All Pirelli Tyres Stuff

All Pirelli Tyres Stuff

Pirelli design leads to the creation of the Pirelli Cinturato. Naturally, this tyre was created in the 1950s. Therefore, and was originally made from a textile belted construction. So, this tyre gave great comfort and road holding qualities.But as for all textile construction tyres was a little low on mileage. Of course, and could not compete with some of its rivals. Namely Michelin who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter-Specially designed for the SUV’s and the CUV’’

Pirelli Scorpion Winter

pirelli scorpion winter

Pirelli scorpion winter

There is no doubt about the fact. That there has been a massive increase in the amount of SUV and crossover vehicles on our roads.In recent times.

Almost every car manufacturer makes this type of vehicle. Some like BMW make several types, from small to large. This in my opinion is the type of vehicle that requires new winter tyres fitting, in November.

Because many of these cars are (or can me) all-wheel drive. Then the customers think that they can be safe when used in snow or icy conditions. This is incorrect?. Most of these vehicles come out on summer tyres as original equipment.

Fortunately people are realising this and are starting go down the winter tyre road. Such vehicles are what are known as the “high end “part of the car market. These are the cars that are fitted out with large wheels and tyre sizes. They have got a big footprint, which is ok in dry summer weather but just the opposite in winter. You can ask any BMW SUV owner about driving their car in the snow and they will tell you how useless they are on normal tyres.

Pirelli Scorpion Winter

Enter the Pirelli Scorpion Winter tyres. This tyre along with other tyres in the Pirelli winter range is designed to improve downhill braking and cornering when driving in winter conditions such as ice and snow. The Pirelli Scorpion Winter also dissipates water from flooded roads due to heavy rain, by incorporating circumferential grooves, combined with Directional & symmetric tread pattern design with modular block geometry and sipe layout.

Because, the tyre tread is made of a new tyre compound with innovative materials. Increasing grip, excellent handling and traction on snow and ice. Therefore, if you are thinking about buying these tyres then I recommend that you start looking in October. Consequently, as these are limited due to the low production amount and popularity from the larger models of the SUV owners.

Other models that are worth a look at are the

W240 Winter Sottozero

The W240 is made for the similar models as the Pirelli Scorpion Winter, shown in early part of this article, is also another tyre product from Pirelli for the larger

pirelli scorpion winter

Pirelli-W270 large SUV winter tyre


Eric Roberts    

Tyre Safes New Campaign

Pirelli Tyres- Top Investor- Camfin Said to Discuss Sale to ChemChina – Bloomberg

Pirelli Tyres

Pirelli’s Top Investor Camfin Said to Discuss Sale to ChemChina
The talks come as larger competitors Michelin & Cie. and Continental AG seek to expand with acquisitions, particularly in Asia.


This is not as surprising as i first thought. China will,be looking to buy existing western global companies, to increase their product knowledge and their world portfolio.

This offer for a large part of Pirelli tyres does not come as any surprise in the chase for global dominance,

Including the tyre market. We have already seen the Apollo, Indian tyre companies lust for expansion, and the Chinese will also be active in the takeover battle for some of our leading European tyre companies.

It comes as no surprise to me that Pirelli tyres have now come into the hands of the Chinese state owned company ChemChina.

Like all the other leading tyre companies, Pirelli have developed tyre technology for over a hundred years and will bring the boost of the fifth largest tyre company in the world under the Chinese fold.

The 7.5 billion Euros bid was agreed by the Pirelli shareholders, was agreed by shareholders last Sunday.

There is no doubt that the Chinese have bought giant Italian tyre company for a few reasons, one because of the week Euro and also, they will then have access to Pirelli tyres technology

pirelli tyres

Pirelli tyres are great participants of motorsport from F1 cars to small rally events. like the one in the image.

for making premium tyres and also motorsport technology for future research and development.

ChemChina have already developed a tyre making facility.

Known as the China National Tyre and Rubber Company, who will go into a joint venture and bid to buy the 26.2% stake of Pirelli from the Italian holding firm of Camfin and a bid for the rest of the tyre company, will follow.

Pirelli boss Tronchetti Provera is one of the Camfin investors and he is expected to remain as chief executive. This type of takeover has been part of my working life in the tyre industry.

Of course ,the difference is that it is now China and not the USA that are buying the assets of European tyre makers. Goodyear tyres were always buying out smaller niche tyre manufacturers to add to their portfolio.

