038 Lucas Battery- And New Tyres for This Wolsley Elf Mini

 038 Lucas Battery and Tyres that we fitted  were 145X10

I am totally amazed at the number of classic cars that are still on the today I thought that the time I reached my sixties, all these cars would have disappeared, but how wrong can you 038 Lucas Batteryget.

When Spring arrives all these old cars come out of their garages and are proudly driven about by their owners. This is when we see these cars in my garage, not a week will go by without us seen at least two classic cars having new tyres fitted or a new battery fitted or delivered from our internet site.

038 Lucas Battery

Triumph Spitfires are fitted with 038 Lucas Battery

The most popular battery this year has been the 038 Lucas Battery. This is the battery that was the big seller in the late sixties and early seventies, it fitted most British Leyland cars including the Wolsley Mini as  well as Vauxhalls and Hillmans. The 038 Lucas Battery fitted such cars as all the Mini Cars and 1100,s Vauxhall Vivas, Hillman Imps and many more. Many other models including the Triumph Spitfires also used the 038 Lucas Battery, making the battery very popular, even today.

Many of the older models were fitted with a 6volt battery system, which we still sell today. There is only one company that makes the 6 volt casings and this is in South Africa. They export this battery to all over the World where it is labelled up by many companies including Tungstone batteries and Numax batteries.

Back to tyres ?

038 Lucas Battery

Wolsley Elf having its new tyres fitted

However this week we were honored to have a Rolls Royce Wraith and this Mini visit us the Mini was owned by a local retired business man from Sowerby up in the hills next to Halifax, who called in to buy two front and have the wheel alignment corrected.

Anyhow the tyres were fitted and the wheel alignment carried out and of the car went. I cant wait for next week to see what the next classic car comes through the doors.

www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk

Eric Roberts

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

Bridgestone Jaguar Tyres-celebrates finishing new Jaguar XJ220 tyres with a documentary film

Bridgestone Jaguar Tyres

Bridgestone Jaguar Tyres

Consequently, One of the greatest cars ever made is the Jaguar XJ 220. Unfortunately, many of the car experts, did not like the car and were very disappointed when the car fist came out. The new Jaguar came out fitted with a V12 engine. As a result, the engine was mounted at the rear . making the car suitable for racing use. Indeed a version of the XJ 220 the XJR 9 . Went on to win the prestigious Le mans 24 hr race .

This has been a special project for Bridgestone tyres . Although Bridgestone Jaguar tyres are available for all Jaguars tyre needs. Then the development of tyres for the XJ 220 was to become a special project. In fact it was stated that no profit was to be made on the sale of these tyres.
The XJ’s  tyres were originally the sizes of 255/45zr17 and 345/35zr18 and could cope with the cars top speeds of over 200 mph. Consequently, owners of these cars could not buy new tyres, as they were not made and unavailable.
As a result of the tyres being unavailable then Bridgestone have now started to make the tyres available again.

After months of development, Bridgestone has finished creating new tyres for Jaguar’s iconic 1990s supercar, the XJ220. The tyre manufacturer partnered up with Jaguar specialist Don Law Racing to create new rubber for the turbocharged supercar, the British firm also supplied the original pre-production car that Jaguar originally used for testing.

Source: Bridgestone celebrates finishing new Jaguar XJ220 tyres with a documentary film | Evo

Noisy Car Brakes-Nice Red Citroen DS3 Pulls in with a Grinding Brakes Problem?

Post Updated 6th Jan 2014

I was surprised to see this nice red car with Noisy Car Brakes   .

Been the owner of a busy garage has many” ups and downs”. One of the more nicer and pleasant aspects of the job is to see the the number of different cars and car models that would appear in any given week.

This past week has seen cars as diverse as a Rolls Royce Wraith ( which was one of only 220 cars produced) to a Wolsey Hornet Mini from the late sixties, not counting the everyday cars such as Ford Fiestas and VW Golfs.Noisy Car Brakes Early on in the week we had a car made by Citroen, the DS3 call in to us with Noisy Car Brakes. The was in my favorite  colour a very bright red, ( I love red cars). We put the citroen car with the Noisy Car Brakes on a ramp and removed all the wheels to check the Noisy Car Brakes, and sure enough the front pads were worn down to the metal and the friction from having “metal to metal” had also damaged the front discs. The rear brakes were cleaned and checked and were good for further use.

