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Car Tyres Online Guide-Make sure that you order and Get The Right Ones?

Car Tyres Online Guide

Car Tyres Online-your car tyres are life savers?

Many motorists. Do not understand the importance of buying the rightCar Tyres Online. Therefore, they and do not link road safety and accidents. Hence, caused by the fitting of the wrong Car Tyres Online. Thus, many motorists are risking their lives. As a result, of leaving their tyres on the cars for too long. Consequently, after the legal limit has been reached. Indeed, many cars that have had an MOT. Naturally, have been failed with car tyres down to the steel belt.

Of course, this is not acceptable. Because it will be an innocent motorist in another car that will be injured. Therefore, by such disregard for their vehicles and car tyres. It is a good job that we are going to keep the one year DVLA MOT Rules now, to think the Government wanted to make the test every two years (hard to believe when you see the bald tyres that we take off)

So what do we do to improve? In my opinion, we should check (or have checked) our car tyres every week. You should check them for lumps and bumps on the side walls, and check the pressures; this is crucial. If you are elderly or cant manage this task. Therefore, you should go to your local garage or Auto-centre. Of course, to ask the staff to check the car tyres for you, we at Pellon tyres are only too willing the people in Halifax, and check their tyres, you have no excuse if you neglect your tyres going down the motorway at 90 miles an hour anything could happen?.

Car Tyres Online Guide

Car Tyres Online-bald tyres are getting more frequent

Car Tyres Online Guide-When buying new car tyres you should match them as near as possible to your old tyres.

Make sure that the speed and load ratings are the same, and you are matching like for like. Consequently, this has been one of the problems with ordering online; people do not get enough information and order the wrong Car Tyres Online Guide. It then costs them more to correct their errors. Save up for new tyres if possible if you must buy part worn tyres make sure they are legally marked and tested, don’t put any old part worn tyre on, they may have internal damage and been in a car crash.

If you have to buy Cheap Car Tyres, then make sure they are brand new. New Car Tyres Online come in all kind of price ranges to suit all pockets if you don’t know then take the word of your nearest trusted tyre dealer.

Take a look at the link below for an interesting article on the subject Read More

http://roadsafety.co.za/2010-03/the-truth-about-worn-tyres-is-bloody-scary/

 

 Eric Roberts

Caravan Tyre Checking-May has arrived and brought warm sunshine to the UK Tyre Checking time again

Caravan Tyre Checking

Caravan Tyre Checking-Good Information about the Correct Tyre Procedures.

Your caravan tyre pressures should always be checked and adjusted when the tyres are cold before the caravan season and before every journey.

In fact, Eric Roberts owner of Pellon Tyre and Auto Centre in West Yorkshire. Recommends that owner of a trailer and Touring Caravans should remove the entire wheel or wheels and tyres and take them to their favourite garage or auto centre and have them checked by a professional member of the team, this will ensure the safest possible outcome.

 Therefore, and checked for internal cuts and damage. This is most important as unseen damage can become a nightmare scenario when going down a motorway at sixty mile per hour and losing complete control due to tyre failure.

The tyre dealer will then check the outside of the for damage to the tread area and the sidewalls for cuts and cracks

Cracks start to form around the rim area. Hence, due to the tyres been stood in the Sun.Thus, for long hours during the Summer months. Eventually, the carbon black, that is used in the manufacture of the tyre. For this reason, begins to break down. Naturally, small but deep cracks start to form around the rim area.Eventually join up to create a very dangerous hazard. Indeed this is one of the most common cause for tyre blowouts on your caravan or Car Trailers.

 Any tyres with cracks and cuts should be scrapped and replaced with a new tyre .Finally, if everything is fine, the pressures and tyre valves should be checked to the correct loading for your caravan and trailer.

