Car Tyres Safety Tips- Care tyre advice for a safer driver experience

Nokian Winter Tyre benefits

Scenes like this will be common in the UK the first week of March 2018

Car Tyres Safety Tips

Car Tyres Safety Tips-Fitting Winter Tyres

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Consequently, then it is most people who drive and own their own car. Of course, that will  know that their tyres are one of the most important parts. Especially regarding important points about of your car’s regular maintenance. Important to realise, that your tyres have to take the all the weight of your car. Secondly, they also help to move your car along. So, keeping your tyres in top condition is very important to your safety.

As a result, if you are experiencing problems with any of your tyres. So, it is important to get them checked straight away. Of course, by a professional  company.Thus, to ensure you are still safe to drive with a defective tyre. Although there could be a cost attached. Then, there are a few things you can do. Naturally, to maintain and keep your tyres in their best state of condition.

Not all tyres are of the same type of construction. Most importantly, different tyres are suited to different driving conditions. Most strikingly, in winter when the weather is wet and cold and often snowy ! So, in these conditions then different tyres are required called winter or snow tyres. For-mostly, these winter tyres are very different from dry and hot summer conditions . Of course, different types of weather conditions could affect your safety! Especially when it comes to fitting the correct type of tyres to suite winter conditions.

 

Winter Conditions and other Car Tyres Safety Tips

Due to very different climatic conditions, you must consider the possibility of using two sets of tyres. Firstly, one suitable for winter conditions. Secondly,  your normal summer tyres for the rest of the year. Winter brands are now supplied by all the leading tyre manufacturers. Including  the Cheap Tyre and budget brands. So winter tyres, do not need to be an expensive item. As a result, If they are changed tyres after the winter. They will last you about three years, good value I think?.

More expensive brands include the excellent Nokian winter tyres . Nokian are test winners for their winter tyre product year after year and are now available in Halifax at Pellon Tyres.

Make sure your tyres are the correct ones for your vehicle. Replacing your old ones with the same size and type, you may use different makes  if required, but the safest scenario is to replace yours  with exactly the same as you have removed.

Car Tyres Safety Tips; Some simple advice on your tyres care are as follows:

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Check your tyre pressures at regular intervals. they will be in the handbook of your car. Especially if you are fully loading your car.Thus, the pressures can alter dramatically when the car is loaded.

Make sure your tyres tread are on the legal limits: The legal limit requires a tread depth at 1.6 mm. As a reult, all the way around the circumference of the tyre for ¾ of the width of the tread.

Check the side walls for bulges, and the tread for tears or rips in a tyre, these can be illegal and unsafe to drive. Look out for unusual tyre wear at the edges this could be a steering misalignment or some other defect to the cars steering parts. If you have any such problems please have your car checked immediately at a garage or by a professional mechanic.

Check the age of your tyres or let an expert check this for you. Tyres deteriorate if they are over six years old and because they are a natural product and will start to crack in the bead area.

Most tyres are now of the same construction and this comes into my sentence about correct tyre usage.

This advice comes with years of experience (40 in fact) so if you experience tyre problems in the Halifax area of Yorkshire then contact a reputable tyre centre for free advice. 

Eric Roberts

 

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series : reliable, economical kilometers for every season and axle position – Automotive World

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series

Nokian Tyres new E-Truck series

Of course, the Nokian  E-Truck products feature a special rubber compound for all-season use. Naturally, the optimized groove pattern enables low rolling resistance, and economical as well as ecological kilometers. Consequently, the drivers also appreciate their comfortable handling and quiet running.

Firstly, retreading is an essential part of economical tyre management. So, the new Nokian E-tread series of retreading materials. Of course, complement the Nokian Tyres’ E-Truck series. Making it possible to squeeze up to even a million kilometers from one tyre.

On the positive side, as most transport professionals know. The cheapest tyre is seldom the most economical one.

The tyre is expected to cover as much distance as possible

Nokian Tyres’ E-Truck series of all-season truck and bus tyres is optimized . So, for long and medium haul in regular weather conditions. The tyres are perfectly balanced to work well in Central Europe as well as on Nordic main roads.

“With the E-Truck series, we want to bring a new alternative to the European market”, says Teppo Siltanen, Product Manager at Nokian Heavy Tyres. “They are high quality tyres made in Europe, they will be widely available, and can be installed at any time of the year.”

