Yorkshire Car drivers-BEWARE of the M62 Speed Camera Gantries

Yorkshire Car drivers BEWARE of the M62 Speed Cameras

I am a resident of Kirklees and have been a user of the M62 motorway ever since it was built. In my opinion it has been a great asset to the people of West Yorkshire and Lancashire, in fact I do not know what we would have done and how the roads would have coped without it.

Yorkshire Car drivers

Yorkshire Car drivers be aware Part of the M62 traffic management system in West Yorkshire

The big problem with the motorway, as we all know is the stretches between junction 25 (Brighouse turn off) and junction 27 (Gildersome turn off). Over the years this stretch has many accidents and hold ups, making it one of the major black spots on the UK motorways. It came as great relief to the Yorkshire Car drivers, “including myself”, when it was announced that this section of the M62 was to be upgraded and turned into a controlled system, similar to the one in Birmingham on the M 42 and part of the M 1 Motorway south of Sheffield.

The work began about three years ago and we were all subjected to a 50 mph speed limit and many delays due to accidents and vehicles breaking down. Eventually the work progressed and we started to see the rise of the gantries covered in Motorway Traffic Cameras over the road, which would be used to control the traffic in the various lanes. I could not wait and gradually the work was competed and the speed signs directing us to what speed we should be doing.

In my opinion I think the new system is really good and it is nice to see some development on the road system for the Yorkshire Car drivers in the North where I think that in the past we have been heavily neglected by various Governments in all fields of investment. As I drive all around the country I cannot believe the investment that has been poured into the South and places like Wales and Scotland, I truly think that we have been starved of money here in West Yorkshire at the hands of politicians to please other regions of the country.

However we must not complain the car driving population of Yorkshire have now got a new controlled section of the great M62, knowing that we will see less holdups and witness less delays.

Keep your car speed bellow 70mph?

There is however one thing that we should all watch out for, “DON’T TAKE YOUR CAR ABOVE THE 70 MPH LIMIT”. It is now known that when the gantry lights are off that the speed cameras are still working and have been “flashing” drivers who have been exceeding the speed limit. I am an older driver and rarely take my car over the limit, but there are thousands of Yorkshire Car drivers who think that the limit is now 80 mph. So when you are driving your car on this section of the M62 beware, the speed cameras are there to get you.

According to the Huddersfield Examiner “West Yorkshire Police refused to comment further but the Highways Agency has now confirmed the new £150 m overhead gantry system between Huddersfield and Leeds CAN catch speeding Yorkshire Car drivers, even when it is not being used to slow the traffic”…More Reading…http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/highways-chiefs-reveal-m62-cameras-6152759

Article written by Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

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.

http://www.brake.org.uk/brake-blog/entry/speeding-never-socially-acceptable

 

Servicing tips -How to beat the sexist mechanics: Simple tips for women to avoid being ripped

Servicing tips

ladies know how to look after the car and the purse strings

How to beat the sexist mechanics: Servicing tips for women to avoid being ripped …

Daily Mail

Women who know little about car repairs can make sure they aren’t being ripped off by their mechanic by simply suggesting a price for the work.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

 Most women customers are very confident when buying anything including having their car repaired.We now even have more female

Servicing tips

Female customers are just as confident as men now when dealing with their garage of choice and Servicing tips

mechanics

Servicing tips

female mechanics are getting more common these days

I think that the garage who tries to rip female customers off, will also try to pull the wool over the eyes of all their customers ? men and women. “THESE GARAGES ARE A FOOL TO THEMSELVES”. We are members of Unipart Car Care Centres, and have regular Servicing tips meetings and contacts with other garages. It is common knowledge that our lady customers make up 60% of our total number of customers, and have to be treat in the correct manner, believe me the ladies know what they are on about and would not go to a garage with their car that they did not trust, if they thought that they had been ripped off, they would not go back there a second time. Another addition to this story is that we now have an increasing number of female mechanics, with many Motor Mechanic Jobs going to females, who are just as competent as male mechanics and are probably more sensible. A strange thing happened the other day? a lady customer who was in for an MOT test asked us the price of a service to go with the MOT test. The lady agreed to the price and we duly did the work;The lady was happy with the job and the price paid and went home, satisfied. About an hour later the ladies husband rang us up and told us in no uncertain words that we had RIPPED his wife off. WOW.