We contacted the customer and was given the go ahead to replace the brakes

Because we are a Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC) we fitted Unipart Car Brakes , this meant that the customer was getting good quality brakes with a nation wide guarantee. The Noisy Car Brakes job was completed and the customer went on his way, but I took a couple of pictures because I am a great fan of the Citroen DS3.The colours are very bright and modern looking with a choice of 11 colours and four different roof colours, you can even have colour coded alloy wheels and also different carpet designs.There is also a sports version known as the D-Sport which comes with Blue-tooth and climate control. The car also include 17 inch alloy wheels, the one I looked at came with Yokohama tyres and looked great. They also come out with additional body modifications and really look very stylish.

Noisy Car Brakes

Noisy Car Brakes DS3 brakes” new and old disks”

This car in my opinion is a great tribute to the New Citroen DS3 designers, who had to compete with the BMW Mini and the great little Fiat 500.

More reading…

The DS3 is the first in a range of very different Citroen models that put the emphasis on style and personality, along with strong performance and driver appeal. With its stylish look and compact size, it’s easy to see why so many comparisons have been drawn with the popular MINI and Fiat 500. msn cars

And also..

“The engine combines strong low-rev performance – 110bhp at 3600rpm and 199lb ft at 2000rpm, enough for a sub-10.0sec 0-60mph time – with a claimed 62.8mpg (combined cycle) and 118g/km of CO2 emissions, which sees annual road tax costing just £20…”EVO

This article was written 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 New Brake 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 Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

Goodyear G800+S Tyres-advert from 1977 and up to date tyre developments

Goodyear G800+S Tyres

Goodyear G800+S Tyres

Goodyear G800+S Tyres steel radial would have been one of the first tyres to compete with Michelin tyres

for steel belted radial tyres that give the driver a good mileage and also good grip in the wet. Goodyear did have some teething problems when the Goodyear G800+S Tyres first came out. The steel belts were not protected against oxidizing correctly with non corroding metals such as copper or brass as the Michelin tyres had perfected this procedure and were having no such problems. This was eventually corrected, I think with the help of Michelin and the Goodyear G800+S Tyres became a very popular tyre and was sold mainly through the Tyreservices outlets simply because Goodyear owned them.    This tyre was evolved with Goodyear’s Grand Prix racing tyres playing a part in the Goodyear G800+S Tyres development. This is now common place amongst today’s tyre companies with Bridgestone tyres of Japan been the latest to be involved in F! racing.           

Since this post was written Goodyear and Dunlop have joined forces and become one large company. Goodyear like many of the large tyre companies are constantly coming out with new tyre products each one slightly better than the next,(so they say).

The latest tyres to come out are the Efficient grip range of summer tyres. These tyres are a range of fuel saving tyres due to modern construction and compound mixes. The Vectra 4 Seasons is their latest all-weather tyres and the winter tyre range is made up of eight different Ultragrip tread designs.

Goodyear like other leading tyre companies have also come out with a Run Flat tyre.

As one of the founder tyre companies every one of Goodyear’s tyres have  more than a hundred years of safety-driven research and development behind them. Goodyear state that they are  committed to making drivers feel good, through products that are safer, longer lasting and better for the environment.

With Goodyear G800+S Tyres, you get a great  performance and peace of mind as standard.

This Goodyear tyres post was written by Eric Roberts

 

Michelin versus Budget Tyres- Planned obsolescence is ‘quite developed’ in the European tyre market

Michelin versus Budget Tyres

Michelin versus Budget Tyres Michelin versus Budget Tyres

Michelin versus Budget Tyres

As a result ,of reading this along with other similar articles. Then I could not believe what came out from the giant french tyre company. Michelin of course. Consequently, many of the large tyre companies are now manufacturing tyres. That have a tread area that finishes at 3 mm. Of course, when I say finishes. Then I am talking about the fact that when the tyres get down to the 3 mm limit then the tyre sipes stop.

