All Tyre Safe.org stuff

All Tyre Safe.org stuff

Probably, all motorists should be aware of the organisation known as TYRESAFE.ORG. For this reason, they are a wonderful organisation .Dedicated to Tyre Safe Advice and tyre road safety. Therefore, the web-site is a must for all motorists . Hence, to learn about all aspects of Tyre Safe Advice.

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Tyre Safety Child Care – Tyre Care | TyreSafe – Promoting UK Tyre Safety and Driver Awareness

Tyre Safety Child Care

Tyre Safety Child Care


 Tyre Safety Child Care

Children can clock up around three hours a week in the car with their parents** and around 96 hours per year with grandparents at the wheel***. Friends, childminders and guardians may also be regularly transporting kids of all ages to nursery, school, clubs, parties and other activities.

Worryingly, more than one in four carers may be driving with illegal or poorly maintained tyres*.

The Home Safely on Safe Tyres campaign highlights the importance of tyres in keeping drivers and their young passengers safe while on the roads. It also emphasises to all drivers entrusted with child care that it is their responsibility to check the condition of their car’s tyres.

With the message ‘Child care –

Tyre care’ the posters, leaflets and animation advise how drivers can carry out general tyre maintenance themselves. Alternatively, drivers can ask a tyre professional to ensure their tyres’ air pressure, condition and tread depth are safe and legal.

Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said: “With child care responsibilities spread among different people, many of whom will be driving their young charges to and fro, it’s important that everyone in that care network regularly makes sure their car’s tyres are safe.

“Car tyres are the only part of the car in contact with the road, which makes their maintenance essential for road safety. Whether you are a parent, grandparent or guardian, checking your tyres once a month is crucial for keeping yourself and your passengers safe on the road. Let’s make sure we get them home safely on safe tyres.

Source: Child Care – Tyre Care | TyreSafe – Promoting UK Tyre Safety and Driver Awareness

All Weather Tyres Cope with Horrendous British Downpours ?

All Weather Tyres Cope with Horrendous British Downpours ?

All Weather Tyres Cope with Horrendous British Downpours ?

All Weather Tyres Cope with Horrendous British Downpours ?

Significantly, we all must have noticed the alarming changes in our  weather patterns ! Driving all over the UK. So you cant help notice the effect of local flooding that these heavy rains bring to our roads. Consequently, it looks like we are getting the type of heavy storms that are more common on the continent. We all remember these types of heavy thunder storms from our holidays in Spain and Italy.

So, the climate is changing ! I think for the better . Its great to be have warmer summers. But it looks like we are going to pay a price. Subsequently, with regular heavy rain downpours! Causing our roads and motorways to flood. Driving about the UK these storms can happen anywhere and at anytime. So this could not help make me think about aquaplaning and my own safety !

Aquaplaning can be serious problem !

Basically aquaplaning is when there is a thin layer of water between the road surface and your vehicles tyres. Of course the vehicle will often loose traction and can cause the car to spin out of control. Importantly, the better the condition of your tyre. Then there is less likelihood that aquaplaning would happen. Many of the main larger tyre companies have re-developed their summer tyres. Accordingly, with wider centre grooves and more sipes. Sipes are the small slits of differing sizes. These slits are set out in  different arrangements according to the tyre makers engineers designs.

Consequently, these summer tyres were developed for use on the growing SUV car market. Continental tyres are one of the tyre companies to develop this type of tyre. Another factor is the tyres compound ! Summer tyres are made from a different rubber compound than winter tyres. However this does not help the summer tyres. Hence, to get rid of the very heavy rain. Caused by the storms that we are now experiencing.

Because of the changing climate then I decided to fit all-weather tyres to our small van fleet. So, I thought it would much safer! Not just for me but the other road users. These tyres give me more confidence when driving in these bad conditions.

All-Weather tyres dissipate the water better

Michelin was one of the first tyre companies to claim a summer tyre with winter tyre capability. So, claiming that their Crossclimate + tyres brake well on dry roads like a summer tyre. Also giving the vehicle owner confidence of grip on very wet roads ! Both in summer and winter ! Incidentally this tyre is also approved for use in snowy conditions.

