Winter Tyres Safety Benefits

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres-Nokian Tyres’ 120th Anniversary – FleetPointFleetPoint

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres

Nokian Northern Winter Tyres

Of course Nokian are one of the world leaders in tyres. Especially winter tyres. So, manufacturing an excellent range of tyre products. In my opinion though, their winter tyres are second to none. offering different types of tyres for climates with different winter conditions.

For instance, here in Halifax in Northern England we have a mixed winter climate. So, in many winters we do have snowy conditions and certainly icy roads. Therefore it would be prudent to fit at least all-weather tyres for winter driving. However, I do believe that because of the the hilly terrain. Then full blown winter tyres are the answer for complete safety.

Nokian winter tyres fit the safety standards criteria

Dont get me wrong ? most tyre manufacturers make a very good winter tyre product. Fortunately for us, we are able to source almost any make of tyre within the same day. Up to the present time, Nokian have had a pricing structure on the expensive side. however, in recent years the famous tyre brand has become more and more competitive.

This brings the award winning tyres in line with other tyre manufacturers. So, making Nokian more competitive and easier obtainable. Sooner or later a better distribution system had to become a priority for the Finnish tyre company. After all they do claim to be the first tyre company to bring out a winter tyre. Specially for countries that have snow fall. Including us here in the UK.

So, a new distributor system was rolled out. Nokian offered this to Point-S members across the UK . Including here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK. As a result, we now keep a reasonable stock of popular winter tyre and all-season tyres stock of popular sizes. All things considered , we can also get a next day delivery of the massive diversity of other tyre sizes. of course from Nokians warehouse in Scotland UK.

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension
Nokian Tyres, the world’s northernmost tyre manufacturer, is celebrating 120 years in business. Innovative products, a trusted brand and a commitment to serving customers have given the tyre pioneer a strong position on the market. Since 1898, the company has grown into a world-class business that looks to the future ready to tackle the opportunities …

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Firestone Whitewall Tyres on this Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1 a Gem on Firestone Tyres

Firestone Whitewall Tyres

Finest Firestone Whitewall Tyres for this car

Firestone Whitewall Tyres

Superb silver cloud is sporting a new set of whitewall tyres from Firestone. These tyres are not the original equipment. Rolls Royce come out on Avon or Dunlop tyres, but the Firestone Whitewall Tyres sure look good.

One of the good things running a garage these days. As expected, you never know what car will turn up at any given time.

Today was no exception.Thus, we had a 1950’s Rolls-Royce Cars presented to us for a MOT test.Hence,  the car was on 820×15 vintage Firestone Whitewall Tyre .Accordingly, the car was a Silver Cloud mk1 made between 1955 and 1958 and ran on a straight six engine. Of course, it had a chassis that made of box steel section which was a robust and rigid construction. Much of the rest of the car was made of light alloy to keep down the weight.

The gearbox was a four-speed automatic. Naturally, the brakes were servo assisted. Equipped, with power steering and air conditioning.Which becoming an option in the later models. The car weighed in at nearly two tonnes and did only about fifteen miles to the gallon and 0 to 60 in about fourteen seconds Tyres were an option the original make was Dunlop tyres, but Firestone Whitewall Tyres also made the 820×15 size.

It is always a great pleasure service cars like this and I would like to thank John Horsfield for bringing these excellent cars to us and for trusting them in our care.

We also sell Firestone Whitewall Tyres on   www.pellonautocentre.com.

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. Consequently, I used to work for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Naturally, 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.

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

Fixing Car Air Conditioner- If it blows hot air then it is not working?

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

This is a video about what happens when your car’s air-conditioning starts blowing out hot air. Hence this is an indication that you could have one of three conditions. As a result, you could have a refrigerant leak, AC electrical problem or clogged condenser. Your car’s air-con uses a refrigerant to remove any heat from inside your car. Thus making the car cooler and more comfortable.

 If your AC system develops a refrigerant leak in the system from a leaky connection or damaged AC hose, the refrigerant will evaporate and make the air conditioner loose its performance. If the AC system has an electrical problem such as a switch or wire that has shorted and blown a fuse, then the air conditioning system will malfunction. 

