Driving in Winter

Goodyear Ultragrip 8- Winter Tyres from Pellon Tyres, Halifax Yorkshire UK

Goodyear tyres do it again with the Goodyear Ultragrip 8

As all my readers know by now Goodyear tyres are one of my best respected tyre companies and are for ever developing more tyre products to make for safer driving in winter conditions. This will help motorists to drive more safely and help offer a better product to us European drivers who will eventually have to fit winter tyres from November to March for safer winter driving.

Many EU countries have to fit winter tyres now including Bulgaria,Luxembourg, Germany and Belgium. IT is only a matter of time before we here in the UK will be following the same regulations as the rest of Europe and a good thing it will be too making our roads much safer in the winter months. A thing that I have been advocating for years.

This new tyre was introduced to us at a tyre launch in Seville Spain and announced as the Goodyear Ultragrip 8. This new tyre from Goodyear tyres offers the motorist more grip while at the same time giving a shorter braking distance which combined offer much better handling for the winter conditions.


Goodyear Ultragrip 8

The new Goodyear Ultragrip 8 winter tyre

 The Goodyear Ultragrip 8

Of course, is the first directional tyre using the latest generation of Goodyear’s highly effective 3D-BIS Technology throughout the entire tread pattern. Goodyear’s patented Three-Dimensional Block Interlocking System (3D-BIS) allows an increased number of sipes in the tyre’s tread.

The more sipes, the better the grip: A high sipe density gives extra grip on ice and snow because sipes provide edges which literally bite into the snow and ice for strong grip and traction as they open up before coming into road surface contact. To provide excellent handling and braking performance on both wet and dry roads however, the blocks need to be stiff and solid. For this Goodyear Ultragrip 8 engineers have developed the ‘3D Interlocking Effect’ of the sipes.

Inside each sipe, the walls have raised pyramids and holes. When the tread blocks come into contact with the road the sipes lock tightly thanks to this special waffle shape. This provides the required block stiffness for excellent handling and steering response on dry and wet roads”…

Eric Roberts

 Another great tyre from Goodyear 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.

Goodyear Tyres sidewall says “support our troops” TYRE GOSSIP- Indianapolis 500:

Goodyear Tyres sidewall

Goodyear Tyres sidewall

Goodyear Tyres sidewall


Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

Indianapolis 500: Goodyear Tyres sidewall to Show Support o… FanSided ESPN business correspondent and bona fide stat nerd Darren Rovell shared an image on Saturday afternoon that showed off the custom tires that will be used during the race to show respect…


eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear tyres

In my opinion this is a fantastic gesture. Goodyear tyres are to use the side-wall on the tyres that are used in the Indianapolis 500 series, with the words “Support Our Troops”, iGoodyear Tyres sidewall

Goodyear Tyres sidewall

This is a great gesture from the Goodyear organisation and the example should be followed on a larger scale here in the UK we support a charity by the name of “Help the Heroes” and this is a similar thing. THANKS GOODYEAR

think this is a great idea from Goodyear tyres.

This could be rolled out all over the World and perhaps help raise funds for say “Help the Heroes” campaigns, where a special edition tyre is made at an extra cost, to contribute and also to keep the Goodyear Tyres sidewall support our troops in the mind of the public, may be worth looking at, but congratulations to Goodyear Car Tyres for this great idea. For more reading…

Eric Roberts

This was a great gesture by the Goodyear rubber company. Thus, to honour the troops. By adding support the troops on Goodyear Tyres sidewall. Of course, that took part in Indy race series.

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. As a result, I worked for a couple of national tyre companies . Before starting my first business. Consequently, I now own a company here in the UK. Locally known as Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre .Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. hence, that will help my business.

Goodyear Wrangler- tyres from the Wrangler to NASCAR Racing

Goodyear Wrangler

Goodyear Wrangler

Time for new rubber. I want tires made in the U.S. My Michelins have cracked side walls so I won’t be getting those. Looking at Goodyear Wrangler or.


Eric Roberts‘s insight:

So, in my experience the Michelin tyres were very likely to eventually crack open in the bead area. Because they last longer than most other tyres then they become more exposed to the sun. Thus causing them  to develop surface cracking. Subsequently, these Michelin tyres are over six years old. Of course in any case then this is the time limit when you should replace them. Of course, no matter how much tread the that you have left. Naturally, the suns rays will cause the tyres to crack. Due to the reaction with the carbon black. Hence, one of the key substances that is in the compound that makes the tyres.

However I think that the Goodyear Wrangler is a good choice of tyre  for the off road vehicles.

goodyear wrangler tyres

The very popular Goodyear Wrangler

Update Goodyear NASCAR tyres create a different problem.

Goodyear tyres have been behaving strangely for the NASCAR drivers. Especially in the hot weather races. Goodyear’s have been acting normal during normal driving from the start. Giving excellent grip as normal ! But has the day begins to heat up the tyres start to loose their grip.

On the other hand though the tyres are expected to grip much better in the night time part of the racing. This to me is just normal compound development and you just cannot have the same gripping in hot conditions as you do in cooler conditions, like the night time part of the race, this is all part of why the NASCAR races are so interesting.