However my main point is that we should seriously consider buying all-weather tyres for use on our vehicles whole year round. So, giving drivers  a safer driving experience in these torrential rain downpours. As a member of “tyresafe.org“, I think that going forward then all-weather tyre will become very important to tackle these imminent and un-predictable storms.

There is no doubt that these all weather tyres dissipate the water at a faster and so safer rate ! Than the standard summer tyres. All Weather Tyres Cope with Horrendous British Downpours ? As a footnote we also recommend Nokian and General all weather tyres here in Halifax UK.

Eric Roberts

 

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Falken Tyres-areTyre-Safe’s New Member the UK – Tyre Blog (blog)

Falken Quality Tyres

Falken Quality Tyres

Falken Quality Tyres

 eric roberts‘s insight:

Falken tyres sign up with Tyresafe

Of course, this is good news for the Tyresafe organisation . So, as they strive forward in their drive to make Britain a safer place. Hence, by giving advice and safety information to educate. Thus, the motorists in their quest for safer tyres . Including the need to check your tyres and tyre pressures at regular intervals.

Tyresafes campaigns are beneficial to the members. Enabling them to participate in any tyre and road safety events. Coming from Tyresafe as the year goes on. Falken tyres, like many other companies do will be able to tie their own campaigns. Consequently, with the ones from Tyresafe. Making a coordinated attack on the public about tyre safety and part worn tyres.

Tyresafe have enrolled all types of companies from the tyre trade including Falken Tyres

 

From single depot businesses like my own company. So, to the giant tyre manufacturers such as Falken tyres from Japan. Tyresafe was originally founded in 2006 and in that period road related deaths resulting in tyre related accidents have fallen by 30%, a great achievement from the Tyresafe safety campaigns across the years.

In fact Tyresafe have now been able to attract other types of organisations and not just garages and tyre outlets, but such people as car manufacturers and local councils along with the emergency services have now joined the cause.

The Falken tyres director that is charge of Ireland and the UK recently explained that tyre safety was at the core of all that the Falken tyres company stood for and firmly believes that activities such as the tyre safety study that was recently carried out a t a primary school had made a real positive difference to society and this combined with the tyre safety objectives in the future will be beneficial to both companies, which is exactly my own sentiments and the reason why my own company joined Tyresafe.

Falken Bring out new Azenis FK453CC Tyre .

So, for an in depth review about this new tyre please visit the Moto Verso web page.


Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

 

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Illegal tread tyres- in car crash that killed two young girls – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Illegal tread tyres

BBC News Illegal tread tyres in car crash

That killed two young girls Norfolk Eastern Daily Press Norwich Crown Court heard that two tyres on the car had illegal tread and all four tyres had been wrongly pressurised which a police accident…

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Illegal tread tyres do cause accidents  

if not checked at regular intervals.

This fatal accident is just part of the reality that sometimes strikes home when we find out the horror that can result in motorists operating on Illegal tread tyres and not checking their tyres at regular intervals. We

Illegal tread tyres

Checking your air pressure could get you out of a sticky situation

only have to be in the wrong time and the wrong place, for an accident to happen. When our cars are in good condition and serviced at regular intervals we have a better chance of getting out of a sticky situation when driving.

AT first I did not want to blog this accident because of the fatalities

but I think it important to point out that these things happen and it could be that if this car had good tyres at the correct Air Pressure, then the outcome could have been different. We in the tyre trade are always preaching to motorists about checking their tyres and tyre pressure, but accidents like this are proof that bad things can happen if you do not service your car and check the tyres at regular intervals .

I would like to pass on my condolences to these girls family.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

Tyre Safety-Your Tyres are Critical- In your car’s safety – Hamilton Spectator

Tyre Safety-Your Tyres are Critical

Tyre Safety – a critical element in your car’s safety

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They can also help you maintain your tyres in peak condition with precision wheel balancing and alignment services.

Be responsible when it comes to your tyres

The word responsible is a good word to use because your tyres are the only thing to come between your car and the road, and along with braking is the most important part

of driving and looking after your car. One of the best web sites for checking about your One of the best web sites for checking about your tyres is www.tyresafe.org  they look at all the recent trends to do with Tyre Safety is www.tyresafe.org  they look at all the recent trends to do with Tyre Safety.

You should always check the condition of your tyres by just having a look for cuts or bumps “eggs” as some people call them, I have put a good

Tyre Safety.