Caravan Tyre Checking

Caravan Tyre Checking-having his tyres checked before spring

 Another important Caravan Tyre Checking point. Is to have the vehicle loading checked on your tyres.Thus,to make sure that the tyres conform to your caravan or trailers recommended weight carrying capacity. Some of the larger heavier vehicles. Require more heavy duty tyres.Thus, to take the additional loading; your tyre dealer will advise you on the correct fitments by recommending you fit stronger ply rated tyres.

Finally, to sum up. You should have your Caravan Tyres Checked by an expert.So try to stick to new tyres if possible. Load your vehicle and trailing vehicle evenly.Thus, to give a more even weight distribution across the axle.Therefore, make sure that your tyres have the correct load rating.Especially, for the loaded weight of your caravan or motorhome.Also, important to fix yourself up with a spare wheel. Hence, that has a tyre to match the ones you have on the vehicle. Most of this is common sense. But we still see piles of wood from crashed caravans on the side of our roads.Especially, in the summertime.

 Please click the link below for more good information about your Motorhome  tyreshttp://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/caravan-tyre-safety

 Eric Roberts

Part Worn Tyres Expensive – “You DO NOT SAVE YOU MONEY in the long run”

Post Updated 19th Dec 2013

Part Worn Tyres Expensive-Proof that part worn tyres work out more expensive in the long run

Most tyre experts and motoring organisations are very concerned about the amount of part worn tyres are now fitted here in the UK. The latest motoring organisation to voice their opinion is the very respectful Motorcodes, of which we at Pellon tyres are members (and proud to be so).

 

These Part Worn Tyres Expensive are generally imported from countries such as Germany, where tyres are generally removed at 3 mil. These Part Worn Tyres Expensive look fine from the outside but there is no saying what Part Worn Tyres Expensivedamage lies under the surface of the tread and could be very dangerous indeed. We are effectively buying old tyres from Germany, the tyres that the Germans throw away as no good any more, I cant believe that we would do such a thing. Part Worn Tyres Expensive also offer a danger to other motorists on the road, they put other drivers at risk because people think they are saving money.

In 1994 part worn tyres came under a law called the “Motor Vehicle Tyres Safety Regulations”, these regulations were to ensure that part worn tyres were properly tested and labelled as such, if people buy tyres that have been tested then this is deemed as ok and suitable for the use on roads, but the Part Worn Tyres Expensive we have come across do not appear to have any checks on them and no label. All part worn tyres must be labelled as such. They must have the words ‘PART- WORN’ marked in capital letters. This must be permanent and legible. (I think this is to give other road users the chance to get out of the way

Many more part worn tyres are now sold because of the economic recession. A recent excellent survey regarding how cheap a part worn tyre really is has been studied and written by a tyre industry expert Stuart Carr. I have posted a link to Stuarts blog and I hope you will click to see that

 part worn tyres cost “MORE” than new tyres in the long run in real terms

To finalise any garage that are in Motorcodes will not endorse the sale of part worn tyres.

  http://www.stuartcarr.blogspot.com/         Click this link for an excellent blog

About 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 company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight- needed Wheel Alignment?

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight; Wheel alignment would have stopped this. Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight

Here at Pellon tyres, we are always getting customers cars with bad wheel alignment problems. The latest being a Renault Clio that the client presented to us for an MOT test that they had booked in “online”.The picture in this blog shows precisely the condition that the tyre was in, the tyre was down to the steel belt of the tyre construction, a very dangerous state to find your tyres in. If this customer checked his wheel alignment at regular periods, then the tyre would not have been in that state.

Drivers should always check their Wheel Alignment, whenever you buy a set of new tyres . It is also a great idea to have a wheel alignment when suspension parts will be replaced, or you knowingly hit the curb or going over things like speed bumps in the road. It may not appear so at the time, but your wheel alignment will probably be out of line and cause damage to your tyres.

Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels

The first static suspension angles that need to be measured and adjusted are the caster, camber, toe, and thrust angle. Another good reason to track your is to straighten your steering back to a level position; All these problems will be solved and corrected through wheel alignment adjustment.

 Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight;A great look at a website for more technical motorists is available on the link below; 

http://www.anewtoronto.com/wheel%20alignment.html

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. My previous job was with one of the national tyre companies before starting, my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Tyre Labels Regulations- Drivers are now taking more Notice of Them

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; New European tyre labels yet another cost to business forced onto us by Brussels

As if wasn’t enough David Cameron was telling all of us small businesses that he was going to “cut red tape”, he has imposed a new EU law onto us called a standardised consumer label so

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; consumersThis Michelin car tyre has a highly rated B and B ratio users. That can choose for themselves which product is for their car. “I don’t think so”. Most of my customers here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. Come to us because they trust us. How could you trust a Tyre Labels Regulations on a tyre made in China?. I suspect not. As an update, we are finding that to my surprise.

Hence, our customers are taking some notice of what the new labels are telling them. Tyre manufacturers are also trying to improve their products. Even some Cheap Car Tyre makers are bringing out products with better standards. Thus, according to the labels. In general, though it is the big tyre manufacturers that are winning. Customers look up the ratings before they buy a tyre.Therefore, it is the big boys. Such as Michelin and Continental that are having the most success.

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; new label (easy)

The new system is supposed to be in place for November this year(2012). As a result is intended to help the motorist to choose a rating. Naturally, that has got low emissions and dare I say it better road safety. The same Europe that allows people to sell possible killers. As a result, called “Part worn tyres”, these don’t even have to have Tyre Labels Regulations. Surprise surprise !!!.

WE will now have to have an efficiency label on tyres that display three main points, Rolling resistance, Wet grip and Fuel efficiency. The new tyre label will value from A-G, but not D.I will try to explain what each group means.

 What the new Tyre Labels Regulations means (hope you can take it in)

 ROLLING RESISTANCE

This covers A to G Dis not used, rolling resistance of the tyre and contributes most to fuel efficiency and therefore reduces CO2 emissions and also driving costs. Each letter has a difference plus or minus of 0.42 to 0.56 miles per gallon(mpg) for a car that will do 36 mpg. (I hope you are still paying attention)

WET GRIP

“Wet grip is what it says on the tin” how good is the car at stopping in wet driving conditions and is expressed as the “stopping distance”. The letters used for this are A to G not using D or G, (are you still awake), the stopping distance between 3 and 7 feet when you brake hard at 50 mph. We have had this measured on our forecourt now for five years and no one has ever tried it out yet.

NOISE

The noise that the tyre makes,(nothing to do with our lousy road surfaces its the tyres fault) and is measured in decibels. The more black bars on your Tyre Labels Regulations, the noisier the tyre tread is.

In my opinion, this is more red tape from Brussels, and I will stress that the customer should take advice from his local dealer.

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; New tyre label on an Avon tyre 225/45×17

As an update to the tyre label introduction, i must say that I am pleasantly surprised to see that the motoring public is now showing lots of interest in these names and they are influencing the purchasing decisions of the tyre buying public, I hold my hands up, and I was WRONG?

For more information, please click the link  http://www.etrma.org/

 

 

 Eric Roberts

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing-Can be a pain in the neck for some Peugeot owners?

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Here in Halifax we pride ourselves to be able to do all balancing including Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Just a short article about the recent occurrence of certain alloys, on cars having NO wheel centres. These are known as requiring Centre-Less Wheel Balancing; this is because the wheel has no centre, just a solid piece of alloy.

The wheel will not fit onto a wheel balancing machine without a special adapter on which we bolt the wheel before we balance it and can be very time-consuming?.It can be a very long job. Hence, often taking up to an hour to set the whole thing up and then carry out the balancing.  We, therefore, base the charge on an hourly rate, the same as we would for a mechanical job.

The customers that have this type of wheels fitted. Naturally, are not very pleased. Some of them think that we are pulling the wool over their eyes. Of course, that is until we show them the problem. Then, that is usually the end of the matter. But unless someone else can come up with a better solution, then this is the way that we have to do it.

