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Bridgestone Turanza T0025 Tyres Fitted onto this VW Golf

Bridgestone Turanza T0025 Tyres

All this cold rainy weather is bringing all sorts of cars in for different things. As motorists prepare their cars for the summer holidays, coming up in the near future. As you can imagine this can be a busy time for garages all up and down the country. So, as customers want all the little jobs doing that have been put off. Hence, before they set off on their journey.

Bridgestone Turanza T0025 Tyres

New Bridgestone tyres

One of the things that has hit us most, is the number of cars wanting the Air-Conditioning looking at. At times we could have done with two machines. There was such a rush from the customers to get their air-con seen to(no signs of a recession here). Another problem that affects the motorists in hot weather is the brakes.

We will start getting phone calls in the near future from people with noisy and squeaking brakes as the hot dry weather start to take its toll on the brake pads. All the dust from the pads and from the dry roads, start to accumulate between the pads and the discs and build to make the brakes very noisy and requiring attention from the garages.

Wiper blades also wear faster in the heat. The build up of dust and insects require us to use our wipers more often. In the winter time we use the wipers to clear away the water from rain and snow. But in summer we use them to clear away dirt and insects . So they will not use as much water and therefore come under pressure from friction, and friction means greater wear thus they wear out much quicker, so make sure that your window wash bottle is always full and the correct anti-smear washer liquid is used, there is nothing worse than a smeared windscreen with the Sun shining through the screen and you can not see anything.

Special car for a set of new tyres

This week we were asked from a customer for a new type of Bridgestone tyre. Bridgestone are one of the worlds leading tyre manufacturers. As a result we could offer the guy the Bridgestone Turanza T005 tyres for his VW Golf. If you would like a great review about these tyres please click the link.

A second car followed very shortly a stunning Aston Martin. Also wanting replacement Bridgestone tyres. It always makes me proud that customers trust us to have Bridgestone Tyres Fitted . Especially on these very expensive cars. Of course this is why we always keep up to date with the best fitting machines and of course my excellent fitters led by Alex Bray. The tyres were over £1000.00 for the set and the customer let me use a few pictures of his car for my blog, many thanks to him.Bridgestone Tyres Fitted

Thanks Eric Roberts…

 

 

Runflat Tyres Safer

Runflat Tyres Safer-Are now a Major Car Safety Feature-by Bridgestone Tyres

Runflat Tyres Safer

Bridgestone tyres

So, Bridgestone tyres first started to develop the concept of the runflat tyre. Of course, in Japan as part of type of aid to disabled people. The tyre that was used was a 175/70×13 that had a strengthened side wall. Consequently, this was  fitted on to the Honda Civic. As a result, this was done in the “International Year Of The Disabled”.

Runflat Tyres Safer

Bridgestone tyres run flat

 

Later this side wall protection technology was used on the Porsche 959. Bridgestone called the new tyre the Potenza RE71.

This new development proved a success. So,in the 1990s Bridgestone  developed the TPMS,”Tyre Pressure Monitoring System” . This was to enable the driver to know when a tyre had lost pressure.Henceforth, a light on the dash would be light up when the tyre pressure dropped. Subsequently, warning the driver if a tyre went flat. In my opinion this made the Runflat Tyres Safer. Of course, this system was to become very popular as a safety feature. So,and was fitted to many of the German made cars such as BMW.

Runflat Tyres are Safer allowing the driver to carry on driving the car with a flat tyre.

There are restrictions though. Specifically, the car must be driven at 50 mph for a maximum distance of 50 miles. This enables the driver to drive the car to a safe stopping place. Explicitly, without the car swerving or deviating off course. Those cars that are fitted with this Runflat Tyres Safer system. Therefore, do not carry a jack or spare wheel !

In my opinion this lets the system down. Some car makers will tell us that this makes the car lighter. Therefore more fuel efficient and so greener. In my opinion I feel that in general it is a good idea and makes the vehicles much safer. Significantly, if the car has a rapid loss of air (blowout). Say on a busy motorway. Of course with runflats the car will not deviate. Keeping it in a straight line,making driving with Runflat Tyres much Safer.

