Peugeot Partner Van- BEWARE OF YOUR FUEL CAP ? It could cut off your Engine?

Peugeot Partner Van Fuel Cap caused us a big problem ?

Peugeot Partner Van

French breakdown truck

This is just one of those stories can others NOT to make the same mistake. On a recent visit to France, we were getting short of diesel in our Peugeot Partner van.My wife and I sometimes drive down to France to take things with us , for our house in the South West of France. This time we needed a new oven, the oven we had was 7 year old and the paint was peeling off. We decided to buy the oven in the UK because when we checked online they were cheaper here in the UK.

fuel cap

Peugeot partner van fuel cap cut-off ?

We also had some rubbish to take to the local tip in France, so the van seemed the best option. The is only about 18 months old and has all the mod-cons that you would find in a modern car including air-conditioning and a plug point for our iPod, so that we can listen to our music.(French radio stations are not easy to pick up and the music’s not very good)

The journey had gone well and we were making good time.

We pulled into a service station on the A16 motorway to fill up with diesel. I filled the Peugeot Partner Van up with the diesel . Consequently, then started to put the fuel cap back into the diesel tank port. Michelle, my wife went to pay the bill. When inserting the Peugeot Partner Van fuel cap. Stupidly, I fumbled with the cap ! Which then did not go straight into the hole. Struggling, I twisted it a bit before the fuel cap finally went into place ! Unknowingly, I had accidentally triggered off the Peugeot Partner Van Fuel Cap theft Sensor.

Quickly, I then jumped back into the cab to wait for my wife .

Surprisingly, the wipers had automatically, switched on ! Then to my horror they would not switch off ! Added to that all  the lights were also flashing on and off. Scarily, the Peugeot Partner Van would not start ? This was a nightmare. I was panicking. Calmly,my wife rang the AA, Luckily, we had taken out continental breakdown cover.

Shockingly, the AA told us that we were not covered on a French service station. Alternately, we had to call the Police who would tow us off the services. So,to a suitable location. Then the AA breakdown cover would kick in. See another website price comparisons  for more information…http://www.money.co.uk/breakdown-cover.htm

We also noticed that another British car had broken down near where we were broken down

I asked the guy with the defunct engine, if he had sorted out the problem . Surprisingly,he was still waiting for a recovery truck to take him off the services. He too was in the AA and was waiting for the Police recovery vehicle to attend him. Sure enough the truck arrived and the guys car was winched on to the back to be taken away.

Surprisingly, the French breakdown mechanic came over to our Peugeot Partner Van . Straight away ! He knew what had happened, (most French mechanics are experts on Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, because that’s all they work on) .

I had tampered with the Peugeot Partner Van Fuel Cap anti theft fuel cap device ?

Peugeot Partner Van

Don’t mess with this beast put the Peugeot Partner Van key in and turn the key to lock not the plastic bit.

We understood from his limited English and our limited French, that I had tripped the fuel cap anti theft device, this stops people from steeling your fuel, this is very good if you know that it exists, but I did not ?

The mechanic knew what to do straight away, all he did was to dis-connect the battery and the system re-set itself. All this from start finish only delayed our journey by about an hour.

The mechanic made an invoice out for the AA and we gave him 20 Euro tip and we all went on our way.

So if this happens to you just dis-connect the battery and the whole thing will re-set itself.

Please note that the British Breakdown services Cannot enter French service areas (by French Law).

Since this incident in France we have sold the van and now gone onto Ford transit Connects.

Of course these small vans are invaluable for delivering batteries from our online battery shop

So, we deliver batteries that are too large or expensive to be delivered by courier. So, many of our leisure and truck batteries are either too heavy (over 30 Kg). Leisure batteries are sold in mainly sold in multiples and so these have also got to be delivered by our own transport. Visits to France are now a thing of the past ! However we now do many thousands of miles here in the UK, delivering to England, Scotland and Wales.