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

This does not usually prove a problem to the cars owner. But does become a problem when new tyres are fitted. So, and the wheels require balancing. Normal type wheels fit onto balancing machines through a spindle and the wheel is tightened on the balancer by means of the large locking nut , similar to the type of things used on Formula 1 cars to change a wheel.

The problem came when French car makers Peugeot and Citroen brought out new models. Including, a wheel that had No centres. Therefore, making the wheels impossible to balance.

However, this meant that the Dynamic Balancing machine manufacturers such as Hofmann UK had to make special attachments to their balancing machines that were able to balance these unusual centre-less wheels . This meant that the time to balance these Alloy Wheels more than doubled because of time it took to bolt the wheels onto the machine.

Some tyre dealers opted out of the new equipment needed for Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing-Aaron balancing

We at Pellon tyres have always believed in the correct equipment for the job and bought the equipment required to balance these special wheels. We can balance all types of centre-less wheels from all models of cars . www.pellonautocentre.com

 

Tyre braking-Wet Roads

Tyre braking-Wet Roads-Another Important Safety Video from TyreSafe.org

Tyre braking-Wet Roads

Tyre braking-Wet Roads

This is another great video from Tyresafe.org. Naturally, in my opinion, Tyresafe are the number one tyre safety organisation here in the UK. Tyre testing is the only way that we can show the public about tyre safety. Especially, on wet roads with tyres that are almost bald. Tyres are track tested time and time again. Fortunately, it does sink in, with some drivers.

The results of this tyre testing is overwhelming. We see this time after time. Of course, it all depends on whether drivers actually look at these videos, or not. I suspect, though, that many drivers will indeed take a look at these type of videos. One of the big problems that have raised its ugly head in recent times, is the rise again of the part-worn tyres. This problem has arisen by the need to save money.The people that  buy these products are on the younger spectrum of our drivers.

I can understand, that young people with a tight budget, think that they are saving money.We had a young driver in the other Saturday. She had been buying part worn tyres for £20 each. Naturally, she thought she was saving money. The tyres were only lasting her a couple of weeks. For this reason, she decided to invest in new tyres. She finally realised that it was false economy and just a short-term fix to buy part worn tyres.

Tyresafe did do an article about this. You can see this on  http://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/part-worn-tyres/

The film dramatically depicts the difference in braking distances between a car equipped with new tyres and another with tread depth below the legal limit of 1.6mm in wet conditions. While watching on their Smartphone, viewers can turn their heads to see all the action in front, to the side, above or even behind them, giving an immersive – and literally impactful – experience.
The TyreSafe 360 app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or via Google Play.

Firestone Multihawk tyres that offer great comfort to the modern driver?

Firestone Multihawk tyres

Firestone Multihawk tyres-Firestone tyres started in 1900 and chosen by Henry Ford

 Firestone tyres were one of the Worlds earliest mass produced tyres. Therefore, they first used the Ford model “T” mass produced cars still popular today. Since them, Firestone tyres have gone from strength to strength. Now producing some of the best tyres on the planet.

Here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. Therefore, we offer an excellent range of the Firestone tyres. For this reason, we source our stock from Britain’s leading wholesaler. Thus, and offer it online across the country.

New tyres are flooding into the UK from China and the far East. For this reason, Firestone tyres are holding out the opposition. Because of their quality and staying power. Due to the many years of manufacturing experience. Of course, in tyre manufacturing throughout the World.

I have worked on Firestone tyres for many years

and have even worked on fitting the Giant tyres that you see on Earthmoving machines, they have always been a good product. The great Firestone also makes tyres for racing cars, and that is where the development comes from to make the Firestone  that we are now driving about on in our cars.

Firestone, as most people know, are now owned by Bridgestone tyres of Japan but because of the reputation that goes before them, Firestone has kept the original name.

 Firestone tyres are available online from www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. Consequently, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.Thus, I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days. naturally, before starting my first business.For this reason, 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 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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Tractor Tyres-fall off a truck-Causing fatal injury to a Lady Driver.

