Continental Winter Tyres- Advise against driving on winter tyres all year round

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Continental Winter Tyres

advise against driving on Continental Winter Tyres all year round E tyres Dr Andreas Topp, Head of Winter Tire Development at Continental, warned: “At warmer times of the year, winter tyres have a longer braking distance than summer tyres, and handling…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Winter tyres all year round

 

This has always been my point of view. here in the UK we had a run of mild and wet winters and the summer tyres fitted to our cars did the job of coping with this.

Then we started to have colder weather from November onwards. Motorists in Scotland were the first to react positively to this colder winter climate and started to fit winter tyres to their cars, much the same as the other European countries. Most of Britain’s winter tyres were diverted to Scotland by the big wholesalers.

As the weather became worse as the years rolled on, then winter tyres became more popular in Northern England. We now have started tyre companies using winter tyre “hotels” where they will store and refit your winters each season, now very much the same as the rest of Europe.

This guy from Continental Tyres UK Ltd has said the opposite to me, by stating that in his opinion that Continental Winter Tyres should not be used all of the year, this is a complete turnaround by Continental, but I have the opposite view and think that they would be much for the motorist in all types of weather.

To update my thoughts,

As I have said on many occasions British drivers are coming to terms with the fact that fitting Continental Winter Tyres in November early December to increase safety for themselves and the other road users, in the bad winter weather.

It is also advisable to re-fit your summer tyres after the Continental Winter Tyres has finished around Easter time, or at least after March. This is because there are two differences between summer tyre and winter tyres that are easy to explain. The one that is most obvious is that the tread pattern of the winter tyre, is made up of millions of sipes, these are tiny slits in the tyres tread, that get rid of the water, snow and slush that you will encounter at some stage of the winter period.

The summer tyre tread pattern is of a simpler design and performs differently to the winter tyre, as drivers who get stuck in the snow know to their cost.

The tyre compound is the second main difference. The Continental Winter Tyres compound has additional chemicals in the mix, including “silica”; this keeps the tyre flexible in freezing weather. The summer tyre does not have this additive in the compound and so when the temperature drops below 7 degrees C then the tyre carcass becomes rigid and  they do not handle well on a nice hot sunny day.

And so to finalise, Continental are correct in saying that it is best practice to change back to summer tyres are to rotate summer and winters at the end of the relevant seasons.

 

Eric Roberts  http://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/

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 Continental Winter 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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Continental Tyre Advice- That Warn You Of Vehicle Overloading your car tyres.

Continental Tyre AdviceContinental Tyre Advice-Continental tyres make new gadgats

Continental Car Tyres has been stepping up its line of products as it already delivers tyres which are equipped with a sensor that tells the user just how much…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

New Continental Tyre Advice just one of things to come?

Now that we will all be using TPMS systems in the future it comes as no surprise that other gadgets will be developed to aid the motorist in the constant drive for more road safety on our cars.

This new device from Continental Tyre Advice will be no exception, and will tell the driver if the car is overloaded or not. Overloading is one of the main dangers associated with the cars handling and can be very dangerous when cornering with an overloaded car.

No doubt there will be many more gadgets coming through in the years to come to aid drivers probably on German cars such as the BMW’s and Mercs, who work in conjunction with the German tyre giant Continental Tyre Advice professionals . These devices will also become more common on vehicles such as caravans and motor-homes, as they will warn the driver of any loss of air pressure, thus resulting in a safer journey.

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 Continental 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.

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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

305-30R23 Continental Tyres-Size 305 30R23 fitted to Mercedes ML Brabus Car.

305-30R23 Continental Tyres;SUV tyres are getting bigger and bigger?

Every week we are discovering new types of tyres and with it new tyre sizes. Here at Pellon Tyres in the small industrial town of Halifax we do not often see many exotic or unusual cars. 305-30R23 Continental TyresMost of the cars and tyre sizes that we see are pretty standard stuff. Our top selling size is pretty much the standard size for the whole country, which is 202/55×16.

However we do get the odd surprise and this Saturday was no exception. We were privileged to be able to sell and fit some tyres on a Mercedes ML “BRABUS, now these cars are probably very common in the big cities, but this is the first one I have ever seen in my life.

