Checking Your tread depth-on your car tyres is most important…Pellon tyres

Checking Your tread depth

Checking Your tread depth Car tyre that was NOT checked by the owner ?

Checking Your tread depth

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

This damage was not spotted because the owner did NOT check the tyres?

 

Checking Your tread depth  will contribute to your cars performance. It is very important to check them at regular intervals and inflate them to the correct pressures.

Your personnel safety and  performance together with the driving comfort are three of the most important reasons why drivers should Checking Your tread depth and the pressures  on a weekly basis.

The picture above is a good example of a tyre that was not checked. The main problem of this car was the fact the cars steering geometry was all wrongly set, this cars steering was clearly out of alignment and needed tracking (wheel alignment).

if you check yours on a regular basis you will spot the  wearing of on one edge, especially on the inside were it is more difficult to spot. This one in the picture was worn down to

Checking Your tread depth

Checking your pressures every week is very important.

the steel belt, and the driver would have certainly received a fine and points if he had been pulled up by the police.

Tread depth of the tyres

This is also an important point to make. The legal limit in the UK is 1.6 mm for Checking Your tread depth, but most manufacturers including Yokohama tyres do not put the sipes that dissipate the water down to the full depth of the tread, in fact it becomes “bald” when it has 3 mm of tread left, this applies to many of the performance cars. If a careful eye is kept on them, then they should be changed when the tread that is left is at 3 mm. although not illegal they become very dangerous in wet weather and will

Checking Your tread depth

Checking Your tread depth

When checking your tyre pressures you should always look out for bulges and cuts, like the one in the picture

need replacing. You should also inspect your side-walls for any bulges as well as Checking Your tread depth , that can be caused by clipping the kerb or going down a pot-hole. Also look out for any cuts or nails and screws that may have penetrated the tyre but not gone right through the tread, this is an accident waiting to happen.

In general you should have your pressures checked at regular intervals I would recommend every week if possible or at least every two weeks. If you drive an SUV or up-market saloons,  keep an eye open for the 3mm depth of your tread appearing, although there is no markings they will appear to look bald. When this happens you should replace them with new ones.

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

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Bald Tyre Problems-More defective TYRES causing accidents

Bald Tyre Problems

Bald Tyre Problems; illegal tyres causing more crashes

For my sins. I decided to join an online social business site called Linkedin. Of course, I am now glad that I did. Hence, we get some good feedback from the groups that I am in. One group that I joined

Bald Tyre Problem

Bald Tyre Problem; This bald tyre was on a TAXI?

is a tyre-related group. Therefore, I get some interesting things relating to the Bald Tyre Problems. Thus, that are involved in auto accidents.This guy is in America. naturally, the same things relate to us here in the UK.

He says that many of the accidents. Therefore, he has brought in for investigation are tyre related. We often see crashes on our Motorways. Consequently, never get to see what has caused them. In his case.He sees the cars when he tows them to his garage. So for the police and investigators to check the cars out. He can see that the cars have clear  defects that were more than likely the cause of the crash.

Many accidents are caused by illegal tyres, when-when they are  getting near to the end of their  life, it will pick up more sharp objects as they would with a decent amount of tread on, most wheels that come to us for punctures are almost bald, there is no resistance to objects when the  tread is so low. Continental tyres have started to stop their sipes (that is small slits in the tread that dissipate the water) at 3 mm that’s double the legal limit here in the UK. This has meant that to be completely safe you should replace Continentals and other similar top brands at 3mm to be safe.

 Bald Tyre Problems

One of the main reasons that motorists are taking more risks with their tyres and road safety is because of the recession, people are avoiding buying new tyres and risking their lives

tyres

Tyres like these that were just removed from a Mercedes SUV can end up in the second-hand tyre market, we damage the sidewalls to stop this happening.

(and others)

There has been a record amount of convictions for tyre-related incidents (illegal tyres), with over 10,000 convictions in 2010 (I do not have the 2011 figures yet). But they will probably worse.

Many tyres are failed in MOT tests but tyres on the MOT test are a “grey area” and many testers are put on an “advisory”. This means that the customer is just warned that he needs to change some tyres, but they never seem to get changed until months later.

