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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.

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Best Tyres Revisited-What our Customers Ask Us When buying Tyres

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Incidentally, the majority of my customers really are very caring people. Consequently, really do make a huge effort to keep their car. Including the tyres in tip top order. We are also proud of our female Customer Experience. Many of whom that will call in to see us periodically. Asking us to check their tyres. Of course, for both wear and their pressures.

In many cases the women of the family is also the keeper of the purse strings and she always asks

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Show the customer what they will be buying

“which is the Best Tyres prices for her car”. It is also an observation that the lady

drivers do not always want the cheap tyres, but very often will opt for a mid-range brands, in our case we offer them General tyres or GT Tyres as these are the ones that we major in at the moment.

The drivers who want the major brand Best Tyres

Usually, are the older drivers with more tyre buying experience and are male customers. Subsequently, this customer type, also usually owns a Mercedes . Likewise, or a better quality upmarket Honda or Audi. These are the guys that are the better off financially and do not worry about the cost, but just go for the Best Tyres that they care to choose. In most cases they will ask for a certain Michelin  or a Pirelli that matches the ones on the car, on the imported cars such as the Honda’s and Mazda’s the cars usually come out on the Bridgestone brand of tyres.

We always make sure that we give the customer the best price for all our products

So,the last thing that we want. Of course, is the person going home and checking the  Best Tyres price on some internet web site. Comparatively, only to find out that he was overcharged never to return to us again. In fact we would prefer the opposite to be the truth, so that they are confident in our pricing structure and are satisfied that they have had a good deal. This type of customer is the one that will just order a tyre without asking for a price but he will have an idea in his head as to what the price should be.

There has been many an occasion say just after a price rise, that a customer has queried a price since they last bought a new one, but a price rise is a good enough excuse. We also get the person who tries it on with a price match. They ask for a price for a certain size and then tell us that they can buy it for such and such on a certain web-site and can we match the price?

Best Tyres Revisited-Some people will try it on when buying their tyres

 We are ahead of them now and always check the web site that they say they were quoted from. In some cases the customer has looked at a lower speed rating or even the wrong size completely, but these are just genuine mistakes and when we point this out they are usually happy to admit that they have made a mistake and buy the Best Tyres Revisited from us. The ones who are trying it on usually end up leaving with egg on their face, knowing that their little scam back fired on them, in any case we do not want these type of customers in the first place.

This also happens on the phone

Customers will tell us that they can buy a set of winter tyres for so and so at some other company or online. Our response to that is to check out the place to see if this is true and the crux of the matter is that they are always telling fibs to try and drive down the price of their Best Tyres. We are all wise to these little tricks and as I said before there is no magic place where these people can buy them at very cheap prices. There are variations and sometimes we may have to lower our margins to compete, but we are ahead of the game now and check everything that these people claim to be able to buy tyres at.

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Lady driver always know what to budget for when buying new tyres

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

Michelin Primacy 3-tops Auto Zeitung summer tyre test : Tyrepress

Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin Primacy 3It’s summer tyre test season, or at least the time of year when the results are published. German car magazine Auto Zeitung has evaluated ten size 215/55 R17 W/Y products. Its decision to only test …

Michelin Primacy 3

Michelin will always be up at the top. Hence, in tyre development and the quality of the end product. Therefore, these tyre test by the German Motoring  magazine. If you are considering buying some tyres in the near future. Then you could go with Michelins.

Source: Michelin Primacy 3 tops Autozeitung summer tyre test : Tyrepress

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes- Could be used in “Hurricane Defenses” ?

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes;British scientists come up with a waste tyres solution

 When the Waste Tyre Collection  problem first raised its ugly head, many of our top scientists were banging their heads together, to look for solutions to the problem of waste tyres and

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes;Many other uses can be found for your old tyres including these tyre planters.Free Tyre Disposal UK

new technologies to try and solve the problem of processing them, were designed and built.

These included many different types of tyre shredding machines, that stripped out the steel belts in old tyre in order to re-use it and the shredding of the old tyre carcass into small particles to use in many applications such as additives to tarmac for play and road surfaces and many other uses for the Scrap Tyre Disposal.