Merc on huge 305-30R23 Continental Tyres

Another first for me was that the cars tyre size was 305-30R23 Continental Tyres, and as you can see in my pictures they are huge tyres. This was another first for me as I have never seen this size of tyre before and did not even know that the tyre size existed, (very exciting to a tyre geek like myself). 305-30R23 Continental Tyres are one of our favourites here at Pellon tyres, and i can truthfully say that i have never seen a faulty Continental tyres  in my 35 years in the tyre trade.

Continental Tire Company now supply a massive part of the O.E. and after market with new tyres and their tyre range is second to none.

Continental tyres develop the sizes along side car makers.

These days the tyre manufacturers such as Continental Car Tyres can develop new tyre sizes and tyre types of tyre very quickly, with the use of computer technology and data from the close relationships they have with the car manufacturers, hence the development of such tyres on the Mercedes ML “BRABUS”,Continental tyres are of course one of Germany’s leading tyre companies and has on going relationships with all the leading German car companies, such as BMW and Mercedes.

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

305-30R23 Continental Tyres

Making Continental tyres

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. 

Continental Tyres Winners- A Popular Choice for many motorists

 

Post Updated 27th Dec 2013

Continental Tyres Winners;Many motorists decide that they would like to fit Continental tyres on to their vehicles.

Continental Tyres Winners

Continental Tyres Winners

Many motorists decide that they would like to fit Continental on to their vehicles. These tyres are a popular choice for those people who live in the wetter areas of the UK. This is because this is just one of the many good points that we bestow on the brand of tyre made by Continental  fitted to their vehicles as it has been proven to perform well in these weather conditions.

A large number of accidents that have resulted in personal injury that happens when roads the are very wet . You’ll also find that road accidents are twice as likely to happen on the wet road too (another factor not to forget is that most of these vehicles will be running on bald ones). Because of these accidents people tend to go for tyres that will keep them as safe as possible during the bad weather and help them to minimise the risk of being involved in an accident. It’s so important to make sure that you’re taking extra care when driving in bad conditions (Continental Tyres Winners) and you will find that many people on the roads are driving without the correct tyres fitted to their vehicle.

Most people tend to think that the reason why driving in wet conditions causes accidents is because of the spray and through loss of visibility, but the main danger is the risk of aquaplaning (Continental tyres are a great wet weather tyre). The cause for aquaplaning is a lair of water that forms between the tyre and the road and is then and this reduces your tyre’s grip and means that contact is lost with the road, the car could then go out of control causing an accident.

The way that Continental Tyres Winners have been designed makes sure that they  perform to their best ability when the weather outside is very wet. The way that the tyre works is to disperse as much water away from the road as possible by using centre drainage channels and having many water dispersing “sipes” therefore they will successful increase the grip on the wet road. You’ll find that aquaplaning with this brand  is at its minimal and dramatically decreased.

It still worth remembering though that your Continental Tyres Winners must be in good condition with a good tread area, a bald tyre whatever the make will be dangerous on all road conditions.

Do not forget that the UK is traditionally a very wet country and also treats road safety as very important and although Continentals  are an excellent brand any new tyre will be a thousand times better in all driving conditions than a “bald” tyre. It is most important at all times of the year to have your tyres checked at regular intervals and always invest in a good make of tyres such as Continental tyres.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and we can offer Cheap Continental Tyres and we have also been in the Battery  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.

 

Continental Tyres Winners

Continental Tyres Winners;the conti premium 5

 

Contact 5 CONTINENTAL TYRES-Sees the introduction of anew premium tyre.

Post Updated 23rd Dec 2013

End of March sees the launch of the Continental tyres Premium Contact 5contact 5,Continental tyres ready for Daytona races

The press from all the leading motoring journals met In  Barcelona for the launch of the New premium Contact 5 tyres.This new tyre is designed for all types of cars from small

Continental have and will always be one the Worlds front tyre companies, in tyre development the new Contisport 5 is no exception to this rule.

family saloons to the luxury end of the market.

Continental tyres are constantly improving their products, along with the other leading tyre manufacturers. This is to keep in step with the ever changing designs created by modern car makers, especially in Germany and Japan. The new premium Contact 5 is a few steps further on in development from the sports Contact 5. The new premium Contact 5 boasts much better braking distances in both wet and dry road conditions and has the same rolling resistance as the eco contact 5,making these tyres a whole lot better than there predecessors’.

The new tyres come with a few added benefits to add to better contact with the road during braking. They have what they call a 3D edge. The new design also includes a new type of shoulder zone, which reduces energy loss along the shoulder zone. All these extra features give the new tyres a lower fuel consumption, helping the motorist to reduce their fuel costs, it is expected that this could be as much as 12%, a good saving.

