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All Neutral Tyres Stuff

All Neutral Tyres Stuff

An old customer recently came into our tyre depot in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. Fred as we will call him. Bought a second hand car from a lady whos husband had recently passed away. The car had been stood in a garage for a few years. Consequently, the car was in good condition. The mileage was 47000 and the car was a Vauxhall Vectra.
The vectra was in immaculate condition. However, Fred only wanted the tyres checking. The car had two makes of tyres fitted. Accordingly, two were Michelin zx and the other two were both BF Goodrich. The tyres had tell tale “cracking”. Hence, on the bead and shoulder area of the tyres. Cracking is a tell tale sign of aging tyres?

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?

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 2016 Winter TyresMytholmroyd, 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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Under-inflated Tyres-Research into effects of under-inflated tyres

Under-inflated Tyres

Under-inflated Tyres

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, by not checking their tyre pressures at regular intervals. 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

Under-inflated Tyres
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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Spare Wheel problem-If you’re driving one of these vehicles, you don’t have a spare tyre

Spare Wheel problem

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Spare Wheel problem;AAA is calling on automobile manufacturers to stop eliminating spare tyres from new car models.

 

cars without spare wheels?

This is one of the most stupid things to come out of the auto industry. I recommend that my customers should either buy a spare wheel themselves or join one of the motoring organisations such as the AAA in the USA or the AA here in the UK.

The idea was to lighten the weight of the car to save on the environmental impact and make the cars greener, but the car manufacturers must have saved themselves a fortune by leaving out a spare wheel.

The AAA in America are complaining in this article about the lack of a spare wheel, but i bet their membership has gone up recently?

Listening to my customers in Halifax UK, then there really is a Spare . Or the lack of a Spare Wheel problem, to be precise. it tends to be the older guys who do have a problem. Perhaps that is due to the amount of driving experience that they have had, combined with the number of times that a Wheel problem has occurred.

Spare Wheel problem

Lets face it when you do have a puncture, it is usually in some awkward spot? the last one that i had was when boarding a ferry to France, with five screaming kids sat in the back. We had to carry on driving onto the ferry, before i could attempt to change the wheel.

I had to unload all the holiday stuff to get at the spare wheel, but at least i had one. You would be surprised at the number of drivers that have been stuck with a Spare Wheel problem? the problem being is that they did not have one?

When they bought the car it was the last thing on their mind!! DOES THE CAR HAVE A SPARE WHEEL??

Eric Roberts

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Car Chicks Tyres-How to know if you need winter tyres information for both sexes?

Car Chicks Tyres

Car Chicks Tyres
Car Chicks Tyres;Lady checking her tyre pressures

Kacey Webster, General Manager of Larry H. Miller Chevrolet in Murray, shared some tips on Car Chicks Tyres now that the snow is here.  She says you do not need new to run out and buy new tires just because i…

car chicks is a female friendly website that has been developed to be more informative to female drivers, therefor i have called my article car chicks tyres? although the title is about winter tyres, then i think this article includes the whole female garage scene.

Although this is a growing trend, (female web sites) I am not sure why their is a recent emphasis on tips for female drivers. In my opinion ALL drivers should be educated and advised when it comes to tyre care and anything else to do with car servicing and repairs.

It is good though that we do have many female drivers now. These

car chicks tyres
A small kids play area will keep the kids busy for 1/2 an hour while Mum gets her tyres fitted

drivers are very confident, when visiting my garage. We do though have a female manager and this definitely gives our female customers more confidence when they have car problems or just need some new tyres.

Car Chicks Tyres

In the UK though the phrase “car chicks tyres”, would not be used. We do now though have various female friendly web sites that offer motoring advice to their members. The one i am thinking about is “Sheilas wheels” .This web site gives excellent advice to female drivers. I am sure that this gives the ladies more confidence when dealing with men in the garage atmosphere?

In my garage in Halifax UK we have larger ratio of female customers than to male customers, but you know? they are all treat with the same politeness and the same good experience as each other.

We try to make a stressful situation as comforting as possible for both the sexes.

I suppose if you must target one sex then so be it, but i dont agree with it.

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Tyre Accidents-NTSB launches investigation after deadly tyre-related accidents – WSLS

Tyre Accidents

Tyre Accidents

Tyre Accidents

Thousand of drivers will travel the highways over the Thanksgiving holiday, but a recent report from the National Transportation Safety Board shows improvements are needed when it comes to Tyre Accidents rec…

This is a great article that actually shows the tyres that have caused Tyre Accidents in the past.

For years we have known this. But, the figures are hardly published. This article is from the USA.They show things that perhaps we should see here in the UK.

Reports of accidents never show the true cause.Hence, we in the tyre industry know that a good deal of these accidents. Are caused by Tyre Accidents problems.

