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 Therefore, and was originally made from a textile belted construction.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.

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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 winter tyres

Pirelli Winter Tyres- Pirelli recommend that UK motorists to fit “WINTER TYRES”

Pirelli Winter Tyres

Pirelli Winter Tyres

 

SUV owners are especially vulnerable to snow and do need Pirelli Winter Tyres

Of course, I am convinced that the tyre trade are not targeting the young drivers. Especially when it comes to teaching about tyre safety. As the owner of Pellon Tyre in Halifax UK. I am finding it more common for young drivers, to be making tyre related mistakes. Naturally, that only slight observations would correct.
Including running on tyres that are completely bald and well over the legal limit. Many young drivers including married and single people. Consequently, do not appear to or just do not want know anything about the car. Especially the tyres?

This brings me back to winter tyres.

Any driver who fits winter tyres on a regular basis, knows how much safer it is to drive about in winter weather. Even in heavy rain, the driver will feel much safer, with a good set of winter tyre fitted to their car. You can handle anything that an British winter can throw at you.
Some of these young drivers are driving about without any tread on their summer tyre, never mind winter tyres. These drivers are also the ones that take the risks on bends and speeding on our roads. This combined with bald tyres is a recipe for a disaster. Unfortunately this is what happens. How often do we see a car on its roof in a ditch? too often, many would say.

So lets target the young drivers with more education about tyre safety and the use of winter tyres.

Pirelli Winter Tyres

SUVs like this Mercedes ML are much safer driven on Pirelli Winter Tyres

Here at Pellon tyres. We have noticed that the vehicles that are most affected by bad weather. Hence, in winter are the SUV vehicles. As a result, these cars have been fitted with very large and wide tyres. Thus, by the car manufacturers. Because these cars are at the luxury end of the car market. Requiring them to be a quiet and comfortable ride.

This is why they are fitted with summer tyres. In my opinion the job of giving these cars a much safer ride. Especially in winter. Therefore, has been solely laid upon the car owners. SUV cars perform very badly in winter conditions.As a result, should either be parked up in winter time. Hence, or fitted with a set of winter tyres. Because of the very large tyre sizes, these tyres are usually only made by premium tyre manufacturers, such as Pirelli Winter Tyres. They produce an excellent winter tyre for the SUVs called the “Scorpion Winter SUV tyres”, the new saloon winter tyre from Pirelli tyres is called the “Snowcontrol 3”.. Pellon tyres UK

for further winter tyres reading…

“Pirelli urges UK motorists to fit Pirelli Winter Tyres The Pirelli Winter Tyres Scorpion Winter SUV is designed to be much more balanced for cold and wet weather conditions, Pirelli told Tyres Accessories, while retaining its ice performance qualities”…

Eric Roberts

Pirelli tyres are not known for their winter tyre products here in the UK, but it is a growing market all across Europe and it is a market that they would like to be part of. This Snow patrol 3 tyre will definitely help them achieve this in the winters to come in my opinion.

Pirelli Tyre Engineering-how to design a tyre tread a Pirelli article

Pirelli Tyre Engineering

Pirelli Tyre EngineeringSource:

Pirelli Tyre Engineering

This is another Pirelli article. Hence, about the engineering techniques involved in designing their tyres. As a result, of their expertise and involvement in the motorsport scene. Strangely enough, we do not have much of a call for Pirelli tyres here in Halifax UK. Of course, many of the Pirelli tyre these days are fitted to what I call the “upper class” supercars. Naturally, from Porsches to Aston Martins.

Our customer base, although strong drive about in lesser cars. Of course, we do get some of the more expensive cars, but not that many?

Because of their involvement in the F1 race scene. Then Pirelli have developed tyres for the new development of supercars, that are on the luxury car market. Therefore, we do not get much input and sales for the new input of Pirelli P Zero tyres. This article is interesting and worth a read.

A milestone in the development of the Pirelli range, Pirelli P ZERO™ has been chosen as original equipment for the most performance orientated and powerful models on the market. Its asymmetric tread pattern improves braking performance and enhances handling and control. Excellent in wet conditions with improved safety in potential aquaplaning situations.

Eric Roberts

 

Engineering: how to design a tyre tread

 

 

All-Season Tyres versus winter tyres-(tested)-Are they better than changing to winter tyres?

All-Season Tyres versus winter tyres

All-Season Tyres versus winter tyres-This is yet another test, regarding the effectiveness of All-Season Tyres versus winter tyres. It is normally the winter tyres versus the summer tyres. The difference in recent years is that we have seen the introduction of new tyre products with differing claims and counter claims.

Leading tyre companies Pirelli, Michelin and Goodyear are all launching new all-season products this year. The problem is that, so are many of the mid-rangeAll-Season Tyres versus winter tyres tyre suppliers. These include Apollo tyres with their excellent Vredestein range of winter and all-season tyres.

Most of the tyres that were tested came out very well, n but all-season tyres are not the same as winter tyres. In my opinion, it is still better to fit the real thing and stick to winter tyres. This is especially if you live in a hilly or mountainous region of the UK. Here in Yorkshire, we have a mixture of terrain, but we do have many hills. These hills are large and small and this is where we need the proper winter tyres.

All-Season Tyres versus winter tyres is a great debate.

But the fact is that you are better fitting the different products depending where you live. All-season tyres do offer the driver better protection in all the types of weather that we can expect in a bad UK winter. This, in my opinion, is if you live in the part of the country that has a flat landscape. This would be in say Lincolnshire and Norfolk. All-season tyres are certainly better than using summer tyres.

I can foresee a future when most tyres produced will be of the all-season variety. Why not? It is up to the car manufacturers to these tyres as original equipment. The problem would be that the fact that the tread pattern is more aggressive, alters the rolling resistance of the tyre. This would be no good for the new hybrid and electric cars unless the tyre designers came up with yet another special tyre to fit the electric cars?

The tyre tests can be seen on  http://www.particlenews.com/

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
Bloomberg
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.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1293/PIRELLI

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

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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

Keep Your Car in Top Condition

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.

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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.

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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 www.pellontyres.co.uk .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

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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 www.pellonautocentre.com 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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