In more recent years, Apollo tyres from India have been a dominating force. So, in trying to increase the size of their tyre business by making takeover bids. Consequently, such as their recent acquisition of Vredestein tyres, with a manufacturing base in Holland.

There were even reports coming out of Italy that, that a counter bid may even be coming from one of the other big European tyre companies, either Continental tyres of the French tyre maker Michelin.

It will now be a case of “watch this space “to see how the Chinese takeover will improve Pirelli’s standing in the global tyre market, but there is one thing sure, and that’s the Chinese sure aren’t short of money and could be looking for a large tyre retailer to distribute the Pirelli product more aggressively? Or, a large wholesaler perhaps?

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

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

Pirelli Winter Tyres Becoming Popular-Are joining in with the winter and all-season tyre popularity Boom.

Pirelli Winter Tyres Becoming Popular
Pirelli Winter Tyres Becoming Popular

Giant Italian Tyre makers are grabbing a chance to supply the growing popularity of winter and all-season tyres amongst European drivers for winter and all year round use.

Pirelli tyres go for new technology compounds

There is no doubt about it that there has been a massive shift in direction. Regarding the public changing to winter tyres or all-season tyres. Of course, before the winter arrives here in the UK and the rest of northern Europe. Some countries, such as Germany. So, have to fit winter tyres by law. However, the UK relies on common sense from many of its vehicle drivers.

In fact according from figures issued by the tyre industry. Then the number of winter tyres fitted to our vehicles. So, will have doubled between a five year periods of 2013 to 2015. In my opinion Pirelli have not been as active as the could have been.Importantly, in the winter tyre market. However, they now hope to make amends with the Pirelli Cinturato All-Season tyre.


This tyre is also available with the new tyre seal system. Naturally, that ads another safety feature to the tyre. So, by making the tyre practically puncture proof.

This new tyre will have the three snow flake winter tyre marking. So it will be good in the snow as well as a normal wet winter. So, that we would see in the southern European countries. Making the tyre a true all-season tyre. Pirelli Tyres of course has a number of what you could call full winter tyres, as we know them.

Pirelli tyres Scorpion Winter traction

Other tyres from the Pirelli winter range. Including the “SCORPION™ WINTER” which have been especially designed. So, to fit modern SUVs and CUVs. Of course, for the use of winter motoring. With a special emphasis on the upper end class of vehicle. Including the SUV’s and cross-over vehicles.

The main reason for this Pirelli Winter Tyres Becoming Popular! So, was to control better down-hill braking and cornering in snow. Including, other winter road conditions. Whilst keeping total control of your vehicle. These were especially designed with the larger size tyres. Fitting, to the likes of the BMW and Mercedes people carriers. Helping in bad winter weather conditions.

Pirelli tyre Winter Sottozero series 3

These asymmetric winter tyres has been developed with the high performance and sport car market in mind. The “WINTER SOTTOZERO™ SERIE 111” will guarantee a top performance weather you are driving on dry roads at speed such as on a motorway, or on a snow covered mountain pass, on your way to the ski slopes. Like winter tyres from most other tyre companies .This tyre has a special compound that gives the tyre great flexibility in a temperature of 7 degrees and below, giving the tyre a better grip in the cold and snow.

Pirelli tyres Winter Snowcontrol 3

This will be the winter tyre for the, what I would call the average car, that has to perform in colder climates or say drivers living in hilly and mountainous regions.


This tyre is made in smaller sizes. So, to fit the average cars and I would say that they are a step ahead of the new Pirelli All-Season tyres. For the guy in a more extreme environment. Say the difference between Scotland and the south of England.

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Importantly, we are members of Unipart Car Care centres So giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also sell Pirelli Winter Tyres online from our website .Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Of course, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists .Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards. Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Nail in your Sidewall

Pirelli Run Flat Tyres Can We Repair Them?

When the run flat tyre first came on to the market

Firstly, I was not so sure what to think? These tyres were developed together with the car manufacturers  Consequently,were designed to specifically fit the cars on which they were to be fitted for safety reasons.

bmw runflat tyres

The customers BMW with the run flat tyre problem

So, the whole concept surrounding these tyres is based on safety. Both for their car and more importantly the driver. Another factor was that these cars could do without a spare wheel, thus reducing the weight of the car. This has contributed to the “green” credentials of the cars that they were fitted to.

