All Bridgestone/Firestone Tyres Stuff

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Covid-19 update from Bridgestone UK & Ireland – ericatpellon@gmail.com – Gmail

Covid-19 update from Bridgestone

Covid-19 update from Bridgestone

Covid-19 update from Bridgestone

 

Dear Valued Customer,

At Bridgestone, the safety, health and well-being of every person who comes in contact with our business – not just our employees, but our customers, partners, and the communities in which we’re active – is our key priority.

We continue to monitor advice from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as government regulations, to update working restrictions and travel advisories, as necessary.

Given the seriousness of the current global situation around Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Bridgestone has activated its Enterprise Crisis Management Team (ECMT). Of course, to jointly manage activities related to the health and safety of our employees. Including customers and suppliers. This team is providing unified management as it relates to virus prevention, risk mitigation, business continuity and internal and external communications.

As a precautionary measure,

Importantly, and to help ensure the continued safety and well-being of our colleagues, customers and suppliers, Bridgestone EMIA has activated a work-from-home plan for its office-based employees, also where this is not yet required by the government. We have also restricted all domestic and international business travel. Despite these changes, please rest assured that all teams, including sales and customer service, continue to be available to meet your needs.

All business teams have developed plans for alternative operations, should they become necessary, as part of Bridgestone’s business continuity plans

 

Which includes daily assessment of the supply situation from short, mid and long-term views. Where necessary, we are taking further measures to optimise and ensure the greatest possible availability of goods.

A primary focus is to ensure the delivery of tyres to meet your requirements as you serve your customers. With this in mind we will be temporarily stopping the processing of returns to enable us to focus on outbound deliveries. We will of course endeavour to continue technical returns processing.

Should there be any potential impact to your supply, a Bridgestone representative will be in direct contact with

you.

We appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times. Know that we’re doing all we can to minimise impact for you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Brett Emerson
Consumer Business Unit Director
Bridgestone North Europe Region
Greg Ward
Commercial Business Unit Director
Bridgestone North Europe Region

Source: Covid-19 update from Bridgestone UK & Ireland – ericatpellon@gmail.com – Gmail

Firestone Whitewall Tyres on this Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1 a Gem on Firestone Tyres

Firestone Whitewall Tyres

Finest Firestone Whitewall Tyres for this car

Firestone Whitewall Tyres

Superb silver cloud is sporting a new set of whitewall tyres from Firestone. These tyres are not the original equipment. Rolls Royce come out on Avon or Dunlop tyres, but the Firestone Whitewall Tyres sure look good.

One of the good things running a garage these days. As expected, you never know what car will turn up at any given time.

Today was no exception.Thus, we had a 1950’s Rolls-Royce Cars presented to us for a MOT test.Hence,  the car was on 820×15 vintage Firestone Whitewall Tyre .Accordingly, the car was a Silver Cloud mk1 made between 1955 and 1958 and ran on a straight six engine. Of course, it had a chassis that made of box steel section which was a robust and rigid construction. Much of the rest of the car was made of light alloy to keep down the weight.

The gearbox was a four-speed automatic. Naturally, the brakes were servo assisted. Equipped, with power steering and air conditioning.Which becoming an option in the later models. The car weighed in at nearly two tonnes and did only about fifteen miles to the gallon and 0 to 60 in about fourteen seconds Tyres were an option the original make was Dunlop tyres, but Firestone Whitewall Tyres also made the 820×15 size.

It is always a great pleasure service cars like this and I would like to thank John Horsfield for bringing these excellent cars to us and for trusting them in our care.

We also sell Firestone Whitewall Tyres on   www.pellonautocentre.com.

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. Consequently, I used to work for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Naturally, I now own a company 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.

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.

Firestone Tyre Recall-1978 “Massive” Tyre Re-call-Cost the tyre company millions

Firestone Tyre Recall

In modern times, starting in the 1970”s Firestone have had mega problems in their Firestone Tyre Recall.

Firestone Tyre Recall

Firestone tyres are once again an excellent product and take part in many motorsport events.

Firestone tyres originated from Akron Ohio USA.

