Goodyear Car Racing-NASCAR, teams hope new Goodyear tyre means better racing

Goodyear Car Racing

Goodyear Car Racing

Goodyear Car Racing slick tyres ready for the NASCAR races.[/caption]

Post updated
20/3/2014

Goodyear Car Racing Tyres NASCAR racing news

Kansas City Star
NASCAR, teams hope new tire means better racing at Kansas
SportingNews.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear Car Racing tyres create a new compound for NASCAR at Kansas City

Goodyear Car Racing

Goodyear tyres have always been involved in motor sport. The whole time that i have been in tyres has been spent following  progress in the World of motor sport, back in the days of  rally tyres winning everything they could, to the days when they supported F1 cars.

Goodyear Car Racing. Of course, developed this new compound tyre .Trying it out on the Atlanta race track. Consequently, over a month ago. As a result, the  track that was raced on was in Atlanta. Using  an old track and most of the tracks surface was old and worn out.

The track at Kansas. Thus,was only re-surfaced a year ago and is consequently very smooth.

 

“Has been difficult for manufacturer  to meet the demand at a track like Atlanta Motor Speedway without sacrificing reliability. But Goodyear Car Racing has taken steps to address both issues with a new “zone tread” technology. Which will be used for the first time . Hence, at this weekend’s race in Atlanta”…

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/racing/news/20130829/goodyear-tires-nascar-atlanta.ap/#ixzz2gvePsuDu

The Goodyear Car Racing company. Therefore have put much time and effort into developing tyres for motorsport. In my opinion this is one of the reasons why they are amongst the Worlds leading tyre Goodyear Car Racingcompanies.

Eric Roberts… www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Hence, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Before starting my first business. Consequently, I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products .Helping my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes .Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Winter Tyres Work- Less Accidents when Cold Weather Tyres are fitted before winter arrives.

Winter Tyres Work

Winter Tyres Work
Winter Tyres Work but this car struggled? Last winter saw snow like this at Sowerby near Halifax[/caption]

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

FleetNews

Accident data strengthens Winter Tyres Work argument,

FleetNews

Snow and ice were the cause of more than 6,000 road accidents in Great Britain last year, according to statistics issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) this week.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Snowing scenes like this call for “Winters to be fitted ” Winter Tyres Work

Winter tyres have in the past three years helped millions of motorists to

make safer journeys and arrive home safely, remember Winter Tyres Work . We are now approaching the time, usually November time when you should fit your winter tyres, or if you do not have any then you should consider buying yourself a set.

Even if you can’t afford a set of four then it is it is still a better and safer proposition to fit a pair on your drive wheels. Out of all the thousands of customers that have had winter tyres fitted, I have never had a single complaint about the  performance, in fact most drivers will give them a raving revue.

Winter Tyres Work

When the weather gets this bad then Winter Tyres Work

This is one of the reasons why the fleet companies are fitting winters to their fleets?Winter Tyres Work . They know that it makes sense to fit them for the safety aspect and also they know that it will benefit the drivers, when they are out in snow and also wet weather, and when the fleets buy them you know they must be good as they will not waste a penny unless it is necessary.

Winter Tyres Work its a fact

We at Pellon Tyres here in Halifax West Yorkshire recommend that you should go for an economy winter tyre such as Jinhu winters if you are on a low budget, or an excellent mid-range tyre is the Nokian winters  and for the SUV or larger sedan type of cars you could look no further that choosing a leading make such as Michelin or Bridgestone winters , they are all excellent products.As the article says there was 6000 road accidents here in the UK,due to snow and ice, according to the Department of Transport (DFT)

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Winter Tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.  I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

 

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RENAULT MEGANE-Fails MOT Test (miserably?) massive rust problems.

