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.

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Which 4×4 Tyres- Which are the right ones for your vehicle

Which 4×4 Tyres

Which 4x4 Tyres

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

Which 4×4 Tyres?Changing your 4×4 tyres can lead to a whole new experience

Of course, there is probably nothing wrong with the with the ones that are fitted as original equipment to your 4×4 vehicle. So,the companies that make these cars link together with tyre manufacturers. Naturally, in both research and development to create the 4×4 Tyres will suite your vehicle best. The product that they choose will , be of one that gives excellent performance and comfort for  the average 4×4 driver, as the vehicles are sold to a cross-section of the public.

This, however, does not cater for all the different conditions that this type of vehicle is capable of much more complicated tasks. Average class SUV  drivers usually need the car to have mainly on-road tributes, combined with a little off-road driving. His main driving priorities would be the speed with little noise, the same as a standard type car.

Which 4×4 Tyres

For any deviation from the norm, tyre manufacturers have developed their products into 4×4 tyres that give the driver different responses and attributes in the handling and performance of their individual ones. A typical example of this would say the farmer. He would need a vehicle to get him to say the cattle or sheep markets with a relatively high degree of comfort, but at the same time may have to travel over a rough area to attend to an injured animal. In his case, he is going to need much tougher ones than the guy who has an off road vehicle but just nips to the office or takes the kids to school.

It is also worth pointing out that by using experts, you will be able to get comprehensive advice on not only the type of tyre you need but the correct size and weight loading’s, critical things to know about. We have a full team of specialist 4×4 tyre technicians to back us up here at Pellon tyres.

Which 4×4 Tyres We can help you select the best replacement 4×4’s  for your vehicle.

It is, therefore, important to take advice on which replacement; Which 4×4 Tyres will best suite your car. We at Pellon tyres here in Yorkshire. Are part a Nationwide 4×4 group, we can give you this type of advice. Therefore, we sell all 4×4  brands. So that we can provide real open information as to your needs.

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and 4×4 General Tyre industry now for 40 years.

 

Popular General Grabber Tyres- The ever popular Grabber and the AT Tyres for SUV winters.

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension    Popular General Grabber Tyres

Popular General Grabber Tyres history prior to Continental tyres.

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General tyres have always been part of the British and American tyre market. They are now part of the Continental tyre group based in Germany, but for many years they held their own in the Worlds tyre market. They originated in Akron by two businessmen W.F.O Neil and W.E.Fouse.

By the time that General tyres were making tyres in 1915. There were more than 300 other companies making tyres. Hence, this was due to the massive increase in road traffic volumes in both Europe and America. Consequently, things were moving at a rapid rate. For this reason, by the early 1920 s and 30 s people were starting to race cars in competitions. Therefore, tyre development started running ahead. General tyres were no different. Because they then decided to make premium replacement tyres. Hence, for the after car market. The first ones from General tyres were bias belted car ones. These tyres became imported into Britain.

General tyres were a very innovative company inventing carbon black latex and oil extended rubber.  They secured orders from all the leading truck companies for their great truck tyres.

Popular General Grabber Tyres

The tyres were very modern, and at the outbreak of World War 2, General tyres secured contracts to supply Popular General Grabber Tyres to vehicle manufacturers as original equipment. General tyres became a much sought after business, and it was no surprise that the tyre section of the firm was bought by the German tyre giant Continental tyres. This acquisition took part in 1987 and made Continental the fourth largest tyre company in the World.

 One of the main reasons is value for money. My customers tell me that the performance of the two tyre makers is very similar, but the Popular General Grabber Tyres are now a cheaper tyre to buy and so are proving more popular here at the end of 2014.

General Grabber UHP Tyres Available in Halifax

General Grabber UHP

Grabber UHP

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The star of the Grabber family was developed for fast and strong-horsepower SUV/4×4 vehicles. With rim sizes up to 24 inches and at speeds of up to 270 km/h. of course, this tyre not only looks good. So, it also provides a top performance in the large SUV car market! With its highly developed tread and the very good quality. Of course, this tyre offers safe handling in on- and light off-road terrain.

New SUV,s are getting larger. As an illustration, we include the new Jaguar SUV F-Pace car range. So, other brands include the Porsche and BMW large SUV,s now on our roads, The list goes on and on, all wanting the larger tyre range for winter protection and safety. So, “Get into the Grabber World” !

The guarantee for safe performance.

The new tread pattern is characterised by steep, extended grooves from shoulder to centre and siped sturdy tread lugs. The design, in combination with advanced silica tread compounds and a reinforced construction. Making the UHP tyre comfortable, durable and extremely safe. Finally, in both wet and dry driving conditions.

most people have heard of the General Grabber range of tyres. Available online at www.pellontyres.co.uk 

Eric Roberts

 

General 4×4 tyres- a “Great tyre” at a “Great price” from Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK

General 4×4 tyres (Grabber HP 4×4 tyres)

General Tyres have always been a favourite of Pellon tyres, one of Yorkshire”s leading 4×4 tyre centres. The feedback from their trade and retail customers have helped General 4×4 tyres in producing a class-leading 4×4 tyre such as the legendary XP2000.

