WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX UK-Recommended preventative tyre maintenance and a smooth ride?

 Post Updated 2nd Jan 2014/8th may 2004

WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX; is just another maintenance measure to think about.

wheel balancing

Alex in his summer shorts,WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX

Pellon Auto-centre in West Yorkshire know only too well the importance of wheel balancing on your car when new tyres are fitted to your car. Here in the UK this service is now done as part of the new tyre price, as is the cost of your old tyre removing.It is very important though that if you can feel a slight vibration coming from your wheels when driving on the motorway that you should have your wheels re-balanced.This could cause further Wheel Balancing Problems and more than anything makes your driving feel very uncomfortable, At higher speeds. A wheel that is out of  Balance will have steering problems.Vibrations will produce shaking, that will be felt in the steering wheel and possibly throughout the rest of the car”. WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX, will put these problems right and produce a smooth ride at all speeds.



WHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX;Aaron doing a wheel balance in Halifax

“A wheel alignment is also a good preventative maintenance service even though it is not directly related to the tyres. A wheel alignment benefits the complex suspension and steering components to make sure that they remain set up correctly, allowing the tires to run straight and perfectly level on the ground. This service should be preformed when new tyres are installed on the vehicle, including when summer tires are replaced by snow or winter tyres”…by Waterloo Region shop talk.

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 business. I now own a companyWHEEL BALANCING HALIFAX
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


Wheel balancing and wheel alignment 

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Michelin Cross climate short test-UK winter 2016 – YouTube

Michelin Cross climate short test

Michelin Cross climate short test

A good video about the very popular CrossClimate by Michelin. This is different to an all-weather tyre. Hence, Michelin say it is a summer tyre with winter tyre capabilities. Thus, the CrossClimate is well worth a try.

Michelin Cross climate short test

Eric Roberts


Johnson Controls AGM-Brings AGM Battery Technology to North America

Post Updated 2nd Jan 2014

Johnson Controls AGM;AGM batteries are made from the addition of “Absorbed Glass Matting” to the lead acid.

Johnson Controls AGM

Johnson Controls AGM

This battery technology is used widely in Europe for Mobility vehicles and golf buggy applications These batteries are sealed and do not leak, giving the batteries a safer environment if they are involved in an accident. They are now been used in the new “Stop Start” technology coming into the market in Europe, on cars such as BMW. When the car stops say at a red light then the engine stops when the accelerator is pressed to start the car the engine restarts.Another advantage with the Johnson Controls AGM batteries is that they can be discharged to a lower state and will still retain the power required to re-start a car combustion engine. These batteries will be coming more popular in the next few years, and you can see more about this subject in the excellent article bellow.

AftermarketNews.com (AMN)Johnson Controls Brings AGM Batteries Technology to North America.

“America Aftermarket News.com (AMN) Johnson Controls AGM, Brings AGM Battery Technology to North America According to Mike Carr, vice president and general manager North…”There are several benefits in opting for AGM batteries over conventional batteries, including longer life in demanding applications (such as today’s vehicles with an ever-increasing level of electronic content), as well as being completely spill-proof and maintenance free. The AGM batteries can last up to two times as long as conventional batteries, according to Lisa Franklin, director AGM product and market development”… the author of this post is Amy Antenora.

Johnson Controls AGM

Johnson Controls AGM;Lithium-Ion battery unit

click the link bellow for further reading.


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 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.

AdBlue Diesel technology-What is AdBlue? – Car Keys

AdBlue Diesel technology

AdBlue Diesel technology

We explain the importance of AdBlue and how to refill a car with it.

AdBlue Diesel technology

I must admit, that I am missing out on the new car technologies.Thus by doing all my work in my office at home and not at the garage. For this reason, many times I see something that I have never heard of, to do with the motor industry. Naturally, I turn to my trusty service manager, Ryan Linton. Ryan is a very clever guy. Consequently, he can fill me in with anything new that comes my way. Including AdBlue for diesel cars.

