Pirelli Van Tyres-New Tyre Range for Camper Van Tyres from Pirelli Tyres

Famous Italian tyre-makers Pirelli Van Tyres have brought out a new range of tyres

Meeting the needs of the modern van and the new van driver. Vans can now do much faster speeds with higher payloads and so need the van tyres to cope with these conditions. Some vans can now carry payloads of up to 3.5 tonnes and require tyres with the capacity to carry these higher loads at faster speeds.

Pirelli Van Tyres “Chrono” van tyre

The new Chrono tyre has been developed by Pirelli Van Tyres .To cope with the demands of the smaller type delivery vans such as the Ford Transit Connect. These smaller types of vans have to deal with increased robustness. While driving at higher speeds. These vans have higher comfort levels for the drivers. In fact, modern vans are not far behind cars in the comfort stakes. Therefore the tyres have to be more flexible. They contain the correct compound for when the vans are loaded and unloaded. At the same time, the tyre must be able to carry loads at speed while also keeping a good mileage record; these vans are working vans, and tyre economy comes into the equation.

pirelli van tyres

The new  Chrono Pirelli Van Tyres lives up to all these standards and is available in wheel sizes from 14inch to 17inch.

Pirelli Van Tyres “Chrono” Camper Van Tyre.
This next tyre in the Italian tyre maker’s range is created for the camper van type vehicle. Camper van tyres are also a must for the Motor Home sector. These tyres have a reinforced structure specially designed for these cars. This structure increases the tyre life from the risk of so-called “flat spots”, which happen when the camper is parked, and then proceeds on its journey at speed.
This tyre also gives improved stability during cornering with higher levels of grip. All in all an excellent product to buy for your tourer and motorhome. The Pirelli Van Tyres come in sizes for 15 inches and 16-inch wheels.

Pirelli “Chrono”4 seasons and “Chrono” Winter tyres

They have also developed the “4 seasons” tyre for use in a regular winter a little of all kinds of weather as in a typical winter. The winter tyre is made to cope with more severe conditions. Load and speed capabilities are of the same standards as the other “Pirelli Van Tyres Chrono” products in the range. Both are excellent products coping with all a winter can throw at them.

Pirelli Van Tyres

All the Pirelli Tyres are available from Pellon tyres Halifax www.pellonautocentre.com “Find the tyres you need at discount prices using the Pellon Auto Centre tyre selector.

 

 

Eric Roberts

Best 4×4 Tyres- Which One For You ? You Won’t do much Worse than the General AT2 Tyre.

Eric Robert MD of PellonTyres gives a little information about Best 4×4 Tyres

4x4 tyres

The Goodyear Wrangler an excellent off road tyre.

Best 4x4 Tyres

Best 4×4 Tyres

Tyre manufacturers and the automobile companies work hard. This is to develop the correct tyre for your vehicle. Best 4×4 Tyres that are produced for all vehicles including 4X4 and SUV vehicles are thoroughly tested in all conditions. Probably ,before the vehicles are released into the public domain.
Consequently, most of the Best 4×4 Tyres  developed are for mainly on road driving. Some come  with a small amount of off road capability, but the main emphasis is form the vehicle to have stability with good steering and low noise levels when driving on the road. Such vehicles would be perhaps Land Rover Discoveries.
A problem may occur when a more demanding situation requires a more demanding product. Such an occurrence may happen, say for a Farmer or any person working in a rural environment.

A different type of the Best 4×4 Tyres would be required for this situation. The tyre most likely to react to this situation would be an A/T (all-terrain) . Most noteworthy, these types  are  made by several tyre manufacturers, including General, and Kumho .

Furthermore, one of our best selling, if not the best selling on/off road tyres is the Best 4×4 Tyres General AT2. This all-terrain tyre has been designed with an aggressive, self-cleaning tread pattern that will give the driver of these vehicles much off-road traction, durability and impressive tarmac road performance.

Best 4×4 Tyres

  • 5-row tread pattern with multiple traction edges
  • Directional double v-shaped tread pattern
  • Highly-engineered acoustic tread pattern
  • Snowflake approved and this tyre can be studded.
Benefits
  • Innovative tread design promotes uncompromising off road traction
  • Designed to increase tread life
  • Allows the aggressive tread pattern to remain quiet during road and highway driving
  • Select sizes meet the severe snow service requirements of the RMA and RAC

It is also possible to fit different sizes  to your vehicle and indeed different sized wheels  can be fitted in sets. Another thing, this would be no problem for our experts on the help desk. Therefore this is one of the many reason that give us at Pellon tyres an advantage over other tyre companies, we can just telephone our help desk, to answer every 4×4   problem or fitments query. All in all, we at Pellon tyres can give a great 4×4 tyre experience to our customers and are able to get the best possible advice for our customers.

