Pirelli Snowcontrol 3- Winter tyres new addition from Pirelli Tyres

Post Updated 5th Jan 2014

These Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 tyres also have a special directional tread pattern with wide central grooves that to optimise pitch sequence that enables them – new from Pirelli Tyres

Pirelli Snowcontrol 3

Pirelli tyres have brought out this new winter tyre the Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 to try boost its standing in the winter tyre market. The giant tyre company has good standing in the home market in Italy, but slips behind in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Pirelli tyres  have brought out a next generation of winter tyres the Pirelli Snowcontrol 3, to follow in the footsteps of the of the snow control 2.

This new tyre has the advantage of having a greener credential than its predecessor. Most of the leading tyre makers are now going down this line, as most tyres are made of large amounts of oil based materials, but the shift is now to use materials that are not petroleum based but use other types of oils that are much more environmentally friendly.

This Pirelli Snowcontrol 3  winter tyres from Pirelli are classed as Eco-compatible and will have a minimal impact on the environment, without effecting the  performance.

These Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 tyres also have a special directional tread pattern with wide central grooves that to optimise pitch sequence that enables them  to be much quieter and reduce much of the road noise that were once synonymous with winter tyres that were once a stumbling block for many motorists. In fact this tyre already complies with the new 2012 EU directiveon the lowering of road noise it I also perfect for use in mild and extreme weather conditions, anything that the European winter can throw at us.

For further reading about Pirelli tyres…

Pirelli Snowcontrol 3

Pirelli tyres ready to go

The Winter Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 offers greater traction on snow and ice while also improving grip in dry conditions, thanks to its wide lateral channels and directional tread pattern.

Pirelli has extended its range of seasonal tyres in order to meet the needs of a market that increasingly prefers products that ensure a low environmental impact and lower fuel consumption, but without sacrificing safety and comfort.

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.

Cheap Car Tyres online-More market players make it more complicated?

 

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online;Better quality mid-range tyres such as Kumho are now getting more popular due to the new tyre rating labels.

Post Updated 5th Jan 2014

Cheap car tyres online

In the Cheap Car Tyres online market right now there are hundreds of brands that most people have never heard of, names with Chinese sounding names such as Ling Long and Jinyu  are now part of the Global tyre market. Most of these are of coarse classed as cheap budget car  tyres and most probably are at the lower end of the quality line, but there are “horses for coursers” and the cheap economy ones have a role to play in the massive tyre markets of Europe and the USA. It is however time to point out that because of the economic turn-down, the larger companies are pruning their prices and competing with these lesser known brands. At the moment you can buy good mid-range brands that will probably give you better mileage for just a few pounds or dollars above the economy brand. I am thinking of names like General Tyres , an excellent tyre made here in the EU, another one is from the Japanese tyre company, and Apollo Tyres have some good online offers at the moment. So just shop around online a find some great products for just a small percentage price higher…Eric Roberts. Pellon Tyres Halifax UK.

For further reading about cheap car tyres online…

Cheap Car Tyres online

Cheap Car Tyres online; Look for quality such these General tyres made by Continental tyres

“So, you want to find Cheap Car Tyres online? Getting new ones for your vehicle is something that you must do every few years or so. You will likely want to save as much money as possible. The thing to be aware of is the fact that sometimes cheaper car tyres are not the greatest ones to buy. The good news is that you can find some cost efficient tyres out there that will fit into your pocket, but will still offer you high quality and durability”...Nick McCracken

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.

 

Waste Battery Recycling-Dispose of Old Batteries safely in Your Own Area

Post Updated 5th Jan 2014

Waste Battery Recycling;Dispose of your old batteries safely

This post is about Waste Battery Recycling and the right thing to do when disposing of your old battery. It does not really matter which type of battery that are disposing of, but for now i really mean your old

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Waste car and tuck batteries ready to go for recycling almost 95% of these will be recycled a fact that not many people know outside the battery industry an excellent achievement.

golf,scooter,mobility,ups and car batteries. What most people do not know is that these types of battery are re-processed and go for Waste Battery Recycling . Almost all these batteries can be made into brand new ones. If you buy your battery from the internet then you will probably have to dispose of the old one yourself, or if you are a disabled person you should ask a relative or friend to dispose of the old battery for you. We find that for some reason our customers want to save their old battery, but they deteriorate even further with age and really should be got rid of. You will find that your old batteries will be accepted at your nearest council Waste Battery Recycling plant or licensed scrap metal dealer, you or a friend can take them there and they will be taken care of and then will be re-processed into new ones, job done!www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

