Solar Panels Quantity- How Many are Needed To Power supply your House with energy?

If you care about the environment and want to lead a green friendly existence then solar panels are fantastic! What Solar Panels Quantity will reduce your carbon footprint.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Many people use Battery storage systems now with solar panels

Solar Panels Quantity

A small battery bank that can be used for solar energy storage

 

Solar power is now getting more popular, even here in the UK. You have only to drive around to see that many homes have now got solar panels on the roofs of their houses.

Solar Panels Quantity

The legal amount of Solar Panels Quantity in the UK is for a 16 panel system.

Here in the UK the Solar Panels Quantity is 16 panels per roof and the power produced goes in to the National Grid system. The money that is generated on the reverse meter is then deducted from the electricity that is used.

People also use solar panels on their mobile homes and touring caravans. This can also be used for power storage using an inverter and deep cycle AGM batteries to store the electricity for use at nigh-time. Many changes are now happening due to the increasing amount of homes across Europe that are taking up the generous offers from the various governments to install Solar Panels Quantity (Government Grants Solar Panels). Indeed i believe that  Germany produces half the electricity that the whole country generates. The UK are a bit slower but as i travel around you can see more and more homes installing the correct Solar Panels Quantity to their roofs, and now you can buy a Solar Panel Caravan.

Solar Panels Quantity, is also going to play a huge part in electric supply systems via solar power and wind turbines. The problem is at the moment, that the national electricity grids are having to cope with too many peaks and troughs. This can only be corrected by a battery system, a way of storing the energy supplied by the sun and then releasing it at night when the sun has set and the electric can be used to power households. The most efficient way to store the batteries at the moment is to use Deep Cell batteries, connected up in a battery bank and depending on what size you will need for your particular storage needs.

INFINITY TYRES (And Beyond)- A look at one of the better Budget tyre brands

Post Updated 23rd Jan 2014

Infinity tyres becoming a top budget tyre

I have decide to write a post about an economy brand of tyre, because out of all the different makes of tyres that we sell from all over the World, then I think that INFINITY TYRES are in my opinion one of the best and most reliable of the cheap tyres, on offer in todays tyre market.

Over the many years that I have bought and sold tyres. Many of the budget brands were owned by some of the large tyre manufacturers, companies like Goodyear own the brand called Debica, which are made in the same factories as their better known brands, but recently, perhaps in the last ten years the economy tyre brands have been manufactured in the far East such as China, (including Michelin, who now make some of their tyres in China)

infinity tyres

Infinity tyres Eco Max tyre

Pellon Tyres have dealt with many different cheap tyre brands in the past but we are very happy to concentrate on the Infinity tyres brand ,these tyres are perhaps the best economy tyres that we have used in recent years.

 

Infinity tyres have also made a wise decision to enter the World of motor-sport, this move will help this tyre company in their research and development programmes to help them produce a better tyre for the regular tyre buyers, who want real value for money.

 

Although Infinity tyres are classed as an economy tyre, they are getting nearer to being in the mid-range tyre bracket , but I can assure my customers that the Infinity brand will satisfy their tyre needs at a great price.

Infinity tyres are now at bargain prices

 Another positive thing about Infinity tyres is that we have not had one faulty tyres amongst the thousands that we sell. We also think that the price of these tyres can not be beat. At the moment you can buy 2x 20555v16 Infinty tyres for as little as £100 for the two, a real bargain.

 Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first

infinity tyres

Infinity also sponsor some types of motorsport activities

business. I now own a company 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 MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

 

Check Caravan Tyres- before you set off and have a safer journey.Good Tyresafe Advice?

 

Check your caravan tyres to get the most out of National Camping and …

Check Caravan Tyres

Check Caravan Tyres

 

eric Roberts’ insight:

Check Caravan Tyres

We are now starting the new caravan tyre season and we have already seen a large influx of camper vans and caravans coming in for new tyres. This is a very pleasing trend, and I think that it shows more responsibility towards the importance of tyres on this type of vehicle.