Therefore, this means that at 3 mm then the tyre is virtually “bald”. There are no sipes to drain away the water . Especially, on the Continental tyre range.

To me it is a no brainer. As a result, cars are getting bigger with the advent of the SUV and Crossover ranges of vehicles. Tyre sizes are also getting bigger and more technical tread variations are added all the time. So when it comes to premium versus budget tyres what should we expect?

Michelin versus Budget Tyres


Firstly, Michelin are of course a premium brand of tyres. Secondly, the budget tyres are primarily made in China. Premium tyre makers strive to make the best tyre products that they can . Inevitably, making the best products, using the latest developments and technology. Including sustained quality throughout the world tyre market.

Budget tyres are made for price alone. product manufacturing materials are usually pretty basic.Although I have no personnel experience, as I have never visited a Chinese tyre plant. However , I must say that we do sell budget tyres and they do a good job for the price . perhaps they do a bit less mileage . In general though we do not get many complaints.

Another consideration , is that premium tyres are also developed for different styles of vehicles . Some tyres are specific to a certain make of car. Budget tyres are however all made the same for whatever vehicles has that particular tyre size or of make of vehicle.

Many people may think they are saving money by buying budget tyres, and maybe they are in the short-term but in some cases any savings made by purchasing a budget tyre can be lost with lower fuel economy over the life of the tyre, or the loss of mileage, and that’s before you consider safety.

Michelin further re-affirmed its opposition to increasing minimum tyre tread depths (and of those that recommend changing tyres at 3mm) on 11 May when the company held a “The truth about worn tyres…

Source: Michelin: Planned obsolescence is ‘quite developed’ in the European tyre market : Tyrepress

Rolls Royce MOT-Beautiful Blue Wraith in for an MOT test

This Roller will probably be the nicest car that we have had in the garage for its This magnificent car was brought into my garage for an Rolls Royce MOT. We were very pleased to see such a fine specimen of a vintage Bentley Wraith.

Rolls Royce MOT

Rolls Royce MOT

This magnificent Rolls Royce Wraith  car a 1939 drop head coupe is one of only 220 in the World and was designed by a James Young and Company of Bromley London Later bought by Jack Barclay a London based Rolls Royce dealer. This magnificent car was brought into my garage for an Rolls Royce MOT. We were very pleased to see such a fine specimen of a vintage Bentley Wraith model. Although the new DVLA MOT Rules state that these cars do not have to have a Rolls Royce MOT any more, most owners still go through the procedure because of insurance purposes.

It was in 1931 that the then “Rolls-Royce company” bought out ” Bentley Motors” and the whole works were moved from the Bentley factory in Cricklewood London NW2 to Derby, in the North midlands of the UK.

Bentley cars that were produced there are were commonly referred to as the “Derby-Bentley s”. These cars were first introduced in 1933 and the first of these Bentley s that were made in Derby was simply known as the 3 1/2 Litre  and were very similar in design and looks to the Rolls Royce 20/25 that was made in the same year. The Bentley cars very soon became the more powerful and sporty versions of the  Rolls Royce. These 3.5 litre engined Bentley’s that was produced in Derby was not in the same technology class as the ones produced in Cricklewood, London.

In 1936 the Derby made Bentley’s and the new Rolls Royce were fitted with 4.257 litre engine with a four speed gearbox.

this vastly improved the cars performance giving the owner far more acceleration power and making the car feel very sporty to drive. These cars were made until the beginning of World war 2

Production lasted until the outbreak of World War II, with over 1200 examples produced many of these cars are still running today, like the fine example that was presented to us here in Halifax UK. More reading...http://www.coachbuild.com/index.php?option=com_gallery2&Itemid=50&g2_itemId=7787&g2_GALLERYSID=ca3cbacf38f4443917eafa41ebe53fba

This post was written and pictures taken by Eric Roberts...www.mot-halifax.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 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.

Goodyear Efficient Grip- Performance: A touring tyre with a B and an A label rating

Goodyear Efficient Grip

Goodyear Efficient Grip

The performance ratings shown on the label of Goodyear’s new touring tyre, from the Goodyear Efficient Grip range, are excellent: A for wet grip and B for rolling resistance (Have you heard about the new #tyre; #Goodyear Efficient Grip performance?

