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

 

Pirelli Motor racing-Pirelli expect fewer pitstops in new-look F1 | Daily Mail Online

Pirelli Motor racing

Pirelli Motor racing

 

Pirelli Motor racing

The reason that I decided to put the image of this Pirelli P Zero tyre. Hence, is because in my opinion there is a link between the Fi racing tyre article and the development of tyres for regular passenger vehicles. Pirelli have spent billions of dollars. For the reason, of supplying F1 with their race tyres.

The information that Pirelli can get from taking part in motorsport, is invaluable. Especially, when you discover the number of compound changes that have been made. Thus, over the past few years. These compounds are all recorded and checked out in real life situations.

When a new type of tyre is required. As expected, in recent times. For the new breed of supercars, then Pirelli will and have come up with the new compound and tread design for this speedy class of car.

Eric Roberts Pirelli P Zero tyres 

Source: Motor racing-Pirelli expect fewer pitstops in new-look F1 | Daily Mail Online

How Replacement Front-Brakes Fitted

How Replacement Front-Brakes Fitted-This video explains what we do when replacing Discs and Pads

How Replacement Front-Brakes Fitted

2-How Replacement Front-Brakes Fitted

How Replacement Front-Brakes Fitted. This video gives our customers a good idea, about how we fit their brake discs and pads. Thus you can also, learn how to replace your brake discs and pads onto your own car. For this video then most cars will be similar to this Ford Ranger, that the work is demonstrated on. After watching this you will be able to change your own brakes and possibly save hundreds of Pounds. We do however recommend that you have such important jobs, such as brakes. Are carried out by reputable garages.

Discs and pads are probably one of the most common brake problems. Thus, this includes, brake jobs carried out here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax UK. The most common complaint from our customers, is a “grinding noise”. Of course, usually front the front of the car. The noise is sometimes terrifying, with customers abandoning their cars. because of this we very have to get the vehicle recovered and brought into our garage.

3-How Replacement Front-Brakes Fitted

The “grinding” is often caused by the brake pads.Consequently, these pads are so worn that they are down to the metal part of the pads.This causes the pads to grind together with the metal discs and make horrific noises. In most cases, it is a relatively simple job for us to carry out. We replace the old damaged brake parts, with brand new quality parts. Quality is important to us. Because we are members of Motor Codes. Motor Codes are now combined with trading standards. This ensures that our customers are supplied with the best service and parts. Customers have also a better complaints system. Thus this protects the consumer from faulty parts and workmanship.

If we are checking your brakes and come across any other problem with the brakes. Then we will contact the customer, with a new pricing quote. We will never carry out unauthorised work.

Eric Roberts

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Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice-Tyre advice for caravan and motorhome drivers.

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice- As we all know, summer is coming to an end. Therefore, this is the time of year that caravan and motorhome owners are heading back from their holidays. I am a regular traveller on the continent, especially France.

In my opinion, this is a good time to check your tyres, Naturally, before you park up for the winter. Albeit many motorhome owners carry on travelling all the year round.Especially, to the most southern tips of Europe. Where the weather is warmer that northern Europe.

Bridgestone tyres are also in the game of warning this category of vehicles about tyre care and fitting the correct tyres for their vehicles. Of course, I mean using the correct load ratings for the weight of their vehicles.

I have recently arrived back in the UK after spending a month in France. Thus, I was amazed at a large number of motorhomes that were still on holiday. The roads are full of them. Hence, this gives me more importance to advise the drivers about better tyre care.

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice

Check the age of your tyres, this tyre was made in the fourteenth week of 2011

The motorhome vehicle market has rocketed in recent years.Therefore, I think it is more important to pass on advice to first time owners of these vehicles.

Firstly I would recommend, that any caravan tyre should be replaced after ten years.This does not matter how good the tyre looks from the outside. Naturally, these tyres are well exposed to the elements.Especially sunlight. Sunrays, cause damage to the tyres, by damaging the carbon black. Carbon black is a natural substance; that is in the original tyre mix.

Bridgestone Caravan tyre advice

Caravan and motorhome tyres are affected by the weather. This manifests itself, in the form of cracking and crazy paving. As expected, these cracks will eventually start to get larger.Of course, the cracks pose a danger and safety problem and must be removed and replaced with new tyres.

The next important advice is to check the tyre pressures at regular intervals. Of course, you as the driver must check the pressures according to the correct “load ratings”.

We have all seen caravans and trailers leaning to one side with under-inflated tyres. Under-inflated tyres can and indeed do, end in the driver, losing control of the vehicle. Not a pretty site to see a caravan in piles at the side of the road?

Remember the correct tyre pressures for your vehicle, can be found in your owners manual. Also, make sure that you have valve caps fitted and the valves checked for leaking.

