Citroën DS3 R3T to power the Junior WRC this year – World Rally Blog

Citroën DS3

Citroën DS3

All Citroën DS3 cars will be factory prepared to set standards and rules and all teams will use Michelin tyres and fuel supplied by the FIA‘s partner in crime . FIA claims this step is going to make JWRC even more accessible… no, hold on, …


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This will be a great site watching the Citroen DS3’s racing

This is a great announcement from the FIA. So,the Junior World Rally Championships .Hence,will be the cars used in this category of the junior rally championships.

Citroën DS3,Michelin

Michelin man on a Citroen DS21

The car will be a special front wheel drive turbocharges version. Of this very popular French car. This Citroën DS3 has been prepared by Citroen. Having to be used by all the participants. So who want to compete in this class of rally racing.

The Citroën DS3 will only be able to use Michelin tyres. But they are amongst the best tyres in the world anyhow. The new cars will benefit from having special springs and shock absorbers with modernised Brembo brakes fitted.

Citroën DS3

This new car will also be fitted with super lightweight alloy wheels. Including, 18 inch tyres and will have a 20 mm wider track for better stability and cornering. The engine will also be improved by the addition of a larger turbocharger to improve the engines combustion.

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The Citroen DS3 R will be available to the public and is expected to be on sale at around the £23 to £24,000 mark.

Just as a footnote I was interested to see that Vauxhall have brought out the “Adam”, with colour mixes and matches very similar to the Citroën DS3 ?

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Hence, for a couple of national tyre companies. Of course, before starting my first business. Now owning a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products.That will help my business.
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Motorhome Load Ratings-A look at which tyres you should fit to your Motorhome.

Motorhome Load Ratings

Motorhome Load Ratings

Motorhome Load Ratings

With many thousands of motorhome owners now driving across Europe. Then I thought that I would take a closer look at types of tyres that fit these vehicle. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind. Is the many different shapes and sizes of the different motorhome brands.

As a result, they range from small home conversions from regular vans like the Ford transits up to the much larger vans that we could probably live in. Hence, made by the German company “Hymer”. A good reference list of different models can be found at-


Motorhome Load Ratings-All tyres have load ratings

Anyway, back to the tyres. To begin with, all tyres have a load rating. So, the tyres load rating is related to the maximum weight that your tyre can carry. For example, in this case 108 would refer to a load capacity of 1000 kg. Most passenger cars load indexes range from 62 to 126. it is therefore possible to even over load your car? Although this is extremely unlikely. Because regular tyres have a higher load rating than they probably require.

Unfortunately, not for motorhomes though. In my opinion it is possible for the owners to cut corners and fit cheap tyres that are unsuitable. There are charts available for motorhome owners to check their correct load ratings. the best one that I have seen is on the excellent tyre safety site TyreSafe. org. Hence, this link will help you the motorhome owner to fit the correct tyre with the correct tyre loading.

In fact the reason that I wrote this blog was because today (Saturday 2nd Dec) we had a customer call in for four new tyres fitting on his large motorhome. As a result, he too was not sure about his tyres load ratings. Also he wanted to know if he had to buy special motorhome tyres that are available from a couple of tyre manufacturers, Michelin and Continental . or could he fit van tyres.

Motorhome Load Ratings-Special camper tyres are available

Motorhome Load Ratings

Michelin make the Agilis Camping Tyres and Continental make the Vanco Camper tyres. Both these brands make top class tyres, but the truth is that you dont have to fit special tyres branded as “Camper tyres”. So you can in fact fit “van tyres”. The main criteria is that you chose the correct size. Thus, by replacing the new tyres with the same size that was fitted as original equipment. Also you fit the correct load rating. In fact once again the same load rating as your old tyres have on. Of course you could fit a slightly bigger load rating, but the same one is adequate.

Just as an after thought the guy contacted Fiat who were the makers of his motorhome and they agreed with me that it was OK to fit the correct size and load rated van tyres. As a final note some motorhome owners just want to buy the Michelin’s or Continentals and other are quiet happy fitting van tyres. In my opinion there is not much difference and if you fit van tyres you will be saving some money.

