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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?

Winter Tyres Tested- Wet conditions can be a hazard winter tyres are tested on water-in the wet video feature

Winter Tyres Tested

Winter Tyres Tested

In my opinion this type of test is often overlooked. So, not only are winter tyres good in the snow and ice ? but drivers are much safer in water logged road conditions.

Points often overlooked when driving in summer and winter. So, how many times have we all been driving along at 70 mph when we are suddenly hit by a huge downpour of rain.

it happens to us all ? however what is not known is the large numbers of crashes that occur under such weather conditions.

A to B as fast as possible

These days we are always in a rush. I am as guilty as any other driver on the road. Fortunately, I always fit winter tyres to my vehicle. Especially, the van that I drive.

For this reason then I am convinced that they have saved me from a crash. So, how many times have we been lacking concentration driving at speed down our motorways?

Suddenly the traffic in front has come to a quick and dramatic standstill. We slam on the brakes and hope that out vehicle is going to grip the road and stop.

Wow that was close?

I must have done this a few times myself. Unfortunately, for some drivers they dont stop. Often resulting in a minor pile up. I am convinced that my winter tyres have saved me on numerous occasions.

Consequently, I always keep my winter tyres on all year round. As a result they give me security . Also sometimes I have to deliver on dirt roads and farm tracks. These tyres are ideally suited for this purpose.

To finalise, I would recommend that van driver at least use all-weather tyres all the year round. I do admit that the mileage is less but the safety advantages make up for this.

Find out how Michelin Alpine  winter tyres perform next to all-weather tyres in a Ford Focus in standard wet conditions. Do winter tyres compromise performance if used in temperatures above seven degrees?

Eric Roberts

Why Wheel Alignment Matters-Giant speed bumps in France are likely to cause damage to your car ?

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

To ensure a car drives safely, efficiently and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended. So, it’s important that your vehicles  wheels are correctly aligned.

However, through everyday driving, or factors such as hitting a kerb or a pothole, the wheels can become misaligned, bringing a host of tyre related problems.

This brings me onto a subject about speed bumps?

Has anyone traveled to France recently ? well just like their enthusiasm about roundabouts. France has gone mad with the installation of massive speed bumps Especially when entering and leaving towns and villages.

Apparently many of these are illegal, but it sure means good business for the local garages who offer wheel alignment to the poor motorists who have to face these monstrous speed bumps on a regular basis.

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

British drivers be aware when visiting France ?

So please find this post a warning for drivers visiting France. Consequently, who are not aware of the size of these things. So, drive over them at a very slow speed. Especially when driving you vehicle, in the dark.

Why Wheel Alignment Matters

Certainly speed bumps will harm your suspension. Causing, your wheel alignment to be thrown out. During an alignment check, the car’s suspension geometry settings will be measured against the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations.

If the car’s actual settings are outside of the recommendations, it may be necessary to carry out some adjustment work and return the vehicle to its original settings, ensuring maximum safety and driver comfort.

Keeping wheels correctly aligned. Is important for a number of reasons: Safer driving – On cars where the geometry is out of alignment, they can be less stable when having to take emergency or evasive action. A pre-alignment check of tyre condition, pressures and a suspension system inspection is […]

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres: A look at the main differences ? the Truth! – Auto Express

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres

Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/

Of course many people are visual. Including myself. So this is the reason that I include some videos in my blog posts.

British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round, regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows, this can be very dangerous.

We headed to Sweden where snow and ice is guaranteed. To  point out the often overlooked. Comparing, the performance of summer tyres with winter tyres on snow ­ and the results were quite shocking.

Even here in the UK we just dont know what the winter will throw at us? here at pellon tyres in Halifax UK, we can recommend some good winter products, through experience and customer satisfaction.

General winter tyres are well proven and the many test winners Nokian winter tyres are amongst out favorites.