Finally, it is strongly recommended that the Best 4×4 Tyres are on 4×4 vehicles and are used in identical sets of 4, same size, make, pattern, load index and speed rating”. Consequently, this will ensure safer driving in any conditions

 

Pot-Holes Time Again- Driving over Pot-Holes Damage Your Wheels and Alignment

Pot-Holes Time Again; Eric Roberts explains the importance of wheel alignment on your car.

In the North England we experience many vehicle owners wanting (Wheel Alignment), the primary cause for this is Pot-Holes Time Again in the road and speed humps, this can change the automobile’s steering and suspension settings or smash critical parts such as tyres and steering components.

Pot-Holes Time Again

Pot-Holes Time Again

Potholes, reduce the cars safety and add expensive extra costs,  damaging the tyres prematurely, but by ensuring the wheels are correctly aligned,  and motorists can eliminate the effects of any pothole or speed bump injuries and make sure they stay as safe as possible.
The latest heavy rain will, without a doubt, add to some potholes. Furthermore, these holes cause the destruction. The holes are covered with slush and snow. These holes can cause many safety issues for motorists. Consequently, if a driver knows that they have hit a pothole they must get their wheel alignment checked out, most garages will give you a” free of charge” tracking test and you only pay for the job if the wheel alignment is out.
An added sign that your wheel alignment is out. Will be that your steering wheel is out of line. Often needing all the front wheel alignment readjusting and possibly will take an hour or two to do, you could have an add-on charge, so it may be sensible if you asked for an estimate of the cost.

Pot-Holes Time Again; A further thing you should look out for when having your wheel alignment checked is the possibility of rusted up steering parts.

Most auto centres have to use some form of heating equipment. Heating will free off seized up driving components; The job of heating will take more labour time. A further charge may by added. Once again an excellent auto centre will advise you of this. And give you the option of to have the job done or not, it will be your choice.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. As members of Unipart Car Care Centres and give a federal guarantee for all our work and parts. Pellon Tyres sell general tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. They 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

 

Spring Car Servicing-Treat your car to a Spring Treat with a good service

Updated 7/6/2014

Spring Car Servicing; Get Your Car Service After the  long Winter

Spring Car Servicing; Eric Roberts of Pellon Tyre and Autocentre gives his humble advice on good Customer Service on your vehicle or van after our the last cold and wet winter. Even a short engine service will be good for your cars life, and life expectancy, changing your old oil will reinvigorate your cars engine, and prolong its life expectancy.
I think this is the time to think about getting your car serviced, even in these times of recession it will pay you to care your vehicle by having Spring Car Servicing.
This winter as been exceptionally wet on your vehicle. Because of all the torrential rains. We have experienced this spring and winter and the rainy days have probably been forgotten now that Spring Car Servicingwe will be feeling when a bit of warm sun(not yet though we are now in May, and it’s still freezing) on our backs and the spring has arrived.

But your car took some heavy wear and tear on those cold, freezing nights. Your battery, your braking system, your clutch and other items such as the thickness of your cars oil. When your engine is running on thick oil, there is a likelihood of the increase in wear and tear on your engine, and it is important to change the oil as soon as the air temperature starts to rise, this will give your engine an uplift and increase its life expectancy.
Also, the effect that inclement weather has on your clutch and tyres, skidding on slippery surfaces causes massive amounts of premature wear on both these parts of your vehicle; an excellent service will pick up all these points.

Spring Car Servicing

Your Spring Car Servicing should be carried out at a proper service centre, ( look for your nearest Unipart service centre). Many motorists know of a good garage centre and will often pass this information on to their friends and family by word of mouth.
If you are phoning around for prices. I would advise going for the middle range price ( and make sure that the price includes parts and labour).