The consequences of fitting the wrong tyres can be frightening. If the same size car tyres are fitted to a motorhome. Of course, then many problems could occur. So, depending on the load rating differences. Problems from premature tread wear to bad tyre cracking and then complete blowouts are possible. van sidewalls are far stronger than car sidewalls?

This problem is more common on regular vans. Van owners buy a nice set of alloy wheels for their van and fit regular over sized  car tyres onto the wheels. Subsequently, we have known the car tyres to completely blow out when the van gets loaded. Another common problem is that the tyres wear out very quickly. This is due to the wrong load index of the tyre that are fitted.

Lastly, the same can happen to motorhomes and ruin your journey, So please for safeties sake buy the correct tyres for your vehicle whatever it is?

Eric Roberts




Changing car tyres-When Should You Change Your Car Tyres? | Automotive Tools review

Changing car tyres

Some people know that they should be checking their tyres, but they have no idea what to look for and they just glance at Changing car tyres and then report that they regularly check them. Here is a list about what you should be …


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When indeed do we think about  Changing car tyres?

This is an interesting article from Automotive Tools Revue. You would think that it would be easy to determine when your tyres need changing, but it is the same as everything in life, some people know what to do, or what they are looking at and other people do not and have to ask for advice.

Watch for the Point-S sign

Fortunately we are one of those trades that are only willing to help people with their tyre problems and most companies are only too willing to give a free tyre report for their customers. Many independent tyre retailers are affiliated to an organisation called Point-S, and the members can be found on the Point-S web site, where you can find your nearest tyre retailer, who will only be too willing to give your car a free tyre check and recommend when you should be Changing car tyres.

If you do not have a Point-S tyre retailer in your area, then I am sure that a local garage will do the job for them at no cost to the customer.

The first thing to look at before Changing car tyres is to see if your tyres are worn on one side, they will look as if they have no tread cut into the tyres. This is a sure sign that your tyres will need replacing and the car will also need a wheel alignment. This is a sign that the tyre have been scrubbed off at one side, because the wheel alignment was not set correctly.

The other way to check to see if it may be necessary for  Changing car tyres is to look for the small bumps of rubber that are set between the tread at 1.6mm deep, this is the British Governments law for the tread depth that your tyres should be at, although we in the trade think that it should now be 3mm because of the change in driving conditions since the last tyre laws were passed. These laws are pretty much the same in the USA and much of Europe to help keep the high standards of safety.

To conclude the best way  to check your tyres is to take your car to your tyre retailer and they will check them for you free of charge.


Car Tyres by 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.

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Tyre Pressure Knowledge-What if I don’t know my tyre pressures?

Tyre Pressure Knowledge

Tyre Pressure Knowledge

Tyre Pressure Knowledge

This is one of the questions that is asked by some of my customers. Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax Yorkshire UK. Apart from the internet. Vehicle car manufacturers often place the tyre pressures in three locations of the car.

Here are the three places:

  • Inside the driver’s door on the door frame
  • Inside the petrol-diesel cap
  • In the vehicle manual

If you are in the Halifax area then we will always help you.  Supplying the tyre pressures for your particular car model.

We recommend though that you keep your own tyre pressure gauge. Hence, as part of your cars tool kit. They are only small tool items and can even be kept with your locking wheel nuts under the dash. Gauges are on offer at most car accessories stores. Including from Michelin and on the road safety organizations web sites. Here in the UK we have the AA and the RAC.

Tyre Pressure Knowledge-Some helpful tips

I can also give you drivers a few simple tips that you should remember about tyre pressures and inflating your tyres.

  1. Always keep your valve caps in a safe place when inflating and checking your tyre pressures.  If the caps are cracked or broken. Then replace them with new ones.
  2. Try not to damage the thread on your tyre valves. Some valves are Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) and if damaged are expensive to replace. So do not force the tyre pressure gauge or the air-line. ,So,onto the tyres valve and damage the thread.
  3. Always check the tyre pressures when the tyres are cool. Preferably before you start a journey. Heat builds up in the tyres and they will give the wrong tyre pressure reading.
  4. Check each tyre more than once. Ensuring that you have a good fit between the tyres valve and the pressure gauge.

