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Michelin Tyre Policy Saves Money

This claim does not surprise me? Michelin have always been the world leaders in truck tyre management. Hence, my experience in truck tyres goes back about forty years. Of course, most tyre dealers know about the quality of the Michelin truck tyre casings. When the original tyre wears down to the limit, then the old tyre is used for re-treading. Michelin tyres are perfect for the job. They were then and they are now. So by using the Michelin system then these trucking companies can not lose.

Leicester-based bulk aggregate haulier BMD Transport has cut its monthly tyre bill by 25 per cent after switching to a Michelin policy. The family-run company reported the savings soon after switch…

Source: BMD Transport chooses Michelin | HGV UK.com

Of course going forward then Michelin are still number one! Especially when it comes to the quality and performance of their truck tyre range. So, even when the tyres wear down to the legal limit them the truck tyres casing is still regarded as the number one to be re-treaded. Importantly, other brands can only come a close second. Of course other truck tyre manufacturers are getting close? I am thinking perhaps of Bridgestone tyres.

Heat Causes More Tyre blowouts puncture repairs

Runflat Tyres Are-Safer-When a rapid tyre de-flation happens on your car

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Runflat Tyres Are-Safer

6 reasons to use run flat tyres

  1. You can continue driving even if you get a flat tyre. Run-flat tyres have reinforced sidewalls that allow you to drive for a short distance (usually 50-80 miles) even if the tyre is completely flat. This can be particularly useful if you are driving in an area where you cannot easily change a tyre, such as on a highway or in a remote location.
  2. You won’t have to carry a spare tyre. Because run-flat tyres can be driven on even when they are flat, you don’t need to carry a spare tyre in your trunk. This can save you space and weight, and make it easier to pack your car for a trip.
  3. You won’t have to change a tyre in bad weather or a dangerous location. If you get a flat tyre in bad weather or on the side of the road in a dangerous location, you may be hesitant to change the tyre yourself. With run-flat tyres, you can simply drive to a safer location to get the tyre repaired or replaced.
  4. You won’t have to worry about getting stranded. If you get a flat tyre and don’t have a spare or the tools to change it, you could be stranded on the side of the road waiting for help to arrive. With run-flat tyres, you can at least drive to a nearby service station or garage to get the tyre repaired or replaced.
  5. You can still drive at high speeds. Some run-flat tyres are designed to be driven at high speeds even when they are flat, so you won’t have to slow down if you get a flat tyre on the highway.
  6. They can improve vehicle handling. Run-flat tyres are designed to maintain their shape even when they are flat, which can help to improve vehicle handling and stability. This can be particularly useful if you are driving in emergency situations or in challenging road conditions.

So what do run flat tyres actually do ?

In general, many of my customers complain. Especially, when they have to buy their first replacement runflat tyres. Customers simply do not understand how these tyres have evolved during the past 10 years of car design. Consequently, its all linked with green house gasses and your cars emissions.

Runflat tyres are safer and also help to reduce the overall weight of your car. Of course, this is done by not having a spare wheel, jack, or wheel brace. So, this reduces the overall weight of the car, thus making it more fuel efficient.

No spare wheel reduces weight

Also, the fact that you do not have a spare wheel gives you more space in the boot and, as stated, a lighter load. Runflat tyres are also made with fewer materials than standard tyres. which also makes them more environmentally friendly.

As far as tyre performance is concerned the BMW Run Flat Tyres are just the same as the conventional tyres. Providing all of the advantages of modern performance tyres. Predominantly, the main difference is that your car has a puncture while you are out driving.

Then the runflat tyre will not deflate, giving your car normal handling and cornering. therefore reducing the risk of an accident with other road users. So, in other words, run-flat tyres are safer. This is especially important if you were in the fast lane of the highway when the puncture occurred.

Your normal tyre would instantly deflate, making your car very unstable and possibly causing a bad accident. In fact, figures show that tyres cause a large percentage of motor related accidents, and the run flat tyres are a big improvement on the accident figures, enabling the driver to keep a straight line when a puncture occurs in one of the run-flats.

These new runflat tyres systems were originally created to keep drivers safe

because punctures and blowouts can be dangerous. The vast majority of fatal road accidents are caused by drunk drivers. Apart from safety, a flat tyre can be a real inconvenience. adding time, cost, and sometimes embarrassment to your journey. Changing a tyre is fairly straightforward.

