Tyres Online Halifax- Most Local Tyre Companies now Sell Online-So Check Us out

Tyres Online Halifax
Tyres Online Halifax

Buy Tyres online at Tyresales.com.au. Compare tyre prices across all the top tyre brands and buy Tyres Online Halifax to save. 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Tyres Online Internet companies tyre prices are leveling out as local tyre shops catch up with prices (Tyres Online Halifax)

 Prices in the biggest internet tyre companies are now leveling out. One of the reasons for this in my opinion is the fact that local tyre companies are now competing online with the big boys.

So, we at Tyres Online Halifax UK can now offer  online products. Challenging, at the same or even cheaper tyre prices as the well known internet sellers. Importantly, the customer also has the added knowledge that not only is he getting a very competitive price. But there local tyre depot can give them certain re-assurance that if a problem arises (and they often do). Of course, then the problem will be resolved at a local level.Hence, without having to battle it out with e-mails. Because half these companies are not even on the phone. So, leaving e-mails as the only way to contact them. Of course should a problem arise. In the short time that it has been since writing this post. Then things have changed. in fact things concerning buying your Tyres Online Halifax are speeding up, so to say? I am referring back to the local tyre company theme and “what comes round Goes round”. It is not rocket science that the only winner in this online tyre war is the consumer. The internet has cut the cake up into many small pieces. Sadly, lowering the margins of most companies that sell tyres for a living. Of course, using the traditional methods.

A few years ago a similar thing happened 

 

But that time it was the tyre wholesalers that cut the price up and selling cheap car tyres to any Tom,Dick and Harry and lowering our profits once again. Well this time it is the giant internet companies who have now being joined by the likes of supermarket chain ASDA under the name of ASDA Tyres. Luckily for the smaller independent tyre retailer the cost of running your own priced up website has come down considerably and we can now all compete with the big companies that trade online. This is where we all are today and God only knows what the future will bring, but at least we can now compete and service our customers at a local level once again, only time will tell. 

  So when you are thinking of buying car tyres Online Halifax look for a “LOCAL” tyre company who will sell the same product as the big boys at the same price or less.

As an update Blackcircles have been bought out by Michelin tyres and tyre wholesalers are buying up retail tyre depots, to try keep their market share.

 

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Continental Tyres Winners

Continental tyres Class-Why They Are One of the Worlds Premium Brand of Tyres

Continental tyres Class

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Continental tyres Class

Continental tyres Class

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Continental tyres

Top Award-winners in the Tyre World
So, Continental  are always taking the top award places . Especially, in independent tyre sectors . That look at the  performances of their tyre products. Of course, that take them over and above the EU tyre label. Hence, ever since 2007. We have come tops in well over 80% of all the individual tyre tests . Of course, that were carried out throughout Europe. Continental have also won ‘Tyre Manufacturer of the Year’.Which recognizes Continental tyres Class product range . Especially, contribution to their environmental efforts .Helping create a sustainable future.

Great Brakes performance
Continental  are the top brand tyre that will give you quality handling and a  responsive braking performance. Of course, in all types of weather conditions. So, all of our Continental tyres Class tyre products are  developed using their one and only  braking testing facility. Consequently, this machine  sets the industry standards for tyre braking supremacy. We check well over 700 million testing  miles a year, Significantly, also testing over 200 different rubber compounds on a  daily basis. So when it comes to braking performance Continental tyres Class are second to none.

Car makers choose Conti


Continental are based in Germany and this is the home of top car manufacturers ,such as BMW and Mercedes, not forgetting Audi and VW. These companies all get together to help produce the best tyre combinations for their particular model of cars.  In fact one in three new cars made in Europe is fitted with Continentals . For their Continental tyres Class products to be fitted as original equipment, their products must have gone through the required levels and high standard set by the car manufacturer, Their tyre products must pass  over 100 strictly monitored tests to become an important part of the cars equipment.

Continental tyres Class

They are always amongst the leaders with joint technical ventures with Germany’s leading car makers such as BMW and VW/AUDI not forgetting MERCEDES.

Their tyre size range is huge and covers most of the Worlds car fitments, giving the luxury end of the car market  with fantastic grip and cornering at high speeds, truly a fantastic tyre company and one that I am proud to support along with their sister company UNIROYAL TYRES.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.  Selling Continental Tyres Online in Yorkshire from our website.Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.Offering 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.