Any good tyre centre will check your tyre valves for you free of charge. Including us at Pellon Tyres here in Yorkshire UK. This should also be done FREE of charge.


Eric Roberts




Tyre Damaged-Rough Red Planet Rocks Rip Rover Curiosity Wheels and Tyres – Universe Today

Tyre Damaged

The Space Reporter Rough Red Planet Rocks Rip Rover Curiosity Wheels and tyres Universe Today Photomosaic shows new holes and Tyre Damaged in several of rover Curiosity’s six wheels caused by recent driving over sharp edged Martian rocks on the months long trek to…


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Have lessons been learned about Tyre Damaged on Mars

Well it looks like the Mars Curiosity lander is having wheels problems?. The rough Martian rocks are taking their toll . On the vehicles and the so-called “wheel damage”. As a result, as this article shows pieces of the Alloy are breaking up . Are falling off due to the rough and tough terrain . Of course, that the Martian landscape has thrown at them.

I personally do not know what the treads are made of. Although, I think that they were made at the American Space Laboratory . Consequently,out of aluminium . With a rubber or stronger material bonded to them together with some sort of tread pattern, similar to the wheels and solid rubber tread used on fork-lift trucks here on Earth, but obviously, much lighter, the brightness must Tyre Damagedbe a huge contributory factor. But for tough conditions you would need a different system.

Thus, to prevent Tyre Damaged . Enabling,  the craft to cope with these conditions. Perhaps tyres that would have some sort of low-pressure system. Would have taken some of the brunt of the workload. Particularly, same as the ones used on Earth, such as on the small Utility vehicles used on farms to drive over rugged terrains, these treads are tough to help prevent Tyre Damaged and because Mars has some atmosphere, a small on-board compressor of some kind could keep a low pressure in a more conventional type .

I suppose that these problems may be overcome on future missions, but it could be a good idea to look at the technology that we use on Earth, that has been tested and used over a long period of time. Tyres can now be made of many different materials, not just rubber, to avoid Tyre Damaged, many synthetic and lighter materials are used in today’s tyre industry and this could be coupled with some sort of tyre inflation system that we use at the moment.


About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Cheap Tyre and Car  Battery  industry now for 40 years. Of course,I worked for a couple of national tyre companies. Thus, before starting my first business. now I 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.
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Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Opens new Transform 2025 Initiative

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive

Now is a crucial time in the automotive industry with more and more motorists switching to Alternatively Fueled Vehicles and away from petrol and diesel. In addition to this, autonomous technology has come on leaps and bounds, and it seems that driverless cars could be arriving in

the near future. With so much change on the horizon, it is worth looking at the major manufacturers to see what their plans are and what role will be during this exciting time.



German manufacturer Volkswagen is one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in the world. In 2016 they unveiled their future plans. so, with the impressive TRANSFORM 2025+ program. VW’s plan for the next decade and beyond involves developing clearer brand positioning. Hence, across various regions around the world. So, by improving both efficiency and productivity. There will be an increase in economy cars in India, Russia and South America. With a focus on electrification and connectivity. They will also be increasing presence in the United States. Of course, by introducing large SUVs, sedans and their electric car range.

Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Plant Investment

As part of TRANSFORM 2025+, VW will be upgrading their production operations around the globe with a €22.8 billion plant investment. This is with a focus on modular production. Which will lead to e-mobility. At first, VW will be developing their new modular electric drive kit (MEB). Which will lay the foundation for their new generation of electric vehicles. Consequently,the first of which will be the Volkswagen ID. Which is expected in 2020. They aim to have 1 million electric cars on the road by 2025. According to the brand. So, the MEB will be able to deliver EVs that have ranges of 400 km to 600 km. Naturally coming with a string of rapid charging capabilities. In addition to this, a huge investment will be made into the electrification and hybridization of all Group models.


