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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 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-Rental Cars

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 General 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?

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

Winter Tyres versus Summer Tyres

Summer Tyres Versus All-Season

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.

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








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








General Grabber AT-Testing-With Freelander 2

 

Testing my new General Grabber AT 255/60/18 on the Land Rover Freelander 2 It`s not the real off road thing,, but I was alone on a sunday afternoon in my .

I have always been a fan of the General Grabber AT tyre. I know that they are good. Because they are popular in my area Halifax in Yorkshire UK.

General Grabber AT

The area is very hilly. We have many farms in the area. Therefore, we often get severe and snowy winters. The farming community is loyal to the Land Rover. Hence, as a vehicle of preference.So we sell many tyres for these types of vehicles.

This General Grabber AT testing video is exactly how I would imagine.

For this reason, for the tyre to perform in any condition. Naturally, that is thrown at it. As I said, earlier. Farmers and other country dwellers swear by these tyres. General are now part of the large Continental tyres group.

Another market niche that the General Grabber At has entered is the SUV market. The massive increase in this type of vehicle has definitely increased the popularity of these type of tyres. The SUV ‘s are also driven by lady customers, who put their families first and will pay extra for a tyre that also gives them grip in the winter time.

General Grabber AT

The General Grabber AT fits well into this category, and the tyre has become very popular here in the Halifax area of Yorkshire, where the terrain is very hilly with many small isolated roads. The female drivers want a tyre that will enable them to get the kids to school safely and not get stuck in ice and snow.

The summer tyres that are fitted to the SUV’s are useless in winter weather, and the General Grabber AT tyres will do the trick. One of the disadvantages of fitting tyres with extra grip was the road noise. The General Grabber AT tyres have been modified to run much quieter in normal road conditions and have now become a great all round tyre to fit on your SUV or 4×4.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Grabber+AT

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen- Tyre Manufacturers Use Many Materials including Duragen

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

Tyre choice is very important to off road performance. Even the most capable 4WD platform can run into problems. Especially, off road when fitted with street oriented tyres. As is the case with nearly all new 4×4 vehicles. But by the same token, dedicated off road tyres will have less traction . Especially, on wet tarmac and be considerably noisier than road tyres; there is always a compromise.

Familiarity with the features and controls of a new 4WD vehicle is key . Hence, to getting the best of it when venturing off road. As a result, plenty of drivers have come unstuck looking at the 4×4 logo on their new car and thinking they can drive it anywhere.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

In particular pay attention to how the 4WD system operates. If it requires any driver input. Thus, such as selecting 2WD or 4WD, changing between low or high ratio. Including, manual differential locking or whether the front hubs are freewheeling type where the hub must be locked by hand.

Wheel size too is a factor; large diameter rims with low profile tyres look good in the city but have very little off road capability, and off road tires may not be available to fit them. When possible, fitting mud-terrain (MT) or all-terrain (AT) tyres will dramatically increase the off road car ability of any new 4WD vehicle and will provide the most flexibility.

By checking the vehicle manufacturer’s recommended range of tyre sizes and choosing an off road tyre as tall and as wide as possible, not only will traction be improved, but the taller tyres will also increase the ground clearance.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

One thing  about General Tyres. Hence, is that they are constantly looking out for quality materials. Thus, to enhance the performance of their tyre products. Of course, General makes a broad range of tyres. Accordingly, to fit many models of ultra-high performance, passenger, light truck, off-road, and commercial tyres.

General tyres, now under the large Continental tyre group. Therefore, as part of this giant organization. Naturally, General Tyres have access to all of the scientific and engineering facilities. Thus, belonging to the Continental Tyre  Group.

One of the latest technology materials to be used is the  state-of-the-art technologies such as Duragen, 3D Sipe, V.A.I Visual Alignment Indicator. – (a feature of tread design, that allows for you to monitor even initial tyre wear shoulder to shoulder) and RTM (Replacement Tyre Monitor – a feature of tread design, that allows for you to control overall tyre wear).

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

Duragen is used to build up the tyre tread layer. Accordingly, General say that “robust compound gives excellent cut and chip resistance” and its “reinforced tread blocks reduce block deformation”.

This innovation of design gives the tyre excellent properties.

General Grabber tyres feature Duragen

That  improve the life of the tread. When the tyre is subjected to harsh conditions. Therefore, that are experienced when using your vehicle in a tough terrain situation.

