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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.

Tyre Safes New Campaign

Hankook Tyres Visitor-MD Tony Lee calls into PellonTyres

Hankook Tyres Visitor

Surprise Hankook Tyres Visitor from Hankook tyres UK number 1 Tony Lee

Hankook Tyres Visitor

Hankook Tyres Visitor,Tony Lee MD of Hankook tyres UK.

So, after joining the independent tyre dealer group Point-S . Of course, we have had many new faces through the door to see our MD Eric Roberts. Mainly the visitors were representatives from many of the tyre manufacturers.

Been a member of Point-S ! Has enabled us as a relevantly small Tyre company tucked away here in Halifax. Benefiting from deals with much larger tyre manufacturing companies. Because of the size and strength of being in a National group.

We at Pellon tyres went years without seen a sole from any organisation at all which includes all the major tyre companies. We have been able to secure great deals from the suppliers of many accessories such as tyre repair materials, but more importantly also with the tyre manufactures such as Hankook tyres, Bridgestone tyres, Firestone tyres, Continental and Avon tyres and the list goes on and all these benefits will be passed onto our customers in Halifax and the surrounding district of Calderdale.

I now get weekly visits from some of these tyre companies,but at least once a month from very large tyres companies, which makes me feel important and the meetings keep me in touch with the outside world. We actually feel that we are more important and stronger by been a member of Point-S.

Hankook tyres rep called me

To my surprise the Hankook tyres representative Vincent Gibson gave me a phone call earlier on this week and asked if it would be OK to call to see me along with their Managing Director, Hankook Tyres Visitor,Tony Lee. This was a great surprise for me and I was very pleased and honoured that such a high standing person From Hankook tyres would want to call and see us in “little old Halifax”. I would like to thank the Hankook Tyres Visitor for creating an interesting conversation about the current state of the tyre industry and for informing me about Hankook tyres future plans.

members of Tyresafe

Eric Roberts

Deadly Car Brake Pads

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Working for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. So, before starting my first business. Now owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Consequently, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. Of course, we are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

Continental Tyre Advice- That Warn You Of Vehicle Overloading your car tyres.

Continental Tyre Advice

Continental Tyre AdviceContinental Tyre Advice-Continental tyres make new gadgats

Conti Car Tyres has been stepping up its line of products as it already delivers tyres which are equipped with a sensor that tells the user just how much…

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

New Tyre Advice just one of things to come?

Now that we will all be using TPMS systems in the future . So, it comes as no surprise that other gadgets will be developed.Naturally, to aid the motorist. Hence, in the constant drive for more road safety on our cars.

This new device from Conti will be no exception. Significantly, will tell the driver if the car is overloaded or not. Overloading is one of the main dangers associated with the cars handling. Of course, this can be very dangerous when cornering with an overloaded car.

No doubt there will be many more gadgets coming through in the years to come. Thus, to aid drivers probably on German cars such as the BMW’s and Mercs. Working in conjunction with the German tyre giant  Tyre Advice professionals . These devices will also become more common on vehicles such as caravans and motor-homes. So, as they will warn the driver of any loss of air pressure, thus resulting in a safer journey.

Post compiled by Eric Roberts…

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Of course, we also sell Continental Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. So, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Consequently, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists .Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

See on www.ubergizmo.com

Dedicated Michelin Man Restaurant-This Restaurant Is Dedicated To The Michelin Man | Londonist

Dedicated Michelin Man Restaurant

Dedicated Michelin Man Restaurant

This London restaurant is well a look at. Furthermore, the whole interior of the dining area is dedicated to the famous Michelin man. Therefore, it makes me wonder if they are looking for a cheeky star or two?

Michelin stars are very hard to come bye.For this reason, then I have only visited a Michelin star restaurant, The “Star Inn” Harome near Helmsley  a great little market town in North Yorkshire UK. Consequently, I have also written a couple of blogs about our experiences at the Star Inn. Because I have always been interested in anything to do with Michelin tyres. Finally, you must take a look at this special restaurant. Who knows one day you may eat there?

