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Of course, the compound on these tyres, is generated from computers. So, to provide the tyres with  good tread pattern. Including, high-void all-terrain pattern with interlocking tread blocks. Significantly, this is also backed. So, by placing the sipes in a way that rejects and throws out pieces of grit and gravel. Firstly, at one time tyres with many sipes would also be noisy. Especially, when driving on normal tarmac roads. The  General Grabber series of tyres, with all their siping. Of course, can now run much quieter. As a result, on normal tarmac roads, due to the computer design.

General Altimax Arctic-Starring in this Winter Tyre Test featuring a Toyota Camry

General Altimax Arctic

General Altimax Arctic

So, early November saw the first snow to fall here in Halifax, Northern England. Importantly, winter tyres were the order of the day?

I am not complaining! However, we were very busy fitting snow tyres. One of our long standing customers. Hence bought a new set of  185R60T15 General Altimax Arctic Tyres for a total of  £284, installed and out the door. The customer took our word for the quality and endurance of these winter tyres.

So, the driver who made this video, went a step further, “Since it seemed hard to find reviews of these online, I thought I’d whip up a short video”. The guy came up with the following facts

General Altimax Arctic some facts

1. These are great on dry roads. Hence, I have been driving them on dry pavements for the last couple of weeks. Consequently, they’re almost unnoticeable. Contrast that to the Winterforce. So, where they would throw you from side to side for the first 1 k to 1.5 k miles (need to really wear them in).

2. Wet pavement:

Successfully, handle beautifully. Perfect traction during the two rain storms we had previously.

3. Sloppy wintery mix:

Unreal. Just watch the video above. The deep tread throws the slush off the wheels so you don’t even notice it. Earlier, on this day, I was driving my all season tires on a different car and the slush would throw the car from side to side and create that nasty sound hitting the wheel-wells.

4. Grip: Perfect.

Last year this Camry had pretty bad tires, so I’ve always viewed it as a death trap, in any type of winter weather. This test proved the complete opposite! So, now the thing feels like it has 4-wheel drive. The grip really is nice. So, early this evening I was driving my Honda Accord. Importantly, with all-season tyres fitted. Subsequently,  and was slipping and sliding on the side roads. Importantly, the winter tires on the Camry? Nothing. Felt great.

Eric Roberts

https://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/107138/General+Altimax+One+S
Eric Roberts is a keen blogger about all tyre subjects

I’ll post more reviews as we roll into the season and we get deeper snow. I’ll try to make them a little more exciting too:).

Thanks for watching! Any questions, let me know.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/4126/General+Altimax+Winter+Plus+18560R15

General Altimax Winter Tyres-Conti rounds out General-brand winter tyre lineup

General Altimax Winter Tyres

General Altimax Winter Tyres

General Altimax Winter Tyres

Of course General Tyres are a large part of the future of the Continental tyres future. Subsequently, General were bought out primarily for their AT brand. Including the general grabber at 3 off road range of 4 x 4 and SUV tyres. Therefore, these tyres fulfilled a product brand in the Continental portfolio.

As expected, since that time, then General tyres have excelled in all parts of the tyre industry. Including the normal Altimax One S summer tyre range and the Altimax Winter 3 winter tyre range.

Altimax Winter 3

The new non-studded winter tyre designed for passenger vehicles provides a powerful grip on snow and ice with improved tread technologies. Let this true winter expert be your reliable partner in winter.
Enhanced grip on snow and ice
  • The Altimax Winter 3 comes with an improved pattern concept armed with plenty of gripping edges that support a powerful grip on snow and ice.
Excellent handling on snow covered roads
  • The pattern features gripping edges that are positioned at various angles to provide exceptional traction in all driving directions. The specific tread structure interlocks efficiently with the snow for better grip and cornering stability.
Improved handling characteristics on dry roads
  • Engineered to achieve a better transmission of forces. So, the tread design significantly improves the tyre’s handling characteristics! Especially on dry roads.

Altimax One S

Sportingly, General Tyre‘s new Passenger Summer line. Provides a reliable performance for everyday driving. Of course, with outstanding grip in dry and wet conditions and significantly improved tread life.
ALTIMAX ONE S designed for higher performance sizes (with 4-groove pattern).

