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Frightening to think about what is going to happen when the new idea “Smart Motorways” take off! Many people don’t yet know this, but the new idea is this; when you use the new Smart Motorway and your vehicle develops a fault that causes your vehicle to loose power and stops running.

Consequently, you the driver is then expected to slow down to a stop in whichever lane you are in. Accordingly, you will not be required to try and move over to the hard shoulder. So, it will not be there anymore, you simply stop in whichever lane your vehicle breaks down in.

MICHELIN-UNIROYAL TYRES – Self Repairing Tyres from these tyre companies

MICHELIN-UNIROYAL TYRES


Never forget that you’re unique, just like everyone else.

MICHELIN-UNIROYAL TYRES; introduce the Worlds first tyre that repairs itself.

MICHELIN-UNIROYAL TYRES

The total commitment to motorsport has enabled the French tyre company to come up with new ideas and safer products.

This tyre is lined with a  special tread compound.Thus, that can repair a minor penetration of the tyres. Of course within a minute of the object entering the tyre. The tyre is in fact sealed instantly.Naturally, with the minimum loss of the air pressure inside the tyre.

The tyre itself does not loose any of the great benefits. As expected, the new tyre does not have any negative affects. hence such as low mileage caused by the new compound.

MICHELIN-UNIROYAL TYRES

Michelin tyres cross section

Michelin tyres also bring up a good point. Naturally, about this new tyre being environmentally friendly. So they also bring up the point that the new tyre will not have to be replaced. Thus, when a minor puncture occurs. Hence, saving the necessity to buy a new tyre. I am a bit skeptical about this point , but I may be proven wrong in time as Michelin are a great tyre and would not try things out without many months of testing the new product. The giant French tyre company have recently brought out another great product called the Michelin P ZERO runflat tyre, to add to its safety tyre range along with this self repairing tyre range.

MICHELIN-UNIROYAL TYRES say “this could be a reason for not needing a spare tyre”.

Comments from Michelin tyres say that the most likely market for their new tyre will be in Asia, as this part of the world has more punctures than other parts of the world.Consequently, these tyres are available online at www.pellontyres.co.uk members of Tyresafe.org

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, 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.

 

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Which 4×4 Tyres- Which are the right ones for your vehicle

Which 4×4 Tyres

Which 4x4 Tyres

Ryan flying through the woods on the General Grabber AT 3 tyres

Which 4×4 Tyres?Changing your 4×4 tyres can lead to a whole new experience

Of course, there is probably nothing wrong with the with the ones that are fitted as original equipment to your 4×4 vehicle. So,the companies that make these cars link together with tyre manufacturers. Naturally, in both research and development to create the 4×4 Tyres will suite your vehicle best. The product that they choose will , be of one that gives excellent performance and comfort for  the average 4×4 driver, as the vehicles are sold to a cross-section of the public.

This, however, does not cater for all the different conditions that this type of vehicle is capable of much more complicated tasks. Average class SUV  drivers usually need the car to have mainly on-road tributes, combined with a little off-road driving. His main driving priorities would be the speed with little noise, the same as a standard type car.

Which 4×4 Tyres

For any deviation from the norm, tyre manufacturers have developed their products into 4×4 tyres that give the driver different responses and attributes in the handling and performance of their individual ones. A typical example of this would say the farmer. He would need a vehicle to get him to say the cattle or sheep markets with a relatively high degree of comfort, but at the same time may have to travel over a rough area to attend to an injured animal. In his case, he is going to need much tougher ones than the guy who has an off road vehicle but just nips to the office or takes the kids to school.

It is also worth pointing out that by using experts, you will be able to get comprehensive advice on not only the type of tyre you need but the correct size and weight loading’s, critical things to know about. We have a full team of specialist 4×4 tyre technicians to back us up here at Pellon tyres.

Which 4×4 Tyres We can help you select the best replacement 4×4’s  for your vehicle.

It is, therefore, important to take advice on which replacement; Which 4×4 Tyres will best suite your car. We at Pellon tyres here in Yorkshire. Are part a Nationwide 4×4 group, we can give you this type of advice. Therefore, we sell all 4×4  brands. So that we can provide real open information as to your needs.