Source: The new E-Truck series by Nokian Tyres: reliable, economical kilometers for every season and axle position – Automotive World

Winter Tyre Preparations

New Nokian Tyres Factory- to get $28.42 million to build tire factory | Times Free Press

New Nokian Tyres Factory

New Nokian Tyres Factory

New Nokian Tyres Factory

Of course,Tennessee officials are living up to their end of a commitment to Finnish manufacturer Nokian Tyres. So, approving a $28.42 million state infrastructure grant in support of the company’s $360 million planned Dayton, Tenn., tire factory.

 

Source: Nokian Tyres to get $28.42 million to build tire factory | Times Free Press

Winter Tyre Preparations

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

In years gone by, then winter tyres were made to look like tough tyres that gripped in snow. However, these tyres were probably made from the same materials as summer tyres. Older drivers amongst us have many concerns about the effectiveness of winter tyres. Hence some consumers think that these type of tyres wear quicker and may degrade at a faster rate than that of a normal car tyres.

As a result, it depends on your priorities, winter tyres are actually more expensive too. In my opinion then it is far better to be safer and spend a little more money than If you were to go skidding off the road. Hence, we just cannot compromise when it comes to the safety of your family. Yes, these tyres are expensive but if you were to buy some at the very beginning of winter you can get some really good deals. For example, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. So, we have a few last years stock for sale at reduced prices?

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Winter tyres have special compounds

Nowadays, Winter tyres are made from special compounds. Consequently, that work best at temperatures of 7 degrees or less. Most of the UK experiences temperatures below this between November and March. In particularly cold years we can usually expect frost on almost half the days of winter. When you have winters fitted to your vehicle, your stopping distance can be shortened by up to 30 feet on icy roads. of course,your safety and vehicle’s handling will be greatly improved. So, reducing the risk of skidding, aquaplaning or sliding.

Tyre manufacturers are always striving  to make better winter tyre products.So, go with the rule that the newer the type of tyre then the better it will be when you fit your new tyres. Tyre manufacturers are always working with the car makers to come up with a better tyre product. Therefore, year after year we are seeing better tyres. Including winter tyres. This is down to the fact that the technology that designs the tyres these days are constantly advancing and evolving. Meaning that the latest tyres will always be the safest and most road worthy.

Nokian Tyres are no exception to this rule. Constantly striving to make a better tyre product. new innovations include better tyre designs for newer types of vehicles. Including SUV’s and Crossover vehicles. hence, the tyres for these vehicle are designed to maximise traction on icy and snow covered roads.I can remember the first recent bad winter coincided with the advent of the SUV’s from BMW in particular. These cars were sliding all over the place and useless in the winter weather.

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Best fitted in early November

People were really panicking ? Winter tyres were difficult to get hold of. Most of the allocations were taken up and tyre dealers wanted silly prices due to the panic. When you first start to use snow tyres, you should understand when the best time is to put these on your motor vehicle.So,the usual rule is to have them fitted to the car before the first predicted snow fall of the year.  I usually fit the winter car tyres in early November.

Safe driving is really important during winter, and in addition to fitting winter tyres to your car, there are other ways to improve your driving during the colder months:
Winter tyres are essential when preparing to drive in ice conditions. The winter tyre (also known as the snow tyre) can protect you in those unexpected times when you get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Indeed I can remember when I took my family to Chester zoo. It was a beautiful sunny winters day. later that afternoon we sat off back home to Yorkshire.

So, as we approached the Pennine hills on our way home, the sky became blacker and blacker.Never suspecting an imminent blizzard, I decided to take a short cut across some minor roads as we headed home. Of course, the snow began to fall? my kids were very excited at the thought of playing out in the horrible white stuff. Blizzard condition ensued. At the time we had a Toyota mini bus and the roads soon filled with snow. As a result I could feel the rear wheeled drive Toyota slipping on the packed snow.

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Better designed tread pattern

Fortunately , I practice what I preach and had fitted a set of general winter tyres to the minibus, just a few weeks before. I knew that all I had to do was to drive carefully and the winter tyre would do the rest. Sure enough they helped me get home when many other vehicles became stranded in the snowy conditions.

In my eyes this was the “proof of the pudding” . Giving me even more enthusiasm when talking to my customers about the benefit of fitting winter tyres.

This experience proves that In winter, the condition and performance of your tyres is extremely important. Winter tyres have a specially designed tread and composition. So, in order to provide the most effective grip, handling and safety for drivers. It’s an excellent idea, therefore, to change to specialist tyres to improve your winter driving. Increase your fuel efficiency. Ensuring the safety of you and your passengers during the winter months.

