Unsafe Partworn Tyres-RMA Warning: Unsafe Used Tyres for Sale – Tire Review

Unsafe Partworn Tyres

Unsafe Partworn Tyres

Tire Review RMA Warning: Unsafe Partworn Tyres for Sale Tire Review The Rubber Manufacturers Association has taken a proactive stance regarding the sale of unsafe used tires to consumers, issuing a news release to consumer publications and newspapers…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Used tyres a Worldwide problem

The problem of people selling Unsafe Partworn Tyres that are not fit for purpose will not go away unless strong enforcement is used backed by the law. This article from the “Tire Revue”

used tyres

This tyre was bought as a used tyre and only lasted two days, when the owner took it back he was politely told to go away, he then came to us a bought a new one.

points out the problem facing cash strapped motorists in the USA.

We must keep on trying to stamp out the people who are selling these death traps. here in the UK we even import the old tyres that Germany taken off their cars, what a stupid state of affairs it makes me feel sick, we also fit Unsafe Partworn Tyres from junk yards, not knowing anything about it. We just fit these Unsafe Partworn Tyres onto our cars, not knowing what dangers lurk inside them  and they could blow out at any time. Good luck to the RMA in America.

 

THE TYRE IN THE PICTURE WAS bought by a customer who asked us to fit it for them, including “THE NAIL

Thanks 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 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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MOT Test Fee-How “LOW” can “MOT TEST FEES GET” ?

 

mot test fee

Popular MOT Test sign seen throughout the UK

We have all seen the cheap “In recent times the price of an MOT Test Fee has dropped to enable garages to attract the cash strapped motorists. All sorts of deals have been advertised, even “FREE”, testing that is allowed under the DVLA MOT Rules” signs outside garages.

As the owner of an MOT test centre in Halifax, I am amazed at the number of garages giving away . The official mot test fee should be £54.85 (no vat), as stated on the www.gov.uk web-site.

This MOT Test Fee is only a recommended charge to be used by garages, based on the time and equipment that it should take to carry out the mot test according to VOSA the Government test agency here in the UK.

The Government totally regulate our testing stations, including visits by inspectors and also make sure that we have the correct equipment and that all our paperwork is in order, we have regular updates for testing procedures such as any mechanical updates or different specifications that may have to changed during a test. Our testers are also checked by the ministry guys, to make sure that they are carrying out the correct testing procedures. We have to provide a suitable reception and viewing room for the customers, and also use VOSA’s own computer system to register the test results and store all the other information about my garage and the cars that are entered into the system.

In other words in my opinion we are controlled by the Government, to ensure that the testing procedure is carried out correctly and within the law. If we stray form the correct procedures we are subject to all sorts of penalties, which would ultimately result in the closure of your MOT station. I am not moaning about all this, to the contrary. I think that the system is a very good system and is the envy of many countries, it is not perfect but then again nothing is in the World of garages.

The average hourly rate that we charge for mechanical work in the independent garage sector is said to be around the £40 per hour mark and in my opinion is a very fair price to charge. The Government maintain that because we here in the UK use the private sector to test cars that the MOT Test Fee is only a recommended fee and garages should charge what they want, the problem is that when they visit, they ask you what you charge in your garage and don’t seam to like it if you charge too small  MOT Test Fee,(that’s the impression that I get). But surly they are the ones that think the pricing should be controlled by the private sector.

mot test prices have dropped “big style”

In recent times the price of an MOT Test Fee has dropped to enable garages to attract the cash strapped motorists. All sorts of deals have been advertised, even “FREE”, testing that is allowed under the DVLA MOT Rules, has been seen up and down the country. This obviously a move to attract the motorist into you garage in hope that you may get some mechanical work from a test failure, nothing wrong with that,”you may say”. The problem is that we have all huge investments in these mot test stations and the price we are getting is far lower than the investment in staff and machinery. I understand that we all have to the good with the bad, but I now feel that it is time that the Government stepped in. They could do two things in my opinion. They could have a minimum priced paid for a test, based on the average hourly rate, say perhaps £40, or make the £54.85 in to a mandatory MOT Test Fee to all motorists, and not just a recommendation.

It will be interesting for some feedback from other garage owners with mot test stations here in the UK.

Article by Eric Roberts..www.mot-halifax.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 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.

Icon Tyres-ROAD SAFETY BREAKTHROUGH-Canada come up with COLOUR MARKING Tread Wear Indicators.

 This is a move further on towards greater road safety from Icon Tyres

This is great news for me as I am one of those tyre guys who strongly advocate the addition of a coloured belt, that shows up when a tyre has reached its safety limit.