The Duragen features also include an ultra-high strength steel belt. As expected, this gives the tyres an even footprint. So giving the vehicle driver confident stability. As expected on rocky or other tough terrains.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Grabber+AT+3

General Tyre Altimax Arctic-A great tyre part of the excellent Continental Tyre family.

General Tyre Altimax Arctic

General Tyre Altimax Arctic

The General Altimax Arctic has many attributes. Therefore the tyre exhibits excellent traction in the wet. Including, snowy and dry driving conditions. Naturally, the Altimax is most suitable for urban drivers. Including the drivers of Sedans, CUVs and SUVs.

The tyre test was carried out,100 km from the Arctic Circle. Hence at a world-class testing facility in Sweden. Therefore  the performance would replicate the conditions found during winter time. Of course in Northern Europe and Canada.

The most outstanding feature was the tyre scored an incredible 100 in wet traction. Naturally, the  General Altimax Artic is designed with a directional tread pattern. Of course, which amplifies water evacuation. This design helps the tyre to resist hydroplaning and naturally, increase wet handling.

Another advantage of the tyre is a design feature of  a multi-angle sipes systems. Thus ,to enhance the traction in high-angled turns and straight-ahead driving in snowy conditions. A great benefit for winter tyres. Thus earning a score of 97.7 in snow traction.

With the ability to drive comfortably in rain and snow, drivers can drive worry free with the General Altimax Arctic. A great tyre product from the Continental tyres stable .

See price: http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Altimax+Winter+Plus

Honda Civic Winter Tyres-Having fun in snow on General Altimax Arctic winter tyres

Honda Civic Winter Tyres

Honda Civic Winter Tyres

I must confess, that the general Altimax winter tyres, was a new concept to me. hence, it is a tyre brand that I am just getting to grips with?

Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK, we became General tyre retailers earlier in 2016. For this reason, I became disenfranchised with some of the other tyre companies.

If we are promote and sell a product, then we require a little loyalty. In my 40 years in the tyre business I have been let down by many tyre companies. They seem to accept that when you build their product base in a certain area. They then flood their tyres into your area. Thus breaking their promises.

The latest tyre company to do this was Yokohama tyres. We became dealers in the Halifax area. Accordingly, we sold thousands of their tyre products, including winter tyres. The next thing we knew. Yokohama were selling their tyres online at a highly discounted price.

We were not worried, because we also offer tyres online and could easily compete with the prices. However, it was the fact that a promise was broken that annoyed me. This brings me onto General tyres.

I was looking for another product to replace Yokohama. As a result we were approached by General tyres.

General  are Owned by Continental tyres and are therefore well respected, designed and manufactured, including the General Altimax Arctic.

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

Having some fun in my ’07 Civic LX riding on General Altimax Arctic snow tires. Awesome tyres, awesome price.
Let it snow!

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Altimax+Winter+Plus








Testing General Grabber-ATs on Land Rover Freelander 2 in the Snow of Scotland

Testing General Grabber

Testing new General Grabbers- ATs on Freelander 2, Eastern Highlands, Scotland.

Scotland is probably one of the best tyre testing areas of the UK. Hence, you can guarantee that snow will fall on the upper regions of the mountain ranges.

The General Grabber is famous for its many attributes. As expected, the first thing is that the tyres are not noisy on normal tarmac roads. This has surprised many drivers in the past.

This is because the grabbers have a chunky tread pattern, then our customers think that there will be a noise build up, say in summer when the roads are dry. However, this is not so?

Testing General Grabber

On road tests the General Grabber’s  have compared favourably with many of the”so called” road only tyres. Of course, these tyres are a little noisier. However, the sound difference is negligible. The Pirelli Scorpion verde, which is a road tyre comes it at 71DB. Compared to the grabber coming in at 74 DB. As a result, not much difference.

The reason behind the low noise level. Is the Highly-engineered acoustic tread pattern, designed by General tyres. This and the incredible gripping power in extreme weather conditions is why the Grabber is very popular. hence, amongst the SUV and 4X4 tyre fraternity.

Eric Roberts

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Video shows the tread self-cleaning, with snow been thrown from the tread. The side profile of the tyre gives it superiority over other similar tyres, especially when on a steering wheel lock.

*New 235/65/R17 General Grabber AT tyres bought/fitted for £125 per tyre.