Because of the fact that Nokian tyres are constant tyre test winners with their winter tyre products. Then we at Pellon Tyres can only endorse them as probably the best ones that you can buy to keep your family safe? just in case you get caught out in the wrong place. As me and my family did returning from a sunny Chester Zoo.

Eric Roberts.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Source: Nokian Tyres’ Hakkapeliitta 9 selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres

Winter Tyre Preparations

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW-OE Approval from BMW Group to Help Nokian Expand presence in Central Europe

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

Of course, it is always good to see accreditation’s given to quality products. Nokian tyres are no exception to this. gaining an approval to fit certain Nokian tyres as original equipment to some BMW models.

The tyre that Nokian are to supply BMW with is the excellent WR D4 winter tyre. Consequently, the tyre will be fitted as original equipment to BMW’s latest “Sports Activity Vehicle” or SAV. Yet another abbreviation to remember?

The tyre size to be used is the 225/55R17 in a “H” rated tyre. As a Nokian tyre dealer this is great news.

My wife and I decided to buy an up market car last year and went for the Jaguar F Sport. We were sick of turning up to meetings in a van?

Anyhow, I decided to fit a set of Nokian winters to the car. So, just to try them out so to speak. I firmly believe that any brand of winter tyres should be fitted before the onset of winter.

My main worry was to be noise the Jaguar F Sport is a very quiet car even on some of our concrete motorways. We went on to fit a set of 255/55V19 XL  Nokian WR SUV 3 tyres. Wow, the results were excellent. Remarkably, we found that there was no difference in road noise at all. In fact we have now had three snowfalls in the area and many freezing nights resulting in “black ice”. The car has never lost traction once. I always feel more confident when selling a product with my own personnel experience. My new Nokians did not disappoint me ?

Nokian Tyres Approved-BMW

When SUV’s first came out then it soon became noticeable that they were useless when driving in snow. Especially here in hilly Halifax. So, BMW and Mercedes owners were soon looking for winter tyres to give their vehicles some traction in the snow, ice and wet roads. As a result SUV owners are now more street wise and the Nokian and vredestein winter tyres are among their favorite choices.

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

The Nokian WR D4 is a new-generation winter tyre that was specifically developed by Nokian Tyres for use in Central European weather conditions. The tyre delivers outstanding grip and comfortable handling even at high speeds. The tyre confirmed to the BMW Group’s stringent criteria for OE approval and is meant for motorists drivers who are looking for quality as well as style and safety in a tyre.

Nokian Tyres has received approval from the BMW Group for its WR D4 winter tyre and this will help the company to grow in central Europe.

Source: OE Approval from BMW Group to Help Nokian Expand presence in Central Europe – Tires & Parts News

Winter Tyre Preparations

Nokian Winter Tyre Test Winners Again-Nokian Tyres succeeds again in independent European winter tyre tests –

Nokian Winter Tyre Test Winners Again

Nokian Winter Tyre Test Winners Again

Nokian Winter Tyre Test Winners Again

Of course, Nokian Winter Tyres have become a world wide product name. because of their outstanding ability in winter weather conditions.

Countries with all winter round snow and ice have felt the benefits of fitting Nokian winters for a long time now.

Here in countries like the UK, then we dont get the same snow affected winters as our more Northern counter parts. However Nokian winters will help protect you family in all winter conditions.

In my opinion then safety is paramount. Any driver that finds themselves in a skidding car fitted out with summer tyres will vouch for that.

So there is nothing worse than loosing your car on a wet or snow covered road. Millions of drivers have experienced this, but it can be avoided. Cars are now getting larger and so are the tyres. Ladies love to sit high up with good all round vision of the road. In actual fact so do I ! This is because when we are in a higher up seat position we all feel safer (ask truck drivers!!)

One of the slighter down sides of the SUV’s and Crossover cars is that the tyres are larger and in many cases narrower. This is how they have been developed with the car manufacturers. Of course, these cars are fitted with summer tyres. Nothing wrong with that! until winter comes along. I will never forget the first winter when the BMW and Mercedes SUV’s were on the roads for the first time.

Nokian Winter Tyre Test Winners Again-SUV vehicles were useless in the first snow fall that we had.

Here in Halifax UK where it is very hilly, SUV’s were getting stuck everywhere. As a result our phones never stopped ringing. People were hunting around for winter tyres, they were getting hopelessly stuck. Since then drivers have learned their lesson.

Hence, many drivers are now fitting Nokian winter tyres every year. So, just as a safety precaution. These tyres are superb in winter conditions and will enhance your families safety when having to travel in snowy winter conditions.