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) have to be used with run flat tyres

Pirelli Run Flat tyres were specifically developed to be based on the specifications of the cars on which they are to be fitted. This means that, Run Flat tyres may only be mounted on vehicles that are specifically made to have the Run Flat tyres. This was one of my first bones of contention, when my young apprentice tyre fitter snapped the TPMS valve where it was located on the inside of the wheel where the  normal tubeless valve would normally be fitted. (cost me £80 to replace)

New tyre fitting machine

I also had purchase one of the new style tyre fitting machines. Because of the difficulties that we encountered when trying to remove and re-fit the tyre from the wheel. The new type machines were equipped with special tyre hold down tools that held the tyre in place so that the fitter could use both hands when removing and fitting these difficult  tyres. After a while we were used to fitting these tyres and also learned about the TPMS systems that accompanied these tyres fitted to the car.

The Pirelli P7 Cinturato run flat tyres was also developed as a more environmentally product.

Because Pirelli had also taken the time to not only make the tyre into a run flat. But also make the tyre into a high performance design tyre. Of course, with lower fuel consumption and reduced road noise. They were also able to use a more eco-friendly compound to the tread area, giving this tyre more stability in the footprint area. The development of this tyre brought together many improvements making it a highly safe product that would complement medium and high powered vehicle such as the BMW range including the BMW Mini models.

When a loss of pressure arises in a run flat tyre then you must only continue at 50mph

The high volume of cars that are now fitted with the run flats. So, have helped me in thinking that these tyres have become a success story. At first I wasn’t sure I thought that they were just a passing fad that would go as quickly as the appeared. But I was wrong, because I have listened to some of the stories from my customers, of how they prevented them from having an accident and also of how they were able to carry on with their journey

 run flat tyres

Pirelli run flat tyre showing the extent of the damage

The truth is that if your tyre suddenly loses pressure . Frighteningly, when you are doing 70 mph. Say on a busy motorway, then you will have a better chance of getting out of a sticky situation. Of course, than you would have with normal radial tyres.

Car remains stable after a blowout

Your car will remain stable and not deviate and possibly cause a crash. Even in busy traffic, as happened to a friend of mine recently. His tyre blew out and he hit the central reservation. So, causing the car to swerve and have an accident. Although he was badly injured he is now fully recovered.  But I am sure that of he had run flats fitted to his car.  Then the car would have kept the line and not crashed  into the barrier. Throwing it into the path of the traffic in the other lane.

Also if you do lose tyre pressure and it will tell you on your TPMS instrument. Located on the dash of your car. After this, then you must only drive at 50 mph. At 50 mph you can drive the car 50 miles. This is usually enough distance to enable the driver to reach the safety of a garage. Including the nearest tyre centre and have the tyre attended to.

Pirelli recommend that we should not repair run flat tyres

As the heading suggests Pirelli. Are one of the manufacturers that do not recommend that we repair run flat tyres. We at Pellon Tyres here in Halifax have been known to repair these tyres. But only if knew that there was a screw in the tyre and the tyre had not deflated. Including the fact that the TPMS light had not come on. We have since stopped this procedure altogether. Now and only fit a new tyre. Because we just do not know what damage was done, when the tyre was de-flatted.

This reminds me of a recent case in mind. One of our lady driver customers. Owning a very nice BMW, had noticed her TPMS light was warning her of a problem. Consequently, with her near side front tyre, which had a pressure loss. The BMW was fitted with Pirelli tyre as original equipment size 225/45×18 P7 Cinturato.

Heading for the M62

She was heading from the M62 motorway, back to Halifax when the incident happened and was not too sure what the light coming on meant. She carried on driving and then decided to pull in and give us a ring for advice. Because the car was fitted with a TPMS system we knew that the car would be on run flat tyres and so we recommended that she drove the car carefully to our depot in Halifax, a distance of about 5 miles well within the 50 mile recommended by Pirelli.

When she arrived, the inside of the side wall of the flat tyre was completely coming away and so we had to fit the lady a new tyre. The customer worked in a high up position for the local  run flat tyrescouncil, but because we had a tyre in stock she was able to attend her meeting. If she had normal radial tyres fitted then she would have been delayed until someone came out to change her wheel, so everybody was happy…more reading… Pirelli run-flats

Eric Roberts

Pirelli Runflat tyres

Pellon Tyres 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. Selling Pirelli Run Flat Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local

 run flat tyres

Second picture showing that this run flat was able to drive even with the inside of the tyre ripped apart

motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.