Other symptoms include the possibility of a leak in the air-cons pipe system. Even a small leak can cause your system to lose its heat. Another common problem is a clogged up condenser. The condenser is the piece of equipment that looks like a radiator. This is positioned at the front in a similar place to the radiator. We here at PellonAutocentre in Halifax UK, find this one of the most common problems.

Fixing Car Air Conditioner

Fortunately, we have the equipment to find faults and repair the problems. Our staff have passed exams to qualify using this equipment.

This video is attributed to Scotty Kilmer. Naturally a  mechanic for the last 46 years, Scotty shows how you can fix your own car’s air conditioner. This is not advised without the correct equipment here in the UK. And, If you like my car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VognjkYaMjg&list=UUuxpxCCevIlF-k-K5YU8XPA&feature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so don’t miss them.

For more Blogs https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=air+conditioning

Anti-lock Braking System

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)-Another great explanatory video about how ABS works.

Anti-lock Braking System

Anti-lock Braking System

This article is about your anti-lock braking system. Thus, ABS fitted onto your car is an additional safety feature. Hence, this is now found on many modern cars. Your cars ABS system. For this reason, is designed to help prevent your wheels from locking. Especially, during heavy braking situations, such as cornering on a wet or snowy road. Thus, your ABS will  prevent your car from skidding or Aquaplaning. Your ABS system is made up of the ABS module, and has sensors fitted on each of your wheels. As a result, these sensors detect your wheel speed.hence, this will send a message to the ABS module. This reacts by rapidly pumping the brakes when detected. Especially when the car is skidding and has lost the traction on a wet or icy road.

If your car is not fitted with an ABS system, then a lost of traction due to loss of traction. This could be caused by skidding, or aquaplaning on wet roads.  When you have to apply your brakes, then without ABS you could lose control of the car. As a result, your ABS system on your vehicle will give you plenty of warning signs when there is any problems with ABS system.

I think it is important for the driver to be aware of the warning signs. By knowing about the problems and correcting them, then you are more likely to be able to address the problem, should a problem occur. As I have said previously, ABS works by detecting individual wheel-lock and momentarily releasing the brakes on that particular wheel. Hence, by cutting out the amount of brake fluid. Which is supplied to the wheel via the master cylinder.Therefore to allow the wheel to regain traction and then carry on driving on in safety.

https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?s=abs+braking

Tyre braking-Wet Roads

Tyre braking-Wet Roads-Another Important Safety Video from TyreSafe.org

Tyre braking-Wet Roads

Tyre braking-Wet Roads

This is another great video from Tyresafe.org. Naturally, in my opinion, Tyresafe are the number one tyre safety organisation here in the UK. Tyre testing is the only way that we can show the public about tyre safety. Especially, on wet roads with tyres that are almost bald. Tyres are track tested time and time again. Fortunately, it does sink in, with some drivers.

The results of this tyre testing is overwhelming. We see this time after time. Of course, it all depends on whether drivers actually look at these videos, or not. I suspect, though, that many drivers will indeed take a look at these type of videos. One of the big problems that have raised its ugly head in recent times, is the rise again of the part-worn tyres. This problem has arisen by the need to save money.The people that  buy these products are on the younger spectrum of our drivers.

I can understand, that young people with a tight budget, think that they are saving money.We had a young driver in the other Saturday. She had been buying part worn tyres for £20 each. Naturally, she thought she was saving money. The tyres were only lasting her a couple of weeks. For this reason, she decided to invest in new tyres. She finally realised that it was false economy and just a short-term fix to buy part worn tyres.

Tyresafe did do an article about this. You can see this on  http://www.tyresafe.org/tyre-safety/part-worn-tyres/

The film dramatically depicts the difference in braking distances between a car equipped with new tyres and another with tread depth below the legal limit of 1.6mm in wet conditions. While watching on their Smartphone, viewers can turn their heads to see all the action in front, to the side, above or even behind them, giving an immersive – and literally impactful – experience.
The TyreSafe 360 app can be downloaded from the Apple Store or via Google Play.

Brake Servicing Halifax UK-A Look into How Important It Is To You and Your Car.