Driver Greg Biffle says…

“We haven’t seen a whole lot of difference in the tire drive,” Biffle said. “It seems to be consistent and have pretty good grip taking off. When it was hot and slick in the middle of the day it wasn’t very good but as it cools off and we are racing here at night so I think it will be a good tire. We haven’t seen a whole lot of changes in our setup and what not with this tire. It seems to be a little more free but other than that it seems to be pretty good.”

Johnson felt that “passing is really tough”. He expects it to be even more difficult on Saturday. Although the groove widened throughout the course of the race,

Goodyear Wrangler a World brand in motorsport,including Off Roading Johnson feels that what lines the drivers choose on restarts will dictate their progress.

“I hope that’s a good sign for the race and that we’ll have side-by-side racing and an outside lane working in,” Johnson added. “But track position, being in the right lane and then that pit stall pick; those are really important here because it’s just tough to complete a pass.”

His Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon, who will share the front row with Brad Keselowski when the Cup cars take the green, also found the combination of the track condition and tyres curious during both practice and qualifying.

Eric Roberts..

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also Goodyear tyres online from our website . Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Finally,who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.


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EfficientGrip tyres-from Goodyear gain strong label grades and test ratings – Etyres

EfficientGrip tyres


EfficientGrip Tyres

The fuel-saving tyre that keeps performing for longer.

  • Fuel-saving and environmentally friendly,
  • Long lasting better braking on wet roads,
  • Quiet, comfortable ride
Designed as a new environmentally friendlier tyre the Goodyear EfficientGrip provides driving performance while reducing fuel consumption.
The EfficientGrip has the great handling and braking qualities you’d expect from a Goodyear tyre – with its Fuel-saving technology and outstanding rolling resistance (13% better) the Goodyear EfficientGrip provides excellent mileage and reduced fuel consumption.

New Grip tyres from Goodyear gain strong label grades and test ratings Etyres Leading German car magazines Auto Zeitung and AD AC Motowelt firmly placed Goodyear’s EfficientGrip tyres Performance in second place, recognising the tyre’s all-round…


Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear EfficientGrip one of the best

Comparatively, this tyre is undoubtedly one of tyre companies best products. Of course, since the Aquatred tyre  took the tyre world by storm ! Including, the Goodyear NCT 5 tyres.


The tyre has come very close to winning top tyre magazines awards. Scoring, very highly on the new tyre labeling system. Significantly, this new tyre is a very good selling tyre for us at Pellon tyres here in Halifax, West Yorkshire in the UK.

Anciently, years ago now, I was fortunate to work for a Goodyear subsidiary, Tyreservices. Consequently, in the late seventies and eighties. Of course, before starting my own tyre company. The Goodyear experience, was fantastic. Because.

I was able to learn enough from Goodyear to be confident about opening my own tyre business. Significantly, and have never looked back. Of course, making Goodyear one of my favorite companies in the tyre World. They have an excellent tyre range including now the EfficientGrip 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. So, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Naturally, before starting my first business. Now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. Members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

Goodyear G800+S Tyres-advert from 1977 and up to date tyre developments

Goodyear G800+S Tyres

Goodyear G800+S Tyres

Goodyear G800+S Tyres steel radial would have been one of the first tyres to compete with Michelin tyres

for steel belted radial tyres that give the driver a good mileage and also good grip in the wet. Goodyear did have some teething problems when the Goodyear G800+S Tyres first came out. The steel belts were not protected against oxidizing correctly with non corroding metals such as copper or brass as the Michelin tyres had perfected this procedure and were having no such problems. This was eventually corrected, I think with the help of Michelin and the Goodyear G800+S Tyres became a very popular tyre and was sold mainly through the Tyreservices outlets simply because Goodyear owned them.    This tyre was evolved with Goodyear’s Grand Prix racing tyres playing a part in the Goodyear G800+S Tyres development. This is now common place amongst today’s tyre companies with Bridgestone tyres of Japan been the latest to be involved in F! racing.           

Since this post was written Goodyear and Dunlop have joined forces and become one large company. Goodyear like many of the large tyre companies are constantly coming out with new tyre products each one slightly better than the next,(so they say).

The latest tyres to come out are the Efficient grip range of summer tyres. These tyres are a range of fuel saving tyres due to modern construction and compound mixes. The Vectra 4 Seasons is their latest all-weather tyres and the winter tyre range is made up of eight different Ultragrip tread designs.

Goodyear like other leading tyre companies have also come out with a Run Flat tyre.

As one of the founder tyre companies every one of Goodyear’s tyres have  more than a hundred years of safety-driven research and development behind them. Goodyear state that they are  committed to making drivers feel good, through products that are safer, longer lasting and better for the environment.

With Goodyear G800+S Tyres, you get a great  performance and peace of mind as standard.

