Toyo Tyres USA-Extends its Run as Official Tire of NASA – Modern Tire Dealer

Toyo Tyres USA

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Toyo Tyres USA- Corp. is continuing its long-time support of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA), signing a five-year renewal covering the 2016-2020 racing seasons. Toyo has been the Official Tire of NASA since 2003.

Toyo tyres USA like so many tyre companies these days. So, look to motorsport for consumer recognition for their tyre products.

I have always had a sweet spot for Toyo tyres here in the UK. They were always a great tyre company to deal with. Toyo were always helpful when it came to credit terms and product awareness campaigns.

In fact we very often bought their tyre in containers, such was there popularity her in Halifax Yorkshire UK. Although all this was over ten years ago we still get some of our customers asking for the Toyo tyres products. Things came to an end though when Toyo decided to do what so many other tyre manufactures do and distribute their tyres through the wholesaling companies.

Toyo Tyre USA has been the long-time tyre supplier and supporter of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) and is now signing a new contract from 2016 to the 2020 race season. Toyo Tyre USA is also supporting the prestigious 25-Hours of Thunder hill, the longest endurance road race in North America.

Research and development

Like many other tyre makers Toyo Tyre USA, use these races for the research and development of the tyre products that will eventually end up on normal standard road cars. The name Proxes was developed from a broad range of racing tyres.

NASA races are split into many car types and categories. Toyo use the Toyo Proxes RR two-groove DOT competition tyre, in many of these classes. These include the Honda Challenge, Spec E30 cars, Spec E46 cars and many more. Toyo also has also recently added the Spec Z class for Nissan 350Zs to the list of spec classes.

To learn more about the Proxes line competition and UHP tyres, go to www.toyotires.com.

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/toyo-tyres/

Pirelli F1 Tyres-considering more aggressive F1 tyres – Motorsport.com

Pirelli F1 Tyres

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Pirelli is Pirelli F1 Tyres considering a plan to deliver more varied action in Formula 1, with its new deal to be tyre supplier from 2017 now all but done.

Italian tyre giant supplier retain new season after Michelin Challenge.

It looks as though the long battle of claims and counter claims between Pirelli F1 tyres and Michelin tyres may be over?

Bernie Ecclestone announced the decision on television just before the Russian Grand Prix. This will mean that Pirelli F1 tyres will stay the official F1 series tyre supplier from 2017.

The two giants of the tyre world have been in talks with Bernie Ecclestone for several weeks now and he has come up with the tyre company that he believes will do the best job for F1 racing. The deal has now been completed with Pirelli F1 tyres coming up with the best deal going into the future.

Michelin tyres have been busy in recent times, buying two online tyre retailers out, one in Europe and the other in the UK.  They also supply many of the other motorsport race events including Formula E and Le-Man’s 24 hour racing in France.

Pirelli F1 tyres have had mixed fortunes in trying to find the correct compounds that give right balance between too soft, with tyres that wear out too quickly and too hard giving grip problems.

Pirelli F1 Tyres

Of course, Pirelli Tyres say that they want 2017 to be more experimental. Especially with the emphasis on perhaps more pit stops. Due to using softer compounds.

Pirelli has faced a tough time in finding the right balance between tyres that degrade too much, and those that are too conservative like this year.

An Avid F1 racing fan Lee Churms said recently answering a Facebook comment…

“F1 tell the tyre supplier to make and bring the compound that will make sure options last around 10-20 laps, prime 20-30 laps. For each circuit. That’s why they have different compounds. 40 or more laps could only happen if a hard compound tyre was brought to a low tyre wear circuit. Like Monaco.

But F1 does not allow that. It’s too slow. You will also struggle with low tyre temp. Obviously a softer compound is faster and can make up for the extra pit stop you will have to do. It will also have the right tyre temp.

High tyre wear tracks are bad for soft tyres as you’ll have to pit at least every 8-10 laps. Overheating will occur and you won’t be much faster. So extra pitting will be much slower, than if you were on a harder and slower compound”.

Lee sounds to me to be very knowledgeable about F1 tyre matters.

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

Eric Roberts

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/fifteen-f1-racing-cars-on-pirelli-soft-and-medium-tyres-2/

Leisure Battery Scheme to launch at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015 – Caravan Times

Leisure Battery Scheme

Never worry about buying the wrong battery again, thanks to the NCCs new Leisure Battery Scheme, set for launch this October

Leisure Battery Scheme-NCC launches its Verified Leisure Battery Scheme? Will it work?

As the owner of online battery site Batteriesontheweb.co.uk, I think that this is a step in the right direction. When I look and see all the different types and sizes of so called leisure batteries for sale, it makes me cringe?

How the owner of a caravan or motorhome chooses a new battery I will never know. I also hope that the National Caravan Council (NCC) distinguish the different battery types. The one that complicates people is the normal sealed lead acid battery and the AGM battery.

In my experience many leisure vehicle owners should be fitting AGM batteries and not the so called leisure batteries.  The AGM batteries are deep cycle batteries, which can be discharged down to practically zero percent. The battery can then totally recharge to full capacity without any problems. This type of battery is also a truly sealed Leisure Battery Schemebattery and can be fitted in any position.

This is also the ideal partner for the growing army of leisure vehicle owners who are using solar panels, as I have said the AGM battery will discharge to much lower levels than the so called standard type of leisure battery.