It is also a good idea to ask the garage/auto centre to keep your old parts for you to examine. Although many of the good centres will do this automatically for you. The cost of your Spring Car Servicing are governed by the size of your car engine. The cubic capacity (CC) usually the prices are split into three, small, medium and large engines. The bigger the car, the more extensive the parts. Therefore, the costlier the service and also diesel engines will be slightly more expensive.
I always recommend that motorists should try and use a garage that may be part of a larger trading group. These organisation often offer excellent guarantees and a sounder peace of mind,” and you cannot beat word of mouth recommendation”. I often give the analogy of buying a cheap tyre”. They look good but never last as long as a premium brand of tyre.
Also with many motorists strapped for cash. I would advise that the least thing you do is to change your engine oil. Consequently, have your brakes checked when you can afford to have your Spring Car Servicing.

Not just a service check your battery as well

If your car battery starts letting you down, change it as soon as possible. Most modern cars have onboard computers. Also, modern engines now have alternators that charge at 14.5 volts and will only work correctly using a maintenance free battery. Your replacement battery should be the best that you can afford, but there are many car batteries for sale at reasonable prices. Try and buy a high-quality maintenance free battery with a three-year warranty at an affordable price; Available at most good websites, with next day

Spring Car Servicing

Spring Car Servicing; parts delivery van

delivery. I hope this is valuable information to you and saves you money on the cost of motoring. 

 

 

Maintenance Free batteries-are now becoming the normal fitment on most cars and trucks

This is a short article about maintenance free batteries

 The phrase maintenance free batteries is only partly correct.  What are Maintenance Free Battery vs Conventional  Cheap Car batteries , use up some of the water in their diluted mixture of sulphuric acid electrolyte during there every day cycle of charging and discharging. The electrolyte process turns into a gas mixture of oxygen and hydrogen and escapes from the battery. WE then add water to keep the battery topped up.

Maintenance Free batteries

Lucas Maintenance free batteries

Maintenance free batteries known as MF batteries use a different type of lead alloy. They use calcium alloy of lead and not a lead antimony alloy. This reduces the gassing therefore stops the need to keep topping up your battery. Indeed means that you have no need to top up your battery during the normal life of your  Battery.
The only problem can occur in exceptionally high temperatures where the Maintenance free batteries may boil but the newer types of MF battery now have pressure relief valves that come into operation when the pressure may get too high. For further reading…http://uk.ask.com/question/what-is-a-maintenance-free-battery

Altogether these Maintenance free batteries are becoming the normal standard for modern vehicle standards and are worth buying instead of cheap batteries.

Car batteries remained much the same, the only thing that changed was the different terminals and physical sizes of the batteries, battery plates, became a new mix of alloys and lead alloys and companies the likes of Lucas batteries became the first to introduce practically sealed batteries that were maintenance free, there were no screw tops on the battery for the driver to check the acid level.

Also there was the evolution of the cars. Many cars were now coming out on more sophisticated electrical systems. Which required car batteries with more power. We found that a difference in the old type battery and the new type of battery was that the new types of battery did not give you much time after failure, one morning the battery light would come on in your car and you would need a new battery, there and then; you do not have the time any more. It is very important to remember ,that the Maintenance free batteries must be stood up in the upright position. The battery caps do not unscrew and so the battery is classed as sealed. But it is important to remember that the battery is not leak proof.

Pressure relief valves automaticaly reseal

themselves after been released, this is a major safety feature.

Motorists Trust Motorcodes network-put their trust for reliable work in the “Motorcodes network”

Motorists Trust Motorcodes network

Drivers Trust Motorcodes network

Each month, Motorcodes releases figures on a variety of customer satisfaction ratings.

We think this is important, to demonstrate transparency both to potential garage clients and to the authorities. As Motor Codes subscription has expanded, our Code Survey helps explain that this growth is about much more than putting a badge on the garage doors, with no regulation.
The good news, as you’ll see in the table below, is that January’s figures show that the high standards set for subscribing service and repair centres are being maintained. Amongst the numbers is a notable 95% customer recommendation rate – probably the most important statistic of all and one that bodes well for business within the network.

Motorcodes January satisfaction results

Motorists Trust Motorcodes network

Real customer satisfaction

Overall satisfaction
93%
Recommend to friends/family
95%
Booking process
95%
Quality of service or repair
95%
Quality of information provided
93%

Level of customer service in Motorcodes
95%

This is no doubt going to be one of the most successful consumer protection schemes that were brought out in the garage World. In the past, we only had the Trading Standards system to protect the motorist from been let’s say “taken for a ride”, by corrupt and dodgy garage owners. In the last few years various Government schemes had been tried out here in the UK, and to an extent, there have been some real systems. Most of these though were tied to buying car servicing products, which in my mind did not stop with the spirit of things.