RENAULT MEGANE Turns up for the MOT test with a massive hole in the sills

RENAULT MEGANE,mot test

Renault Megan with huge hole in the sill

When you run an MOT test centre, we see all sorts of things on the cars that we test. In general motorists a re very good and the majority look after their cars. We do however the opposite end of the scale and are presented with cars that are dropping to bits. The majority of cars fail on silly little things, such as light bulbs that do not work. These include Headlights, indicators, brake lights, any damaged reflectors and your headlamp aim, they are all easy to check out if you need more information about you MOT test you can check on the VOSA web-site the governing body that oversees the MOT test system here in the UK.WE at Pellon MOT centre here in Halifax UK, recommend that the car owner should check his car over before presenting it to an MOT station for testing.

If you are the owner of a French car you are likely to have a first time fail. Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault were all in the bottom five brands for first time cars being tested for the first time. The worse French car to fail the test was the Renault Megane. Only 71% of these cars that were registered in 2008 actually passed their first MOT test, what does that say?

Source for this information…http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/05/one-in-five-cars-fails-its-first-mot-285886/

Megane turns up for MOT test

This brings me on to a little story that happened today Monday  23rd 2013 We had a Renault Megane booked in for an MOT test. The Renault Megane turned up and Ryan Linton, our tester proceeded to carry out the test. When it came to checking for corrosion he found a well rotted rusty sill that he could nearly fit his fist through. He also found that the front discs brakes were rotten with rust.  A few other things were failures, some light bulbs were gone and the catalytic converter was in need of replacing. Altogether a very expensive MOT test.

Renault Megane,mot test

Renault Megane rusted up front discs

Article and pictures 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 give 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. So, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists .Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Consequently, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards . Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Cleaning your EGR Valve-How to clean Exhaust Gas Recircultion for a better performance from your car

Cleaning your EGR Valve

Cleaning your EGR Valve

Cleaning your EGR Valve

With the advent of modern technology. Hence, many drivers own their own vehicle. Thus, the emissions of these vehicles pose a threat of causing air pollution. Of course, there is nothing wrong with modern technology. Especially if it is beneficial to all of us. But if it causes air pollution. Because of the continuous increase in car emissions. Then this becomes a major,problem. Because of this problem, automotive engineers have figured out a solution.Consequently, that is to integrate EGR valves (Exhaust Gas Recircultion) on automobiles.

The main function of the exhaust or the egr gas recirculation valve. Hence is to reduce oxidation of nitrogen. Subsequently, through the reduction of combustion temperature. As a result, the combustion temperature will therefore be reduced. Of course, when the EGR valves send the exhaust gas through the intake manifold. Therefore and back into the cylinders.

With this important function that EGR valves do. Because of polluting gasses, it is really important that they come standard in vehicles.

There are two types of EGR valves that can are included in vehicles.

With an EGR valve on a vehicle.Of course, the combustion temperature can be regulated. So it will not become too hot.Thus preventing the nitrogen to react with other compounds. With this important function. As a result, that EGR valves does, it is really important that they come standard in vehicles. There are two types of basic EGR valves that can are included in vehicles.

With an EGR valve on a vehicle. So it will not become too hot. Thus, preventing the nitrogen to react with other compounds. In other words, through the use of the EGR valve, it is possible to lower the combustion temperature to lower the amount of nitrous oxide produced. This process prohibits the formation of smog that is a harmful threat to the environment.

White Jaguar XF estate calls in for a new tyre

Post updated  11/2/2014

Luckily for us the White Jaguar XF had the blowout just outside the depot and had new tyre fitted

We all need a bit of luck in business, every little helps. This Saturday morning (21/9/2013) turned out to be a very busy day. In fact we were heading for a record Saturday mornings takings. I usually go in on a Saturday to help with running about jobs, and I always take my camera, in case anything good happens, for example a nice looking car, or a classic car comes in for a battery fitting or a new set of tyres. There is always something interesting to photo and this Saturday was no exception.White Jaguar XF

The first thing that I liked was a lovely white Land Rover Discovery, for a new set of 255/55R19 Pirelli Scorpion tyres fitting. The Discovery 4 was in immaculate condition and I could not resist taking some pictures for my blog. This car has been made to carry heavy loads and is powered by a 3 litre inter-cooled turbo diesel engine, it has an eight speed automatic gearbox and is a car to be proud of. For more information about the Discovery 4…http://www.landrover.com/

The next car that came in this morning was the White Jaguar XF with a tyre blowout.

