Michelin Rally Tyres-C3 claims stage win on Col du Turini : Rallye-Info.com

Michelin Rally Tyres

Michelin Rally Tyres

Michelin Rally Tyres

Rally news, photos, forums and statistics – simply a great community of dedicated rally fans.

Therefore, more reading-

Source: C3 claims stage win on Col du Turini : Rallye-Info.com

Corsa Servicing-Costly Service on this unsuspecting Corsa VXR ?

Post updated 10th May 2014

Cars engine was not running, so the customer just thought it needed Corsa Servicing?

Last week we had an interesting call from a young guy who thought that his Vauxhall Corsa was not running that well and he thought it needed a Corsa Servicing. The guy booked the car in and turned up to leave the Corsa VXR for the Corsa Servicing.

When our technician Andy took the vehicle for a road test he was shocked to find that the engine was not running properly and needed more than Corsa Servicing doing to it.

On further examination he diagnosed that the car had chronic engine failure.

This car the VXR is a very fast front wheel drive sport hatch and will do 0 to 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds. The car was extensively tested by Top Gear and the revue can be seen on the attached link

http://www.topgear.com/uk/vauxhall/corsa-vxr/road-test/n%C3%BCrburgring-driven

We were very surprised to find such a problem and scoured the internet to see if the problem was a common fault. To our surprise only a few people had problems on the forums that we looked at and in general the car was getting good revues.Corsa Servicing

The car is powered by a 1.6 turbo charged engine and the only thing we could do was to give him a price and start to strip the engine down. Andy our mechanic loves this type of a challenge and engines are just a small part of the work that we carry out here at Pellon Auto-centre in Halifax. Sure enough the engine top and bottom half needed attention. The head was taken to our usual engine experts in Manchester were it was pressure tested and skimmed. Andy also found out that the car required new piston rings and cam shaft bearings, these were supplied by the Vauxhall dealers in Halifax after a two day wait the engine was re-built and fitted with a new turbo as this had also gone and needed replacing.

Engines are all part of the service

Corsa Servicing

Corsa VXR just came in for a service?

We think that this particular car was having problems before the young man had purchased the car and he had just been unlucky and what was just going to be a service turned out to be a costly engine job. The car goes better than ever now and he is safe in knowing that his car is covered by the Unipart Car Care Centre warranty anywhere in the mainland UK.

 To read a good revue about this car please click on to the link bellow.

 http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/vauxhall/corsa/vxr-hatchback/review

Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer Corsa Servicing 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 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 Motorcodes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship. 

 

 

diesel particulate filter Explained- Everything you need to know about DPF(diesel particulate filter)regeneration

diesel particulate filter Explained

diesel particulate filter Explained

diesel particulate filter Explained

To enable the car manufacturers to make diesel engines cleaner. Hence, they have to fit a DPF. This was introduced for diesel engined cars registered from 2009. The main aim of these filters is to further reduce diesel particulates by as much as 80%. Hence, this will be to satisfy the Euro 5 standard when it comes into force.

We here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax find that problems occur with blocked filters. Therefore, we are always attending to cars with warning light.Thus, to show up a blocked DPF. Diesel Particulate filters (DPF) or ‘traps’. Of course are there to catch or trap many of the bits of soot that the diesel engines tend to give off. This obviously makes the car more environmental friendly. As with any filter they have to be emptied regularly to maintain performance. For a DPF this process is called ‘regeneration’ – the collected soot is burnt off at very high temperature this  leaves only a tiny ash residue.

Eric Roberts

 

Source: Everything you need to know about DPF regeneration

BMW MINI TYRES- 3 Millionth Engine built in the UK.

BMW MINI TYRES

BMW MINI TYRES;Three million BMW Mini engines built in Hams Hall Birmingham UK

 Of course, the success story for the BMW Mini just goes on and on. Hence, you have only to look on our roads.Thus, to see how many of these excellent cars are on our roads. Consequently, the factory

BMW MINI TYRES

BMW MINI TYRES;BMW Mini in for a brake service

where the BMW Mini is made. Is the first plant to be built outside of Germany. Of course, and is a compliment to all the people in Birmingham. Hence, with its great tradition of building good quality cars.Naturally, by a good quality workforce.

The factory that builds the BMW Mini is about 800 strong. Of course, and is expected to increase in size in the near future.

Last year (2011) . The British factory produced around 1.3 million new cars. This is expected to rise in 2012. This is a fantastic result. Therefore, it is anticipated that the UK car market. Thanks to the BMW Mini Coupe, will be a net exporter of cars for the first time since 1976 a great achievement for the British car market and their workers.