Eric Roberts

Dining with va-va-voom.

Source: This Restaurant Is Dedicated To The Michelin Man | Londonist

Tyre labeling- is now considered good for the motorist to check on?

Tyre labeling

tyre labellingTyre labeling is too vague for modern tyres

Brain twister  labeling is fraternal against the taxidriver.: .RXP http://t.co/3ZC6K6aCDx

 

eric roberts‘s insight: Since this post was first release. Hence, I have now changed my opinion. As a result of  regarding tyre labeling. For this reason, at first i did not think that the buying public. Would take any notice of the tyre grading’s. But now we are getting many drivers. That are comparing the makes of tyres. Thus, before they make their purchase. Consequently, I did not think that this would ever happen. Therefore, I thought that most people would  buy on price alone. But I admit that i was wrong. I would say that out of all of our  purchasing customers about a third now compare the Tyre labeling ratings. We now show all the different Tyre labeling ratings of all the tyres that we offer on our website, so that our customers can look at the different labels and make a more informed choice of tyre for their cars.

Tyre labeling does not affect tyre virtues

What do i mean ?. Manufacturers have always been torn between two things, Good grip or high mileage. it is very difficult to get the correct balance, we all know about the Michelin “X” when it came out ? it knocked the socks off mileage compared to all the other manufacturers, but also became famous for not been very good in the wet.

This is a great example of the imbalance that can take place between the two things that the tyre makers are trying to achieve. With today’s modern tyre testing techniques these  companies have a much better chance of getting the balances correct. So much so that tyres can now be made for specific car models such as BMWs and Mercedes, who have their own specific ones to aid the cars performance.

What i am getting at is that in my opinion tyre labeling is not a good way of determining how good a tyre really is and is just another piece of bureaucracy that came from the European Union. The tyre companies are way ahead of these stupid labels, that really tell the motorist nothing. Also how true is the tyre labeling on imported economy brands ?

Eric Roberts…www.pellontyres.co.uk

Members of Point-S

 

Tyre labeling

Tyre labeling with the tyre attributes are now becoming more and more popular with the public and to my surprise some drivers are specifically targeting the best advice from these labels and it will make the tyre manufacturers open their eyes to making a better product.

 

How Old Are Your Car’s Tyres ? Heres how to check your sidewall.

How Old Are Your Car’s Tyres

How Old Are Your Car's Tyres

How Old Are Your Car’s Tyres

Because of the rise of the illegal partworn tyres. Then I think it important to explain “how to check the age” of your tyres. There are no strict rules about this subject. However it is thought that tyres start to deteriorate. Of course, when they ar five year old and above.
This knowledge is specially important if you have recently purchased a second hand car. Or were tempted into buying some second hand tyres. Tyre date codes were changed in the year 2000. Hence, from three digits to four digits. Therefore, pre-2000 tyres would be as such. say the age code was 261. Then this tyre was made in the 26th week of 1991. Moreover, after 2000 a tyre code of 5110, would mean that the tyre was made in the 51st week of 2010.
An old customer recently came into our tyre depot in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. Fred as we will call him. Bought a second hand car from a lady whose husband had recently passed away. The car had been stood in a garage for a few years. Consequently, the car was in good condition. The mileage was 47000 and the car was a Vauxhall Vectra.

