Slashed tyres Police release description of a man they believe in Pocklington -100 tyres slashed

Slashed tyres

POLICE have a description of a man they want to speak to the case of the Pocklington tyre slasher, who punctured Slashed tyres on nearly 100 cars in the…

This sort of vandalism ,Slashed tyres is becoming common place across the country. The thing is that it is extremely difficult, to stick a knife into an inflated tyre with and the weight of the car brought into the equation, it becomes even more difficult.

This Slashed tyres incident happened in the picturesque market town of Pocklington, situated in the York area of North Yorkshire. This is normally a very sleepy little town with a small amount of vandalism on a Saturday night, but i do not think the town has seen the Slashed tyres on a hundred cars before?

I have visited Pocklington on many occasions, as it is the home of Bonds of Pocklington. Bonds are one of the countries leading tyre wholesalers and the Bond family were involved in Pocklingtons leading garage, a Ford dealership.

Joe York of the Humberside police, are now looking into the matter, thinking that someone in this close knit community, should have seen something during the mass stabbing of a hundred cars tyres.

Tyre slashing is a modern day common thing, but not to this extent. Not a week goes buy without one of our customers here in Halifax Yorkshire come to the depot or call us out with a tyre that has been cut with a knife or stabbed with a dart or other sharp object, it must be a sad reflection of our modern day society when people get kicks from going round slashing car tyres.

Slashed tyres are very seldom repairable and it almost always resorts to the customer having to buy a set of new tyres. in many cases this can put a heavy strain on the houshold budgets of the car owners.

Eric Roberts

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Canada Weather Tough Tyres-Learn How to Drive for the Conditions

Canada Weather Tough Tyres

Snow and ice push our driving skills to the limit. Do you know how to drive properly in winter conditions? The following tips could save you from problems when you are out on the road: Maintain a safe following distance. The posted speed is the maximum speed under ideal […]

Learn How to Drive for the Conditions

Canada Weather Tough Tyres

In my opinion this is advice from a country that has one of the toughest winter weathers in the world. For this reason, if the Canadians can’t cope with winter then nobody can.

As a tyre retailer in Halifax Yorkshire, UK. I sometimes envy the amount of snow that Canada can get in most winters.

However, the same principles apply. As a result, do you know how to drive your vehicle the correct way in winter conditions? The following words of advice  could actually save you many problems when you are out on the road. Especially in sub zero winter snowy weather.

Winter tyre market in Belgium-that is expected to grow …

Winter tyre market
The winter tyre market is expected to pick up shortly if the El-Nino takes affect and gives us snow like this above Sowerby in West Yorkshire in 2013.

New report explores the winter tyre market in Belgium that is expected to grow …
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Winter tyre growth expected for Belgium

This week will see the start of colder night in some parts of Europe. The prediction is that the El Niño weather system will start again this year and affect the world’s climate and the Winter tyre market . Here in the UK it affects our winter temperatures and we suffer periods of very cold weather which bring us snow and ice.

Car drivers have in the past been caught out by these sudden snow storms and even whole motorways (M11) have been cut off with thousands of cars stranded with their summer tyres skidding and getting their cars stuck.

In my opinion the UK has woke up to our winters and we have seen a big surge of drivers fitting winter tyres to their cars and a large increase in the Winter tyre market . This has been a good move and now like the UK drivers in Belgium are waking up to the idea of fitting winter tyres.

Winter tyres are called all sorts of names, including snow tyres, all-season tyres and cold weather tyres. In general these tyres do the

Winter tyre market
Snow Flake emblem on the tyres sidewall the winter tyre marking

same job and are most beneficial to drivers in winter time.

Today’s winter tyres are a different animal to the ones when I first started in the tyre industry. Early winter tyres were virtually a summer tyre casing fitted out with a very tread pattern (similar to my image of an early Firestone winter tyre) new tyres for winter use have been developed through the tyre companies involvement in motorsport. Especially rallying, where tyres needed to grip in very bad conditions and bad weather.