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and 4×4 General Tyre industry now for 40 years.

 

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice-Tyre advice for caravan and motorhome drivers.

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice- As we all know, summer is coming to an end. Therefore, this is the time of year that caravan and motorhome owners are heading back from their holidays. I am a regular traveller on the continent, especially France.

In my opinion, this is a good time to check your tyres, Naturally, before you park up for the winter. Albeit many motorhome owners carry on travelling all the year round.Especially, to the most southern tips of Europe. Where the weather is warmer that northern Europe.

Bridgestone tyres are also in the game of warning this category of vehicles about tyre care and fitting the correct tyres for their vehicles. Of course, I mean using the correct load ratings for the weight of their vehicles.

I have recently arrived back in the UK after spending a month in France. Thus, I was amazed at a large number of motorhomes that were still on holiday. The roads are full of them. Hence, this gives me more importance to advise the drivers about better tyre care.

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice

Check the age of your tyres, this tyre was made in the fourteenth week of 2011

The motorhome vehicle market has rocketed in recent years.Therefore, I think it is more important to pass on advice to first time owners of these vehicles.

Firstly I would recommend, that any caravan tyre should be replaced after ten years.This does not matter how good the tyre looks from the outside. Naturally, these tyres are well exposed to the elements.Especially sunlight. Sunrays, cause damage to the tyres, by damaging the carbon black. Carbon black is a natural substance; that is in the original tyre mix.

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice

Caravan and motorhome tyres are affected by the weather. This manifests itself, in the form of cracking and crazy paving. As expected, these cracks will eventually start to get larger.Of course, the cracks pose a danger and safety problem and must be removed and replaced with new tyres.

The next important advice is to check the tyre pressures at regular intervals. Of course, you as the driver must check the pressures according to the correct “load ratings”.

We have all seen caravans and trailers leaning to one side with under-inflated tyres. Under-inflated tyres can and indeed do, end in the driver, losing control of the vehicle. Not a pretty site to see a caravan in piles at the side of the road?

Remember the correct tyre pressures for your vehicle, can be found in your owners manual. Also, make sure that you have valve caps fitted and the valves checked for leaking.

Here at Pellon Tyres, we are members of www.tyresafe.org.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK- An explanation of wheel balancing and how it affects your cars handling

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

One of the most annoying problems for the motorist. Is when you develop a shake on your steering wheel when driving along the motorway. The experience is truly an uncomfortable feeling. Hence, due to the vibration of the steering wheel; Then you have a front wheel balancing problem. Thus, the vibration comes through the whole car when the out of balance comes from rear wheels.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

The out of balance situation gives you a shaky steering wheel affect, and often comes on very gradually at a certain speed say 50mph. You can often drive through this, but your car always seems to be out of balance at the wrong speed say 70mph and the only way to drive through this is to break the speed limit ?. This is most annoying to the driver of the car, but can be remedied by having your wheel balancing checked out at the nearest Auto-centre, or put up the problem when you get home, especially if you’re on the motorway.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK

The most common problem to cause out of balance wheels. Is after you have had new tyres fitted. Once you have had, new tyres fitted. It is possible to lose a balance weight off your wheels.

Balance weights these days are made of alloys and not lead. Because of health and safety factors. Thus, due to lead poisoning. As a result, although for the last 35 years that I have been in the tyre trade. I have never known of any tyre fitter becoming ill or dying. Because of using wheel balancing weights to balance wheels. Accordingly, this is another silly law from the European Union. However, these balance weights are usually stuck on to the wheels by adhesive pads, and therefore, it is possible that a stuck on weight may come off when new tyres are fitted.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK- should be done on a “Special Machine”

In my experience, this is the most common reason for your wheels to be out of balance and if you experience the problem then just go back to where the tyres were fitted and they will be re-balanced for you free of charge.

Wheel Balancing Halifax UK is done on a  special machine that is specifically designed for that job. Make sure that you buy your tyres from a reputable source, such as a modern tyre centre and ask if they are using the correct equipment. Modern cars with large low profile tyres require wheel balancing from the latest machines, indeed out of balanced tyres can cause damage to your car and if this problem occurs as stated earlier then you should re-balance your wheels immediately.

