All General Tyres Stuff

All General Tyres Stuff

Tyre makers have done many different experiments.Especially, with rubber compound mixes. Thus, to try and improve the rolling resistance of tyres. These compounds reduce the friction between the road surface and the tyres. Whilst at the same time retain the tyres grip. These compounds have been produced by companies.hence, such as General tyres, sold here in the UK. The new compounds also reduce the tyres weight. Naturally, and help in the total weight of the car.

Get Snow Tyres Fitted-UK faces MONTHS of SNOW: Sinking polar vortex to trigger COLDEST winter since GREAT FREEZE

Get Snow Tyres Fitted

Get Snow Tyres Fitted

Scenes like this are becoming more frequent throughout the Halifax area this winter of 2018

Get Snow Tyres Fitted

This winter (2017-2018) is becoming one of the most unpredictable winters in recent years. Snow and blizzards one day heavy rain the next and so on. Especially here in the Halifax UK area. Earlier this week I delivered a battery order to a customer in Suffolk. Once out of Yorkshire there was nothing but a clear blue sky and a low in the sky winter sun.

It was like this all day. I could not believe it when on my return I was listening to radio Leeds. The reporter was saying that cars were getting stuck in heavy snow all over the West Yorkshire area. Living in the lower area of Mirfield, then we only had gale force winds and heavy rain showers.

This brings me back to the preparation of your cars before winter arrives. We have been spoiled in recent winters with very little snow and mild weather. However this year has brought us down to earth. As I am  sat here writing this article we are having heavy snow forecast for later on this evening.

Get Snow Tyres Fitted

Mothers will be worrying about getting the kids to school and dads worrying about getting to work. Here at Pellon Tyres we never worry about bad weather. Because, we fit winter tyres to all our vehicles. So, we can confidently travel to work and back and not have to worry about the snow. Subsequently, we do have to watch out for the other drivers, skidding and getting stuck down Pellon lane.

The good thing about it is that drivers come flooding in the following day wanting winter tyres or just new tyres in general. A little bit of thought before winter would have prevented all the stress and worry about getting stuck or skidding in the snow.

Eric Roberts

UK faces MONTHS of SNOW: Sinking polar vortex to trigger COLDEST winter since GREAT FREEZE | Weather | News | Express.co.uk

General Grabber AT3 Trials-Pellon Tyres Boss Ryan Linton Tests out the Grabber AT 3 Tyres

General Grabber AT3 Trials

General Grabber AT3 Trials

General Grabber AT3 Trials

As the General Tyres approved tyre dealer in Halifax UK. So, we are often invited to take part in tyre trials. Therefore testing the Grabber AT 3 tyre in some secluded southern woods was a great opportunity. Hence, for Pellon Tyres boss Ryan Linton.

Ryan has always considered himself to be a good driver. Consequently, he never misses a chance to test out the tyres that we recommend and sell to the drivers of Halifax and surrounding areas.

Of course, Halifax and the Calderdale area here in Yorkshire has a wealth of 4×4 vehicle owners and drivers. The area is famous for its Pennine Hills with steep narrow lanes and roads. Made from rough stones to tarmac. Just the right environment for using the general tyre products. The Pennines cut across the backbone of England and have to suffer all kinds of weather. Mainly wet and windy, but snowfall is common in the winter months of November to March.

As a result of this then drivers look for a great tyre product that they can rely on in such a climate. Of course there are a couple of other good tyre brands that off er the same type of protection. But in our opinion the General grabber range stand out as champions.

General Grabber AT3 Trials-Tyres in Ryan’s blood

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

Ryan has been in the tyre industry working for pellon Tyres all his working life apart from a small break in the car body industry. Tyres are in his blood and he is gifted enough to soak everything that he learns into his brain . Whenever he goes on such a venture as the general tyre tests, he can enthusiastically pass on everything he has learned to me and the other members of staff.