Ryan told me that one of our customers. So had bought a new Skoda 2-Litre diesel. Equipped with the Adblue system and tank. The guy was in his late fifties and a steady driver. Of course, he always kept his car in an immaculate condition and was a steady driver. For that reason, he was surprised when the warning light came on after only 4000 miles of steady driving.

After filling the AdBlue tank. He expected the warning light to go out. Guess what? it didn’t.As expect he took the car back to the main dealer,in this case Skoda. The car was off the road for over 4 weeks? he is now unsure about the technology. Or what may happen should he be a long way from home. A vote of no confidence in this case.

Ryan explained that this new system was also appearing on a few diesel car service schedules. If you service your own diesel car then it is something to watch out for?

Eric Roberts

Source: What is AdBlue? – Car Keys

Michelin Rally Tyres-C3 claims stage win on Col du Turini : Rallye-Info.com

Michelin Rally Tyres

Michelin Rally Tyres

Michelin Rally Tyres

Rally news, photos, forums and statistics – simply a great community of dedicated rally fans.

Therefore, more reading-

Source: C3 claims stage win on Col du Turini : Rallye-Info.com

Corsa Servicing-Costly Service on this unsuspecting Corsa VXR ?

Post updated 10th May 2014

Cars engine was not running, so the customer just thought it needed Corsa Servicing?

Last week we had an interesting call from a young guy who thought that his Vauxhall Corsa was not running that well and he thought it needed a Corsa Servicing. The guy booked the car in and turned up to leave the Corsa VXR for the Corsa Servicing.

When our technician Andy took the vehicle for a road test he was shocked to find that the engine was not running properly and needed more than Corsa Servicing doing to it.

On further examination he diagnosed that the car had chronic engine failure.

This car the VXR is a very fast front wheel drive sport hatch and will do 0 to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. The car was extensively tested by Top Gear and the revue can be seen on the attached link


We were very surprised to find such a problem and scoured the internet to see if the problem was a common fault. To our surprise only a few people had problems on the forums that we looked at and in general the car was getting good revues.Corsa Servicing

The car is powered by a 1.6 turbo charged engine and the only thing we could do was to give him a price and start to strip the engine down. Andy our mechanic loves this type of a challenge and engines are just a small part of the work that we carry out here at Pellon Auto-centre in Halifax. Sure enough the engine top and bottom half needed attention. The head was taken to our usual engine experts in Manchester were it was pressure tested and skimmed. Andy also found out that the car required new piston rings and cam shaft bearings, these were supplied by the Vauxhall dealers in Halifax after a two day wait the engine was re-built and fitted with a new turbo as this had also gone and needed replacing.

Engines are all part of the service

Corsa Servicing

Corsa VXR just came in for a service?

We think that this particular car was having problems before the young man had purchased the car and he had just been unlucky and what was just going to be a service turned out to be a costly engine job. The car goes better than ever now and he is safe in knowing that his car is covered by the Unipart Car Care Centre warranty anywhere in the mainland UK.

 To read a good revue about this car please click on to the link bellow.


Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer Corsa Servicing 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 Motorcodes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship. 



diesel particulate filter Explained- Everything you need to know about DPF(diesel particulate filter)regeneration

diesel particulate filter Explained

diesel particulate filter Explained

diesel particulate filter Explained

To enable the car manufacturers to make diesel engines cleaner. Hence, they have to fit a DPF. This was introduced for diesel engined cars registered from 2009. The main aim of these filters is to further reduce diesel particulates by as much as 80%. Hence, this will be to satisfy the Euro 5 standard when it comes into force.

We here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax find that problems occur with blocked filters. Therefore, we are always attending to cars with warning light.Thus, to show up a blocked DPF. Diesel Particulate filters (DPF) or ‘traps’. Of course are there to catch or trap many of the bits of soot that the diesel engines tend to give off. This obviously makes the car more environmental friendly. As with any filter they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance. For a DPF this process is called ‘regeneration’ – the collected soot is burnt off at very high temperature this  leaves only a tiny ash residue.

Eric Roberts


Source: Everything you need to know about DPF regeneration

BMW MINI TYRES- 3 Millionth Engine built in the UK.