The car was owned by a local businessman from the village of Sowerby which is near Halifax. He was passing Pellon Tyres when he felt his car moving to the centre of the road, he had an instant deflation in his rear drivers side tyre, luckily for us he was right outside our tyre depot and limped in with his White Jaguar XF. Like the Discovery this was a lovely car and I had to take a couple of pictures for this blog.

The car was a White Jaguar XF estate car Know as the “Sports brake”, in white and was fitted on 245/45R18 Pirelli P-Zero tyres, we had a tyre in a fitted it to the Jaguar and the guy was off, simple! In my opinion this is a wonderful car and a pleasure to work on.

 For more information…http://www.jaguar.com/gl/en/xf_sportbrake/features/

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.

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.

 

White Jaguar XF

White Jaguar XF with a flat tyre

White Jaguar XF

White Jaguar XF

 

MotorCodes- Car Service and Repair Garages – New Cars- Vehicle Warranty

motorcodes

MotorCodes

MotorCodes: Service and Repair Garages | New Cars | Vehicle Warranty. Motor Codes Limited is the body responsible for the self regulation of the motor industry through consumer codes of practice.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Motorcodes new warranty scheme

Hi- to be a member of Unipart car Care centres, we must also be a member of motorcades. Motorcades garage network members have to be vetted by the RAC.

A qualified guy comes to check us from the RAC (Now the AA) and examines our garage and our garage system to see if it conforms to certain standard. This is to ensure that the standard of our workmanship and procedures are up the the high standards that Motorcodes expects.

Motorists should always look out for the nearest motorcodes garage in their area to ensure good workmanship with a guarantee that you can take up motorcodeswith motorcodes should there be a dispute.

To cap it off Motor codes Garage of the Year also have a fair price policy and we always keep the old parts for the customer to look at, all very honest and above board. Motorcodes are all now part of the UK trading Standard organisation. They have also moved from the RAC to the AA for depot accreditation.

Thanks Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Hydrogen Plugin Mercedes Makes Debut-Mercedes prepares hydrogen plug-in hybrid for Frankfurt debut

Hydrogen Plugin Mercedes Makes Debut

Hydrogen Plugin Mercedes Makes Debut

Hydrogen Plugin Mercedes Makes Debut

I must admit that I am loosing the plot regarding the number of alternative fueled cars that are now being developed. On the other hand I am very pleased that other forms of fuel are been experimented with.

None of these companies has yet disclosed any sales figures, but their fuels represent much larger pieces of the alternative fuel market. The EIA report for 2016 included less than In the United States, about 500 hydrogen-fueled vehicles are in use, and about 330 of those are registered in California.

The size of this individually produced marketplace of AFVs (Armoured Fighting vehicles). As a result, may never be officially counted or calculated. It’s clear that the shift from petroleum to the next generation of fuels has already gathered a lot of momentum.Indeed things are now moving on at pace. It is also clear that individuals from around the world.

Thus, are not waiting for big automakers. Including their governments. Hence, to decide what fuels they should use.

The only problem with hydrogen cell vehicles is the lack of  the re-fueling infrastructure. However things are slightly improving with a new hydrogen fuel station opening on the M25 here in the UK and several more in the pipeline.

Hydrogen fuel cells are certainly one of the ways forward and emit zero emissions. Indeed UK supermarket chain Sainsburys have opened a hydrogen fuel facility on one of their sites.

