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.

General Quality Tyres-Quality mid-range tyres made by The Continental tyre group.

General Quality Tyres

General Quality Tyres

General Quality Tyres

The history of General Quality Tyres started in 1915, by William F. O’Neil and Winfred E. Fouse in Akron, Ohio, USA. Like many other tyre companies, General made other rubber based products, other than tyres. In fact, General invented the rubber flaps that are used to prevent splashing from truck wheels onto other vehicles. They also invented the “low-pressure tyre.”

General Quality Tyres diversified into other industries. This included a string of radio stations called the “Yankee Network”. They also purchased the “Don Lee” broadcasting system and some West coast radio stations. One of their main acquisitions though was to be the RKO radio pictures company in 1955 from Billionaire, Howard Hughes.

Later in the company’s history, the broadcasting part of the business collapsed, leaving the General Quality Tyres, part of the firm, stood alone.

General tyres had built an excellent reputation with its 4×4 tyre range and soon after the broadcasting part of the business stopped trading, the casing part of the business was snapped up by the then rapid expanding Continental tyre group based in Germany.

General Quality Tyres

In my opinion, this move has led to the improvement of the General Quality Tyres product. The General now incorporates all the research and development of the rest of the Continental products. The casing used to make the General Quality Tyres, is the same as utilised in the Continental tyre products.

They also continue to manufacture the excellent 4×4 tyre range including the AT tyre series. We have sold General Quality Tyres for many years but this year General Quality Tyreshere at Pellon Tyres in Halifax; we became fully blown General Quality Tyres retailers. This means that we can now sell the full range of this excellent product. The General car and van tyre range include a full range of summer tyres to winter tyres.

The tyres are all made at the Continental tyre factories around the world. As I reported earlier, they are manufactured from the same materials and research and development but are finished in the General tread patterns. This means that our customers will be buying General Quality Tyres, with the same quality as a Continental tyre, making them savings in their purses and pockets.

 

General Tyres 100 Years-A great tyre company from the Continental tyres Stables

General Tyres 100 Years

General tyres are very well known for their excellent 4×4 tyre range. However nor many people know that they manufacture a full range of summer and winter  General Tyres 100 Yearstyres, for regular cars. All the general tyres are made by their owners, Continental tyres. The tyres are manufactured by Continental, alongside their world winning tyres.

The General tyres use the same casing as the ones used to make Continental tyres. They are the exact same quality and will the driver the same excellent performance that we expect from their Continental parents.

We are now proud to announce that we here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire UK have become the General tyre dealer for the Halifax area. We would also like to congratulate General Tyres 100 Years of been in business.

The regular tyre that we will be offering the Halifax public will be the Altimax Comfort for the regular tyre for summer use and delivers high performance and long service life. The Altimax has a new asymmetric tread, and features the unique Replacement Tyre Monitor and Visual Alignment Indicator designed to indicate tyre wear and provide advice for timely replacement (the legal limit).

This is a great development in General Tyres 100 Years car tyre history.

General tyres also make the Altimax Comfort tyre. ; the Altimax Comfort car tyre ensures a safe grip on wet and dry roads. The non-directional tread also has great attributes, with its durability and great comfort.

The next tyres to come along in the General Tyres 100 Years history, is the Altimax Sport. This tyre guarantees the driver a precise steering experience and safe driving in all challenging conditions. A new, asymmetric tread pattern design with an innovative and up to date silica compound provides the driver with exceptional wet grip and opportunity for high mileage.

General Tyres 100 Years have been developing tyres for many years. All of this experience combined with the manufacturing skills of Continental, have been

General Tyres 100 Years

General Tyres 100 Years

precisely aligned to the winter road conditions, here in Europe and has been optimally combined to create the Altimax Winter plus.

General Tyres 100 Years

 Wide longitudinal and lateral grooves reduce the risk of aquaplaning in bad wet weather and provide superb traction. Therefore, this winter tyre with its special compound guarantees high mileage, which is a great plus for a winter tyre. An all-round success and excellent choice for anyone who wants to safely survive the winter in their car!

Finally, we at Pellon Tyres will be stocking the excellent Eurovan 2 tyre . Which achieves high mileage and powerful traction when shifting those heavy loads. General Tyres 100 Years’ experience have helped develop new tread structure. Consequently, which help  enhance brake performance and handling on dry roads and in curves. Because, this is very important for van drivers on today’s busy roads here in the UK. . Staggered opposing tread grooves in the shoulder reduce noise and heighten ride comfort. Because of this the flat tyre contour ensures even wear and lengthens the tyre’s life.

Eric Roberts

285-35R22 General Grabber UHP-Tyres fitted to a nice white Range Rover

285-35R22 General Grabber UHP cheaper than BlackCircles

I love working on a Saturday morning in my tyre depot work shop. I do not fit tyres anymore because I have lost touch with all the new tyre sizes. Believe it or not the wheels are becoming too heavy for me to lift. It is a young man’s job and I am afraid that I have to stick to computers these days.

285-35R22 General Grabber UHP

White Range Rover in for 22 inch General Grabbers

However I do enjoy my Saturday in the workshop. I always keep my camera or one of my staff use their mobile phones. This is just in case we see anything interesting or even nice looking. Last Saturday was no exception.

