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Self Sealing Tyre-Kumho Tyres Introduce their New “Self Sealing Tyre”

Self Sealing Tyre

This is not a new Self Sealing Tyre from Kumho tyres?

This type of thing is not a new idea. Continental tyres recently brought out their own version of the self-sealing tyre. That they call the “Conti-Seal”. Pirelli tyres also do a similar thing that they call the “Seal-Inside”. (It is what it says on the tin) as they say.Self Sealing Tyre

This type of self-sealing tyre development is an excellent idea. Especially, for road safety and they all work on the same principal. Thus, the inside of the tread area is coated with “thick tacky sealant layer”. In the case of continental the sealant looks like thick black tar. So, when an object such as a screw or nail penetrates the tyre tread area. Then the hole is blocked by this substance. Consequently, only loses a small amount of tyre pressure. Enabling the driver to carry on their journey. Sometimes even not  knowing about the object stuck into their tyre.

In my opinion I think that this is a good idea. A step forward in the fight to better our road safety standard. Sometimes if a normal tyre is penetrated there will be a sudden loss of air in the tyres. Instantly deflating the tyre. Hence, causing the car to swerve and deviate off course. So, in the worse scenario could be causing a bad accident.

At the moment, Kumho is only using the self-sealing tyres in their own country. South Korea. But I guess it will not be long before the tyres are distributed across the Globe. So, to compete with Continental and Pirelli. I would have thought that the extra weight of the sealant could have jeopardised the handling of the cars. But apparently they handle just as good as a normal tyre.

Self Sealing Tyre

A Kumho spokesman said, “While the weight of a Self Sealing Tyre is about 10 percent higher than a normal tire, ride quality, braking performance, handling performance and noise levels are equivalent to normal tyres” so that answers my question?

I myself prefer this self-seal method to the “Continental Self Sealing Tyre”. It would also be of great advantage on caravans and trailers. But at the moment, I do not think that there are tyre sizes to fit this type of vehicle. I also feel that these new self- seal tyres should be used on the more new vehicle. Volkswagen was the first to use them. Securing an exclusive one-year deal with Continental Tyres UK Ltd for an exclusive use of the product, but this has now finished its time limit and the Self Sealing Tyre will probably available to other car manufacturers.  

Self Sealing Tyre

Kumho’s self-seal tyre

Over the years the puncture problem has improved, I am old enough to remember when we fitted a tube into almost every puncture, but traffic was much lighter and we didn’t have many motorways. We still though repair many punctures a week and it makes me cringe at the way that car makers are trying their utmost to get away with having to fit spare wheels to cars.

 Self Sealing Tyre-We still get tyres presented to us that have sidewall damage,

But luckily for the driver, the car has had a spare wheel. I think that the small space saver wheels are a better compromise that no spare wheel at all because as I have said earlier, there are many cars that run over a sharp object and damage the sidewall and without a spare the driver is going to be stuck. A Continental Car Tyres Self Sealing Tyre would certainly get you home and a space saver would get you home but not a Self Sealing Tyre, the material would not plug a hole in the sidewall and the driver would be stranded.

My wife bought a Nissan Juke that did not have a spare so the first thing I did was to buy a spare alloy wheel and fit a tyre to match the others and we took it with us when we went on a long or important journey, just in case. See all about the new tyre in Kumho Tyre Reviews.

  Eric Roberts

Tyre Care for Lady drivers -(This includes Everyone really)

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

-Don’t think that because you are a woman you are exempt from checking the tyres on your car and making sure it is running well.

Unfortunately, the first signs of a tyre problem could be significant ! While many drivers notice odd sounds as they drive along ! Indeed or shaky handling during a trip. So, tyres tend to get overlooked . Subsequently, unless your car hits a pothole ! Winding up with a flat tyre. What drivers don’t realize is that tyres are extremely important. Of course in keeping the car under control during a journey. Tyres grip the road and keep your automobile firmly on course. Significantly, tyres need care and attention, just like any piece of your cars equipment. Weekly checks will keep your tyres in good condition. Of course and it really does not take too much of your time. Carrying out this important task to keep your tyres in good condition and  working well.