Of course they originated from the home of Goodyear in Akron Ohio,USA..The company started its life as a tyre maker with just 12 staff.Naturally, they expanded at a very fast rate when they won the contract to supply the new model T Ford. This was in 1906 and they were chosen by Henry Ford himself.

The Firestone tyre company soon expanded to other parts of the World.This including a new factory in Canada and in 1928 they built their first factory here in the UK at Brentford. In the

firestone tyres

Firestone vintage poster before their problems

second world  war years Firestone  were  making other vulcanised rubber products, but after the war reverted to making tyres.

Big problems for Firestone tyres as “tyre treads” began to separate from the main tyre

Firestone tyres were like most other  companies.Thus, trying to play catch up with Michelin  and the “steel belted radial”. 

Firestone Tyre Recall

The result was horrific. Firestone tyres began having major problems leading to a Firestone Tyre Recall with their products.Because, they were  losing their treads at high speeds causing many problems. The problem was thought to be caused by tyre bonding cements allowing water into the steel belt area causing the steel belts to corrode and separate and lift off, usually at high speeds causing many accidents. This Firestone Tyre Recall was a  first major problem, causing over 7 million tyres to be recalled. This problem also occurred in the UK, I remember having to change many defective buckled up tyres in my early days as a fitter whilst working for National company in Dewsbury.

In 1978  Firestone Tyre Recall  had a second massive  recall. Firestone Tyre Recall

Firestone tyres are now back to be a reputable tyre brand.

Bridgestone Tyres UK  after failed negotiations with Pirelli  of Italy.

Eric Roberts

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

 

 

Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres- a great all-year round tyre performer

Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres

Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres-As I have stated many times, Firestone tyres have had a shaky past. We all now know about the problems of the past with faulty steel belt problems?.

The good news is that since the Bridgestone take over. Then Firestone are reaffirming their status as a leading European tyre brand. The new Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres are heading the company in the right direction. With a tyre that allows the driver freedom to visit anywhere he likes.

Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres

Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres- One of Firestone tyres latest offerings to improve the companies image in the mid-range tyre market.

This Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres. Along with other great tyres in the range including the TZ300 run flat tyres and the Destination HP SUV tyre range. Are helping to establish Firestone as a leading mid-range tyre manufacturer again. Firestone also produces the S790 high-performance tyre for the large sports saloons.

The Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres were introduced at the beginning of 2015. Because, the new tyre offered a welcoming fresh design. It is made of innovative new materials to add a touch of class to the mid-range tyre sector.

Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres

Because, the Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres, comes with a new slogan “freedom to drive” and is aimed at the young at heart, (that must include me?). Consequently, the new tyre is more fuel efficient due to a better rolling resistance and a silica added compound, which is the general theme for most tyre manufacturers these days.

Therefore, Firestone drivers will love the nice comfortable journey on their new Firestone Multihawk 2 tyres. The tyre buying public should have few problems finding a Multihawk 2 to fit their car: We offer these tyres IN my Tyre Shop in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. Finally, the tyre will be introduced in 36 sizes for 13″ to 15″ rims, covering more than 95% of EU demand in the small to compact segment cars.

 

Firestone Tyre Sets- Gets the Wheels in the Motion at Indy Grand Prix – WGNO

Firestone Tyre Sets

Firestone Tyres

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Firestone Tyre Sets; Could this be a Firestone Tyres revival attempt?

Firestone tyres have been in the doldrums since a catastrophic era when many f their tyres failed.

I now sell the Firestone product and they are an excellent tyre, now owned by the Bridgestone corporation now, they appear to have turned the corner and are once again starting to show their face, by supporting race events with their tyre products, as is the story behind this article.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1249/FIRESTONE

Firestone Firehawk is one of the best recognised tyre names

In all my working days in the tyres industry. Then the Firestone brand is the one that sticks in my mind. Because of both for good and for bad reasons.

The bad reasons are because of the problems that Firestone has had over the years. With various tyre recalls. Therefore, recalls have taken place of a long period time.hence, at different stages of the tyre company’s history. The first ones I can remember were here in the UK. Firestone manufactured tyres at Brentford, in the south of England. Unfortunately, the factory was shut down in 1980, when 1’500 workers and white collar workers lost their jobs.