As a tyre dealer for almost 40 years offering Cheap Tyres Online, I am keen to interact with other professionals in the tyre industry and I am now a busy member of

icon tyres

Tyre showing a red colour as the tyre wears down to the tread indicators from Icon Tyres

tyre groups in Linked-in. I find that I can interact with other business owners that are in the same field of business and I am no longer just a tyre retailer stuck out in little old Halifax here in the UK.

One of my main aims is to try and help make the tyre industry a more safe environment for the every day car owner. Safer tyres are an essential part of modern motoring and a greener World, so whenever I hear about anything to do with tyres and tyre safety I try to report it on my Blog.

It alarms me when in recent times the tyre industry has sat back a little and standards in my opinion have slipped as regarding motorists fitting Part Worn tyres, when Cheap new car Tyres are more cost effective, that do not come under any tyre laws and have not been tested or checked out, just sold to the hard up motorists, who do not know any better. However I do see a light at the end of the tunnel, in the form of an organisation known as TYRESAFE.org. The public can log in to see what the latest tyre safety news is and also get other useful information from this excellent site.

Going back to my Blog about a coloured tyre belt to indicate when a tyre was down to the legal limit. I think that this would be one of the safest things in the tyre World to ever come out. Some respondents to my Blog said that it could not be done because the colours would run during the heat of the vulcanisation process and some other reasons, but I have received an email from Icon Tyres in Canada, that have invented such a system that is built into their tyres.

Icon Tyres have built in safety colours that work icon tyres

I received an email this morning from a Pat OBrien who is the owner of Icon Tyres,

Eric, my name is Pat O’Brien, and I own Icon Tyres (www.icontire.com). We currently offer tires with colored indication. I am the owner and developer of the technology. Our product initially developed tires that used laminated colored rubber to change the color of the tire, but found that cost to control rubber flow during the cure process was too high from a materials and equipment investment.
To address these obstacles, Icon Tyres uses a post cure method of putting “Visual Tire Performance Indicators” in our tires. With small modifications to tire molds, this concept can be used in any manufacturing process without impacting tire performance. Our indicators use a three color method to identify performance loss as the tire wears and empowers the consumer to make sound decisions regarding tire maintenance and replacement.”,
If you have any questions please contact me.

By Pat O’Brien

I was completely amazed when I went onto the web-site and saw the Icon Tyres product. This idea should be taken up by all the major tyre companies and in my opinion would be a massive breakthrough towards a better future, I know that other people will be interested in this and I wish Pat all the luck in the World in his future plans. Unfortunately there does not seam to be any further progress to market this great technology, I wonder why the tyre companies are shying away?

Please take a look at their Website  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 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.

Toyo Proxes CF2: Toyo’s new high performance Summer Tyre

Toyo Proxes CF2

Toyo Proxes CF2

Presentation of the Toyo Proxes CF2, a high performance summer tyre: Strengths, dimensions, prices, similar tyres.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Toyo tyres keep up with the times

Toyo have developed the new Toyo Proxes CF2 to enable them to use  the latest  modern materials available to them, in the drive for a greener and lighter tyre for the modern car and SUV. The tyre structures and the tread pattern design will help Toyo to  guarantee a high level of safety, durability, customer savings, and comfort when driving the car..

Toyo Proxes CF2 benefits from an improved tyre construction which incorporates a new full-silica tread compound. The new tyre  is expected to have a longer life, an excellent wet road performance and much lower fuel consumption than its predecessors.

I have always been a big fan of Toyo tyres products and that includes this Toyo Proxes CF2 and in my opinion is the right choice for drivers who are looking  for a high performing and a safe tyre for there medium and also high powered cars. To bring the Toyo situation up to date we no longer sell many cheap Toyo tyres in Halifax, because of a change in their marketing pland. Almost all their tyre sales now have to go through a wholesaler, although i must admit that the stock is now more available to us, but we make less profits.

Thanks Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.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 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.

See on www.rezulteo-tyres.co.uk

Customer Courtesy Cars-Pick Up & Return Car Service a garage Necessity in 2015.

Customer Courtesy Cars

Customer Courtesy Cars

Customer Courtesy Cars

We Take The Hassle Out Of Getting Your Car Serviced ! We Collect It, We Service It, We Return It To You! We offer a door to door service that takes the hassle out of getting your car serviced . . Yes, you heard it right!

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

We at Pellonautocentre call these courtesy cars

This concept was started by the large franchise garages a few years ago now. In those days small garages relied upon motorists who lived very close by, and would drop off the car and probably catch the bus to work,or walk to school with the kids dropping off the car on there way to school, even teachers lived local and did not require a Customer Courtesy Cars.