We had a few good jobs in. One of them was a really well kept Range Rover finished in white. It was great looking  car.

Earlier on in the week the guy had inquired about winter tyres for this Range Rover. He chose to go for some new

285-35R22 General Grabber UHP

Range Rover new wheels

22 inch wheels and decided on using 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP. This was a good choice as readers of mine would know that most SUV vehicles are useless when driving on ice and snow? Winter tyres are required for safer winter driving.

285-35R22 General Grabber UHP

The 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP is said to be the star of the General Grabber family and has been engineered for fast and strong-horsepower SUV/4×4 vehicles, just like the Range Rover. With rim sizes up to 24 inches and at speeds of up to 270 km/h, these 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP not only looks good, it also provides a top performance in its group! With its highly developed tread and the very good quality, this 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP tyre offers safe handling in on- and light off-road terrain, making the tyre a good winter choice.

The 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP, guarantee, for a safe performance.

The new 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP tread pattern is characterised by steep, extended grooves from shoulder to centre and sipes, with sturdy tread lugs.

The design of the 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP is combined with advanced silica tread compounds for flexibility in cold weather below 7 degrees, and a reinforced construction, makes the UHP tyre comfortable, durable and extremely safe in both wet and dry conditions.

Our online price for this tyre was £148.85 compared to £181.61 from Blackcircles and was not available from Asda tyres. Showing that shopping local can save you

range rover wheel and tyre money?

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/General/Grabber+UHP

 

 

General Tyre's Grabber AT3

General Tyre’s Grabber AT3 and X3 – Women on Wheels

General Tyre’s Grabber AT3

General Tyre's Grabber AT3

General Tyre’s Grabber AT3

Leaving Cape Community International. So,we opted to drive the Jeep Wrangler.Of course, fitted with the new Grabber X3 tyres. You would certainly think that it would be more suitable. To wait till we were off-road to try the new Grabber X3s! But we wished to discover what these tyres were like. Subsequently, on everyday roadway surface areas as well.

While the X3’s claim-to-fame associates with its off-road capabilities (mud, rock and dust). South African 4 × 4-goers still invest a fair amount of time on-road as well as desire piece of mind, knowing that tyres like these are still going to give a comfortable and also reliable on-road driving experience. I have a variety of 4 × 4 lovers in my circle of friends who’ve asked what the new X3s are like on the open roadway, particularly in regards to road-noise, so I paid unique interest to this. After driving a couple of hundred kilometers on freeways as well as highways before reaching our off-road location, road sound had not been something I saw.

Of course, the Grabber X3 is ideal suited to heavy-duty off-road driving. After all, that’s what they were developed for, so the next couple of hours were invested in a selection of harsh surfaces (mud, rock as well as dust). (Look into the video clips listed below for some of our off-roading experiences.).

Great in Mud !

In muddy conditions, the General tyres X3’s aggressive and also open step pattern achieves high traction levels. Thanks to the specifically created discharge networks. Which make sure a quick and effective self-cleaning activity. This likewise contributes to higher traction in sand and crushed rock.

Of all the surfaces, the rocky areas of the 4 × 4 program were where I was most impressed. I still can not think the challenges we took care of to climb as well as, as overwhelming as a few of them might have looked to begin with, obtaining them really was a piece of cake. Thanks to the Grabber X3s premium grasp and distinct walk design.

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

Eric Roberts

Eric Roberts

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

Failing Brakes

General Tyres Altimax Sport-General tyres are no doubt one of the best Car and 4X4 tyres.

General Tyres Altimax Sport

General Tyres Altimax Sport

Of course,  General tyres are now part the large Continental tyres organisation.  Continental General Tyre Corporation, is a leader in the manufacture, marketing, and export of all types of tyres.

The large European manufacturers of tyres fit tyres as original equipment on multiple makes of vehicles. Including Ford, Chevrolet, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Toyota. Continental replacement tyres are sold all over the world and are sold under the Continental and General brand names. Along with the company, they also manufacture, what is known as private-label tyres. These tyres can be shipped across Europe and the rest of the world through a network of independent dealers across the world. Consequently, we at Pellon tyres, in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK.

General Tyres Retro Commercial-General Tyres Altimax Sport

1987, was the year when Continental added General tyres of America to the list of companies. General tyres are one of leading manufacturers of 4X4 tyres in the world. The company fitted a gap in the Continental tyres portfolio. Continental tyres have since carried on with the tradition of making excellent 4X4 tyres.The 4X4 tyres are the same high-quality materials as go into the manufacture of all the other Continental tyre products.

When first purchased, the General tyre company was downsized. Firstly the Canadian manufacturing facility plant was closed. Secondly, the General tyres retail chain was sold off because it was surplus to requirements. The big downer was the reduction number of employees by 20 percent. A massive blow to the workforce. General tyres split into three major business units. Unfortunately, along came the recession of the 1990’s. Further layoffs were necessary, reducing the moral of the remaining workforce.

Over the next years, General tyres struggled to make a profit, despite millions of dollars pumped into the company from the mother Continental company. The company was to be known as the Continental-General Corp. Increased tyre sales to the original equipment market for car and truck tyres, increased the companies profitability, and they are now one of the world’s leading tyre company.

Eric Roberts

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

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Runflat Tyres Safer

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

 

 

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.