Technical Details

Adventurous on dry roads

  • This new tyre is designed in a whole new way.Importantly, its connected shoulder blocks with added stiffness. Provide precise steering response, powerful grip and safe. So, including reliable braking performance for everyday driving.

Reliable in wet condition

  • Optimised siping and a large number of gripping edges effectively displace water for responsive handling and enhanced control on wet and slippery roads.

Enjoy extra mileage

Eric Roberts

 

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Eric Roberts is a keen blogger about all tyre subjects

Because of this, we at Pellon Tyres, became General tyre dealers. Of course the tyres are made from the same expertise and materials as the Continental range. Therefore this gives the product a first class base. Combined with very competitive price range! So,in which to compete in the very competitive world tyre market.

Conti rounds out General-brand winter tire lineup – Tire Business

General Audi Altimax Arctic Tyres-Audi A4 having fun with a set of General winter tyres fitted.

General Audi Altimax Arctic Tyres

General Audi Altimax Arctic Tyres

We should all be having “fun in the snow”. I certainly did, when I was a kid. Therefore, they should be no reason why we would not do the same as adults.

I know what is not fun? thats driving in snow. Especially in a car fitted on summer tyres. Driving in snow with summer tyres is a miserable experience. We have all done this in the past. Hence, there were times when millions of us just could not get to work. As expected in snowy weather.

In my opinion, this should not happen in modern times. Winter tyres, are not an expensive item any more. The tyre trade has been trying to explain to the motorists about the safety features of fitting winter tyres. Thus , onto their cars, before the bad weather arrives.

I can see a big improvement in way that the public do respond by fitting general altimax arctic. Of course, word of mouth has been a factor of this. Including social media sites. There is no doubt that winter tyres are a major safety feature for the six months of winter. Trying to get out of the snow, very nice winter/snow tyres. In an audi A4. Fun in the snow, General Altimax Arctic Tyres

Eric Roberts

https://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/107138/General+Altimax+One+S
Eric Roberts is a keen blogger about all tyre subjects

 

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test – 3D Car Shows-Pellon Tyres

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

general grabber

General Grabber AT wins second consecutive local 4×4 tyre test General Grabber dominates Drive Out / WegRy all-terrain tyre evaluation Top scorer in off-ro

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

Source: 3d-car-shows.com

General Grabbers are a winner

Hear in Halifax UK, we are lucky enough to be living in a very hilly area. We are in the foot of the Pennine Mountain range that straggles the centre of the UK. We are also a farming area and the towns and cities soon turn into a rural setting, full of sheep farms in the upper regions.
I am explaining this because these guys are the main ones that buy and indeed need 4×4 vehicles to get them around, especially in winter time. We are in a good central area to be able to sell tyres to these farmers, (and repair millions of punctures?).
The farmers of Yorkshire are well known for not parting with their money, so we have to offer them value for money, as the y always want “something for nothing”.

At one time remoulds were popular for their Land Rovers, but these were in the early days of cross ply tyres, sizes like 600×16 and 750×16 on the long wheel base Land Rovers.
As the years rolled on the 4×4 vehicles became fitted with radial tyre sizes and many new makes of tyres were introduced into the country. Some came from America, where the 4×4 market was huge. Even the normal guy on the street would own a pick-up truck.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

In the beginning the tyres were imported. Hence, by the bigger tyre companies. Such as Goodyear and some of their subsidiaries . Including Kelly tyres. As a result , who were famous in the States for some of their wide and large 4×4 tyres. Thus. it became a big thing to see how large a tyre you could fit on your 4×4 truck. Smaller companies started to import tyres into the UK . Hence, for the 4×4 market. Including Cooper tyres, BF Goodrich and General Tyres.
These tyres had a huge following in the USA. Consequently, were well advertised in the 4×4 magazines. That were being sold here in the UK. This also corresponded with the increase in the popularity of the 4×4 trucks. Thus, that were now appearing here in the UK. Their popularity was kick started by many farmer’s sons. Who were going off the traditional Land Rovers. So then  onto the American style pickup trucks. That were at the time being imported by Mitsubishi and Nissan.
The tyre that was racing ahead in popularity became the BF Goodrich (BFG), which was an on/off road tyre. This means that the tyre was comfortable to drive on a normal tarmac road, but as equally good when driven off road in the fields and mud and snow. BFG were the one to beat but in my opinion became too expensive.

general grabber
General Grabber AT2 4x4x tyre

People started to try other cheap tyre products in the 4×4 tyre range and this is where the General Grabber came into its own. General Grabber was at first an American tyre, but became one of the victims of the tyre take over war, and was bought by Continental tyres, to fit into their product range as their 4×4 tyre.

