Pirelli WRC return -Pirelli tyres are to make a WRC tyre supplier come back-Aug 2013-Crash.Net

Pirelli WRC

Pirelli tyres are to make a Pirelli WRC

Post updated  2/2/2014

WRC News. Pirelli WRC to join Michelin, Hankook and DMACK in supplying tyres for the World Rally Championship next year. Read more at Crash.net!

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

 

Pirelli tyres

Pirelli WRC Rally tyres are to share as one of the suppliers in next years World Rally Championship 2014. I can only say that i wish them luck, because after

Pirelli WRC

Pirelli WRC Rally tyres

there F1 disasters they will need all the luck they can get. Things have now picked up on the F1 scene with Pirelli Carlisle becoming more experienced and established.

Goodyear , Hankook  and DMAC tyres will be the other three tyre companies that make up the four suppliers.

Out of the three tyre makers I have only had any experience in the Rallying world with Goodyear rally tyres. I will be interested to watch the series next year to see who comes out top, the only other rally tyre maker i know in recent times has been Yokohama who’s product has been very successful in recent rally’s, but not on a prestigious event such as the World Rally Championship on TV, I can’t wait ?

As a 2015 update Pirelli tyres have also retained the tyre supplier status to the F1 racing scene from 2016. Pirelli approached the F1 bosses with better offer than their rivals Michelin tyres.

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 MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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Broken Spring Problem

Broken Spring Problem-Roadwork causing damage to many cars -Car Damage Big Problem in Halifax-

Broken Spring Problem

Broken Spring Problem

Broken Spring Problem caused by pot holes ?

Roadwork causing Broken Spring Problem to many cars including many broken springs

WAFF

Mechanics said you should have your car alignment checked every year, but if you drive through a roadwork zone often or hit a big pothole, you should have it checked as soon as possible.

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Broken Springs a problem

As to damaging your car’s tyres. So potholes are notorious. Including, ruining the alignment of your wheels. Of course, as well as the suspension and undercarriage of the vehicle. Therefore,when the car’s alignment is affected. Perhaps most serious but often the most overlooked problem. Hence,is that your steering wheel wont be straight.

Importantly, this can cause your car to veer off to the side. naturally when you are driving. Thus, left untreated this can become a potentially damaging problem.

Potholes are bad news for motorists everywhere. Increasing the chances of hitting a pothole and having your tyres damaged. Hence is significantly high.

After the terrible winter we have just had. Then it is important that drivers are on the constant lookout. Especially for potentially dangerous potholes when out driving. As a result, some of the potholes. Are created by the disastrous winter conditions.

Literally tearing people’s car tyres to pieces when driving over them. Especially on those dark winter nights.

Broken Spring Problem caused by huge pothole

Potholes are impossible to see. It is estimated that in Britain the price of repairing all the potholes on the roads is in the region of ₤ 10 million and will take around ten years to repair every single one.

If you come across a particularly big pothole. That you believe is going to cause your car and tyres some serious damage. Then the best course of action is to avoid them as best you can. If this is not an option drive over the potholes at a very slow speed, this should minimise the impact of hitting one.

There are some things though that people need to be made aware of when it comes to potholes. Including, the damage that they inflict upon a car’s tyres.  Are you aware that you are not liable for the pothole damage to your car? Drivers can claim for damages caused by a pothole. Just send them the proof from a photo or an image from your cellphone.

If you are planning on travelling around Great Britain. So and would like to check what the roads . Especially, in the areas you are going to be driving. Then there are many websites that have been set up to inform you. Many even have maps. Hence,to let you know where potholes are. Simply search for this kind of information on Google.

Because, you are bound to find a number of these websites.

Broken Spring Problem could be anywhere in the world

The problem of roadworks appears to be World wide. This article by WAFF is about the roads in the USA, but we have just the same problem here in

the UK. These roads with there ditches and potholes are not doing the cars suspension any good at all.

We seam to have half the roads in Yorkshire dug up at the moment ( probably getting ready for the Tour De France cycle race). The main problem for my garage at the moment is Broken Spring Problem and wheel alignment in Halifax being knocked out of position. These roads also have other premature steering problems such as worn out ball-joints.