We at Pellon Autocentre love servicing and working on the new BMW Mini Countryman. They are a pleasure to work on and they have become a large part of our car servicing daily life. We are also a part of Unipart Car Care Centres (UCCC) and can offer the best parts service and warranty to all the Mini owners.

An excellent article about the BMW Mini can be seen by clicking the link bellow.

BMW MINI TYRES

BMW MINI TYRES;bmw mini at a track day

http://servicingstopbmw.co.uk/bmw-models/bmw-bulids-3-millionth-engine-in-the-uk/

Pellon Tyre and Autocentre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

 

 

Vast majority of part worn tyres sold illegally-TyreSafe-UK Tyre Safety and Driver Awareness

part worn tyres sold illegally

part worn tyres sold illegally

Following the Local Government Authority’s warning and advice to motorists considering buying part worn tyres, TyreSafe is urging Britain’s motorists to be extremely vigilant if considering used and not new tyres.

part worn tyres sold illegally

Firstly let me say that I have nothing against selling part worn tyres. Hence, if they are “LEGAL” part worn tyres. Of course, I will explain what i mean? The crisis always starts at the end of an economic recession. Thus, buying part worn tyres is all part of drivers balancing household budgets. For some reason, tyres are not respected as a car safety item by all motorists.

Because of this tyres are one of those things that are put at the bottom of the pile. Accordingly, we in the tyre trade have seen this all this before. In fact the last time was in the 1990’s. The older tyre retailers amongst us will remember all the little bucket shops that opened up over night.as a result, selling second hand tyres. These people did not care about the condition of the tyres that they sold to the public. For this reason, the tyre trade protested adamantly.

Eventually, a new tyre law was introduced. This was to sift out the genuine second hand tyres from the rubbish that these back street tyre shops were selling. The new law was also monitored by the trading standards organisation. As expected the trading standards went around enforcing the law and many of these illegal tyre shops closed down and heavily fined.

part worn tyres sold illegally

Time has since gone by. Hence, with the next economic recession raising it’s ugly head in 2008. This triggered another spate of part worn tyre shops. This time they opened in mainly immigrant areas, along with the advent of car washes. Many of these bucket shops are run by young men who have never probably heard of tyre laws, including the one that regulates part worn tyres in 1995. Once again we in the tyre trade are up in arms. The public should be warned about these tyres that could have safety issues.

This Tyresafe.org article should be given to every driver.

Eric Roberts.

 

Source: Vast majority of part worn tyres continue to be sold illegally – TyreSafe – Promoting UK Tyre Safety and Driver Awareness

Michelin Bicycle Tyres-Singletrack Magazine-New 2017 Tyres From Michelin

Michelin Bicycle Tyres

Michelin Bicycle Tyres

Michelin Bicycle Tyres

I know that I do not normally write about bicycle tyres. naturally they are tyres are therefore are all related to other tyres. For this reason, and also the fact that many motorists now own bikes. Hence, I will include some interesting articles that I come across relating to bike tyres. Michelin tyres were the front runners in cycle tyre inventions. Of course, the Michelin brothers invented the cycle tyres and tubes way back at the beginning of the century.

Eric Roberts

Four new rubber lines coming our way this year.

Source: Singletrack Magazine | New 2017 Tyres From Michelin

Mobility Scooter Battery Care-Scooters become more popular to help the aged and disabled get about town

Mobility Scooter Battery Care

Mobility Scooter Battery Care; scooter batteries take off in Benidorm ?

 If anyone has been to Benidorm on the Costa Blanca recently. Then they can not help notice the amount of disabled and elderly people. Hence, that are riding around on mobility scooters. If you take Benidorm as a sample. So then the amount of people driving these vehicles must be enormous. These machines are all battery driven. So it came as no surprise when we at batteriesontheweb were contacted by a guy.Thus, to buy about a hundred mobility scooter batteries from us. We were happy to oblige. A deal was struck. Naturally, I did not realise the huge Mobility Scooter Battery Careamount of these vehicles. Thus, existed in places like Benidorm. In fact there were some machines that carried two people.As a result, one at the back and one in the front. Something that I have not seen before.