The VW in the picture is a classic, but some of the campervans on the road are as big as buses and should Check Caravan Tyres at regular intervals for signs of wear and cracking on the sidewalls, and if in any doubt the tyres should be changed. however, the biggest danger for caravan owners is to fail to see the cracks that develop in the bead area of their tyres. The tread looks great but if the tyres are older than six years, then you are more than likely to have cracks in the bead area. The problem with these cracks is that

Check Caravan Tyres

This is the latest caravan tyre failure to be brought to us, and we think that the damage was caused by the tyre being underinflated for the weight it was carrying Check Caravan Tyres

eventually they will join up and develop into a large split, resulting in the tyre coming apart, we have seen this so many times always Check Caravan Tyres. Sometimes the cracks can appear in the shoulder are, but this is with running your tyres under pressure. You must check your tyre pressures when they are hot and not cold, and inflate them to the correct readings when any weight is carried, say when you are going off on  holiday, but when you unload the caravan or trailer, set them to the unloaded pressure.

Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell cheap  caravan tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com 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 for the high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Michelin tyre tactics- Tyre Development from the racetrack to the open road.

Michelin tyre tactics

Michelin tyre tactics

Telegraph.co.uk Michelin tyre tactics: from the racetrack to the open road Telegraph.co.uk Michelin’s endurance racing record befits its Total Performance ethos, as the company explores new ways in which to improve tyre longevity, performance and…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Michelin tyre tactics

In my opinion Michelin tyres are still the Worlds leading tyre maker and tyre product excellence.

Michelin have in my experience been the dearest of car tyres to buy, but the old saying of “you get what you pay for”, springs to mind and we always find that it is the same type of quality customers that ask for Michelin by name and not “how much are they”.

Michelin have always put expertise into the research and development of their tyres, making them hard to beat for quality.

Michelin tyre tactics

The Michelin premier AS tyre is the latest development to come from this renowned Michelin tyre tactics company. The tyre is an all-weather tyre and keeps the grip as the tyre wears down, making it one of the safest on the market.

The early Michelin tyre tactics were always lasting longer than their competitors, but they had to combine comfort with high miles and in my opinion achieved this by the knowledge that they gained from motorsport, such as their inclusion in the track racing in Le-Mans South-West France. This endurance race (24 hrs) gives Michelin tyre tactics for what they need to improve their tyre products.

It has been my opinion for many years that a large percentage of car drivers do not have any type of opinion regarding the hard working consistent performer. The tyres on your car?

But the simple tyre is full of technical qualities and a close inspection will reveal that a tyre is a complex and sophisticated part of your car. It has been developed over the years to become the modern and safer product for the faster and more energy efficient cars that are being produced.

Many of these new Michelin tyre tactics innovations have been developed with the aid of motorsport. Michelin are particularly strong at the moment supporting the Le-Man’s racing teams, but over the years have been the world’s leading Tyre Company to support and develop the motorsport events. This experience has helped Michelin tyre tactics are to make sure that their products will help to connect to the road better, when cornering and accelerating and also just as important for when the car is braking.

What many drivers do not realize is that the humble car tyre is made up of 200 components and some of these play a vital part in road safety and the fuel efficiency of your car, in fact they say that a tyre is responsible for 20% of your cars fuel consumption and a glance at the new tyre labeling system, will show which come out the best.

Michelin Energy Saver

In the these days of costly fuel prices then most drivers will want to  use less fuel and also have a safe tyre that lasts much longer, then the MICHELIN Energy Saver is made for you. Its modern and up to date technology is made to decrease your  rolling resistance, which also leads to reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions(1).

Michelin tyre tactics

Michelin tyre tactics to make a greener tyre

This is helped by using a 100% silica-based rubber compound during the manufacturing process. The part substitution of replacing some of the carbon black with silica in 1992 has helped MICHELIN to present its first generation of lower fuel consumption “green tyres”. Since these  were launched, Michelin has sold 570 million greens across the world.

Eric Roberts…

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Michelin tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk 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 for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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Goodyear Tyres sidewall says “support our troops” TYRE GOSSIP- Indianapolis 500:

Goodyear Tyres sidewall

Goodyear Tyres sidewall

 

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Indianapolis 500: Goodyear Tyres sidewall to Show Support o… FanSided ESPN business correspondent and bona fide stat nerd Darren Rovell shared an image on Saturday afternoon that showed off the custom tires that will be used during the race to show respect…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear tyres

In my opinion this is a fantastic gesture. Goodyear tyres are to use the side-wall on the tyres that are used in the Indianapolis 500 series, with the words “Support Our Troops”, iGoodyear Tyres sidewall

Goodyear Tyres sidewall

This is a great gesture from the Goodyear organisation and the example should be followed on a larger scale here in the UK we support a charity by the name of “Help the Heroes” and this is a similar thing. THANKS GOODYEAR

think this is a great idea from Goodyear tyres.