One of the suggested uses was to weave the tyres out at sea to break down the wave action that pounded away at our coast lines. Here in the UK we were having bad problems on our East coast with miles of coastline eroded away into the North sea a many perfectly good homes were washed

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes

Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes;Tyre piles like this could soon be protecting the USA against Hurricanes ?

away in strong Easterly wind whipping up the sea and eroding the coastline, similar ,but not as severe as the hurricane (Hurricane Sandy) that devastated the USA coastline.

 British marine engineers develop waste tyres to mix Ocean temperature

 This new idea for Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes is of a similar theme to the original developments regarding protecting the coastline in severe weather, by using waste tyres, this time out at sea and not near the land.

This Waste Tyres Plus Hurricanes idea has also interested the famous Bill Gates, who has joined a British team of marine engineers Nathan Myhrvold and Stephen Salter. The team are to patent the idea of joining thousands of waste tyres tied together and fixed together on giant plastic tubes that would be placed into the deep ocean.

The waste tyres and tubes would force the warm water to the surface from the deep ocean. This affect would mix the warm water with the colder water near to the surface. The result of this would be to reduce the water temperature so that hurricanes would not form.

 Waste tyres would be placed in “Hurricane alley”

Bill Gates will give the British engineers his complete backing to the idea and sees it as a viable proposition and an inexpensive way of solving a very costly problem while at the same time ridding the World of millions of waste tyres.

More interesting reading…

“hurricane alley,” the part of the Atlantic where most of the most dangerous storms develop.

The idea, which was first proposed by Salter post-Katrina, was picked up by Myrvold’s company, Intellectual Ventures, and backed by Gates.

There is an urgent need for hurricane suppression devices since seven of the ten most devastating storms to hit the United States have occurred in the last eight years.

More money is needed for research and development, but certainly if such a device has a chance of saving lives and averting property damage on a massive scale, it deserves a try. The government and private investors have spent money on much less urgent causes.

Scenes like this in New York may be a thing of the Past due to waste tyres ?More reading…

“When we first heard Gates was behind this, we made the assumption that it was going to be something very advanced by using computers to somehow simply better predict when the hurricane would come inland and exactly where it would land. However, we found that it is actually as simple as using some tubing and old tires”…

This article was compiled by Eric Roberts…

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Apollo Vredestein premium Tyres-showcasing premium tyres in Geneva – Automotive World

Apollo Vredestein premium Tyres

Apollo Vredestein premium Tyres

Apollo Vredestein premium Tyres

It looks like Apollo have classified the Vredestein brand as a premium brand of tyres. Indeed, I really never knew who exactly classified a particular tyre as a “premium brand”. Of course, it must be a self certification from the tyre companies themselves.

I do however, know that the so called premium tyre companies. Indeed, such companies, such as Pirelli, Goodyear, Michelin and Continental. Therefore, are all making the world’s best tyres. In other words, these tyre companies really do make the best tyres. In order that ,they truly do make “Premium Tyres”

Vredestein tyres have a good name here in the UK. Hence, the tyres are made in Holland. Of course, it is true that the tyres have been sold by British tyre retailers for many years. Apollo tyres bought Vredestein tyres in a takeover a couple of years ago. Undoubtedly, the Vredestein product is of excellent quality. Weather it should be classed as a premium tyre product. I am not so sure?.

Eric Roberts
Apollo Vredestein is displaying an array of its two brands’ best products at this year’s Geneva show. The tyre manufacturer’s stand makes for an impressive

Source: Apollo Vredestein showcasing premium tyres in Geneva – Automotive World

New Greener ECO TYRES-are not getting any more popular ?

Re-manufactured New Greener ECO TYRES are better than Part worn tyres

As a tyre dealer (retailer) for many years I have seen many changes in the industry not least the rise and fall of the re-manufactured products for cars and vans.