Broken Spring Problem

This bent steering arm is due to a hole in the road.

The main problem to me. Is when the authorities repair a road they do not fill back the hole correctly. Of course, in a week or two, holes appear in the road. Thus, causing the surface to break up and later more pot holes spring up.

Most motorists do not know that they have a Broken Spring Problem

Of course, until their car has an MOT test, and it fails the test not knowing that if they knew where the hole in the road was, then they could have taken a photo and claimed for the damage caused from the local council.

I suppose I should not be complaining as long as we get some of the work in our garage ?

Moving forward to 2019, then things have not really improved ! So, the old problems of potholes and motorists buying part worn tyres have not gone away. Significantly, even our motorways appear to be affected by the dreaded pot holes. These days I do many miles delivering our battery products, all over the UK.

So, most motorways are affected by these holes which are mainly on the white lines areas where the carriageway is split. Some roads in Scotland are badly affected. So, I suppose these roads are extremely busy ! However its no excuse not to repair the holes to make driving much safer ?

Eric Roberts ...www.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk.

Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of UK Trading Standards . Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Dangerous Part-Worn Tyres

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

Unsafe Partworn Tyres

Unsafe Partworn Tyres

Unsafe Partworn Tyres

Tyre Review RMA Warning: Unsafe Partworn Tyres

On Sale Tyre 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

Of course, the problem is of unscrupulous part worn tyre dealers selling Unsafe Partworn Tyres . Consequently,that are not fit for purpose ! So this problem 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 all over the world .Including drivers here in the UK and the USA.

Authorities such as “Trading Standards” 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 German drivers discard and are  taken off their cars.

What a stupid state of affairs !

It makes me feel sick! Subsequently, we also fit Unsafe Partworn Tyres taken from scrap yards. Of course these tyres from the end of life cars and there could be any amount of structural damage to the tyres without not knowing anything about it.

UK Motorists just fit these Unsafe Secondhand Tyres onto there cars ! As long as the price is right ! Of course, not knowing what dangers lurk inside them. Significantly, they could blow out at any time. So putting your families and other motorists life at risk. Good luck to the RMA in America.

So lets all think twice before buying these potential death traps just to save a few pounds ?

 

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. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also sell tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. By using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering a  courtesy cars to local motorists ! Who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Importantly, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards . Carrying out quality checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

See on www.tirereview.com

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

MOT Test Fee

mot test fee

Popular MOT Test sign seen throughout the UK

“In recent times the price of an MOT Test Fee has dropped.

Enabling 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.

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

Not mandatory, this MOT Test Fee is only a recommended charge to be used by garages. So, 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.

Significantly, the Government totally regulate our testing stations.

Including visits by their inspectors ? Consequently, who also make sure that we have the correct equipment and that all our paperwork is in order. Naturally, 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. Making, 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 !

Ensuring 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. Of course, 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 ! 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. Then the MOT Test Fee is only a recommended fee and garages could charge what they want. So, the problem is that when they visit, they ask you what you charge in your garage. Subsequently, they don’t seam to like it if you discount the 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 Fee

mot test prices have dropped “big style”

In recent times the price of an MOT Test Fee has dropped. Enabling 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. Can be  seen up and down the country. Obviously this is a move to attract the motorist into you garage ! Hoping 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.

Meaning that the price we are getting is far lower than the investment in staff and machinery. I understand that we all have to take 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. So, since this article first appeared. Computerization has made significant changes to the DVLA garage procedures. In fact testers have now to be examined t more regular intervals that previously. In my opinion this is a good thing ! 

Also, testing procedures are now adjusted more often.

Because of the regular changes to emission testing procedures emanating from the of requirements of the European Union strict emission laws. Of course to bring down the nations “carbon foot print” So, reducing the C02 emissions. Naturally, this has affected diesel cars the most.

We all know about the diesel car scandal ? Most car manufacturers were falsifying the C02 figures of their diesel models. Of course this brought a clampdown from the regulators. Significantly turning round the theory that the diesel cars were better for the climate that the petrol cars. Responding to this the EU came out with much stricter emission rules. So resulting in stricter MOT emission testing in the EU member countries.