Eric Roberts …www.pellonautocentre.com

HERE IS A SECOND OPINION…

“You don’t ‘suggest’ a price to the garage looking to do the work, whether you know a bit or not. There is a price for the part/s and a price for the labour. The part/s you can research, but they may be privy to discounts etc you aren’t due to trade links, and the labour charge you either agree to or don’t – you could dispute the number of hours charged, but if you think it would take a shorter time, do it yourself. What a daft, American study from three probably biased and slightly bitter women who have fell foul, in their opinion of the motor trade”…

See on www.dailymail.co.uk

Second Hand Tyres Causing Problems-Don’t Forget £575 fine and penalty points for defective tyres.

Second Hand Tyres

Second Hand Tyres

Old tyres like these are ending up as £20 Second Hand Tyres[/caption]

£575 fine and penalty points for Second Hand Tyres

Impartial Reporter

District Judge Liam McNally said it was a bad case as Kalis “knew quite well” that his tyres were defective.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Bald Tyres

This article in the “Impartial Report”.thus, proves that motorists do indeed get caught by the police . As a result, are prosecuted for having illegal Second Hand Tyres on their cars.

Second Hand Tyres

British Police checking for defective Second Hand Tyres at the roadside

Although the police are not as abundant as they used to be. Then, it is no use risking a hefty fine. Such as  the fine that this guy received. He would also of course have to buy another set of tyres . Hence, in some cases he could have also received a ban from driving . As each tyre is three points on your license.

As in the picture of the British Police. Often have roadside checks. Consequently, stopping motorists to check the cars documents . Also other important things. As a result we have often have drivers coming to us with what we call a ” Pink slip”. The slip has to be taken to any MOT station . Once the defect has been corrected. Then the car is deemed as OK.

Therefore, if say the car requires two tyres. Then we will check the car again. Once the tyres have been fitted . We then sign the slip to say that the work has been carried out. Moreover, the driver then returns to the police station .Showing the police that the defection has been rectified.Without any further prosecution.

Second Hand Tyres-Another very important problem that we are coming across

Consequently, there is the number of our regular customers that are getting caught out. hence by buying illegal Second Hand Tyres . These tyres are deemed as legal. Especially, if they are checked out and tested with a certified suppliers stamp . But this is not usually the case.

Only the other day (late October 2014). Then,we had two customers call into us . Thus, had recently bought Second Hand Tyres. Because they had some tyre problems in a  near by town (Huddersfield). Both cases were in very similar circumstances. as a result, the first customer had come into us complaining . Because, his car was making banging noises. As a result, he thought it might be his brake discs and pads. When we removed the wheels . So to check out the brakes . Then we could not find anything wrong with the cars brakes. However , with the wheels removed from the car. We noticed a large egg shape . This  went all round the tyres tread and sidewall area.

When we told him he said that this could not be so because he had just paid £40 at a tyre dealer in Huddersfield. He then went on to say that according to the guy who sold him the tyre, then the tyre was brand new. This had only been two weeks earlier?.

Second Hand Tyres

So the guy had paid £40 for a tyre that lasted only two weeks?crazy. We recommended that he took the tyre back to them for a refund, but as in many of these cases the guy felt

Second Hand Tyres

Picture showing Second Hand Tyres side wall splitting all round the inside of the tyre. This was sold to a guy only two weeks previously for £40 a brand new one was only £59.90.

stupid for buying it in the first place and instead bought a proper new tyre from us for £59.90, he could not believe it for only just short of £20 he could buy a brand new tyre, wow.