Overall, they expect the strategy to result in a positive impact of 3.7 billion euros a year. Establishing themselves as the number one player in the electric mobility sector by 2025. They believe that China, Russia, Brazil and North America will be the main growth drivers over the next few years.


Volkswagen’s Huge Technology Offensive-Car Buyers

So, what does this all mean for motorists? Car buyers will benefit from investing in VW cars as they will have the most efficient and technologically advanced automobiles available. Additionally, if you switch to an electric, you can benefit from low running costs and no road tax. It is not just the electric capability and innovative technology that make VW cars a smart investment, however. Volkswagen has a reputation for their excellent build quality and reliability. They always use the best tyres for superior grip on the road and excellent ride comfort, which improves the performance across their entire range.

Another key selling point for Volkswagen is that they are one of the more affordable brands with a car in every sector and this makes them popular with a wide range of motorists. This is particularly true when you visit dealerships like Unbeatable Car, where you can find nearly new and used Volkswagen’s for sale.


The automotive industry is undergoing an enormous revolution with a heavy focus on electrification. This is being pushed by governments around the world, but also by the major manufacturers. VW have outlined their plan to become the biggest electric car company in the world with their TRANSFORM 2025+ strategy. This will involve an enormous technology offensive with a €22.8 billion plant investment with a focus on modular production, which will lead to e-mobility. This will result in a range of new electric automobiles on the roads over the coming years, as well as the electrification of their and hybridization of their Group models.

SUV Winter tyres-even more important for SUV drivers – UK Net Guide-Pellon tyres

SUV Winter tyres
SUV Winter tyres,winter tyres

SUV Winter tyres even more important for SUV drivers UK Net Guide Indeed, speaking to the Telegraph, Guy Frobisher, marketing director at Continental, notes that a significant proportion of accidents could be avoided if only drivers invested in some…


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SUV Winter tyres for extra safety

It always amazes me the amount of SUV drivers that visit my garage here in Halifax UK, are not aware of the dangers that they face when driving in any kind of winter weather .SUV Winter tyres

Even if it does not snow.So, the cold and wet weather will affect the way that their SUV vehicle. Hence, will perform on the roads, and they will be much safer. Thus on SUV Winter tyres.

I can now say without doubt, that this is a true fact. The article says that the SUVs on summer tyres. Are involved in more accidents relating to the weather conditions. Than on normal type saloon cars. The tyre sizes and overall diameters. Making the SUV vehicles more vulnerable in winter weather. Therefore, there is no doubt that SUV Winter tyres. So, will enhance the safety of the vehicle in winter weather.

SUV Winter tyres

Also many SUV drivers are not aware that their vehicles are only fitted with summer tyres. Of course, when they are first purchased. SUV Winter tyres have to be bought separately. They seem to be lulled into a false sense of security.Especially, when they see that their cars are fitted with big fat wheels and tyres. So, the truth is that this type of tyre will act in the opposite direction. Of course, when they are faced with cold temperatures and rain and snow. Indeed this type of tyre with its wide tread area acts exactly in the wrong direction, and makes the vehicles unstable on the icy and wet winter roads.

As the article states last year the AA alone had to rescue 8000 motorists who were stuck in ice snow and mud, and all this could have been prevented if the vehicle owners had fitted winter tyres. So if you take my advice it is not too late to fit a set of SUV Winter tyres on your SUV particularly, but on any vehicle, foe a safer winters driving.


About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Having worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery  industry 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.
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Winter Tyres Important-Safety is the first priority by fitting these tyres in Winter

Winter Tyres Important

Winter Tyres Important

Winter Tyres Important

Like every other year then Winter comes around again. Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax it is also a very exciting year. Because it is winter tyre season again. As a result, drivers still ask us about the need for winter tyres. Our answers are always the same.

These tyres are specially made to cope with all aspects of winter weather. Hence, from heavy rain or frosts to the possibility of a big snow storm. So we never really know what the weather can throw at us.