How Old Are Your Car’s Tyres

The vectra was in immaculate condition. However, Fred only wanted the tyres checking. The car had two makes of tyres fitted. Accordingly, two were Michelin zx and the other two were both BF Goodrich. The tyres had tell tale “cracking”. Hence, on the bead and shoulder area of the tyres. Cracking is a tell tale sign of aging tyres?
However, we were horrified to find that the Michelin tyres were 29 years old and the BFG were 25 years old respectively. Fred could not understand this. As a result we insisted that he took the car back from whence it came. On his return to the garage. Then the guy said that this could not be true. because he had the tyre fitted specially for Fred. When the car was purchased.How Old Are Your Car's Tyres
What had happened is now turning out to be a common thing. That is that second hand car dealers are fitting part worn tyres instead of new tyres. These old tyres were fitted as a cost cutting measure and could easily have killed the guy. Fred was extremely lucky?
The garage owner could see the errors in his way and fitted fred a new set of tyres. Furthermore, he never trusted a part worn tyre dealer again and always fitted budget new tyres onto his sales cars. Vauxhall vectras are big cars and a blowout was just waiting to happen,
Lastly, it is a good idea to check out the dates and the age of the tyres on your vehicles. Including trailers and caravans. If you have any doubt . Then change your tyres for new ones. It could be an accident waiting to happen.
Eric Roberts

23 Year Old Tyres-AA man spots nearly-new car fitted with a 23-year-old tyres

23 Year Old Tyres

23 Year Old Tyres

23 Year Old Tyres

This article is a follow on from my other part worn tyre blogs. Although, I am not certain, then I think these tyres would have been sold as part worns. For this reason, the best we could do at Pellon Tyres here in Halifax, UK, was a nineteen year old Michelin tyre. Consequently, this tyre was bought as a part worn by one of our so called customers.

The tyre was picked out on a service. For this reason, we always check the tyres. Especially of late? This is because of all the illegal part worn tyres that some of our customers are buying. When ever we show them what we find wrong about their tyres, they appear to be embarrassed? I am sure that they do know what they are doing.Buying a part worn tyre for £20 helps their household budget.

However, this is false economy and has been proven many times by organisations such as tyresafe.org.

Eric Roberts

The combined age of the four tyres fitted to the three-year-old car – believed to be fitted by the used car dealership that sold it – were a staggering 64 years.

other reading  http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-3791367/AA-man-spots-nearly-new-car-fitted-23-year-old-tyres.html

Source: AA man spots nearly-new car fitted with a 23-year-old tyres | This is Money

Firestone Tyres Online-A guide to buying Firestone tyres online.

Firestone Tyres Online

Firestone Tyres Online

Whether you got a flat tyre and need a replacement, or whether you like to keep your tyre treads up to date , drivers will find that shopping for Firestone tyres online

Firestone Tyres Online

Early Firestone tyre adverts before you could get Firestone Tyres Online

is going to save them money on the prices, and will give them the most selection of Firestone tyres to choose from. Due to the fact that the online retailer does not have to keep a store front, they are going to carry the most extensive product line. Therefore, no matter what style car, truck, or van drivers own, they are going to have more selection of tyres to choose from when purchasing cheap car tyres online.

Another factor drivers will find is that they are going to pay lower prices when choosing to shop online. As the online retailer is strictly online, and do not have a warehouse full of inventory, or pay rent on a monthly basis for their store front, they can pass the savings on to customers. By simply ordering the Firestone tyres as the consumer orders them, the online retailer will ship the tyres directly to their customer, and as there are such low costs for the online merchant, the customers who buy their car tyres online will save on the prices they are going to pay.

Firestone Tyres Online

Firestone Firehawk tyre one of the many Firestone Tyres Online available

The online retailer is also going to have an extensive Firestone tyres selection.

 Whether you do on road or off road driving, whether you race your car, or whether you drive on horrible terrains and road conditions, when choosing to buy cheap car tyres online, consumers are going to find specific Firestone Tyres Online for each of these road conditions. So, whether it is a smooth ride from the house to your job, or whether you go off road driving on the weekends, the online site such as Pellon Tyres in Halifax is going to carry tyres which meet the demands each driver, and their car, might have.