New Pirelli Tyre Compound

Tyres that can talk to your car ! Yes, and here’s all the cool stuff these Pirelli tyres can do

Tyres that can talk to your car

Tyres that can talk to your car

Tyres that can talk to your car

Pirelli’s new technologically advanced tyres will be aimed at cars that don’t require human input at all. They can be connected to the Internet and don’t need human input to transfer data, instead they directly communicate with the car.

Source: Tyres that can talk to your car! Yes, and here’s all the cool stuff these Pirelli tyres can do – The Financial Express

Significantly, the great Italian tyre company, mostly now associated with formula one tyres. Hence, have come out with some new technology.

This new technology, will contain sensors that tell the driver the condition of the tyre pressures just like many cars are now fitted with ! Incredibly, the system will also do other things. Thus the tyre temperature will be shown and other important readings ! Including, the vertical load tyre wear and the location of the wear .

Smartphones can be used

So, the Pirelli system is known as “Connesso“. Significantly, this system enables the tyre information to be picked up by their smartphones. Incredibly, the driver can detect any tyre pressure loss and is even warned when the tyre tread limits are being reached. Of course, these appliances are fitted to super cars at the moment. Other advantages alloy the app locate the nearest registered tyre dealers whenever a problem is reported. So, booking the vehicle in for the tyre problem to be sorted out. Finally all the information will be shown on the drivers smartphone.

However I dont see that there will be many cars within the area of my tyre depot here in Halifax. Although it could be possible to be registered as we are a member of the European tyre network Point-S. There it may be possible to become part of the Pirelli network for their latest technological breakthrough ?

Eric Roberts

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New Pirelli Tyre Compound-Pirelli considering sixth F1 tyre compound for 2018 – Speed cafe

New Pirelli Tyre Compound
New Pirelli Tyre Compound

New Pirelli Tyre Compound

In my opinion then Pirelli are making new compound tyres as a fine art? With the majority of the racing teams opting to fit the softer tyre compounds available. The giant Italian (Chinese owned) manufacturers are using a larger number of compounds than ever before. In fact the 2018 season is expected to bring 6 different compounds to the race series. Consequently, there is now going to be a bigger choice between hard and soft compound tyres.

Pirelli were praised by many during last year’s F1 season. Hence, for trying to improve the competitiveness of the F1 racing. Although most of the teams were still playing it safe. In my opinion then F1 a reputation for being a bit dull. My friend along with millions of other fans is an avid F1 supporter. Spending hours in front of the TV, watching the pack of cars whiz round the track in front of his TV .

Of course my great interest is in the tyres? I find it fascinating to see the different procedures. Hence, that are carried out by the specialist teams of tyre experts. I actually experienced this myself? I attended an F2 meeting at Snetterton race circuit in Norfolk, UK.

New Pirelli Tyre Compound

At the races the tyre people carried similar operations on the F2 tyres. Things that I had never seen before? Tyres were pre heated and kept in a special tent to be kept warm. This is to keep the tyre tread compound soft. Also they had a guy whos job it was to take stones out of the tyres tread area. Because the tread area is so soft. Then small stones from the circuit stick and penetrate into the tread rubber.

The official F1 car tyres supplier Pirelli has manufactured a selection of new tyre types. Including new 2017 tyre sizes. These are used in the new eagerly anticipated racing season. Taking over a few years ago as the official supplier. Pirelli,enhanced the races by introducing tyres that wore faster. Which in turn made the races tighter and more exciting. Keeping my friend Andrew firmly perched on the edge of his seat.

Pirelli have also chosen to involve the F1 TV viewers who are sat in the comfort of their home. Like Andrew, watching the race.So, making it clearer which set of car tyres the drivers are using on their specific vehicles. The colour markings for the tyres are now a rainbow mixture. Of course, from for intermediates which are for use in damp races, and blue for wet tyres.

By making the races closer. Then the F1 governing body, hopes to make everything more exciting. Keeping us all on the edge of our seats. The less difference there is, the more the drivers will lose a race or win a race. Based on their driving skills rather than the other technical choices they make.

Pirelli Cinturato Tyres-about the new Rover 3500 fitting Pirelli Tyres

pirelli cinturato tyres, advert

The Pirelli Cinturato tyres from The great Italian tyre company

Hi i love to show off my old tyre adverts this Pirelli Cinturato advert is no exception.

Of course, the Pirelli Cinturato Tyre range have  been in use since I was a tyre fitter. Unfortunately, way back in the in the early 1970 s. Consequently, this type of tyre was a popular choice. Especially on the MGB sport cars and Alfa Romeos. Significantly,  the most popular size was 165×14 radial tyre. But the tyres were used on many Italian imported cars in those days such as Fiats which were fitted with the Cinturato tyres. It all kicked off, when Rover brought out a car with a 3.5 litre engine under the bonnet. To balance the car out with a new type of suspension, the knew that they would have to use radial tyres.