The odds of this happening though are not as high as the motorist having what I call a “normal puncture”,

this is where the grey area is and this is what Bridgestone  say…

With certain types of punctures in the tread area, the Bridgestone Run-Flat technology tyres may be repaired subject to certain conditions (Depending on how far and at what speed the car was driven after the puncture). Please consult your nearest RFT authorized dealer to have yours inspected.
Before attempting a repair, consult the vehicle owner’s manual for restrictions. The vehicle manufacturer may restrict the use of repaired tires on its vehicles”… 

In my opinion we would repair a runflat tyre only if the customer says that he has had a slight loss of pressure and we can find an object such as a screw or nail within the legal area of a normal tyre puncture for example ¾ 0f the tread width from the centre of the tread outwards and the tyre had not run whilst in a totally deflated state, we would have to take the drivers word for this,so we always take caution and inspect the tyre for any signs of running under inflated, such as

Runflat Tyres Safer

How a runflat tyre works

carbon dust or creasing and cracking on the inside of the casing. If we are not sure we would always fit a new tyre.

Eric Roberts… https://www.pellonautocentre.com/runflat_tyres.htm

Can I replace run flat tyres with normal tyres ?

In my opinion the answer is NO , but the following text from  Bridgestones  website does open a slight gap…

Bridgestone EU do not recommend mixing tyres with Run-Flat Technology and standard tyres on the same vehicle, even if paired in axle sets. If you have a puncture, tyres with Run-Flat Technology are designed to permit you to proceed to a tyre dealer where you can have the tyre checked and replaced if necessary with another tyre with Run Flat Tyres Technology. In exceptional and emergency circumstances a conventional tyre of the same size can be fitted. It must be noted that standard tyres do not have Runflat Tyres Safer characteristics and should be removed at the earliest opportunity”http://www.runflat.eu/english/qa/

In my opinion they should say that the two different types of tyres should not be mixed, but they say that you can mix them in an emergency, could the fact that the car owner just cant afford them be classed as an emergency.

Ring your insurance company is the advice that I give to all you 2nd and 3rd hand BMW Mini owners when you fall on the floor at the cost of replacing runflat tyres.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Significantly, we are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Selling Cheap Runflat Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk . Of curse,by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work. Naturally, and leave their car with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

bridgestone tyres

New Bridgestone A001-Weather Control tyres for a safer all year round driving experience.

New Bridgestone A001

This tyre the New Bridgestone A001 developed for certain European countries

Of course, Bridgestone tyres are the largest tyre company in the World. So, who are always developing new tyre products. Consequently, to suit different weather conditions on our roads. The new tyre the A001 is no exception. This new Bridgestone tyres has been developed for countries that have very wet winter (and summer) climates. Naturally, with the addition of very cold and snowy spells.

This of coarse includes us here in the UK. Including, other European countries consisting of France ,Ireland,Belgium and perhaps Denmark. Subsequently, in my opinion. The new New Bridgestone A001 tyre is really in the class of an all weather tyre. Possibly should be left on the car the all year round. Especially in a very wet summer that we are definitely experiencing in more recent years.

New Bridgestone A001

New Bridgestone A001 tyre

 

The new tyre achieves this ability to get rid of high water volumes. Including, a large amount of sipes on the tyres edges. As a result, this has also found to be an advantage when facing ice and snowy conditions. Of course, during the hardest winter months.

Bridgestone tyre have also added their expertise in tyre compounds, probably emanated from their days in F1 racing and added “silica” to the tyres compound, this gives the new ones the ability to stay more flexible when the temperature drops bellow the dreaded 7 degree, this is the temperature where summers  start to loose their grip by becoming harder and not allowing the tread to grip.

The new Bridgestone A001 is available in most popular sizes

And is marked as an M+S to cope with all winter conditions and as I say earlier will be best kept tyres on the car as an all-weather tyre not having to change from summer to winter tyres.

Eric Roberts

Suspension Arm BoltsFor further reading…

Bridgestone has recently launched its A001 ‘all weather tyre’ in the UK. The tyre is designed to cope with the more challenging winter driving conditions whilst at the same time maintaining high performance in the summer months and is available at 400 selected stockists across the UK. Honest John checked with Bridgestone that sufficient stocks are available to meed the current surge in demand”… http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/parts-and-accessories/2010-11/winter-tyres/

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Cheap Bridgestone Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk.