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Firestone tyres used in the early days of racing..(picture courtesy of Firestone tyre)

This could have been something to do with the terrible problems that Firestone were having. Nence, with their tyres in the USA. It was in the 1960’s, when I first became a tyre fitter.  I will always remember the problems that Firestone were having in America.Consequently, with their “500” radial tyre. News in those days traveled slowly, but we heard on the tyre grapevine that in order to compete with the new radial tyres, (that were giving far better mileage and road holding), then they had to come up with a new radial tyre pretty quickly?

Firestone Tyre Sets

They tried to get round this by using bias belted tyre molds to produce the radial tyres in. Although the tyres looked fine and showed no sign of problems, they soon started to fall apart when used at high speed. The problem was a problem that haunted some tyre companies for years, “tread separation”. This is when the tread of the tyre comes off and is caused by a few reasons, but in Firestone’s case it was thought to be the molds and the bonding solution.

The bonding solution (cement) is what sticks the tread to the tyre casing. It is thought that this allowed water to penetrate into the steel belt, which in turn rusted causing the tread to lift off, when the tyres built up any heat, when used on the roads.

In 1978 investigators came to the conclusion that it must have been a design fault, that caused the problem and millions of the Firestone 500 tyres were withdrawn, giving the giant tyre company a very bad name.

The giant tyre company gradually clawed their way back, until further problems, nearer our times, in 2001 with the Wilderness AT/ATX and the ATX 11 tyres, which once again all received a mandatory recall and more bad publicity for the beleaguered tyre company.

Firestone Tyre Sets; Firestone tyres better days

In my opinion the better days started when they were taken over by the giant Bridgestone tyre corporation from Japan. They also continued their efforts with motorsport participation. This included the world famous, Indianapolis 500 mile race, which they have won for the past forty years.

The modern day Indy cars can reach speeds of 220 MPH, and have performed perfectly well on the new high-performance  Firehawk. These tyres use competition compounds and are available for track cars as well as street legal cars, and are also recommended for the likes of for Beach Buggies and for Lotus Elan 2s. Lotus 7s. Escort RS I600s and other such

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The Firestone alternate red race tyre.

cars. The road handling is said to be superb giving the driver, competitive balance between speed, cornering, and durability.

 

 

The tyres come out in three distinct types; this information is taken from the Firestone web site

  •  Primary Black-

The primary Firehawk racing tyres offer a competitive balance between speed, cornering, and durability. Firehawk primary tires are used on all three types of track.

  •  Alternate Red-

Visually differentiated by red sidewalls, Firehawk alternate tires have a softer compound than primary tires, allowing for faster speeds and better cornering, but quicker wear. Firehawk alternate tires are used on road and street tracks only.

  •  Rain Grey-

These Firehawk tires were developed for wet conditions and have a grooved tread pattern that improves grip, control, and helps prevent hydroplaning. Rain tires are used on road and street tracks only, as oval races don’t run if conditions are.

For this reason, the Firestone Tyres product is now highly regarded with its past problems way behind.

 

Firestone Tyres

Firestone Multihawk tyres that offer great comfort to the modern driver?

Firestone Multihawk tyres

Started in 1900 and chosen by Henry Ford

 Firestone tyres were one of the Worlds earliest mass produced tyres. Therefore, they first used the Ford model “T” mass produced cars still popular today. Since them, Firestone tyres have gone from strength to strength. Now producing some of the best tyres on the planet.

Here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. Therefore, we offer an excellent range of the Firestone tyres. For this reason, we source our stock from Britain’s leading wholesaler. Thus, and offer it online across the country.

New tyres are flooding into the UK from China and the far East. For this reason, Firestone tyres are holding out the opposition. Because of their quality and staying power. Due to the many years of manufacturing experience. Of course, in tyre manufacturing throughout the World.

I have worked on Firestone tyres for many years

Importantly, I have even worked on fitting the Giant tyres that you see on Earthmoving machines. Consequently, Firestone tyres have always been a good product. Increasingly, the great Firestone company also makes tyres for racing cars. So, this is where the development comes from. Of course, to make the Firestone  that we are now driving about on in our cars.

Of course, Firestone, as most people know! Are now owned by Bridgestone tyres of Japan but because of the reputation that goes before them. Firestone has kept the original name.