Tyre Inflation

Firstly, make sure your tyres are properly inflated. Not only will this ensure they will be performing the way they should ! But it will also increase your fuel consumption. translating to money savings for the cars owner. Interestingly, we just love the word savings ! don’t we ladies? To check the Air Pressure on your own, use a pressure gauge which can easily be purchased at just about any car equipment store. Make sure to check your tyre pressure when the tyres are cold or wait until 3 hours after you’ve driven to check it. Insert the pressure gauge into valve stem of your tyre. The gauge will pop out and indicate a number which will refer to the tyre pressure. To figure out the recommended  pressure for your tyre, look at the sticker found on the driver’s door of your vehicle or in your owner’s manual.

Tyre Rotation

We’re all for extending the life of a tyre if that means we can defer the expense further into the future. Tyre rotation is one of the recommended ways with which you can get the most out of Tyre Care for Women.  When the tyres are rotated and moved to a different position on your car, this allows them to wear evenly and equally. The recommended  rotation is every 6 months.

Tyre Balance

Now it sounds odd, but wheel Dynamic Balancing is exactly that- after your wheel is mounted, it is checked for areas that are heavier or lighter. Weights are then added to the interior or exterior of the wheel to balance it out. Why do the wheels even need to be balanced, you ask? An off balance wheel can result in wobbly handling of the car or bouncing. This results in uneven tread wear, increased vibration and unnecessary stress on your vehicle. Tyres should be balanced when your purchase new ones, when you have a tyre replaced, or when a weight is dislodged or removed.

Centre less wheel balancing on many French cars is available at many tyre depots. Including Pellon Tyres here in Halifax.

Correct tyre pressures

Significantly, this is one of the most important car care procedures ! Also it is the most neglected. many years ago the motorists would take much more pride in their cars. Consequently, tyre pressures were checked at regular intervals. Probably once a week !

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

We now use sophisticated wheel alignment equipment

As technical as it may sounds,So, wheel alignment is simply adjusting the angle of the wheels. Of course in order for the wheels to work as they are intended. Using proper wheel alignment equipment . Will allow for the correct tread wear . Including allowing the car to travel straight without pulling to one side.

While newly purchased cars have their tyres aligned going out of the factory, you should have your tyres aligned if you have hit something substantial like a large pothole or an embankment, if you notice a difference in the handling of your car from before, and if you notice a wear pattern developing on the outer edges of the tread area.

Regular pressure checks important

Now that you know what to do to keep your tyres working well, do remember that except for checking your pressure, the other items need to be handled by professionals and experts when it comes to all things that have to do with tyres. Just like you know how to keep your teeth healthy, you’re not going to try and fill a cavity on your own, are you? You would want a professional who knows what he is doing to take charge. The same should be said of your tyres. After all, the tyres are what keep your car gripped to the road. You want them to be handled by someone who knows a thing or two about Tyre Care for Women.

Impressively, Point-S has over 160 centres across the UK for your tyre check up. Because they know everything and anything that has to do with tyres. So you know your tyres will be in good hands.

Runflat tyres now a popular original equipment fit on many car models

So, as an update to this article. Recently, a significant safety feature has been added to the motorists choice of tyres. Of course the “Run flat tyres“. As this is just a general tyre safety article, then I dont want to go too deep into these tyres. Importantly, then if your car is fitted with run flats then they should be replaced with the same tyres ! Of course wherever possible. Financially wise they tend to be a little more expensive than regular tyres. However the safety features of these tyres outweigh the price ?

Tyre Care for Lady drivers

Winter Tyres

Many lady drivers live in hilly areas of the country. Of course, winter time can be very cold. With snow and ice a common safety factor. Winter tyres are a good option for increased safety. Halifax here in yorkshire UK is a good point in case ! Winter tyres are usually fitted at the beginning of winter ! November is the most popular time. Like run-flat tyres then winter tyres are a little bit more expensive than regular tyres. However once again they are much safer in winter weather.

About 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 Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing-Can be a pain in the neck for some Peugeot owners?

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Here in Halifax we pride ourselves to be able to do all balancing including Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Just a short article about the recent occurrence of certain alloys, on cars having NO wheel centres. These are known as requiring Centre-Less Wheel Balancing; this is because the wheel has no centre, just a solid piece of alloy.