For full information about your tyre safety and legal requirements  take a look at the following web-site,,,www.tyresafe.org.

Thanks Eric Roberts…

 

 

Dumped tyres hidden behind false wall in Burnley mill causes many problems for Councel – BBC News

Dumped tyres

Dumped tyres

BBC News

Dumped tyres hidden behind false wall in Burnley mill

BBC News

Thousands of illegally dumped car tyres have been found hidden behind the walls of a derelict mill in Lancashire.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Dumped tyres still pose an environmental problem  ?

Well what a surprise ?. This does not surprise me one bit. With all the hole in the wall tyre  shops opening up at every street corner. Thus, selling so called part worn tyres. Hence, it is no wonder

Dumped tyres

Dumped tyres ready for recycling

that the people who are running these places dump tyres. In fact one mill in Bradford , West Yorkshire. Had close to a million Dumped tyres  locked away . As a result, the poor mill owner had to pay all the cost of removal. All this to save 60 pence per tyre.  For legally removing them to a waste site ?.

What has happened to the Government ? why dont they clamp down on these people we in the legitimate tyre businesses do the job right and we know who these people are, so why are the Dumped tyres  not investigated ?.

Dumped tyres cause many issues?

Here in the UK we produce about 55 million waste tyres a year. if these Dumped tyres are not recycled in the correct way then, waste tyres can:

  • cause irreparable damage to the environment and cause unsightly piles of dumped  tyres that spoil the country side and on waste ground in the towns and cities.

The criminal element in our society are charging garages and tyre dealers to collect their waste tyres and then illegally Dumped tyres or exporting them to avoid the costs of the correct recycling methods of treatment. This does affect legitimate Waste Disposal tyre collection businesses who are under priced  out of the market.

Tyres that are illegally dumped  pose a serious fire risk. Burning tyres  cause vast amounts of  pollution, a massive fire in Leeds recently took a full week to extinguish releasing toxic smoke and chemicals, into the atmosphere. The land owner will end up with the cost of fighting these fires and the massive clearing up afterwards. Often private land owners and councils are left to pay the bill. The responsibility lies with the tyre retailers and garages, who must confirm by the law that the people collecting their waste tyres have the correct paper work and licence.  More reading…https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/reducing-and-managing-waste/supporting-pages/disposing-of-tyres

Eric Roberts…

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.

 

See on www.bbc.co.uk

Car tyres Online- Which car tyres prices should you go for online,cheapest or best?

Helping you out with car tyres selection

Car tyres Online

Yokohama are one of the best Car tyres Online products a a reasonable price.

For consumers who are looking to purchase new or spare tyres online, choosing the right online site for the purchase is key to getting the lowest prices, and top quality. When choosing the Car tyres Online to buy, not only do you want to look for the lowest price, but consumers should also look for the top tyres on the market. So, when comparing car tyre prices online, making sure you compare the best brand such as Continental tyres or Firestone tyres , the car tyres with the best depth and tread, and the car tyres which are going to last you for the most miles when driving, so that you do not have to constantly replace them.

In order to save on the Car tyres Online prices you are purchasing , consumers have to take the time to find the right online retailer for the purchase. Comparing online sites, and choosing the one which has the most extensive product selection, the best brand names, the various car tyre options to choose from, a site which is well reviewed and rated by other consumers online, and of course, the online site which offers the lowest and most affordable car tyre prices to their consumers. Keeping each of these factors in mind, prior to purchasing, is something all consumers should do, if they want to save, and if they want to find the right Car tyres Online for their car.

Depending on the car you drive, the tyres you will purchase are also going to vary. So, keeping this in mind, and making sure the tyres you are buying online come in sizes and tread depths for all cars, is also something to consider when choosing the tyre. Whether it is a pick-up or a traditional family saloon style car, knowing which ones you need, and where to find the lowest car tyre prices for them, are some factors to keep in mind when you choose to shop online for the new ones for your car. The size, and the dimensions of the tyres has to be correct when choosing them online, so keeping the price in mind, and what style you are looking to buy, are things a shopper has to consider when they are making the product selection, and when they are determining which tyres are going to be the best option for their car. Yokohama tyres are an excellent choice, combining quality with price.