 Illegal tyres carry a maximum fine of £2500 and 3 penalty points for each one 

The UK tyre law states that. A car driven on the road. Must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre.Hence, around its entire circumference. Surely even purchasing cheap tyres. It would be better than driving on illegal tyres. Hence, and facing such a large fine?

Your tyres also need to be checked for damage. Splits, cuts or cracks in the side wall can be very dangerous and cause serious problems. Blow-outs can be caused be any of these, however, the most common reason for a tyre to blow is the lack of the correct tyre pressure. When a tyre is underinflated it will bounce along the road, especially when the vehicle is travelling at speed or overloaded. Low pressure causes the tyre become overheated especially at high speed say on a motorway. Hence, when the tyre reaches a high temperature it may explode. In rare circumstances. Then it could even burst into flames. So the moral of all this is to have your tyres checked at regular intervals and don’t leave it too late.

For more good safety information please click on the link bellow

http://www.tyresafe.org/campaigns/tyre-safety-month-2011

Eric Roberts

 Bald Tyre Problems

Bald Tyre Problems; bald  down to the steel cords

NEW TYRES cost Less than Part Worn tyres

NEW TYRES cost

New tyres cost- works out cheaper

Let me start off. Thus, by saying that this is not the first time this debate has reared its head before. Thus, the problem mostly occurs when we are in a recession. Naturally, motorists have to make cost-cutting measures in their budgets. Which means them looking for cheap tyres in Halifax. This is when the debate begins.

In the last bad economic squeeze. Hence, in the 1990s the EU and the UK Government had the same problem. As we are having now. Businesses selling tyres were tempted to store. As a result, any good looking tyre that they removed. hence, to sell on as part worn tyres. This was to try to keep their companies up and running. They were mainly small type tyre shop type businesses. Who saw this as the only way out.

Also, people saw this as an opportunity. So to make some easy money. As a result, and started going round tyre retailers. Collecting their so-called “old scrap tyres”. They would then pick out the so called part worn tyres.Selling them on to the  careless motorists. In fact, I know one dealer that did so well. That he went to night school to learn German so that he could go live in Germany and set up business sifting through the Germans old tyres to re-sell here in the UK.

All these methods of obtaining second-hand tyres were flawed by the fact that the tyres were never tested. Although most of these tyres would probably have been alright, some were not and it was pot luck whether you got the good ones or the bad ones.

NEW TYRES cost

After much pressure from the tyre industry and consumer groups, a new set of rules and laws were devised to protect the consumer. “IF YOU CLICK THIS LINK YOU WILL SEE WHAT

NEW TYRES cost,

39/365 Tired (Photo credit: Mykl Roventine)

THEY WERE” http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1994/3117/regulation/7/made.

To me, the most important part is the fact that the part worn tyre must say”PART WORN” in capital letter on the tyre and it must be vulcanised not written or cut out in the sidewall. So if you just can not afford a new or remould tyre, please check this out, if it does not say this on , please do not have it fitted. This is the actual wording of part 12.

In order for a mark to meet the requirements of this paragraph, it must consist of the word “PART-WORN” in upper case letters at least 4 millimetres high and must have been permanently and legibly applied to the tyre other than by hot branding or otherwise cutting into the tyre

Unfortunately, we are now in yet another rescission and the same problems are cropping up as in the 90s. The problem is that we now have a new generation of tyre shops spring up all over the country selling part worn tyres. Unfortunately, we appear to back where we were before the 90’s tyre laws came out with people selling tyres that have not been tested and without the part, worn labels vulcanised on. This is more of a problem because our roads and motorways have become much faster and much more congested, and may turn a tyre blow-out into a major motorway incident ?.

NEW TYRES cost; Go for the  cheap new tyres they work out at a less cost than part worn tyres.

TyreSafe is now trying to educate the motorist about the dangers of unchecked part worn tyres. More importantly, they have investigated the “MYTH” that part worn tyres are cheaper than NEW TYRES cost. In fact according to their figures, priced in millimetres of tread new tyres are actually cheaper than part worn tyres. This is an average cost because new tyre prices differ. With motoring costs reaching record levels, a growing number of drivers are choosing part worn tyres in the belief that they offer better value. However, TyreSafe’s investigation into NEW TYRES cost also disproved this myth as it found that the average cost per mm of the useable tread of the part worn tyres was £6.33, whereas the comparable cost when selecting an equivalent new tyre was 16 per cent lower at £5.32. Please use the link bellow for the excellent article.

http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Article/Part-Worn-Tyres.htm      

new tyres cost

NEW TYRES cost-part worn tyres are ok if they are inspected and labelled

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.