We at Pellon Tyres recommend any brand of winter tyres. Because, I have personally tested and tried the Nokian Winter tyre brand. These tyres are superb. Not only do they give extra protection when driving in snow and ice, but also heavy rain. Especially on motorways. Another Nokian bonus is that these tyres are really quiet. My family car is a large SUV and the winter tyres do not make any difference to road noise.

Of course these Nokian Winter Tyre Test Winners Again are well worth recommending. Check your tyre size online

Eric Roberts

The premium tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has once again earned a series of outstanding assessments this year in independent winter tyre tests performed

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Nokian Tyres succeeds again in independent European winter tyre tests – Automotive World

Winter Tyre Preparations

Nokian Winter Tyres Winners-Winter Not yet Over? A set of 4 for this Land Rover Freelander GS TD 4

Nokian Winter Tyres Winners


This winter is becoming one of the best years for our customers buying their first set of winter tyres.(Nokian Winter Tyres Winners)

It is probably due to the fact that we have had a run of cold snowy winters. Over the past three or four years and the need for winter tyres are slowly sinking in. We also have a large Polish community in the Halifax area. Of course this is where where my tyre-centre is situated.Polish people are familiar with the need for winter tyres. In fact I think it may now be compulsory in Poland to fit winter tyres from November to march. Hence, the same as some other European countries.

Which winter tyres ?

We have found over the years that as an independent tyre retailer, most customers think in two ways. Either they know exactly what they want, or they will take our recommendations. Of course, as to which brand and at what price to pay for their tyres.

Nokian Winter Tyres

Scenes like this will be common in the UK the first week of March 2018

The majority of our customers come to us on word of mouth recommendations. Because they have received good advice and service in the past. Subsequently, we know this because we do not advertise as such. Perhaps, only through social media sites and internet directories.

In the past when our profit margins were higher we would regularly take out full page ads in the local papers, costing us an arm and a leg, we never really knew if the ads paid off or not.Yokohama Winter Tyres

We have and still do sell many different brands of tyres including winter tyres. In the past two years we have been able to buy our tyres from the major tyre companies because we are a member of a buying group known as Point-S tyres.

Nokian Winter Tyres Winners

We were very happy to open an account with Nokian Winter Tyres . Because we knew from experience that this company made excellent tyres, including winter tyres. This will be our third year selling Nokian Winter Tyres Winners and we are pleased with the very good response we had from the drivers who have experienced these tyres in winter conditions. The Halifax area is very hilly, we are in the foothills of the Pennine mountain range and therefore we have very tricky roads. Especially in winter snowy conditions.

The latest car to arrive for a set of four Nokian Winter Tyres was a Land Rover-Freelander 2-GS-TD4. This nice looking car had a set of four 235/65R17 108H  Winter tyres. It’s great when you love the job that you are doing and can write about it in our company blog.

Nokian Winter Tyres Winners

Car fitted with winter tyres

Article written by Eric Roberts

Winter Tyre Preparations

Winter Tyres Safety Benefits-Should I buy winter tyres ? Well of course you should ?

Winter Tyres Safety Benefits

Winter Tyres Safety Benefits

Winter Tyres Safety Benefits

Fitting winter tyres on your car will be one of the safest things that you will ever do? In very deep snow there are a few other driving tips that will help you on your journey.

Firstly, even with the confidence of having winter tyre fitted, then stay at home if the snow is falling heavily. So, if you are out and about when the snow starts then it is another matter.

In order to avoid sliding while driving in the snow. So, you need to steer your car towards the slide direction. Now you do not have to worry about  keeping safe while driving in the snow.

in fact using your gears and steering is the only way. braking can only make things worse. Before setting out in snow then the first thing that you need to do is to check out the condition of your car.

You have to make sure that your car is in a good condition in a way to avoid getting any trouble while driving. You need to make sure that you have enough fluids on your car. Therefore checkout the levels on your car, or have a competent garage check them for you.

Winter Tyres Safety Benefits-M11 snow storm

In my opinion it is also important to start warming up your car. Especially, must before you are going to drive in the snow. When the first starting out, you need to keep the engine speed at low revs. So ,do not press the accelerator too hard. Drive at low speed in as higher gear as possible without stalling the engine. Also before starting out clear off any snow or frost from all of your windows, In order to get clear vision of all the road.

Driving in the snow can be a scary thing for some people. Most drivers hate it and stay indoors. However, if you do get caught out them make sure you have an  emergency kit in your car. This may include, extra coats, blanket, extra shocks, snacks and first aid kit. Or any other things that you need. I remember a recent event here in the UK. A sudden snow storm completely brought the M11 motorway to a complete standstill. Motorists were stranded all night until the following morning. Many drivers abandoned their vehicles and set off walking.