 

See on www.rezulteo-tyres.co.uk

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension

Wheel Alignment Problems-When and Why Do You Need a Wheel Alignment?

Four Wheel Alignment Halifax

Wheel Alignment Problems

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Wheel Alignment Problems, is your car pulling to the left or right?

The words wheel alignment  will be heard thousands of times a year by any member of the motoring fraternity. One of the most common first signs that your wheel alignment is out, will be that your steering wheel will be out of line and not feel to in a straight line, hence when you are cruising along your car feels to be pulling to one side or the other.

If you should happen notice that your vehicle pulls significantly . Either, to the left or right . Especially, when you are driving along in your car . On  a straight, flat road. hence with not much wind about. Then you will probably having  Alignment Problems. Another bad sign is when you notice that your  tyres are wearing off. Especially at the edges of the tread area. Then this means that your alignment will need adjusting . Of course,, to correct your  Alignment Problems . As a result, you should take your car to a local tyre dealer or a good  garage. Especially, in your local area to have its wheel alignment checked. of course, this is an easy job for your tyre guy to perform. Especially. if your vehicle’s wheels are not properly aligned. Therefore, it will cause abnormal and premature wearing of your tyres.

When this happens it is best to take to your car  it into the local  Service centre or Tyre shop, to have your (wheel alignment or sometimes known as tracking) adjusted.

This can usually be done while you wait or when you have new tyres fitted. Incidentally, we now have a brand new 4 wheel alignment centre installed. Of course we are now able to offer a much better alignment service. Because of  this we are able to offer a much more “four wheel” alignment service. Of course we can also keep down the price of the regular front wheel alignment service. So, having your alignment carried out on a modern alignment centre that operates by laser beams. Should only be charged between £30 and £40 for the job doing. Of course, the  more expensive machines can also give you a print out to keep after the work is done.

Wheel Alignment Problems

  Some cars require a 4 wheel alignment, but you will find this out by asking you Auto centre to check this out in the cars manual or their Autodata computer data-base…

Car Brakes Rule The Day

Mazda 5 crawls in with Brakes Problem making a bad Grinding noise?

Mazda 5

Mazda 5 brakes make grinding noise

Mazda 5

One of the benefits of been an independent garage is the huge diversity of cars that pass through our doors, and our ability to service and fix most of them. I say most of them, because we do have some problems with electrical faults, that can’t be detected without specialists equipment and so in that case we have a couple of different guys who are mobile  electrical specialists. Otherwise we can cope with most car problems.

One popular car to run about Halifax UK, is the Mazda 5. The most popular ones being the different Mazda sports cars, that in my opinion were a similarity to our own beloved MGB sport cars, they all look very much alike.

Mazda’s have come a long way since the 1960’s, when they were inspired by the development of the NSU and the Wankel engine. I remember this little car very well; a mechanic friend bought one and showed me the strange engine that was belt driven. The car was also very fast once it got going and the guy used to frighten me to death: eventually the engine blew up and the car was scrapped.

Mazda were very interested in the German technology

So the Japanese car company formed a business alliance. Of course, with the German car company NSU. In 1967 Mazda started to make a limited production model called the Cosmo Sport and eventually became the sole makers of the Wankel engine, this was only because all the other car companies had given up making the rotary engine.

The Mazda car company was beginning to get a good reputation and started exporting their cars from Japan, both the rotary engine and the standard type piston engine layout, all over the World. These cars were primarily the rotary engine cars, especially the RX models, the RX 2, 3 and 4, were the biggest sellers.

In recent years many other very reputable models were introduced to the UK car market and this brings me onto the Mazda 5 that came into us with brake problems. The customer

Mazda 5
Disc and pads worn out. You can see that one on the pads the right hand one,has completely worn away due to the seized brake caliper.

originally rang us up for a Brake Replacement Cost, but we explained that we could not tell what the problem was until we removed all the wheels and inspected the Car Brakes including the Car Brake Pads, to see what the problem was.

The customer was a lady with a couple of children and we promised to do the best price for her. This Mazda 5 is a very fuel efficient car with great style and with the performance is a very desirable people carrier and so is very popular as a family car.

The Mazda was left with us for the day with a promise to call the lady with a Brake Repair Cost, as soon as the problem was assessed.