Wheel Balancing Can be carried out by “Our Experts” in Halifax and Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire by www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. They are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Accordingly, they 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. Thus, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for the high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Lexus Tyre Winter Tyres

Lexus Tyre Winter Tyres-Another video from the reputable Lexus car company about Winter Tyres

Lexus Tyre Winter Tyres

Lexus Tyre Winter Tyres

It is now approaching autumn and then winter. I look forward to winter time. As expected, the weather will deteriorate. For this reason, we can all expect the possibility of ice and in some area, the dreaded snow. During the winter months, it’s not just ice and snow that make our roads slippery and difficult to drive on, even cold and damp conditions can make driving a dangerous task.

Winter tyres have been designed and developed to provide a much better grip and safety in all of the inclement weather conditions. This is the main reason why tyre retailers, like ourselves,(Pellon Tyres here in Halifax, UK). Thus, recommend that our customers fit winter tyres. Of course, many of our clients fit winter tyres every November without fail.

I am not the only one that tries to educate the virtues of winters.Because this is an industry wide attempt to make our roads much safer.Especially, in the more extreme winter weather that will be hitting us shortly. Lexus have also joined in. Thus by creating this video. Many drivers are visual, and this also applies to me. I can pick up things much more quickly when I see it on TV or a Video. Hence, I have started to post my blogs, including a video.

I am entirely convinced about the attributes of winter tyres. So are my customers. Therefore, we have had many testimonials from our existing clients. Over the past five years, we have built our winter tyre business, without any expensive advertising. All our sales have come from the word of mouth.Of course from satisfied customers.

In fact, we even have customers who can’t wait for the first snow- fall of the winter. They never get used to the traction, stability and grip. Hence, that their winter tyres give them in the snowy weather.

Join the conversation:
http://blog.lexus.co.uk

560×13 X-ply tyres-Vintage cross ply tyres fitted to these great looking MG cars

Old cars fitted with 560×13 x-ply tyres (takes me back)

560×13 X-ply tyres; On a recent trip to France, I came across some fantastic vintage cars and thought that they would be perfect for one of my blogs.

560x13 X-ply tyres

MG fitted with 560×13 X-ply tyres

The cars were fitted with 560×13 X-ply tyres and reminded me of the time when I was an apprentice mechanic. My first employment as a young mechanic was in a small industrial town in West Yorkshire called Batley. Batley in those days was a very busy mill town and was the home to some famous companies. The best-known company still trades in Batley and is called Fox,s biscuits.

The garage that I worked for was called Phillips Brothers, a small British Leyland garage that repaired most British cars such as MG, and other Leyland marques. As the new lad, I had to fix punctures and fit new tyres; this included the very popular 560×13 X-ply tyres. The tyre service in those days was pretty necessary. Indeed we had to use tyre levers as tyre machines were not available then.

The most standard tyres in those days were 560×13 X-ply tyres

and most were fitted to early M Gs and early Minis . Minis were on 520×10 tyres and then moved onto radial tyres. Foxs biscuits family lived nearby and were one of our best clients, they always bought the latest models out, but would often keep special cars, such as the MG s spotted on my travels which were MG TA and TB. These cars have now become classic vintage sports cars. They were first released in 1936, with a top speed of 78mph and 0-60 in 23 seconds, they could do 28 mile to the gallon and only 3000 were made. In 1939 the TB came out with a new 1250cc engine giving 54 brake horse power, but this model was affected by the breakout of war, leaving only 379 models made. Eric Roberts

560x13 X-ply tyres

MG fitted with 560×13 X ply tyres

 I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, 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.

TYRE WEAR-What you should be looking for on your tyres

TYRE WEAR

TYRE WEAR

Your TYRE wear should be checked once a week

Most ladies are not sure about checking  there tyres for wear. Come to think of it , neither do most men. So.the easiest way is to call into your local tyre and auto centre. of course, they would be only too pleased to check them for you.

You must look for premature uneven tyre wear. This is usually the first sign of a problem with your steering geometry. Consequently, could even indicate a major problem with the cars steering and, or suspension. Naturally, the first sign is that you will see a bald area appearing at the inside or the outside of your front tyres.