The whole tyre structure had to be developed to give modern cars the ride that they were used to. This meant more flexible casings in low temperatures. Silica was going to be the answer? It enabled tyres to flex more in lower temperatures. This combined with modern tread pattern design, brought out new winter tyre designs, which performed very well on new car designs such  as SUV’s and luxury saloons.

Belgium like all the other European countries is no exception to the rules and the winter tyre market is expected to grow as safety conscious motorists lower their risks to bad winter weather.

The new revolution will be an improvement in the all-weather tyre. If these are fitted to your car then there will no need to fit winter tyres. These tyres will be fitted all the year round. I feel that this will be the main aim of the tyre companies in future. The trend has already been started with the excellent Michelin CrossClimate. This tyre is already proving to be popular and only time will tell, whether this type of tyre will replace the traditional winter tyres.

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Sumitomo Tyres- buys Micheldever Tyre Services for £215m-Great News from Japan

Sumitomo Tyres

Micheldever supplies around six million tyres a year to more than 6,000 retailers and direct to motorists Britain’s second biggest tyre maker has been snapped up by Sumitomo Rubber Industries for £215 million, the latest in a series of post-Brexit takeovers by Japanese firms. Micheldever Tyre Services, based in […]

sumitomo tyres

Sumitomo Tyres

Above anything else this shows us that global companies such as Sumitomo have confidence in the UK economy after the Brexit vote.

As a tyre retailer here in Halifax, Yorkshire I also think it is good news. As a result of this acquisition, we will feel more confident for the future. I regard Sumitomo tyres as the best option going forward. Rumors have been going about in the past two years about who would buy MD’s. The worst scenario for me would have been the rumor that Michelin tyres were interested.

Here at Pellon Tyres, we have been very close allies of MD’s ever since their takeover of Southam Tyres. Eric Roberts has always regarded Alan Baldwin(MD sales director)as a friend and business advisor.

MD’s are Britain’s second largest tyre wholesaler.Hence, have now been snapped up by Sumitomo Rubber Industries for £215 million.As a result, are the latest in a series of post-Brexit takeovers by Japanese firms. I am convinced that Japan see the UK as an increasingly important trading partner on the doorstep of the EU.

MD’s(Micheldever Tyre Services), first started out and are now based in Hampshire. After a few sales including the original owner Tony Todd. Hence, was sold by private equity firm Graphite Capital. Thus, meaning the country’s two largest tyre wholesalers now belong to Japanese companies.As a result, following Itochu’s acquisition of Stapleton tyres and Kwik-Fit  back in 2011.

Japanese companies spent over £27 billion on 43 British firms in 2016, up from £7.6 billion for 29 the previous year, according to figures from Dealogic.

Do winter tyres work? A good look at Winter Tyres by Autocar.co.uk

Do winter tyres work

Winter Tyres Safety Tools

Do winter tyres work

So, my answer to that would be definite yes ! After working in the tyre industry now for 40 years, I think I am qualified to give the answer.

Not just “do winter tyres work” but in my opinion the are now essential !what do I mean!

First thing to remember is the massive increase in traffic volumes on our roads. Therefore having the power to stop your vehicle is crucially essential. I personally fit winter tyres on all my vehicles. Indeed we leave winter tyres on our vans all the year round. Including the Ford transit van that I often drive about in.

Vans are a massive part of our traffic

With the increase in van traffic then good tyres are important. Many vans do carry some weight. As a result we have all been in situations when we have had to brake very hard. So, sometimes you only have to look away for a few seconds when the traffic in front has stopped.

This coupled with a wet or slippy road can be the difference between stopping an having an accident. The difference can be your tyres. In my experience then winter tyres have saved me on winter roads several times.

And I dont just mean getting out of snow. Although they do help in that situation. Consequently, winter tyres can be the difference to whether you actually stop the van or not.