Firestone Tyres Online

Quality brand names, and the most durable tyres on the road can also be found when you choose to shop online. Whether consumers want to find the cheaper tyres, which will last them 30,000 miles, or whether drivers are looking for the top quality Firestone Tyres Online which will last them up to 75,000 miles (plus), when they choose to shop online, they are going to have this option, and various tyres to consider. So, comparing what is available, and finding the tyres which meet your own personal needs, are also some things which a consumer can do when they choose to buy car tyres online, rather than with the dealer or auto mechanic directly.

From savings, to the selection, brand name choice, and the greatest product quality, consumers are bound to find what they are looking for when they choose to shop with the best online retailer for their new Firestone Tyres Online. Considering this option, and visiting the online site will give you the choice to compare tyres, and find the ones which are most suitable for your driving needs, in order to ensure you choose the right product when the time comes for customers to purchase your new cheap car tyres online.

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign-About the dangers of buying Part Worn Tyres-www.tyresafe.org

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

Tyresafe Campaign

Tyresafe Campaign

Post updated  2/2/2014

Tyresafe Campaign about part worn tyres; are just not worth the money ?

eric roberts‘s insight:

Pellon tyres are a member of Tyresafe and are concerned about part worn tyres

For all tyre safety matters this is the web-site to look at . So inwardly digest what they are saying.

Before buying Part worn tyres you must look at what they have to say?. To prove a point, the Tyresafe Campaign . By buying sample part worn tyre products from all over the country. Thus, working out the real worth of part worn tyres . Hence,  the facts are startling. As a result, you should not be buying these tyres. Unfortunately, not only could they be dangerous . But” pound for pound” they are not worth the money . Consequently, that you will pay out for them .

What constitutes a part worn tyre to be sold legally?

Many local council trading standards officers . Are pursuing part worn tyre outlets . Frequently, prosecuting the ones that are breaking the law. Not least Warwickshire County Council. Part worn tyres must be checked for cuts, bulges, exposed tyre cords . So, should have no foreign bodies embedded in them . Such as nails and screws. For this reason, they should be clearly marked as part worn tyres. Including, with a minimum tread depth of 2 mm all round. Before they can be sold.

Trading standards officers often pretend to be genuine customers and go round buying part worn tyres, to be tested. Janet Faulkner, Head of Warwickshire Trading Standards Service said:

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

“Whilst all the tyres we purchased passed the tread depth test, only one was stamped as ‘part-worn’ and two failed because of tread separation or slow pressure loss, neither of which would be obvious to a consumer straight away. Our advice is that it’s always safest to buy brand new tyres, but if you are buying part-worn, make sure the tyre has been tested, check the tread depth, look out for lumps and bumps and keep an eye on the tyre pressure”

For this reason, we have had many of our own customers . Who have paid up to half the price of a cheap new tyre . Than for a part worn. Thus, only to find out that the tyre has only lasted them for a couple of weeks. Complete false economy? This The Tyresafe Campaign is most welcome?

Eric Roberts

 

See on www.tyresafe.org

RT @Tyresafe: If you’re thinking about fitting part worn tyres, take a look at this quick movie first http://t.co/S9YjRbyH

 

Tyresafe Campaign

Part Worn Tyres Targeted-Calls for part-worn tyre ban following trading standards sting

Part Worn Tyres Targeted

Part Worn Tyres Targeted

Part Worn Tyres Targeted

This is great news. Especially for us tyre retailers that run a legitimate business. As a result, we are all sick to see all the back street tyre shops. Hence, that have recently opened, selling part worn tyres. We all know that most of the old tyres that these people sell are “Illegal”. Even more annoying, is that members of the public buy this rubbish for their vehicles.

I see this every day. Drivers think that they are saving money. However, it has been proven many times that this is false economy. In addition, we have had many disillusioned drivers calling into my depot here in Halifax UK. Disillusioned, because the tyre that they have just payed £20 for, only lasted them for two weeks. As a result, we examine many of the tyres that we remove. Hence, after being bought as part worn tyres.