This is a great asset to our business. As a result, our customers can first class knowledge of all the tyre products that we sell. Especially, the more technical knowledge about tyres that we need when explaining the benefits of 4×4 tyres such as the General grabber AT 3’s to our customers. So I have kept out any of the more technical aspects of this tyre trial.

Hence to give my readers and customers an insight into the wealth of knowledge that our staff accumulate over the years. This knowledge helps us to be probably the areas number one tyre business.

Eric Roberts

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General Tyres-Mercedes G-Class-Mercedes-Benz picks General Tyre for G-Class | Behind the Wheel

General Tyres-Mercedes G-Class

General Tyres-Mercedes G-Class

General Tyres-Mercedes G-Class

This move by Mercedes to fit the General 4×4 tyres to the G Class model .Therefore only reinforces my belief that general are amongst the best 4×4 tyres on the market today.

4×4 tyres can be a difficult choice? When looking for new tyres and you’ve looked around and read the relevant information. So, and you are still unsure it is always best to get in touch with an expert.

This where we at Pellon Tyres come. Hence we can give impartial tyre information. Of course we will offer you advice that is in your best interest.
Here in Halifax we are on the edge of the Pennine hills in Yorkshire. The fields in the area are grazed with cattle and sheep live on the higher moors. As a result we have a large farming community. For this reason then land Rovers are very popular vehicle amongst the farmers in the area.

General Tyres-Mercedes G-Class-Choosing the correct tyre for the job

Tyres are a very important acquisition and getting the correct ones is important. Tyres of different tread designs, should not really be mixed on a 4×4 vehicles. As a result, an example of a tread mismatch on inappropriate tyres. So would be when a tyre guy fits a mud terrain tyre to their vehicle.

Subsequently,only using the vehicle on a tarmac road surface. This tyre is designed to give the user an excellent amount of grip in off-road conditions. Consequently, when out on the road the braking distance becomes a problem. Handling becomes difficult and responsiveness greatly reduced.

Some farmers think that the bigger the tread then the better the grip. This is alright for those who do take their 4×4 vehicles off the road. Hence,for most of the time but not for road use. For example there are those who drive off-road as part of their job. mainly on the farm or say a forestry guy. Their vehicles would require an all-terrain type of tyre. Tough with a rugged tread pattern.

General Tyres-Mercedes G-Class-General grabber AT

Mercedes the manufacturers of the Mercedes G Class 4×4 vehicle would have teamed up with General tyres will have worked closely during the design and production of your vehicle. Through tests and analysis they will have fitted tyres that best match the basic needs that you will require for driving.

Thus the majority of OE tyres on a 4×4 vehicle. Are fitted primarily for road use, with perhaps a small amount of off-road ability. The General Grabber AT tyre range are the best choice for this purpose. Of course the latest one in the range is the AT 3.

Eric Roberts

The recently arrived in Australia Mercedes-Benz G-Class will soon come exclusively on tyres from the German tyre manufacturer – General Tire. The tyre company has let us know that it has become the exclusive supplier […]

Source: Mercedes-Benz picks General Tire for G-Class | Behind the Wheel

New General UHP Tyres – Tire Business – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

New General UHP Tyres

New General UHP Tyres

New General UHP Tyres

Tyre companies are frequently introducing new tyre products. Consequently, General tyres are no exception. Therefore, it came as no surprise when the next two tyre products were introduced. Of course, general are part of the giant Continental tyre group. Hence, enjoying all the technical knowledge and quality materials that comes with this.

The new tyres will be the General G-max, a new UHP tyre. Also the General HD. Both these new tyres are explained in the this American article. At this stage I am not sure if the new tyres are for worldwide distribution?

Eric Roberts

Source: News – Tire Business – The Tire Dealer’s No. 1 News Source

 

 

Pirelli Winter Tyres

General Winter Tyres-A must for Scotland and Northern England this Coming Week January 2019

General Winter Tyres

General Winter Tyres;Scotland a Winter tyres Haven

It is not rocket science to know that the further North we go in the British Isles then the colder it gets. Winters  have become a second nature to people living in Scotland and this is the time of year that the Scots get ready for the Inclement weather that will be heading their way. I have visited this beautiful country in all the seasons of the year and you can guarantee that if you travel in late Autumn  through early spring, that you will encounter Snow.