General 4x4 tyres

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The end result of harnessing all the attributes from their past products. Thus using the latest technology brings you these new high performance road tyres. These products are perfect for the SUV ,owner.  Who wishes to have the best performance for their vehicle also gaining themselves exceptional value for money.

Both the HP (High Performance) and UHP (Ultra High Performance) tyres offer fantastic levels of grip. Also road holding and steering response. They are also exceptionally quiet on the highway. Once again these General 4×4 tyres are a very good mid-range tyre. They are highly recommended by Pellon tyres in Halifax West Yorkshire.

General tyres(Grabber UHP 4×4 tyres)

  1. General  tyres have used the XP2000 to help develop the Grabber UHP. Therefore General tyre has always been very well respected by the trade and retail consumers alike.
  2. General 4×4 tyres are well known for producing top class, pure-road 4×4 tyres such as the legendary XP2000. The end result of putting all the attributes of past products and using the latest technology bringing you these new high performance road tyres.
  3. Specially suited and perfect for the SUV, owner who wishes to enhance the performance of their vehicle and gain exceptional value for money. Both the HP (High Performance) and UHP (Ultra High Performance) tyres offer fantastic levels of grip, road holding and steering response. They are also very quiet on the highways and motorways. These tyres are not off-road 4×4 tyres, but road tyres with off road advantages. This tyre is not in the economy tyre range but comes highly recommended by Pellon tyres in Halifax West Yorkshire.

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

General 4x4 tyres

The fantastic  UHP General 4×4 tyres

Best 4×4 Tyres- Which One For You ? You Won’t do much Worse than the General AT2 Tyre.

Eric Robert MD of PellonTyres gives a little information about Best 4×4 Tyres

4x4 tyres

The Goodyear Wrangler an excellent off road tyre.

Best 4x4 Tyres

Best 4×4 Tyres

Tyre manufacturers and the automobile companies work hard. This is to develop the correct tyre for your vehicle. Best 4×4 Tyres that are produced for all vehicles including 4X4 and SUV vehicles are thoroughly tested in all conditions. Probably ,before the vehicles are released into the public domain.
Consequently, most of the Best 4×4 Tyres  developed are for mainly on road driving. Some come  with a small amount of off road capability, but the main emphasis is form the vehicle to have stability with good steering and low noise levels when driving on the road. Such vehicles would be perhaps Land Rover Discoveries.
A problem may occur when a more demanding situation requires a more demanding product. Such an occurrence may happen, say for a Farmer or any person working in a rural environment.

A different type of the Best 4×4 Tyres would be required for this situation. The tyre most likely to react to this situation would be an A/T (all-terrain) . Most noteworthy, these types  are  made by several tyre manufacturers, including General, and Kumho .

Furthermore, one of our best selling, if not the best selling on/off road tyres is the Best 4×4 Tyres General AT2. This all-terrain tyre has been designed with an aggressive, self-cleaning tread pattern that will give the driver of these vehicles much off-road traction, durability and impressive tarmac road performance.

Best 4×4 Tyres

  • 5-row tread pattern with multiple traction edges
  • Directional double v-shaped tread pattern
  • Highly-engineered acoustic tread pattern
  • Snowflake approved and this tyre can be studded.
Benefits
  • Innovative tread design promotes uncompromising off road traction
  • Designed to increase tread life
  • Allows the aggressive tread pattern to remain quiet during road and highway driving
  • Select sizes meet the severe snow service requirements of the RMA and RAC

It is also possible to fit different sizes  to your vehicle and indeed different sized wheels  can be fitted in sets. Another thing, this would be no problem for our experts on the help desk. Therefore this is one of the many reason that give us at Pellon tyres an advantage over other tyre companies, we can just telephone our help desk, to answer every 4×4   problem or fitments query. All in all, we at Pellon tyres can give a great 4×4 tyre experience to our customers and are able to get the best possible advice for our customers.

Finally, it is strongly recommended that the Best 4×4 Tyres are on 4×4 vehicles and are used in identical sets of 4, same size, make, pattern, load index and speed rating”. Consequently, this will ensure safer driving in any conditions

 

Discover General Grabber A-T Tyres

Discover General Grabber A-T Tyres-Big AT tyres on my Freelander 2

Discover General Grabber A-T Tyres

What`s my first off road run on You Tube!. Search”Land Rover Freelander2 off road with the new General Grabber AT 18Inch” and “Off Road met. Land Rover Freelander2 General Grabber AT Original 235 60 18 now the new General Grabber AT 255-60-18. They fit perfectly

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The 285-35R22 General Grabber UHP is said to be the star of the General Grabber family. This tyre 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.

Discover General Grabber A-T Tyres

General tyres, are now part of the giant Continental tyre organisation? One of the great things about General is that they are sold as a stand alone product. The same materials, go into making a General tyre, as goes into making a Continental tyre. Therefore, you will get the same excellent quality and tyre expertise in both brands of tyre.

Consequently, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK, we are proud to be General tyre dealers. Because General offer all types of in-house tyre promotions including the 4X4 roadshow. pellon Tyres will be holding the show at the Halifax Agricultural showground. This will be later on in July. Therefore Pellon Tyres will have on display of many types of General tyres. As a result, our possible customers of the future will be able to check the new General Grabber AT 2 tyres.

Pellon tyres will also have a display of most of the batteries that they sell, as well as Poorboys car cleaning products.

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