UK Garage Industry Outcry-Industry reacts to petrol and diesel ban – Garagewire

UK Garage Industry Outcry

UK Garage Industry Outcry

UK Garage Industry Outcry

We all understand that we urgently need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Bringing the planet’s climate back to a normal pattern. I presume before the combustion engine was first introduced.

Since then a massive industry has evolved?the automotive industry? with billions of people making their livings from vehicles.

When our politicians, including Michael Gove?
It doesn’t take much to see that for every person driving, there is more fuel being consumed and more gases being emitted. For everyone who needs to drive, or chooses to drive, more greenhouse gases will be produced.

We have all heard the claim that green house gases is partly generated by human activity, such as driving automobiles which in turn causes global warming. Activists have lobbied congress to regulate the automobile industry to create more efficient cars. A little simple mathematical thinking can take us a long way in evaluating this problem.

The obvious implication is that an increasing population results in increasing greenhouse gas production. Increased dependency on technology results in increased greenhouse gases, even while engines become more efficient. If the number of drivers doubles, the fuel efficiency must also double, just to keep the emissions at the same level.

UK Garage Industry Outcry over 2040 deadline

The government has confirmed that it will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2040, as it unveiled new plans to tackle air pollution. Environment Secretary, Michael Gove said the production of diesel and petrol engined cars would stop. I just wonder if that was a play on words. After all we do not make that many cars in the UK anyway, most are imported?

This announcement has brought shock and horror to the millions of us that work in the Auto industry. As a result, I really do not think that this will ever happen past governments have made stupid promises and not been able to keep them. Consequently, I think that this is one of them? Last week we were told that many of our train lines would not be upgrading to electric.

Subsequently, diesel engine trains would still be running. Many such things come to mind. What will happen the the millions of motorhome and van owners?will they be thrown on the scrap heap?because i dont think that a electric version able to carry weight and travel any distance will be a available on a battery run car.

Over the next few months then I am sure that Mr Gove will be inundated with negatives regarding his plans from all corners of our great industry. As a result we must protest vigorously. Stopping this foolish man from carrying out his ridiculous plans. Thus ruining the Auto industry across the UK just for a healthier London.

Eric Roberts

Source: Industry reacts to petrol and diesel ban – Garagewire

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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Heels and Wheels-event trends women in Car industry

heels and wheels

Women are much more confident dealing with cars these days Heels and Wheels

2013 Heels and Wheels event trends women in auto industry Houston Chronicle The ever-growing power of the purse and the shifting role of women in the automotive market were the themes at the third annual Heels and Wheels event, organized by…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Women and Cars (heels and wheels)

This is a great article by” Sue Mead of the Housten Chonicle” and highlights exactly what i have been saying for the past ten years. That is that women are taking over the men when it comes to cars and car ownership.

According to this Heels and Wheels article the women are taking over through the control of the purse and the household budget.

Here in Halifax in the UK we have noticed the trend expanding over the past ten years, as i stated earlier. More and more young women are now driving and pass their driving test at an earlier age and buying a car straight away. In my opinion they can handle their money better than than young men,and always seam to manage to buy a small car as there priority, very impressive indeed.

We have also noticed the huge swing in the number of women that are bringing their cars into our garage. It appears that the ladies can legislate their time better and are no longer fearful about taking a car to the “DREADED” garage, when it comes to repairing and servicing their cars.

I estimate now that 60% of our customers are lady customers and they also know a good deal when they see one, so hats off to the women that are taking over the responsibility of the family car and their own cars too.

The one I have recently picked up on has been published by an organisation known as “Mumsnet” and posted on www.attachmentmummy.com . This is a female friendly organisation that informs their lady members about facts about cars and tyres. Michelin have also been involved in informing the ladies about which tyres are going to best for their cars. Heels and Wheels females are now expecting much more from their garages, in terms of tidiness and a vice warm reception area to sit and wait in, while their car is being repaired. We at Pellon  here in Halifax UK pride ourselves on been one of the prime female friendly businesses in our area, and we know by the amount of Heels and Wheels women customers that we have that our policy is working.

Heels and Wheels

A good choice of stock in essential

Thanks 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.

See on www.chron.com

Buying Your First Car? Here Are Some Tips

Buying Your First Car? Here Are Some Tips

Buying Your First Car? Here Are Some Tips

Buying Your First Car? Here Are Some Tips

 

Of course, one of the major purchases you will make in your lifetime and buying your first can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. This important milestone definitely entails a lot of planning ahead and preparation.

Before writing that check, better make sure that you’ve done all the research that you needed to do; particularly if you are not very adept in credit and financing matters. There is so much to consider, especially if you’re on a budget and is looking to get the best deal possible.

Here are some tips:

Know which type of car you need.

Emphasis on the word “need.” I know you’ve always had the car of your dreams or you are eyeing one of the best looking cars of 2019; but you have to consider how the car you are about to purchase can actually help your day-to-day functions. Considering the other expenses that come with owning a car, such as gas, car insurance, and parking, the last thing you want to do is spending a lot on a car you don’t need.

Establish a budget and the amount you can spend monthly.

Ideally, you pay cash; but in most cases, especially if you are buying a newer car, you might as well consider financing. Check your budget first – your monthly expenses on food, rent, health insurance, and miscellaneous; add to that the amount you save every month, as well as your emergency fund. Once you’ve calculated your expenses every month, the remainder can be spent on the car, and this includes not just the car payment, but the expenses for maintenance, fuel, parking, and insurance.

Start researching.

Once you know your budget, it becomes easier for you to narrow down your choices, as you will only look at those that go within your set amount. In this day and age, it is relatively easier to research for your car purchase. There are several sites in which you can get information, perspective, and reviews about cars, as well as their late-model alternatives. Make sure to strike a balance between trusting your gut and knowing which opinions to trust.

Buying Your First Car? Here Are Some Tips

Find a dealer that is convenient to you.

You will most likely visit the site more than once, so make sure that the location is convenient. Make sure, though, that you also consider the showroom environment. If you don’t feel comfortable with the sales staff you’re talking to, do not hesitate to ask to talk to another one, or look for another dealership.

Test drive.

No matter how good the car is on paper or how beautiful it looks, nothing is more important in your decision-making process than how you feel while driving it. So don’t skip the test drive! And five minutes is not enough. Take at least half an hour to drive the car around, and make sure you try stop-and-go and freeway driving.

 

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

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

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

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Customer Courtesy Cars-Pick Up & Return Car Service a garage Necessity in 2019.

Customer Courtesy Cars

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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

Of course, this concept was started by the large franchise garages a few years ago now. Consequently, in those days small garages relied upon motorists who lived very close by. Dropping 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.

 

 

So, as the years went by and competition became more intense. People started to buy houses in different area a few miles from work. Of course, families became more wealthier, with the wife having a second car. Naturally, this meant that these families could not do without a car. So, the concept of the Customer Loan Cars have evolved.

  Then came the advent of the Customer Courtesy Cars or loan car.

Significantly, it was started off by the bigger companies. manufacturers main car dealers. Subsequently,  but switched on independent garages. Who, 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. Members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk . Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists. So, 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 Trading Standards. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Eric Roberts