The fall of this product came when we (the UK wholesalers) started importing cheap products from China and other eastern countries. This made the price gap between the new and retreads shrink, and consumers and tyre retailers swung towards buying and selling new tyres, because of this many re-manufacturing plants here in the UK were forced to close.

Enter climate changeNew Greener ECO TYRES

This went on for many years, but companies were still making truck and bus New Greener ECO TYRES, including large companies such as Continental. Here in the UK, Kingpin were continuing to manufacture the greener ECO tyres, although the number of units were small compared to the total number that were sold.

Then came climate change ?. We were told by the “European Union” or EU that waste tyres could not be used in land fill any more . So drastic alternatives had to be found to dispose of them in an environmentally way and Governments had to come up with some new ideas to find a solution to their “end of life” . It is estimated that over 30 million  are scrapped annually here in the UK alone, a massive problem.

One of the possible solutions was an increase in tyre re-manufacturing. Not all old tyres are suitable for making New Greener ECO TYRES from, in fact only about 17% of these old ones can be re-made into new ones.

What are re-manufactured ECO  tyres ?

New Greener ECO TYRES

New Greener ECO TYRES;part of the rebuilding tyre process

To put as simple as possible the “carcass” or old tyre is buffed back is buffed back to its original state as if it was a new carcass. The tyre is then thoroughly inspected and only the best quality are used to make the new tyre. This is where the green ECO part comes in, the old one is re-used and has now been re-cycled into another one. The tyre is them remoulded to make a another tyre. The standard of manufacturing must comply with the same standard as a new ones. This makes the ECO tyre into a much greener alternative, and another premium point is the cast . This reduces the cost to consumers of about 10% and because of the high standards of manufacture, they are much more safer than using unregulated part worns . These are used on many high profile vehicles including London taxi cabs and Airlines, yes when you go on holiday the plane that you fly in will probably be landing and taking off, using re manufactured products or otherwise known as New Greener ECO TYRES that you can buy for your car… More reading

Despite the relatively low market penetration of re-manufactured tyres, their potential market

impact remains high. One of the major issues relating to their use is that user perception of

re-manufactured tyres is one of second rate quality. In fact re-manufactured tyres in the UK

are as good as new, as they must comply with standards that equate to those imposed on

new tyres.

One of the major vehicle sectors that use re-manufactured tyres is the taxi market. Even

here many operators only put remoulded tyres on the rear of the vehicle because it is

perceived that those on the front do not last very long. In reality, the major problem with

front tyres, especially in taxis with tight turning circles, is they are put under high shear

stresses that cause the tyre tread to prematurely fail. Furthermore, where the vehicle is

driven by diesel, there is a heavier loading on the front axle than the rear, so earlier failure

would be expected. These issues are not restricted to re-manufactured tyres, but are

common to all.

Using re-manufactured tyres can offer significant savings in operating costs, raw materials

and the environmental impact of the vulcanised rubber tyre”…

This article was compiled by… Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell General New 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 high standard of equipment and workmanship.



Goodyear Ultragrip 8- Winter Tyres from Pellon Tyres, Halifax Yorkshire UK

Goodyear tyres do it again with the Goodyear Ultragrip 8

As all my readers know by now Goodyear tyres are one of my best respected tyre companies and are for ever developing more tyre products to make for safer driving in winter conditions. This will help motorists to drive more safely and help offer a better product to us European drivers who will eventually have to fit winter tyres from November to March for safer winter driving.

Many EU countries have to fit winter tyres now including Bulgaria,Luxenbourg, Germany and Belgium. IT is only a matter of time before we here in the UK will be following the same regulations as the rest of Europe and a good thing it will be too making our roads much safer in the winter months. A thing that I have been advocating for years.

This new tyre was introduced to us at a tyre launch in Seville Spain and announced as the Goodyear Ultragrip 8. This new tyre from Goodyear tyres offers the motorist more grip while at the same time giving a shorter braking distance which combined offer much better handling for the winter conditions.