The Rover 3500 was to come out with Pirelli Cinturato Tyres fitted as one of the original equipment tyres. The Pirelli Cinturato Tyres came out with a twin steel belt and a further belt that was made out of Nylon. Nylon was a fairly new material back then and was renowned for its strength and elasticity. The Pirelli Cinturato Tyres, was known to us as the CN 36 and was remembered for its strange looking tread pattern. The pattern was almost like a winter tyre pattern.

Because it had a steel belt it was always going to give the driver a good mileage on his car.

In my opinion the block like tread pattern would have been very noisy on certain roads, as i say it looks more like a winter tyre. In fact i can remember some of our customers complaining about the  Pirelli P4 Tyres. So,being on the noisy side.  

The Rover 3500, also cam out on Dunlop tyres, and these were said to have a quieter ride. The Dunlops had a rib pattern around the tyre circumference and so drove much quieter.        

Pirelli have these days been famous for their involvement in the F1 motor racing scene. Of course, also keeping up with the tyres for modern vehicles including the run-flat tyre range.                                        

Post by Eric Roberts…


Pirelli coloured tyres-debut on Italian police cars and look great in blue

Pirelli coloured tyres

Pirelli coloured tyres

Pirelli coloured tyres

This follows to a previous article by me? This is a great idea. Hence, to enhance the look and colour match with your car.Accordingly, this Italian police car looks great. As a result, I do think that this will become successful. Colour matching will be a thing of the future. Consequently, I am very upbeat about  the new tyres.

Of course, we have all seen the colour coordinates that are visible on the F1 racing cars. As an entrepreneur, I am always looking for something different. Especially, in the tyre trade. For this reason, I am always happy when new things come onto the market. I am not sure how these tyres will be marketed. Hence, I presume that they will have to be ordered specially?

Eric Roberts

Pirelli’s new coloured edition tyres, which were launched at the Geneva Motor Show, have made their road-going debut with the Italian police force.Lamborghini has donated a new Huracan to Italy…

Source: Pirelli coloured tyres debut on Italian police cars : Tyrepress

Pirelli Connesso: Coloured smart tyres send information about your car straight to an app – BT

Pirelli Connesso

Pirelli Connesso


Pirelli Connesso

Pirelli has unveiled its plans for smart tyres. Therefore I  am all for tyre development. Especially, the idea of your tyres sending back messages. Hence, about important things, such as tyre temperature and possible loss of tyre pressure. This technology is already used. As a result, I suspect that most of these developments have come from the Pirelli tyres involvement in the F1 racing scene.

In conclusion, Pirelli are going down the right road. These tyres will be rolled out on the supercar range of luxury cars. I suspect, that other car models will follow.

Lastly, I really think that these tyres look special and with the correct wheels will make cars stand out in the crowd.

Eric Roberts


Pirelli Connesso: Coloured smart tyres send information about your car straight to an app – BT

Pirelli Carlisle Plant-4,000 jobs secure after Cumbrian Pirelli plant go-ahead

Pirelli Carlisle Plant

Pirelli Carlisle Plant

Pirelli Carlisle Plant

This announcement, will be great news for the Pirelli employees in Carlisle Cumbria UK. Almost all the tyre production. Hence, here in the UK was shifted abroad to both Europe and China. Consequently, this only left us with a couple of tyre production plants remaining. Indeed, this came at a time when all British industry was watered down. In my opinion the auto trade in general was badly affected by job losses.

Britain was to become a service industry. Massive swayes of industry were closed down and relocated to other countries. I suspect that it was all part of the EU’s plans to dumb down the British economy and weaken our position. Undoubtedly, as one of the world’s greatest innovators. Thus, when it came to engineering and manufacturing.

As a result of the dumbing down, we have being left with vast areas of waste and derelict land in places like Sheffield here in south Yorkshire. Once the greatest steel manufacturer the world has seen.

This is one of the reasons that so many people voted for Brexit. Anyhow good luck to the people of Cumbria and let’s hope that we can now attract many more engineering and manufacturing companies back to the UK.

Pirelli has been given the go-ahead to expand its Carlisle factory, in a move the firm says will secure almost 4,000 jobs.

Source: 4,000 jobs secure after Pirelli plant go-ahead