The NCC will launch the new Leisure Battery Scheme at the 2015 Motorhome and caravan show. The NCC also wants the leisure vehicle manufacturers to take up the Leisure Battery Scheme, when fitting the original equipment batteries. This is a good move and gives the owners the correct replacement battery, by using the Leisure Battery Scheme.

All the batteries that are verified will be tested by independent testing companies and then put into different categories and labelled with the information for the leisure battery buying public. The categories will be A, B and C.

A-     This will include the batteries for users who require a high storage capacity away from hook-up sites.

B-      This group will be for owners who use the hook-up facilities, but also use extras such as caravan motor movers.

C-      This group will be the regular vehicle owner and will be of lower capacity to be used over short periods, an example of this would be the 75 amp LV22MF battery.

If the correct leisure battery is purchased, then the cost can be as much as £150 or more, so it important advice to give to the consumer. The Leisure Battery Scheme should make buying one of these batteries a bit easier and clearer. I think that you should stay with the tried and tested products made by say Lucas or Numax batteries. These makes have been proven over years of service to the leisure industry, which should not be overlooked.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.caravantimes.co.uk

Car battery Fitting-Should I Install a Car Battery Myself?

Car battery Fitting

Car battery Fitting

Car battery Fitting

RT @interstatebatts: When it comes to Car battery Fitting, DIY may leave you calling SOS: http://t.co/i7z3xsxGa2

This is a good article that warns about the dangers of car battery fitting.

Hence, in my opinion though i think that the car battery.Naturally, can be changed by the car owner. Thus, is a relatively easy job to do. Of course, the problem with car battery fitting comes with some of the newer car models.Therefore,  I think that some so called battery experts are just scare mongering. Many of the batteries that we sell online. Therefore, are fitted to older models. In these cases it is just a case of replacing the new battery. Replacing, the exact same way as the old one is removed.

One of the worst scenarios. Is when car battery fittings are the battery hold down nuts and bolts type.Therefore, may be seized up. The best thing to do is to apply some easing oil on the nuts about ten minutes before you try to remove them. If the nuts do happen to break. Then you must find some other way to secure the new battery?

Car battery Fitting-A loose fitting battery is an MOT failure here in the UK?

The article warned about the newer types of BMW cars. The problem with newer cars is that they all have on-board computer systems. This is to control the cars emissions and the whole thing is connected and powered by the car battery. These cars a mainly “start-stop

Car battery Fitting
Car battery Fitting;testing the battery with a voltmeter

cars? if you own one of these cars it would probably be the best thing if did have the car battery fitting done  by your local battery dealer. Some cars have to have an electric gadget to keep the computer happy while a new battery is fitted.

These cars are fitted with AGM batteries to give the car more battery power. it is important that you fit the exact same AGM battery when replacing the battery.

Happy battery fitting

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Sourced through Scoop.it from: blogbattery.com

New Michelin CrossClimate Plus tyres-to bring improved through-life performance in snow

New Michelin CrossClimate Plus tyres

New Michelin CrossClimate Plus tyres

New Michelin CrossClimate Plus tyres

This is just a small example about the quality and performance that Michelin expect from their products. Hence, the already popular CrossClimate tyre is having upgrades and improvements. Thus, to the tyres quality.

Therefore the new version will be known as the “plus”. The new plus is expected to give a better performance in snowy conditions. I suspect that this for countries with tougher winter conditions than here in the UK.

This winter 2016-2017 has been very harsh in many parts of southern Europe, including Italy,Greece and snow even fell in winter sun destinations such as Benidorm on the Spanish Costa-Blanca.

This is a place that I have visited on many occasions and most drivers drive about on bald tyres, so God help them in snowy weather.

Eric Roberts

Source: New Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres to bring improved through-life performance in snow

069 Car battery-Apollo-Power battery or upgrade to a Quality Lucas battery.

069 Car battery

Consequently, we are now coming up to our main battery season? winter time. Therefore, as the nights get shorter and colder. Then your car battery will have to work twice as hard. This Apollo-Power battery from Batteriesontheweb in Halifax Yorkshire. Is a top class battery at a budget battery price.

The battery in the image is in fact a 069 and fits many imported Japanese car and pickup truck models. Nissan’s in particular use this model of battery. The 069 car battery also fits Mitsubishi L300 2.5 Diesel pickups and also the Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV 5.2i many more include Isuzu Trooper SUV 3.2 petrol, in fact this battery fits many similar types of vehicle not forgetting our own Land Rover 069 Car batteryDiscovery (most models).

069 Car battery

The battery is a sealed lead acid, low maintenance battery. Hence, which are commonly used on today’s modern cars. Many of these large pick-up trucks are actually fitted with more that one 069 car battery. Thus ,two batteries are required to turn the large diesel engines over on a cold winters morning.

The label name of Apollo-Power batteries was the brainchild of Eric Roberts. “We source the batteries from the best companies, at the best prices and pass the savings on to our customers” said Eric.

Apollo-Power batteries have a full range of batteries to fit most cars imported into the UK.

The batteries are all spill proof and come with a three year warranty.

Lucas Premium  batteries

This battery brand was originally manufactured in the UK by a private company, but closed down due to cheap imports. The brand was revitalised by a battery importer from the Manchester area of the UK.

The Lucas battery brand comes with a three year warranty and is a spill proof sealed lead acid battery.

www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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

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