For further reading…

Goodyear Ultragrip 8

The new Goodyear Ultragrip 8 winter tyre

 “The Goodyear Ultragrip 8 is the first directional tyre using the latest generation of Goodyear’s highly effective 3D-BIS Technology throughout the entire tread pattern. Goodyear’s patented Three-Dimensional Block Interlocking System (3D-BIS) allows an increased number of sipes in the tyre’s tread. The more sipes, the better the grip: A high sipe density gives extra grip on ice and snow because sipes provide edges which literally bite into the snow and ice for strong grip and traction as they open up before coming into road surface contact. To provide excellent handling and braking performance on both wet and dry roads however, the blocks need to be stiff and solid. For this Goodyear Ultragrip 8 engineers have developed the ‘3D Interlocking Effect’ of the sipes. Inside each sipe, the walls have raised pyramids and holes. When the tread blocks come into contact with the road the sipes lock tightly thanks to this special waffle shape. This provides the required block stiffness for excellent handling and steering response on dry and wet roads”…

 Another great tyre from Goodyear tyres.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Goodyear Ultragrip 8 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 high standard of equipment and workmanship.

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New Bridgestone A001-Weather Control tyres for a safer all year round driving experience.

This tyre the New Bridgestone A001 developed for certain European countries

Bridgestone tyres are the largest tyre company in the World and are always developing new tyre products to suit different weather conditions on our roads. The new tyre the A001 is no exception. This new Bridgestone tyres has been developed for countries that have very wet winter (and summer) climates with the addition of very cold and snowy spells. This of coarse includes us here in the UK and also other countries including France ,Ireland,Belgium and perhaps Denmark. In my opinion the new New Bridgestone A001 tyre is really in the class of an all weather tyre and possibly should be left on the car the all year round especially in a very wet summer that we seam to be experiencing in recent years.

New Bridgestone A001

New Bridgestone A001 tyre


The new tyre achieves this ability to get rid of high water volumes by including a large amount of sipes on the tyres edges, this has also found to be an advantage when facing ice and snowy conditions during the hardest winter months. Bridgestone tyre have also added their expertise in tyre compounds, probably emanated from their days in F1 racing and added “silica” to the tyres compound, this gives the new ones the ability to stay more flexible when the temperature drops bellow the dreaded 7 degree, this is the temperature where summers  start to loose their grip by becoming harder and not allowing the tread to grip.

The new Bridgestone A001 is available in most popular sizes

And is marked as an M+S to cope with all winter conditions and as I say earlier will be best kept on the car as an all-weather tyre not having to change from summer to winter tyres.

For further reading…

Bridgestone has recently launched its A001 ‘all weather tyre’ in the UK. The tyre is designed to cope with the more challenging winter driving conditions whilst at the same time maintaining high performance in the summer months and is available at 400 selected stockists across the UK. Honest John checked with Bridgestone that sufficient stocks are available to meed the current surge in demand”…

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Bridgestone 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 high standard of equipment and workmanship.

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Bridgestone Concept Tyres-Number one Tyre company to bring out greener Concept Tyre

Bridgestone Concept Tyres

Bridgestone Concept Tyres; 

Of course, this great tyre company first introduced the fore runners to the latest developments. Consequently, The Bridgestone  Tyres Ecopia 422 and the Ecopia 422 Dueler hl tyres. Forthwith, they were first introduced at the Chicago Motor Show 2010.Bridgestone Concept Tyres

"Bridgestone Concept Tyres

Bridgestone tyres For more reading…

“Bridgestones  target is that sustainable material tyres should be commercially available from 2050. In addition, Bridgestone Europe have also announced it will introduce an AA rated tyre in October 2012, the Ecopia EP001S  the industry’s first tyre to be awarded two A grades in both fuel efficiency and wet grip in the new EU tyre labeling system, both in Japan and Europe”

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Bridgestone Tyres online from our website.

Crossover Winter Tyres-A Must to fit if you are a Nissan Juke owner.

