Great Looking Triumph Spitfire-Calls in at Pellon Tyres Halifax UK for some new tyres

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire

Here at Pellon tyres in Halifax West Yorkshire UK.We are very proud of the different type of customers. Naturally, and their interesting cars that come to us to buy their car tyres.

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire-It is always a pleasure to have a Triumph Spitfire into my garage for whatever the problem, this one had a new battery fitted. a 038 Tungstone battery.

  We sell and have available millions of sizes and types of car tyres. Hence, that are available on a daily basis to our customers.

The other day. We were honoured by the visit of a Great Looking Triumph Spitfire Car. Of course, for a set of new car tyres.

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire-triumph Spitfire at Pellon tyres

This car reminded me of a friend of mine called Peter. When we were in our early twenties.Hence, we both worked at the same tyre company in a town called Dewsbury . Thus, in the North of England. We both had different types of cars on and off.For this reason, my favourite was my Triumph Spitfire. As expected, was a white colour. But Pete bought a splendid blue Triumph Stag.

Great Looking Triumph Spitfire

Unfortunately, after about three weeks. Peter blew up the Stags engine. “Peter was in tears”.However, after a few phone calls (non-internet in those days).Of course, he found a garage in Leeds who could repair the engine at a reasonable price. In those days, we received a bonus for each car tyre that we fitted. So the new engine took some saving up for.

Pete had to get the car to Leeds, so we borrowed a trailer from a friend that owned Plant hire business and buy all of his car tyres from us. We loaded the car onto the flat trailer and headed for Leeds. The A62 was very quiet that Saturday morning but unbeknown to Peter the pin connecting the trailer to the tyre van came out and the Stag and trailer went crashing into a nearby field and was duly written off, what a horror story, one I will never forget, certainly Pete won’t.

Peter is now the owner of a successful car tyre outlet in Huddersfield but we still have a laugh about the incident.

Eric Roberts

Tyre offences-Courts convict 10,500 motorists for “CAR TYRES” Offences

Post Updated 22nd Dec 2013

Tyre offences;Convictions at a four year high for “defective”car tyres

Defective car tyre convictions in England and Wales are up year on year to a four year high in 2011, compared with figures from 2010. These figures were obtained by the UK tyre safety

Tyre offences,tyre checks

Tyre offences;West Midlands Police are regularly stopping motorists at road side checks to test the cars tyres for legality.

organisation known as “Tyre Safe”, and obtained from the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice.

This figure is up by more than a thousand motorists and reflects the determination by motorists to keep their cars on the road, even if their cars are not road worthy with defective car tyres.

Drivers with defective tyres will take all kinds of risks to avoid having to buy new tyre, but if they get caught it is a warning that the courts will lay down the law with “heavy hands”,if they are stopped by the Thames Valley Police with defective car committing Tyre offences, or are found out at the scene of an accident.

We as a tyre company are very aware that drivers are under much financial restrain in these days of recession , but it will cost more in the long run if you are stopped and have your tyres checked at a road side police block,it is not in your interest to hold off buying your car tyres for too long, the law is clamping down and fining people, with a greater use of “road side checks” to stop and prosecute motorists with Tyre offences for bald or faulty car tyres.

Have your car tyres checked for free

The law states that you must have 1.6 mm of tread depth across ¾ of the tread width from the centre outwards, this must cover the full circumference of the car tyre. If you are not sure about what you are looking for you can call into your friendly tyre dealer for a free tyre check.. This is important because you could face a fine of up to £2500 and have 3 penalty points deducted for each defective and Tyre offences car tyres.

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.


Tyre offences

Tyre offences;These car tyres need replacing

Sunbeam Rapier Cross Ply-Tyres-Classic car fitted with 590/600×13 TYRES

Sunbeam Rapier Cross Ply-Tyres

Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres-1961 Rapier had 600×13 whitewall tyres

One of the great things about my job. Hence, as MD of Pellon tyres. No two days are the same.Thus, the only unfortunate thing about this is that your time does fly when your having fun.