Hydrogen Plugin Mercedes Makes Debut-This new model from Mercedes will only re-enforce the interest in this type of alternative fuel.

Of course,there are three major categories of alternative fuels in use now. One that we seem to have forgotten about is  bio-fuels. Also we have electric power and hydrogen power. Subsequently. we have the  electric battery cars versus the hybrid plug in cars debacle? for example, hydrogen fuel cell vs HHO ( which does not appear to be catching on).

Also, bio diesel vs ethanol. In fact bio diesel fuels are also being made from algae.These alternatives though seem to be falling behind. The main emphasis being the drive for the total electric car EV.
There are hundreds of videos out now about converting your car to use these other non viable fuels. However things in this direction are moving real slowly.
Similar companies exist and sell plans, parts lists, and instructions for converting a car to run on electric power (mostly of the plugin variety). Books and instructions on how to build bio diesel kits and recipes for growing algae bio diesel also are easy to find online.

Individuals have produced hybrid cars and vehicles running completely on all of these alternative fuel sources.I must admit though that in big picture of things then these are very small numbers. One company that sells the instructions and maintains a worldwide support group.

Hence, for people doing their own HHO fuel conversion.So, reported that more than 11,000 people bought their product last year.

There’s the difficulty of tracking just who is converting their vehicles and how. The EIA has surveyed private fleet owners. Including quasi-government and local, state and national government bodies. Thus, to get the basis for their calculations.

There are plenty of automakers, small and large, around the world coming out with different variations of all these cars. Including this new Mercedes Model.

Hydrogen Plugin Mercedes Makes Debut-Lithium-Ion may have a short life?

We do need alternatives? The electric car era will be very short because Lithium-Ion batteries are made up by using “Cobalt”. Cobalt is a very rare commodity and we will soon run out if the current volumes of use are not restricted. We also have had recent developments with the good old fossil fueled cars powered by the good old fashioned lead acid car battery.

Mazda have developed the first petrol engine that ignites by compression instead of a spark plug. Also burning much greener with less poisonous emissions. Yet another good step forward?

Eric Roberts

Mercedes-Benz is putting the finishing touches on a fuel cell version of the GLC ahead of its debut in Frankfurt. We don’t know many details about the car yet, but Mercedes has pulled back the curtain on the development process leading up to its launch.

Source: Mercedes prepares hydrogen plug-in hybrid for Frankfurt debut

Illegal Car Tyre Re-cutting

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

Worn Tyres Dangerous

Worn Tyres Dangerous

Removed from a very nice Mercedes ? Worn Tyres Dangerous

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

Irish Independent

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

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Worn tyres problem not just Irish motorists.

So,this article in the Irish Independent. Highlighting the problem in the UK as well as Ireland. Significantly, in a recent survey carried out by Micheldever Tyres.

Worn Tyres Dangerous

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

 

Here in the UK. Checking the tyres outside of a  a primary school. Methodically, the cars were inspected outside of a  a school in the South of England. So by showing the children how to check the tread depth of tyres.

Consequently, the kids then checked their parents and teachers car tyres . Of course, as they came and left school. Somberly, it was found that most of the cars had at least one illegal tyre on their vehicles. Strikingly, in my opinion this is reflected all over Britain and Ireland. Undoubtedly, this is a terrible state of affairs regarding road safety ! Let alone the fact that kids are been driven around in cars with Dangerous worn tyres.

Dangerous tyre becoming a huge problem !

We  retailers see this type of thing all day long. Subsequently, I have started to take pictures of the worst examples of badly Worn Tyres . However, they were so many of them that I had to stop. The tyres in the picture are just a small example of what I am referring to including the part worn tyres fitted to a taxi.