Comparing various car tyres,

different brands, and finding the top names in the industry such as Avon tyres, all for the cheapest car tyre prices online, are the main factors a consumer is going to look for. But, taking the time to find those which are highest in safety rating, the right size for your car, the most durable car ones on the market, and those which are rated the best car tyres in the industry, should also be factors to keep in mind when shopping for new ones. By considering each of these factors when choosing new tyres, consumers are bound to find the lowest car tyre prices, and they are going to find that the top Car tyres Online retailer is going to offer the variety and prices they hope to pay. Please get the correct size for your car as you may regret it if you are the one who makes a mistake and ends up with the

Car tyres Online

A good choice of stock in essential

ones that you dont want, believe me this does happen.

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 offer Avon Car 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, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Car tyres Online

Busy tyre stores at Car tyres Online retailer

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban: This morphing golf ball could point to the future of tyres | Alphr

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban

Consequently, the Geneva Motor Show always comes up with some surprises. Including, the latest new tyre technology. Although, most of the Geneva show mainly interests on new car models. But, at this year’s event. Hence, tyre manufacturers such as Falken and Goodyear have come up with  some very interesting new technology.

For this reason, Falken came up with  two different new types of tyres: one reducing fuel consumption. Of course, and another that’s designed to reduce the noise. Especially, when your car drives over bumpy roads.

On the other hand, Goodyear unveiled a futuristic-looking rubber golf ball it thinks will be the future of tyres. Most of the leading tyre companies are striving to add new materials. Thus, in new tyre development. Please see the links below for other innovations.

 

 

Source: Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban: This morphing golf ball could point to the future of tyres | Alphr

Quality Car batteries- And other top tips for driving your CAR in the wet winter conditions

Quality Car batteries; driving the car in winter conditions

One of the most obvious but important parts of winter driving is to prepare  for the bad weather that will be certain to affect us.

Every winter we are bombarded by bad weather, and most of us will get caught out and unprepared for the journey back home from shopping or from work. This happens time and time again to many motorists who get caught out in heavy rain and flooding similar to the weather this week, or a really fast and heavy snow storm. I f you check your car out you will eliminate most of the worry of bad road conditions, and feel safer and glad that you were prepared.Qaulity Car batteries

  • It always pays to have your car checked at a Unipart Car Care Centre for a pre winter check. This takes the form of checking your levels for antifreeze to make sure that it is the correct strength to withstand freezing temperatures, also your screen wash and oil levels must be checked. The early dark nights also call for your lights checking, how many times do you see a car with only one head on, that looks like a motorbike from a distance ?.
  • The most important things to check are your tyres. I know that I harp on about it, but please buy a set of winter tyres, this alone will help you on wet and snow covered winter roads and give you much more confidence when traveling out to work or to the shops. Many more drivers are now switching to winter tyres and are spreading the news to their relations and friends, they really do make a massive difference when driving on roads in winter time.

Check the depth of the water before going through in your car

Other advice now relates to flooding. Flooding has now become a common scene here in the UK. When you approach a flood please take care not take your vehicle  in too deep. Try to avoid the flooded road if possible and if you must go across the water make sure you stop and check your brakes on the other side, a minor point is that water could damage your exhaust pipes and catalytic converter a few weeks later. Another part of the car that is neglected in winter is your car battery. You can easily be caught stranded away from home if your battery lets you down. If your vehicle is over 5 years old it may be better for you to change the battery for a new one before your old battery lets you down. Remember it always happens when you are away from home and will cost you less to replace it , than expensive breakdown charges. if you do have to buy a new battery do make sure that you chose Quality Car batteries. They often come with a better warranty and will last longer

