Overloading caravan tyres-will spell a great deal of danger for the whole unit

Overloading caravan tyres

Overloading caravan tyres-Overloading caravan tyres are one of the cardinal sins?. The same also applies once again to motorhome drivers. This also comes into the poorly loaded vehicle category. You must ensure in any vehicle, but especially a caravan that the load is spread evenly.

What drivers do not realise is that a poorly distributed load will also overload the tyres. One side of the vehicle will be working harder than the other, which could lead to all sorts of problems as the journey progresses.

One of the worst places for this is on the M5 motorway. This motorway takes traffic to the holiday resorts in Devon and Cornwall. In busy periods the problems that drivers have with tyre blowouts magnifies. If the weather is hot, then the number of vehicles, (mostly caravans) increases and so does the number of tyres related problems.

The tyres that are carrying most of the weight, start to overheat and can eventually cause a blowout. This often relates to the caravan turning completely over.

Overloading caravan tyres

Overloading caravan tyres;This under inflated caravan tyre only lasted one week before it disintegrated on a journey .

Also, when a tyre builds up the heat it is more likely to pick up Sharpe objects, such as nails and screws and once again this may relate to a blowout.

I think it would be a great idea for Caravan manufacturers to fit run-flat tyres to their products. Or at least give the buyer the option of fitting them. I am sure that this would be a much safer option.

Overloading caravan tyres

To ensure that your tyres are not overloaded, it should be possible for you to keep your caravans operational weight underneath your caravan’s specified maximum limit. A margin of say 10% will partly help you to compensate for some unequal load distribution. For your maximum safety and peace of mind regarding your caravan vehicle weight, go to a Public Weighbridge to check the load, if this is possible of course?

In short always check your tyres are the correct load rating for your vehicle and check the pressures and general condition of your tyres before your journey, millions of drivers do this and arrive safely to their destinations, and do not go Overloading caravan tyres. If you are fitted with Extra-load tyres or van 6 ply rated tyres, then replace them with the same thing, do not cut corners and fit normal car tyres, this happens thousands of times and can end in disaster.

Michelin Star-Not tyres this time-but Michelin Restaurants and their Star System.

A few months ago I decided to look into the history of the Michelin star rating system for restaurants.

I found it fascinating, how the whole thing started from the desire to help the early motorists to secure a good place to eat on their travels, to today’s

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The Star Inn at Harome

the sophisticated way that Michelin award recognition to the best eating places all over the world.

I got it into my head that I must visit such a place to see what the difference is. My wife Michelle and I make sure that we go out at least once a week together and preferably on our own. I must admit that I prefer good Italian food, but now later on in life can take in an Indian meal. Eating out is a good time to reflect on the week gone by and talk about our garage business because we have a large grown up family, it is a real time have a bit of one on one conversation together.

However back to Michelin star?

Michelle’s birthday is on the 17th of December. It becomes increasingly difficult to buy something so near Christmas. In recent years I have treated her to a concert and a hotel stopover (which we both love doing). This year I thought about the Michelin star, and looked up about the Star Inn in a village near Helmsley, in North Yorkshire.

The Star is on the main street of a picturesque village called Harrome, about three miles from Helmsley. I looked it up online and discovered that the Star also

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Vintage Michelin man at the Star Inn

Does overnight accommodation. This also included a taster evening the first night, and because we decided to take the two-night deal the second night included a choice from the a la carte menu.

Did we arrive on wet, misty December day? The rooms were all individually set out. Hence, and were all decorated in a countryside style.

This was to be the first time that I had visited a Michelin star restaurant. I could not wait. Thus, the building itself dates back to the fourteenth century.As a result and from the outside looks small with a beautiful thatched roof. The pub part of the star is like stepping back in time and is one of the best pub’s I have ever visited.

I started to see that this is what every business should be run like? All the staff were very kind and helpful. The most important thing to me though was the staff’s knowledge about the food, the wine and their understanding of the business and the history.

Michelin Star

This is what dealing with customers, and the public is all about. The Star had hundreds of small thoughtful ideas to make the public’s stay a better experience.

This is what running any business (even a garage) was all about, little touches that are not expensive to implicate, but make a huge difference to the public’s experience, when they visit your tyre shop or garage.

The food was out of this world, and the wines we tasted were all part of the experience, I sort of thought they would be because that’s what a Michelin star is all about.