Here at Pellon Tyres, we are members of www.tyresafe.org.

Audi TT Hand-Brake failure- lady customers blue TT started creeping downhill?

Audi TT Hand-Brake failure

Audi TT Hand-Brake failure; The Audi TT has in the past had many problems with the handbrake. There have been several reasons for this issue.

Last week a good customer of ours told us that his daughter had parked her car on a slight slope while she went into the bank. When she returned, the car had moved down the hill about ten feet. Luckily for her, the cat had come to rest against a very high pathway edge.

She was kind of scared and reflected in her mind what could have happened?

His daughter was in her late twenties and worked as an insurance broker in Halifax UK. The family brought all their cars into my garage for servicing and repairs; this Audi TT was no exception.

The father then phoned us and told us the story. The first thing that we asked was “whether she had put the handbrake on at all?” He said that this was the first

Audi TT Hand-Brake failure

Audi TT Hand-Brake failure

the thing that she had checked.

The car finally arrived at the garage, and the young lady left it with us for the day. I often look at the particular forums on the internet. The Audi forum did come up with a few different problems associated with Audi TT handbrake failure problems.

Audi TT Hand-Brake failure

We put the Audi TT up onto a ramp and removed the wheels. Although the problem was with the rear handbrake, we always check all the cars brakes to be on the safe side. The car was registered in 2005 and was 1800 Turbo special edition. A 225BHP engine powered the car, giving a high performance.

Alex had the responsibility to repair this car. He set to work examining all the parts that make up the handbrake. Everything looked in good order and so Alex greased the moving parts and began to examine the discs and pads.

The brake discs looked in good condition, but Alex noticed that the pads had a shine on them. Shiny pads usually mean that they had “gone hard.”

We decided to fit a new set of pads as we suspected that this was the culprit. Alex completed the work and tested the handbrake on some of the steep hills that surround Halifax. He ran the car making sure the brakes were hot and checked the handbrake again.

Finally, another satisfied customer drove away into the sunset.

What Future for your Local Garage-New technologies could mean the Death of the local garage

What Future for your Local Garage

What Future for your Local Garage; I have always regarded myself as a guy with average intelligence. One of the things that I have not been enabling to get my head round is the future of the auto industry. As the owner of a small garage and family business. I am plagued by the speed of progress in both the computer industry and the connections with the relentless drive to electrify the car industry (EV vehicles).

Here in Halifax, the UK we service all makes and models of cars. It is noticeable, however, that we need more and more diagnostic equipment to enable us to

What Future for your Local Garage

Ryan Linton carrying out an engine management check.

carry out servicing and repairs.

I am not a technical person and only understand the basics of how the modern car engine and emission controls are connected and work. A computer system now runs Today’s modern cars. Car engineers had to come up with a system that transformed the combustion engine into a leaner and more fuel efficient cleaner vehicle.

The system that we now use enables us to connect to the cars computer with a connector. This is known as the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD). The OBD is the multi-pin port that is used to connect our equipment to your car’s computer, and it will read any code faults that mat exists. Then the necessary faults can be read and then rectified.

What Future for your Local Garage

 

At the moment all garages are protected by laws, here in the UK and the USA, this is as long as we are trained and can use the equipment. Car manufacturers will by law have to give any new and relevant information out to the rest of the industry.

Up to now, I have seen no problems. Except that, we always have to update our machines to keep up with changes made by the car manufacturers. I suppose you could say that this is just progress?

We all know that the speed of the internet and mobile applications such as phones and satellite navigation systems have developed. Well, this where the auto industry sector will be developing shortly.

Furthermore, the new word is now “telematics” and the possibility of linking it with other things to do with ways of reading your cars computer information, through wireless means.

Telematics are now used in the black box’s that are fitted to monitor young drivers and reduce their insurance premium. As a result, these black boxes can inform the insurance company of everything that the car has been doing. A sort of spy in the cab.

Most of all, this technology along with a new system of monitoring the cars security will be known as the  Vehicle Station Gateway (VSG). This VSG along with Unified Gateway Protocol (UGP), will do exactly that?

What Future for your Local Garage

This new concept will be able to link your car to any designated garage with the correct equipment. As a result, this will support driverless cars and also intelligent transportation systems. Full information will be available, about the condition of your car. Including, where you have been and where you are going. This knowledge will be available to more that one organisation. It will not surprise me if this is not coordinated to deal.  With terrorist movements as we will all be tracked when driving around.

Consequently, our only chance for survival as a small garage will be if the special tools become affordable. Furthermore, it will be important for the law to support us so that we will be able to keep up with the new technologies that will be bombarding us.

See also  http://standards.sae.org/j1962_200204/    http://www.motor.com/newsletters/20150720/WebFiles/20150720_ID_TelematicsTaskForce.html