Continental tyres have also designed a more flexible side-wall to give increased comfort for the car drivers and with the addition of whisper bars the tyre is much quieter compared with the other tyres in Continentals extensive range.

Once again I must praise Continental for another wonderful tyre product, another step thanks keeps them in number one spot as the Worlds finest tyre maker. Please click the link a learn more on Continental tyres web site...www.continental-tyres.co.uk/passenger

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre 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.

Continental Van Eco Tyres-“New” Continental Tyres for Vans and Similar Vehicles

Post Updated 19th Dec 2013

Continental Van Eco Tyres;New Vanco Eco from Continental tyres improves fuel economy

Like most other tyre manufacturers Continental tyres are striving to improve their range to include much more economic and fuel saving tyres for the future. Continental Van Eco TyresIndeed Continental have just completed tests together with ford using the Continental Van Eco Tyres and achieved a much greater fuel efficiency by using this tyre , a great result for Continental tyres.

The new van tyre will have much less rolling resistance than previous van tyres , making this tyre about 4% more economical which means much less emissions. Continental tyres engineers have also designed the new tyre give car like handling by means of more comfort together with better handling on both wet and dry roads.

 Continental tyres first Vanco Eco tyre size

 The first Continental Van Eco Tyres to be made will be in the tyre size 215/75R16 com load rating 113/111 t/l. This size fits most of the popular vans around at the moment including Ford Transits,Mercedes Sprinters and VW T5 range.

Although 4% doesn’t seem a large amount of savings, you must multiply this by the total mileage that the van will do and the huge cost of the price of fuel and this will give the fleet or van owner significant savings. Here at Pellon tyres we have great respect and admiration for Continental tyres products and this new van tyre is no exception. We offer them online at www.pellonautocentre.com

Reduced fuel consumption and lower rolling resistance are the hallmarks of the new Continental Van Eco tyres for light commercial vehicles. Specially developed for vans such as the Mercedes Viano, Vito and Sprinter, Ford Transit and Volkswagen T5, Continental’s VancoEco boasts up to 30% less rolling resistance and a calculated four percent saving in fuel and emissions, than standard versions. At the same time engineers have managed to cut the braking distances on both wet and dry road surfaces making the tyre more car-like in its performance.

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre 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.

 

Continental Van Eco Tyres

Continental Van Eco Tyres;continental tyres new van tyre

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 wins German magazines winter tyre tests.

Continental Winter Contact TS 850

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 the latest tyre test from the German Motoring Magazine “Auto Zeitung”.

The German tyre results are very important. Especially when it comes to winter tyres. Germany still has many motorways. That do not have a speed limit. So during winter time they are very choosy about which winter tyres will be the best for their car.

Winter tyres are no longer the big chunky treaded tyres. They used to be. They now have to drive at high speed down the German motorways. Then up the mountains on their way to the ski slopes, in Austria, Italy and France.

The outright winner in the Auto Zeitung winter tyre tests.  Were Continental tyres, with their new tyre the ContiWinterContact TS850.

The Continental tyre company are a German based tyre company. They know how to make a winter tyre that can be driven throughout the winter months. In all kinds of conditions.

Continental Winter Contact TS 850

Continental Winter Contact TS 850 has come out on top in German magazine Auto Zeitung’s winter tyre test, closely followed by Nokian’s WR D4.

The Winter Contact TS 850 came a close first place, but the other big tyre companies all fared well with their winter tyre products. In snowy conditions Nokian, Michelin, Goodyear and Uniroyal (another product owned by Continental) were all slightly better, but they were all very close and the  Contact TS 850 came up trumps in wet braking. This tyre has a very strong stopping capability, coming out best in the wet conditions overall.

If you are a Continental tyre fan then this is the winter tyre for you. There is no doubt that the winter tyre market is hotting up, in terms of extreme quality and the ability to fulfil the massive amount of different tyre sizes that are now on the market.

When I checked the price at today’s date for a popular tyre size, the 19595T15 Contact TS 850, then we here at Pellon Tyres as a Point-S member were selling this tyre for £58.45 all-inclusive compared to BlackCircles price of £62.03 (at the time of this posts publication)

Eric Roberts

Continental tyres used in Daytona 24 hours motor race

Continental tyres

Continental reveal the challenge of supplying tyres all the tyres for the Daytona 24 Hours motor race. With 55 cars on the grid we bring around 10,000 tyres

 

This good news for Continental tyres, the taking part and supplying tyres for the Daytona 24 hour race in the States.