Thanks Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. 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. 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 Trading Standards, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Check about tyre safety…www.tyresafe.org

Eric Roberts

Flat Tyres Past Thing -In the Future Self Healing Polymer Will Make Flat Tyres Things of the Past

Flat Tyres Past Thing

Flat Tyres Past Thing

Flat Tyres Past Thing

Remember how the T-100 terminator robot from Terminator 2 could heal itself? Have you ever wondered how cool it would be to own something that would do the same thing, like busted plastic pipes or flat Flat Tyres Past Thing …

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Is an end to puncture repairs what the tyres industry want ?

I have been in the tyre business now for a long time. Therefore, one of the things that we do on a daily basis.Hence, is to repair punctured tyres. I have always considered repairing punctures as part of the wider service that we offer to our customers.

Flat Tyres

Flat Tyres requiring a repair

It is nice to see a smiling face. As a result, we tell our customers that their tyre will repair. Consequently, instead of the bill for a new tyre. They only have to pay a small amount for their tyre repairing. So, making them very happy customers. Also we can get drivers calling in with Flat Tyres that do need a new tyre. That’s tough but its all part of repairing tyres and the service that we offer.

There have been many attempts.By companies to provide different cans of chemicals to repair Flat Tyres .In my opinion the system has failed. Accordingly,with the advent of the cars without spares and runflat tyres. Then tyre companies are always on the lookout for new materials. Thus, that will seal a nail hole or screw hole. Of course, when the tyre is penetrated known as Run Flat Tyres Repair.

Continental have come with a special tyre that may protect the driver from a penetration in their Flat Tyres, but now it looks like they are experimenting with polymer materials which replicate our own skin by healing themselves, providing the damage caused is not too great.

Flat Tyres Past Thing

Flat Tyres

Sicherheitsreifen, safety tire, runflat system (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As thus article states some of these polymers have been around since WW11 and were created when there was a shortage of rubber. Scientists in Spain are experimenting with new polymers that can regenerate similar to human skin, therefore healing Flat Tyres that has been penetrated by a foreign object. Please read more… http://www.cidetec.es/en/index.aspx

It could be the end of the tyre repairing as we know it, I am all for safety but I am not sure about these developments.

Written by 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.

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Potholes Damaging Alloy Wheels-Repairing Alloy Wheels is Making For Steady Business At Local Tyre Stores

Potholes Damaging Alloy Wheels

Potholes

Potholes Damaging Alloy Wheels

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Potholes Damaging Alloy Wheels and tyres are a major problem everywhere? But you can claim your money back

Of course, this is a story that I have been harping on about for a few years now. It seems that local government highway departments and city government departments are

struggling with the enormity of the problem.

This excellent article is from the Detroit metro in Canada, but the story could be from any city in theWestern World. From a local point of view we have the same problems across the whole of the UK. We are also benefiting from the extra business that this problem is bringing into us, damage to the  wheels and damage to the  tyres.

What to do if your wheels/tyres are damaged !

The potholes also cause damage to the cars suspension and often knock out the cars wheel alignment. Some of the damage can be claimed back from your local authority here in the UK.Potholes

Unfortunately, I do not know how the law works in other countries. However, if you do have pot-hole damage. Firstly, then you should take a picture of the potholes.  Secondly get an invoice for the work carried out on your car. Thirdly, then you can put in a claim for compensation. Of course, to recover your losses from the damage that the potholes have caused.

A few of our customers did this after our advice and were successful with their claim. Because of the rise in the number of damaged alloy wheels. So, we have purchased an alloy wheel straightening machine. I feel that this along with a new tyre vulcanising machine will give our customers a better all round service !

Importantly, improving customer services is always one of my business priorities. Consequently, many damaged tyres can be repaired with the correct equipment ! So, large tyres that are now used on many SUV family cars are very expensive. Getting a nail in the side wall normally means a new tyre.

However, we have now invested in equipment to make use able to repair such damage! Significantly, these repairs are both safe and legal.

 Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies. So, before starting my first business. Owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger ! Consequently, about anything to do with cars. Including their related products. Finally, that will help my business.

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