Eric Roberts

 

Yokohama VW Scirocco Tyres- Sporting tyre story from Adam Beeston on Twitter

Yokohama VW Scirocco Tyres

Can highly recommend these @YRC_Global Yokohama tyres they stick like glue on the scirocco @VWUKNews #stickytyres pic.twitter.com/bcToiWFgEu

Yokohama VW Scirocco Tyres

Of course, Yokohama Tyres are on their way to become a top ten contender in the world tyre companies. Must be remembered that Yokohama are a Japanese tyre company. So, with great ambitions to be one of the globes best tyre companies.

Not only do they sell a good product but, they have also developed a green environmental tyre, called the “BLUE EARTH’.

The guy who tweeted is certainly happy with his new tyres, fitted to his VW Scirocco, and like thousands of our customers here in Halifax,Yorkshire,UK he will get years of great service from his new Yokohama VW Scirocco tyres.

As many of my readers will know. This Japanese tyre company. Are also very well known for their involvement in manufacturing and supplying tyres for motorsport. This involvement helps in research and development. Designing new tyres for the regular passenger car market.

Pellon tyres in Yorkshire UK, became a Yokohama tyre dealer

So, we have  had nothing else but praise for  this  excellent tyre product. Point-S are our main suppliers now in 2018. So we buy direct with  Point-S rebate.

It came  as no surprise to me when the Twitter guy Adam Beeston, thought it necessary to tweet about the  VW Scirocco tyres. These tyres have always appealed to the younger sportier type of driver.

Yokohama have had many years of motorsport experience. Research and development that has emanated from their tyre products . So, has been passed onto the passenger car tyre market. Making a tyre that has compounds to ensure that the tyre sticks to the road.

Yokohama are also renowned for their expertise in creating a greener tyre. This is known as the “Blue Earth tyre” and is now becoming one of their best sellers.

Other brands we recommend are General tyres and Continental tyres. 

Eric Roberts

www.pellonautocentre.com

 

Winter Tyre-Blizzard Conditions-Twitter from-Depth In Gaming

Winter Tyre-Blizzard Conditions

Winter Tyre-Blizzard Conditions

Winter Tyre-Blizzard Conditions

Here we are with the Summer of 2018 coming to an end. Of course , we are hurtling towards November. Which is the traditional time to fit our winter tyres. Here in the Northern hemisphere.

Funny thing is that we dont quiet know what to expect. So, will it be a mild or cold winter. Of course places like Canada, experience a bad winter every year and so can prepare themselves well in advance.

However the UK is a different story.

Most of our weather comes from the mild West Atlantic winds. However last year produced the “Beast from the East”. Britain was bombarded with freezing winds out of Russia.

it is important to realise what a devastating effect this can have on our transport system. The beast brought much snow and ice to most of the country. Sensible motorists were prepared by fitting winter tyres.

Also all-weather tyres became more popular. Tyre manufacturers were bringing out new tyres to cope with summer and winter conditions. General winter tyres became very popular where at pellon Tyres in Halifax UK.

Altimax Winter Plus tyres were becoming very popular. This year should be no exception ? In my opinion the rule of thumb should be that your tyre requirements should suit the terrain where you are living.

Different terrains suit different tyre types.

Drivers that live in hilly areas should fit genuine winter tyres. Motorists in low lying areas such as Lincolnshire and Norfolk. Consequently, would be better fitting all-weather tyres. Although the East often suffers the most snow?

Just thought that this was a great image of the Subaru battling through a blizzard. Unfortunately, I cannot make out the brand of winter tyres that were fitted. Hence and the tweet makes no mention of then either.

I am not even sure that this is a race or normal road conditions. Hence, the Subaru certainly looks well equipped with winter tyres.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/4131/General+Altimax+Winter+Plus+20555R16

Yokohama tyres Shirt Sponsor Chelsea FC-Tyler Wilson on Twitter

Yokohama tyres Shirt Sponsor Chelsea FC

Yokohama tyres at Chelsea FC

Just bought a new car this #EPL eve. Had to have @YokohamaTC tyres! Up the Chels! #CFC @ChelseaFC #KTBFFH pic.twitter.com/hPQGBuh7Ev

Yokohama tyres Shirt Sponsor Chelsea FC

I must admit that Yokohama pulled off a great coup when they did a deal to become Chelsea FC’s tyre sponsors.