Customer Courtesy Cars

good service hnading over the Customer Courtesy Cars keys

 

As the years went by and competition became more intense, people started to buy houses in different area a few miles from work and families became more wealthier, with the wife having a second car. This meant that these families could not do without a car and so the concept of the Customer Courtesy Cars ha evolved.

  Then came the advent of the Customer Courtesy Cars or loan car. it was started off by the bigger companies, but switched on independent garages soon started to use them to retain their customer base. Now they are pretty standard items, in fact we here in Halifax have got no fewer than six cars for our clients use. This includes our latest Customer Courtesy Cars, the Apollo Tyres Fiat 500 and the Vauxhall Corsa.

Thanks  Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.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 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.

See on www.corkautoservices.com

Tyres Online Halifax- Most Local Tyre Companies now Sell Online-So Check Them out

Tyres Online Halifax

Tyres Online Halifax

Buy Tyres online at Tyresales.com.au. Compare tyre prices across all the top tyre brands and buy Tyres Online Halifax to save. (#Goodyear #EfficientGrip #tyres put to the test.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Tyres Online Internet companies tyre prices are leveling out as local tyre shops catch up with prices (Tyres Online Halifax)

 Prices in the biggest internet tyre companies are now leveling out. One of the reasons for this in my opinion is the fact that local tyre companies are now competing online with the big boys.

We at Tyres Online Halifax UK can now offer  online products at the same or even cheaper tyre prices as the well known internet sellers. The customer also has the added knowledge that not only is he getting a very competitive price, but his local tyre depot can give him the re-assurance that if a problem arises (and they often do), then the problem will be resolved at a local level, without having to battle it out with e-mails, because half these companies are not on the phone and e-mails are the only way to contact them. In the short time that it has been since writing this post, then things have changed. in fact things concerning buying your Tyres Online Halifax are speeding up, so to say?. I am referring back to the local tyre company theme and “what comes round Goes round”. it is not rocket science that the only winner in this online tyre war is the consumer. The internet has cut the cake up into many small pieces and lowered the margins of most companies that sell them for a living, using the traditional methods.

A few years ago a similar thing happened, but that time it was the tyre wholesalers that cut the price up and selling cheap car tyres to any Tom,Dick and Harry and lowering our profits once again. Well this time it is the giant internet companies who have now being joined by the likes of supermarket chain ASDA under the name of ASDA Tyres. Luckily for the smaller independent tyre retailer the cost of running your own priced up website has come down considerably and we can now all compete with the big companies that trade online. This is where we all are today and God only knows what the future will bring, but at least we can now compete and service our customers at a local level once again, only time will tell. 

  So when you are thinking of buying Tyres Online Halifax look for a “LOCAL” tyre company who will sell the same product as the big boys at the same price or less. Also you can look up www.point-s.co.uk for a local company in your area.

As an update Blackcircles have been bought out by Michelin tyres and tyre wholesalers are buying up retail tyre depots, to try keep their market share.

Thanks 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 Apollo car 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.

See on www.tyresales.com.au

Wheel Alignment Adjusted-Also known as (Tracking) in Halifax Yorkshire UK.

Wheel Alignment Adjusted

Wheel Alignment Adjusted

Wheel alignment adjusted  by pellon Tyres Halifax. Laser wheel alignment. (“How can you do wheel alignment on the road?” I’m often asked.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Wheel Alignment is very important

If you are going to have a new set of tyres fitted, then it will pay you to have the wheel alignment checked and if it is out then adjusted to the correct settings. This will ensure that you your new tyres will have the best start possible. What i mean is that when your steering geometry is set correctly then your car will perform to its maximum, and the steering will feel correct and

wheel alignment

Worn tyre edges due to the wheel alignment being out

the steering wheel will be straight.

We all know the feeling when the car steering wheel is off centre and when you try to straighten the wheel the car veers to the left or right, not very comfortable at all, this what wheel alignment equipment does for you, it will correct that and the car will steer and drive perfectly. There are many types of alignment machines on the market place and in my opinion they all do the same job, they correct your cars alignment. The one featured in this article from the back of a van, will do just the same job as an all whistling £20000 machine that sits on its own car lift and gives you a computer printout at the end it. They all do the same final job and read the state of your cars Wheel Alignment Halifax .heel alignment will affect the amount of wear  that your tyres have to withstand. The  alignment settings on most cars is designed to minim wear and tear and keep a high level of driver and passenger control and comfort.y carrying out the correct four wheel alignment you will reduce wear on the tread rubber of your tyres, this will give you a comfortable increase in their life and performance, the correct alignment will also  improve your cars fuel economy.  It will also keep high standards for the cars  handling and driving safety by minimizing your cars  steering and stability problems.