Scotland has recently enjoyed very good snow falls in their mountain ranges, especially the one that I am most familiar with, the “Cairngorms” you must visit their web-site to appreciate the winter wonderland and the great skiing conditions that you can enjoy there.

General Winter Tyres

General Winter Tyres;Thick snow with winter tyres

Apart from all your skiing equipment, there is one thing you must not forget ? General Winter Tyres are a must to be fitted to your car, before setting off to Scotland or if you live in Scotland you must fit a set on your car. Even if you are visiting the lower mountain ranges of Scotland you are advised to buy a set of snows. You could be caught out at any time during the colder weather after the late Autumn frosts.

Winter tyres are now becoming a necessity for Northern England

Motorists living in Northern England are now starting to become familiar with the same climate problems that they experience in Scotland. Anyone can now get caught out in a snow storm during late Autumn and the whole of Winter.

Most of Northern England are in hilly districts including the Pennines and peaks of Derbyshire to the North Yorkshire moors and the mountains of the lake District. This means that motorists in these areas require better gripping on their cars. The minimum that car owners require is a good normal summer tread pattern, when what they really need is one with plenty of tread on the tyres, but this will be rendered useless when the snow gets here and unless you have General Winter Tyres fitted you will be stranded even in flat districts.

General Winter Tyres will last for about three winters

Of course, providing that in Spring you change back to your summer tyres. Naturally, this service is carried out by many local tyre companies such as Pellon Tyre Centre in Halifax West Yorkshire. Consequently, when you buy your winters  they will store them for you and re-fit the summer ones. Of course,when the threat of any more bad weather has receded. Nonetheless,the first time you need them fitting is done free of charge. Followed by a small charge for re-fitting the following spring.

Nevertheless, this has been a large success in the past three years. Moreover,we are looking forward to seen our repeat business in the years to come. Many of our past customers tell us about many stories when people were getting stuck in snow. While they were able to get out of trouble because they have chosen the correct product for their car.

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

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.

Cheap Car Tyres online-More market players make it more complicated?

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online;Better quality mid-range tyres such as Kumho are now getting more popular due to the new tyre rating labels.

Cheap car tyres online

In the  online market right now. Hence, there are hundreds of brands that most people have never heard of. So names with Chinese sounding names. Thus, such as Ling Long and Jinyu  are now part of the Global tyre market.

Most of these are of course classed as cheap budget car  tyres. Consequently, most probably are at the lower end of the quality line. But there are “horses for courses” and the cheap economy ones have a role to play. As a result, in the massive tyre markets of Europe and the USA. It is however time to point out that. Because of the economic turn-down. Then the larger companies are pruning their prices. Hence, and competing with these lesser known brands.

At the moment you can buy good mid-range brands. As a result, that will probably give you better mileage for just a few pounds or dollars above the economy brand. I am thinking of names like General Tyres , an excellent tyre made here in the EU, another one is from the Japanese tyre company, and Apollo Tyres have some good online offers at the moment. So just shop around online a find some great products for just a small percentage price higher…Eric Roberts. Pellon Tyres Halifax UK.

For further reading about cheap car tyres online…

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online; Look for quality such these General tyres made by Continental tyres

“So, you want to find Cheap Car Tyres online? Getting new ones for your vehicle is something that you must do every few years or so. You will likely want to save as much money as possible. The thing to be aware of is the fact that sometimes cheaper car tyres are not the greatest ones to buy. The good news is that you can find some cost efficient tyres out there that will fit into your pocket, but will still offer you high quality and durability”...Nick McCracken

Eric Roberts

General Audi Winter Tyres

General Audi Winter Tyres-General Altimax Arctic Tyres performing on this Audi A4

General Audi Winter Tyres

General Audi Winter Tyres

I have recently started to write about tyres and batteries. Thus, by adding the name of the car makers into the title. Of course, many drivers that are looking things up on say Google, will put in the brand name of their car. For this reason, I have included the name of the car used in the winter tyre test as an “Audi”.

