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Apollo Tyres at Manchester United Partner Launch at Old Trafford the home of Manchester United

Apollo Tyres

Six figure three-year deal with Manchester United

I have just arrived back from the three venue launch of a three-year deal with the iconic Manchester United. The venues were in Edinburgh, London and the final one took place at the Old Trafford home of Manchester United.

apollo tyres

The impressive Apollo tyres coach

So, Apollo tyres are embarking on a three-year deal with Manchester United. To help launch the  brand here in the UK. The tyre company was first to make its tyres in Perambra, Kerala In India in 1976. They have since become the leading tyre maker in the national Capitol Region of India. Apollo was soon to be recognised for their excellent tyre products. For twenty years they kept them within the Indian economy.   Building their distinctive brand products and using good marketing initiatives to promote their products. Some of the things that Apollo did were to promote a customer loyalty scheme and help establish better-driving habits on the overcrowded Indian roads.

Apollo tyres then made the decision to expand outside of India and in 2006. They ventured into South Africa, by buying the Dunlop  International of South Africa, including the Regal tyres brand. This also included Zimbabwe and the Dunlop brand is now sold to over 30 African countries, using the renamed Apollo tyres Of South Africa brand name.

Apollo Tyres UK  then spread their wings into Europe

Consequently, acquiring Dutch tyre company Vredestein tyres, now known as Apollo Vredestein who also have strong links and a dealer network here in the UK. This was in 2009

Premiership trophy on display

and it was the plans of Apollo to set up a presence on yet another continent, Europe. The tyre company also went into partnership with a car battery manufacturer in Bangladesh in 2011.

The next step for Apollo tyres

Was to enter the North American marketplace, but after a huge setback failed to take over Cooper tyres and eventually pulled out of the deal.

Back here in the UK, Apollo has started to become a much larger player in the battle for tyre market share. Using the iconic Manchester United brand to become their launching pad for a market attack. I was invited as an independent tyre retailer, probably because of my past association with the Vredestein tyre brand, who are renowned for their excellent quality, especially their winter tyres collection.

We were to be on the third and final phase of the Apollo tyres promotional tour. With a tour of the Manchester United ground and museum. The tour was Apollo Tyresexcellent and conducted by professional tour guides who gave some insight into the clubs history and background.

This was most interesting !

Because not everybody were football fans and the ones that were football fans supported other clubs. So, after the tour, we were all invited for an evening meal on the ground. Happily,we were able to take pictures of the Premier League trophy. Subsequently, which the club kindly displayed in the dining room.

After an excellent meal, we were treated to a question and answer session from ex-Manchester United player Lou Macariall transported back to the Hilton Hotel in Manchester.There we were all given overnight accommodation and then treat for evening drinks in the hotel rooftop bar, we all had an excellent time.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working 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 Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

Outdated Car Tyres-Whats the Age of Your Tyres ? Read the sidewall it would be important to know?

Outdated Car Tyres

Outdated Car Tyres;It is important to know the age of your car tyres

It is very important that you should know the age of your  trailer and car tyre as you could be in great danger from a tyre blowout. This is what happened to the tyre in the picture.It

Outdated Car Tyres

As a result of the tyre sidewall lettering,This Michelin car tyre was found to be 19 years old

happened to a guy towing a caravan.Hence, he had bought a couple of weeks ago. Unbeknown to him the car tyres were very old Outdated Car Tyres. 8 years old in fact. This tyre blew out on the motorway. Luckily no one was hurt. He came to us for a replacement tyre.

He did not know the trouble that a Tyre Blowout Causes. After a thorough examination I concluded that the tyre was very old. Very perished, because it had been standing outside for a long time. The tyre had many side-wall cracks and as stated was 8 years old. This seems to be more of a problem when buying a second hand car or a second hand caravan or trailer. Please learn how to tell the age of the Outdated Car Tyres from the sidewall markings and if in doubt check your local MOT testing station for the correct information and change your car tyres

Outdated Car Tyres

caravan tyre involved in a “blowout”. Of course, the tyre is now scrap.

Carbibles explain car tyres and there markings.

“In August 2010. I bought a classic 1976 Mercedes with only 30,000 miles on it. The seller (who was only the second owner) warned me that he thought that the Michelin XVS tyres were pretty old (the spare was unused). 

I was aware of the dangers of old tyres from reading your tyre bible. But it was a Sunday and the tyres are an unusual size (205/70R14).Not readily available. I thought that I’d risk the trip back home (250 miles), but that I’d need to get new tyres ASAP. Unfortunately, one of the tyres didn’t last that long, and failed at 70 MPH (see photo, note my skid marks). It turned out that the tyres were date-stamped from week 30, 1986(!), so the advice about old tyres is indeed true!”...Read more http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

“Look directly at the tire for the following: DOT letters on the sidewall (only on one side), then adjacent is the tire’s serial number (up to 12 numbers and letters), which will include the week and year of manufacture”…

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

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

http://roadsafety.co.za/2010-03/the-truth-about-worn-tyres-is-bloody-scary/

 

 Eric Roberts