235/70×16- General Grabber AT wins 4×4 Tyre Test

This is what gave the General Grabber more recognition and it was not long before tyre retailers such as us were selling these tyres to the 4×4 market.
The General Grabber began to outsell the BFG tyres, with their AT (all traction) range of on/off road tyres. The other good advantage they had was that they were also priced in a lower price bracket, which suited the farmers and builders that were the main users of these types of vehicles.

The General Grabber still remains very popular today with updated versions of the tread patterns.
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 Tyres online from our website

Winter Tyres versus 4×4: which is best? – A great comparison from Auto Express

Winter Tyres versus 4×4

Winter tyres are going to be on a lot of minds of many motorists this year – It is always possible that Great Britain could face a particularly harsh winter this year. It is possible that we could have snow falling from as early as November. Motorists who have bought a four-wheel drive car,  probably think that they are  properly prepared – but are they?

AutoExpress, went up to Tamworth Snowdome. This was  to find out if a front-wheel drive car with winter tyres has more traction in the snow than a 4×4 with summer tyres fitted. They used two Ford Kuga, cars, both with 2.0-litre diesel engines and manual gearboxes. But one is front-wheel drive and the other all-wheel drive. The 4×4 Ford Kuga costs £1500 more than the normal model.

I am always telling my customers, that in snowy conditions, the rubber in summer tyres gets harder and does not grip very well. Winter tyres use a softer compound and a tread pattern that’s designed to pick up snow and dissipate it- improving the grip in these wintery conditions.

In their first test, we saw that the front-wheel drive car on summer tyres was hopeless in the snow.  However, when fitted with winter tyres, the car did much better. Furthermore, they also tested the 4×4 on summer tyres – and the results were very surprising.

With the winter tyres fitted, the normal Kuga went 110 metres up the slope, While the 4×4 car only made it 13 metres up, before sliding back down 9 metres. In the end, it ended up no further than the standard did with summer tyres.

Winter Tyres versus 4×4

They also tested the four-wheel drive Ford Kuga. This was fitted with winter tyres. As a result, the difference was astonishing. There was plenty of grip and the car drove all the way to the top of the steep ski slope, without any real effort.

Obviously, the best solution for driving on snow is to have a 4×4 fitted with  winter tyres . It was proven, that without the correct tyres fitted then a 4×4 is just as useless in snow and ice as the average two wheel drive car. We recommend using General Grabber AT2 Tyres for your SUV or 4X4.

General Tyre Sponsorship-South Africa kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving SA

General Tyre Sponsorship

General Tire. Hence, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA).Consequently, is making a significant contribution to safety this holiday season.For this reason,  and beyond by sponsoring Lifesaving South Africa (LSA). So along with its wide range of essential support services provided countrywide. This initiative. Sees General Tire becoming the high-profile title sponsor of […].

Of course, tyre companies are looking at all types of sponsorship and advertising deals. For this reason, we can see all kinds of tyre companies advertising on our TV sets. Including massive football clubs such as Liverpool and Chelsea AFC. lesser known tyre companies are constantly involved in promoting other sports. Hence this General tyre life saving deal is a good example, to what we may expect to see.

Other tyre advertising projects including the tyre companies. Involved in car rallying and many other motorsport events. Pirelli are a good example of this. Naturally, as the tyre supplier to the F1 racing teams.

General Tyre Sponsorship

“Lifesaving South Africa plays an important role looking after our beaches and waterways, particularly during the holiday seasons, and we are proud to be associated with this organization and its commendable work. It’s a perfect fit with the General Tire brand’s adventurous ‘Anywhere is Possible’ tagline and the focus on making your beach and holiday General Tyre Sponsorshipadventure safe,” Langner adds.

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

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

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