This makes sense to me. Audi owners will want to know how their specific car performs using specific products.In this case, General winter tyres. Naturally, I am watching this carefully, but I do think that it works and sometimes I will also add the model as in this case the “A4”.

I also think it is a great idea for regular drivers. Hence, to send in videos,regarding the performance of their cars in snowy conditions.As a result with a certain product helping their car to perform in bad conditions. General Altimax are made by the giant Continental Tyre group, throughout Europe and the USA. They are available in the Halifax area of the UK from Pellon Tyres.

Eric Roberts  General Winter tyres

Text that accompanies this video – trying to get out of the snow, very nice winter/snow tires. In an audi A4. Fun in the snow, General Altimax Arctic Tires

General Tyres Lighter Weight- As your Car Tyres Are Becoming More “ECO” Friendly

General Tyres Lighter Weight

General Tyres Lighter Weight; Car tyres are going down the environmental friendly road

General Tyres Lighter Weight

General Tyres Lighter Weight

More and more tyre manufacturer.Hence, are going down the “green” road.Thus, striving to make their car tyres more fuel efficient.Therefore, as part of the drive to make cars more environmentally friendly. Tyres are very important.Especially, in the drive to increase better fuel efficiency. I seem to remember a similar thing that was launched in the 1980s.Hence,  when tyre manufacturers started to bring out tyres.Naturally, with a different aspect ratio and less rolling resistance. As a result became the buzz word for the people that worked in the tyre trade. All the major car tyres makers. Thus,  claimed that their car tyres went further and lasted longer.Than any of their competitor’s tyres. But things settled back down.Accordingly, the green issue was put to one side.Until a new upsurge in interest in the environment. As a result, the need to make claims of a greener tyre again from the major tyre makers. 

General Tyres Lighter Weight

Tyre makers have done many different experiments.Especially, with rubber compound mixes. Thus, to try and improve the rolling resistance of tyres. These compounds reduce the friction between the road surface and the tyres.Whilst at the same time retain the tyres grip. These compounds have been produced by companies.hence, such as General tyres, sold here in the UK. The new compounds also reduce the tyres weight. Naturally, and help in the total weight of the car. Motorists just think that a “tyre is a tyre”. Therefore, just a black lump a rubber. But billions of dollars are spent on research and development.Hence, by the major tyre companies. To improve their green image. This is one of the reasons for a difference between cheap budget ones that are made by the big companies such as Pirelli, Goodyear, Continental and Michelin to name a few.

One of the new materials that are added to car tyres compounds these days is Silica,

This is the main material.That helps achieve a much lower rolling resistance. This and a greater understanding of tread design and technology. Have moved tyre design along in “leaps and bounds”. The new tyre designs help the cars soak up energy from the road by staying at cooler temperatures than their earlier counterparts. These new rubber compounds and tread design have made these modern General Tyres Lighter Weight and quieter, with far less road noise coming through to the car’s cockpit. I hope that this article helps people understand the amount of work that goes on in the constant updating of this product, and all this has to be worked in with the cost of the car tyres.

 Eric Roberts

4×4 Tyres-Which are the right ones for you ? Consider the excellent General 4×4 Range

 Customers are still not sure which 4×4 tyres to choose

4x4 Tyres

4×4 Tyres; Mud terrain tyre on a Land Rover Defender. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article is a follow up from one that I did a few years ago. One of the problems that we have at Pellon tyres, comes from the owners of 4×4 vehicles who are not sure which or what tyres to fit to their vehicles.

In our area of Halifax in the Pennine foothills, we have several types of different terrains to cope with. Choosing the right tyre can be difficult.