We pulled the car onto the car-ramp and removed all the wheels for a brake inspection

The original problem on the Mazda 5 was that the car brakes were making a terrible grinding noise and we soon found out why? The front brake caliper’s was half seized up. This means that only one of the front Brake Pads were actually working. The one pad that was doing the work wore out quicker than the other pad. Until it went down to the bare metal. Hence,this is what had made the terrible grinding noise. From the front of the car.

The other front Disc Brakes were also in need of replacing and so we gave the lady an estimate and we were given the go ahead to do the work on the Mazda 5. Luckily the brake caliper could be freed off, using a little heat and did not need replacing. All the other parts, the discs and pads were replaced. The rear brakes were in good condition and only required a clean-up and the drums replacing.

This type of problem is a common fault with brake discs. Thus, is one of the reasons that you should have your car and your brakes serviced. Of course, here in the PellonAutocentre Halifax area we service car brakes on most car makes and models. In a service one of the things that we do is to clean and grease the caliper’s. So that they do not seize up and frighten the customer to death. Especially, when they hear the dreaded grinding noise of metal on metal. Naturally, when their brake pads wear out.

The job was completed and the happy customer picked up her car in the evening.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer Mazda 5 car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Also selling 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.

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted+ Can Also be known as (Tracking)here in Halifax Yorkshire UK.

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Wheel Alignment is very important

If you are going to have a new set of tyres fitted. Then it will pay you to have the four wheel alignment checked. Of course, if it is out then adjusted to the correct settings. Ensuring that you your new tyres will have the best start possible. What I mean is that when your steering geometry is set correctly. Then your car will perform to its maximum, and the steering will feel correct and

wheel alignment
Worn tyre edges due to the wheel alignment being out

the steering wheel will be straight.

We all know the feeling when the car steering wheel is off centre and when you try to straighten the wheel the car veers to the left or right, not very comfortable at all, this what wheel alignment equipment does for you, it will correct that and the car will steer and drive perfectly. There are many types of alignment machines on the market place and in my opinion they all do the same job, they correct your cars alignment. The one featured in this article from the back of a van, will do just the same job as an all whistling £20000 machine that sits on its own car lift and gives you a computer printout at the end it. They all do the same final job and read the state of your cars Wheel Alignment Halifax

Four Wheel Alignment Adjusted

W.heel alignment will affect the amount of wear  that your tyres have to withstand. The  alignment settings on most cars is designed to minim wear and tear and keep a high level of driver and passenger control and comfort.y carrying out the correct four wheel alignment you will reduce wear on the tread rubber of your tyres, this will give you a comfortable increase in their life and performance, the correct alignment will also  improve your cars fuel economy.  It will also keep high standards for the cars  handling and driving safety by minimizing your cars  steering and stability problems.

Misalignment can be caused by hitting a kerb or driving over a pothole, it can also be thrown out in more severe cases like a collision or other forms of accidents, which could easily knock your cars suspension out of alignment. Misalignment can usually happen as your cars suspension and steering parts wear out or when they are replaced. When your cars wheel alignment is incorrect, then rapid tyre wear will happen especially on either of the tyres edges, where the tread and the sidewall meet each other, and vehicles handling will be badly affected. It is usually the case that you will have to replace your damaged tyres sooner than expected.

To update we have now invested in a new Hofmann four wheel alignment machine.

Wheel Alignment Adjusted
This tyre is worn out on one side due the wheel alignment being out.

Solar Power-Used for use With Battery Charging and night battery storage

Solar Power

Waka-Waka bring out new SOLAR POWER battery charger

solar power battery

A Dutch company who have invented many types of Solar power battery chargers and light, mainly for the developing countries, who do not have a stable electric power system, has come up with a great product now named as the Waka-Waka-power .

The WWP (WAKA-WAKA-POWER) has been designed with a joint venture from a team of micro chip makers to make the WWP much slimmer and more lighter than its predecessor the WAKA-WAKA-LIGHT.

More Reading…

“Place Waka Waka Power in direct sunlight for a whole day and you will notice that the batteries will be completely full, even if you live in New York or Seattle (where the intensity of the sun is far less than in Texas). The capacity of the battery is large enough to fully operate most mobile phone from completely depleted, to practically full. On top of this, you will have 10 or more hours of excellent reading light as well. If you don’t charge your phone or tablet, as said before, you can have more than 40 hours of light.”… http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wakawakalight/wakawaka-power-the-best-compact-solar-power-statio

New technology used in developing countries.