We in the garage trade needed a transparent system to link up the garage with the customer, in a case of any disputes that may arrive during the service or repair of the client’s car. Motorcodes came along and in my mind was the ideal vehicle to sort out any differences that may have risen while the garage was in charge of repairing their car.

Motorists Trust Motorcodes network

Also, other things were in the Motorcodes good practice scheme. One of them is that each participating garage must have regular inspections. These include a fair pricing system that is transparent to the motorist. We at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax UK, do not carry out any work to a customer’s car. This is unless the client is notified of the price and understands  about the work that we are carrying out, if they are any ad don’s that were not foreseen, then the customer will be contacted again, and we will explain the reason for the extra charge, this way there should be no surprises when the client receives their final invoice. 

Motorists Trust Motorcodes network

Another Motorcodes safeguard is that we must keep the old parts to show the customer what we have fitted for a 24 hr period before final disposal, this also includes any service parts

Motorists Trust Motorcodes network

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That we may have changed, this makes the whole thing transparent and ensures tiny disputes or falling out with the customer, we are all aware that repairing cars can be a distressing time for customer when they leave their vehicle with you, so all this good code of practice, helps towards a better all round experience for the under pressure motorists all part of being a member of Motorcodes, in my opinion, the best garage standard organisation out there at the moment and we at Pellon are proud to be members.  

 

 

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 have worked for a
couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, 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. We are members of Point-S and
Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

Easter Getaway for-Caravaners-Check Your “Caravan and Motorhome Tyres”before your journey

 Easter Getaway for-Caravaners can not stress the importance of your caravan tyres.

Us tyre experts recommend that owners of any trailer vehicles should remove the complete wheel or wheels and take them to their favourite garage or auto centre and have them checked by a professional member of the team, it is important that the wheels  are given a thorough inspection, this will ensure the safest possible

Eater Getaway for-Caravaners

Easter Getaway for-Caravaners; Scenes like this are all too familiar and many are caused by tyres problems

outcome. The most common thing found on caravan tyres is sidewall cracking. This usually only comes to light when the tyre is removed, we can flex the sidewall with the tyre removed from the wheel, and this will show the extent of the cracking. This problem is due to the effect of ultraviolet light acting on the carbon black in the makeup of the tyre when the caravan is parked and is more common in Old Michelin tyres.      This information also applies to motorhomes.

The wheels will be checked for corrosion and the tyres will be removed from the wheels and checked for internal cuts and damage, this is most important as unseen damage can become a nightmare scenario when going down a motorway at sixty mile per hour and losing complete control due to tyre failure.

Eater Getaway for-Caravaners

Easter Getaway for-Caravaners; Tyre (Photo credit: dav)

The tyre dealer will then check the outside of the for damage to the tread area and the sidewalls for cuts and cracks. Also important is to check the age of the tyre, this can be easily done by an expert fitter.Tyres do become out of date after six years and are affected by ageing in the sidewalls.
As stated above cracks start to form around the rim area due to the caravan wheels been stood in the Sun for long hours during the Summer months and eventually the carbon black, that is used in the manufacture of the caravan  tyres, starts to break down and small but deep cracks start to form around the rim area and will eventually join up to create a very dangerous hazard, indeed this is one of the most common cause for tyre blowouts on caravans and trailers. Any caravan tyres with cracks and cuts should be scrapped and replaced with a new tyre. Finally, if everything is OK the pressures and tyre valves should be checked for the correct loading of your vehicle and trailer.

Another important point is to have the vehicle loading checked on your caravan tyres,

to make sure that the wheel set up conforms to your caravan or trailers recommended weight carrying capacity. Some of the larger heavier vehicles require more heavy duty tyres to carry the extra loading, your tyre dealer will advise you on the correct fitments by advising you fit either General re-enforced or larger ply rated ones.
Tyre pressures should always be checked and adjusted when the pressures are cold before every journey. If in doubt, replace with new and correct  caravan tyres.

Now Summer is approaching is a good time to check your tyres especially in this mild weather, Beat the Bank holiday rush

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 Caravan 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 a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Easter Getaway for-Caravaners

Easter Getaway for-Caravaners; heavy rig having his caravan tyres checked

– This includes Motorhome tyres- before your journey

 

Check Your CARAVAN TYRES; West Yorkshire can not stress the importance of your caravan tyres.