But it often occurs at the most inopportune moment. Frighteningly, getting stuck on the side of a motorway. Especially in the pouring rain with noisy kids in the back seat, this is really no fun at all! And trying to change a tyre on the hard shoulder can be dangerous in itself, or even impossible if you are disabled or elderly, in fact many drivers have to call out the rescue services to change the wheel for them,

But the drivers with runflat tyres and tpms systems do not have to put up with this

Of course, once the tyre warning light comes on in the cab, they can safely tootle home or carry on with their journey (all be it at 50 mph, which is the recommended speed once you have a flat on your runflat tyres).

Runflat Tyres Are-Safer; Any vehicle fitted with runflat tyres

should also include a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) this will show you whether you tyre pressure has been lost, this is because without this the loss of pressure in your tyres will not be noticed

Of course, runflat tyres are designed to maintain driving speed, handling, and smoothness. particularly when a puncture occurs. Indeed, even when driving on a motorway. A TPMS is essential to alert the driver to a loss in tyre pressure. To be sure, it will indeed become part of the MOT test in the near future. Your TPMS works from either a sensor in your wheel, which is usually a special valve, or from the car’s ABS braking system.

Almost all of the world’s leading tyre companies Continental and Goodyear, among others, manufacture runflat tyres, including Bridgestone Run Flat Tyres. Cheap tyres can be bought online, but I recommend that you stick with the brand that you have on your car at the moment, or, as a good, cheaper alternative, we recommend General  tyres.

Since first writing this post, the the runflat tyre has increased in the popularity

However, the public still begrudgingly pays for them. As a result, these tyres are now standard equipment on smaller car models. So, the problem starts when the cars become second-hand and start to need new tyres.

Fortunately,  runflat tyres are now available in “budget tyre” brands. One of the most popular tyre sizes is 205/55R16. Of course, this is also a runflat tyre size as well as a conventional radial tyre size. Significantly, this size is available in several brands. including the 205/55R16 WINMAX EURUS63 91V RFT at £67 fitted. Chinese tyre manufacturer Jinyu also make the Jinyu YU63 economy runflat tyre range.

So these advancements have helped with the motoring expenses of the less well-off drivers with smaller cars.

There is no doubt in my mind now, that these runflat tyres are safer. especially when driving on our overcrowded highway system. A poor motorist had a tyre blowout on the M6 just a few weeks ago. I know because I was caught up in the massive tailback.

As a result, a lady driver with a very flat tyre was caught in the fast lane with a tyre blowout. She looked terrified as the traffic began to back up and during the vehicles’ recovery. So I couldn’t help but think that if she had runflat tyres, she might have been able to limp the car off the highway and home. at 50 MPH. To put it simply, these Runflat Tyres Are-Safer and get drivers home safely.

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MOT Closure Killer Blow-MOT extension will have “huge impact” on independent garages, warns IGA

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MOT Closure Killer Blow

Having your car MOT on time is important for several reasons:

  1. Safety: The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets the minimum safety standards required by law. This includes checking the brakes, tyres , suspension, and other important systems. If any of these systems are not working properly, it could be dangerous to drive your car.
  2. Legal requirements: In most countries, it is a legal requirement to have your car MOT done at regular intervals. This helps to ensure that all vehicles on the road are safe and roadworthy. If you do not have a valid MOT certificate, you could be fined or even banned from driving.
  3. Financial benefits: A well-maintained vehicle is likely to be more fuel efficient and have a longer lifespan than one that is not well-maintained. By having your car MOT done on time, you can help to ensure that it remains in good condition and save money on repairs in the long run.
  4. Environmental benefits: A vehicle that is in good working order is likely to emit fewer harmful gases and pollutants than one that is not. By ensuring that your car is MOT carried out on time, you can help to reduce your carbon footprint and protect the environment.

There is no doubt that the Governments latest attack on the Coronavirus

Thus and will make it very difficult for some small independent garages to remain open!  MOT Tests are the life blood of most garage enterprises since they were introduced in 1960.

Garages have evolved around the testing system. because they are required by law and we have to follow strict rules and laws about how to keep vehicles safe. Of course, having to enable us to work everything else around the MOT system. In my opinion, the government has just blown all our hard work in front of our faces.

