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Tire Rack Tire Test – Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice

Tire Rack Tire Test

Tire Rack Tire Test;  Firstly, we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an ice rink as our test track.

My own opinion is that the tougher the climate where you live then the tougher the type of tyres that you should fit. Also, the further north that you drive in ,then the colder it usually is. Therefore you should fit the winter tyres.

In places like Spain or Portugal then i think that the all-weather tyres will be the best option. These tyres are excellent in heavy rain storms and also snow or sleet showers. If you live in a mountainous area then snow tyres will be the order of the day.

We are in a similar position here in Halifax in the UK. Some winters we experience heavy snow and other winters practically no snow at all. To be on the safe side we do recommend that our clients fit winter tyres in November at the beginning of the winter driving period.

There is no doubt that all-weather tyres are getting more and more popular. In my opinion, many parts of the UK would be better fitting the all-weather tyres. Flat areas, such as Lincolnshire, would not require winter tyres. All-weather tyres would be a much better option due to the long road stretches and then leading to a sharp bend.

All-weather tyres would cope much better in really wet winter weather, that the standard summer tyres.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/3957/GT+Radial+CHAMPIRO+WinterPro+20555R16

Wheel Alignment Halifax-A look at why we need wheel alignment

Wheel Alignment Halifax

Wheel Alignment Halifax; On most occasions, we take it for granted that our cars are going to work perfectly for most of the time? We also take it for granted that our tyres will make perfect contact with the road. But do you know what? That’s not the case.

Tyre design and testing by the tyre manufacturers takes most of our problems away from us. By “us” I mean the tyre trade in general. Tyre products these days are perfect. We very rarely see any faulty tyres. The tyre makers work in clean and dust free factories, and this gives us the almost perfect product.

All we have to do here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK is to give the wheel alignment halifaxcustomers wheels the perfect balance and ensure that the steering format is correctly adjusted before the car leaves our depot.

When we fit new tyres, then we always recommend a car has a wheel alignment check. The reason for this is because; we reset the steering geometry, back to the car manufacturers original recommendation. This work ensures that the tyres will wear evenly and not wear off on the inside or the outside. This wheel alignment makes sure that the customer will get their full life out of the new tyres.

Wheel alignment in Halifax

When we set the wheel alignment. We always make sure that the steering wheel is in the correct position. It is a common thing for our customers to complain that when new tyres are fitted, then their steering wheel is not straight. Or the steering pulls to the left or right.

Wheel alignment is all about giving the motorist the best ride possible when they buy new and often expensive tyres.

The cost of a wheel alignment is £29.90 for most cars. Wheel alignment is a low price to pay when you consider that you can scrub a set of tyres of in no time with a car that has out of line steering problems, which we could easily rectify.

 

 

Apollo Tyres North America-Giant Indian Tyre Company looking for expansion in the States.

Apollo Tyres North America

Apollo Tyres North America; Apollo Tyres are following in the footsteps of the now famous and huge tyre companies, such as Goodyear, Dunlop, Michelin and Pirelli. They have now made roots in Europe, with a new factory about to be opened in Hungary and the purchase of Vredestein tyres the large tyre company from Holland. Vredestein is world renowned for their winter tyre range

Apollo Tyres North America
Apollo tyres india

and also make an excellent SUV tyre.

After a steady year, Apollo has announced that they are now looking at the state of the North American market. The giant Indian company have already set roots in Europe with the Acquisition of Vredestein tyres, the giant Dutch summer and winter tyre manufacturer.

They have their eyes firmly set on the USA market.

The first step was to employ ex- Goodyear and DaimlerChrysler sales executive Steven Smidlein to be senior vice president for North America. His knowledge of the North American market is second to none. They have also employed Emil Herbak, as sales director.

The states will be supplied by the European Hungary factory initially, but I am sure that plans are up for a new facility to be built somewhere in the USA.

In a recent interview involving, Tire Business had with Neeraj Kanwar, Apollo’s vice chairman, and managing director said that,“With North America almost being an unknown territory for us, Steven’s 30-plus years of sales management and retail experience, especially in the automotive sector, will help establish both Apollo and Vredestein brands on this continent,”

“We would be relying on his proven ability to grow market share, with a focus on delivery of aggressive sales targets,”

Apollo tyre has also set up a dealer tyre network here in the UK. They have transferred the British operation side of the business to Holland and are back up and running after different computer failings.

solar-Charged battery-could challenge Australia’s soaring electricity prices 

solar-Charged battery

solar-Charged battery-ZCell developer says its battery for homes is more efficient and recyclable

This is where the countries with good sunshine will benefit in the future?

solar-Charged battery
solar-Charged battery-Roof tiles blended in with roof tile shape Solar panels will be a common site including Australia

battery storage systems have already been successful in different parts of our planet. This includes whole Island communities. The batteries are stored in 20 ft containers and are charged by the sun during the day. The energy stored in the batteries is then released at night, making aa 24-hour cycle.

This system would be ideal for the remoter parts of Australia. And then spread to the outskirts of towns near to the outback. This will relieve the coal and oil powered national grid and become more eco-friendly.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.theguardian.com

Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information- Tyre Safety Information also applies to Van drivers ?

Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information

Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information;TyreSafe was set up with the responsibility of raising the awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.Once again tyresafe.org have hit on a safety issue that we tend to overlook? this is Van Tyres.Tyre Safe Van-Tyre Information

Van tyres  do a tremendous amount of hard work during their life- time. Van drivers only notice them when they are down to the steel cords. Van tyres are just as important as car tyres. Because of the weight and the fact that these vans are out in all weathers, then they may even be more important as a safety aspect, than car tyres.

rk during their life- time. Van drivers only notice them when they are down to the steel cords. Van tyres are just as important as car tyres. Because of the weight and the fact that these vans are out in all weathers, then they may even be more important as a safety aspect, than car tyres.

Please remember that all safety information about car tyres applies just as much on van tyres.

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=van+tyres

Sourced through Scoop.it from- www.tyresafe.org

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres- Use Less Fuel- Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres Use Less Fuel

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres-A tyre which is more fuel efficient helps you to reduce your driving costs and CO2 emissions. Tyres will be ranked in one of seven fuel efficiency categories on the new labels.

Another great article from Britains leading tyre safety organisation Tyresafe.org.

This has a slightly different edge to it? it explains how the motorist can actually save money on their fuel bills, by making sure that the tyres on their cars are legal and have plenty of tread on them.

Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres
Fuel Efficiency Good Tyres-Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.tyresafe.org

This is one of the things that my customers just don’t get. If you do not inflate your tyres to the correct pressures, then the car or van will use much more fuel on a journey. This can be very important if you are driving long distance.

We all know that when we are driving our cars say on holiday we load them up the roof. The last thing we think about is the cars tyres?

We all know the scenario? we are going to say Cornwall from the north of England. The wife has packed everything ,including the kitchen sink. The kids won’t go to bed because they are too excited, and you have to load the car before it gets dark.

You have a five o’clock start and everybody is rushing about, making sure that nothing will be forgotten. having eight children, then I have done this hundred of times myself?

Did nobody think about their cars tyres? There could be any air pressure in the tyres, but as usual, they were neglected. There are hundreds of accidents in the holiday season due to defective and under pressure tyres. The most stupid thing is that when your tyres are under pressure, due to neglect or overloading, then you are throwing money away. because when the tyres are under the recommended pressures, then your car engine has to work harder to propel the car along and therefore use more fuel to drive the car along?

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=save+fuel

Sourced through Scoop.it from www.tyresafe.org