However, I have recently learned that  VW have been selling the older diesel cars to countries like Albania, at highly discounted prices ! So much for emission standards ! There are rules for some and rules for others ! Many diesel cars can now be treated to clean the internal workings of the engine. Significantly, improving the cars chances of passing the MOT test.

We offer an engine carbon cleaning service for this purpose.

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.

Members of Unipart Car Care centres and giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Significantly, we also sell 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. Also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading-Standards. Lastly, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

MOT Test Fee

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

Toyo Proxes CF2

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. Enabling them to use the latest modern materials available to them.Thus,in the drive for a greener and lighter tyre. Hence for the modern car and SUV. Therefore the  tyre structures and the tread pattern design. As a result, will help Toyo to  guarantee a high level of Safety.Including, durability, customer savings, and comfort. Of course, 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.

See on www.rezulteo-tyres.co.uk

Check Your CAR AIR CON – to Cool You In British heat Wave that is expected?

Car air con

Car air con

New air-con machine that gasses old and new style cars.

I know that we have all seen and heard this weather warning !So, in the past and nothing ever comes of them. Especially from the “Daily Express” newspaper group. This warning from the “Daily Mirror” is of a heat wave that may last up to two weeks; nice if it happens.

I did think though that it was about time I did an article about your CAR AIR CON (air conditioning system). In my opinion, it is always a good thing to remind our customers that it is important to have your air con system checked out and serviced.

Car air con in winter

Many drivers make the mistake of turning their car air con off in winter. I appreciate that with it on the car uses slightly more fuel, but the truth is that when it is switched off, and then the parts of the car air con system are not being used and will deteriorate. The parts and hoses are often made of rubber and plastic and because it is a sealed system, you are likely to get a loss of pressure due to leakage and this leads to the system failing with the car air con system not working and probably leading to a more expensive repair. Some of our customers think that the heating system will not work with the air con switched on, but this is not so, the car will be hot or cold with the air con in winter and summer.

How does your air con work?

Basically, all car air con systems work in a similar fashion. It operates by taking a gas known as R134a refrigerant and pressurize it in a sealed system using a compressor. As the system is pressurized it heats up by absorbing the air around it. The hot gas is then passed through a series of tubes, similar to a car radiator which dissipated the heat.

The gas loses its heat and gets really cold by turning into a liquid, this is the stage when the cold air is blow into the cars cabin and cools you down.

Some of your cars air con component parts

At the very heart of your air con system is the compressor. The compressor is the part that takes the R134a refrigerant gas and pressurizes it  to cool the air. The compressor is operated by an engine belt but has also had an electric clutch system that controls the demand for colder air, in other words, the compressor will turn on and off as you demand colder air in the cars cabin.

The next part to explain about is the Condenser. The condenser is mounted at the front of the car next to the main car radiator and is usually smaller in size. This is the part that converts the gas into a liquid as it becomes cooler, just like the radiator cools the water down that comes red hot from the engine, a similar principal.

The next part is like a small radiator and is called the Evaporator. The evaporator does exactly opposite to the condenser and super-cools the liquid as it passes through the tubes. At this stage air is forced through and into the cars cab, super cooling the cars interior to the delight of the occupants on a hot sunny day. As the gas cools down again it is turned back into a liquid and the cycle starts over again.

Another important part of your car air con is called the thermal expansion valve.

The expansion valve controls the flow of the super-cooled refrigerant to the evaporator; this equipment helps to regulate the cold air that ends up in your cabin. The next part of the car air con system to mention is the accumulator also known as the “drier”. The drier protects the compressor from damage that may be caused by any liquid that makes its way back and could damage the compressor. It does this by a chemical process that absorbs any moisture to the system, it also acts as a filter catching any small pieces of rubbish that may have made its way into the system.

That just about covers the general idea of how your car air con system works without trying to get too complicated. Cars have all got different variants and are fitted with sensors to pick up temperature and differences in pressure, but most Old Cars work off a similar system. Toyota Cars have a different system to say BMW cars.

We at Pellon Auto centre here in use a Duel gas air con machine to service the cars with and what it does is to recirculate the gas and add more if required and then re-pressurizes the system. Many cars loose pressure because they have not had their air con switched on in winter and the system has lost pressure, but most servicing machines can find a fault and we use a special spray to find any possible leaks in the cars system.  