Tyre experts recommend that owners of any trailed vehicles should remove the complete wheel or wheels .Then take them to their favorite garage or auto centre. Check Your CARAVAN TYRESThen have them checked by a professional member of the team. It is important that the wheels  are given a thorough inspection, this will ensure the safest possible outcome. So Check Your CARAVAN TYRES . The most common thing found on caravan tyres is sidewall cracking. This usually only comes to light when the tyre is removed. We can flex the sidewall with the tyre removed from the wheel, and this will show the extent of the cracking. This problem is due to the affect of ultra-violet light acting on the carbon black. This is in the make up of the tyre when the caravan is parked, and is more common on Old Michelin tyres.      This information also applies to motor-homes.

The wheels will be checked for corrosion. Then the tyres will be removed from the wheels and checked for internal cuts and damage. This is most important as unseen damage can become a nightmare scenario. Especially, when going down a motorway at sixty mile per hour and losing complete control due to tyre failure.

Check Your CARAVAN TYRES

Tire (Photo credit: dav)

The tyre dealer will then Check Your CARAVAN TYRES, the outside of the for damage to the tread area and the sidewalls for cuts and cracks. Also important is to check the age of the tyre, this can be easily done by an expert fitter.Tyres do become out of date after six years and are affected by aging in the sidewalls.

Check Your CARAVAN TYRES

As stated above cracks start to form around the rim area due to the caravan wheels been stood in the Sun for long hours. Especially, during the Summer months. And eventually the carbon black, that is used in the manufacture of the caravan  tyres, starts to break down. Small but deep cracks start to form around the rim area. This will eventually join up to create a very dangerous hazard. Indeed this is one of the most common cause for tyre blowouts on caravans and trailers. Any caravan tyres with cracks and cuts should be scrapped and replaced with a new tyre .Finally if everything is OK the pressures and tyre valves should be checked to the correct loading for your vehicle and trailer.

Another important point is to have the vehicle loading checked on your caravan tyres,

to make sure that the wheel set up conforms to your caravan or trailers recommended weight carrying capacity. Some of the larger heavier vehicle require more heavy duty tyres to carry the extra loading, your tyre dealer will advise you on the correct fitments by advising you fit either re-enforced or larger ply rated ones.
Check Your CARAVAN TYRES pressures, which should always be checked and adjusted when the pressures are cold before every journey. If in doubt replace with new and correct  caravan tyres.

Now Summer is approaching is a good time to check your tyres especially in this mild weather, Beat the Bank holiday rush

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

Pirelli Tyres History-a “Brief History” of their tyre Manufacturing Excellence

Pirelli Tyres History – famous for the manufacture of both tyres and underground cable they were founded in Milan in Italy in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli.

Pirelli tyres have been making tyres for over 100 years and although Eric Roberts from Pellon Tyre and Autocentre has not been around for that long, he says”that in all his experience in the tyre trade these Italian  tyres have always given motorists good service and good mileage, and are one brand name that commands respect and loyalty amongst the Pirelli tyres users”. This is indeed praise from such an established tyre dealer( who also have Pirelli Girls Calendar) to this day stills sells these tyres at his Halifax based tyre depot.

Pirelli Tyres History

Pirelli (Photo credit: NA.dir)

Much of the Pirelli Tyres History 

was born from the need of Lancia rally. They wanted a stronger lower riding radial tyre for their Lancia Stratos rally car. This lead the designers to create a much stronger tyre construction. Both wider and with a much lower side wall. This design became very successful and a great boost to lancia racing. Indeed Porsche also started to use tyre in its racing division.
This Pirelli tyre design lead to the creation of the  Cinturato. The tyre was developed in the 1950s and was originally made from a textile belted construction. Consequently, the tyre gave great comfort and road holding qualities but as for all textile construction tyres was a little low on mileage and could not compete with some of its rivals namely Michelin tyres who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Pirelli Tyres History

The earlier cinturatos were used as original equipment. This was on most Italian made production cars such as the Alfas. They were also fitted to sport and rally cars using using 165r400 cinturatos. These tyres are a great part of the Pirelli Tyres History. Eric Roberts remembers the first time he saw these tyres ,”they were very unusual at the time, but things were changing fast in the world of tyres, and we were not that surprised at what came along next”. These Pirelli  tyres are still the only tyres to be used in certain types of motor racing. The most common size been the 165×14. These cinturato tyres were commonly seen on early MGB GT’s and can be bought at specialist tyre dealers from the internet.