The thing I did not expect was the total business experience? You could compare this with your business experience and procedures, to improve the way michelin starthat we treat our garage customers and add those little extra touches that make a world of difference, that can also give you a better bottom line.

I must congratulate the Star Inn for opening my eyes. Especially, to the way that a business should be run. Especially a company that deals with the public. So we all can add those little touches that make a difference. hence, to the visitor experience. I like to think that I run my garage and tyre business in a similar fashion. But it gave me a whole new enthusiasm and insight.For this reason, into make better profit margins. By not thinking cheap all the time.

I would like to end by also thanking Michelin for introducing me to the Star Inn; we have decided to make a visit there an annual pilgrimage near my wife’s birthday. I would recommend any business owner to visit and see how a company that deals with the public should be run.

Eric Roberts

More Information…http://www.thestaratharome.co.uk/

 

 

Pellon Tyres now offer 6 Months Accidental warranty damage with Winrun Tyres

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Pellon tyres are Winrun tyre dealers for the Halifax area of Yorkshire UK

After much consideration and a good look at other tyre brands in the market, we at Pellon tyres have decided to offer our customers a better value option. When considering tyres, the customer can now look at an added option.

Tyres (believe it or not) are not always easy things to purchase. Indeed many of our customers look for a balanced budget approach. They only buy what is within their budgets. This is because of the increase in the female drivers that are now buying tyres.

Here at Pellon Tyres,we still have many of our tyre buying customers who will stick to their favourite tyre brands. These are usually middle aged guys with built in preferences, and will stick to the brand that they have always fitted to their cars, Michelin tyres are the most popular, with Continental tyres coming a very close second. This is in Halifax here in Yorkshire UK, other parts of the country will differ.

here at Pellon Tyres we chose Winrun tyres because of the value for money factor. They are excellent quality, for a tyre brand that fits in-between the budget tyre brands and the mid-range tyre brands. The Winrun product was introduced to us at Pellon Tyres, because we are members of a tyre buying group called Point-S.

Pellon Tyres

Point-S has opened up new opportunities for the small tyre retailer. It was previously a European organisation that has now spread to the UK. Winrun was one of the tyre brands that have been offered to us here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax. Indeed we are the sole tyre trader in the area for the Winrun Product.

Apart from the reliability and quality of Winrun tyres we can now offer our customers this excellent accidental damage warranty. This will give the motorist, peace of mind when buying a new tyre. I have included a copy of this warranty on the blog post, so that our customers may read it.pellon tyres

It protects a new tyre under warranty against any irreparable accidental damage caused within six months of purchase. Months of purchase caused within six months of purchase.

The Warranty covers damage and failures caused by defects months of purchase, and/or materials and irreparable accidental damage due to normal use on roads. To make a claim against the Winrun Warranty, please take your tyre/s to the Winrun dealer who supplied you with the tyres for a technical inspection. The tyre/s for which warranty coverage is sought will be examined by the dealer, who will verify whether the warranty is applicable, according to the rules set forth herein. If the warranty claim is applicable, the tyre/s shall be replaced accordingly, and cannot be the subject of further claims.

The full conditions can be seen on our in-house leaflet…

http://www.winruntires.com/

Eric Roberts

 

Goodyears soy-based tyre- technology earns award for the Giant tyre company

Goodyears soy-based tyre

Goodyears soy-based tyre

Goodyears soy-based tyre

Of course Goodyear tyres have always been amongst the world leaders in tyre development. The addition of soy-bean based rubber compound  is their latest innovation. So, soybean oil-based rubber compound is helping Goodyear enhance tyre performance in dry, wet and winter conditions.

When I was much younger. I was fortunate enough to attend a six week course. Thus, at the now closed Goodyear factory in Wolverhampton in the UK. This course covered all aspects of tyres. From production to selling them. This was to set my life in the tyre industry.

Therefore I have always been a keen follower of Goodyear tyres and their latest releases into the tyre world. Including this new soy-bean revelation. For years and years tyres were made from the same old materials in the same old tyre factories. But this all changed with the need to stop pollution and support a better more environmental friendly planet.

Governments paid billions to auto makers to come up with more emission  friendly vehicles. Hence the gauntlet was also thrown out to tyre companies. As a result people like Continental came out with new materials to make tyres greener with a better rolling resistance and lighter in weight. As far as Continental were concerned then they experimented with “Dandelion” sap. The white gooey sap from the “weed” known as the dandelion in the western world, contained a sap that was very similar to the molecular structure of rubber latex.