So, in my opinion this is a great breakthrough for solar energy. Both in the developing countries and to contribute towards the rest of the Worlds green energy and storage problems . At the present time, the combined saving in energy costs must be phenomenal. Hence, if people used this charging device to charge up their mobile phones. Including the new type phones from this sun powered WWP  solar charging machine.

This is truly a great invention by this Dutch company. So, in my opinion the way forward and will also eliminate the use kerosene. Give these points, that is the liquid fuel used by so many African families for their lighting on a night time and causes so many burning accidents to the users.

 Solar Power More Reading…

“ You live in a place near the equator. The climate is nice and your bananas grow well, but due the latitude it gets dark at around 6pm/18.00 hrs. And pretty fast as well,

solar power storage
Roof tiles that blend into the rest of the roof are now the latest solar panels to be used in the building of new houses in some countries.

there is hardly any twilight as many people that live at higher latitudes know it. Here, it is like a light-switch has been turned off: within a few minutes it is dark. Pitch dark”… http://flexiwaysolar.com/kerosene-lamps-the-problem/

The WWP company brought out the WWK Light to try eliminate the use of kerosene fluid for lighting. This new invention has taken to the next stage the power of the equipment to use solar power to help these people and now the rest of the World in the quest for greener and safer energy.

Air-Con Service-Service your cars AIR-CON the weathers getting hotter ?

Air-Con Service

Air-Con Service Summer may be here at last ?

Our weather here in the UK is forecast to get get hotter this Summer. The weather companies including the BBC have said that a high pressure system is due to start building.

 Although motorists are feeling the pinch.With the economy and the price of fuel. It could be a nightmare stuck in your car with the kids screaming in the back.Just because they are too hot. We all know the feeling. Especially on roads like the A14 and M11, busy holiday destinations. Where there are always traffic jams whatever time of day. You can be guaranteed of getting caught up in a huge snarl up.

 Air-Con Service
car having Air-Con service in Halifax GB

If this happens and the temperature reaches 30 degrees. Thus, you will definitely need your cars Air-Con working. Also now is time to have your Air-Con serviced. It is no good leaving it until you are on your journey. If you are driving on the Continent and your AC fails. It could cost you up to 10 times the price as it does here in the UK. In France. A friend of mine , (who lives there). Always waits until he visits the UK to have his Air-Con Service. Also buys tyres and batteries, because of the price difference.Especially, between here and the other European countries.

Just out of interest.The first air con- system for a car was invented back in 1939 by Packard, in America and was the first to be fitted in the factory in 1940. The first refrigerant originally used was highly damaging to the atmosphere, and a safer gas was later used in the 1960s.

Air-Con Service

Here at Pellonautocentre in Halifax GB. We have many customers that have an annual Air-Con service. This ensures that their car performs properly all the year round.It ensures that  their  system works without a hitch. This will clean out all the dirt and germs that have built up in the course of time. It will also recharge the gas as necessary. The other option would be to leave yours on until there is a drop in the  temperature and performance.

This way will leave a risk of leaving yours on  until there is a problem, the problem may arise with the result in a bigger repair and service bill. Either way, in between summers, you do still need to think about your air conditioning system, we recommend that you leave yours on all through the autumn and winter, this stops the gas pressure from falling. Most of the public do not know that you should leave the Air-Con on all year round, but I do understand that the cars now coming out with smaller and greener engines will use more fuel with the Air-Con Service in cooler weather. Any bad smells coming from your air- con system should be checked at your nearest Autocentre for a Car Service, if you do not know of one in your area look online for your nearest Unipart Car Care Centre, where you will get free advice on what to do with your car  Air-Con System.

air-con service machine


In the Halifax area of West Yorkshire, you can have your Air-Con Service done by experts, and should be looking to pay around £45 for a complete Air-Con service.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Selling  tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk . Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Consequently, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists. So, who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station.

Air Con Problems for the owner of this VW Golf ?