Misalignment can be caused by hitting a kerb or driving over a pothole, it can also be thrown out in more severe cases like a collision or other forms of accidents, which could easily knock your cars suspension out of alignment. Misalignment can usually happen as your cars suspension and steering parts wear out or when they are replaced. When your cars wheel alignment is incorrect, then rapid tyre wear will happen especially on either of the tyres edges, where the tread and the sidewall meet each other, and vehicles handling will be badley affected. It is usually the case that you will have to replace your damaged tyres sooner than expected.

Wheel Alignment Adjusted

This tyre is worn out on one side due the wheel alignment being out.

 

Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.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 Cheap Car 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.

 

See on www.hometyre.co.uk

Worn Tyres Dangerous-One-in-six motorists puts safety at risk by driving on worn tyres – Irish Independent

Worn Tyres Dangerous

Removed from a very nice Mercedes ? Worn Tyres Dangerous

One-in-six motorists puts safety at risk by driving on Worn Tyres Dangerous?

Irish Independent

PENNY-PINCHING Irish motorists are throwing caution to the winds when it comes to their tyres.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Worn tyres problem not just Irish motorists.

 

This article in the Irish Independent highlights the problem in the UK as well as Ireland. In a recent survey carried out by Micheldever Tyres here in the UK

Worn Tyres Dangerous

This worn tyre was on a TAXI ? how bad was that?

 

they checked the tyres in a primary school. The cars were inspected in a school in the South of England, by showing the children how to check the tread depth of tyres.

The kids then checked their parents and teachers car tyres as they came and left school, it was found that most of the cars had at least one illegal tyre and in my opinion this is reflected all over Britain and Ireland. This is a terrible state of affairs regarding road safety , let alone the fact that kids are been driven around in cars with Worn Tyres Dangerous.

We  retailers see this type of thing all day long, and I started to take pictures of the worst examples of Worn Tyres Dangerous , but they were so many that i had to stop. The tyres in the picture are just a small example of what I am referring to including the one fitted to a taxi.

Thanks 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 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.

Check about tyre safety…www.tyresafe.org

See on www.independent.ie

Europe’s Tyre Waste-Recycling three million tonnes of TYRE WASTE

Europe's Tyre Waste

Europe’s Tyre Waste

Cordis News

Recycling Europe’s tyre waste

Cordis News

Waste tyres are potentially fully recyclable. The recovered materials can be put to other uses, in turn reducing the environmental impact of this priority waste stream.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Europe’s Tyre Waste mountains are receding

From what i hear the Europe’s Tyre Waste problem is slowly getting better and we are re-cycling more and more of these tyres.

We can still see piles of Europe’s Tyre Waste that have been dumped all over the place , but i think that in general  dealers are responsible people and dispose of their old tyres according to the law. The law regarding

Europe's Tyre Waste

Europe’s Tyre Waste problem, just dumped outside this French garage

Europe’s Tyre Waste is a European directive, but i have noticed that when traveling in France that almost all of the  retailers and garages have their old casings stacked at the side of the building in a massive heap, we in the UK  have had to go to the expense of a container to keep our scrap tyres in before final disposal. hey ho,we always have to play the game by the rules ?

There are now some improvements in the recycling of used tyres including mixing the tyre pellets (that are created from the waste tyre) into the tarmac that we use to make new roads with and apparently this will you a much resilient road surface.

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 car 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.

See on cordis.europa.eu

REMOULD CAR TYRES- Are a Smart Choice for Savvy Shoppers

REMOULD CAR TYRES

REMOULD CAR TYRES

REMOULD CAR TYRES Are a Smart Choice for Savvy Shoppers Newswire (press release) Thanks to the increasing use of recycled materials in the production of tires, individuals can now buy tires for their car at much lower prices than those that are made…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Remould tyres

This article reminds me about my own thoughts regarding the place that remould tyres may have in todays motoring world.

Last year i put a lot of thoughts into whether or not to sell  remould car tyres in my  depot here in Halifax UK. After much thought i decided to have a sort of survey amongst my tyre customers and told them a white lie, by offering them remould car tyres, (although i did not have any stock), the response i received was overwhelming, NOT ONE of my customers wanted remould car tyres. The older guys thought that  remoulds had a bad reputation for tread coming off and the under thirties had never heard of them, but would have bought part worn tyres instead, so i decided not to stock them, but to continue selling Cheap Car Tyres Online.

Perhaps the remould industry should be shouting out about their product and getting the point across that the King Pin remould car tyres would not be a bad thing and could save drivers some money ?

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 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.

See on www.newswire.net