All Car Servicing

All Car Servicing

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and all Car Servicing business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with Car Servicing and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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Independent Car Care Centre Halifax West Yorkshire

Independent Car Care Centre

This year 2020 at Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre will be our 37th year in business. To celebrate we are holding a huge party for our customers and suppliers. Consequently, who have supported us over the past years. In that time we have tried any many different trade associations to better us and the customer experience, by offering different things that would improve their experience when visiting our garage for tyres servicing or indeed general repairs.

The two organizations that we are currently associated with are the best that I have had the pleasure to deal with.

5 years of care

We have been an Independent now for five years and have benefited our customers with the service that they offer. They consist of a blend of normal type garages, fast fit centres and other motoring organizations and are the largest network in the country (UK).

Because we are all independent garages we probably carry out car servicing in slightly different ways, but we all work in the same ethical way offering our customers a top quality service with genuine monetary savings, that we must adhere to as part of an independent quality car care centre.

We use top quality service schedules price list that are available online.

The price list says 2012, but we are sticking to these prices for the near future. On some car models we will use the Autodata car servicing manual to give us the exact requirements for the customers car’s needs. Just to mention it , we do have the computer equipment to correct and re-set any of the cars service lights when the service is completed.

Original Equipment Quality Parts.

Another bonus for our customers is that we use 90% of quality sourced parts to use on our customers cars. This ensures that we fit real quality parts when we carry out a service or repairs to our customers cars .We have to ensure the best parts because all our customers are covered by a  12 months parts a labor guarantee, which is applicable all over the mainland UK.

So if you are going on holiday. Say to Brighton from Halifax and you had a problem with some work that we carried out. Then you could take the car to the nearest Car Care Centre depot and the problem would be sorted out for you to carry on with your holiday, a great bonus for all the customers.

The second great organization that I have joined has been Point-S !

Operating an online tyre pricing system to compete with the other independent online tyre retailers. However, the difference is that the pricing system is to help us local businesses. So, compete with the huge national tyre retailers such as Kwikfit . When you buy a tyre through our www.pellontyres.co.uk buying system. So then the sale comes to us at local level. We are then contacted by the customer who arranges a date for the tyres to be fitted. This is a great system for a popular local tyre centre to compete with the big companies. Confidently, it also means that our customers have a choice from where they can buy from. Of course, knowing that if they have a problem in the future. Then they can still rely on our great service and guarantee system.

Both these partners to our business have helped us compete in this ever changing computer internet driven world many thanks.

Many Different Oils

“Car Servicing and Repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre – Your Trusted Local Garage in Halifax, UK”

Car Servicing and Repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre

Car Servicing and Repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre

 Hello, dear readers! It’s time to rev up your engines and dive into the world of car servicing and repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre right here in Halifax, UK. If you’ve been cruising around town and wondering where to find a reliable garage, look no further because we’ve got you covered!

 You might be surprised to know that there are still many motorists out there who are unaware of the top-notch car services and repairs we offer at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre. So, allow me, Eric Roberts, the proud owner of this establishment, to shed some light on what makes us the go-to destination for all your automotive needs.

A Wealth of Experience in the Motor Trade

First things first, let me introduce myself. I’m Eric Roberts, and I’ve been immersed in the motor trade for many, many years. I’ve seen the evolution of cars, from classic beauties to cutting-edge vehicles, and I’ve dedicated my career to understanding every nook and cranny of these mechanical marvels.

My staff and I have a passion for cars, and my commitment to providing top-notch service has been the driving force behind Pellon Tyre and Autocentre’s success. I understand that your vehicle is not just a mode of transportation;

It’s a part of your daily life, and you rely on it for countless journeys. That’s why I’ve assembled a team of skilled technicians who share my dedication to ensuring your car runs like a dream. Comprehensive Car Servicing and Repairs Now, let’s talk about what sets us apart when it comes to car servicing and repairs.

At Pellon Tyre and Autocentre, we offer a comprehensive range of services

Of course, that caters to all makes and models of cars. Whether you drive a classic British gem or a modern marvel, our skilled team has the expertise to handle it with care. Our services include:

Routine Servicing: Car Servicing and Repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre

 Keep your car in tip-top condition with our regular servicing. We’ll check all the vital components, change the oil, and make sure everything is running smoothly.

 Repairs:

From minor fixes to major overhauls, our technicians are equipped to handle all sorts of repairs. Whether it’s a squeaky brake, a mysterious engine issue, or a troublesome gearbox, we’ve got you covered.

 Tyres and Brakes:

We specialise in tyres, including all types of “winter tyres and brakes. Whether it’s time for a tyre change, wheel alignment, or brake pad replacement, we’ve got the best products and experts to ensure your safety on the road. I highly recommend Falken Tyres for a great-quality tyre at a reasonable price.