We here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK can now offer the excellent award winning Nokian Winter Tyres.

This was the perfect time to carry an extra blanket or coat. Engines had to be switched off in case they ran out of fuel. People were huddled in other peoples cars to keep warm. All though this is a rare occasion in the UK. Then it can still happen.

Driving in snow should be experienced by all our drivers. Especially with General winter tyres fitted.

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

As the temperature drops, many buyers will be wondering whether it’s worth investing in a set of winter tyres.

Source: Should I buy winter tyres?

Winter Tyres Safety Benefits

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres-Nokian Tyres’ 120th Anniversary – FleetPointFleetPoint

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres

Of course Nokian are one of the world leaders in tyres. Especially winter tyres. So, manufacturing an excellent range of tyre products. In my opinion though, their winter tyres are second to none. offering different types of tyres for climates with different winter conditions.

For instance, here in Halifax in Northern England we have a mixed winter climate. So, in many winters we do have snowy conditions and certainly icy roads. Therefore it would be prudent to fit at least all-weather tyres for winter driving. However, I do believe that because of the the hilly terrain. Then full blown winter tyres are the answer for complete safety.

Nokian winter tyres fit the safety standards criteria

Dont get me wrong ? most tyre manufacturers make a very good winter tyre product. Fortunately for us, we are able to source almost any make of tyre within the same day. Up to the present time, Nokian have had a pricing structure on the expensive side. however, in recent years the famous tyre brand has become more and more competitive.

This brings the award winning tyres in line with other tyre manufacturers. So, making Nokian more competitive and easier obtainable. Sooner or later a better distribution system had to become a priority for the Finnish tyre company. After all they do claim to be the first tyre company to bring out a winter tyre. Specially for countries that have snow fall. Including us here in the UK.

So, a new distributor system was rolled out. Nokian offered this to Point-S members across the UK . Including here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. As a result, we now keep a reasonable stock of popular winter tyre and all-season tyres stock of popular sizes. All things considered , we can also get a next day delivery of the massive diversity of other tyre sizes. of course from Nokians warehouse in Scotland UK.

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension
Nokian Tyres, the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer, is celebrating 120 years in business. Innovative products, a trusted brand and a commitment to serving customers have given the tyre pioneer a strong position on the market. Since 1898, the company has grown into a world-class business that looks to the future ready to tackle the opportunities …

Source: Nokian Tyres’ 120th Anniversary – FleetPointFleetPoint

This Would Damage Your Tyres-Michigan pothole so large police officer stands knee-deep – True PunditTrue Pundit

This Would Damage Your Tyres

This Would Damage Your Tyres

This could be Station Road in Mirfield Next !!!

This Would Damage Your Tyres

This story in evolving all over the UK. Perhaps not as big as this but potholes are appearing everywhere. One particular bad spot that I know of is Station Road in Mirfield, West Yorkshire UK. Also the roads are bad traveling along the motorways particularly the M62. The M62 is the trans-Pennine route linking Liverpool on the west coast with Hull on the east coast.

This is one of the busiest motorways in Europe. This winter has been very cold and snowy. Because of this the roads are now cracking and potholes are opening up all over the motorway. Particularly where there has been previous roadworks!!

Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, we have noticed an increase in the number of damaged tyres and wheels. Of course I blame this on drivers hitting snow and slush covered potholes. Because this sort of incident causes sidewall damage then the tyres need replacing. One tyre manufacturer who is making tyres with stronger sidewalls, is Nokian.

Nokian originated in Finland are invented the first ever winter tyre. Of course they are now world famous for their winter tyres. Nokian have now developed a summer tyre for the SUV market that includes “aramid” . Of course, aramid is an extremely tough fibre, used in bulletproof vests. Therefore, the tyre was developed to protect larger sized tyre fitted to SUV,s.

The tyres with aramid in in some of the E line and Z line summer tyre ranges. Incidentally the E line 2 tyre range is a AA tyre rating, which puts the tyre in the elite class tyre manufacturers. As the Nokian dealer in the area we at Pellon Tyres are proud to offer these excellent tyres to the motoring public.

Eric Roberts

one crater in particular was large enough to fit a police officer up to his knees on Friday. The Grand Blanc Police Department said in a Facebook post the crater was discovered on McWain Road in Grand Blanc Township, located […]

Source: Michigan pothole so large police officer stands knee-deep – True PunditTrue Pundit