This winter has started out to be a cold one and already drivers are fitting their winter tyres in preparation for what may come our way. Thus the keyword is safety. With winter tyres fitted to your car then you will be ready for anything that winter throws at you. All our customers who fit winter tyres thank and praise us for our recommendations.

Winter Tyres Important-Whats the difference?

Winter tyres generally have deeper tread. Of course, with specifically designed patterns. Allowing snow and slush to be cleared as the car drives through the bad weather. Winters are made with a specific rubber compound that includes a silica compound. Hence, that stays softer and more flexible in the cold weather. As a result, that provides more contact to the road surface and thus more control.

Subsequently, winter tyres are absolutely essential for winter driving safety. If you are lucky enough to be going to the local mountains to ski. In fact some countries snow tyres are often mandatory. Consequently, winters have to be fitted from March to November.

This advice is also applicable to rental cars. Consider renting one with snow tyres in any mountain area. Including vans. Sometimes it will cost a little extra, but it is well worth paying.

When getting out of the city in any higher elevation it is likely you will encounter winter conditions and therefore will require snow tires to get you to where you have to go safely.

Winter Tyres Important-Especially for SUV and all-terrain vehicles

Our terrain here in Halifax is very hilly and rugged in places. Thus many of our customers do fit winter tyres. Especially, with the rise of the SUV vehicle. SUV’s are notoriously bad at gripping in bad weather conditions. As a result, these SUV tyres are the most popular tyres that we fit.

Before the start of the winter. So, you should consider a set of winter tyres. As a result, the best way to keep your vehicle moving and safe. Of course, on the roads during bad weather times. Especially in areas where it is difficult to get around in a vehicle fitted with regular summer tyres. Hence, once you leave the city into open country or a hilly area. Then your need for winter tyres will increase.

Here at pellon Tyres we recommend the award winning Nokian tyres.

Eric Roberts


Burning Rubber: Tyre Safety Tips for New Young Drivers

Burning Rubber

Burning Rubber

Burning Rubber


Getting your first car is a really big deal. It is a milestone in your life that brings you independence and opens up a vast range of new opportunities. Along with these, of course, there also comes a significant amount of responsibility.

Here we look at some of those responsibilities and in particular, how new, young car drivers can take advantage of some brilliant tyre safety tips for their first car and save money down the line.

Burning Rubber-The Cost of Motoring

It will come as no surprise that owning, running and driving a car is a costly business. The initial outlay for purchasing the car is just the beginning of a long list of expenses that really mount up. Insurance, road tax, MOT, servicing and repairs and then fuel can leave your eyes watering and your bank balance seriously dilapidated. It makes sense then that you should look to save and conserve money wherever possible.

Burning Rubber-Tips on How to Save Money  

One of the best ways to save money as a motorist. So, is to only use your car when it is absolutely necessary .of course, there is no need to jump behind the wheel. Especially, if you are only popping down to the local newsagents for a packet of crisps. Only use your car when either distance or time dictates that it is required.

Doing so will mean that, in the first instance, you will save a great deal of money on fuel. Not only that, only using the car when it is necessary will also mean less wear and tear. This is beneficial for two reasons. First you save money in the short term. Secondly you will get a better price for the car when you come to sell it.

Car sharing is also a good way to save money. Taking turns to drive the compute to work. Including college or university is a win, win. So look out for a person who may be interested.

When you are using the car. Don’t forget that the more people that are in the car. Hence, the more fuel it uses and so you may want to be selective about who and when you offer lifts to people.

Financial responsibilities are important, but what is more important are safety concerns.

Burning Rubber-Tyre Safety Tips

There is a whole raft of safety concerns. That relate to driving and looking after a car. Up most in this list is the responsibility drivers have to act properly. Thus, whilst in control of the car. In addition to this, however, is the responsibility drivers have for the safe upkeep of the vehicle.So this also includes its tyres.

Air Pressure and Punctures

Ensuring that all the tyres on the vehicle are inflated to the correct tyre pressure is paramount to safe driving and should be checked on a regular basis. If a tyre is looking low, then heading to the petrol station or using your own air compressor to pump it up is vital. Low tyre pressure often occurs due to a puncture and so the next step is to have it checked at a garage – if there is a puncture, have it repaired or the tyre replaced.