 Exhausts and Batteries: Car Servicing and Repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre

 Since we’re also in the battery business, you can trust us to provide quality batteries if you ever need a replacement. We’re well aware of the importance of a healthy battery for keeping your car running smoothly. A Local Touch with a Dash of History Living and working in Halifax, we understand the importance of local connections. It’s not just about servicing cars;

 It’s about being part of a community.

 Halifax has a rich history, from its stunning architecture to its vibrant culture, and we’re proud to be a part of it. So, when you bring your car to Pellon Tyre and Autocentre, you’re not just getting excellent service; you’re supporting a local business that’s deeply rooted in the fabric of Halifax.

 In conclusion, if you’re a motorist in Halifax, UK,

 and you haven’t experienced the exceptional car servicing and repairs at Pellon Tyre and Autocentre, it’s time to give us a try. With my years of experience, a dedicated team of technicians, and a commitment to serving our local community, we’re here to keep your car running smoothly and safely.

Don’t let car troubles slow you down; visit us today and experience the difference! Thank you for taking the time to read about our garage, and I look forward to welcoming you to Pellon Tyre and Autocentre soon.

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Car Service Tips For the First Time Drivers

car service advice for the young drivers

Having a Car service has always been seen as a big expense to the average motorist and certainly is for the young first time motorists. Most cars will need an annual major service, and in my opinion for the driver on average mileage should have one or even two smaller engine services.

This (the smaller engine service) usually means the oil and filter changed and the rest of the cars fluid levels topped up. It is also a great idea (if you can afford) for cars over three years old told to have the main service carried out at the same time as the cars MOT test. Your garage will probably advice you to have the MOT test carried out before the service, this is always best practice and is recommended by the Ministry of Transport as the correct procedure to follow.

 It also gives you control of your spending budget. Indeed what you should do is instruct the Car Garage to inform you of any failures that the test may throw up. You must also ask your garage to give you an estimate of the cost of repairs to your car to get it through the test.

Many customers of garages do this! Because if the cost of your repairs are high, you may not be able to afford to have the car serviced, indeed you can then cancel the service for a later date, when you can afford to have the service carried. The best practice though is to have the test and the car service carried out in the same day. This will ensure that your car will be in the best condition for your summer holidays or the possible harsh winter ahead.

Most good garages and auto centres carry out a car service  to a high standard.

hey will carry out menu services according to the manufactures advice. Indeed many garages and auto centres use a service menu specific to your car. Thus, by typing your registration number in to an automotive computer such as “Autodata”. Complete with software that will print out the exact Car service menu. of course which is for your make and model of your car.

Another good piece of advice

The usual way to find a good garage is by word of mouth by friends or relations.

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Car Brakes-Entering the FRICTION ZONE — Older vehicle PARC sees increase in Car brakes sales

Entering the FRICTION ZONE — Aging vehicle parc ripe for car brakes sales Car Brakes-Entering the FRICTION ZONE

Tire Business

“Where before when a vehicle reached 10 years or 11 years, consumers were thinking of selling it, now they’re thinking of, ‘How can I keep my car going?

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

This is a very in depth articles about car brakes

Un-reasonably,  car brakes are very often taken for granted. So, in other words car owners will just pull into your garage and leave their car. Because there is a banging or rattling noise coming from the front of the car.

This is usually a good indication that the brakes have failed, or are failing ! But brake jobs do follow a pattern.

The spring time is usually the time for our customers car brakes to start going wrong . So, and needing repairing. Of course, in my opinion I think that it is because that drivers use their  brakes. Of course, much more in the winter months and therefore the brake pads and discs .

Drivers almost always wait until the last minute to have them repaired and consequently cause more damage to the brakes.

For example a simple job like a set of brake pads replacing may turn out to be more complicated and end up the car needing new discs, or a seized up brake caliper.

This will result in a larger garage invoice for the customer. The secret is to get a free brake check at your local garage. most garages here in the UK will give a car a free brake check and give the customer a quote for the required work. We are members of the Independent Car Care Centres who also offer a nationwide guarantee throughout the UK and a free brake check on all makes and models of cars.

All this culminates as a good time of year for doing brake work, especially the many older cars that our customers are now hanging on to longer and having them repaired instead of replaced.

See on www.tirebusiness.com

Revolutionise Your Tyre Shopping Experience

BMW MINI TYRES- 3 Millionth Engine built in the UK.

BMW MINI TYRES

BMW MINI TYRES; Three million BMW Mini engines built in Hams Hall Birmingham UK

 Of course, the success story for the BMW Mini just goes on and on. Hence, you have only to look on our roads. Thus, to see how many of these excellent cars are on our roads. Consequently, the factory

where the BMW Mini is made. Is the first plant to be built outside of Germany. Of course, and is a compliment to all the people in Birmingham. Hence, with its great tradition of building good quality cars. Naturally, by a good quality workforce.