Although I say “van” then its just as important for car drivers ! with winter tyres fitted you know that your are in a safer driving environment. Believe me when I say that they will get you out of trouble several times in an average winter.

So, van drivers mark my word ! you wont regret fitting a set of winter tyres and keeping them on all year round.

Eric Roberts

Two BMWs, two different tyres and lots of snow – we test the effectiveness of winter tyres. More videos at http://www.autocar.co.uk/VideosWallpapers/Videos.aspx

Tyres Save Fuel-Learn how your tyres can help you save fuel

Tyres Save Fuel

Tyres are a crucial element of your vehicles and inextricably linked to performance ; they provide fleet managers, or anyone responsible for fleets, with immediate notice of any potential issue. Having properly managed tyres as part of an efficient tyres maintenance system can only benefit fleets as well as […]

Tyres Save Fuel

Tyres Save Fuel

This is a fact that the general public do not know about. The title should actually be “correctly inflated tyres” save money. This is one of the things that I always try to explain. Accordingly, correctly inflated tyres will give the driver the correct miles to the gallon.

Under inflated tyres will increase the amount of fuel that you car will use. The word that we use in the trade is “rolling resistance”. Hence, tyre manufacturers are always trying to improve, rolling resistance. For this reason, the tyres will be more efficient and also fuel Tyres Save Fuel.

There has been a lot of debate upon the importance or implementation of all-season tyres and whether they are really effective enough at providing consistent performance throughout all weather conditions, or whether it is better to use low-rolling resistance tyres. The latter, in general, minimize wasted energy by decreasing required rolling effort; and in the case of automotive applications, are particularly effective for improving vehicles’ fuel efficiency: approximately 5–15% of the fuel consumed by a typical car may be used to overcome rolling resistance.

Winter tyres versus 4×4 tyres-Good solid advice about Snow tyres- tested by autocar.co.uk

Winter tyres versus 4×4 tyres

Winter tyres versus 4x4 tyres

Winter tyres versus 4×4 tyres

This has always been a good talking point. However ,to me it is a no brainer. So, if you need tyres and winter is approaching. Then you must consider all-weather tyres or winter tyres.

Winter here in the UK can last as long as 5 months. Of course it has been known to snow in April and even May. So the investment will be well worth it!

Most compelling evidence to me is the great reports we have from customers who have had winter tyres fitted. It is important to realise the safety features that winter tyres have built into them.

Firstly, the tread is a special design

Tread is designed to be more tougher. These tyres look aggressive and actually they need to be! Secondly comes the actual compounds that the tyres are made of. Of course these days “silica” is a great new additive to give tyre more flexibility in cold weather.

Winter tyres do not go hard when the temperature drops below 7 degrees. Sipes are the next great benefit! these are all the tiny slits in almost all winter tyre designs. Significantly, sipes are the thing that clears away the water, slush and snow as you are driving along.

This combined with the tread pattern helps clear away the dreaded winter weather that comes along every year. In my opinion November is the best time to fit your winter tyres. Here in Halifax we are a 1000 feet above sea level and the first snow usually falls in November.

So, if you live in a hilly area then winter tyres are for you. If am sure that you wont be disappointment ?

Eric Roberts

Which works best in the snow, winter tyres or four-wheel drive? We test two otherwise identical Skoda Yetis to find out which is best. Read a full Skoda Yeti review at http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/skoda/yeti

Varta batteries in yorkshire – We offer Varta batteries at cheap battery prices online, with a next working day delivery…

Varta batteries

We offer Varta batteries at cheap battery prices online, with a next working day delivery…

Of course, Varta batteries are amongst the best batteries in the world. Traditionally, these batteries are made by the famous Johnson controls in various factories across the EU. Updating they have now been bought out ?

Varta car batteries come in three distinct qualities.

Lower end of the car battery market comes the Varta Black. So, which is a most suitable battery for the regular car that’s perhaps over five year old.