The wheel will not fit onto a wheel balancing machine without a special adapter on which we bolt the wheel before we balance it and can be very time-consuming? It can be a very long job. Hence, often taking up to an hour to set the whole thing up and then carry out the balancing.  We, therefore, base the charge on an hourly rate, the same as we would for a mechanical job.

The customers that have this type of wheels fitted. Naturally, are not very pleased. Some of them think that we are pulling the wool over their eyes. Of course, that is until we show them the problem. Then, that is usually the end of the matter. But unless someone else can come up with a better solution, then this is the way that we have to do it.

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

This does not usually prove a problem to the cars owner. But does become a problem when new tyres are fitted. So, and the wheels require balancing. Normal type wheels fit onto balancing machines through a spindle and the wheel is tightened on the balancer by means of the large locking nut , similar to the type of things used on Formula 1 cars to change a wheel.

The problem came when French car makers Peugeot and Citroen brought out new models. Including, a wheel that had No centres. Therefore, making the wheels impossible to balance.

However, this meant that the Dynamic Balancing machine manufacturers such as Hofmann UK had to make special attachments to their balancing machines that were able to balance these unusual centre-less wheels . This meant that the time to balance these Alloy Wheels more than doubled because of time it took to bolt the wheels onto the machine.

Some tyre dealers opted out of the new equipment needed for Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing

Centre-Less Wheel Balancing-Aaron balancing

We at Pellon tyres have always believed in the correct equipment for the job and bought the equipment required to balance these special wheels. We can balance all types of centre-less wheels from all models of cars . www.pellonautocentre.com

Of course, our latest addition to our equipment for servicing the customers tyre needs is our new wheel alignment centre. Enabling us to carry out four wheel alignment on the most sophisticated car models. Including a new machine for repairing damaged alloy wheels.

Eric Roberts

 

New Tyres Fitted-WHERE DO YOU FIT THEM ON YOUR CAR ?


When you have some New Tyres Fitted which way should you choose to fit them on to your car?

The best advice when you have New Tyres Fitted would be to fit them onto the front. This is of course if you are buying two tyres. If you were buying four then there would be no problem, they would simply go straight onto the four wheels of the car.

Before front wheel drive cars came along, we would have your New Tyres Fitted  onto the rear drive wheels. This was to give more traction to the car, but in some cases could cause over steering and New Tyres Fitted,assymetric tyresother handling problems, especially on a fast powerful car, as the good tyres on the rear were constantly pushing the car along and sometimes on a wet road the car would not go where you want it to go.

This is similar to the problem of buying just a single new tyre? You are mixing a new tyre with an old tyre and in some cases the two do not mix, and the tyres will fight against each other causing irregular wear and premature tyre wear. I would recommend that you have two New Tyres Fitted and buy them in pairs, make sure that they are of the same construction, (see the next paragraph for more information) and they should be fitted to the front, because this controls your steering and handling of the car. Please also ask for the  wheel alignment checking, most tyre centres will check your Laser Wheel Alignment for free while your car is up on the ramp.  

Try not to mix you new tyres ?

Modern car makers have got together with tyre manufacturers to develop new types of lighter and more fuel efficient . This has brought into play different  designs. We have all heard of

 New Tyres Fitted

B F Goodrich directional tyre clearly showing the chevron design

but now we have another type called the asymmetric tyres,  such as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric. These  look like normal tread patterns but if you look closely the tread pattern is different across the width of the tyre. These  have a special way that the  New Tyres Fitted should be positioned onto the car. On one side of the tyre it will say inner and the other outer. These  should be fitted the right way round and preferably in sets of four. On directional tyres the tread has a chevron style tread pattern the New Tyres Fitted should only be placed with the arrows on the sidewall pointing in a foreword direction.

One of the problems that we find when cars come to us for advice, is that they have bought part worn tyres and the companies who sell them do not have a clue about tyres such as What Is Asymmetrical and do not care which type of tyre they fit onto your car, they can be a specific science and they now come in many different shapes and sizes, so my advice is to seek the advice of the experts.

If you do not know of any local  retailers in your area it would be wise to look your nearest Point-S Tyre experts and you can even buy yours online at superb prices.