For more reading about batteries re-cycling

“While it can be easy to just consider throwing your old battery into the trash, its actually against the law. Most of the UK requires that Waste Battery Recycling should be done through a safe means of disposal. Usually this means taking them back to the store where you purchased them, or finding another available waste disposal. Currently less than 25% of used ones are returned using a safe disposal method, which does actually harm the environment through landfills and other trash disposal”. Andalay High Performance Solar Power Systems … Currently less than 25% of used batteries are returned using a safe disposal method, which does actually harm the environment through landfills and other trash disposal
At the moment 95% of waste battery products are re-processed into new ones. These are from the ones that safely make it to the re-processing plant. Some are discarded or just dumped, but the battery re-processing rates are in fact getting higher and higher, which is a great attribute to the industry, from cradle to grave so to speak.

Eric Roberts

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

Waste Battery Recycling

Waste Battery Recycling;Old battery discarded on a beach

related products that will help my business.

 

Avon Tyres British GT-Championship Practice 2 …

Avon Tyres British GT Championships

Avon tyres are one of the oldest tyres made in Britain. Avon has been manufacturing top quality tyres since as early as 1904, they make tyres for all sorts of cars and motorbikes, vans

Avon Tyres British GT

The guy in the picture is skimming the slick Avon tyres to remove pieces of grit from a previous race. This is because the tyre compounds are so soft that they easily get embedded with debris from the circuit.

and even trailers. And over the many years that Avon has been making tyres, they have undoubtedly proved themselves not only on the road summer and winter tyres but also on the racetracks of the world, on two wheels with their excellent motorcycle tyres as well as four wheels.Today, Avon Tyres British GT experience in tyre making is combined with the very latest design and manufacturing technology. Add in a rigorous  testing regime and you can see why Avon are making products of unparalleled quality and long standing ability. So if you’re after winter tyres that can confidently shrug off the winter weather, tyres that help make driving a pleasure rather than a chore, ask for Avon tyres. Avon Tyres have a nation wide supplier chain and we at Pellon Tyres here in Halifax are Avon dealers for our area.

Avon Tyres British GT motorsport

“In the grueling world of motorsport, endurance racing is one of the toughest disciplines of all. For an hour or more at a time, the drivers must race at the limits of their cars’ performance, yet mustn’t push so hard that they over-stress mechanical components . As official  supplier to the British GT Championship, Avon Motorsport fully understands the importance of ‘going the distance’; that’s the result of more than 50 years in top-flight motorsport and why Avon Motorsport’s  are used in more than 150 race series around the world”Avon tyres http://www.avon-tyres.co.uk/car/avon-tyres-british-gt-championship

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 Avon Car Tyres online from our website 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.

 

Avon Tyres British GT

Avon tyres are enjoying another great season supporting the Avon Tyres British GT championships now in 2014. At Snetterten this weekend a great days racing was enjoyed by a big crowd, helped on by a beautiful sunny day. I took this picture of Rick Parfait junior on the podium with a 3rd place sporting his Avon tyres race cap. Rick bears the name of his famous farther from Status Quo  who often comes along to support his son.

Mercedes Continental Tyres-Mercedes-Benz India associates with Continental Tyres | ANI News

Mercedes Continental Tyres

Mercedes Continental Tyres

Mercedes Continental Tyres

Of course, this joint venture comes as no surprise to me? It is a well known partnership in Germany. By having your tyres fitted to new cars. Naturally, brings in new revenue . Hence, when the first tyres eventually start to be replaced. As expected, certain percentage of drivers will fit the same tyres as they have on their new cars.

Therefore, this gives Continental tyres a small foothold to add to its other sales in India. A natural move by these two German based companies.

Eric Roberts

New Delhi [India], Feb. 10 (ANI): Mercedes-Benz India, a luxury car maker, announced its association with Continental Tyres to offer a range of ‘Mercedes-Benz Approved Tyres’. The association with Continental Tyres is pivotal in introducing

Source: Mercedes-Benz India associates with Continental Tyres | ANI News

Nissan Figaro Cars-Getting More Popular-Only 20,000 made

 Post Updated 25th Jan 2014/27th march 2016

Nissan Figaro Cars;All imported cars from Japan

Nissan Figaro Cars;We all must have all seen these tidy little mainly green cars driving around our roads in the last year or two. At first, I thought they were some sort of old Renault’s, but I found out what they were when I called into a garage that buys their tyres from us in Oxenhope West Yorkshire UK.

