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Goodyear Vectra 4 Seasons-Winter tyres time is here again check out these Goodyears

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Goodyear Vectra 4 Seasons Winter tyres fitted to Jeep Patriot This time of year we are starting to fit Winter tyres. In the month leading to winter, October/November is the time leading up to much colder weather here in the North of the UK. The days are getting shorter and the nights longer and colder.

Jeep Patriot having 4 new Goodyear Vectra 4 seasons tyres fitted

In the past three years. We have had worse weather than normal. With very heavy snow falls. Not as bad as some countries but enough to warrant drivers fitting winter and all season tyres to their cars. The trend in the past few years has been to fit winter tyres. Especially in the hillier district of Northern England. Our Scottish friends have been fitting Goodyear winter tyres for many years now, because they can be virtually certain of having some snow falls all throughout the winter months.

Here in England we have had a run of mild wet winters, I can even remember one year when roses were blooming at Christmas time. But for the time being we have been having much colder winters similar to Continental Europe when the wind has come from the East, from a very cold Russia. On the Saturday morning we had a particularly busy day fitting winter tyres to most cars that came in to my depot in Halifax UK. We also fitted a few different brands, which is always nice to see. Not all our customers go for cheap budget tyres, and some drivers prefer the leading brands.Winter Tyres Important

Saturday was a Pirelli  sales day, everything we sold seemed to be these two brands. One car that caught my eye was a Jeep Patriot, who was having an oil and filter change and four tyres fitted. The tyres were 215/60R17 Goodyear Vectra 4 seasons. These tyres are in fact what it says on the tin, they are not full blown winter tyres but are developed by Goodyear tyres as all the year round tyres.

Goodyear Vectra Winter Tyres-4 Seasons had a good write up from top German Car magazine Auto-Bild

This tyre has had good revues from the German Motor magazine Auto Bild they said that…”    “Top class all season tire. Well balanced and safe on snow, short braking distances on wet, high safety reserves on aquaplaning. Quiet and comfortable, low rolling resistance.” …http://www.autobild.de/

Checking the oil level after oil and filter change

The oil was changed and the tyres were fitted and the customer with the Jeep went on his way.

Article by Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

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Goodyear tyres award-All started With Charles Goodyear in the USA.

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All started by Charles Goodyear in the USA.

Accordingly, Goodyear Tyre Company had its seeds with Inventor Charles Goodyear in 1834. Charles first invented a tyre valve ! But was unable to impress any other business with his invention. Subsequently, he could not get financial backing. Goodyear tried for many years to transform the smelly gum that came from Brazil. Of course, into any kind of rubber product. Significantly, Charles desperately needed a new type of powder ! That would soak up the wetness of the rubber.

He was getting very desperate and one day bumped into a boyhood friend . Who had a small amount of capital to invest in Goodyear’s experiments. So, he started using magnesium as a drying agent. For the rubber and with the help of his family made hundreds of pairs of waterproof overshoes; I suppose they were similar to the ones that we get today for gardening. The problem came with the summer heat, before he could put them on the market and sell them; the whole lot melted because of the heat, the family were devastated.

Undeterred he carried on with his experiments

 Naturally, started to add quicklime and magnesium and also boiling the mixture. Of course, his endeavors were getting closer and closer to the rubber that he wanted. Charles was then making rubber ornaments and started to paint them and decorate them in any way he could. One day he was trying to clean the paint of one of his pieces with nitric acid and later discovered that the acid had affected the rubber making it turn black and smoother, this was the best rubber he had ever made.  

After several more years of failure and wasted backers money Goodyear was no further on. He couldn’t get the process of “vulcanisation” and all his work kept melting in the heat. Goodyear tyres awardCharles became destitute and for the next years suffered many setbacks in his life.