We are a great fans of the Continental product and look forward to further participation in the motorsport field.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1231/CONTINENTAL

Continental Tyres will continue as tyre provider for three of the four TUDOR Championship classes.

Continental tyres, one of our favoured tyres for Point-S, the tyre group that my business Pellon Tyres, here in Halifax Yorkshire, UK, are proud to be part of. They are also the tyre suppliers again to the prestigious partnership as official tyre of the International Motor Sport Association the “IMSA”.

This partnership will, last up to the end of the 2018 racing season and means that Continental tyres will be the official tyre provider for three out of the four “Tudor Championship Classes”. The reached agreement also means that Continental will be the tyre maker and supplier for the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) classes. Continental Tyre also will continue as entitlement sponsor and exclusive tire supplier to the Continental Tyre Sports Car Challenge.

Ed Bennett the CEO of the IMSA is over the moon with the recent deal made with the giant German tyre manufacturers and said,

“We are very pleased to extend our relationship with Continental Tyre, As we continue to build the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, it is vital to have enthusiastic partners to help us grow the sport. Continental Tyre has been, and will continue to be one of our most active and supportive partners.”

Continental tyres

Continental slick tyres ready for Daytona action

The Continental brand of race tyres have an excellent reputation amongst the racing fraternity and it is expected that Continental will continue to use its exclusive racing tyres the “Extreme Contact TM”, that have a good reputation for the performance that the race drivers demand. Continental are keen to extend their reputation in the North American market and see the backing of these motor sport events as the way forward.

Continental tyres will have many marketing rights

As expected from such deals as this Continental tyres will have good logo positions on the race cars in the races where its tyres are used and have all the usual track side signage and many other marketing opportunities as they come along from promotions and different events including TV coverage. For further reading…http://www.motorsport.com/tusc/news/imsa-continental-tire-extend-partnership/

Continental has also extended their involvement with the NASCAR Group company as well as the IMSA.

To continue with the sport car theme, Continental tyres have developed the first legal track day tyre. This was achieved by tyre expertise and much research and development. The new tyre is known as the Conti Force Contact and will include the now famous “Black Chilli Compound” which aids the tyres to a better bonding to the road surface. The new compound plus a newly developed macro block shoulder design gives the new tyre superb handling when cornering at speed.

The tyre also benefits from having bi-directional draining grooves on the inside of the tread which provides excellent wet weather performance when on the track, allowing for safer driving conditions for the driver in wet weather. The tyres are available in 18 to 20 inch wheel rim sizes.

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 Continental 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.

Source: blog.conti-online.co.uk

Continental Tyres UK Ltd-Spies In Your Tyres? This Gizmo Will Help Your Car Drive Itself

Continental Tyres UK Ltd

A few years back, on a weeklong bus tour of Continental Tyres UK Ltd AG’s technology and engineering centers in Germany, one item attracted more attention from journalists than nearly any of the other whiz-bang connected-car stuff: A simple tire pressure monitor.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Continental Tyres UK Ltd new TPMS and more idea

This article written by Bob Gritzinger is all about the new ideas and inventions that are thrown about by the Auto industry at the moment. This idea from Continental Tyres UK Ltd has now been tested on truck tyres, but at the moment I don’t know whether it has been a success or not, I suspect it will be effective because the concept of a monitor vulcanised into the tyre a relaying out information electronically about such things as tyre pressures and the inside temperature of the tyre is obviously of great benefit to the driver of the vehicle.

The device will be able to aid truckers because it will also be able to send the driver information about the load that the tyre is carrying and the traction of the tyre, with this giving the driver the knowledge that the full load and road conditions can be checked as the truck is rolling along. I don’t know what sort of signals theIce road truckers would be getting from their in built TPMS tyres?

The new Continental Tyres UK Ltd valve sends out the information out by wireless signals and is picked up in the cab by the driver on an in-car system very similar to the ones now where the TPMS Valves signals are fitted to the wheels. Continental Tyres UK Ltd says that this is all part the future that may introduce the driverless vehicle to our towns and cities. If an object penetrates a

tyre the system will pick up the loss of pressure and stop the car in some sort of safe area and the problem reported and fixed.

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 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. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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