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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?

Yokohama’s BluEarth Tyres, For City, Performance and SUV Cars — Which Tyres?

Yokohama’s BluEarth Tyres

yokohamas bluearth tyres

Which Tyres? takes a look at just how ‘Eco’ and eco friendly tyre can be. Yokohama’s BluEarth tyres range starts us rolling.

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Yokohama are one of the worlds leading tyre manufacturers. They are also a great tyre supporter in the motorsport scene. This involvement helps the Japanese tyre company to create better tyre products for the car replacement tyre market.

yokohamas bluearth tyres
Yokohama orange peel oil symbol

one such innovation has been the Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres range of tyres. As Yokohama dealers for their tyres here in Halifax we are big fans of their commitment to the BluEarth range which in my opinion demonstrates its commitment to reducing its environmental impact globally.

The Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres AE-01 tyre developments

Are the results of much of Yokohama’s environmental technology and experience. As a result, the Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres pioneered “Orange Oil technology”. Thus, in which oil from the peel of citrus fruit is used. Hence, to replace some of the more dangerous ingredients in the tyre itself. Therefore, reducing the harmful petroleum-based particles by up to 80 per cent.

Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres feature a combination of “NANO” blend compound technology. Including, external aerodynamic features.Naturally, and lightweight inner liner which makes the tyres more leak-proof and also lighter.
Yokohama is well known for their commitment to the motorsport scene. For this reason, this is where many of the new tyre developments have come from. Including, the race track speeds up research and development for their tyre products. The Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres are made for the replacement tyre market and are aimed at small and mid-range car market; these are the AE-01 tyres.
For the drivers of larger cars. Yokohama have added their most recent addition. Of course, the BluEarth-A (AE-50). Which also uses the latest NANO-blend compound technology. Hence, which improves the levels of wet weather grip and also improves the vehicles fuel efficiency.
Yokohama’s flagship ADVAN Sport (V105) tyres also get the BluEarth treatment in certain sizes. Replacement V105 tyres with Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres technology allows vehicle manufacturers to offer a high grip greener tyre option for their top-of-the-range performance tyre models.

Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres have also won “original Equipment” approval

from Mercedes-Benz for many of its models, the V105 complete with the BluEarth symbol, are factory fitted to the latest S-Class, SL-Class and AMG C63 models.
Yokohama’s Bluearth tyres have also been chosen by many other leading car manufacturers such as Honda and Lexus as “original equipment”. Lexus recently chose the BluEarth E51A tyre as OE fitment for its new Crossover model, the NX in 225/60R18. This tyre also fits the Lexus NX, which also has hybrid engine technology and will be fitted on the range-topping F-Sport and Premier models.
These are great steps forward for the Japanese tyre company who have recently announced a research and development partnership with Kumho Tyres of South Korea, who by the way are also great participants in motorsport, to aid tyre development.
Eric Roberts

Tyre Industry-A Look At What future is in store for us all from Pellon Tyres

tyre industryOne of the first points to make is where the relationship between the wholesale tyre industry and the retail tyre industry will ultimately end with the combination of the online revolution. I don’t profess to know the answer?

Up to recent times things have been ticking along in the tyre industry, with different online developments coming at us at a leisurely pace. As a progressive tyre retailer these new ideas have helped me move my business on. Instead of moaning about the increase in new web sites, that sell tyres at very low margins, I have joined the “quantity and not quality “brigade.

We became a fitting station for Blackcircles. I must admit at first I did this because I was intrigued at why my customers were buying from Blackcircles (BC) and not from me? I soon realised when speaking to the BC customers that they were not my customers at all. Only one out of the first twenty drivers had ever visited my depot before and not for tyres.

Tyre Industry

It looked like (and still does) that the BC customers were buying the leading brands and would have normally bought the tyres from a national tyre company or Kwik-fit.
We then became a fitting station for the ASDA website. I must admit that I like this system, because although the margins are low, we actually get the full tyre sale.

The system just drives extra traffic. I also did some research as to where the ASDA customers had previously bought tyres and some of these were in fact my old customers. I had mixed feelings about this, but in the end if I had none worked with the ASDA formula then I could have lost the business to whomever else fitted the ASDA tyres in Halifax?
Our next online venture was with the Micheldever online system in conjunction with Cam-Systems stock system. This system is a very good thing for us.