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear tyres have a new Goodyear Efficient Grip touring tyre

We at Pellon tyres here in Halifax sell many Goodyear tyres. The Goodyear efficient-grip is one of the most popular Goodyear tyres we have had the pleasure to fit.

Over the years we have fitted many Goodyear tyre products right back to the  G8 and the G800+s. All

goodyear efficient grip

Jackie Stewart was a Goodyear tyre tester and a strong advocate of the Goodyear brand.

these tyres were a very important step in the development of car tyres for the cars of each period of times.

Car designs and mechanical up-grades and performances have always had to kept up with by the tyre manufacturers, I remember the Goodyear Grandprix-S when front wheel drive cars were first hitting our roads, tyre tread design and construction was changing all the time to keep with the development of the modern cars.

This new Goodyear Efficient Grip is no exception, except this time the emphasis is on much greener and fuel efficient tyres. This new tyre a further development of the Goodyear Efficient Grip will be no different to the tyres produced in the past by this excellent tyre company, Goodyear tyres.

For the best  fuel efficiency for your car, it is very important that your make sure that your tyres are properly inflated. When you run your car on low tyre pressure it increases the rolling resistance and also has an effect on the wet grip performance. The weight of your car and your personal driving style can also make a big difference, we have all seen the “boy racer”, who flies everywhere at 100 miles an hour. Well little does he know it, but he will be using twice the amount of fuel as the steady driver who probably sticks to the speed limits  . The sensible person is said to be more aware of “Energy-efficient driving”, or “Eco-driving” which can significantly bring down your fuel consumption.

What is the reason for a tyre to be more fuel-efficient?

To put it simply, a  fuel-efficient tyre requires less energy to roll forward. The easier it is for the tyre to roll then it has a lower demand for fuel, since a lesser amount of energy is wasted on friction and heat from the road surface. This is usually referred to as  tyres with ‘low rolling resistance’, which  means the same thing.

How do the  fuel efficiency labels show thet tyres rating ?

  • Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a color-coded scale.
    A (green) is the  highest fuel  rating efficiency
    G (red) is the  lowest fuel rating efficiency
    and the Rating of D is not used for passenger cars.

What do these  ratings mean?

  • They mean fuel savings for the motorist, the difference between an A rating and a G rating can mean a lowering of fuel consumption by up to 7.5%. To put this in practical terms, buying an A-rated tyre instead of G-rated one could mean that you save  more than 6 litres of fuel every 1000 kilometers. And at an average cost of petrol at say £1.50 per liter, you could end up saving yourself more than £300 over the life of the tyres. These figures are on the Goodyear European web site and state that they based on an average cars consumption of 8 liters/100km, at a fuel price of £1.50/liter, and an average tyre mileage of 35,000 km.

Eric Roberts…www.pellontyres.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 Best Price Goodyear Efficient Grip 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.

See on www.rezulteo-tyres.co.uk

Tyre Safety Month Briefing 2017-Typical Part Worn tyre outfit that we now see throughout the UK.

Tyre Safety Month

Tyre Safety Month

The image below is of a typical part worn tyre outfit, that we can all see in our towns and cities. I cannot understand why our authorities are allowing this to happen. These people seam to have no respect for the laws regarding tyre safety and road safety. Hence, that have being campaigned for and then implemented here in the UK. Since cars were first invented.

Over the years I have been lucky enough to travel the world. As a result, I have seen some shocking things, in poor countries. Including people selling old and part worn tyres. This was very evident in Egypt . Small tyre shack (as I call them) were on nearly every street corner. So this is the comparison that I now make . These so called tyre traders are giving our country and tyre industry a bad name.

Of course, we all have the right to make a honest living . But at what cost to road safety? Also health and safety issues are at stake. In my local area we have had a few prosecutions for health and safety issues . Emanating from part worn tyre companies. My main bug is the way that these people stack up their old tyres outside the premises? the same as in the image. Thus, I can remember not too long ago when tyre dealers were chased after and indeed prosecuted for this very reason.