For more reading…

“ Quality Car batteries rarely last longer than five years so you may want to consider replacing your battery for the winter season. If you see any corrosion around the battery’s Qaulity Car batteriescontact points, clean off with a wire brush to ensure a strong connection”… http://www.which.co.uk/cars/driving/driving-advice/driving-in-snow/prepare-your-car-for-driving-in-snow/

And also…

“Winter has well and truly set in now, with flooding in some parts of the UK and snow and ice forecast. So what can you do to make sure getting from A to B is as safely as possible?”… http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/11/top-10-tips-for-driving-in-winter-conditions-303791/

This post was compiled by Eric Roberts www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Basic Automotive care-and Other Important Car Care Tips

Basic Automotive care

Basic Automotive care;Owning a car or truck carries with it the responsibility of ownership.

If you want your vehicle to give you years of hassle-free service, it will be necessary to provide Basic Automotive care and routine maintenance and upkeep to keep it running well. Otherwise, your car could leave you stranded at the most inopportune moments. That is why it is important to buy cars from verified and quality car dealers such as Carzoos if you want to

Basic Automotive care

Basic Automotive care;Topping up your oil should be a regular maintenance job

avoid frequent repairs.

For starters, ensure your car has the proper amount of oil in it at all times,which is a Basic Automotive care . On the engine is a stick with a ring or handle on it with an oil can displayed on it. Check your oil routinely by removing the dipstick. The dipstick can be found as a handle along the top of the engine with an “oil can” picture. Remove the dipstick, wipe clean, reinsert into the tube and remove again to check the oil level. If it’s low, add a quart of oil to the engine, usually another cap that says “OIL” on it, most of the time it can be found on top of the engine itself. Your oil should be changed every 3500 to 5000 miles to keep your engine running efficiently.

Another Basic Automotive care, is Checking your coolant system, while cool, will also keep your car running great. The temperature gauge on your dash board will usually tell you if you have a cooling system problem. Most engines are designed to run below 210 degrees F, anything over that is considered overheating. You can add coolant or water to your system using the overflow tank in the engine compartment, but only when it’s cool. Beyond adding coolant, if you are experiencing engine overheating, go to your local mechanic. There are four possible causes of engine overheating-a bad water pump, a bad radiator, a bad thermostat or a ruptured hose along the cooling system path. The replacement of the water pump and radiator are expensive but it’s usually a once every 150,000 miles replacement. Some cars happen sooner, some happen later, but they all will have it happen.

Basic Automotive care

Tires are good for 40,000 to 50,000 miles before they need replacement. But checking the air pressure periodically is vital. Each tire will have a recommended pressure on the tyre itself. Purchase a tire gauge at the local auto parts store or big box store and check your tyre pressure. Most convenience stores have an air pressure machine that will allow you to fill your tyres for a fee, once again an important piece of Basic Automotive care . You can also swing by a local tire shop or garage and most will check your air pressure for free. When your tires begin to lose their tread or become bald, it’s time to purchase new tires. Once you have purchased these tires, have a maintenance plan in place to rotate and re-balance every 10,000 miles or so. This will ensure the longest life from your tires. 

Basic Automotive care

Basic Automotive care

Brakes are also an important part of Basic Automotive care . While you cannot routinely maintain your brakes, you can prevent unneeded repairs by taking your car to an automotive shop when you first hear that brake squeal. That squeal is the brake wear indicators telling you that your brake pads need to be replaced. If you continue to wait and ignore the brake wear indicators, you will have the additional cost of replacing the rotors(discs)as well. If identified early enough, your rotors can be placed on a machine and resurfaced instead of having to be replaced.

Basic Automotive care

These are just a few Basic Automotive care parts of the routine maintenance items you can check for yourself to keep your car in good working order. Finding a mechanic you can trust is also an important factor as well. Seek out recommendations from friends and colleagues for a quality mechanic to help guide you through your car maintenance issues.

