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Plastic Car Leaf Springs-What next ?

Plastic Car Leaf Springs

Plastic Car Leaf Springs

Plastic Car Leaf Springs

So, in recent years years car manufacturers have been very innovative! Especially when it comes to lowering the weight of parts and components used on any models. Recent times have seen many car makers coming under pressure. Especially, from the European Union to lower the emissions on their new car models. Of course lowering the weight of the cars reduces fuel consumption and thus reduces the fuel that the car runs on.

Plastic Car Leaf Springs

Many innovations that we all know and that springs to mind is the abolition of the spare wheel. Of course, not all car models have done away with spare wheels but many have. Past studies have substantiated that lowering the weight of cars does reduce emission targets. So, in recent times the ITF (international transport forum) has carried out an important study for the FIA. So, reporting that there would be a 40% reduction in emissions if the average car weight was reduced to 1000kg from the current 1380kg.

Car makers emissions savings

Importantly, the conclusion came to the decision that lowering the vehicles weight. Hence, would give the car makers another tool in which to lower the emissions targets set by Governments. Consequently then Volvo introduced these reinforced fibre polyurethane resin leaf springs to many models. In this case the weight was reduced by surprising 4.5kg. Of course, reduction in vehicle weight is becoming a major achievement. Henkel are one of the companies involved in the quest for lighter vehicles.

The Volvo XC90 was introduced with the new lightweight springs! Surprising my MOT tester Dale Linton. Dale eventually had to fit the new springs after the vehicle failed the test. The image shows the lighter coloured spring fitted across the rear of the Volvo. Going forward, new emission targets are already set for 2050.  So there should not be any real surprises what the car makers come up with to lower the weight of vehicles.

Eric Roberts

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Dealership denies BMW Warranty-owner of warranty repair because he used non-brand screen wash

Dealership denies BMW Warranty

Dealership denies BMW Warranty

Dealership denies BMW Warranty

In my experience it has been common practice for main dealers to threaten their customers. Importantly, they tell the buyers of new cars that they cannot buy and fit parts other than from them.

I have been in this trade now for over forty years and this has always been the norm. European laws make it possible for new car buyers that they can have the car serviced as long as the parts used are of the same quality as from the new car manufacturers.

So, the fact that you have the car serviced at a reputable independent garage then the main dealer must carry out any warranty work required. I must admit that it is important to make sure that your garage is reputable and they are using parts equivalent to the original equipment specification.

Car makers are always trying to keep head

One of the problems that we are having is that the car makers are always trying to keep ahead when it comes to their cars computer systems. So, it appears that we are forever having to buy new machines for checking computer fault codes. Many times our machines will not connect with a certain model of car. According to European and American laws then this should not be the case. Car manufacturers are always trying to keep ahead with technology changes and redesigns of their car models.

This could have been the case with this BMW screen-wash problem. It is probably a different type of wash that should have been used. BMW could have used a different type of chemicals to make the wash! However when looking this up on Google then it appears to be a BMW problem. Of course this may be one of those freque situations when it would be best to use BMW,s own brand of screen-wash.

Anyhow this guy had to pay because he used Morrison’s own brand and the washers were blocked and could not be repaired under warranty. A bit petty in my opinion.

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The owner of a 64-plate BMW 335d forked out £163 after he was refused a repair to his washer system under warranty by BMW. Simon Raeburn, of Tavistock in Devon, had used Morrison’s’ own brand screen

Source: Dealership denies BMW owner of warranty repair because he used non-brand screen wash – Garagewire

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Pellon Tyres and Coronavirus

Pellon Tyres and Coronavirus

Pellon Tyres and Coronavirus

Pellon Tyres and Coronavirus

So as many people now know, we here at Pellon Tyres are on the list of essential services. Of course, to remain open during this crisis. Extremely important that any of our valuable customers must please adhere to our strict policy. Consequently, outlined below which we have been advised by health and safety COVID-19.

Firstly, stay in your car while job is being done if at all possible

Our aim is to keep our customers and employees safe at Pellon Tyres. So, to do so we have introduced a procedure for all our customers to follow. We have limited spaced seating in our reception! So if there is no room you must stay in your car. While your tyres are being changed or punctures repaired. You can then call reception and pay with your card over the phone.

We have also marked the reception floor for “Social Distancing” so please keep to these distances for all our safety.

If required we can email you your invoice. So no need to get out of your car. Importantly, we feel this is an excellent procedure to keep our customers and staff safe. All you need to do is call us to organise this on 01422351314.

Message to out tyre and battery delivery drivers

No customers or delivery drivers are allowed to enter the premises. Of course they should keep to the 6 foot spacing rules. Including all our own staff who must keep at least 6 feet apart and  away from each other at all times.

At Pellon Tyres our focus is on the health and safety of our customers and employees. For all our safety, our depot is cleaned and sanitised daily and we have implemented additional safety practices to minimise health risks when visiting Pellon Tyres. Including wiping such things as all worktops and in the car the steering wheel. hand brakes, door handles and gear sticks.