Just like Continental, a  Goodyear team of scientists and engineers created a sustainable type of tread compound using soybean oil. Like the dandelion this is naturally derived, cost-effective when grown in large quantities, carbon-neutral and renewable.

Goodyear’s tests have shown rubber made with soybean oil mixes more easily

Of course when mixed in the silica-reinforced compounds now used in manufacturing certain tyres, such as winter tyres. This also improves manufacturing efficiency and reduces energy consumption.

By employing soybean oil in tyres. Goodyear found a new way to help keep the rubber compound pliable. Especially, in changing temperatures, a key performance achievement in maintaining and enhancing the vehicle’s grip on the road surface. Winter tyres perform much better in the cold because of the addition of this silica based material. Silica makes the compound much more flexible in cold weather. So, Enhancing the grip of winter and all-weather tyres.

Other tyre companies to come up with similar ideas include Yokohama and the use of “orange peel oils“.

Eric Roberts

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Source: Goodyear’s soy-based tyre technology earns award

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our Customers and my Blog Readers

Eric Roberts and Staff at Pellon Tyres and BatteriesOnTheWeb hopes that all our Facebook and Twitter friends have a Happy and Prosperous 2018.

Car Exhausts Last Longer-There is No Doubt that Modern Cars Exhaust System Lasts Much Longer

Car Exhausts Last Longer

Car Exhausts Last Longer

Bosal exhaust products are aluminised to last longer

Car Exhausts Last Longer

The good old car exhaust is undoubtedly a distress purchase. it can also be an expensive purchase. However most small to medium cars are reasonably priced and affordable.

Your car exhaust is one of the most unnoticed parts of your car. Of course, unless you are a real car enthusiast. A lot of car enthusiasts actually replace their original car exhaust to better looking twin sports tail pipes.

This improvement also helps to better the car’s performance. For those who just buy cars to get them from A to B then  perhaps they only notice those car exhaust pipes when they start to blow or make a loud noise.

When you bring your noisy car into Pellon Autocentre in Halifax then we will be inspecting your cars exhaust. So we will start the engine and then check your cars exhaust. Hence, from the front all the way to the end of the tail pipe.

Car Exhausts Last Longer

There are many places that your exhaust can blow from. Most of the time, the car’s exhaust system will develop a leak where the exhaust manifold connects to the cylinder head. When you start your engine, there is a thermal expansion and contraction that happens and it places much stress in your exhaust manifold gasket.

leaking exhaust pipes should be looked at as soon as possible. Leaks can be very dangerous. Especially on older cars. Newer cars have on board computers that regulate the emissions. Of course this makes the gases emitted less poisonous than the used to. Therefore it is less likely that you would be able to harm yourself as it would on some older cars.

Car Exhausts Last Longer

Old mild steel exhaust box well corroded

In the older cars then It is a direct path for carbon monoxide poisoning. These older cars are now off the road so self harming is no longer a problem. In the past ten years there has been marked improvement in the quality and longevity of car exhaust systems. Better materials and welding techniques have improved no end.

Car Exhausts Last Longer made by robots

Robots do 90% of the welding, making mistakes a thing of the past. As a result many blowing exhausts would have started out as low quality welding. Once the rust sets in then there is no stopping it and this ends up as a blowing and noisy exhaust pipe. Not too long ago then there were companies who made low quality exhaust systems. Consequently, these were known as budget brands. For this reason these exhausts were ill fitting and did not last more than a year.

These days aluminium systems that are welded by robots. Coupled with the fact that they have to connect up to a valuable catalytic converter. So have seen a huge rise in the longevity of these systems some lasting for up to ten years.

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Michelin versus Budget Tyres

Michelin Crossclimate Saves Money-Addison Lee unlocks 20% tyre saving with Michelin Tyres

Michelin Crossclimate Saves Money

Michelin Crossclimate Saves Money

Michelin Crossclimate Saves Money

There is no doubt that by fitting certain tyre brands. Then we can save money? but its not just a case of fitting certain new tyres. Of course, by now everyone knows that you can save fuel and minimize tyre wear. Consequently, by keeping your tyres properly inflated. Also by rotating the wheels regularly.

To make the next big leap in fuel efficiency. Companies like Addison Lee and their drivers can take advantage of next-generation energy efficient tyres. As a result these tyres are been rolled out. Hence, by several industry leaders including Michelin, Goodyear, Continental and Toyo.

Michelin Crossclimate Saves Money-How much can you save?