Tractor Tyres

Tractor Tyres

Police in Ontario, Canada are looking for the driver of a truck that lost its load of a “tractor tyres”.

 The Tractor Tyres came off the truck and bounced straight into the front of a car driven by a lady

Tractor Tyres

English: Looking east along the Queen Elizabeth Way toward Toronto, visible in the distance, from the Royal York Road bridge in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

consequently,the driver was called Miroslawa Chmielewski, she was the only person in the car and died at the scene. Firs,t of all, the accident took place in Burlington on the Queen Elizabeth way where the 54-year-old female lost her life. This incident reminds me of a former time when I was an earthmover tyre fitter. We regularly went to Quarries in North Yorkshire to fit the huge tyres that fit Monster Trucks and dumper trucks.The route we took was up the A1 trunk road; we would load the tyres to be fitted onto our trucks and then set off to fit them (about a 2-hour drive) the tyres were massive, so the trucks were up to the maximum weight limit.

One very beautiful sunny day I set off up the A1 about six in the morning, I got about halfway there when I noticed that my truck was starting to go a bit faster, not thinking why, I carried on the journey, only to be pulled up by a police car with flashing lights.He shouted at me in a very grumpy voice that “I had lost half my load of tyres,” when I returned to where they were, I realized how lucky is was that there were no causalities, in fact, the tyres had bounced straight into the field . 

I recovered the tyres and carried on my journey.

 What happened in the accident in Canada, was that the driver went missing, but he would have continued the journey, not realizing that he had lost the tyre off the back of the truck, so far he has not been detected.

The original story can see from the TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE. Please click the link bellow for the full story

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/local/article/1056740–woman-killed-on-qew-after-tire-flies-from-tractor-trailer

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work for a couple of national
tyre companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in
the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about
anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

Dunlop Tyres-A Brief History of one of the companies that i worked for.

Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop Tyres

Bicycles the first for Dunlop

In the days of Queen Victoria Britain was going full steam ahead in the industrialized nation that we had become. Inventions were arising thick and fast.

In the year of 1889 patent from John B Dunlop. His company was founded in Dublin and called the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co Ltd.This company manufactures his very own patent the Pneumatic tyre, in those days just for the bicycle.Dunlop Tyres

The bike was getting very popular in those days, and people were starting to form clubs for racing. A famous racer in those days was called Willie Hume who won seven races on the new Dunlops. Word soon spread, and full production started in 1890 in Belfast Northern Ireland. Dunlop were able to open up similar businesses in Europe and North America and opened a factory in Australia.They then began having financial difficulties and indeed had to sell off the overseas operations. Furthermore, to this day The company had to split and in Australia they have been a separate company, both making different brands using the same name.

Dunlop UK then opened a large factory in Birmingham the UK, and in a short time they started the production of car tyres, and the Birmingham plant became known as “Fort Dunlop” a very famous part of the Birmingham Brummy landscape. I visited the fort many times in the past and was always made to feel very welcome. consequently, they became a very rich company and had Worldwide operations in distribution, manufacturing including owning their rubber plantations in Ceylon and Malaya.

In the 1930s Dunlop  went into making other products

In the 1930s Dunlop Began diversifying into other rubber products, these were latex, golf balls, and other sporting equipment. They also started making rubber boots and “O” rings. In 1950 they then started making and supplying tyres for Formula 1 cars.

In 1971 Dunlop merged with Italian tyre giants Pirelli to form the biggest companies in the world. By 1984 they once again started with financial difficulties and the company was sold to Sumitomo Rubber Industries of Japan. The tyre brand name was split up over three groups and also all the other products that Dunlop made such as sports goods were sold off to various other companies. That just about brings us up to date,  Dunlop and Goodyear now trade under the same brand names with the same parent company and made in different factories around the World.

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. I

Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop Tyres-Dunlop were a major contributor to the motor racing scene

Dunlop Tyres

now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.