Other tyre companies are teaming up with big time premier league football clubs including a recent deal between Manchester United and Apollo Tyres.

Apollo tyres are now getting a foothold in to the British tyre market with the recent acquisition of Dutch tyre company Vredestein Tyres, who are famous for producing some of the best SUV and winter tyres in Europe. This has enabled Apollo tyres to compete with Yokohama as one of the up and coming tyre players in the UK tyre market.

The world of tyres has been making massive profits.

Due to modernisation and innovation coming from all the major and mid-range tyre companies. This has enabled the tyre companies to compete with other big businesses and compete with the advertising potential that comes from deals with the big football clubs across Europe. This includes the  Yokohama tyres at Chelsea FC recent deal.

I can remember when tyre companies. Could only afford to spend their advertising money on “billboard advertising”. TV advertising was used, but only as general style TV ads. Subsequently,  not the massive shirt sponsorship deals that we see today, like the  Yokohama tyres at Chelsea FC and the Apollo tyres at Manchester United deals in recent years.

As the owner of a Tyre shop here in Halifax ,Yorkshire

So, for the past 27 years, i welcome the wealth that has flowed into the tyre industry in recent years. Tyre companies have been falling over themselves to Yokohama tyres at Chelsea FCdeck out my depot in their very professional logos and advertising expertise. Yokohama have been very proactive and have practically re-designed my depot,(a big thanks to Yokohama?)

We do of course sell their products but in the past we were always starved of any corporate help from the tyre companies. Michelin would give the odd Michelin Man to stick up somewhere in the depot and the odd tyre pressure chart, but i must say things have moved in the right direction in recent times and most independent tyre shops are looking much better for the makeovers.

Eric Roberts

http://www.point-s.co.uk/tyres/brands/apollo

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Wheel Alignment care-Huh? What is a Wheel Alignment and Their 4 Main Benefits

Wheel Alignment care

People know the term ‘wheel alignment’ and surely most people can figure out, in a general sense, what it is. Yet, most people don’t know what a wheel alignment actually is and why they are so important. There are many clues to understanding when your wheels are out of […]

Wheel Alignment care

.Wheel Alignment care

Wheel Alignment care

What makes your Cars  Wheel Alignments So Important?

Helps with Reduced Tyre Wear

When your wheels are  out of alignment. Hence, causes the tyres to wear unevenly, Consequently either the left or right part of your tyres tread. The graph above shows you precisely what happens. We are in no doubt ,that this effect will shorten the life of your tyres. Thus causing unnecessary expense to the driver.

Gives your car Improved Handling

Once again we are sure that a car with wheels with correctly set alignment will be safer and therefore easier to drive. The effect of incorrect alignment can mean that your steering wheel pulls to one side and shakes. For this reason, it is not only annoying. But can affect your reaction time should you are manoeuvring around hazards. because uneven tread wear can also mean some compromised handling and safety issues. Worn out tread’s will not handle the car or disperse the water correctly.

Help’s promote  better and Safer Driving

Most of this has already been covered in our previous points, such as tire performance issues, reaction time, etc. It is also important to cover other areas where safety can be improved.

Wheels that are out of alignment causes excess stress on suspension parts, such as shocks and struts. Your car is designed to take impact straight and when you hit bumps in the road, your car’s suspension is working overtime. Suspension issues can be identified during and a wheel alignment to check on worn or compromised parts. It is important to ask your mechanic if a suspension check is included with this service.

Other reading-https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=wheel+alignment

General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety-at Dubai Sevens Rugby Tournament

General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety

General used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe […]

General Tire Promotes Tire Safety at Dubai Sevens tournament

General Tyre Promotes Tyre Safety

Accordingly. many of my customers will have noticed that tyres and sport have tied the knot. Thus , in recent times. Of course, some better examples are Yokohama tyres and Chelsea Football club. Hence, Continental tyres sponsor the world ladies soccer team organisation. Thus , you will also see Apollo tyres at Manchester United, on the advertising boards on match days of course.