Air Con

4-year-old VW Golf has Air Con Problems

As I have said many times this is the time of year that we can be busy rectifying air con problems on our customer’s cars. This year we are enjoying a nice warm sunny summer.So, because many of the new model cars have been fitted with air con as standard. Of course, then the need for the air con to work and cool the car interior has never been more important. Many of our customers also travel to continental Europe for their holidays. So a good cold air con system is imperative for a good and comfortable journey.

air con
VW Golf with the old damaged condenser still fitted in place

There are many reasons why your cars air con can fail you. By and large, the commonest being that the customer switches it off in the winter time. Importantly, when summer comes expects their  air con to work normally. But in over half the cases their system will need a re-gas. After the re-gas is when other problems occur. The main problem is that if the air con system is not used then the system does not get lubricated. Consequently this will dry out causing common problems such as failed “O” rings and rubber hoses, due to the drying out process.

Sometimes we may get a customer in who says that the car is blowing cool air into the cab, but not cold air. This is usually when the air con is set at high with the fans on high but the car is still only blowing in the cool air, we have all been there, you just can’t get the car cold enough?

What we do in this case is first to check that the cooling fans are running

On the Refrigeration Condenser (the thing that looks like a radiator usually at the front of the car’s engine) when the air con system is switched on. Naturally, checking out the condenser for any debris such as dead leaves, dust or insects that may be clogging the condenser up, you would be surprised what we find clogging the Air Conditioning Condenser Unit up?

We also check out the Pollen Filter or cabin filter as it is sometimes known as, if it clogged up then we will replace it. We then check the pressures of the air con system to see if they confirm what they should be set at in the user’s manual. The condenser is a very important part of the air con system.

It works the opposite way to the radiator (evaporator), it sits at the front of the car and air is blown over the condenser, but the air soaks up the heat and then cools the refrigerant inside the air con system. All this is done under high pressure, the air carries the heat out of your car and the refrigerant converts it back to a liquid. The liquid is then sent back to the evaporator (a low-pressure area) and the taking place of the system moving from a high-pressure area to low-pressure area forces the refrigerants temperature to perform a rapid drop and the cycle starts all over again, super cooling the cab of your vehicle (simple?).

VW Golf had an air con cooling problem

On a day last week, we had a car presented to us with this exact problem, we carry out all repairs and other work on car  air con systems here at Pellon Autocentre in Halifax UK. Subsequently, the air was coming out in the cab cool but not super cool. The car was a 2010 VW Golf (only 4 years old). The

air con
VW Golf with a brand new condenser fitted ready for a re-gas

the customer left the car with us and we proceeded to connect up our air con machine and re-gas the cars cooling system. The problem was spotted straight away because the car started to leak out the liquid from the condenser at the front of the car. After an examination of the condenser, we found out that car had recently had a minor bump at the front end, and consequently damaged the air con condenser. In earlier times this is what happened to car radiators nowadays this is where the air con condenser sits and so takes the brunt of any damage from stones or small accidents.

However this was one of our easier jobs to do and we replaced the condenser with a new one, re-gassed the system and the customer and his VW Golf went on their way, with a nice cold cabin their car.

Servicing tips -How to beat the sexist mechanics: Simple tips for women to avoid being ripped

Servicing tips
ladies know how to look after the car and the purse strings

How to beat the sexist mechanics: Servicing tips for women to avoid being ripped …

Women who know little about car repairs can make sure they aren’t being ripped off by their mechanic by simply suggesting a price for the work.

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

 Most women customers are very confident when buying anything including having their car repaired.We now even have more female

Servicing tips
Female customers are just as confident as men now when dealing with their garage of choice and Servicing tips

mechanics

Servicing tips
female mechanics are getting more common these days

 

So in general then I think that the garages who try to deceive female customers off. Of course, will be dishonest and also try to pull the wool over the eyes of all their customers ? men and women. “THESE GARAGES ARE A FOOL TO THEMSELVES”. So, our lady customers know when they are not been told the truth.

Hence, if the price looks and sounds wrong then it probably will be wrong. We are not now members of Unipart Car Care Centres. Having regular Servicing tips meetings and contacts with other garages.

It is our experience that our lady customers make up 60% of our total customer base. So, if a garage wants to keep this very important customer base then the ladies have to be treat in the correct manner.