This tyre was sold as a part worn and still had a nail on the inside which was wearing away at the side-wall. The people that sell these do not care a hot about the drivers safety.

example in the picture, but they are usually smaller than this. The next thing is to check the tread depth, the legal limit in the UK is 1.6 mm across ¾ of the tread from the centre outwards, but to be truthful the safest tread depth to use will be 3 mm, this is because some companies allow the grooves and sipes, (which are the tiny slits in a tyre, that help it to dissipate the water) to run out at 3 mm, making the tyre virtually bald but still legal in the eyes of the law.

The next thing is to make sure that your tyres have the correct pressure in them.

Tyres with the wrong pressure will de-stabilise the handling of your car, I am sure that we have all experienced this sometimes in our driving life, a car with a tyre say half flat will give the car a drifting feeling especially say on a motorway at speed. Also the correct  pressures will give your car the best fuel efficiency if they are inflated correctly.

Since this article was first written then we have improved out total tyre experience ! introductions to our service include a new Alloy wheel straightening machine . Also a new tyre repair vulcanising machine and  a state of the art wheel alignment centre.

Finally if you cannot check the tyres by yourself or do not know of  good Local Tyre Centres to do the job for you, then look online for www.pellontyres.co.uk and you will be able to check their nearest tyre centre in your area.

Thanks Eric Roberts

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Tyre Safety Video-New TyreSafe animation released : Tyrepress

Tyre Safety Video

New Tyre Safety Video in animation released Marking the halfway point of its 2013 Tyre Safety Month campaign, TyreSafe has launched the latest in its series of animated videos. Featuring the crash test dummy family of road safety …

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Tyre safety will go from strength to strength

I must admit I find it very refreshing to see the good work that Tyresafe.org  is contributing to road safety. I joined Tyresafe because I felt that the normal tyre depot owner had nowhere else to go to help in the quest for safer tyres and safer roads.

In the past I have joined other organisations such as the NTDA London (National Tyre Distributors Association) but found myself very disillusioned by everything else that was going on other than road safety.

When I was a member and went to a couple of meetings ,I found myself listening to people talking about golf tournaments and organising a day out at Redcar races, but not very much about tyres or tyre safety. It was not long before I resigned and left them to their own devises.

I then learned about Tyresafe.org and was impressed with their commitment to road safety and tyre things in general, like this Tyre Safety Video . So I decided to join and soon became a member. I have been impressed ever since with their drive and enthusiasm towards the tyre industry and to tyre safety, this is the type of organisation that I am pleased to be a part of.

Indeed Tyresafe are the brains behind this Tyre Safety Video

Many organisations are behind this Tyre Safety Video including the Police and Local councils. I have even seen the Motorway road signs telling drivers to have safe tyres, a great step forward in my opinion.

Tyre Safety Video

Tyre Safety Video

Eric Roberts member of Tyresafe.org

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, 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. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

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Goodyear Tyre Care-as Holiday Travel Season Begins – Sacramento Bee

Goodyear Tyre Care

Goodyear Tyre Care

Goodyear Tyre Care as Summer Travel Season Begins Sacramento Bee Goodyear outlets are distributing the RMA’s “Be Tire Smart, Play Your PART” consumer booklets, which stress the importance of inflation pressure, wheel alignment, tire…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear Tyre Care

 Goodyear Tyre Care

You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE

Naturally, this time of year is when millions of families head out on their  holidays.

Therefore,it is very important to have your car checked over . Including, your tyres.

As a result, you should call in to a Auto-centre . Or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre. Of course, they will check out the state of your tyres. Usually for FREE. Consequently, if you do want to check the tyres yourself. So, then do not forget things like looking  out for sidewall cracking. Also, if you are carrying any increased loading. Such as luggage or extra passengers. Then increase your tyre pressures accordingly. The pressures should be on the inside of your car door,if not look them up in your cars service manual, once again your local tyre centre will also help you with this. Like many other tyre manufacturers Goodyear Tyre Care will be issuing booklets giving motorists good information about your safety and tyres.