From the first of April then all car and van tests will be extended for a six month period. In my opinion this is just a kick in the teeth to the safety of your vehicle.

I do only hope that no one has an accident due to the failure of something that would have been pickup up on the MOT test. I think this is a thoughtless act by yet another member of government that does not know what they are doing.

The attached article about MOT Closure Killer Blow is well worth a read ?

Eric Roberts

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The Independent Garage Association (IGA) is raising concerns to the government about the huge impact of extending MOT Closure Killer Blow. Whilst supporting the government’s measures to control the spread of the coronavirus, the IGA does

Source: MOT extension will have “huge impact” on independent garages, warns IGA – Garagewire

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Kia Clutch Failure-After examining the car needed a Duel-Mass Flywheel

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6 Reasons your Kia clutch could be failing

  1. Wear and tear: Over time, the clutch can wear out and become less effective. This is especially true if the clutch has been subjected to heavy use or has not been properly maintained.
  2. Improper use: Riding the clutch or using it improperly can cause it to wear out more quickly.
  3. Lack of lubrication: If the clutch master cylinder is not properly topped up, it can cause the components to wear out more quickly.
  4. Poor maintenance: Neglecting to properly maintain the clutch, such as not replacing the clutch fluid or not checking the clutch for wear and tear, can cause it to fail.
  5. Damaged components: If any of the components of the clutch system are damaged, it can cause the clutch to fail. This can include the clutch pedal, the clutch cable, or the clutch plate.
  6. Faulty installation: If the clutch was not installed correctly, it can cause it to fail. This could be due to using the wrong parts, not properly aligning the components, or not torqueing the bolts to the correct specification.

These days a clutch is not that simple

During any normal working week. We may get price inquiries for customers. Especially, with a Clutch Repair Estimates for their car. Some of our customers are just wanting a price from us so that they know

what to budget for. Hence, I and other people are shopping around for the best price.

As a business, we find it difficult to pitch the correct price. because a Kia clutch failure is not the same as, say, pricing a tyre. The prices can vary a great deal. between the different qualities that garages use. We know that we could get reconditioned clutches for most car models.

But we prefer to use the best-quality clutches available. because many of the original equipment clutches are LUK clutches . Therefore, we prefer to use them. As it happens, if we cannot get LUK, then we go for original equipment clutches. In the long run, we find that to be true. We never get any comebacks with the better products. Therefore, we certainly do not want to have to do a clutch job twice. because of a faulty product. Life’s too hard as it is.

Also, we are finding that a lot of modern cars are now fitted with dual-mass flywheels; these were invented by LUK in coordination with BMW in Germany because the diesel cars were very jumpy when changing gear and BMW wanted a smoother gear change.

Clutch Failure

So this system of different springs on a separate flywheel that fitted between the original flywheel and the clutch plate was invented. Many of the other leading car makers have now taken this option up, but it means much higher repair bills for consumers when their Kia clutch failure happens, because usually the duel-mass flywheel goes as well, but we don’t know until we have stripped the car down to the clutch. A case in point is a job that we just did on a Kia. The total job cost well over a thousand pounds after seven hours, whereas an older conventional clutch would have cost around £280.

This is the reason why it is difficult to give an exact figure when pricing a clutch for a customer.

Please click on to the link bellow for more clutch information

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Bald Tyres-and Rain Soaked Roads = AQUAPLANING

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Bald Tyres-Change your tyres at 3 mm to avoid aquaplaning

As we all know, then this has been one of the wettest days of the year here in the UK. I say this because when I was driving along the M62 motorway I noticed that many parts of the motorway were flooded and had large areas of standing water. On all the carriageways. This meant one thing to me “AQUAPLANING”.

Unfortunately, we know in the tyre industry. That many motorists are putting off buying new replacement tyres. All our sales figures are down. So the mixture of bald tyres on these very wet roads is a disaster waiting to happen. As I am writing this blog some motorists will be experiencing aquaplaning when driving along the motorway at speed with no tread left on their tyres, as I say this is a disaster waithttps://www.pellonautocentre.com/tyre-wear/ing to happen and it will happen, “mark my word”

What is aquaplaning on Bald Tyres ?