 Firestone tyres are available online from www.pellontyres.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. Consequently, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.Thus, I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days. Naturally, before starting my first business. For this reason, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging 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.

 

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Bridgestone Dueler 680 Tyres

Bridgestone Dueler 680 Tyres

Bridgestone Dueler 680 Tyres

Bridgestone Dueler 680 Tyres

So, like most of the quality Bridgestone tyre products. Of course, the dueler 680 tyre. Thus, provides on-road 4X4 enthusiasts with a top performance level. Including the tyres giving high comfort levels . So, normally attributed to ultra high performance passenger car tyres. Firstly,its uni-directional tread pattern design ensures maximum wet performance. Significantly including sporty handling ! Specially, on highways and including secondary roads.

Like their other tyre products this Bridgestone tyre is a real winner.

Digging for further information then the Dueler H/P delivers exquisite sports car-like handling. Thus allowing the driver to unleash the performance potential of your light truck or SUV. Reassuringly, UNI-T technology is applied to the two 20″ sizes. Responsibly, the Dueler H/P offers you exceptional handling ! Especially, in wet or dry driving conditions. Inclusively, they use UNI-T AQ technology in all other sizes. Of course this lets you count on wet performance excellence. Significantly, even as the tyres wears. Importantly, wet braking, wet handling, and noise minimization are all exceptional features of our Dueler H/P. Carefully, engineered to please drivers with an active lifestyle. Lastly this tyre like all the Bridgestone range is available at Pellon tyres in West Yorkshire.

Eric Roberts

Bridgestone Dueler Sport Ecopia Tyres

Bridgestone Dueler Sport Ecopia Tyres

Bridgestone Dueler Sport Ecopia Tyres

Dueler Sport Ecopia Tyres

Importantly, the Dueler H/P Sport (Highway/Performance) has been designed for high powered luxury 4×4’s and SUV’s. Of course, Bridgestone tyres bring many tyres out to suit this vehicle range. So, always importantly, in their strive for perfection.  Successfully, while keeping up with changes to the modern car designs. Subsequently, this tyre is available in tyre sizes up to 27545Y20 and is a popular choice at Pellon tyres.

pellon Tyres are located at Halifax in the foothills of the Pennines . So, these tyres are perfect for the owners of 4 x 4 s and SUV vehicles. Especially in winter! When you could be driving on slippery winter minor roads. Then straight onto the M62 motorway and doing high speeds.

High performance SUV tyre

The Bridgestone Dueler Sport Ecopia Tyres lives up to the high performance basics of your premium Sport Truck or SUV. The non-vent design and aggressive look of the sidewall fit the sleek lines of these vehicles. In fact, the Dueler H/P Sport is an Original Equipment choice in the category. Expect great wet performance with a power traction combination of UNI-T technology and high silica content that helps you drive with confidence in changing road conditions.

Bridgestone Turanza EL42-For the BMW 7 series, X3 and X5 SUV’s

Bridgestone Turanza EL42

Bridgestone Turanza EL42

Bridgestone Turanza EL42

Consequently, the excellent Turanza EL42 tyres have been designed for the BMW 7 series. Including the excellent X3 and X5 SUV people carriers. Significantly,
this tyre gives a smooth and  trouble free ride. Well suited to the busy mum or executive alike. Naturally, a most popular product from bridgestone tyres .

As we all know, summer is coming to an end.

Importantly, this is the time of year that caravan and motorhome owners are heading back from their holidays. So, August is a very busy time on our roads. Of course, I am a regular traveler on the continent, especially France. In my opinion, this is a good time to check your tyres. Naturally, before the arrival of the winter. Albeit many vehicle owners carry on travelling all the year round. Especially, to the most southern tips of Europe. Where the weather is warmer that northern Europe.

SUV vehicles with the Turanza EL42 fitted are often used to tow a caravan. Bridgestone tyres are also in the game of warning this category of vehicles. Especially about tyre care and fitting the correct tyres for their vehicles. Of course, I also mean using the correct load ratings for the weight of their vehicles.

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

The caravan/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. Importantly, you are advised to fit your replacement tyres with the same tyres that are fitted as original equipment.

Eric Roberts