Cheap Car Tyres online-More market players make it more complicated?

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online;Better quality mid-range tyres such as Kumho are now getting more popular due to the new tyre rating labels.

Cheap car tyres online

In the  online market right now. Hence, there are hundreds of brands that most people have never heard of. So names with Chinese sounding names. Thus, such as Ling Long and Jinyu  are now part of the Global tyre market.

Most of these are of course classed as cheap budget car  tyres. Consequently, most probably are at the lower end of the quality line. But there are “horses for courses” and the cheap economy ones have a role to play. As a result, in the massive tyre markets of Europe and the USA. It is however time to point out that. Because of the economic turn-down. Then the larger companies are pruning their prices. Hence, and competing with these lesser known brands.

At the moment you can buy good mid-range brands. As a result, that will probably give you better mileage for just a few pounds or dollars above the economy brand. I am thinking of names like General Tyres , an excellent tyre made here in the EU, another one is from the Japanese tyre company, and Apollo Tyres have some good online offers at the moment. So just shop around online a find some great products for just a small percentage price higher…Eric Roberts. Pellon Tyres Halifax UK.

For further reading about cheap car tyres online…

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online; Look for quality such these General tyres made by Continental tyres

“So, you want to find Cheap Car Tyres online? Getting new ones for your vehicle is something that you must do every few years or so. You will likely want to save as much money as possible. The thing to be aware of is the fact that sometimes cheaper car tyres are not the greatest ones to buy. The good news is that you can find some cost efficient tyres out there that will fit into your pocket, but will still offer you high quality and durability”...Nick McCracken

Eric Roberts

Nissan Figaro Cars-Getting More Popular-Only 20,000 made

Nissan Figaro Cars

Nissan Figaro Cars;All imported cars from Japan

We all must have all seen these tidy little mainly green cars. Hence, driving around our roads in the last year or two. At first, I thought they were some sort of old Renault’s.Accordingly, I found out what they were. When I called into a garage that buy tyres from. Thus, in Oxenhope West Yorkshire UK.

The car was in for an MOT Test and was on their ramp awaiting inspection. I was really pleased that I could now discover what the vehicle was. Hence, it was a Nissan Figaro. This car was first introduced in Japan at the 1989 Tokyo motor show. As a result, was based on the Nissan Micra. The car only came out in four colours, Topaz Mist, Pale Aqua, Lapis Grey and Emerald Green. To date, I have only seen the Emerald Green cars here in Yorkshire.

At first, the car came under a special project name as “back to the future” at a special place is known as the Pike factory and at first, only 2000 were produced in Topaz Mist and these cars were extremely rare. The final production reached about 20,000 cars which by today’s standards is a very small amount of cars indeed. At first, the cars were entered in a kind of lottery and the winners were able to buy one, sounds like a good idea to me, wish I could do that with my tyres ?.

Specialist dealers now sell these cult cars

Nissan Figaro Cars

Nissan Figaro for MOT Test

These Nissan Figaro Cars do not carry the Nissan Dealers name but display the type “Figaro”and are rapidly becoming the car to have, they have very clean looks and one can be seen at the beginning of TVs “The Andrew Marr Show”. They were designed by a Japanese designer Shoji Takahashi who later won a design award for his design. An excellent  owners club has now been launched with an extract from their website. 

“The only visible Nissan badge is in the shape of a fleur de lys on the bonnet and the car itself appears to date from the late 1950s or early 1960s – it’s all curves and chrome (the lighting units, the grille, the bumpers, hinges, handles) and is finished off with elliptical white wing mirrors (rather like the ones later used in the design of the ‘new’ Mini Cooper). The Nissan Figaro Cars is a convertible, with a sliding soft-top that folds neatly into the trunk so as not to spoil the natural lines of the vehicle. Even the hubcaps are distinctive – white and chrome and reminiscent of Polo mints”...http://www.figaroownersclub.co.uk/#/about-the-figaro/4529781952