Of course, aquaplaning is a word that became synonymous with a Goodyear Tyres advert in the 1970s. Now becoming a very important word. Because of our changing climate and faster roads with increasing traffic numbers. Aquaplaning, means that your wheel loses contact with road surface. In affect, due to a thin layer of water between the tyre and the road surface.

The driver loses control of his car very often causing an accident. Certainly, a good tyre with more than 3 mm of remaining tread. Of course, will push the water away as the car drives through the water at speed.  Giving good grip and safer driving  conditions. All the leading  manufacturers design their tyres with aquaplaning (Driving in Wet Weather) as one of the main aspects of design.

Michelin  have even developed a system called “the anti-surf system” to enable their products to give maximum grip when going through areas of static water on the roads, this system is built into the Michelin Pilot sports 3. This tyre has also got added shoulder design to help push the water away and help delay the onset of aquaplaning.

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How Brake Pads Work-Understand What your BRAKE PADS Do

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Here at Pellon Autocentre, we use top-quality brake parts. because it gives us peace of mind that we are fitting a top-class product. knowing that our customers won’t have problems with their new brake pads.

Your brake pads are one of the most important parts of your car’s braking system. because they are the component that makes contact with the discs. applying pressure and friction to your car’s brake discs. Of course, this is the pressure and friction that are applied to the brake discs.

slowing and stopping your vehicle. Once your brakes are applied, The pressure from the master cylinder now prevents the wheels from turning and your vehicle from moving. The role of brake pads in how cars work is really very simple, but the construction of the brake pads is not.

Did you know that Brake pads were once made out of asbestos !

So, asbestos was used to for How Brake Pads Work. Particularly when I was a young apprentice mechanic. but because of the cancer-causing materials in the pads. Urgently, then, new compounds had to be developed. Nowadays, brake pads are made from a mixture of different compounds. including metallic shavings and non-metallic, organic materials. Depending on the manufacturer’s own compound mixes.

The brake pads are compressed onto your brake discs when you press the brake pedal. The discs are fitted directly to the wheel hubs and the axle; on applying the brake pads, friction is forced upon the disc, causing the wheels to slow and then stop depending on the pressure applied to the pedal. The discs work in unison with the brake pads in order to stop your vehicle.

When will I need new brake pads or discs?

There are many different warning signs that your vehicle will give you before your brakes reach the point of potential failure or extensive repair. The first thing to say is that you should always have your car regularly serviced, including the braking system. This will stop problems before they occur.

Here’s some other things that you should look out for.

Watch out for your brake warning light coming on when you are driving?

Check or have your garage check your brake fluid level?
Do you hear a grinding sound or a squealing sound when you apply the brake pedal?
Any feeling of a vibration or some sponginess in the brake pedal when it is pressed?
Does your vehicle steer or pull to one side when you apply your brakes?

All these symptoms are the most common signs of a potential brake system hazard! problems, and they should be looked at immediately. Of course, they have the potential to cause a lethal accident. Brakes are there to stop your car, and they should not be treated lightly. In a word, if you have them inspected at regular intervals, you will reduce the chances of future safety problems.

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Exhaust Systems Explained-What does your Car Exhaust System (Muffler) DO ?

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 Exhaust Systems Explained

To most of our customers, the exhaust system is just something that hangs underneath their car, and when it breaks, it makes a loud noise and costs a lot of money to replace. Well, the second part is true; they do now cost a lot of money to replace, especially if you include the catalytic converter in the price.

The first thing that your exhaust does is transfer the gases produced by your engine from the front of the car (the engine) to the rear of the car, expelling the gases into the atmosphere. Before the days of emission testing, the gases were a major polluter, but thanks to new car technology, cars now emit far fewer toxic gases than they used to.

The exhaust system usually comprises of three or four different parts depending on the model and engine size of the car.

They start at the front of the car with the catalytic converter, which is connected via a normal piece of pipe to one or two silencer boxes and sometimes a piece of chrome pipe to add a finishing touch as the exhaust system leaves the underneath of your car. The catalytic converter reduces the amount of CO2 gases that exit the engine by filtering them through microporous ceramic honeycomb structures, and the emissions are monitored by lambda sensors that are screwed into the converter and send messages to the on-board computer that is standard in all modern cars.