Hope this air con advice  was of use to you

 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.pellontyres.co.uk

Important Notice

Because of air pollution then we now have to use a new type of gas on new car models. Importantly, we will notify our customers as to which type they have on there vehicles. So, new style gasses cost twice the amount as the old type gasses. We are sorry about this and charge as fairly as possible ?

   

   

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

Continental Tyres Winners

Continental tyres Class-Why They Are One of the Worlds Premium Brand of Tyres

Continental tyres Class

Continental tyres Class

Continental tyres Class

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Continental tyres

Top Award-winners in the Tyre World
Continental  are always taking the top award places . Especially, in independent tyre sectors . That look at the  performances of their tyre products. Of course, that take them over and above the EU tyre label. Hence, ever since 2007. We have come tops in well over 80% of all the individual tyre tests . Of course, that were carried out throughout Europe. Continental have also won ‘Tyre Manufacturer of the Year’.Which recognizes Continental tyres Class product range . Especially, contribution to their environmental efforts .Helping create a sustainable future.

Great Brakes performance
Continental  are the top brand tyre that will give you quality handling and a  responsive braking performance. Of course, in all types of weather conditions. So, all of our Continental tyres Class tyre products are  developed using their one and only  braking testing facility. Consequently, this machine  sets the industry standards for tyre braking supremacy. We check well over 700 million testing  miles a year, Significantly, also testing over 200 different rubber compounds on a  daily basis. So when it comes to braking performance Continental tyres Class are second to none.

Car makers choose Conti


Continental are based in Germany and this is the home of top car manufacturers ,such as BMW and Mercedes, not forgetting Audi and VW. These companies all get together to help produce the best tyre combinations for their particular model of cars.  In fact one in three new cars made in Europe is fitted with Continentals . For their Continental tyres Class products to be fitted as original equipment, their products must have gone through the required levels and high standard set by the car manufacturer, Their tyre products must pass  over 100 strictly monitored tests to become an important part of the cars equipment.

Continental tyres Class

They are always amongst the leaders with joint technical ventures with Germany’s leading car makers such as BMW and VW/AUDI not forgetting MERCEDES.

Their tyre size range is huge and covers most of the Worlds car fitments, giving the luxury end of the car market  with fantastic grip and cornering at high speeds, truly a fantastic tyre company and one that I am proud to support along with their sister company UNIROYAL TYRES.

Thanks Eric Roberts..

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres .Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Continental Tyres Online in Yorkshire from our website .Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.Offering 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. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

See on www.rezulteo-tyres.co.uk

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

Wheel Alignment Problems-When and Why Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Four Wheel Alignment HalifaxWheel Alignment Problems

Wheel Alignment Problems, is your car pulling to the left or right?

Are you ready for a summer trip? Is your car driving straight? 

The words wheel alignment

will be heard thousands of times a year by any member of the motoring fraternity. One of the most common first signs that your wheel alignment is out, will be that your steering wheel will be out of line and not feel to in a straight line, hence when you are cruising along your car feels to be pulling to one side or the other.

If you should happen notice that your vehicle pulls significantly . Either, to the left or right . Especially, when you are driving along in your car . On  a straight, flat road. hence with not much wind about. Then you will probably having  Alignment Problems. Another bad sign is when you notice that your  tyres are wearing off. Especially at the edges of the tread area. Then this means that your alignment will need adjusting . Of course,, to correct your  Alignment Problems . As a result, you should take your car to a local tyre dealer or a good  garage. Especially, in your local area to have its wheel alignment checked. of course, this is an easy job for your tyre guy to perform. Especially. if your vehicle’s wheels are not properly aligned. Therefore, it will cause abnormal and premature wearing of your tyres.

When this happens it is best to take to your car  it into the local  Service centre or Tyre shop, to have your (wheel alignment or sometimes known as tracking) adjusted.