Thanks Eric Roberts member of POINT-S TYRES  

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Cheap Online Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, 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. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Michelin Race Tyres may have Tested F1 Tyres in Le-Mans during the testing time?

 

Could Michelin Race Tyres Return to the F1 big boys ?

Michelin Race Tyres

Michelin Race Tyres famous racing brand

Michelin Race Tyres are probably the most active tyre company to participate in Motor sport. Michelin tyres have also been dominant in the famous French 24hr race at the Le Mans racing circuit. One of the highlights of travelling through France was when we were diverted on a family holiday, and found ourselves driving along the race circuit, I did not realise that the circuit was run on ordinary roads , which were closed when the racing took place, it was in the middle of the night and I thought that I had taken the wrong turning, but I felt better when I saw other cars on the road coming towards us. Michelin Race Tyres show their class and tyre expertise not only when making standard car tyres (if there is such a thing these day’s) but also in the field of motor sport. Michelin have been the most successful on the Le Mans circuit over the past 16 years they have been the tyre supplier and partner to the winning car a great achievement. This is due to the fact that Michelin Race Tyres produce a tyre that can complete the 50 laps without having to be changed.

For more information at…http://www.mymichelin.co.uk/race-series/24-Hours-of-Le-Mans
There are strong rumors from inside the racing fraternity, that Michelin Race Tyres will be competing for a bid to take over in F1 racing from Pirelli tyres, and that some negotiations have taken place. But these are only rumors. It is well known that the F1 bosses want to return
to the 13 inch wheel with high profile wide tread and that Michelin Race Tyres have said that they are prepared to produce this tyre if necessary.
Michelin is thought to have tested tyres that would give them data to build tyres that would be suitable for the heavier F1 cars that
produce heavier down-force and faster cornering speeds. The tyres were tested on the track using an Audi.

 

Michelin tyres don’t want to go alone

According to the online magazine www.racecar-engineering .com…

Michelin Race Tyres

Michelin Race Tyres in action at a race meeting

“There are still obstacles – Michelin tyres has always said that it does not want to be a sole tyre supplier, and the comments from Korean management suggest that a prospective deal with Hankook tyres is off. And it would have to be a partnership, or there would be a tyre war, although how that would pan out would be interesting – what’s the criteria? Who can build the best tyres over a ten-lap run? The prospect of Michelin Race Tyres going to F1 could have ramifications for Le Mans – Michelin is the tyre of choice for Audi, Toyota and Porsche in LMP1 alone. In the GTE classes, Michelin Race Tyres supplies all the teams and only Dunlop competes against them in LMP2. A Formula 1 contract could stretch Michelin beyond capacity. Lest we forget, Pirelli still has a number of promotional contracts in place in Formula 1 in 2014. Regardless of the listed rumors (and they are only rumors), are these contracts that they would easily give up?”…

http://www.racecar-engineering.com/blogs/cottonballs-michelin-on-the-verge-of-f1-announcement/

In my opinion only time will tell ? But it’s all very interesting stuff, I don’t think that the tyre industry has been through such big changes in recent times, with take overs and acquisitions happening all the time.

Article written by Eric Robertswww.pellonautocentre.com

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 tyres online from our website 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. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Pirelli WRC return -Pirelli tyres are to make a WRC tyre supplier come back-Aug 2013-Crash.Net

Pirelli WRC

Pirelli tyres are to make a Pirelli WRC

Post updated  2/2/2014

WRC News. Pirelli WRC to join Michelin, Hankook and DMACK in supplying tyres for the World Rally Championship next year. Read more at Crash.net!

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

 

Pirelli tyres

Pirelli WRC Rally tyres are to share as one of the suppliers in next years World Rally Championship 2014. I can only say that i wish them luck, because after

Pirelli WRC

Pirelli WRC Rally tyres

there F1 disasters they will need all the luck they can get. Things have now picked up on the F1 scene with Pirelli Carlisle becoming more experienced and established.

Goodyear , Hankook  and DMAC tyres will be the other three tyre companies that make up the four suppliers.