The rest of the exhaust is pretty simple in comparison to the cat. The exhaust system boxes are filled with a fibreglass-type material that quiets the sound made by the engine. In the USA, these are called “mufflers” because, simply put, they muffle or quieten the sound as it enters the box. Exhaust systems are probably one of the few things that differ in quality. A cheap exhaust system will probably only last for about 18 months, but a much better system, say one that is made by a company called “Bosal” will last up to four times, because of the superior quality of the metals used in the making of the parts.

What can go wrong with your exhaust system? 

 

well, starting at the front. So a big problem is the gasket that bolts your exhaust system to the engine. This gasket can become worn and deteriorate. because of the high temperature emitted by the engine. When this happens, the noise will be deafening! However, they are usually simple to repair. The next problem is just common old rust.

The complete car Exhaust system is attacked by rust. Hence, from the day that the car hits the road Also to add to this is salt. Especially in the UK, where we use a lot of it during the winter. Eventually, the rust will attack the most vulnerable parts of the exhaust, and a piece will fall off. A stainless steel exhaust system is the only cure for this problem. However, they cost two or three times the price of mild steel systems in the first place. So they are not always a viable alternative. For a free, no-obligation quote on a catalytic converter or exhaust system, check out our web site if you have catalytic converter problems.

Exhaust Systems Explained; A modern diesel exhaust system come s with a diesel particulate filter DPF 

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Car Brake Warning Lights-Dashboard Warning Lights can scare you to death?

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Car Brake Warning Lights

Of course, almost all the modern cars today have a massive bank of warning lights. Including your Car Brake Warning Lights. Naturally, on the dash when you switch your ignition on to start your car. So, as the engine begins to pick up after a few seconds the dashboard  lights should have cleared. Modern technology and on-board computers have enabled car manufacturers. Hence, to connect almost every part of the modern car to some kind of warning lights.

This is for increased fuel efficiency and to enhance the car’s safety. Consequently, the car dash looks more like an airplane’s cockpit these days. Thankfully we have clever mechanics with computer soft-wear. At the same time, that can diagnose what these problems are should they arise. We at Pellon Auto-centre use a car diagnostic computer made by SUN Systems . So finding that it is a great machine for sorting out the light problems and resetting the  lights. Of course while  telling us what the underlying problem may be.

 Brake warning lights

Car Brake Warning Lights symbols look the same for most car models. But yours could be slightly different. Its purpose is to tell you that something is wrong with the braking system somewhere on the car. With this in mind, if this light comes on, check your owner’s manual to find out its meaning. So, as I say some cars have a different meaning. It could be used for many purposes. For example, the same light may be used to show that the hand-brake is left on. If that’s the case and you’re still driving, you would notice the smell of burning brake pads. The light can also indicate that the fluid in your brake master cylinder is getting low. Each manufacturer has a different use and standard for this light. In all cases if the light remains on you should take the car at once to your local auto centre and have the brakes checked out. For further information click the link bellow.


ABS Car Brake Warning Lights

Not all cars have ABS braking systems but they are becoming more common as the new cars are starting to come out. If you car has an ABS braking system, you will have a second type of warning light (as shown in the picture). If you see this light on you should seek immediate help from your garage or Auto-centre. This light is controlled by a computer and means that the computer has picked up a problem with the braking system. It could just be a simple thing such as dirty contacts on your braking components and sensors, or it could be that your ABS unit needs replacing, either way if this light comes on please take notice and have your car checked out as soon as possible. The may stay on, flash or blink but whatever it does seek attention, you may end up with no brakes at all.

Importantly as well as your brake warning lights, dont drive the car if the ENGINE WARNING LIGHTS happen to come on!

 

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Independent Garage Car Servicing-Keeping the cost down by going for Menu Servicing

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Independent Garage Car Servicing avoids bigger bills later

Your car needs to undergo a regular check up to avoid future repairs. With the correct car servicing and maintenance, your car will last for several years longer.

When buying a brand new car, most car companies have car servicing special offers included with the car warranty. This is not always a good idea, you can take your car to the garage that you trust for your Car Servicing without it affecting your warranty. But you need to follow the car servicing maintenance schedule according to the service book, if this is not kept up to date your warranty will become void. You should not take for granted the care of your car. Us humans need a regular check up to the doctors while cars need regular servicing and check-ups from your local independent garage.