 

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. Of course, we also sell Budget Tyres online . naturally, from our website www.pellonytyres.co.uk. So, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists. Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station. Finally and are members of Trading Standards. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Toyo Tyres Proxes-Announces $210 million plant expansion and UK Football club Sponsorship.

Toyo Tyres Proxes

Toyo Tyres Proxes

 

Toyo Tyres Proxes-announces $210 million plant expansion

Daily Tribune News

Nathan Deal increased the bond capacity for the company’s expansion to $910 million.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Toyo Tyres

Toyo tyres have also released a new tyre. Hence, the Toyo Tyres Proxes CF2. Of course,the new Proxes 2 tyre is capable of excellent performance. Naturally, on all types of road conditions. This tyre is the latest in a long line of tyre products to come from Japan.

The tyre as also been designed for the high demand of comfort required in today’s car market. The new tyre has high speed stability and road handling

Read more…

“We have also been equally stringent in our design demands for comfort and efficiency. Low noise and excellent high-speed stability ensure a smooth and comfortable ride, while the clever blending of Super Active, Grip and Wear Resistant polymers offer drivers improved fuel economy and 25% less rolling resistance than the outgoing Proxes CF1.

The tyre itself is capable of up to 41% longer life than the outgoing model too, showing just how much development has gone into this clever case design.”

...http://www.toyo.co.uk/news/item/id/8304

To give an update for Toyo Tyres Proxes

Early this year in April 2014, Toyo Tyres have signed a sponsorship deal with the giant Italian football giants AC Milan.  Together with Toyo, AC Milan are members

Toyo Tyres Proxes

Toyo Tyres Proxes have signed a sponsorship deal with Italian football giants AC Milan

of the Italian premier league and command a world wide presence and they are following the trend that is linking tyre manufacturers with the big football clubs, a good example of this is the massive deal between Manchester United and Apollo tyres, earlier in 2014. This season the 2014-2015 season will be Toyo Tyres Proxes first football season sponsorship deal with AC Milan will be announcing different promotional activities between the Japanese tyre company and A C Milan.

Toyo Tyres Proxes-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 Cheap Toyo Tyres Proxes online from our website . Using the  selector and choosing your size. Of course,we offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work .Leaving their car with us for work doing. As a result ,we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

UPDATE-Toyo Tyres Proxes are now sponsoring Leicester city football club here in the UK…Leicester City Commercial Director Ian Flanagan said: “Toyo  is a brand that already has a strong sporting portfolio and we are delighted to help them further their presence in top-flight football with Leicester City.

“Their UK offices are based not far from us in Northamptonshire, providing some fantastic opportunities for them to engage with our supporters and the Leicestershire community and to benefit from the feel-good factor generated by the Club’s return to the Premier League.”

Hybrid Car Ownership-Looking like the Hybrid is Winning the New High Tech Car Race

Hybrid Car Ownership

Hybrid Car Ownership

Hybrid Car Ownership

As the owner of a small garage in Halifax UK. Then I am determined not to be left behind . Hence, in the new technology car race. For this reason we are going to participate in as much learning about the “Hybrid Cars” that I think will dominate the future car market. After all it is not rocket science and all we have to do is search the internet to find out more information about this type of vehicle.

There is no doubt the the “Hybrid cars” are wonderful for the environment. Of course, they can get 55-60 miles per gallon in city driving. In my opinion, Hybrid cars are much better than electric cars. Because there is no need to recharge them. Another disadvantage of pure electric cars. Hence, is the limited journey. Electric cars can only do a certain journey time before they require re-charging at a charging station.

As a business owner with collecting and delivering I would find this unacceptable? Not knowing if your van would return or not during a days work would be out of the question?Of course at the moment all we have to do is make sure that we have sufficient petrol or diesel. So to complete our journey. At the moment this would not be possible in an electric car “EV”.