Every tyre a manufacturer makes is designed with specific strengths in mind. How well it performs to these strengths depends on the construction methods, materials used and the technologies applied in the design and testing process. 4×4 tyres by definition introduce even more variables than these into the mixing pot. For our area we recommend a 50/50 or a 40/60 tread ratio between a normal type summer tyre and a rugged off road tyre. To make it a little easier to select the right one, a good place to start is to think about what you intend to use your 4×4 for. Many people used to say the Land rover as just a status car, where others such as farmers need Land-rovers for more practical uses, so a different tyre application is needed.

If you are intending to use your vehicle off road then you need to determine just how extreme the terrain is likely to be and how much time you are likely to spend on it. Farmers would be doing far more off road work and therefore would require a much heavier tread pattern on the tyres.

Off Road Grading Index for 4×4 tyres selection

To help our customers we use a very good visual guide called an (off road Grading Index) or ORGI for short, and then grade all the 4×4 tyres accordingly on our stock compute so that we can tell customers exactly which tyre is the best for them. The ORGI guide assigns every 4X4 Off Road tyres we feature with an off-road competency rating between 1 & 10. From here it is possible to disregard certain tyres as unsuitable and narrow the field of selection down. It works of an easy to understand scale from 1 to 10 depending on how tough you want your tyre to be, an excellent grading system. I hope this will be of help to all my customers who own 4×4 and SUV vehicles and want General 4×4 tyres.

4x4 tyres

ORGI chart

 About Eric Roberts

 

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

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres-On your 4×4 vehicle and you may enjoy a new experience.

Post Updated 20th Dec 2013/27th March 2016

There’s probably nothing wrong with the normal tyres on your 4×4 vehicle? Try Try Different General 4×4 Tyres

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres-The tyre manufacturers have worked closely with the vehicle manufacturer to ensure that the best level of performance and comfort can be achieved in the tyres that they provide.

Try Different General 4x4 Tyres

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most motorist spends most of their time on the normal tarmac roads, the tyres fitted to a vehicle at the factory are also made to provide a certain amount of off-road capability, but the main priorities will be for stability at speed, good steering control and very low noise on the road.

Many off-road 4×4 tyres will perform very well on the normal tarmac roads, but they have a very heavy tread and can be much noisier and the ride can be bumpier and less comfortable. This varies according to the specific 4×4 tyre and the patterns used in the 4×4 tyres tread design.

So these good road tyres are not the correct product for the 4×4 tyres drivers who have more individual needs and bigger aspirations. This includes the owners of ultra-high-performance vehicles who require the highest grip possible or 4×4 owners that need to venture off the road for more fun ?

Whether you are going off road to enjoy wide open spaces, across lanes and streams or scrambling across the specific terrain, for work or sport, correct tyre selection becomes very important and a whole host of new things has to be considered. Remember that road surfaces are tarmac. Off-road surfaces can be hugely different, from muddy fields, peat bogs to rocky ridges, they all offer a more challenging experience if you fit the correct 4×4 tyres on your vehicle.

MAKE SURE YOU GET the RIGHT 4×4 tyres

Choosing the incorrectly sized tyre with a less aggressive tread pattern can mean danger as well as being costly to your pocket and will reduce your tyre performance. For example fitting a mud terrain 4×4 tyre to your vehicle will give excellent levels of grip in the extreme “off road” conditions, but will cause a huge increase in your braking distances and will reduce steering responsiveness. An all round bad experience for you and your vehicle.

Try Different General 4x4 Tyres

The excellent General Grabber AT tyre

You may not always be able to fit a more aggressive tyre in your size it is not always possible to fit the most appropriate tyre for your needs by using the original tyre size recommended for the vehicle. You can buy a wheel and tyre package that fit you 4×4 there are certain conversions for 4×4 vehicles that our experienced 4×4 adviser’s can advise you on.

 

 

About Eric Roberts

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