We must fight this together!

Of course, with the ongoing Corona virus developments. So, we will continue to evaluate our policies and procedures. Stringently adjusting them as needed. Of course, in order to ensure the safety of all those who do business with us.

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Expensive Electric Vans-Leeds City Council Paying Workers to charge electric vans at home.

Expensive Electric Vans

Expensive Electric Vans

Expensive Electric Vans

So, as my friends and family know then I am totally against the un-proven theory that “global warming” is bringing climate change. In my opinion it is left wing climate activists that just want to bring down our way of life. Especially here in the West! Unfortunately it is sad to see that it is the automotive industry that will suffer the most.

I prefer to listen to renowned world experts on this matter. People such as Patrick Moor. After leaving Greenpeace Moore has gone on to become what he calls a sensible environmentalist. So, more people should look and see what this voice of reason has to say. Importantly, Patrick can back up hi theory with scientific facts and meteorological graphs and spread sheets.

It frightens me when I see people like Leeds City council forming their own opinions. So, by acting against the very people that pay their rates. Spending rate payers money on expensive and yet to be proven electric vans. This came out in a conversation with one of Leeds city councils work force over  drink in a north Leeds pub.

Who do these guys think they are. Taking notice from unfounded and unproven facts that we are “going to hell in a hand cart”. If we dont stop poisoning our planet with those filthy fossil fuel vehicles. There is no real proof of this.

Later in the conversation

I must confess that as the owner of a small garage in Halifax then I have a vested interest in these claims. After all electric cars will eventually put thousands of the Automotive industry workers on the dole! Mark my word people like Leeds city council are hammering the nails in the coffins of all the small and medium garages and motor factors. Of course that have paid them rates over the years.

Amazingly, I also learned that the council are to fit electric vehicle charging points into their workers homes. Of course to enable them to charge up these vans on a night. The plot thickens! Each worker with a charging point will receive £100 a month towards their electric bills. However I was told that the workers do not think this is enough and their union are fighting for a bigger payment.

In my opinion these are political decisions with any thought to who may be injured in the future. People like Leeds council are just jumping on the “band wagon” trying to force left wing ideologies under the disguise of “climate change”.

I hope that the council workers who are involved in this declare the extra income to the tax man. Meanwhile all the other motorists in Leeds have to pay the tax on the fuel that they use driving about in those “Planet Killing” dirty polluting cars and vans?

We have only to look at history and what Margaret Thatcher did to the Yorkshire mining industry. Of course we were told the same then! However, it made no difference to our so called dirty air! So the climate change doom merchants are telling us?

Firstly, I do believe that what the guy told me was the truth. The things that i write are my own opinion. however their is no truth that the increase in the Earths temperature is due to polluting vehicles. In fact Patrick Moore explains why the contrary is in fact true.

 

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Eric Roberts

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Automotive Industries Ray of Light-Could this German girl balance things out !

Automotive Industries Ray of Light

Automotive Industries Ray of Light

Automotive Industries Ray of Light

So, this morning was a very happy start to the day for me! whilst listening to the Nick Ferrari show on LBC. I heard about a German girls who is hopefully going to bring some balance to the “climate change brigade”. Of course, in my opinion climate change will be a direct threat to millions of people working in the Automotive industry.

So, we are told day after day about how we all need electric cars to save the planet. Importantly, until now there has been no balance to what we are constantly told about how the planet is warming up. Blaming, fossil fuels and of course threatening all our livelihoods! Unpopular as it may have been, Nick Ferrari reported about a young lady who was passionate about climate change! No! not the dreaded Greta Thunberg ? But in total opposition with her views a young German Woman called Naomi Seibt.

Strikingly, Naomi is just as informed and influential about climate change!

This time she is on our side. We need a balanced prospective offering other views about the subject and she certainly does that. Unfortunately, this video that I have posted is in German with English sub-titles. However, it is well worth listening to and reading the script.

Especially if you are like me threatened by the growing anti petrol vehicle that are going to shut us down?

Wrongly, I have heard people say that we will be able to work on work on the new electric cars! But I dont believe this. The car manufacturers main dealers will tie the customers into a battery deal that wont allow them to visit any other garages. Sophisticated technical equipment will not be made available or affordable to the independent garage sector.

Of course meaning that this will leave thousands of small garages fighting for the scraps.

Probably a few tyres and a bit of brake work. Also people that work in the parts industry will be thrown on the scrap heap. Fuel stations will be demolished as the sales of petrol and diesel plummets.

Consequently, this small ray of light may be our first steps to fight back! Naomi Seibt is to speak in the States about her problem with the climate change predictions. So, she cleverly explains about the threat from the left of politics to try destroy the capitalist world that we have built and cherished for all these years. Governments are sucking the garbage up coming from the climate change radicalism that we are all witnessing.

Finally we in the Automotive industry should back this young German woman! It could be our only hope of a fight back to save our jobs and industry. So, if you work in the Auto industry please give her a Facebook like on the above link! She may be our only hope ?

Eric Roberts

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