Tyre Industry

It has enabled us to set up our own local prices with a stock that is held at the MD warehouse in Elland just five miles away. This is the type of system that I would recommend for the small tyre retailer. It allows you to change things around and optimize the site for Google and the other search engines.
The big thing I have learned though is that your local customers will look at your website and prices, but will NOT buy online. They will contact you by phone or actually call in with the online price. This proves to me that it does pay to go online but not everybody buys online and also gives some strength to the retailer. I am also a member of Point-S and together with our online presence then our sales are growing.
One or two things have recently come to light? This I have to mention because it may be a different ball game in the near future. As we all know by now the great Michelin have bought a French online retailer and recently Blackcircles here in the UK. In my opinion they will be driving the BC traffic through their ATS tyre retailer chain. They have said that this is what they will do in the rest of Europe and so there is no reason to believe that the UK will be any different?

Tyre Industry

Goodyear tyres did the same thing in America last year and bought an online tyre retailer to sell the Goodyear products direct to the public.
The wholesale sector is also once again trying to muscle in on shaping up a retail empire. Simpletons tyres are now linked with Kwikfit and Micheldever want to double there retail outlets (Pro Tyres).
I must admit though the old saying “what comes around goes around “comes into mind. Those of us old enough can remember all this type of thing before, but it never closed us down; in fact we go from strength to strength.

It will be interesting however though how tyre manufacturers such as Bridgestone and Continental will react to Michelin selling their tyre products on the Blackcircles web portal?
Could we develop into an American style tyre retailer system, here in the British tyre industry, where the depots only sell one manufacturer’s product, similar to Michelin now in the Costco Cash and carry outlets?
Only time will tell.
Eric Roberts, Pellon Tyres Halifax Yorkshire. UK

Nokian building successful few months – Tire Business – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

Nokian building successful few months

Nokian building successful few months

Nokian building successful few months

As a result, Nokian Winter tyres are made from special compounds that work best at temperatures of 7 degrees or less. Hence,most of Great Britain experiences temperatures. Of course, below this especially between December and February.

Subsequently, we can usually expect frost here in Halifax Yorkshire. Thus, on almost a third of the days of winter. Of course, with this type of Nokian tyre fitted. Then your stopping distance can be well shortened. Consequently, on snow covered and icy roads. Naturally,  your vehicle’s handling will be greatly improved. As a result, reducing the risk of skidding, aquaplaning or sliding.

Obviously, in winter time. So the condition and performance of your tyres is extremely important. Winter tyres have specially designed tread patterns. These include, many more sipes than the summer tyres. Including silica added to the composition of the tyres compounds.

Hence, in order to provide the most effective grip. As a result improving handling and better safety for drivers. Of course, It’s an excellent idea. Therefore, to change to specialist Nokian winter  tyres to improve your winter safety. at the same time increasing your fuel efficiency. Most off all  ensuring the safety of you and your passengers during the winter months.

Safer driving is really important during winter. Therefore, in addition to fitting winter tyres to your car, there are other ways to improve your driving during the colder months:

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Bald Tyres-Halifax-are still Common Place-Burnt Tree on Twitter

Bald Tyres-Halifax

bald tyres in halifax
These bald tyres in Halifax were removed recently and are down past the steel belt?

RT @dharford79: Tyres like this have no handling or braking capability! #RoadSafety #TyreChecks


Bald tyres Halifax are an every day occurrence?

The tyre on the original image is the type of thing that we see every day. Especially, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire UK.

Burnt Tree are a reputable vehicle hire company. Thus, this tyre would have been picked up before it reached such a bad state.

It never stops to amaze me. Hence, about the amount of cars that we have coming in to my tyre retailer depot. Accordingly, with bald tyres in Halifax. In fact the majority of the tyres that we remove. Therefore, are now beyond the bald tyres stage. They are down (and in some cases) past the steel belt stage. This makes the car on these tyres very dangerous indeed.

It is hard to imagine. That some of these cars could have been doing high speeds just a day before the new tyres were fitted. I do realise though that tyres are one of the last things on drivers minds. In today’s busy world we are all flying about at the speed of light, with other things on our minds.

Bald Tyres-Halifax

it is important though.Therefore, to step back once in a while and consider your poor car. I think it is safe to say that the cars with the really bad tyres . As expected, are the same cars that do not have any servicing. If the cars get a regular service then any bad tyres would be spotted by the garage. These tyres would then be reported to the driver, when the car is picked up.

We find that when we report such things then it is on the drivers mind. If they do not have the new tyres at the time, then they usually save up for them or have them fitted in the near future.

These tyres are very dangerous and the tread limit should be adhered to. All you have to do is call in to your local tyre centre and they will check them and the tyre pressures for free. thanks  Eric Roberts


Winter Tyres-Rental Cars-If you rent a car in winter for skiing then ask for winter tyres fitting.