BMW MINI TYRES;Three million BMW Mini engines built in Hams Hall Birmingham UK

 Of course, the success story for the BMW Mini just goes on and on. Hence, you have only to look on our roads.Thus, to see how many of these excellent cars are on our roads. Consequently, the factory


BMW MINI TYRES;BMW Mini in for a brake service

where the BMW Mini is made. Is the first plant to be built outside of Germany. Of course, and is a compliment to all the people in Birmingham. Hence, with its great tradition of building good quality cars.Naturally, by a good quality workforce.

The factory that builds the BMW Mini is about 800 strong. Of course, and is expected to increase in size in the near future.

Last year (2011) . The British factory produced around 1.3 million new cars. This is expected to rise in 2012. This is a fantastic result. Therefore, it is anticipated that the UK car market. Thanks to the BMW Mini Coupe, will be a net exporter of cars for the first time since 1976 a great achievement for the British car market and their workers.

We at Pellon Autocentre love servicing and working on the new BMW Mini Countryman. They are a pleasure to work on and they have become a large part of our car servicing daily life. We are also a part of Unipart Car Care Centres (UCCC) and can offer the best parts service and warranty to all the Mini owners.

An excellent article about the BMW Mini can be seen by clicking the link bellow.


BMW MINI TYRES;bmw mini at a track day


Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.




Vast majority of part worn tyres sold illegally-TyreSafe-UK Tyre Safety and Driver Awareness

part worn tyres sold illegally

part worn tyres sold illegally

Following the Local Government Authority’s warning and advice to motorists considering buying part worn tyres, TyreSafe is urging Britain’s motorists to be extremely vigilant if considering used and not new tyres.

part worn tyres sold illegally

Firstly let me say that I have nothing against selling part worn tyres. Hence, if they are “LEGAL” part worn tyres. Of course, I will explain what i mean? The crisis always starts at the end of an economic recession. Thus, buying part worn tyres is all part of drivers balancing household budgets. For some reason, tyres are not respected as a car safety item by all motorists.

Because of this tyres are one of those things that are put at the bottom of the pile. Accordingly, we in the tyre trade have seen this all this before. In fact the last time was in the 1990’s. The older tyre retailers amongst us will remember all the little bucket shops that opened up over night.as a result, selling second hand tyres. These people did not care about the condition of the tyres that they sold to the public. For this reason, the tyre trade protested adamantly.

Eventually, a new tyre law was introduced. This was to sift out the genuine second hand tyres from the rubbish that these back street tyre shops were selling. The new law was also monitored by the trading standards organisation. As expected the trading standards went around enforcing the law and many of these illegal tyre shops closed down and heavily fined.

part worn tyres sold illegally

Time has since gone by. Hence, with the next economic recession raising it’s ugly head in 2008. This triggered another spate of part worn tyre shops. This time they opened in mainly immigrant areas, along with the advent of car washes. Many of these bucket shops are run by young men who have never probably heard of tyre laws, including the one that regulates part worn tyres in 1995. Once again we in the tyre trade are up in arms. The public should be warned about these tyres that could have safety issues.

This Tyresafe.org article should be given to every driver.

Eric Roberts.


Source: Vast majority of part worn tyres continue to be sold illegally – TyreSafe – Promoting UK Tyre Safety and Driver Awareness

Michelin Bicycle Tyres-Singletrack Magazine-New 2017 Tyres From Michelin

Michelin Bicycle Tyres

Michelin Bicycle Tyres

Michelin Bicycle Tyres

I know that I do not normally write about bicycle tyres. naturally they are tyres are therefore are all related to other tyres. For this reason, and also the fact that many motorists now own bikes. Hence, I will include some interesting articles that I come across relating to bike tyres. Michelin tyres were the front runners in cycle tyre inventions. Of course, the Michelin brothers invented the cycle tyres and tubes way back at the beginning of the century.

Eric Roberts

Four new rubber lines coming our way this year.

Source: Singletrack Magazine | New 2017 Tyres From Michelin