Brake Servicing Halifax UK

Brake Servicing Halifax UK-We all should a regular brakes service carried out on our cars

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Along with tyres, the most important thing to look after on your cars are the brakes. We should all have our brakes checked at regular intervals, either on the cars routine service schedule or a stand alone Brake Servicing Halifax UK.

Most motorists though ignore my advice and do not know that they have a problem with their brakes until they hear the dreaded grinding of metal to metal as their pads wear out and touch the metal brake discs, making the all too familiar horrible grinding noise.

One of the other problems that the motorist has is that your brakes wear out very gradually. I am talking in particular about things like brake hoses and brake cylinder rubbers. Both these items are made of a rubber based material and eventually they will be eaten away by the brake fluid. This eating away would notice by our mechanics on a routine service as the leaking of the fluid is readily detectable.

Brake Servicing Halifax UK

If the brakes including the metal pipes. Therefore, that carry the brake fluid round. Thus, are not checked out. Therefore, there is a possibility that they may leak causing brake failure. Luckily for us in the UK. We have a MOT test on an annual basis. As expected, the test does pick up many faults.

But it is a sagacious person that have their Brake Servicing Halifax UK at regular intervals. Motorists were particularly wise if they have a Disc Brakes service carried out after Winter time. Winter is the time that you will use the brakes twice as much as in Summertime, because of motoring on ice and snow. Another reason to have a brakes service is if you live in a hilly or mountainous area, apparently you will be using the brakes much more when going down steep inclines and taking sharp bends, probably using the Car Brakes twice as much as on regular flat roads such as in Norfolk.

We only use quality Unipart replacement part on our brakes servicing

Brake pads usually need changing when there is about 25% of the Car Brake Pads left on, and callipers have a system of measurements to determine how thin they are and whether or not they may need changing

We here at Pellonautocentre offer a free brake check or can carry out a brake service for £29.90. If any brake work is required, we can provide our customers with a courtesy car, or give them a lift and back.

We only use Unipart quality parts with a warranty that covers all the mainland UK.

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About Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 

How a clutch works

How a clutch works – internals of transmission and clutch assembly

How a clutch works

How a clutch works

This is a video showing how a slave cylinder, clutch and transmission work together to engage power from the engine and disengage power from the engine to the transmission. Filmed at the Toyota Commemorative museum of Industry and Technology near Nagoya, Japan. Clutches are what we call a “bread and butter” job. Hence, i thought that i would show a video to demonstrate the things that our technicians have to do when replacing the clutch.
We often have our customers ringing us. Consequently, they ask the question, “how can i tell if my clutch is going”. Therefore, I usually answer with the same explanation. You’ll know when the clutch is going. Because the biting point will happen with less pedal push, and the clutch will slip when the drive is under heavy load.

How a clutch works

When i car eventually arrives in the workshop. We start the car and dip the clutch pedal. Next step is to place the car into third gear. With the handbrake of, we then very slowly release the clutch. A good clutch will stall the engine.
if you carry out the same procedure with a slipping clutch. Then, the engine will probably judder, try to pull away and then the engine will stall. Sometimes, you will hear a rattle when you release the clutch pedal. This is a sign that the clutch plate will be broken up and needs replacing.
Another sign that your clutch is on the way out, is that there will be terrible smell, when the clutch pedal is released. This is a problem with death drivers. because, they cannot hear very well then they do not know that their clutch is slipping. The tell tale sign is the smell that the burning clutch plate gives off. We have one customer, who goes through a clutch a year,(good for business?).

 

 

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes) Work-A good look at this excellent video in the braking series.

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

The technology that we use.Hence, in ABS braking systems, is almost a hundred years old. The ABS systems were first used on aircraft. Accordingly, since the World War 2 period.
ABS was used on cars as early as the 1920’s. In my time as a garage owner in Halifax UK. I remember the first ABS systems coming out in the 1990’s. The system was developed to improve road safety. Of course, ABS also improved the cars handling. Especially, on wet roads when braking, then the ABS gives your car better control.
I always thought that the ABS system on cars, was very complicated to understand. However, the system is fairly simple to understand. If you are driving along and have to brake quickly. Then your car may go into a skid . The ABS control module sensor, picks up any slow down or a pause in the wheel turning.
Thus, it corrects the problem and helps the driver to steer out of trouble. In a normal type of skid(if there is such a thing). The cars steering control is lost, but continues in a straight line.This is also picked up by the ABS control sensor and pulses the brakes. This pulsing results in the driver being able to control the car out of the skid.

How ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes)

Most cars are equipped with a ABS control on each wheel. The car also has an ABS anti-lock control module and an electronic control unit. For normal braking the ABS system, applies the hydraulic pressure to all the four of the cars wheels. When a skid is detected, then the pressure pulses to each brake. The system is a little more complicated, but i think that this is a fair description.

A 3D video I wrote, storyboarded and directed. This video is posted elsewhere but I’m the originator of the work.

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Recycling Tyres-Garden use-There are many ways to recycle tyres in the garden

Recycling Tyres

Recycling Tyres

Use tyres of the same size.

As a very keen gardener and the owner of a garage business, I am always looking for legal ways of using my old scrap. Tyres are now costing me £1 each for disposal and when you fit as many as we do in Halifax, West Yorkshire you can see that any other way of using the old ones will help the environment and also my bottom line.

Recycling Tyres

Tyres Recycling for flower tubs

There are several ways to use old ones for the garden, but this blog will be a “compost heap”.You can visit any Auto center near your location, and they will only be too willing to sort you out with the same size tyres that you will need to stack up for a compost heap.

Recycling Tyres

Recycling an old tyre for a bath for the kids

 

I experimented with a couple of sizes, my garden is quiet large, so I used a size 225/45/17, or you could go for 205/55/16, it all depends on your ability and state of health, but your dealer will only be too glad to give you the old tyres that you need. What I did then, was to lay down the first two one on the top of the other and then started filling them with your garden and house- hold waste,(excluding meat and animal waste). It is best using garden waste such as old veg leaves and other mature greenery, keep it organic.

If you live in Halifax, West Yorkshire Pellon Tyres will only is glad to sort you out with old tyres. Free of charge.

As the tyres fill up, you can just add another tyre on top and carry on to the desired height. When you have reached your limit you can cover the top to keep the rain out if you live in a wet part of your country or leave the top off, remember a compost heap built from old tyres must be kept moist to allow the composting to take place. The old tyres are made of the perfect material to retain the moisture you require for complete composting.

Recycling Tyres

Recycling Tyres for flower tubs

Please click on the following link for other ideas for old tyres

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2W1AIT/www.humorsharing.com/tyres/1250

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work 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.

 

Stopping Your Car

Stopping Your Car-Science-ACDelco Be Certain-Why your car stops when braking.

Stopping Your Car

Stopping Your Car

Stopping Your Car- ACDelco present a science type experiment using a tyre. The guy in the video Adam Genei shows what could have with the wrong brakes fitted to your car. The tyre will swing with its own momentum. Thus, for about 26 minutes, become it finally comes to a stop.  Now, let’s relate that to your car and brakes. How much farther will it take your car to stop if you have cheap brake parts fitted? You probably don’t want to find out.

Therefore good quality brake parts are essential. here at Pellon Autocentre, in Halifax UK, we only use the best quality brake products. ACDelco are just one of the brake product makes out there in the market today. if we skimped on quality, then our reputation would be at stake. Hence, not only that but we understand how important your brakes are.

Also when you have your brakes checked out you know that we have years of trustworthiness under our belts. At Pellon we are generally always busy. For the reason, that we do a good job and our customers just keep on coming back. Consequently the brake parts that we use are of the best quality.

Stopping Your Car

Like Adam says in the video, it is important to fit the correct parts and parts that you know come from a good manufacturer. There are many of what I call fakes out there. For this reason always ask your garage about the make of the discs and pads that they are fitting. A good confident garage will have no hesitation in showing you the brand of the brake parts that they are going to fit. Only insist on the best?

By using the best, it might just give you better braking and a better stopping distance, in an emergency situation.

When you are in the market for new brakes, make sure you choose ACDelco brakes to make sure you get the stopping power you need. For more information, check out ACDelco.com or head to your nearest ACDelco Professional Service Center.

http://www.acdelco.com/parts/brakes/- Learn more about brakes