Crossover Winter Tyres

Most SUV and X overs need Crossover Winter Tyres

In all my years experience in the car repair and tyre industry. Hence,there has never been a class of car that are crying out for Crossover Winter Tyres. During the past five or six years these types of car have become more popular, especially for families, who use the extra space for bringing up their young children.Crossover Winter Tyres

All was well until we had our first cold and snowy season for a few years. In a nutmeg these cars were useless to drive and millions were stuck in the smallest amount snow and were crying out for a set of Crossover Winter Tyres . Indeed thousands of motorists had to spend a full night parked up in snow on the M11 motorway in the south of England and many of these vehicles were the SUV type along with many lorries and other stranded cars on summers , or tyres with no tread on them (bald).

Summer tyres are less effective when the temperature goes bellow 7 degrees

What many motorists do not realize.Sincerely, is that Summers. Are much less effective when the temperature drops below 7 degrees. Because of the compounds that winters  are made of.Thus, they are able to grip the surface more effectively. This combined with a cold weather tread design drives the car along in bad ice and snow. With a much safer grip and control of the car or SUV. Naturally, when fitted with Crossover Winter Tyres.

 Crossover Winter Tyres

In cold weather Summers  become very rigid. As a result, do not allow for the tread to work. Making the car skid. Therefore, in most cases the car will get stuck. As we all know to our cost in time. But most of all our families safety. With winters you will in control of your car and will be much safer, the problem is the other cars without winter’s , you must keep an eye open for what they do?.

Crossover Winter Tyres for the Nissan Juke

Crossover Winter Tyres

 juke Crossover Winter Tyres

This x over car is now very popular here in the UK and I believe in the USA. Consequently, I have seen some people in the Nissan Juke forum asking about winter treads for this model of car. I would wholeheartedly suggest that this Nissan is the perfect candidate for Crossover Winter Tyres.

I can speak from experience. Because my wife owns a Juke. Which is totally useless in snow. The car is based on the Nissan Micra and is very light, the first snowfall saw my wife stuck and panicking in the local supermarket car park along with another twenty woman drivers.

She finally managed to get home. Hence, in one piece.But insisted that we fit winters to her car. Therefore,

we fitted a set of General Tyres. Joyfully, she never looked back. The lady was extremely happy.Hence, the car drove better.Incredibly, she never got stuck in snow all that winter.It was incredible, and the  car will feel and drive much better in winter. Because the tyres are more flexible. Due to the more supple side walls which do not freeze and go hard as do summers . This blog was written by…

Eric Roberts of Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK



Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3-Porsche homologated Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 for Panamera : Tyrepress

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3

Naturally, this new Goodyear tyre has been selected for use on the Porsche Panama. Hence, for racing activities. For this reason, Porsche use many other tyre manufacturers. Especially, in their motorsport events and participation.

Of course, good maintenance on your tyres and wheels will keep you and your co-travelers safe. Whilst at the same time also extend the life of your wheels and tyres. On high performance cars such as Porsche you should keep your wheels under a consistent maintenance plan. Importantly, for wheel and tyre rotation, wheel alignment and adjustments. Of course, your tyre retailer has the proficiency and knowledge and will have all the finest tools needed for this job.

That means that there are a number of quality tyre brands that are capable of catering your driving needs.  Leading-edge wheel and tyre makers such as Goodyear combine technology and ecology. So, to manufacture better quality tyres such as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3.

Tyres are continuously changing and improving

Significantly, tyre makers are always striving for complete performance. While endeavoring to confirm safety and ease for the driver. Wheel and tyre companies are committed to quality in every single product. Of course, to meet client needs for the top quality products while being economical in the market place. On the topic of tyres for your car, what are the dynamics that improve your driving?

While high performance and safety is each wheel and tyre makers first objective. Tyre engineers are always in search of state-of-the-art ways to make their tyres safer. All the while maintaining sturdiness and creating a sustainable product.Therefore giving you more stopping power and a smoother journey.

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

  1. Goodyear reports that its Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 has been approved as an original equipment fitment for the Porsche Panamera. Therefore, the accreditation covers a size 265/45ZR19 (105Y) XL front axle tyre and…

Source: Porsche homologates Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 for Panamera : Tyrepress