So, if you do notice that the tyre is wearing off at one side. Of course, it is important that you have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted.

If your tyre is wearing at the centre then you are running you tyres with too much pressure. For this reason, this needs to be adjusted. With the attention to making sure that  the correct pressure used for your model of car. Some cars nowadays have fall our wheels aligned, this means that the cars rear as well as front wheels may need adjusting, this is particularly common on the modern SUV type vehicles and 4x4s. This regular visual checking will also save you money as a new tyre for these types of vehicles will cost you well over £120 these days ,.

By having each one checked at regular intervals you will spot uneven  wear at an early stage and prevent damaged and expensive parts from becoming dangerous and costly. Most lady customers and indeed male customers can call into a local, reputable  dealer and have a free inspection by one of the staff. There is no excuses.

Another way that you may about a tyre problem is if you car tends to pull the left or right.

This is only spotted when a new tyre is fitted. Of course, when  the customer drives their car on the road for the first time. Firstly, the car steering wheel feels out of line. Pulling the vehicle to one side. Secondly, this is why you should have your Laser Wheel Alignment checked out. Especially, after you have had a new tyre or new tyres fitted. In other words, most garages have now got Wheel Alignment Machines .

customers do not understand the amount of hard work a tyre does. Including, how much punishment tyres take. In the light of them zooming down the motorway at 80 miles a hour. So you see why its so important to check yours  at regular intervals. safety is paramount!  tyres are the only things between you and an accident. Customers in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire can call in at any time for a free check.

More reading…www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

 

Enduro 4×4 tyres-Always a Quality On/Off road tyre at an “Economy Price”

Enduro 4×4 tyres

Enduro 4×4 tyres are a very popular choice for 4×4 vehicle market. Pellon tyres can offer this tyre online at a very competitive price. Indeed this price will often beat the price of remoulding tyres in the same market.

The HT is predominantly a road tyre with just enough off-road ability to make it useful on tracks and non-tarmac road surfaces, such as farm tracks. Just like the AT, it is a proven tyre with a sound record of performance and reliability. Such a good buy in the budget tyre range.

Enduro 4x4 tyres

Enduro 4×4 tyres; the Enduro HT

 

 Enduro 4×4 Tyres

Eric Roberts of Pellon tyres thinks that this is the best value all-terrain tyre that you can get. It is biased slightly towards on-road rather than off-road but by a minimal margin as its off road, excellent performance has been proven by the sheer quality of customer feedback through the four site 4×4 Tyre Centre network. If your budget is a critical issue but you also have a moderate amount of varied off-roading to do when you are not cruising on the road, then this is the best tyre for the job. A real winner its good at the job at a budget tyre price.

These sound quality Enduro 4×4 tyres are available online at www.pellonautocentre.com

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Thus, are members of Unipart Car Care Centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. They also sell tyres online from our website 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 the high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Popular General Grabber Tyres- The ever popular Grabber and the AT Tyres for SUV winters.

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension    Popular General Grabber Tyres

Popular General Grabber Tyres history prior to Continental tyres.

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General tyres have always been part of the British and American tyre market. They are now part of the Continental tyre group based in Germany, but for many years they held their own in the Worlds tyre market. They originated in Akron by two businessmen W.F.O Neil and W.E.Fouse.

By the time that General tyres were making tyres in 1915. There were more than 300 other companies making tyres. Hence, this was due to the massive increase in road traffic volumes in both Europe and America. Consequently, things were moving at a rapid rate. For this reason, by the early 1920 s and 30 s people were starting to race cars in competitions. Therefore, tyre development started running ahead. General tyres were no different. Because they then decided to make premium replacement tyres. Hence, for the after car market. The first ones from General tyres were bias belted car ones. These tyres became imported into Britain.

General tyres were a very innovative company inventing carbon black latex and oil extended rubber.  They secured orders from all the leading truck companies for their great truck tyres.