More information should be published.Thus, for the public to see. Many of the accidents are caused by tyres having the wrong pressures. For this reason, I have even seen cars with the incorrect size tyres fitted.

The one that worries me the most. Is the growing number of part worn tyres that are being fitted to the cars in recent times.It’s these tyres that cause  Accidents.Therefore, should be presented to the public on television. This would show the public the problems they may encounter.Naturally, when not treating their tyres correctly.

Tyre Accidents

Another recent discovery we have made is the number of tyres that drivers have bought that were years out of date. One Michelin that we removed was 19 years old? These ancient tyres are  Accidents, waiting to happen.

Tyre Accidents
crack like the ones that can be seen on this tyre, are very often overlooked. They can get deeper and eventually cause a Tyre Accidents

It is easy for us to check the age of tyres, because the date of manufacture is one of the sidewall markings that tyre manufacturers have always thought necessary to put on their tyre products.

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SUV Winter Tyres or Four Wheel Drive-which are the best options for your SUV ?

SUV Winter Tyres

SUV Winter Tyres

SUV winter tyres make a huge difference

Hi this is one of those great videos that can explain many things at a glance. One of the great things about owning a tyre shop these days is the diversity of the car models and tyre types and sizes.

One of the surprises to me was the popularity of the SUV vehicles in the past five or six years?

suv winter tyres
This Land Rover Discovery has his SUV winter tyres fitted every year.

In fact my wife drives about in a Mitsubishi Outlander and loves to be driving above the normal car height (feeling of power perhaps?).

Many of these SUV’s are now driven by our lady customers, but for some reason they think they are drive anywhere vehicles.

the truth is that the SUV’s come out on summer tyres only ,in most cases. The drivers think that they can drive them in all kinds of weather conditions,even on snow.

Even the 4X4 drive vehicles are mainly on summer tyres?

Because the tyres are also of a large size and width it is even more important to fit SUV winter tyres.

This video shows exactly what i mean. Even the four wheel drive car was hopeless in snow when fitted with summer tyres. The cars where completely different when fitted with SUV winter tyres. The SUV winter tyres made a complete difference to the handling of the cars when tested on a snow covered ski slope.

SUV Winter Tyres have been proven to work very well in winter weather before i saw this excellent video. One of the vehicles that benefit very well by fitting  General SUV Winter Tyres, is the BMW range of SUV’s. These cars have massive tyres, which work great in summer, but their owners will tell you that they are hopeless in any kind of bad weather, especially snow and ice.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/suv-winter-tyres/

 

Do I need winter tyres ? Everything you need to know about winter tyres in 2015 – getreading

Do I need winter tyres

Do i need winter tyres

Do i need winter tyres ? Everything you need to know about cold weather tyres.

A great question.Hence, that I have tried to answer a million times. We all live very busy lives. Therefore, we do not like to be hampered or hindered in our daily dash.Thus, from home to work or home to school.

The roads in the UK are packed to the brim with our cars. Every family now owns two or three cars. We just cannot do without them?

On the other side of the coin. We all want safer cars and safer roads. Our families are very precious to us.

This in my opinion is where I answer the question “do I need winter tyres”.The answer is a big fat YES we do need winter tyres.

The past five or six winters here in the UK. Of course, have shown us all just how bad winter can be. As I am sat here writing this. The weather forecast is for snow to fall. In parts of the UK and this is usually in the Halifax area of Yorkshire, where my tyre business is.

Do I need winter tyres

A good point to remember is that  a winter performs much better when the temperature drops to bellow 7 degrees C. The tyre stays more flexible, because of certain additives in the tyres compound and enables the tyre to grip much better in cold winter weather, This makes winter tyres much safer to drive on in the winter time.

My winter tyre business has built up because of “word of mouth” from the customers that have bought winter tyres in the past, and have spread the word, about how good the really are.

To summarise winter tyres are a major safety asset for your family and yourself.

Eric Roberts… https://www.pellonautocentre.com/tyre-shop/

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Winter Tyres Safety Tools-Should I buy winter tyres? – Telegraph.co.uk

Winter Tyres Safety Tools

Winter Tyres Safety Tools

Winter Tyres Safety Tools

As the temperature drops and thoughts turn to winter, many buyers will be wondering once again whether it’s worth investing in Winter Tyres Safety. Here’s our guide.

This is a good article written with some good sense?

In my opinion the Winter Tyres Safety debate should be non existent. Wherever there is going to be a chance of bad weather. So this includes snow, ice and rain. Of course, winter tyres are one of the biggest safety improvements. Hence that you should make for your car and your family.

In a recent article. I explained how some Canadian insurance companies were giving a discount bonus. Thus, to drivers who were sensible enough to fit Winter Tyres Safety to their cars.