As expected, the other day I had a motorcycle battery to deliver, (we offer next day delivery). Because it was only a few mile away in Bradford, I decided to deliver the battery myself. I will very often provide batteries in the near by towns in West Yorkshire. We try to give the best service to our customers from our Tyre shop and web-sites.

Sunbeam Rapier Cross- Ply Tyres

Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres-Sunbeam Rapier S1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

However, I arrived at the house in Bradford.So the customer was out.Therefore, I hid the battery under a bucket and left a note. Thereupon, on my way back to my van I noticed an old car parked up in next doors drive. I love old cars and often write blogs about them. Hence, this was no exception.

The car was a Sunbeam Rapier. I was over the moon and took a couple of pictures. These cars reminded me of when I was a young mechanic, my friend Richard Ellis worked in Dewsbury at a Rootes garage, and I worked at a BMC garage ( soon to become British Leyland). We always shared stories about the good and bad points on the cars we worked on including the Sunbeam Rapier. I do not remember seen one until the other day in Bradford. I think the owner of he Sunbeam is a member of the Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club.

Sunbeam Rapier Cross Ply-Tyres

The Rapier was an up market version of the Hilman Minx the early ones only having a speed of 85mph. The Rapier was given tail fins and a new style grille for the radiator, with the options of a convertible body making the car look kool. As far as I can remember they originally came out on cross ply tyres in the sizes 590×13 and then 600×13 tyres but I stand corrected if you know better.

In 1961 the convertible came out and was a very sound car, it had whitewall tyres

and was fitted with a walnut dash with two tone paint, making the car look unique. The Rapier was out at the same time as the Vauxhall Cresta and the Ford Zodiac all iconic cars of the time.

Lastly, I hope this blog brings back some memories as it did to me. A story from a motorbike battery

 Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres

Sunbeam Rapier Cross-Ply Tyres-sunbeam rapier in Bradford sunbeam rapier with 600×13 tyres

sunbeam with 590/600×13 tyres

About Eric Roberts

Car Tyres Online Guide-Make sure that you order and Get The Right Ones?

Car Tyres Online Guide

Car Tyres Online-your car tyres are life savers?

Many motorists. Do not understand the importance of buying the rightCar Tyres Online. Therefore, they and do not link road safety and accidents. Hence, caused by the fitting of the wrong Car Tyres Online. Thus, many motorists are risking their lives. As a result, of leaving their tyres on the cars for too long. Consequently, after the legal limit has been reached. Indeed, many cars that have had an MOT. Naturally, have been failed with car tyres down to the steel belt.

Of course, this is not acceptable. Because it will be an innocent motorist in another car that will be injured. Therefore, by such disregard for their vehicles and car tyres. It is a good job that we are going to keep the one year DVLA MOT Rules now, to think the Government wanted to make the test every two years (hard to believe when you see the bald tyres that we take off)

So what do we do to improve? In my opinion, we should check (or have checked) our car tyres every week. You should check them for lumps and bumps on the side walls, and check the pressures; this is crucial. If you are elderly or cant manage this task. Therefore, you should go to your local garage or Auto-centre. Of course, to ask the staff to check the car tyres for you, we at Pellon tyres are only too willing the people in Halifax, and check their tyres, you have no excuse if you neglect your tyres going down the motorway at 90 miles an hour anything could happen?.

Car Tyres Online Guide

Car Tyres Online-bald tyres are getting more frequent

Car Tyres Online Guide-When buying new car tyres you should match them as near as possible to your old tyres.

Make sure that the speed and load ratings are the same, and you are matching like for like. Consequently, this has been one of the problems with ordering online; people do not get enough information and order the wrong Car Tyres Online Guide. It then costs them more to correct their errors. Save up for new tyres if possible if you must buy part worn tyres make sure they are legally marked and tested, don’t put any old part worn tyre on, they may have internal damage and been in a car crash.

If you have to buy Cheap Car Tyres, then make sure they are brand new. New Car Tyres Online come in all kind of price ranges to suit all pockets if you don’t know then take the word of your nearest trusted tyre dealer.

Take a look at the link below for an interesting article on the subject Read More


 Eric Roberts