Hybrid Car Ownership- Gas engines turns to electric power

Of course hybrids would be a better replacement and probably save half the cost of standard fuel. because the hybrid would use the battery at time. Especially in city driving where low speeds are the norm. In city driving  the gasoline side of the engine is shut down. So the  hybrid cars would run the  electric motor. Thus powered by the battery. When the batteries need to be charged again the gasoline engine wills start again.

Another advantage is that the battery is also charged when the cars brakes are applied. This is known as “regenerative braking“Because of the lower amount of power needed when braking for an extended amount of time, when the hybrid car brakes it usually will return to the electric motor side.
Hybrids and all-electric vehicles create their own power for battery recharging. Thus, through this process known as regenerative braking. As a result, I have explained what regenerative braking is and how the process works in general terms. Of course, I think that it is a complicated are to get into?

Hybrid Car Ownership-Staff education required

I can understand that in hybrid or all-electric vehicle. So, the word “regenerative,” in terms of regenerative braking. Of course, means capturing the vehicle’s momentum (kinetic energy) and turning it into electricity. In turn, this recharges the cars on board battery as the vehicle is slowing down and/or stopping, when braking occurs.


All clever stuff? but it all these things that we have to re-train in. For this reason, we will looking into the future and I will be sending my staff to as many courses that may be required. Subsequently, we will not fall behind. I am afraid that many smaller garages may fall behind and eventually have to close.

Subsequently, we will not stop or prevent this massive drive towards greener vehicles. As a result, I have decided to grasp the opportunity and as a team to learn as much as we can about this new technology. So as not to fall behind.

Eric Roberts

Wheel Alignment Check-Enjoy The Perfect Ride with Wheel Alignment & Balancing

Wheel Alignment Check

Wheel Alignment Check

Modern Wheel Alignment Check equipment used at Pellon Tyres Halifax UK

Pellon Tyres new Hofmann 4 wheel Alignment machine ask for a free  Wheel Alignment Check

 

Overall, you should always be mindful of your wheel alignment. The cost of wheel alignment is cheap if you consider the benefits it will give you.

Front end alignment does not take more than twenty minutes to accomplish with a computerized wheel alignment service. as a result here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK we are upgrading our machine.Hence to a new Hofmann 4 wheel alignment machine. Hence, with a customers print out.

Whichever the case, having a misaligned front wheel is very dangerous. Thus, for many reasons. One-Is that you lose control of the steering wheel, and second is that it could lead to more serious problems with the under chassis of your car.

When you are due for a front end alignment when you steering wheel veers to the left of right when you are moving on the road, you will know. This should not happen. It is very difficult to drive a car which is misaligned. Because, you always have to keep a tight control on the steering wheel. Making sure you do not cause any accidents on the road due to the lack of vehicle control.

Aside from tyres being worn out faster. Of course, you are also wasting fuel . Because, the engine of your car exerts more energy and so works harder just to enable your car to run straight. Consequently, when you have misaligned wheels. Of course, you are also using up a lot of your automatic steering and hydraulic fluid. Everything has to work harder. Including the driver of the car.

Wheel Alignment Check could save you money?

Of course, you are also running a great risk by driving your car with misaligned tyres. Front end alignment does not take more than twenty minutes to accomplish. Hence, with a Hofmann computerised wheel alignment service. Because, it is more accurate. Measuring the precise alignment of all four wheels. Subsequently, this is much better than our old manual wheel alignment gauges.

The front end alignment cost is cheap, costing £29.90 for both wheels. Depending on whether or not your steering parts are seized up or not?. On top of the alignment cost. You can also include wheel balancing service. For an additional fee of around £10 a wheel. Naturally, it is important to have the wheels of your car aligned.

Because, if you continue running your car with misaligned wheels. Then your tyres will wear prematurely. Also the tyres   will be worn out faster than the normal rate. The moment you notice a slight veering of the steering wheel either to the left or to the right. So you know your car needs front wheel alignment immediately.

Wheel Alignment Check

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 and give a nationwide guarantee. Of course, 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. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us. naturally, for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.