This could be rolled out all over the World and perhaps help raise funds for say “Help the Heroes” campaigns, where a special edition tyre is made at an extra cost, to contribute and also to keep the Goodyear Tyres sidewall support our troops in the mind of the public, may be worth looking at, but congratulations to Goodyear Car Tyres for this great idea. For more reading…http://www.badgroove.com/index.php/2014/05/23/goodyear-supports-our-troops/comment-page-1/#comment-280020

Eric Roberts

This was a great gesture by the Goodyear rubber company to honour the troops by adding support the troops on Goodyear Tyres sidewall, that took part in Indi race series.

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company 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.

Goodyear Golf GTi Tyres-for Volkswagen Golf GTI as original Equipment

Goodyear Golf GTi Tyres

Goodyear Golf GTi Tyres

High performance combination has Goodyear/Hi-Q car winner feeling good On tar as well as out on the racetrack and skidpan, the pulse-racing Volkswagen Golf GTI and its Goodyear Golf GTi Tyres high performance tyres make a combination that has what it takes to…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

It is truly good to see the top tyre companies such as Goodyear  testing their products before release to the public domain and also during real time, as with these guys and their VW Golf GTi. It is always a good thing to have an opinion about a product, that you know will work when it comes to buying parts for your car. I can remember with fond memory, the test track days that Goodyear held in Luxembourg. I have spent many happy days with other tyre company owners, testing various Goodyear products.The new “excellence ” by Goodyear is also a great tyre to think about when it comes to the time that you need yours replacing.

Goodyear tyres dealer in the 1970s

As a tyre dealer for 40 years I have always rated Goodyear as one of the World’s top tyre companies. Even going back to the sixties and seventies, I have watched and admired for the ever improving product range. All us oldies remember the old names such as the G800 , and the Grand-Prix S, NCT just to mention a few. I worked for a company

Goodyear Golf GTi Tyres

Jacki Stewart on the old NCT tyre advert

subsidiary in the early seventies and Goodyear really were one of the top tyre brands and supported many motor sport events, especially rallying. The company manufactured high quality rally car ones that were used by the top rally drivers of the time. To get more up to date they are now producing excellent performance and are used on cars like the great looking VW Golf in the picture. Many tyre companies have special relationships with car makers to have their tyres fitted such as the  Goodyear Golf GTi Tyres deal that has been recently struck.

Eric Roberts..

Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a Nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Goodyear Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk 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 Motorcodes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship. 

 

Kumho Tyres Auto GP- Success of Entering Auto GP towards F1;official tyre supplier

Kumho Tyres Auto GP

Kumho Tyres Auto GP; was selected as official tyre supplier 2012 Auto Grand Prix(hereinafter, Auto GP), international top-class formula championship, last year.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Kumho Tyres Auto GP

Have become very popular amongst the normal tyre buying public. Part of this enthusiasm for this mid-range tyre comes from the fact that the Korean tyre company Kumho Tyres Auto GP,have entered into the world of motor-sport sponsorship in a big way and in my opinion they are not far away from F1.

Kumho have gained much admiration from using their tyre products in many different classes of racing including the prestigious Auto Grand Prix and many other saloon championships, including rally championships.

All this experience will help make Kumho Tyres Auto GP a better product for the every day motorists and enhance their rise to fame in the tyre World.

Kumho Tyres Auto GP are  the tyre suppliers for 2014 but have changed the tyres specifications for the new 2014 season, last season’s tyres were the nearest to the F 3000 ones in terms of tyre size, (but with a different diameter front to rear) the new style tyres for the 2014 season are not only all the same diameter, but equivalent to those used in F1, ie size 660-13 – 245 mm wide at the front and 325 mm at the rear. The latest tyre specification are also also now been produced in a softer compound than their predecessors, making the new Kumho Tyres Auto GP type tyres a different ride, this should spice things up until the drivers get used to driving on them.

By Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell mid range tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size, we are also Kumho Tyre Suppliers. 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 for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber-fitted to the Front Roll Link- Peugeot 407

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber;  Designed to make the car more stable (and it worked)

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot 407 SW new and old part showing clearly where the shocker fits

One of the reasons for this unusual front suspension design was to improve the handling a suspension to make the driving experience more dynamic. The design really worked , the front roll link has a type of bolt on the ball-joint, which holds the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber on, as you can see more clearly on the picture, this assembly is known as the “double wishbone and a linked carrier hub”, this along with a modified rear suspension with the shock absorbers inclined to the rear of the 407, helps to optimise the width of the cars boot,and also gives the 407 much more improved handling and driver and passenger comfort. Indeed the New Peugeot 407 is now praised for its ride and handling. Personally I am not sure about the part been made out of an alloy type metal, as far as longevity goes, but only time will tell.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/shock-absorbers-2/Other car models in general usually have the roll-bar fixed to a bracket. The car in the picture failed the MOT test, because the part failed, but the new part was readily available from the main dealers and the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber was on its way after a re-test.

