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.

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

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Generals all-new Grabber AT3 and X3 – Women on Wheels

Generals all-new Grabber AT3

Generals all-new Grabber AT3

There is no doubt about it that General tyre are well known amongst the drivers of 4 x 4,s and larger SUV vehicles. So, as General tyre dealers its good to see the company enhancing their product range. Of course General are part of the giant Continental tyre company. Because we live in the foot of the Pennine hill range then the Grabber AT3 is well popular amongst Jeep and Land Rover drivers.

Many of our customers are of course farmers or small holders. Many people living in the Calderdale area live on hills and in valleys. Well associated with the Calderdale area, the capitol being Halifax. general are popular because they are less noisy than some other brands. While at the same time giving their vehicle a good grip when required in inclement weather. Because of the height above sea level then the area can receive all sort of weather. Especially in winter time, with a sudden snow storm being the norm.

Summer can also bring extremely heavy  heavy rain storm with regular flooding in the valleys.

In fact places such as Hebden Bridge are country wide famous for the regular flooding that haunts them almost every year. Tyre such as the General Grabber At3 are very important for the safety of vehicles in the Pennine area and other such hilly and mountainous areas throughout the UK.

General have also included another new tyre in its range, the Grabber X3 tyres. Both these new tyres are worth considering when buying new tyres for your 4 x 4 and SUV vehicles.

Eric Roberts

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Most of the launches we attend usually involve test driving and reviewing new cars, but last week we joined General Tire, a brand of Continental Tyre SA, at Kilpbokkop to experience the all-new Grabber AT3 and X3 tyres

Source: General Tire’s all-new Grabber AT3 and X3 – Women on Wheels

Car batteries-Cold weather

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

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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.

But in general the all-weather tyres are great for all year use and much safer for driving on rain soaked motorways.

All Season Tyres – Jack of all trades or master of none?

All Season Tyres

All Season Tyres

All Season Tyres

As a tyre dealer for the past 40 years I think that all-season tyres are now a no-brainer!

So, these type of tyres can give the driver excellent protection in all types of weather. Of course our weather trends are now giving us very wet conditions.

So, all-weather tyres are fitted to all my vehicles, cars and vans. Hence, when driving in the wet conditions that I feel totally confident that the tyre are going to keep me safe. Especially the use of the General all-weather tyres.

General made by Continental

general tyre give me complete confidence when driving through flooded roads in winter and summer. Of course the tread on these tyres is tougher than the regular summer tyres. Accordingly the all-weather do wear out a little quicker.

However, if you are a careful driver then this becomes negligible. So, this attached article gives drivers an in depth comparison. Thus between the different tyre types available. Finally, I still think that genuine winter tyre are better for countries who experience cold snowing weather. But in general the all-weather tyres are great for all year use and much safer for driving on rain soaked motorways.

Eric Roberts

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Wondering what tyres to get? We can help explain the pros and cons of all season tyres and compare them to other tire types.

Source: All Season Tires – jack of all trades or master of none?

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.

General Van Tyres- Well known German tyre company Bring Out New “VAN TYRE”

General Van Tyres

Euro Van 2 new tyre from General Van Tyres

General tyres (part of the Continental tyre group) are keeping up in the lucrative van tyre market with a splendid new tyre, the Euro Van 2 tyre. The market for this product is huge, with the massive increase in the modern van market surging ahead.

Tyre manufacturers. Have now to make heavy duty versions of new car tyres. Because of the speed and comfort, that the new vans are capable of doing. Therefore, gone are the days of the smoky old diesel vans. Chugging along, holding the rest of the traffic up. For this, reason, these days vans can out perform, many cars and the tyres need to be of higher speed.Thus and load ratings. To cope with the extra performance that these modern vans can supply. General Van Tyres have taken all this into consideration.

The new General tyres Euro van is no exception. The newly developed tread pattern helps give the tyre higher mileage and better traction giving the tyre excellent handling on dry roads and a more improved braking performance.

General Van Tyres

For better comfort. General Van Tyres have developed the tyre with staggered tread grooves. Thus, on the shoulder reducing the noise. Giving a better comfort level to the driver. Noise reduction is also important for the green credibility of the tyre. In particular. With the new tyre labels coming out soon. Hence, that gives all tyres noise pollution levels. naturally, to help verify how green the tyre is.

As far as van tyres go this General Van Tyres product is one of the best van tyres that I have come across. People think that there is not much difference performance wise in van tyres, but they would be wrong in thinking that. The most important thing is to look at whatever make of tyres that you have on your van. The van tyre market is one of the most neglected of all the tyre markets. Van drivers usually work for other people, and they do not look after their tyres. So having a good brand of General Van Tyres in the first place is critical, because they are going to get abused, running at low and high pressures at high speeds are usually the norm for the van, only coming to garages when the need replacing due to lack of care.

The new General tyres van tyre will cover almost 90% of van tyre sizes

General Van Tyres

 

 

Eric Roberts