Burning Rubber-Tread

Bald tyres or those with very low tread are dangerous. So ensuring that there is enough tread on your tyres also needs to be checked regularly. To check them place a 20 p coin between the grooves of the tyre and if you can see any of the outer band, then you should have them checked by a professional.

To help keep your tyres well protected, you should clean them regularly using a mild detergent and dress them with a protectant to preserve the anti-oxidant and anti-ozone ingredients they contain.

Finally, sensible driving and not burning rubber will help protect and preserve your cars tyres.

Tyre Care for Women-(This includes Everyone really)

Tyre Care for Women-Don’t think that because you are a woman you are exempt from checking the tyres on your car and making sure it is running well.

While many notice odd sounds as they drive or shaky handling during a trip, tyres tend to get overlooked until you hit a pothole and wind up with a flat. What you don’t realize is that tyres are important in keeping the car in control during a ride. They grip the road and keep your automobile firmly on course. But tyres need care just like any piece of equipment and it really won’t take too much of your time to keep them working well.( We promise).

Point-S logo on Pellon Tyres depot in Halifax Uk

Tyre Care for Women-Tyre Inflation

Make sure your tyres are properly inflated. Not only will this ensure they will be performing the way they should, but it will also increase your fuel mileage, which translates to fuel savings. And we just love the word savings, don’t we ladies? To check the Air Pressure on your own, use a pressure gauge which can easily be purchased at just about any car equipment store. Make sure to check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cold or wait until 3 hours after you’ve driven to check it. Insert the pressure gauge into valve stem of your tyre. The gauge will pop out and indicate a number which will refer to the tyre pressure. To figure out the recommended  pressure for your tyre, look at the sticker found on the driver’s door of your vehicle or in your owner’s manual.

Tyre Care for Women-Tyre Rotation

We’re all for extending the life of a tyre if that means we can defer the expense further into the future. Tyre rotation is one of the recommended ways with which you can get the most out of Tyre Care for Women.  When the tyres are rotated and moved to a different position on your car, this allows them to wear evenly and equally. The recommended  rotation is every 6 months.

Tyre Care for Women-Tyre Balance

Now it sounds odd, but wheel Dynamic Balancing is exactly that- after your wheel is mounted, it is checked for areas that are heavier or lighter. Weights are then added to the interior or

Tyre Care for Women

Correct wheel balancing is also important

exterior of the wheel to balance it out. Why do the wheels even need to be balanced, you ask? An off balance wheel can result in wobbly handling of the car or bouncing. This results in uneven tread wear, increased vibration and unnecessary stress on your vehicle. Tyres should be balanced when your purchase new ones, when you have a tyre replaced, or when a

Correct tyre pressures are very important Tyre Care for Women

weight is dislodged or removed.

Tyre Alignment 

As technical as it may sound, this is simply adjusting the angle of the wheels in order for the wheels to work as they are intended. Proper wheel alignment will allow for the correct tread wear and will allow the car to travel straight without pulling to one side. While newly purchased cars have their tyres aligned going out of the factory, you should have your tyres aligned if you have hit something substantial like a large pothole or an embankment, if you notice a difference in the handling of your car from before, and if you notice a wear pattern developing on the outer edges of the tread area.

Now that you know what to do to keep your tyres working well, do remember that except for checking your pressure, the other items need to be handled by professionals and experts when it comes to all things that have to do with tyres. Just like you know how to keep your teeth healthy, you’re not going to try and fill a cavity on your own, are you? You would want a professional who knows what he is doing to take charge. The same should be said of your tyres. After all, the tyres are what keep your car gripped to the road. You want them to be handled by someone who knows a thing or two about Tyre Care for Women.

Tyre Care for Women

So where do i start ?

Luckily Point-S has over 160 centres across the UK for your tyre check up. And because they know everything and anything that has to do with tyres, you know your tyres are in good hands.

About Eric Roberts

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