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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?

Correct Tyre Pressures-How to tell if your tyres have the correct pressure – Malay Mail Online

Correct Tyre Pressures

Correct Tyre Pressures

Correct Tyre Pressures

 

When we fit new tyres to our cars, then everything should be “hunky dory” . The correct tyre pressures and the wheel alignment will determine the way that your new tyres will wear and the amount of money that you will throw away?

What do i mean?

well you should keep an eye open to see if your tyres are wearing evenly or not. By evenly ,i mean wearing straight across the tread equally. The general problem is with your tyres wearing off at one edge. Either the inner edge or the outer edge. This as most drivers seam to know is usually a wheel alignment problem and can be

Correct Tyre Pressures
Pressure gauges are easy to read

separated with the other money waster, correct tyre pressures.

Correct tyre pressures are usually spotted when it is a little too late and premature tyre wear occurs. We should be checking and adjusting our tyre pressures at least once a week in my opinion, but this is often not the case, and the pressures are neglected.

What are the signs with correct tyre pressures.

Under inflation will wear your tyres away at the edges and your car may not handle very well.

Over inflation, will wear your tyres away in the centre and your car will once again fail to handle very well, usually a hard ride and over steering may occur.

These problems can be corrected by inflating your tyres at regular intervals. If your are not sure about what to do, then it is still important to have the correct tyre pressures and you should visit your local independent tyre dealer. They would be pleased to check that your car has the correct tyre pressures and is safe for the road.

We at Pellon Tyres in Halifax literally drop everything when a customer wants their tyre pressures correcting.

We feel that it is such an important thing to do that  we attend to any customer that wants their pressures checking immediately.

Since writing this article then TPMS systems are now taking over. Hence, the task of warning the driver about falling tyre pressures.

Eric Roberts

 

Cracked Tyres-Ozone-The Secret Enemy Of Caravan and Trailer Tyres

Cracked Tyres-Ozone

cracked tyres

Ever seen old tires, the rubber in them dried and deeply Cracked Tyres-Ozone? They were ripped apart not by the road, but by a greenhouse gas.

This is an excellent article. As a result, points out the dangers that the Ozone presents to the deterioration of your tyres.

Over the many years that I have been a tyre retailer. I have found that the biggest problem with the ozone affecting tyres. Can, therefore, be seen on tyres that are exposed to the climate. Of course, over an extended period. Hence, this includes things like tyres on farm vehicles, which are exposed to the weather for long periods of time of time.

Caravan and trailer tyres are also severely affected. Thus, with the cracked tyres syndrome. Because the tyres are exposed to the elements, over a period. Many a tyre dealer will tell you about the farmer who brought in a couple of tyres. He had left outside, to be fitted onto some loose wheels?

These tyres were always riddled with cracks in the bead area. Accordingly. This is what we call the crazy paving effect. Therefore, we had to refuse to fit them. This was because when we inflated them. They could have exploded apart, and I can remember one that did just that. The rear tractor tyre blew lifting me ten feet into the air. Luckily I was ok, but my ears were ringing for days after?

Cracked Tyres-Ozone

Are caravans the same? The danger is when the caravan(or trailer) has been exposed to the ozone, then the cracks from around the tyres bead area and become dangerous with the caravan owner NOT knowing anything about it. They then move the caravan out onto the roads and the cracked tyres, combined with heat buildup, cause the tyre to explode and in some cases, this can cause an unfortunate accident. We have all seen this, especially on bank holidays when the caravans are on the move for the first time.

To conclude it is always best to check your tyres on trailers and caravans before venturing out onto the road. Farmers will always be farmers, and if you fit these for them, they will just let you, as they do not like parting with their money. This article also relates to tyre pressure.

Another worrying aspect of this problem is that the cracked tyres are getting onto the part used tyre market, we have seen this recently and the fact that people are buying these worries me deeply.

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Source: io9.com

Buy Best Tyres you can Afford-Spend money for Better Tyres

Buy Best Tyres

Nokian building successful few months

Buy Best Tyres

Before i comment about which tyres the public can afford. So, may i say that i think in general that most drivers DO buy the best that they can afford to pay for.