Popular General Grabber Tyres

The tyres were very modern, and at the outbreak of World War 2, General tyres secured contracts to supply Popular General Grabber Tyres to vehicle manufacturers as original equipment. General tyres became a much sought after business, and it was no surprise that the tyre section of the firm was bought by the German tyre giant Continental tyres. This acquisition took part in 1987 and made Continental the fourth largest tyre company in the World.

 One of the main reasons is value for money. My customers tell me that the performance of the two tyre makers is very similar, but the Popular General Grabber Tyres are now a cheaper tyre to buy and so are proving more popular here at the end of 2014.

General Grabber UHP Tyres Available in Halifax

General Grabber UHP

Grabber UHP

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The star of the Grabber family was developed for fast and strong-horsepower SUV/4×4 vehicles. With rim sizes up to 24 inches and at speeds of up to 270 km/h. of course, this tyre not only looks good. So, it also provides a top performance in the large SUV car market! With its highly developed tread and the very good quality. Of course, this tyre offers safe handling in on- and light off-road terrain.

New SUV,s are getting larger. As an illustration, we include the new Jaguar SUV F-Pace car range. So, other brands include the Porsche and BMW large SUV,s now on our roads, The list goes on and on, all wanting the larger tyre range for winter protection and safety. So, “Get into the Grabber World” !

The guarantee for safe performance.

The new tread pattern is characterised by steep, extended grooves from shoulder to centre and siped sturdy tread lugs. The design, in combination with advanced silica tread compounds and a reinforced construction. Making the UHP tyre comfortable, durable and extremely safe. Finally, in both wet and dry driving conditions.

most people have heard of the General Grabber range of tyres. Available online at www.pellontyres.co.uk 

Eric Roberts

 

4×4 SUV Tyres-Which Ones to Choose depending on where you drive?

4×4 drivers are getting far better at choosing the correct 4×4 SUV Tyres for their vehicles.

With the addition of SUV drivers, the market has become much more challenging on deciding which 4×4 SUV Tyres to buy and which time of year to change. This time of year we are approaching Winter time, and it would be advisable to buy 4×4 SUV Tyres with a stronger tread pattern to help cope with the weather ahead. Choosing the correct 4×4 SUV Tyres can be difficult. Different makers

4x4 SUV Tyres

Modern SUV vehicles like this one now fit 4×4 type winter tyres

make their tyre compounds using their technologies and materials and so each brand of tyres may differ.

 When choosing the correct 4×4 SUV Tyres for the proper season, it would help if you consult a local tyre dealer.

Such a trader is Pellon tyres in Halifax West Yorkshire. If you have enough tyre knowledge, you may be confident in choosing your tyres. To help customers select the correct 4×4 SUV Tyres. Therefore, a “one to ten” graph has been designed to help sort out the type of tyre you are looking for, i.e., the difference between “off road tyres “ with a “rough, tough tread” and “On Road Tyres” with a more typical “road type” tyre. The standard selection for the best of both Worlds is a tyre with a four rating these tires are more suitable for road use, but will help tyre traction in “Winter situations”, or parking in a field. I hope this guide helps 4×4 tyres are available online at www.pellontyres.co.uk

4×4 SUV Tyres; General Grabber AT

  1. We find that because we are operating in a hilly environment. Then the most modern 4×4 SUV Tyres fitment is the 50% on road tyre and the 50% off road tyre. The most popular one is the General Grabber AT tyres.
  2. Our customers come from a mixed background.Thus, and vary from farmers and builders to the average Joe public. Who just want to be able to get around the hilly terrain that the Pennines throws at us. Consequently, the General AT provides all types of users. Hence, with a solid grip and offers the users excellent handling when on and off the road situations.
  3. The AT tyres are built to highly durable standards. Thus protecting them from rock and stone damage. Consequently, both on the tread area and the sidewalls. Hence, in fact, I cannot remember seeing an AT with any of this type of damage. They usually wear out first. After a high mileage is recorded because of the compound used in this tyre to also give extra safety when driving on asphalt and off-road.
  4. The latest tyre to the grabber range is the AT2, which has been developed to provide a quieter ride and better wet road braking to cope with the popularity of the SUV vehicles, using this type of tyre in the winter time.

 

4x4 SUV Tyres

4×4 tyre grading chart