The factory that builds the BMW Mini is about 800 strong. Of course, and is expected to increase in size in the near future.

Last year (2011) . The British factory produced around 1.3 million new cars. This is expected to rise in 2012. This is a fantastic result. Therefore, it is anticipated that the UK car market. Thanks to the BMW Mini Coupe, will be a net exporter of cars for the first time since 1976 a great achievement for the British car market and their workers.

 

 

 

 

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Good Windscreen Wipers Important-Clean windscreen and good windscreen wipers ensures safer driving.

Good Windscreen Wipers Important

Good Windscreen Wipers Important

So when our wipers fail then we all know what a nightmare it can be. Especially, combining when driving your car in to the winter sun with a dirty windscreen. I am sure that it happens to us all at one time or another. Of course we all know that the answer is ? Make sure you clean your windshield. Including, all other windows regularly and before any kind of journey.

Naturally this will prevent dirt and grime building up. Making it impossible to see. Because, your window wipers just spread the dirt and grime across your windshield. Possibly, causing obscurity and restricting your view.

Winter time brings added problems when it comes to a clean safe vision. Washer jets often freeze up in winter time. It is important for safeties sake to make sure that your washer jets are clear of any dirt or frost. Hence before setting off on your journey. Jets that be accessed can be cleared of dirt or frost by using a safety pin to clear the hole that the washer fluid comes out of.

Good Windscreen Wipers Important-make sure wiper jets are not blocked?

Some models of cars allow you to adjust the angle which the solution is fired at the windscreen (adjustable jets) So after you have cleared the washers ensure they are at an angle that will get the best overall spray coverage. This is specially important when driving at high speeds on the motorway. We have all been sprayed by other motorists with their spray jets set at the wrong angle.

My advice is to try and aim the jets near the lower central area of your windshield. So that even at high speeds your windshield will get necessary cover. Very often drivers spray every other car but their own?

Ice scrappers are always a handy tool to carry in your glove compartment. This will ensure that you will be able to safely scrape all the ice and snow from your windscreen. A good recommendation is an old credit card. In fact I have used this method myself when caught out away from home in ice and snow.

As well as scraping any snow and ice off of your windows. So, you need to make sure your washer fluid doesn’t freeze on you or worse still run out. In colder weather we have all seen how the  salt on the UK roads mixes with the rain, ice or snow. When this mixture dries, salty deposits can build up on your windscreen and obstruct your view. When your washer bottle freezes or runs out of fluid then you visibility reduces to nothing.

Good Windscreen Wipers Important-Add the correct amount of antifreeze to your washer bottle?

As a result, make sure before any journey you have a full tank of washer fluid and a suitable amount of antifreeze or solution is used. If you are not sure what to do then your local garage would be only too pleased to help you out. If it is a prolonged winter then very often you will not use water at all and just pour the concentrated solution into your washer tank instead.

As I have said earlier in the article, driving in the winter can be made particularly difficult. Especially, due to the low position of the winter sun in the sky. Often dazzling drivers. So you should take care to wear sunglasses (even in winter) pulling  down your sun visor whenever it is required.

Of course drivers should take extra care when driving into the winter sun. Even with a clean spotless screen. Be especially aware of any sudden braking or pedestrians. When the sun is low which is often during the time of day people are driving to or from work.

Good Windscreen Wipers Important-Check before winter arrives

We have all seen drivers struggling to see through dirty windscreen. There is no excuse for it. In fact it is against the law here in the UK. Before winter approaches, I would recommend fitting new wiper blades. If you cant afford new ones then there are simply things you can do using household products. There are several things to use according to the “Tips Bulletin online magazine” Including a simple cup of water mixed with vinegar.

Of course a regular pre winter service on your car would ensure that your wipers and washer tank levels were topped up the correct levels. Ensuring a good start to the winter safety and driving season.

Engine oils Price Hike!

Engine oils Price Hike!

Engine oils Price Hike!

So, a few days of the week then I go into my office/reception in my Halifax garage. Nowadays, I don’t do very much. Mainly keeping an eye on the phones and chatting to my staff. Most of my staff are young and we can have a laugh and a joke.

I also listen into conversations and many a time can pick up some knowledge to use in my blogs. Last week was no exception. So, the conversation turned into the massive increase in the price of oil used in car servicing.

In the old days most cars would use the same engine oil. As a young mechanic then I can remember putting the “Castrol GTX oil” in almost every car engine requiring an oils change in the service schedule.

Now, when it comes to using the right type of engine oil, you need to consider several important things. In this article, we have discussed 5 important things that can indeed help you go for the right type of oil for your car engine. This is for the DIY motorist of course. We will look online to see what any particular cars oil choice should be.