 

TYRE WEAR-What you should be looking for on your tyres

Your TYRE wear should be checked once a week

Most ladies do not know how to check there tyre wear. Come to think of it , neither do most men. The easiest way is to call into your local tyre and auto centre and they would be only too pleased to check them for you.

You must look for premature uneven tyre wear, this is usually the first sign of a problem with your steering geometry and could even indicate a major problem with the cars steering and, or suspension. The first sign is that you will see a bald area appearing at the inside or the outside of your front tyres.

If you do notice that the tyre is wearing off at one side it is important that you have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted . If your tyre is wearing at the centre then you are running you tyres with too much pressure, this needs to be adjusted and the correct pressure used for your kind of car. Some cars nowadays have four wheels aligned, this means that the cars rear as well as front wheels may need adjusting, this is particularly common on the modern SUV type vehicles and 4x4s. This regular visual checking will also save you money as a new tyre for these types of vehicles will cost you well over £120 these days ,.

By having each one checked at regular intervals you will spot uneven  wear at an early stage and prevent damaged and expensive parts from becoming dangerous and costly. Most lady customers and indeed male customers can call into a local, reputable  dealer and have a free inspection by one of the staff. There is no excuses.

Another way that you may about a tyre problem is if you car tends to pull the left or right.

This is only spotted when a new tyre is fitted and the customer drives their car on the road for the first time. The car steering wheel feels out of line and the car pulls to one side. This is why you should have your Laser Wheel Alignment checked out after you have had a new tyre or new tyres fitted most garages have now got Wheel Alignment Machines , customers do not understand the amount of hard work a tyre does and how much punishment they take when zooming down the motorway at 80 miles a hour, so you see why its so important to check yours  at regular intervals, they are the only things between you and an accident. Customers in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire can call in at any time for a free check.

More reading…www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and YokohamaTyre industry now for 40 years. I worked 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.

 

TYRE WEAR

tyres

DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES- fitted to this great “vintage LANCHESTER”

DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES, Michelin and Avon tyres were all used on the Lanchester

DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES

Dunlop Tyres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This car was originally owned by a family of mill owners.Hence, from the Halifax area of West Yorkshire. The car was bought for the Lady of the house.For this reason, was restored by a West Yorkshire restoration company.Run by the owner and his son John Horsfield http://www.horsfieldsofhalifax.co.uk/projects.htm. The company carry out fantastic restoration jobs. Hence, as well as running a wedding car business.

This short article. Shows the diversity of cars that are booked in for servicing and MOT testing. Accordingly, at  Pellon Autocentre. We would like to thank the owners of these cars.Of course, for trusting them with such valuable cars into their care.

The “LANCHESTER” was designed by Mr George Lanchester. Who created an upmarket version of the” BSA ten” from around 1933. They also developed a model of car known as theRoadrider”. Before the beginning of the second World War. Lanchester was later bought out by “BSA”. Hence, the owners of Daimler and the Lanchesters were made to take second place to the new Daimler models. Sadly in 1956. Because the last model of the Lanchester known as the sprite was phased out.

DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES

The original holding company were facing financial difficulties.The bank called in the companies overdraft.Thus, calling for an immediate seizure of the companies assets. Lanchester cars were then produced at the BSA factory in Sparkbrook a (suburb of Birmingham), and because of this deal was struck to sell the Lanchester business to “BSA”. A deal was made in 1931 and Lanchester cars were bought out by BSA for £26,000 a significant amount of money in those days.

DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES

Avon Tyres Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lanchester was now the same company as Daimler and production were transferred to their factory at Radford.

 

DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES

Lanchester parked ready for a MOT test DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES

The DUNLOP VINTAGE TYRES were also followed by Avon tyres the “Avon Turbospeed tyres” and also Michelin tyres appeared on the market. 

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre, and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days. Consequently, I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. Thus we are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Worn Tyres Dangerous-One-in-six motorists puts safety at risk by driving on worn tyres – Irish Independent

Worn Tyres Dangerous

Removed from a very nice Mercedes ? Worn Tyres Dangerous

One-in-six motorists puts safety at risk by driving on Worn Tyres Dangerous?