Goodyear Tyre Care-So be safe and have a good holiday

Goodyear Tyre Care are also promoting safety in Europe read more…

“In each country visited by the Goodyear Blimps, we will take the lead in promoting road safety messages using innovative campaigns, high profile events and social media to engage with drivers and their families. The Blimps will be the heroes of a tour that embraces road safety initiatives across Europe” said Hugues Despres, Goodyear Brand Director. Over the coming weeks, Goodyear will reveal full details of the road safety initiatives and major events that will be promoted by their aerial ambassadors, named ‘Spirit of Safety I’ and ‘Spirit of Safety II’, in each country and today reveal the type of events where the European public can get their first sighting of a Goodyear Blimp for over a decade.”http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/news/95683-Blimp_roadsafe You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE

Eric Roberts

Members of …Tyresafe.org

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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. We also sell Cheap Goodyear Tyres online

Check Your Tyres – do not wait until 1.6 mm is left before changing your tyres ?

Check Your Tyres

Check Your Tyres? before the police do

check your tyres

Pistonheads.com

hi ! newbie here on PH, my first post of many – so here goes – after reading the thread on ‘do you wait till 1.6mm before changing your tyres’ i decided to check my treads on my 2010 997.2 turbo cab, they are…

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

This is always good advice” check your tyres”

 

Of course, here in the UK and most of Europe. Hence, it is Bank Holiday season coming up ! Time to Check Your Tyres . So, the legal limit is 1.6 mm across 3/4 of the tread from the centre outwards, if you are above that then

Check Your Tyres

The new Michelin premier Sx showing tyre sipes

legally you are OK.

So, the important thing to remember is !Consequently, that most cars today have cars fitted with tyres.  That do not have any sipes,once you get down to 3 mm of remaining rubber on the tread area.

Of course, the sipes are the very small slits that you can see all over the tyres. These sipes help get rid of the water. Importantly, between the tread area and the road surface . Significantly, they are are one of the most important thing in tyres safety design ! So Check Your Tyres .

Without them you are running on “slick tyres”. Subsequently, the type of rubbers that you see on F1 racing cars that are “bald”. This gives the cars excellent grip in very dry weather. But render them useless in wet weather. So the moral of this story is to remove your tyres at 3 mm ! For safeties sake alone.

Sipes are the tiny splits that are purposely designed.

So to help dissipate the water. Hence, between the tyre and the road surface in wet or snowy weather. Of course, their are thousands of them in any typical tyre design. But they only operate down to the 3 mm limit on most modern tyres. Especially on the new type of SUV and High Performance Car Tyres.

There are many differing types of sipes used in the design when making tyres. Some designed to lock with each other when the tread block moves. This locking together of the sipes enables  the tread block to remain solid  (helping to improve the road holding capabilities of the tyre) whilst still helping the tyre retain its grip in wet conditions. Other types of sipe are known as  keyhole sipes. This type of sipe, is shaped so that the bottom of the sipe is wider than the top. As a result, similar to a keyhole design. This comes from the fact that as the tyre wears. So, and the depth of the grooves and sipes are reduced. Then the sipe width is increased. So, retaining the overall volume.

Tyre safety Check Your Tyres  information can be found at…www.tyresafe.org

Post compiled by Eric Roberts..

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also sell SUV Tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local 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 Motor-codes. Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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Bald Tyres Can KILL !

Dangerous Part-Worn Tyres-Trading Standards prosecute deadly tyre sellers

Dangerous Part-Worn Tyres

Dangerous Part-Worn Tyres

Dangerous Part-Worn Tyres

 

TyreSafe has today distributed the following release.

Of course, as members of “Tyresafe” then we are pleased to see that some of the people selling these things are brought to some sort of justice !

Including, the good news of recent convictions of retailers. Consequently, across the whole of the UK. These have once again highlighted the potential risks. Significantly, aimed at  unsuspecting motorists take when taking the risk of buying part worn tyres.

Cases in Scotland and London revealed how dangerous and illegal tyres were being sold

Subsequently, part worn tyre traders who sell these to the public. So, have been investigated by Trading Standards and TyreSafe. Resulting, in each instance, that the retailers have now faced stiff penalties and fines. Hence totaling thousands of pounds.