Most of these tyres were the pits? They were just over the legal limit with cuts and cracks all over the tyres and many our well over the age limit. Including the sidewalls and the tread areas. The people who sell these tyres should be banned from been in business. In fact I have visited countries such as Egypt. These back street places resemble such third world countries.

Part Worn Tyres Targeted

As an industry we have fought for years to make tyre safety a priority. Including, tyre tread depth and rules about repairing tyres and the age which tyres should not be fitted. People who sell illegal part worn tyres should be closed down. I frequently pass these places and it makes me cringe. Thus, when I see regular motorists have these tyres fitted to their cars. Also I often see taxis having these death traps fitted. As I have said on many occasions. Then I do not mind the sale of “legal” part worn tyres being fitted. But looking at the state of these places then I very much doubt that anything about these companies will be carried out legally. Including, public liability insurance and many other things that we legitimate businesses have to provide to be able to trade with a clear consciousness.

Finally, it is good to see that trading standards are making some inroads into the problem. more reading  https://www.pellonautocentre.com/dangerous-tyres/

Eric Roberts

Source: Calls for part-worn tyre ban following trading standards sting

Car tyres Online- Which car tyres prices should you go for online,cheapest or best?

Helping you out with car tyres selection

Car tyres Online
Yokohama are one of the best Car tyres Online products a a reasonable price.

For consumers who are looking to purchase new or spare tyres online. So, choosing the right online site for the purchase is key to getting the lowest prices, and top quality. When choosing the Car tyres Online to buy. Of course  not only do you want to look for the lowest price. But consumers should also look for the top tyres on the market. So, when comparing car tyre prices online, making sure you compare the best brand. Naturally, such as Continental tyres or Firestone tyres . Including, the car tyres with the best depth and tread, and the car tyres which are going to last you for the most miles when driving. So that you do not have to constantly replace them.

In order to save on the Car tyres Online prices you are purchasing . Consumers have to take the time to find the right online retailer for the purchase. Comparing online sites, and choosing the one which has the most extensive product selection. Including, the best brand names, the various car tyre options to choose from, a site which is well reviewed and rated by other consumers online, and of course, the online site which offers the lowest and most affordable car tyre prices to their consumers. Keeping each of these factors in mind, prior to purchasing, is something all consumers should do, if they want to save, and if they want to find the right Car tyres Online for their car.

Depending on the car you drive, the tyres you will purchase are also going to vary.

So, keeping this in mind. Also, making sure the tyres you are buying online come in sizes and tread depths for all cars. So, is also something to consider when choosing the tyre. Whether it is a pick-up or a traditional family saloon style car. Knowing which ones you need, and where to find the lowest car tyre prices for them. Are some factors to keep in mind when you choose to shop online. Of course, for the new ones for your car. The size, and the dimensions of the tyres has to be correct when choosing them online. So keeping the price in mind, and what style you are looking to buy, are things a shopper has to consider when they are making the product selection, and when they are determining which tyres are going to be the best option for their car. Yokohama tyres are an excellent choice, combining quality with price.

Comparing various car tyres,

So, when looking for different brands, and finding the top names in the industry such as General tyres. Importantly, all for the cheapest car tyre prices online, are the main factors a consumer is going to look for. But, taking the time to find those which are highest in safety rating, the right size for your car, the most durable car ones on the market, and those which are rated the best car tyres in the industry, should also be factors to keep in mind when shopping for new ones. By considering each of these factors when choosing new tyres, consumers are bound to find the lowest car tyre prices, and they are going to find that the top Car tyres Online retailer is going to offer the variety and prices they hope to pay. Please get the correct size for your car as you may regret it if you are the one who makes a mistake and ends up with the

 

Car tyres Online
A good choice of stock in essential

ones that you dont want, believe me this does happen.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

Car tyres Online
Busy tyre stores at Car tyres Online retailer