More reading…

“This specification consists of axles that make extensive use of lightweight aluminium alloy for enhanced performance:

Altogether a more stable car with its new suspension system the Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber.

Peugeot 407 Shock Absorber

Peugeot part after fitting

Article written by Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Dunlop tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com 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 for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

 

Dangerous tyres supplier fined;the tyres had five areas of damage which had not been properly repaired

Dangerous tyres

‘Dangerous’ tyres supplier fined

Cumnock Chronicle

Both of the £20 tyres were examined by an independent expert who reported that one of the tyres had five areas of damage which had not been properly repaired and a nail still embedded in the tread.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Part worn tyres are Dangerous tyres

This article in the Cumnock Chronicle is of no surprise to all of us genuine tyre dealers. We are very concerned about all these back street part worn tyre shops that have sprung

Dangerous tyres

This Dangerous tyres was sold as an unauthorised part worn, but only lasted a week before this bubble appeared in the shoulder area.

up in the past couple of years, making some areas look like the back streets of Cairo, (this is what i saw on a recent visit to Egypt),there was a tyre shop on every corner and were inflating tyres with old foot pumps.

Since i did this article their has been a rise in the number of prosecutions for Dangerous tyres against part worn tyre dealers who sell Dangerous tyres that do not come under the law, some dealers do act within the law and i have nothing against this but it is the unscrupulous dealers that should be targeted.

I am amazed that people in a civilised country like ours would think that they could buy a decent good tyre for only £20 ?. Local authorities throughout the UK and the USA are starting to clamp down on the illegal sale of these dangerous tyres, drivers are not aware that they may be driving their cars with the time bomb of part worn tyres fitted to their vehicles.

thanks Eric Roberts...www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Winter  tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com 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 for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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Tungstone Car Batteries- are Re-born again after closure due to imports

 Tungstone batteries stand for quality ?

As a car battery dealer for most of my working life, I am not surprised that this famous battery name from the past has cropped up again. The Tungstone Car Batteries name comes from the period that included other well known battery names such as Crompton  and indeed Oldham , who had a TV advert, which gave the battery an unforgettable slogan, “I Told,em Oldham”, probably best remembered by us older people. Tungstone Car Batteries

The difference now is that in the seventies they  were made in the UK, and now the batteries are imported and use the Tungstone Car Batteries name and logo. This came about because of a battle that took place between two of the largest battery wholesalers in the UK. Manbat and UKB are both from the Manchester area originally, and like the two football teams “City and United”, the companies are both arch rivals.

The two companies were in a bit of a battle to buy the Lucas battery name and logo, from a battery company that went into liquidation, located in Corby, in the Midlands area of the UK. I do not know the ins and outs of the different bids and how much the winners paid, but Manbat came away as winners and of course the famous name of Lucas batteries. Lucas no longer make car batteries and the products are sourced from battery manufacturers all over Europe, but the premium range of batteries are made by Johnson controls the same company that make Bosch and Varta batteries, and are of a very good pedigree.

In my opinion UKB were very disappointed that they were unable to acquire the Lucas brand name and so searched for the availability of some of the other battery brand names. They were able to identify the names that were up for sale and purchased the three names of Tungstone, Oldham and Crompton batteries, adding them to their own Platinum battery series. We at Batteriesontheweb  have now become Tungstone battery dealers in the West Yorkshire area of the UK and are very proud to be associated with this great name.

Tungstone Car Batteries bought direct

Eric Roberts remembers when he used to travel to Market Harborough and was able to buy a minimum of 100 Tungstone Car Batteries in a mixed order, my van was nearly touching the ground with the weight, but because we bought direct from the manufacturers we were able to make good profits, not like today when we only make a small profit, because we have to buy from the middle man as all the battery makers have moved out of the UK.

Tungstone Car Batteries

English: Filling a car battery with distilled water (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Article written by Eric Roberts

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of Discount Car Battery. The article may contain a link to BatteriesOnTheWeb where you can buy battery products online.