During recent manufacturer’s tests. Including the Michelin ones have also shown that Michelin’s Energy Saver range of tyres offer a whopping 8 percent better fuel efficiency. Of course than of competing tyres. In my opinion the Michelin Crossclimate+ also comes into this bracket. As a fuel saver. Although the initial purchase can be more expensive?

Other tyre manufacturers such as Goodyear advertises their Assurance Fuel Max tyres. Provide up to 4 percent more fuel efficiency than standard tyres. It all depends how the tests and savings were scrutinized. These companies use top racing drivers in some of their testing. I have experienced this myself on the Goodyear testing track in Luxembourg.

The new Crossclimate is no doubt an excellent tyre. We have sold quite a few here in Halifax UK. They are unusual in the fact that they are summer tyre with winter capabilities. In fact they even carry the “three peaks” snow marking on the sidewall. Other advantages come in the form of new compound formulas. Thanks to new advanced formulations, silica distribution strategies, and break-through tread designs.

As a result, these new tires save fuel without sacrificing tyre wear. Crossclimates give the driver all-weather traction and most importantly, increased safety. Some of these new tyres like the Michelin’s have actually improved stopping distances and better handling on corners.

Michelin Crossclimate Saves Money and is also a greener tyre.

Off course, by Increasing fuel efficiency.Thus, means that these tyres also reduce harmful CO2 emissions. Michelin estimates that installing a set of their Energy Savers reduces CO2 emissions as much as 2,000 pounds per year. Perhaps about the same as planting 40 trees!

Most major tyre retailers such as Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK. Should now have energy saving tyres, including all-weather tyres in stock. They will have the experience, training and computerized tools. Of course, to help you quickly determine the best brand. Size and style of tyre for your vehicle. Just as importantly  your budget. This is what Addison lee must have given much thought to. So when fitting the Crossclimates to there fleet of cars in London.

I assume that Addison lees also keep a professional eye on tyre pressures and down time from puncture repairs. This attached article gives you an idea of how the company reduced the costs by fitting Michelin Crossclimate+ tyres to there London fleet.

Eric Roberts

Addison Lee has reduced its annual tyre bill by 20% after adopting a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy.

Source: Addison Lee unlocks 20% tyre saving with Michelin | General News

Michelin Tyres Investing-pumped up with £4.5m boost for Dundee factory – The Scotsman

Michelin Tyres Investing
Michelin Tyres Investing

Michelin Tyres Investing

Firstly, this is great news for the Dundee and Scottish economy. As a result, any new investment should be grabbed with both hands. Indeed, this investment cannot be underestimated. Of course, with the onslaught of globalisation.

As a result, the giant French tyre makers are restructuring their other tyre plants in Stoke-On-Trent and Ballymena in Northern Ireland. Thus modernisation of its logistics and warehousing in Stoke. Also, running down of the Ballymena factory by mid-2018.
The proposal to run down the truck tyre factory in Ballymena is said to be the results of a slow down in truck tyre usage in Europe. Of course, said to be caused by the financial crises of 2007.

Stating a figure of a decrease of five million tyres since that time. Tyre imports from China and other Asian countries have also doubled in size in recent years. making the tyre market a tough market to sell into. Modern tyre factories have exploded in recent year. Thus, flooding the market with an excess of millions of tyres. Including the truck tyre market.

Michelin Tyres Investing in Dundee Plant

Michelin truck tyres are in my opinion still the best quality in the world. However, hauliers profits are being squeezed all the time. Hence, committing them to buy cheap tyres for their truck fleets. As a result, premium tyre makers are suffering from the amount of tyres that they make and then sell. Tyre building machines at Ballymena. Are not capable of making the high tech tyres. The amount of investment required to upgrade the plant is prohibitive, particularly at a time when that capacity is not required. So closure was imminent.

The good news is that Michelin are investing in the car tyre plant in Dundee.

Tyre manufacturer Michelin is getting £4.5 million of public cash as part of a £16.5m investment in its Dundee factory, the First Minister has announced.

Source: Michelin pumped up with £4.5m boost for Dundee factory – The Scotsman

Michelin Cross climate short test-UK winter 2016 – YouTube

Michelin Cross climate short test

Michelin Cross climate short test

A good video about the very popular CrossClimate by Michelin. This is different to an all-weather tyre. Hence, Michelin say it is a summer tyre with winter tyre capabilities. Thus, the CrossClimate is well worth a try.

Michelin Cross climate short test

Eric Roberts