Expressly ,in December 2018, the owner of Springside Tyre and Valet Centre. So, in Irvine, Scotland was handed a 120-hour Community Payback Order.  Explicitly, for breaches in product safety and consumer protection regulations. Of course, following prosecution by Trading Standards officers from North Ayrshire. Accordingly, at the accused hearing. So, it was revealed tyres had been offered for sale with an 80 mm nail through a sidewall. Including a part worn tyre with a mechanics socket embedded in the tread.

In other cases

Subsequently, over a two month period, three other part worn tyre dealers were prosecuted. Henceforth, by Brent & Harrow Trading Standards having to pay a total of over £15,000. Another prosecution, in January 2019, the director of Grays Tyres (Kingsbury) was fined £3,600 and ordered to pay £1,112 costs. Including a £60 victim surcharge. Directors of S & F Tyres Ltd (Kingsbury) pleaded guilty on behalf of himself and his company. Both of which were each fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £1,122 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.

In February the director of Pennant Tyres (Willesden) was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay costs of £1,117 and a victim surcharge of £75. Colleagues in Ealing brought charges against the director of JFH London Ltd trading as Perivale Tyres (Greenford), who entered a guilty plea and was fined £500 and ordered to pay prosecution costs.

Stuart Jackson, Chairman of TyreSafe, said:

“The continued vigilance of Trading Standards teams the length and breadth of the UK means at least some illegal and unsafe part worn tyres are being removed from the market. However, it is clear we are just scratching the surface of a trade where a completely unacceptable level of professional incompetence and worryingly high proportion of dangerous products are being sold. Nobody is arguing for an outright ban of part worns but when over 60% of tyres inspected by Trading Standards and TyreSafe are unsafe to return to the roads, it is clear that the sale of part worn tyres all too often represents a clear and present danger to road safety”.

Eric Roberts

The Easter holiday season is coming up ! When car/caravan and motorhome owners are looking for some more tyres, before venturing off. Please be-aware of buying part worn tyres. Including, replacing runflat tyres with normal tyre. There guys are not worried about what you fit onto your car they are just after easy money.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

 

Tyre Safe Advice-www.tyresafe.org – Stay Tyre Safe in Your Caravan

Tyre Safe Advice

Tyre Safe Advice; was set up with the responsibility of raising the awareness of the importance of the dangers of defective and worn tyres.

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Tyre Safe Advice is a must for all Motorists

Probably, all motorists should be aware of the organisation known as TYRESAFE.ORG. For this reason, they are a wonderful organisation .Dedicated to Tyre Safe Advice and tyre road safety. Therefore, the web-site is a must for all motorists . Hence, to learn about all aspects of Tyre Safe Advice.

Tyre Safe Advice Caravan Tyres

  • As with all other types of vehicles. Tyres are the only parts of the caravan and motor-homes . That  are in constant touch with the road surface. Because, this small area of footprint where the tyre is in contact with the road. Gives the vehicle the ability to steer and accelerate. While braking and cornering . Hence, in all types of weather .Although caravans do not have to steer or brake. Because they are a towing vehicle. The motor-home has got drive wheels like all other road vehicles.
  • caravans however do carry weight. So it is very important for the owner . Of course, to thoroughly check their tread and pressures .At regular intervals .Increasing the pressure when the caravan carries more weight. Say when the owner goes on their holidays. How many times do we see a caravan or trailer leaning over . Or swaying about on the carriageway. Well this is due to a deflated tyre or a caravan with the incorrect pressures . All this sort of Tyre Safe Advice . Therefore, is available on the TYRESAFE website . Including, much more valuable information for the motorist to gather . Thus, about their tyres and safety related issues.

Tyre Safe Advice

  • To update this post, although we give excellent Tyre Safe Advice,we have seen the usual crop of caravan accidents that were probably due to the incorrect tyre pressure or the caravans just requiring new tyres. Even so ITyre Safe Advice am convinced that there is a completely good solution to the problem and that would for the caravan manufacturers to fit runflat tyres as standard. The solution would be far better than those awful rim bands that take an inexperienced tyre fitter a lifetime to fit and remove. when a new tyre is  fitted.
  • We are all used to runflats now and have bought special fitting machines for the job. I can not believe that the people who make the caravans have not thought of this before in my opinion it is not rocket science and would be a great safety feature when coupled up with a tyre pressure monitoring system TPMS .

Tyresafe has also many affiliated members including one of their recent members the Camping and Caravan Club

Eric Roberts…

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