Red Wheels-Lamborghini’s show off their wonderful Red Wheels

Red Wheels-Lamborghini’s show off their wonderful Red Wheels

red wheels

Those wheels!


Wow what about those fantastic Red Wheels-Lamborghini’s show off their wonderful Red Wheels

In my opinion wheels are a very important feature of the cars design. A great set of wheels can set a car off.

We are catching onto this now with many start up companies going into the business of wheel renovation and the thing is that you can have any colour that you want, just like choosing paint colour for your lounge.

Red wheels, Green wheels any colour you want

When I first saw this image I was impressed by the wonderful car, but most of all the wheels and tyres are what caught my eye?

Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire, we have been advocates of most cars having a smart set of wheels. Unfortunately not all our customers would agree with me. In recent years small businesses have set up to capture this growing niche market.

More and more drivers are realising how bad the wheels on their cars are looking. The main cause of the deterioration of their wheels is the salt that the local authority puts on the roads in the winter, when the cold weather and snow becomes a threat. The salt at attacks alloy wheels and corrodes them.

When the wheels leave the factory on the new cars they are treated with a special coating that protects them for a short while. Continuous use wear away at this coating and the salt attacks the alloy and coats them with a white powder, spoiling their looks.

Red Wheels-Lamborghini’s show off their wonderful Red Wheels

Some makes of car are much worse than other, but all alloy wheels will eventually perish. This corroding also takes place on the inside of the wheel bead area where the tyre is seated.

Before and after alloy wheels refurbishment

This often causes the tyre to loose pressure, as the corrosion separates the tight fit of the tyres on the wheels.

Many of my customers call into my tyre depot thinking that they have a puncture, but the cause is a break in the seal between the tyre and the wheel due to breakdown of the alloy due to corrosion.

The good news is that your alloy wheels can now be refurbished.

Many of our customers now refurbish their alloy wheels. This is carried out by specialist companies that can turn round a set of wheels in about three days. What we do is jack the car up and take off all the wheels. The tyres are then stripped off and placed in storage. The wheels are then taken to the specialist to carry out the work of refurbishment.

This takes about three days. The wheels are then completely stripped of any coatings by sand blasting. They are then subjected to several coatings and finished with whatever finish or colour that the customer has selected. Most people have their wheels finished to match the original alloy colour. This is followed by a final coating of lacquer, which is all heat processed and baked in an oven at high temperature to harden the final finish.

Some of our younger customers choose to have the wheels finished in a bright colour to either match or contrast with the colour of their car. We have had some wonderful results and all

Red Wheels-Lamborghini’s show off their wonderful Red Wheels

Red Wheels

Great looking refurbished wheels finished in Red Wheels and blue




Wheel Vibrations-Wheel Balancing could be the problem? Especially when motorway driving

Wheel Vibrations

Wheel Vibrations


So you love your job, and your family life is great. Congratulations! You have achieved balance. But can you say the same for your wheels? You can tell if your tires are out of wheel balancing  by Wheel Vibrations at higher speeds on MN …


eric roberts‘s insight:

Wheel Balancing and Wheel Vibrations

This is another good article that is trying to emphasize the importance of having your wheels balanced. These days you will have your wheels balanced every time you have a new tyre fitted, it has become standard practice throughout the tyre industry. At one time in the distant past we would charge extra for new tubeless valves fitting and for balancing, but as I say this is now included in the total price, when you buy a new tyre.

The only problem is ,that your balance weights could come off and cause your wheels to have Wheel Vibrations, this will make your steering wheel shake  or you may feel a vibration coming through the car seat. This is caused by the rear wheels being out of balance, the front wheels cause your steering wheel to vibrate.

Wheel Vibrations

This symptom of Wheel Vibrations  is easy to remedy by calling into your nearest Tyre centre and having the wheels re-balanced, a quick and easy job to do. You will then enjoy a vibration free driving experience.

Thanks Eric Roberts…  

Wheel Vibrations underrated by drivers

Wheel balancing.Is perhaps one of the most underrated parts of your cars performance, and stability. Especially when the car is driven at higher speeds. Say on a motorway. We all know the feeling when the steering wheel starts to shake. As a result, and Wheel Vibrations start at a certain speed. Usually at speeds of 50 mph and above.

Before the out of balance on the wheel in question starts to kick in the shaking can be felt through your steering wheel or if the rear wheels are also out of balance, then the rear of the car will start to shake, and if you have passengers in the rear seats, then they will feel the shaking through the rear seats and into their bodies. Wheel balancing should be carried out whenever the Wheel Vibrations takes place, it is a good idea to call into your local Autocentre, and have the wheel balancing re-done.

One of the most common reasons for the wheel balancing to go out of synchronization is for a balance weight to come off the wheel Car Wheels. This can be caused by the wheel catching the walk way and knocking the weight off accidentally. Normally a balance weight will stay on the wheel until the next new car tyre is fitted  and the driver will never feel any vibrations through the steering wheel and if it does then the remedy is simple and relatively cheap to correct.

Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer Dynamic Balancing Services 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


Peugeot 206 Bushes- “Looked like the Back Wheels were falling Off”

Peugeot Rear wheels rattling about due to Peugeot 206 Bushes

Peugeot 206 Bushes

Peugeot 206 axle refitted with new Peugeot 206 Bushes

One of the many phone calls that we receive was from a lady in distress in a local town called Batley here in West Yorkshire UK.

She said that another motorist had pulled her up, because her rear wheels looked to be coming off. She called us for assistance and we recovered the car to our Halifax Garage.

The red coloured Peugeot 206 duly turned up and we hoisted the car onto one of our two poster ramps. We soon discovered that the 2007 Peugeot 206 Problems had a common problem for this car, the Peugeot 206 Bushes had collapsed.

Peugeot 206 Bushes

Peugeot 206 Bushes rear axle removed

What we do is to keep a whole axle unit in stock from another Peugeot 206 and we recondition the axle fitting new Peugeot 206 Bushes and any other part that needs replacing, we find that this is the easiest way to complete this job, to change the whole unit. We then rebuild the broken axle in a quite moment ready for the next one that comes in.

If you live in the UK you can sometimes see the rear wheels on the Peugeot 206s

Splaying out from top to bottom. This is the first sign of the bushes going, or it is often picked up on the cars annual MOT test, by failing the rear axle bushes.

For more information about the Peugeot 206

To conclude we fitted the reconditioned rear axle including the new Peugeot 206 Bushes and the car went away as good as new.

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 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.