Tyre Safety Month

As far as I know it is illegal to store waste tyres outside the premises. Indeed we (and many other conscientious) tyre dealers have had to buy and use.a special container. Hence, to keep old tyres out of site. I know that there was once a controversy regarding exactly what a waste tyre actually was but according to the   Environment Agency this was clarified in the following document entitled:

Definition of Waste as Applied to Tyres. Put simply, a tyre is not waste if when it has been removed it is set aside to be refitted to a wheel immediately. Hence, almost all garages which remove worn tyres and collect them together, which is the industry norm, are causing all of the removed tyres to become waste, regardless of what is done with the tyres later because the “immediacy” requirement is violated.

I also know that as “generators of waste” we  have to have our waste collected by a “registered waste carrier”. Here is another helpful explanation from “Wrap”-

Collections of waste tyres from generators such as garages should be made only by organisations who are registered Waste Carriers. The registration process is simple and inexpensive, costing £136 for three years which then can be renewed for a further three years for £96. It is recommended that waste tyre managers also register as ‘brokers’ so that they can arrange for the collection and recycling of waste tyres without actually carrying out any part of the operation. There is no additional cost to register as a broker. Carriers/brokers are listed on the Environment Agency’s website Public Registers and Freedom of Information section.

Tyre Safety Month

I must emphasise at this stage, that i am not against people selling part worn tyres legally. There is a law governing the definition of part worn tyres. These are as follows courtesy of the NTDA web site

Under The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994 (reg.7.) which are part of the Consumer Protection Act, it is an offence for anyone to sell part worn tyres that do not meet the following principal requirements:

  • The structural integrity must not be compromised.
  • It should be free of large cuts, any bulges or lumps both internally and externally.
  •  No plies or cords should be exposed.
  • Tyres must have passed an inflation test prior to sale.
  • The original grooves must still be clearly visible in their entirety and must be to a depth of at least 2mm across the full breadth of the tread, around its entire circumference.
  • Part worn tyres which have not been re-treaded must clearly show the relevant ‘E’ mark alongside which ‘PART-WORN’ must be permanently and legibly applied in letters at least 4mm high.
  • These words cannot be hot branded or cut into the tyre.

To finalise, it makes me cringe when I see how these companies are operating. Worst of all when I see them being fitted to cars. Including taxis and taxi mini buses . Once again I have no problem with any person in the tyre industry who operates under the laws of our land . But this is becoming a disaster for tyre safety and the image built up over years of our industry.

Tyre Safety Month

TyreSafe continues to raise awareness of the potential dangers of buying part worn tyres and encourage drivers to consider only buying new with joint activities with Trading Standards as well as the media. This was most recently exemplified by a recent inspection carried out with Durham Trading Standards and the Sunday Mirror. The coverage was shared with the paper’s daily sister publication The Daily Mirror and can be found online.

Once again, the results showed a lack of competency among used tyre traders and a high proportion of non-.Tyre Safety Monthcompliance with the regulations governing the sale of part worns. Six of the seven tyres were non-compliant with the only legal example being 18 years-old.

Source: Tyre Safety Month Briefing 2017 – ericatpellon@gmail.com – Gmail

Goodyear Greener Tyres- introduce low rolling resistance tyres. A greener direction for Goodyear

Goodyear Greener Tyres

Goodyear Greener Tyres

Post updated  15/2/2014

Goodyear Greener Tyres introduces crouched undulatory negative taxis tyres.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear tyres are striving for a greener  tyre

Goodyear  are always looking for developing a much more environmental friendly product to be used to save energy by using alternative materials to fossil fuels, these types of products  are especially

Goodyear Greener Tyres

Goodyear have participated in motorsport for a number of years now, which is all part of their Goodyear Greener Tyres development program.

beneficial to the new families of electric cars that are for sale in the market today.

One of the main things that the Goodyear Greener Tyres company  (along with other tyre makers) is the development of the low rolling resistance ones. The latest one out now is the Goodyear Greener Tyres Efficient-Grip, which is a great improvement for the reduction of road noise and better wet grip on cornering.