Female customers look for a trustworthy garage

Believe me the ladies know what they are on about and would not go to the garage with their car that they did not trust. So, if they thought that they had been ripped off, they would not go back there a second time. Another addition to this story is that we now have an increasing number of female mechanics, with many Motor Mechanic Jobs going to females.

Incidentally, who are just as competent as male mechanics and are probably more sensible. A strange thing happened the other day? a lady customer who was in for an MOT test asked us the price of a service to go with the MOT test. The lady agreed to the price and we duly did the work;The lady was happy with the job and the price paid and went home, satisfied. About an hour later the ladies husband rang us up and told us in no uncertain words that we had RIPPED his wife off. WOW.

HERE IS A SECOND OPINION…

“You don’t ‘suggest’ a price to the garage looking to do the work, whether you know a bit or not. There is a price for the part/s and a price for the labour. The part/s you can research, but they may be privy to discounts etc you aren’t due to trade links, and the labour charge you either agree to or don’t – you could dispute the number of hours charged, but if you think it would take a shorter time, do it yourself. What a daft, American study from three probably biased and slightly bitter women who have fell foul, in their opinion of the motor trade”…

 

Car Air conditioning (air con)-A busy time of year

Car Air conditioning

Car Air conditioning bring many problems for their drivers

Here in Halifax in the UK, we are experiencing a particularly warm and pleasant summer. We are at the moment in the middle of the main holiday season and trade can be a little hit and

Car Air conditioning
Volvo air con condenser removed to fit a new “O” ring.

miss. Many of our customers have had their cars serviced in preparation for their summer holidays, so the servicing side of the business can be a little slower this time of year.

However, one of the things that have kept us going in this hot summer is the number of cars with Car Air conditioning systems that break or have never worked for years. The hot weather makes them dig deep into their pockets and have the air con Operating Systems serviced or repaired. The cars that come to my garage with problems are usually older cars and some come to us complaining that they are having strong smells coming from inside the car.

This is due to the Car Air conditioning system not been used often

with a build-up of nasty’s in the evaporator located just behind the dashboard, this consists of molds, fungi and bacteria, that can cause some drivers to feel ill. This problem can be remedied by using an anti-bacterial spray which should get your car back to smelling fresh again.

Unfortunately, the Car Air conditioning system in cars are not covered by warranty and the system will need servicing from time to time when the gas starts to deplete and the air con system stops working properly, leaving the driver hot and sweaty.

For some reason motorists in the UK, where we have four seasons a year switch off their air con systems in the winter time. I do not think they know that you can run the air con and the car heater at the same time and also the smaller cars with the lower engine capacities will use much more fuel and so they switch the air con off.

Car Air conditioning
Volvo broke “O” that caused all the problems

Car Air conditioning system can dry out if not used

This result is that the system will dry out and start to damage some of the internal parts. Including small “O”, rings that act as seals within the air con system. These are normally lubricated by the “PAG OIL” that circulates within the system when the air con is in use. The consequences of this are the refrigerant gas that is confined to the system . So,will leak out through the broken “O” ring. Causing it not to work.

To find where the leak is we have to re-gas the system . So,and try to find the leak with a special chemical .That we use to show us where the leak is and then repairing the fault.

In fact, this was the case just the other day. A customer called into to see us with a problem with his Car Air conditioning. In fact, it was not working at all. The car was an older Volvo V40 and the customer always switched the air con off in winter. The car was five-year-old and so we started the process of re-gassing the system. So, in order that we could find out what the problem was.

Indeed, we used our special leak detecting tool.

Finding out the place where the gas had leaked more or less straight away. The problem was due to his air con system drying out. Breaking one of the “O” ring seals. This is a common thing with most cars. If the engines do not run then the hoses and other rubber parts will dry out and perish, because of no lubrication exactly the same as the air con system, the “PAG OIL” circulates in the system and oil all the parts when the system is running. The particular “O” ring was located in the high-pressure pipe part of the condenser which had to be removed and a new one fitted. Here at Pellon Autocentre can repair most models of cars air con and heater systems in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire.

Many other things can go wrong with air con but I will cover those when and if they happen in other blogs.

Car Air conditioning

The new “O” ring was fitted and the driver drove away much happier with his nice cool Volvo.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes and models of vehicles. So, we are members of Unipart Car Care centres .Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Significantly, we also sell tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk  . Finally, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.