There are countless other tyre companies, with ties to sporting organisations. Tyre companies must think it their worthwhile to do this. Many other sporting ties include motor racing. Including Pirelli supporting the F1 race cars for one. Michelin support many  motor racing events including the Le-Mans 24 hour racing scene.

The list goes on and on. Therefore, it has come as no surprise that General tyres have backed the Dubai rugby sevens event. Hence, by having a tyre safety event.

General Tire used the recent Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens event as an opportunity to promote tire safety. General Tire was one of the partners of the event which drew thousands of rugby fans and used its booth at the tournament to provide attendees with tips to stay safe on the roads.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1255/GENERAL

Landsail LS988-Winrun tyres come out well in recent tyre tests-Getting to grips with Landsail tyres as they bid to banish the ‘budget’ tag – BT.com

Landsail LS988 tyres

When we claimed Landsail LS988 tyres were ‘not very good”, the manufacturer exercised its right to reply and gave us a set of tyres to try for ourselves. So has the once-budget brand come good – or not?

Landsail LS 988 came above the Michelin tyre brand in recent tests in Finland. This was a great achievement for the tyre that was branded as a budget tyre.

it comes as no surprise then that Landsail  were “not amused” when they were recently catagorised in a top ten of tyres “not to Buy”

The writer of the article, has had to promise to test the tyres for himself?

he will be using his brother BMW and has had a set of Landsail LS988 tyres were fitted for testing.

Landsail are one of the up and coming cheap tyre brands that are at the moment flooding our market. We also recommend another good budget tyre brand called Winrun. Both these brands offer good value for money. but the proof of the pudding is in tyre tests.

Continental tyres came out in first place, as you would expect, but landsail came above a Michelin tyre, which was not expected?

The tyre market has become a wash of many different tyre brands, especially coming out of China. Some of the tyres perform very well as the tyre makers try to upgrade their products from cheap budget tyres to the mid-range tyres bracket.

Most are just what they are, but they are inspected and tested and are a better alternative to buying “part worn tyres”. They are better quality because they are brand new tyres.

Another benefit to buying new tyres is that the price has plummeted in recent years. On our web site www.pellontyres.co.uk you can now buy a 205R55x16 new tyre for £38.48 all inclusive. How can you compare this when paying £20 to £30 for a part worn tyre?

Eric Roberts

www.pellontyres.co.uk

Sourced through Scoop.it from: home.bt.com

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel-Old tires find new life as cleaner alternative to diesel

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

2 pictures View gallery – 2 images Scrap tires could still help get you around with recycling technology that produces into saleable oil, carbon and steel One is an eyesore and a health hazard, the other one is plain dirty. So what do you get when you combine processed […]

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel
Sights like this are not so common now in the UK

Waste Tyres Make Diesel Fuel

Massive piles of discarded waste tyres could be a thing of the past.

GDT, which was launched in 2009, has pioneered a recycling technology that it calls destructive distillation to solve this problem. Similar to pyrolysis – the process by which organic materials are broken down by high heat in an oxygen-deprived environment – it reduces whole tires into saleable oil, carbon and steel.

This is not the first article That I have done on the subject. Because I think it is important to blow the trumpet for the tyre industry. Also the industries that are striving for new technolgy to combat the waste tyres problem.

One problem that I can forsee, is that diesel is now becoming out of favour. Diesel is classed as a dirty fuel now. Consequently, it will be banned in many cities, unless the engines can be made cleaner.

However, I am sure that the diesel by-product coming from waste tyres can be put to other good uses. Perhaps fuel for plant and machinary.

While this all sounds well and good in theory, how exactly does the oil produced measure up? According to engineers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) who subjected it to a series of rigorous tests, the results are highly promising: not only did it produce a fuel with reduced emissions, there was also no loss of engine performance when blended with diesel.