Because of environmental policies, then car manufacturers have had to develop different types of oils to work in different cars. Now many of the oils made are synthetic oils and manmade. It is important therefore that you are choosing the right type of oil. Or you can have a negative impact on the performance of your car. Possibly blowing up the engine altogether.

Importantly, apart from this, it can also reduce the life of the engine or even ruin the engine altogether.

Therefore, it is extremely important to always use the right type of oil. Read on to find out more. Here at Pellon Auto Centre we only use the most up to date information from a leading automotive information website.

  1. Car series and manufacturer

So, if you are looking up the oil recommendations for your car, you should make and model of your car. Because we are professionals then we are able to enter the cars registration number to get a more accurate specification of the oil we should be using.

  1. Driving environment

You should also consider your driving environment when making a choice. For instance, you may have a hot or cold climate. Similarly, road conditions may vary. You may have to drive on paved or unpaved roads on a regular basis.

Based on these factors, your car engine will have to tolerate different levels of strain. If you drive on unpaved roads, you will have to change engine oil more frequently. Some types of oils are designed to reduce the strain on your engine.

  1. Engine oils Price Hike-Types of oil

After you have considered the make and model of your car engine, you can go for either a mineral or synthetic oil. Each type has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. For example, synthetic oils cost more money but may last longer.

  1. Viscosity grade

If you compare different products, you will find different codes and letters written on the labels. However it is becoming more and more complicated for the regular DIY and more expensive.

Engine oils Price Hike
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Different grades and viscosity-  Engine oils Price Hike             

These numbers tell you about the viscosity grade and the resistance of the oil to flow. Now, this is an extremely important factor to consider after driving and climate conditions.

The letter “W” refers to winter. In other words, it tells you how the oil will perform in cold weather. The second number tells you about the flow of the oil at normal operating temperatures.

Normally, low viscosity oils are thinner and provide greater protection for your engine in cold weather. On the other hand, high viscosity oils offer greater protection in hot weather. Therefore, it is important to get familiar with the viscosity grade of the oil before making your purchase.

Shock of rising engine oil pricing-Engine oils Price Hike

The shock came when I was told about the massive rise in costs with the Engine oils Price Hike, we use to service your cars and vans. Not too long back, we could buy barrel of oils for £95 if say we bought four barrels. Now the price has shot up to £450 a barrel.

How silly is this!

The most popular oil we buy in barrels is the 5W30 oil. The other variations are bought in smaller quantity plastic barrels, for storing convenience. After the price shock I decide to have a shop round for the best price.

So, now we buy our oils form a local company who started in oil back in the 1800,s when oil was used in the great textile mills of West Yorkshire. Then known as “Squire Radcliffe’s” and now use the name of “SARS Lubricants” Ltd. With nearly 200 years’ experience in oil quality. I have recently heard that there is yet another Engine oils Price Hike, in the offering! Oil producing Arab countries are lining up with Russia against the Wests climate change programme. So, depleting the amount of oil they will have to buy.

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Air Filters-How they Work-Chevy High Performance Magazine

Air Filters

How Air Filters Work

Chevy High Performance Magazine

For performance air filter manufacturers like Air aid, determining the ideal filter design for each vehicle application is a balancing act between optimal flow and packaging constraints.

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

What do CAR AIR FILTERS DO?

So, as we all know, All filters are very important parts of your cars performance system. They help your engine breathe easily by filtering out the dirt and dust that enters your car engine. The car engine sucks in tremendous amounts of air. Importantly, this air must be perfectly clean.

It is amazing what the engine will suck in. Especially, in summer time! Of course, it sucks in millions of insects and dust particles. Including, in autumn and winter! So, apart from dirt and grime, the engine sucks in leaves. Even water from the winter rains. All these things can end up in the engine compartment and eventually would be sucked into the inlet ports. But your air filter stops all this happening.

The cabin filter is most often encased in a plastic holder, or older cars could be made of metal. This casing is a secondary filter safeguard and is sometimes they are shaped like kitchen pans, with the air intake looking like the pan handle, but the more modern cars have them shaped to fit in with the engine compartment. The plastic box has its own filter slits which helps trap larger objects such as leaves.

Air Filters

It is therefore very important to have your car serviced at regular intervals and to make sure that the garage changes the oil and other filters by asking them to see the old ones when you pick the car up. If you do not change the air filter it will slowly clog up with dirt and starve your engine from oxygen.

This will hamper the performance of your car. The biggest problem is in Fuel-injected cars, because a dirty oil filter will hamper the performance of your car. It is great when a customer has just had his car serviced and notices the difference in the cars performance, this is usually because of the new air and oil filters.

Of course all  filters are manufactured by many different companies, but here in Halifax UK we use quality replacement filters on all models.