He carried on with his experiments and finally achieved his best result when he applied steam, under pressure for up to six hours at a temperature of  about 270 degrees F. This was his best rubber mix yet and his wealthy brother in law became interested in Goodyear tyres award product to use in his textile mills making shirts using the rubber on the ruffles made for “dandies”. This sparked off a great demand for rubber products.

At the time Goodyear could have become a millionaire, but he was still more interested in making other products from his new found invention. Rubber was to become what plastic is today. Go0dyear eventually died in 1860 in poverty, but later the loyalties from his rubber products kept his family in relative comfort…More Reading… http://www.goodyear.com/corporate/history/history_story.html

Charles Goodyear not related to the Goodyear tyres and rubber company.

The Goodyear Car Tyres company had nothing to do with Charles Goodyear but continued to grow into one of the largest tyre companies in the world. The rubber industry will be employing over 300,000 people in the USA alone.

Goodyear tyres award in my opinion is truly a great company and has received many honours in its time for product innovation creating over 324 inventions between 2010 and 2012. Because of this they have been awarded the prestigious accolade of being one of the top innovators, by Thomson Reuters…http://thomsonreuters.com/. Truly a worthy tribute to a great tyre company.

Article by Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. So, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Having worked for a couple for national tyre companies. Of course, in my younger days. Before starting my first automotive business. Now owning a garage and MOT testing centre. Luckily, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Including their related products that will help my business. Members of Point-S and Trading Standards . Finally, we are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre-Still a great 4×4 and SUV tyre option

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre

The tyre less wheel was a hard ride (Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre)

Way back in time when men first started to discover ways of building. So, they looked for ways and means to transport and transfer their materials. Firstly, man has always looked for ways to

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre; The famous Goodyear logo can be seen all over the motoring World.

reduce the workload. Making things more efficient for themselves. So, moving these building materials and other large objects. Would be too much for men power alone. So man invented other ways to do it. This is why the wheel was created. Of course, to try and make things much easier for themselves !and boy did it work!.

Must be remembered that the real first type of wheel would have been whole tree logs. Thus placed under the large objects to be moved. Consequently, and then levered by thousands of men. Loads were placed over it (such as when the Egyptian Pyramids where made). While the object was rolled forward. Constantly placing additional logs which were placed at the front. 

Chinese people were thought to be responsible for inventing the first wheels . As we see on carts and certainly the Romans used this old technology. Of course, this was much improved . So,by the addition of a metal band around the wooden wheel. Things did not move on for centuries. Consequently, until the rubber rim was invented by Charles Goodyear. The rest as we say is history, that brings right to where we are now driving about on sophisticated tyres.

Goodyear tyres were one of the pioneering founders of the tyre revolution.

Nowadays, there are many kinds of Goodyear tyres. There are tyres for all sorts of different applications such as tyres for muddy roads, snowy conditions, rough roads and several more types of tyres that you can readily find in the market. These tyres are usually made out of rubber and synthetic materials that produce tyres that are durable and road-worthy, such a tough unrelenting tyre is the Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre, specially made for such tough terrains that I have mentioned.

If you are a car or SUV owner it is odds on, that you have a spare tyre in your boot.(Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre)

Goodyear Wrangler tyres are easy to drive on, they are an easy tyre ride for giving great comfort to the driver of the 4×4 or SUV owner, they are very dependable, they can last for a long time with proper maintenance (checking your pressures at regular intervals). You must change your tyres when they are worn out, they can cause road accidents that could be fatal

To lower the odds and the risks of accidents, always have your tyres checked and make sure that they are compatible with the terrain you intend to cross. You must check your Goodyear Wranglers for pressure and examine them for cuts and bumps before you wonder out into the great beyond.

Goodyear Car Tyres are amongst the best in the tyre industry and have contributed to road safety over the past century, creating many unique tyre products, the Goodyear Wrangler is one of the best off/ road tyres in the World and competes with other such makes as General SUV tyres.

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery  industry now for 40 years. Working for a couple of national tyre companies 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.Of course, about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.