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This can usually be done while you wait or when you have new tyres fitted. Incidentally, we now have a brand new 4 wheel alignment centre installed. Of course we are now able to offer a much better alignment service. Because of  this we are able to offer a much more “four wheel” alignment service. Of course we can also keep down the price of the regular front wheel alignment service. So, having your alignment carried out on a modern alignment centre that operates by laser beams. Should only be charged between £30 and £40 for the job doing. Of course, the  more expensive machines can also give you a print out to keep after the work is done.

Wheel Alignment Problems

  Some cars require a 4 wheel alignment, but you will find this out by asking you Auto centre to check this out in the cars manual or their Autodata computer data-base…

Eric Roberts

 

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Significantly, we are members of Unipart Car Care centres . So, able to Give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Budget Tyres Online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk . Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. As a result, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Who need to go to work and leave their car. Hence,with us for work doing. Of course, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Finally, carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Car Brakes Rule The Day

Mazda 5 crawls in with Brakes Problem making a bad Grinding noise?

Mazda 5

Mazda 5 brakes make grinding noise

One of the benefits of been an independent garage is the huge diversity of cars that pass through our doors, and our ability to service and fix most of them. I say most of them, because we do have some problems with electrical faults, that can’t be detected without specialists equipment and so in that case we have a couple of different guys who are mobile electrical

Mazda 5

Mazda 5 people carrier

specialists, otherwise we can cope with most car problems.

One popular car to run about Halifax UK, is the Mazda 5. The most popular ones being the different Mazda sports cars, that in my opinion were throwbacks from our own beloved MGB sport cars, they all look very similar.

Mazda’s have come a long way since the 1960’s, when they were inspired by the development of the NSU and the Wankel engine. I remember this little car very well; a mechanic friend bought one and showed me the strange engine that was belt driven. The car was also very fast once it got going and the guy used to frighten me to death: eventually the engine blew up and the car was scrapped.

Mazda were very interested in the German technology

and the Japanese car company formed a business alliance with the German car company NSU. In 1967 Mazda started to make a limited production model called the Cosmo Sport and eventually became the sole makers of the Wankel engine, this was only because all the other car companies had given up making the rotary engine.

The Mazda car company was beginning to get a good reputation and started exporting their cars from Japan, both the rotary engine and the standard type piston engine layout, all over the World. These cars were primarily the rotary engine cars, especially the RX models, the RX2, 3 and 4, were the biggest sellers.

In recent years many other very reputable models were introduced to the UK car market and this brings me onto the Mazda 5 that came into us with brake problems. The customer

Mazda 5

Disc and pads worn out. You can see that one on the pads the right hand one,has completely worn away due to the seized brake caliper.

originally rang us up for a Brake Replacement Cost, but we explained that we could not tell what the problem was until we removed all the wheels and inspected the Car Brakes including the Car Brake Pads, to see what the problem was.

The customer was a lady with a couple of children and we promised to do the best price for her. This Mazda 5 is a very fuel efficient car with great style and with the performance is a very desirable people carrier and so is very popular as a family car.

The Mazda was left with us for the day with a promise to call the lady with a Brake Repair Cost, as soon as the problem was assessed.

We pulled the car onto the car-ramp and removed all the wheels for a brake inspection

The original problem on the Mazda 5 was that the car brakes were making a terrible grinding noise and we soon found out why? The front brake caliper’s was half seized up. This means that only one of the front Brake Pads were actually working. The one pad that was doing the work wore out quicker than the other pad until it went down to the bare metal and this is what had made the terrible grinding noise from the front of the car.

The other front Disc Brakes were also in need of replacing and so we gave the lady an estimate and we were given the go ahead to do the work on the Mazda 5. Luckily the brake caliper could be freed off, using a little heat and did not need replacing. All the other parts, the discs and pads were replaced. The rear brakes were in good condition and only required a clean-up and the drums replacing.

This type of problem is a common fault with brake discs and is one of the reasons that you should have your car and your brakes serviced, here in the PellonAutocentre Halifax area we service car brakes on most car makes and models. In a service one of the things that we do is to clean and grease the caliper’s, so that they do not seize up and frighten the customer to death when they hear the dreaded grinding noise of metal on metal, when their brake pads wear out.

The job was completed and the customer picked up her car in the evening a happy bunny.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer Mazda 5 car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also selling 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 motoristsMazda 5

who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We re also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Eric Roberts