date. Silica has been the main saviour. Therefore winter tyres are now produced for most of the vehicles on today’s market.

It looked like the death of the all-weather tyres.

Michelin CrossClimate-driving summer tyres in winter

In my opinion, Michelin tyres have turned things around. When winter approaches, some drivers will not spend money on winter tyres. In came Michelin tyres, they introduced a tyre that was a summer tyre that performed well in winter weather.

This was a new concept. Customers are still buying summer tyres that will help them drive in winter conditions. For this reason, in came the Michelin CrossClimate tyre. This video shows how the new style of tyre works in inclement weather.

We took a look for you at the Michelin CrossClimate – driving summer tyres in winter (new all-season tyre technology)

 

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

Michelin Classic

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RT @MichelinTyres: OUT NOW: Michelin 2015 range of #Classic tyres: http://t.co/eYiSi6ldA8 – Available via @LongstoneTyres & @VintageTyre ht…

Source: www.michelinclassic.com

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.

https://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/continental-michelin-self-seal-tyre/

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 times that I have (and still do) working in tyres.

Michelin classic is the true word when it comes to their history and the string of classic michelin classictyres 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 favorites 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

michelin classic
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

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

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…

Source: www.touringcartimes.com

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

https://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/formula-e-michelin-tyres/

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.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres. Accordingly, give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell.

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.

Winter tyres versus Summer tyres – Michelin – YouTube

 

We take you on a journey of discovery to understand the difference between winter tyres versus summer tyres in all road usage conditions. Find the right summer or win…

Source: www.youtube.com

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, 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 retailers who like me try to get the driving public to fit winter tyres versus summer tyres 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.

winter tyres versus summer tyres
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 because it was the law in countries like Austria and Switzerland, where the ski resorts were located. The tyres then were just summer tyres with a heavy tread pattern, making them noisy on tarmac roads, but effective in the snow.
I must admit that we were all excited 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 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.
Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Michelin Winter tyres Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Michelin CrossClimate NHS Blood-Transplant selects Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres

Michelin CrossClimate NHS Blood-Transplant

Michelin CrossClimate NHS Blood-TransplantNHS Blood and Transplant has adopted Michelin CrossClimate + tyres for its 45 Ford Focus Estate rapid response vehicles.

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