The car was in for an MOT Test and was on their ramp awaiting inspection. I was really pleased that I could now discover what the vehicle was, it was a Nissan Figaro. This car was first introduced in Japan at the 1989 Tokyo motor show and was based on the Nissan Micra. The car only came out in four colours, Topaz Mist, Pale Aqua, Lapis Grey and Emerald Green. To date, I have only seen the Emerald Green cars here in Yorkshire.

At first, the car came under a special project name as “back to the future” at a special place is known as the Pike factory and at first, only 2000 were produced in Topaz Mist and these cars were extremely rare. The final production reached about 20,000 cars which by today’s standards is a very small amount of cars indeed. At first, the cars were entered in a kind of lottery and the winners were able to buy one, sounds like a good idea to me, wish I could do that with my tyres ?.

Specialist dealers now sell these cult cars

Nissan Figaro Cars

Nissan Figaro for MOT Test

These Nissan Figaro Cars do not carry the Nissan Dealers name but display the type “Figaro”and are rapidly becoming the car to have, they have very clean looks and one can be seen at the beginning of TVs “The Andrew Marr Show”. They were designed by a Japanese designer Shoji Takahashi who later won a design award for his design. An excellent  owners club has now been launched with an extract from their website. 

“The only visible Nissan badge is in the shape of a fleur de lys on the bonnet and the car itself appears to date from the late 1950s or early 1960s – it’s all curves and chrome (the lighting units, the grille, the bumpers, hinges, handles) and is finished off with elliptical white wing mirrors (rather like the ones later used in the design of the ‘new’ Mini Cooper). The Nissan Figaro Cars is a convertible, with a sliding soft-top that folds neatly into the trunk so as not to spoil the natural lines of the vehicle. Even the hubcaps are distinctive – white and chrome and reminiscent of Polo mints”...http://www.figaroownersclub.co.uk/#/about-the-figaro/4529781952

For further information please click the link bellow

 

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 tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk 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 a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Waste Tyre Road Revolution-Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC): Green Roads

Waste Tyre Road Revolution

Waste Tyre Road Revolution   Rubberized asphalt concrete (RAC) is a proven road paving material that has been used in California since the 1970s. It is made by blending ground tire rubber with asphalt binder which is then mixed with conventional aggregate materials. CalRecycle promotes RAC because it is const-effective, safe, and environmentally friendly.

Waste Tyre Road Revolution

This came as large surprise to me? the fact that waste tyre rubber has been mixed with road asphalt. Hence, to lay and repair new roads.Accordingly we have started running road trials here in the UK. Of course, I dont want to be an old grump? but California City have been using this system since 1970. Why not just trust the findings from California???.

Waste Tyre Road Revolution

Experimental road surface including waste tyres.

Eric Roberts.

Source: Rubberized Asphalt Concrete (RAC): Green Roads

Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation Keep your car Fit for the Winter

Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation;Unipart winter products for winter preparation of your car

Winter will bring you plenty of problems for your car, as well as long frustrating moments in the morning due to car troubles. Therefore you should consider a Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation, well before the winter season in order to avoid the troubles that could affect your car. The adverse road conditions during winter will cause delays and could leave you stranded. The cold weather during the winter will increase your risks of winter related problems when traveling. A little preparation on your car before the winter will help you to take off a big headache from your mind during the season.

  • Pay attention to your antifreeze:Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation
  • The antifreeze plays an important role of your car’s protection against a cold climate. A normal car consists of a solvent that has 50 percent water and 50 percent antifreeze in it. These percentages can vary with different temperatures, the colder the climate the less the antifreeze should be diluted, so you should pay some extra attention to them before the winter. If you do not have the mechanical knowledge to check it, you can take your car to the local Unipart (UCCC) service center. Then the mechanics in the service center will check it for you using a special hydrometer and you won’t have to pay them any money as it is a free service. The mixture should be at its full level and if your car has any problems, such as a leaking radiator then the mechanics will repair it for you.
  • Inspect the tyres:
  • You can gain plenty of advantages by having good winter tyres on your car. We recommend Apollo winter tyres. A good set of tyres will assist you to travel on the winter roads without any issues. The condition of the roads change during winter and it is a must for you to have a good set of tyres to get rid of the snow and rain on road. The depth and the pressure of the tyre should be in optimum level. The freezing air particles contract during the winter season and that will reduce the pressure of your tyres. So, it is a must for you to check the condition of your tyres before winter. If possible buy winter tyres or pop into your local Unipart depot for a free tyre check.
  • Check your battery condition:
  • Your battery has the ability to perform many operations on your car. You will need to use some extra power from your car during the winter months because of the long dark nights and freezing weather and a good quality battery will assist you with that. Therefore you should make sure that your car battery is performing at a healthy condition before the winter. Once again your local Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation, Autocentre will be able to give a free battery health check. Batteries can also be bought online at www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk
  • Replace your wipers use the best quality Unipart wipers:
Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation

Unipart Car Care Centre Winter preparation;unipart car care centre sign

  • You will have to experience snowfalls throughout the winter season. Therefore the wipers on your car will have to do a tough job and it is recommended to replace them for a better wiping. There might be cracks in the rubber blades of your car wipers, which will cause unevenness during the winter season. Therefore you should replace them to get rid of the snow and ice during winter.
  • Pay attention to your windscreen water fluid:
  • A lot of dirt and dust will be settled on your windscreen during the winter. Therefore you should pay some extra attention to clean them and the windshield will take care of that. However, you should maintain the washer fluid at the optimum level for the windshield to perform well. Also make sure that you have a strong solution of screen wash in your water bottle if you are not sure your local Unipart depot will check this for you free of charge. And finally always keep a can of de-icer in your car and do not go for the cheapest brand, as they are usually diluted down and you use more in the long run.

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 tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk 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 Eagle Efficientgrip Car Tyre Online | Goodyear India

Goodyear Eagle Efficientgrip

Goodyear Eagle EfficientgripCheck out GoodYear Eagle Efficientgrip Car Tyre Online at GoodYear India. See GoodYear Eagle Efficientgrip Car Tyre specifications, tyre sizes, features & benefits.

Goodyear Eagle Efficientgrip

The popularity of the new Goodyear tyre, “the efficientgrip” has quickly spread around the world.

Source: Goodyear Eagle Efficientgrip Car Tyre Online | Goodyear India

Apollo Winter Tyres-Saved the day on a recent drive down to France?

Warning Most areas in France DO NOT grit the roads, so be prepared?  it DOES SNOW I almost got caught out?

Apollo Winter Tyres; were only fitted the week before

Apollo Winter Tyres-One of the latest winter tyre makers to enter the UK tyre market is Jinyu tyres. The last winter I thought I would try them out and so fitted a set before we embarked on a long drive (800 miles) to South West France.

Last winter in February, my wife and I went to the South West of France to take our daughter back to a teacher training school. We went in our old Audi A4 but as stated we fitted Apollo Winter Tyres to try out and boy did we need them ?. I fitted Apollo Winter Tyres to try them out and they were fantastic. We woke up from our hotel on route to find 10 inches of snow had fallen over night and the temperature was -17 Celsius.

Apollo Winter Tyres

Audi A4 in France with Apollo Winter Tyres

The hotel car park was on a slope and after breakfast we saw all the other guests struggling to exit the hotel car park, in fact they were not moving at all. I could not wait to try my new tyres out . All the roads were covered in 10 inch of snow that had just blown down from Russia, (according to the French television weather guy), In France they do not panic to clear the snow like we do here in the UK, but tend to leave it to hard pack, the only roads they clear at first are the motorways.

We still had a journey of 200 miles ahead of us in a total white out. We boarded the Audi and set off to Perigueux in South West France. I started driving at a very steady speed but to my amazement the car just strolled through the 10 inch of snow effortlessly. The Apollo Winter Tyres worked wonderfully in the thick snow. Winter tyres have silica added into their compound so that they do not loose their flexibility in temperatures bellow freezing, this keeps the whole tread onto the road surface and gives a better grip, the same also applies in wet weather and thats why winter tyres can take every thing that winter can throw at them.

Apollo Winter Tyres

winter tyres ready to go are also on sale at Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK

The Apollo Winter Tyres were superb, the only thing we had to worry about were the other drivers skidding all over the place on their summer tyres. We even stopped to pick up a French guy who found himself stranded in the blizzard in a very hilly area and dropped him off in his home town about 10 mile further on .

 Excellent Jinyu winter tyres

 We finally reached our destination thanks the excellent tyre especially Apollo Winter Tyres and made the return journey in complete safety whilst most other drivers either kept off the roads or were skidding about. A true first rate experience with winter tyres.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Cheap Car 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.