These scooter batteries are now highly sought after type of batteries, and people are looking for”cheap scooter batteries”. These are sealed AGM batteries which operate scooters for mobility purposes and require  Scooter Battery Care . Many elderly use these mobility scooter batteries.Hence, to power up their scooters or other mobility vehicles. In order to make their lives easier and more mobile. As in Benidorm. As the baby boom generation ages the demand for these type of cheap mobility batteries has increased tenfold. One of the best places to find online cheap mobility batteries has to be .www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk/shop/mobility-batteries. This website is an easy to navigate site that has mobility batteries for almost every type of mobility equipment around. From wheelchairs to scooters, this site has a battery for every type of apparatus you can imagine.Mobility Scooter Battery Care

Mobility Scooter Battery Care-Scooter batteries from Lucas and PowerSonic

Pellon Autocentre mobility store also has great cheap mobility batteries and help customers with advice about Battery Care . These batteries are high quality top of the line power cells that will get your scooter or wheelchair moving efficiently. We recommend Lucas and Powersonic and these can be purchased online with a next working day delivery or with a free delivery in West Yorkshire.

Eric Roberts

More Wet Tyre Testing Pirelli-Tyre supplier handed an extra test for wet tyres

More Wet Tyre Testing Pirelli

More Wet Tyre Testing Pirelli

More Wet Tyre Testing Pirelli

Pirelli will take to the track for two extra days of testing.Hence, having been granted additional time.For the reason of to run their wet weather tyres. Thus, before the 2017 season gets underway.

Source: Pirelli handed an extra test for wet tyres

Motorcycle Batteries Maintenance Tips-Look after your bike battery?

Motorcycle Batteries Maintenance Tips

Motorcycle Batteries Maintenance Tips

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This article  explains some of the pitfalls about buying a motorcycle battery. Motor cyclists should be careful when buying a new battery.But i do not want to be scare mongering. As long as you follow simple rules. Hence, it will be a perfectly safe operation to carry out. Your new battery can be bought at a cheap Motor-cycle battery price online. Thus, with a next working day delivery. Thousands of these batteries are bought online every year.Consequently, without any problems at all.

“Battery failure isn’t just inconvenient, it can often lead to dangerous problems. Before you take your bike far from home, learn what happened to Sarah.Anytime you take your motorcycle on a trip, you should make sure the battery is in optimum condition. If you have a typical, conventional battery, take a few moments to ensure that fluid levels are adequate before heading out. Remove the caps to see if the cells appear dry; if they are, add clean distilled water. Additionally, look for any signs of terminal corrosion and leaking acid, including tarnished chrome and faded paint.”If you aren’t confident in your ability to service a conventional battery, consider buying a sealed variety. These maintenance-free motorcycle batteries are ideal for people who like riding their bikes but don’t particularly enjoy using Batteries Maintenance Tips and working on them”

         Motorcycle batteries are very safe

Motor cycle batteries? which make or type?

The motorcycle battery market is flooded. Hence, with all sorts of makes and different types of batteries. Thus, it can be very complicated. Of course, I think that the best way to go about buying one of these batteries. Hence, is to keep the job as simple as possible. For this reason, by trying to replace the part number of the battery that you are replacing. So, like for like.

Differing manufactures are not such a problem, except that some motorcycle batteries come with differing part numbers, I was thinking of Varta and perhaps Bosch. A few years ago a European standard battery part number was introduced to try to make all the battery manufacturers use the same number, but this seems to have fallen apart and you can get three different numbers for the same battery.

The most common part numbers are on the Japanese bikes and will look like,”YTX9BS”; this to me is the most common type of battery. The European number found on a Varta will look like “53030”, so the numbers will differ depending where your bike is from. You will find though that most Japanese bikes will have the YTX9BS lettering, but BMW’s will have the 53030 Varta numbers.

In any case you will find it easier if you replace the battery that is fitted to your bike, will be best practice and unless you know what you are doing please don’t try to be clever and update or uprate the battery that you have fitted to the bike. 

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Eric Roberts

 

Get Your Tyre Size Right-What Do Tyre Sizes Mean-How To Read A Tyre Label

Get Your Tyre Size Right

Get Your Tyre Size Right

Get Your Tyre Size Right

With the advent of the internet. Hence it is even more important to get your tyre size right?

What I mean is, that most drivers who call into my tyre depot in Halifax UK, do not know their tyre size. Of course, some people have learned to do this and get it correct.

The problem comes when we have to order tyres from the internet, online. I must admit, that about 50/50 get it right or wrong, whichever way you look at this. As a result of this we always check the tyre size ourselves.Especially, the larger models of cars and SUV’s. Some cars have even got two tyre sizes fitted. The fronts are different to the rears.

However, videos like this one do explain about what to look for. Especially if you are buying online.

Eric Roberts.

Source: What Do Tyre Sizes Mean: How To Read A Tyre Label