Unless you really cannot afford to pay for car servicing never do the car maintenance by yourself unless it is a minor maintenance and you have had some experience with cars. But if you have no experience at all, don’t risk ruining your car and just go to the nearest independent Car Servicing centre. Listed below are some maintenance procedures you should consider for taking care of your cars:

Some car servicing things to check regularly.

Regular Car Service – It is important that you follow the car service manual according to the exact mileage or time period. Try not to miss a service.

• Correct Oil Change of Engines – Oil change should be done once a year especially diesel engined cars. Changing your oil regularly ensures a long life for your engine using the correct oil.

• Check Fluid Levels – It is something that the car owner could do, but if you are not sure what to do your local Unipart service centre will do the checks for you. The essential fluids such as coolant fluid, Brake fluids, battery fluid, and transmission fluid should be checked and maintained on a regular basis, not forgetting your tyres.?

• Check your Tyres – Check the tyre pressure and look around your tyres for signs of cracking or any lumps or bumps, once again if you are in doubt ask the experts, they will be glad to help.

• Car Body Maintenance – You should also maintain the looks of your car. Check the minor parts such as side mirrors, headlights, bumper, doors, seats, and other parts of the car.

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Continental Tyres Winners- A Popular Choice for many motorists

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Continental Tyres Winners

6 Reasons to buy Continental tyres

  1. Quality: Continental tyres are known for their high quality and durability. They are engineered to provide excellent traction, handling, and performance in a variety of driving conditions.
  2. Safety: Continental tyres are designed with safety in mind. They have been tested extensively and have received top ratings from independent organizations such as Consumer Reports and the Tyre Rack.
  3. Comfort: Continental tyres are designed to provide a smooth, comfortable ride. They are engineered to minimize road noise and vibrations, which can make driving more enjoyable.
  4. Fuel efficiency: Continental tyres are designed to be fuel efficient, which can help save you money on gas.
  5. Selection: Continental offers a wide range of tyre types and sizes to choose from, so you can find the perfect tyres for your vehicle.
  6. Warranty: Continental offers a variety of tyre warranties, including a 30-day test drive and a mileage warranty, to ensure that you get the best value for your money. Importantly these warranties do not apply to the United Kingdom tyre market. Individual tyre retailers offer their own warranty systems.

Continental Tyres Winners; Many motorists decide that they would like to fit Continental tyres on to their vehicles.

Many motorists decide that they would like to fit Continental tyres on to their vehicles. These tyres are a popular choice for those who live in the wetter areas of the UK. This is because this is just one of the many good points that we bestow on the brand of tyre made by Continental that is fitted to their vehicles, as it has been proven to perform well in these weather conditions.

A large number of accidents have resulted in personal injury. That is what happens when the roads are extremely wet and slick. You’ll also find that road accidents are twice as likely to happen. Of course, on wet roads as well. including another important factor ! Not to mention that the majority of these vehicles will be running on bald tyres.

because of these accidents. Drivers tend to go for tyres that will keep them as safe as possible. especially during the bad weather. So, helping them to minimise the risk of being involved in an accident It’s so important to make sure that you’re taking extra care. especially when driving in bad conditions. finding that many people on the roads are driving. Consequently, without the correct tyres fitted to their vehicle.

Most people tend to think that the reason why driving in wet conditions

So, this causes accidents. because of the spray and the loss of visibility. The main danger, of course, is the risk of aquaplaning (Continental tyres are excellent wet weather tyres). The cause of aquaplaning is a layer of water that forms between the tyre and the road, which then reduces your tyre’s grip and means that contact is lost with the road. The car could then go out of control, causing an accident.

The way that Continental Tyres  have been designed Of course, she makes sure that they perform to their best ability. Most importantly, when the weather outside is very wet, The purpose of tyres is to disperse as much water away from the road as possible . So,  by using centre drainage channels and having many water dispersing “sipes,” they will successfully increase the grip on the wet road. Aquaplaning is minimal and significantly reduced when using this brand.

It’s still worth remembering, though, that your Continental tyres must be in good condition with a good tread area, a bald tyre, whatever the make, will be dangerous on all road conditions.

Do not forget that the UK is traditionally a very wet country and also treats road safety as very important, and although Continentals  are an excellent brand, any new tyre will be a thousand times better in all driving conditions than a “bald” tyre. It is most important at all times of the year to have your tyres checked at regular intervals and always invest in a good make of tyres such as Continental tyres.