Bridgestone First-With AA Rated Tyre-Followed by Pirelli Tyres

Bridgestone First

Bridgestone First tyres and Michelin AA Ratings

This is a great achievement.Hence, in the race to become the first AA rated tyre. In the new European tyre ratings system.Thus, to give more information to consumers.For the reason, regarding the performance ratings of each individual tyres that are made. The new Bridgestone tyres are produced in Japan. So, were the first to receive a Bridgestone First on Japans coveted rating of AAA .Therefore, and will be released in Europe at the beginning of October.Bridgestone First

The first Bridgestone First to be made was the 195/65R15 H rated tyre. The new rating is for grip on wet roads.Hence, for the road noise or lack of it. This is measured in decibels.Thus, to show how quite the tyre is on all types of road surface. The new tyres are also very light in weight.So, will compliment the new EV cars that are now on the market. Bridgestone First tyres have made the new tyre lighter.Thus, to help reduce the weight of these new EV cars. Naturally for greener performance and lower emissions. This is in line with all the major tyre companies.Hence, to make tyre more lighter and also give them much better rolling resistance.Therefore reduce emissions.

Bridgestone First tyres will start to label all the tyres. That they produce from this July(the official date is October) but Bridgestone will be ahead of this target. More information about the new tyre labelling scheme. Therefore, can be seen on the following link.  https://www.pellonautocentre.com/?p=2148 .

One of Bridgestones senior executives a Mr Frank Annunziato said” We are extremely proud of that fact that Bridgestone Car Tyres became one of the first companies which have declared release on the European market of tyres with the rating“ AA ”.

Bridgestone First tyres are followed by Pirelli, Kumho and Hankook tyres with AA ratings

Other new tyres that will be coming to the market place. These are Pirelli tyres with the new “Cinturato P7 Blue” this tyre also has a AA rating. Released, in the spring of next year (2013) they will be followed by my other favorite  tyre manufacturers Kumho tyres and Hankook tyres of Korea.

Michelin have also established a AA rating on some of their products which I will cover on another article. Lastly, please click the links bellow for more information about this product.

http://tire-ratings.findthebest.com/d/dir/Bridgestone   http://www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu/stories/6763   http://www.1010tires.com/Tires/Reviews/Bridgestone

Eric Roberts

Performance Tyres-Should You Fit Performance Tyres to a Performance Car?

Performance Tyres

Stick to performance tyres

If you happen to own a performance car.So, or a sporty BMW or Mercedes. Therefore, and require new tyres. Then it is my opinion that you stick to the tyres that were supplied original equipment on your

performance tyres

Yokohama makes excellent performance tyres gained from their motorsport participation.

car. Some people try to cut corners by fitting “cheap tyres .” Hence,to this type of car. But these are built with higher speed ratings. Thus, than those for your more usual kinds of cars. They usually have a softer compound. For this reason, which enables them to grip better. Especially, when cornering in wet weather at high speeds. This better grip allows the drivers of performance cars.Consequently, to have more confidence when driving on slippery, greasy roads. Perhaps, after there has been a thunder storm.

Performance Tyres

The secret of selecting the correct ones in the first place is to try stick to the ones that you have on as original equipment. For example, if you have Pirelli p-zero fitted then stick to the same. You can find as much information as you like on the internet, by checking out the manufacturers information about the ones you have fitted to your car. This is important for if the tyre that you have on has been superseded by a new type. It will tell you if the new form is comparable to your old one and so safe to fit when mixed on the same car.

When you buy your new replacements, please make sure that the new ones have the correct speed rating. This is on the side-wall and is marked after the size and load rating for example 19565h15 88 H; the 88 is the load rating this tells you the weight that it can safely carry, and the”H” is the speed rating in this case above 130 mph. All the manufacturers are constantly upgrading their products to keep up with the ever-changing car makers quest for faster more economical cars, and the tyre companies must follow with better products. Top companies such as Michelin, Goodyear and Yokohama take part in racing events to test different compounds and designs for the average guy on the road.

When the car is third hand then buy mid range tyres

To sum up, in my opinion, I think that drivers of the faster cars should stick to the same ones that were in the car when they bought it. If the vehicle is third hand, then it should be all-right to fit mid-range tyres such as Yokohama tyres to save on costs but retain a good quality tyre.

 Eric Roberts

Performance Tyres

Yokohama Performance Tyres are rapidly catching up with the big boys, due to their involvement in F4 racing and other race events.

Bridgestone Air Free Tyres-Excellent for Puncture free Plant Hire vehicles.

Tokyo Motorshow unveils the new Bridgestone Air Free Tyres

Bridgestone Air Free Tyres-A brand new concept. Has appeared at the Toyota Motor  Show, Thus, a brand new tyre that does not need any air the Airless Tyre . The new tyre is made of totally different materials.Especially, to the  conventional tyres made of rubber compounds.

Bridgestone Air Free Tyres

Bridgestone Air Free Tyres-new Bridgestone concept tyre and wheel in one

For this reason, they are  made up of Thermo- plastic resins.Hence, this material is very flexible with great durability and is 100% recyclable.

