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 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.

General Altimax Winter Tyres

General Altimax Winter Tyres-arctic tyre review in snow presented by Pellon Tyres

General Altimax Winter Tyres

General Altimax Winter Tyres

These tyres are little known here in the UK. They are in fact owned and made by the giant Continental Tyre company. Pellon Tyres in halifax are a well known General tyre retailer. Including, the winter tyre range from general. As expected, we recommend this product and thus welcome self made videos.Especially, about the way that these winter tyre behaved in bad weather. Including, snow falls. So far the UK has not seen much snow. In Halifax we had a snow fall early on in the year. Since then things have been quiet on the snow front.However, according to the BBc. A reputable supply of weather predictions. We can expect a heavy snowfall this weekend.

My regular readers will know that I am exceptionally keen on my customers fitting winter tyres.Whatever, brand they may be. Snow tyres are much safer to fit on your vehicles.Including, the larger vehicles such as SUV’s, Crossovers and even the regular working vans.

Eric Roberts  General Winter Tyres– The text bellow accompanies the video.

Review during winter storm of general altimax arctic tires.