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

Before the start of the winter. Hence, you should consider a set of winter tyres. As a result, the best way to keep your vehicle moving and safe. Of course, on the roads during bad weather times. Especially in areas where it is difficult to get around in a vehicle fitted with regular summer tyres. Hence, once you leave the city into open country or a hilly area. Then your need for winter tyres will increase.

Many of our customers are looking at all-season tyres. Because they are a mix of summer and winter tyres. As a result, I am not so sure if all-season tyres are beneficial where snow may be imminent. It has been proven that in dry cold weather with the temperature at 5C. Then the winter tyres outperform the all-weather tyres by a mile.

As a result, a study put out by the Quebec Ministry of Transport. Showed that proper winter tyres can improve braking by up to 25%. Compared to the all-season tyres and can consequently improve accident avoidance by about 38 percent.

Winter tyres generally have deeper tread with specifically designed patterns that allows snow and slush to be cleared as the car drives through the snow. Winters are made with a specific rubber compound that includes a silica compound. Hence, that stays softer and more flexible in the cold weather. As a result, that provides more contact to the road surface and thus more control.

Subsequently, winter tyres are absolutely essential for winter driving safety. If you are lucky enough to be going to the local mountains to ski. In fact some countries snow tyres are often mandatory. Consequently, winters have to be fitted from March to November.

Winter Tyres-Rental Cars

This advice is also applicable to rental cars. Consider renting one with snow tyres in any mountain area. Including vans. Sometimes it will cost a little extra, but it is well worth paying.

When getting out of the city in any higher elevation it is likely you will encounter winter conditions and therefore will require snow tires to get you to where you have to go safely.

Our terrain here in Halifax is very hilly and rugged in places. Thus many of our customers do fit winter tyres. Especially, with the rise of the SUV vehicle. SUV’s are notoriously bad at gripping in inclement weather conditions. As a result, these Nokian Winter SUV tyres are the most popular tyres that we fit.


Tyre Compounds-could change The future of Formula 1 tyres for the 2017 season

Tyre Compounds

tyre compounds

Free compound choices, 18-inch wheels, a new tender for 2017 – Formula 1’s tyres are back in the spotlight. Adam Cooper analyses what can be expected in the near future.


It looks like Pirelli tyres could have agreed to accept the idea of teams choosing their own preferred tyre compounds to use in future F1 races.

The Italian tyre company would also offer a larger choice of tyre compounds. Thus, six compounds has been branded around. Hence, for the teams to choose from. The choice would have to be put forward to the teams. But the general census, is that the proposal will make the racing more interesting.Naturally, with the winning driver and their teams. As expected, having made the best choice of tyres, along with other factors of course.

This has worked to a lesser extent. So, in the past with some of the teams coping better.Hence, with the different compounds on offer for each race. Although the tyre compounds are the same for each team. Therefore, some teams are able to cope better with compounds on offer. Because who knows in the future they will be able to choose their own tyre compounds. Making the choice more crucial to the winner.

In my opinion this will make racing more competitive and indeed more skillful.

Other factors may also come into the equation. both Pirelli and Michelin(who are now considering putting in a bid for future tyre supply) are looking at the prospect of increasing the wheel and tyre size from the current 13 inch wheels to 18 inch wheels.

Tyre Compounds

In fact Martin Brundle recently completed a test trial on 18 inch wheels on a GP2 car at the Monaco Circuit. This gives an indication of where things may be heading, all very interesting and things are changing all the time.

Hi I would like to introduce myself.

I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.



Tyre pressures-If You Don’t check them it Will cost you money in wasted fuel?

Tyre pressures

tyre pressures

Don’t know correct tyre pressure? Haven’t checked tyres for a while, don’t worry- let us do it for you-any time #foc


Tyre pressures are very important?

The big thing that the motorists do not know, is that low pressures equal more fuel consumption?

Thats right

drivers who do not keep up with their tyre pressures are throwing money down the drain.

WHY tyre pressures are important

because an under inflated tyre has less rolling resistance and will affect your cars performance and reduce your fuel consumption.

We all know that if you have a front tyre that has say a slow puncture, then the car will pull in the direction of the tyre with less air. Wee imagine the effect if ALL your tyres had less air in them.

The cars engine will be working harder to drive your car along and consequently use more fuel.

So it makes sense to get your tyre pressures checked at regular intervals. Your local tyre dealer will do this free of charge. Here in Halifax Yorkshire UK, we have a regular string of customers, who call in at regular intervals to have their tyres checked and inflated. It only takes five minutes and you then know that you are safer and not throwing money away.

Tyre pressures

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes and models of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Continental Tyres online from our website 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 from the AA to check our high standard of equipment and workmanship.