The tyre (if we should call it that) will be free of punctures.Naturally, the run flat concept could be a thing of the past .

Although at this stage I am not sure. Therefore, to the extent that this product has been tested. My own theory. Is that it will be used for tripping around towns on little “green” energy saving cars. Michelin has also developed a similar concept tyres. Thus, called the Tweel as shown in the image.

Bridgestone tyres claim that the new resin that makes the tyres can be melted down and made into new tyres, therefore making the new product much less wasteful than the standard rubber tyres . Another great advantage is that the vehicle that has the tyres fitted will not have to carry a spare, the design means that the tyre can not be punctured,

Bridgestone Air Free Tyres

Michelin tweel wheel

 

another great feature by Bridgestone tyres.

Bridgestone tyres are a great innovative tyre company and I admire their attempts to make a better World.  Eric Roberts.

I think that this new design fits well into the need for change that allows this product to fit into a greener and environmental friendly World, but I don’t think it will be the end all of all our problems produced by the rubber tyre, but it is a good start, it will also put people out of work in the service industry, but we will have a cleaner Planet. For more information and pictures please click the link bellow.

Bridgestone Air Free Tyres could be used on Plant off road vehicles

http://inhabitat.com/bridgestones-new-air-free-tires-are-100-recyclable/

Bridgestone tyres are available online at www.pellontyres.co.uk

 

 

 

Bridgestone SUV tyres-More Information About Bridgestone SUV and 4×4 Tyres

Pellon tyres in Halifax rate the Bridgestone SUV tyres very highly they are a popular choice for SUV and 4X4 owners and are good in summer and winter conditions depending on the tyre you choose.

Bridgestone SUV tyres Dueler Sport (4×4 tyres)

The excellent Bridgestone SUV tyres Dueler H/P Sport (Highway/Performance) is designed for high powered luxury 4×4’s and SUV’s such as BMW ,Audi and Volvo. Bridgestone SUV tyres bring out many tyres to suit this type of vehicle range in their effort and strive for perfection and keeping up with changes to tyre technology to suit modern car designs and performances. This tyre is available in tyre sizes up to 27545Y20 and is a popular choice at Pellon tyres on the modern SUV2s and 4×4”s.

Bridgestone 400

The Dueler Highway / Luxury 400 is another high performance SUV tyre. This is another great tyre from Bridgestone tyres available in 25565T17 for the more robust vehicle.

Bridgestone REO31

The Bridgestone tyres  Dueler highway / Luxury 400 is a high performance SUV tyre. The REO 31 tyre is specially designed to fit the Lexus range of cars and is available in tyre size 23555V18. This tyre is mainly a summer tyre with a lighter tread pattern for motorway and suburban driving conditions.

Bridgestone Dueler 688

This Bridgestone tyreswill give you a smooth and quite ride, excellent for wet weather traction and long tyres life. This tyre is available in 21565S16.

Bridgestone SUV tyres

Bridgestone SUV tyres;All-terrain tyre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Bridgestone tyres Dueler 684 4×4 tyre

The 684 tyres are designed for those looking for good road stability and speedy motorway performance. It is this balance that has made it one of the most popular Bridgestone tyres , 4×4 tyres fitted as original equipment to a wide range of 4X4 vehicles. Pellon tyres have sold many of these tyre as replacements for OE fitments and are very popular amongst their 4×4 tyre customers.

Bridgestone Dueler 694 AT

Bridgestone tyres  have produced this rugged and stylish all-terrain tyre.  With outstanding performance. The Dueller 694 was designed to meet the growing demand from urban drivers for all-terrain patterns. A great new tyre keeps the capability and appeal of an aggressive all-terrain look, while providing good performance on the road. This tyre gives great performance on the road and off the road, say attending an agricultural show or in bad weather such as snow, a popular tyre from Bridgestone.

Bridgestone Dueler 693 AT

Due to the Advanced tread pattern grip that cuts through mud, sand, dirt and snow. This is a typical Bridgestone tyre design success story. The Bridgestone tyre gives excellent wear resistance and enhanced on-road driving performance, which is complemented with optimum off-road traction. The Dueler 693 offers robust off-road capability, smooth on-road comfort and all-terrain versatility. Therefore, an excellent product suited for the hilly terrain of West Yorkshire, hence its popularity at Pellon tyres.

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

Bridgestone SUV tyres

Bridgestone SUV tyres;The excellent Bridgestone tyres Dueler 694