I am convinced of this by the big mix of tyres that we do sell. Another part of the jigsaw is the internet tyre market.

We find that most of the cheap tyres and mid-range tyres are bought through the internet. Some of the bigger SUV and 4X4 tyres are also sold online .

This is due to the fact the drivers who own these vehicles. Hence, are usually business people . So, who have little time to call into a tyre depot and so buy online and have them fitted either at home or call in to have them fitted on a weekend.

Most of our Blackcircles fitting jobs were on a Saturday morning and were up market cars for expensive tyres, usually Michelin or Bridgestone tyres.

On the whole though drivers will buy the  Best Tyres they can Afford . Always looking for a bargain and not necessarily cheap tyres. We at pellon tyre shop here in Halifax UK always give our customers the choice, especially on the bigger SUV and crossover tyres.

Another bonus that has sprung up in recent years is the growing popularity of winter tyres. These must also come into the category of  which Tyres you can Afford, but for the winter time.

To give an example Nokian tyres are usually more expensive than most other makes, and why not they are very confident about their excellent tyre products.

Winter tyre buyers, will also choose tyres depending on how deep their pockets are. This year i am expecting great things from the

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Michelin CrossClimate tyres, but they are not cheap tyres?

To conclude i think that you do pay for what you get, but the margins of quality are getting finer, so you should look out for bargains, especially in the mid-range tyre price bracket.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/our-blog/

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Top 5 Best winter tyres- 2015-2016 -One of many tests and opinions-but worth a look- PMCtire.com

Top 5 Best winter tyres

Top 5 Best winter tyres

In my opinion it is always handy to have a look at the market plce. So that you can see what is on offer. Therefore, this is no different when looking for winter tyres.

I like the video format now. because it shows real life performance attributes. Accordingly, the tyre buyer can  look out for a tyre product that suits his or hers pocket.

I can also add to the tyre tested, Vredestein winter tyres and an economy winter tyre, the Jinhu winter tyres. These would be behind the leading makes, in tyre tests. Because they are a budget winter tyre. For this reason, the Jinhu winter tyres are sold by my tyre company, Pellon Tyres, Halifax, UK.

Over the years they have proved to be a good reliable product and at a winter price that is affordable. This is very important. Because most drivers cant afford to buy winter tyres. The ones that can afford to buy winter tyres do go for the makes that are test winners.

This also includes the excellent Apollo-Vredestein winters. In the list bellow the Hercules Avalanche RG2, is not available in the UK. Also, the Michelin X ice Xi3 is the same as the  Michelin Agilis X-Ice North.

Our opinion of the Top 5 Best winter tyres

The Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 can be replaced by the Bridgestone Blizzak LM32, here in the UK. As expected, the Yokohama ICeguard IG52c, is available in the UK.

Evaluation of the 5 best car winter tires 2015-2016. The PMCtire.com team evaluated the Michelin X Ice Xi3, the Hercules Avalanche RG2, the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80, the Dunlop Winter Maxx and the Yokohama ICeguard IG52c. All detailed evaluations of winter tires are available here : https://winter-tires.pmctire.com/enw/tire-info/evaluations-winter-tires.tire

* Please note that Nokian tires are not evaluated because the manufacturer refuse any online sales of Nokian’s products.

Snow in the Weather Forecast?Rushing out for winter tyres? No need – Or is there-FleetPoint-Eric Roberts

Snow in the Weather Forecast
snow

Snow in the Weather Forecast, Now is the winter of our discount tyres… or is it? Martin Wedge, MD of OVL Group, argues otherwise

Source: www.fleetpoint.org

As a tyre dealer and safety conscious driver I totally disagree with this guy’s comments about winter tyres in the snow.

www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk

We all have an opinion but when winter and snow arrive can we compromise safety
I will be the first person to admit. Hence, that everybody is entitled to their own opinion and this article. Slightly turned my blood. I think that it may have been written to do a bit of stirring. But even so I would like to defend the drivers.  Who are sensible enough to go for the safe option. Hence, and fit winter tyres in November, before the onset of winter and the dreaded snow.
When the wet and winter weather arrives. Then the accident rate increase dramatically. In fact it rises 267%. By fitting winter tyres you can avoid many of these accidents that are caused by other drivers.