Secondly, comes  the Varta Blue (the one in the image). Importantly, this battery  is more upmarket. Consequently, for vehicles with electric windows and mirrors.

Lastly, comes the Varta Silver. Award winning battery, which is the top of the range. So, for both starting and supplying power. Importantly, to the cars with many electrical components.

Varta also have an excellent range of EFB and  AGM Start-Stop batteries. Of course, for the cars that are coming out with Stop-start systems. Also adding  such technology such as the new hybrids.

Here in Halifax we also stock many other Varta battery products.

Including things such as truck batteries,leisure batteries and motorcycle batteries. Naturally, they all come with an excellent guarantee and can be shipped all over the UK. Of course to most post codes. This can be done by our online battery shop www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. Online payment can also be made with a next working day delivery by courier.

Eric Roberts

Wheel Alignment Safety Features-A message from the Tyresafe.org organisation.

Wheel Alignment Safety Features

To ensure a car drives safely, efficiently and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended, it’s important that its wheels are correctly aligned. However, through everyday driving, or factors such as hitting a kerb or a pothole, the wheels can become misaligned, bringing a host of tyre related problems. During […]

Wheel Alignment Safety Features

Wheel Alignment Safety Features

Another great article from the Tyresafe.org organisation. In my opinion, Tyresafe are the number one organisation that promotes tyre safety here in the UK.

Wheel alignment, promotes these safety tips. Hence, to ensure a car drives safely. Accordingly your car should operate efficiently. Thus, and behaves as the vehicle manufacturer intended it to. One of these safety standards. Therefore, is that it’s important that the vehicles wheels are correctly aligned. Accordingly to the manufacturers specifications.

To me, there can be nothing worse than to have your car pulling to one side when driving along. Wheel alignment is the primary cause. Hence, when having new tyres fitted it is worth a little extra money to have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted.

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Michelin UK Tyre Makers-factory never tyres of Dundee – Evening Telegraph

Michelin UK Tyre Makers

Michelin UK Tyre Makers

Michelin UK Tyre Makers-Just like their tyres, Michelin ,keep rolling on. They never seem to bang a big drum about themselves — they just get their head down and get on with the job. That’s how they arrived in Dundee.

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Consequently, this is the tyre factory that I had completely forgot about?  The Michelin tyre factory in Dundee, Scotland,UK.

Of course, Michelin, made their first tyre their  on November 6 1972.So, in the next  four years from them starting. It is important to realize, that the giant French tyre company. Had, manufactured the  five millionth  tyre! a great achievement.

First thing to remember is, the factory capacity was increased in 1978. So, many different car tyres were made their. Including ,the then new run-flat tyres as far back as 1983.

The factory is due for further expansion. Another key point is that it will be one of the few tyre manufacturing plants. Hence, in the whole of the UK.

Michelin’s UK head office and commercial headquarters is in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Stoke site used to manufacture truck tyres and i think Earth mover tyres,(but i could be wrong about that). I do remember visiting the factory in Stoke to collect some earth mover tyres, but they could just have been stored there.

I know that they manufacture tyres in Ballymena (northern Ireland), because they have recently threatened to close the factory, but i think that government help has postponed the closure.

Michelin UK Tyre Makers
Michelin car tyres are produced in Dundee and exported all over the world.

The famous Michelin truck remoulds are still made in Stoke, along with their training centre and offices. There was a time when no other tyre manufacturer could touch Michelin with the quality of their truck carcasses(a name for the old new truck tyres that could be used again as a remould).

Of course Michelin still make car tyres at their factory in Dundee, Scotland. Subsequently, this factory makes over 7 million car tyres. Which are exported all over the globe. The factory is also famous for saving energy with the building of wind turbines. Helping reduce emissions and lower its carbon footprint.

 

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/michelin-tyres-set-their-targets-high-as-far-back-as-the-thirties/

http://www.michelin.co.uk/about/michelin-in-the-uk

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