Winter Tyres Safety Tools- Insurance companies know when they are on a winner?

Another recent development that i am not too sure about is the so called “all-weather” tyres that are now appearing on the tyre market. Tyres such as the one in the image, the vredestein Quatrac, have been around for years now and if they were going to be a better option for the genuine winter tyre then the Winter Tyres Safety would have gone out of existence?

I would still recommend that my customers fit a genuine winter tyre and not an all round summer and winter tyre, they do perform as well

winter tyre safety
Snow ploughs will be a common site shortly as winter comes sneaking in?

Winter Tyres Safety Tools in winter, its as simple as that.

In my opinion Winter Tyres Safety is not an issue with arguments any more. There are of course people who just cannot afford them. This is fine, but it may just be worth making a small sacrifice and divert e little money away from other less important things, to be able to afford some winter tyres.

This will ensure that you will be safer if winter strikes with vengeance, and you get caught out in lets say a less hospitable situation without any Winter Tyres Safety, to get you out of trouble.

We at pellon Tyres are now stocking General winter tyres

Eric Roberts

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Goodyear all-season tyres-Ford chooses as Original Equipment fitment –

Goodyear all-season tyres

Goodyear all-season tyres

Goodyear all-season tyres

 

All recently-launched Ford vehicles will be available with the option of fitting Goodyear all-season tyres Vector 4 Seasons Gen-2 all season tyre as OE fitment.

Goodyear all-season tyres

The vector 4 Seasons tyres for new Ford car models.

Ford will be fitting the Goodyear all-season tyres.Hence, to versions of its Galaxy, C-Max, Focus, Fiesta and S-max models.

The Goodyear vector 4 Seasons tyres, came out with very good results. Especially, in a recent German Auto Magazine tyre test.  The Goodyear vector 4 Seasons tyres came with excellent wet braking results. Of course, on snow and icy conditions and also did well in all the other disciplines during the test.

There is no doubt that winter and all season tyres have become a popular choice for UK and European motorists in recent years. In my opinion it is a faster life style and more safety conscious drivers that are looking to fit safer tyres to their cars.

We are also having more unsettled winters. The weather can change from mild and wet to a heavy snow storm over night. Motorists are more aware of this now and are fitting winter tyres and all-season tyres such as the Goodyear vector 4 Seasons tyres.

The original Goodyear all-season tyres were brought out more than thirty years ago. Today’s tyre is a different animal with the use of up to date materials used the tyre compounds. This includes the addition of “Silica” and natural rubber in the compound mix.

Ford has made a good move fitting these Goodyear vector 4 Seasons tyres, and I am sure that other car manufacturers will follow.

The Goodyear all -season tyres are said to have the following attributes.

  • Excellent year-round performance
  • Traction for all road conditions
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Better control on wet and dry roads

These tyres follow in the the Goodyear tradition of supplying excellent quality tyres at a reasonable price and are available from Pellon Tyres in Halifax.

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AGING TYRES: Are you driving on tyres that could kill you? – News3LV

AGING TYRES

AGING TYRES

There were 500 deaths and 19,000 injuries in 2014 from aging tyres-related accidents, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

AGING TYRES

Cracks, like the ones in this tyre are probably caused by  aging tyres .Hence, that are too old to be driving about when fitted to your cars.

There has been an increase of tyre related accidents. Naturally, due to the  increase of drivers buying part worn aging tyres. Many of these aging tyres are from breakers yards. For that reason, are well past there sell by date and not fit for the road.

Compounds containing anti-oxidising chemicals. Are used to slow down the natural aging process of rubber. Thus,  in new tyres. The problem arises. because, the tyre becomes older than five years old. On the other hand Michelin and Continental. As expected,say that, under the right conditions a tyre could last up to ten years.

AGING TYRES

Like anything else you should check out your tyres for any cracking and bulges or bubbles appearing on the sidewall area or the tread area. The tyre in the image could have been running under pressure, but it could also be over age?

The date when the tyre was manufactured is embedded onto a tyres

aging tyres
This tyre .was bought as a part worn tyre and only lasted two week after it was fitted

sidewall. It tells you the week and year that the tyre was manufactured. In the past few years, cash strapped motorists have been buying part worn tyres.

AGING TYRES

What people do not realise is that many of these part worn tyres have been sold illegally. In the 1990’s we had a similar economic downturn and laws were passed to curb the number of part worn tyres that were sold.

These laws allowed the sale of part worn tyres, providing they were inspected and tested in a correct manor. This resulted in an improved situation, until recent times. All sorts of rubbish part worn tyres are now been sold to the public.

In recent times we have seen tyres with cuts, nails, bubbles, screws and worse of all aging tyres that are passed their best and full of cracks.

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