Cars are been build heavier now and this ads to the inertia, when trying to change direction or slowing down, which gives your tyres much more work to do, especially on slippery or on wet roads.
This combined with wider tyres and a bigger footprint can make the job of stopping your car, much more difficult in adverse weather conditions. I am sure that we have all been in the situation where we have lost control of our cars on black ice, well a set of winter tyres will drastically reduce the risk of this happening.

snow
You can see the many small slits(sipes) in this winter tyre, these will dissipate the slush water and snow to give the tyres a better grip in winter weather.

The guy who wrote the article. Of course, states that the British public panic when we get a bit of snow. But the majority of sensible drivers fit their winter tyres. Before the snow arrives. This must contribute to less schools and businesses closing now when the snow arrives.

Snow in the Weather Forecast;Winter tyres are not only for snow?

Another myth that needs dispelling. Is that winter tyres are only for dealing with winter conditions . In fact conditions are only a small part of the safety aspect. Also the  protection that special tyres will give the driver.Thus, over the winter period, which ever country you live in.

The compound in the winter tyres is partly made up from silica. Which keeps your tyres (and therefore gives a better grip) flexible in temperatures below 7c.
The freezing of the rubber gives your car more grip and when the snow does arrive they make for a much safer controlled drive, as any driver who has had winter tyres fitted will tell you.
To finalise my reply to this guy, then I think that he giving irresponsible advice about winter tyres, they of great benefit in most parts of the UK and are much safer to use in any bad weather situation including just heavy rain and flooded roads.

 

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

 

https://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/107138/General+Altimax+One+S
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

TyreSafe Including Winter Weather Tyres, tyre safety advice for winter from www.tyresafe.org

TyreSafe Including Winter Weather Tyres

TyreSafe Including Winter Weather Tyres

tyresafe

TyreSafe were set up with the responsibility of raising the awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.

There is no doubt about it but tyresafe.org are the place to go. In the UK for good tyre safety advice. Thus this site is well worth a look.

 

Tyresafe is Britain’s number one tyre safety organisation.
They were first set up in 2006 and is a non-profit making organisation. Dedicated to alarming the public of important tyre safety matters.Thereupon,  towards the problems with the use of defective and illegal tyres.

The awareness campaigns that the group sets up. Are all in line with a current duty of care regulations.Of course, also the legislation that covers vehicles, here in the UK.
We at Pellon tyres in Halifax Yorkshire UK have now been a member for four years.

As the owner of the tyre business. Tyresafe has given me much confidence to drive my ideas and grievances forward. Including my pet hate and that is the selling of illegal part worn tyres.

The organisation, have done much work in making the public more aware.Especially, of this growing worldwide problem. Which is the thing that I am always writing about. People are just not conscious of the dangers of part worn tyres.

Over the past few years. It was good to see that other important organisations have joined Tyresafe. Because of their recognition. As well as tyre manufacturers, wholesaler and retailers (like ourselves).

They have been joined by outside tyre groups such as car makers and equipment makers; such has been their impact on safety matters.
Tyresafe also works in close cooperation with other organisations. As expected, like the police and fire service. Thus are often coordinating with the Highways Agency and Roadsafe as well as giving advice to local councils.

Eric Roberts

 

Tyresafe helps to reduce road casualties

We at Pellon tyres here in Halifax UK are proud members of www.tyresafe.org.

www.pellontyres.co.uk.

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

 

Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre-On -Volkswagen Touran new models.

Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre
Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre

Falken Tyres named VW Original Equipment Tyre

VW are looking to use the Falken tyre brand . Hence to use on their new Touran Models . Therefore, this article explains the process.

Eric Roberts

OE for Volkswagen Touran – Tire Business – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source