Out of the three tyre makers I have only had any experience in the Rallying world with Goodyear rally tyres. I will be interested to watch the series next year to see who comes out top, the only other rally tyre maker i know in recent times has been Yokohama who’s product has been very successful in recent rally’s, but not on a prestigious event such as the World Rally Championship on TV, I can’t wait ?

As a 2015 update Pirelli tyres have also retained the tyre supplier status to the F1 racing scene from 2016. Pirelli approached the F1 bosses with better offer than their rivals Michelin tyres.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, 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. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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Pirelli Snowcontrol 3- Snow in Feb 2017-Forecast Winter tyres new addition from Pirelli Tyres

Pirelli Snowcontrol 3

These Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 tyres also have a special directional tread pattern with wide central grooves that to optimise pitch sequence that enables them – new from Pirelli Tyres

Pirelli Snowcontrol 3

Pirelli tyres have brought out this new winter tyre the Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 to try boost its standing in the winter tyre market. The giant tyre company has good standing in the home market in Italy, but slips behind in the UK and the rest of Europe.

Pirelli tyres  have brought out a next generation of winter tyres. Thus, the Pirelli Snowcontrol 3. So to follow in the footsteps of the of the snow control 2.

This new tyre. Therefore, has the advantage of having a greener credential than its predecessor. Most of the leading tyre makers. Consequently, are now going down this line. Most tyres are made of large amounts of oil based materials. For this reason, the shift is now to use materials that are not petroleum based. As expected, use other types of oils. That are much more environmentally friendly.

This Pirelli Snowcontrol 3  winter tyres. Naturally, from Pirelli are classed as Eco-compatible. Therefore, will have a minimal impact on the environment. Thus, without effecting the  performance.

These Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 tyres. Have a special directional tread pattern. Hence, with wide central grooves that to optimise pitch sequence. Of course, that enables them  to be much quieter and reduce much of the road noise that were once synonymous with winter tyres that were once a stumbling block for many motorists. In fact this tyre already complies with the new 2012 EU directive on the lowering of road noise it I also perfect for use in mild and extreme weather conditions, anything that the European winter can throw at us.

For further reading about Pirelli tyres…

Pirelli Snowcontrol 3

Pirelli tyres ready to go

The Winter Pirelli Snowcontrol 3 offers greater traction on snow and ice while also improving grip in dry conditions, thanks to its wide lateral channels and directional tread pattern.

Pirelli has extended its range of seasonal tyres in order to meet the needs of a market that increasingly prefers products that ensure a low environmental impact and lower fuel consumption, but without sacrificing safety and comfort.

Eric Roberts

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

Pirelli Tyres Cables- The giant Italian tyre company also make Electric Cables

 One of the founders and the best Pirelli Tyres Cables

Pirelli Tyres are one of the founders of the manufacture of both tyres and for underground electrical cables the famous Pirelli Tyres Cables company, were founded in Millano in Italy in 1872

Pirelli Tyres Cables

Pirelli Tyres Cables fitted to this Racing Mini Cooper S at Snetterten race circuit

by Giovanni  Battista  Pirelli.

Pirelli as a company have been manufacturing  for over well over 100 years. Pellon Tyres in Halifax has not been around for that long, but in all there experience in the tyre trade Pirelli tyres have always given car owners a good service and a good mileage, and are a top brand name that commands much respect and much loyalty amongst the Pirelli Tyres Cables . This is indeed valuable praise from such an established tyre dealers who to this day stills sells Pirelli  at their Halifax based tyre depot.

Pirelli radial tyres were generated from the need of Lancia rally, who wanted to make a stronger lower riding radial tyre for their Lancia Stratos rally car, this need lead the   designers to develop a much stronger tyre construction, both with a wider tread area and with a much lower side walls. This design became very successful and became a boost to the lancia racing team, indeed Porsche began to copy Lancia and also started to use this Pirelli tyres for its racing division.

This new tyre design lead to the creation and introduction of the Pirelli Cinturato.

This tyre was developed in the 1950s and was originally made from a textile belted construction. This tyre gave great comfort and road holding qualities but as for all textile construction tyres was a little low on mileage and could not compete with some of its main rival, Michelin tyres, who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Pirelli Tyres Cables compete with the Michelin tyres

pirelli tyres

Pirelli fitted to this VW car

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and have sold Pirelli Tyres  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.