Irish Independent

PENNY-PINCHING Irish motorists are throwing caution to the winds when it comes to their tyres.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Worn tyres problem not just Irish motorists.

 

This article in the Irish Independent highlights the problem in the UK as well as Ireland. In a recent survey carried out by Micheldever Tyres here in the UK

Worn Tyres Dangerous

This worn tyre was on a TAXI ? how bad was that?

 

they checked the tyres in a primary school. The cars were inspected in a school in the South of England, by showing the children how to check the tread depth of tyres.

The kids then checked their parents and teachers car tyres as they came and left school, it was found that most of the cars had at least one illegal tyre and in my opinion this is reflected all over Britain and Ireland. This is a terrible state of affairs regarding road safety , let alone the fact that kids are been driven around in cars with Worn Tyres Dangerous.

We  retailers see this type of thing all day long, and I started to take pictures of the worst examples of Worn Tyres Dangerous , but they were so many that i had to stop. The tyres in the picture are just a small example of what I am referring to including the one fitted to a taxi.

Thanks Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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 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.

Check about tyre safety…www.tyresafe.org

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Check Your Tyres – do not wait till 1.6mmis 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”

 

Here in the UK and most of Europe it is Bank Holiday season coming up and time to Check Your Tyres . 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.

The important thing to remember is that most cars today have cars fitted with  tyres that do not have any sipes,up to 3 mm of remaining rubber on the tread area. The sipes are the very small slits that you can see all over the tyres. These sipes help get rid of the water between the tread area and the road surface are are one of the most important thing in  safety design, so Check Your Tyres . Without them you are running on “slick tyres”, 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. Sipes are the tiny splits that are purposely designed in the design, to help dissipate the water, between the tyre and the road surface in wet or snowy weather. their are thousands of them in a typical tyre design, but they only go 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 sipe,  is shaped so that the bottom of the sipe is wider than the top similar to a keyhole design. This comes from the fact that as the tyre wears and

Check Your Tyres

Check Your Tyres;A Dunlop tyre showing sipes coloured in yellow

the depth of the grooves and sipes are reduced, and the sipe width is increased 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. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We 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, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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New Tyres for your car-How Do you know you need them?

New Tyres for your car

New Tyres for your car

New Tyres for your car are becoming more complicated

Tyres that are worn or too old can cause a serious safety hazard This is why replacing your tyres at regular intervals is very important to the safety and performance of your vehicle (How Do I Know I Need New Tyres)?

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

This is one of those tyres that  really does need replacing

New Tyres for your car  has now become a very important subject. For example we here at Pellon tyres in Halifax are a fitting station for the online tyre retailer Blackcircles. (To update we have since resigned from the Blackcircles fitting scheme)These are motorists, that for some reason or the other prefer to buy their New Tyres for your car online and have them fitted at selected fitting stations in their area.

The point that I am making is that people who order the New Tyres for your car do not often know whether the tyre that they are buying are correct or not, and we have to sort them out giving them our expert advice.

We are lucky enough to offer the motorist the best of both worlds, we sell New Tyres for your car online to our local area (very important) and also offer “one on one” expert advice in our fitting station, the best of both worlds.

The main grey areas that we experience are customers coming in with a deflated tyre and not knowing if the tyre needs replacing or not and also if the tyre is legal or not?, due to tread wear. Also what are the affects of wheel alignment, when their tyres have worn off at one edge or the other.

In other words there are a multiple of problems for the motorist to digest and in my opinion the drivers will always be better to pop into their local tyre depot for assistance,

New Tyres for your car

The picture in this image is of a Michelin tyre that was on a car presented to us on a recent MOT test and was bought by the owner as a part worn tyre. The tyre turned out to be 19 years old, What a bargain? that is a good reason why we should buy New Tyres for your car.

although i must stress that if you have the know how and confidence then there is no reason why you should not buy from the New Tyres for your car online retailers and choose a good fitting station that is in your area,look out for a member of Point-S if possible for their very high standard of workmanship and advice. Also Tyresafe for excellent tyre safety advice.

Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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 Pirelli Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk 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.

New Tyres for your car

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