This new tyre is expected to be used on the new generation of  Run-flats, to be used on electric vehicles. In my opinion the new ones will have to come in taller (overall diameter) and thinner,  a near reversal of the older trend of having them as fat as possible. Sizes like 235/35×18 may become a thing of the past on the electric and hybrid cars, reverting back to sizes like 125×15 but constructed with different materials may become common on these vehicles.

This type of tyre is the type that gave the Citroen 2CV, 60 mpg all those years ago and I am sure that this has not gone unnoticed to the Goodyear and Michelin companies.

Eric Roberts…pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Goodyear Tyre and Online Battery business now for some years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, 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 Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Spare Leisure battery-You Should Take Some Spare “LEISURE BATTERIES” On A Long Trip

Post Updated 9th Jan 2014

You need a Spare Leisure battery on land or at sea

When you think about it, it makes sense to carry at least one Spare Leisure battery with you, when you are traveling any sort of distance in your mobile home or touring caravan. I am sure that most sensible thing do is just that and take a Spare Leisure battery with you on their journey. I am of course talking about the people who go off religiously on their annual holidays and vacations,

Spare Leisure battery

As another update to this post i would like to mention the fact that many motor-home owners are now using solar panels to charge up their batteries and i think that this is a great move forward. A spare leisure battery would also be a good idea

touring on land or sailing the seas in their caravans, campervans , RV vehicles and boats.
The silver heads are the ones with the big budgets and have traded up to some wonderful and exotic vehicles that are the height of luxury , but large or small they all have one thing in common; that’s the fact that they all require a portable electric supply.
To keep up with the pace of the development of these vehicles, the manufacturing companies have come up with some great designs and powerful equipment for storing electricity. Our biggest seller at the moment is the 12 Volt Battery 110 amp maintenance free leisure battery that comes with its own carrying handle. This battery comes in single or double terminals, and comes in different shapes and sizes. This makes a great Spare Leisure battery?

The later makes it easy for connecting more than one  or connecting up other electrical items. They are available in a few brand names and comes sealed with a pressure blow off valve. This blow off valve makes them  leak proof but not totally sealed. This one is suitable for fresh water boats, but you would require a fully sealed AGM battery if you were using the boat at sea, this is because salt water and battery acid do not mix and if mixed they give off a poisonous gas.
Other leisure batteries are available and popular in 75 amp, 85 amp,and 100 amp sizes. The sizes depend on the room you have and also how much electricity you require to power your particular vehicle or boat, indeed not all travelers  need a 110 amp battery the other sizes are still very popular.
Going back to the Spare Leisure battery, it will help to ensure that boaters will not get stuck between ports, but remember make sure that you get the right battery for the water that you are sailing in, fresh or salt water. Acid

Just make sure that you  buy the correct Spare Leisure battery for the size of your RV or caravan, and make sure that you do not discharge it too much

Large motorhome ready to roll ?

from a battery will not mix with sea water and gives off poisonous gases.

Also whatever you are traveling in, make sure that you have a good charger, lack of charging,  is what causes many batteries to fail. If they are just not charged enough then the battery will  eventually  fail, this is where a Spare Leisure battery comes in.

There are many things that you need to keep in mind for you to find the correct marine batteries that is most suitable for the type of boat that you are going to be sailing in. One of the things that you have to decide on is whether to buy a portable battery charger or perhaps have one on board your boat all the time. You would not want to get stuck in the middle of the ocean waiting for help if your battery dies out, On board battery chargers will assure you that wherever you go a marine battery charger will always be available for emergency situations. A portable charger on the other hand is a great addition to any boat travel, as you can rest easy knowing that you have a backup if something happens to your on-board charger when dealing with dead batteries.

All the people who do there traveling on land do not have to worry about having to use AGM batteries or not,

Just make sure that you  buy the correct Spare Leisure battery for the size of your RV or caravan, and make sure that you do not discharge it too much, your Spare Leisure battery should not be discharged below 80% of its full capacity, this is thee reason that will cause a battery to fail and need replacing (Always keep a spare battery if possible). Leisure batteries can be bought online at great prices .
This article was written by Eric Roberts...www.vartabatteries-yorkshire.co.uk

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.