Pirelli Tyres History

English: Lancia Stratos Group 4. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the mid 70s Pirelli tyres started bringing out steel belted tyres and introduced a new range called the P8. This made Pirelli Tyres History and was Pirelli tyres first low profile tyre,

this tyre gave the cars of the time much better road handling, This  helped Pirelli in the fast moving technology of tyre development during that period. Then we had a Middle East oil crisis. The rush was on to develop a new type of tyre that would save fuel costs, very much like the situation that we have today. Pirelli tyres came up with the P8. This tyre was built for a much better rolling resistance and therefore saving the motorists on fuel costs.
 The next part of the Pirelli Tyres History came with the development of the P-Zero range. Because this tyre that was made for the bigger faster cars that were and still are for both competition and road use cars.  Like the BMW’s and MERCs. These new Pirelli tyres were built with extra strong ply’s and were ultra low profile.
This tyre is still been modernized as newer cars are further developed . Once again Eric Roberts has always been highly satisfied with the quality and standard of the Pirelli tyres products. From their first cinturatos to their present day range of PZero tyres. Keeping the jobs going at Pirelli Carlisle.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson- A Brief History Part of their Beggining

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson-Pirelli Tyres are famous for the manufacture of both tyres and underground cable they were founded in Milan in Italy in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli.

Pirelli tyres have been making tyres for over 100 years. Although Eric Roberts from Pellon Tyre and Autocentre has not been around for that long. He says”that in all his experience in the tyre trade these Italian  tyres have always given motorists good service and good mileage, and are one brand name that commands respect and loyalty amongst the Pirelli tyres users”. This is indeed praise from such an established tyre dealer( who also have Pirelli Girls Calendar) to this day stills sells these tyres at his Halifax based tyre depot.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

Pirelli (Photo credit: NA.dir) Pirelli Tyres History

Pirelli  tyres were born from the need of Lancia rally. Who wanted a stronger lower riding radial tyre for their Lancia Stratos rally car. Consequently, this lead the designers to create a much stronger tyre construction. Both wider and with a much lower side wall. This design became very successful. Therefore  a great boost to lancia racing, indeed Porsche also started to use tyre in its racing division.
This Pirelli Tyres History design lead to the creation of the  Cinturato. This tyre was developed in the 1950s. And was originally made from a textile belted construction. This tyre gave great comfort and road holding qualities. But as for all textile construction tyres was a little low on mileage.  It could not compete with some of its rivals namely Michelin tyres who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

The earlier Pirelli Tyres History cinturatos were used as original equipment on most Italian made production cars. Such as the Alfas, they were also fitted to sport and rally cars using using 165r400 cinturatos. Eric Roberts remembers the first time he saw these tyres ,”they were very unusual at the time, but things were changing fast in the world of tyres, and we were not that surprised at what came along next”. These Pirelli Tyres History are still the only tyres to be used in certain types of motor racing the most common size been the 165×14. These Pirelli Tyres History cinturato tyres were commonly seen on early MGB GTs and can be bought at specialist tyre dealers from the internet.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

English: Lancia Stratos Group 4. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the mid 70s Pirelli Tyres History started bringing out steel belted tyres. Pirelli introduced a new range called the P8. This was also Pirelli tyres first low profile tyre. This tyre gave the cars of the time much better road handling. This helped Pirelli in the fast moving technology of tyre development during that period. Then we had a Middle East oil crisis. Consequently, the rush was on to develop a new type of tyre that would save fuel costs. Very much like the situation that we have today. Pirelli tyres came up with the P8. This tyre was built for a much better rolling resistance and therefore saving the motorists on fuel costs.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

Then came the development of the PZero range this tyre was made for the bigger faster cars that were and still are for both competition and road use cars like the BMWs and MERCs. These new Pirelli tyres were built with extra strong plys and were ultra low profile.
This tyre is still been modernized as newer cars are further developed . Once again Eric Roberts has always been highly satisfied with the quality and standard of the Pirelli tyres products from their first cinturatos to their present day range of PZero tyres, keeping the jobs going at Pirelli Carlisle.

Pirelli tyres can be bought online at Pellonautocentre.com