This Goodyear tyres post was written by Eric Roberts


Goodyear Efficient Grip- Performance: A touring tyre with a B and an A label rating

Goodyear Efficient Grip

The performance ratings shown on the label of Goodyear’s new touring tyre, from the Goodyear Efficient Grip range, are excellent: A for wet grip and B for rolling resistance (Have you heard about the new #tyre; #Goodyear Efficient Grip performance?

Goodyear Efficient Grip


eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear tyres have a new Goodyear Efficient Grip touring tyre

We at Pellon tyres here in Halifax sell many Goodyear tyres. Consequently, the Goodyear efficient-grip . Hence, is one of the most popular Goodyear tyres . As a result that we have had the pleasure to fit.

Over the years we have fitted many Goodyear tyre products . Going right back to the  G8 and the G800+s.

goodyear efficient grip

Jackie Stewart was a Goodyear tyre tester and a strong advocate of the Goodyear brand.

Of course, these tyres were a very important step. Thus, in the development of car tyres . Aiding development for the cars of each period of time.

Goodyear Efficient Grip

As a result, car designs and mechanical up-grades . Have always had to kept up with by the tyre manufacturers. I remember the Goodyear Grandprix-S . Arriving, when front wheel drive cars were first hitting our roads. Tyre tread design and construction were changing all the time. Hence, to keep with the development of the modern cars.

This new Goodyear Efficient Grip is no exception, except this time the emphasis is on much greener and fuel efficient tyres. This new tyre a further development of the Goodyear Efficient Grip will be no different to the tyres produced in the past by this excellent tyre company, Goodyear tyres.

For the best  fuel efficiency for your car, it is very important that your make sure that your tyres are properly inflated. When you run your car on low tyre pressure it increases the rolling resistance and also has an effect on the wet grip performance. The weight of your car and your personal driving style can also make a big difference, we have all seen the “boy racer”, who flies everywhere at 100 miles an hour. Well little does he know it, but he will be using twice the amount of fuel as the steady driver who probably sticks to the speed limits  . The sensible person is said to be more aware of “Energy-efficient driving”, or “Eco-driving” which can significantly bring down your fuel consumption.

Goodyear Efficient Grip-What is the reason for a tyre to be more fuel-efficient?

To put it simply, a  fuel-efficient tyre requires less energy to roll forward. The easier it is for the tyre to roll then it has a lower demand for fuel, since a lesser amount of energy is wasted on friction and heat from the road surface. This is usually referred to as  tyres with ‘low rolling resistance’, which  means the same thing.

How do the  fuel efficiency labels show thet tyres rating ?

  • Fuel efficiency is rated from A to G on a color-coded scale.
    A (green) is the  highest fuel  rating efficiency
    G (red) is the  lowest fuel rating efficiency
    and the Rating of D is not used for passenger cars.
Goodyear Efficient Grip-What do these  ratings mean?
  • They mean fuel savings for the motorist, the difference between an A rating and a G rating can mean a lowering of fuel consumption by up to 7.5%. To put this in practical terms, buying an A-rated tyre instead of G-rated one could mean that you save  more than 6 litres of fuel every 1000 kilometers. And at an average cost of petrol at say £1.50 per liter, you could end up saving yourself more than £300 over the life of the tyres. These figures are on the Goodyear European web site and state that they based on an average cars consumption of 8 liters/100km, at a fuel price of £1.50/liter, and an average tyre mileage of 35,000 km.

Eric Roberts…

  • 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.

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Goodyear Greener Tyres-Introducing low rolling resistance tyres-A greener direction for Goodyear

Post updated  15/2/2014

Goodyear Greener Tyres introduces crouched undulatory negative taxis tyres.


eric roberts‘s insight:
Goodyear Greener Tyres

Striving for a greener  tyre

Goodyear  are always looking for developing a much more environmental friendly product. Hence, to be used to save energy. Thus, by using alternative materials to fossil fuels. These types of products  are especially

Goodyear Greener Tyres

Goodyear have participated in motorsport for a number of years now, which is all part of their  Greener Tyres development program.

beneficial . As a result, to the new families of electric vehicles.For sale in the car market of today.

One of the main things that the Goodyear Greener Tyres company  (along with other tyre makers) is the development of the low rolling resistance ones. The latest one out now is the Goodyear Greener Tyres Efficient-Grip, which is a great improvement for the reduction of road noise and better wet grip on cornering.

This new tyre is expected to be used on the new generation of  Run-flats, to be used on electric vehicles. In my opinion the new ones will have to come in taller (overall diameter) and thinner,  a near reversal of the older trend of having them as fat as possible. Sizes like 235/35×18 may become a thing of the past on the electric and hybrid cars, reverting back to sizes like 125×15 but constructed with different materials may become common on these vehicles.

This type of tyre is the type that gave the Citroen 2CV, 60 mpg all those years ago and I am sure that this has not gone unnoticed to the Goodyear and Michelin companies. Therefore many of today’s first line tyre manufacturers are striving to make the same goal? a much more environmental tyre product.

Eric Roberts…

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Goodyear Tyre and Online Battery business now for some years.

Best Tyres Revisited

Goodyear Fuel Savers-achieved Genuine fuel savings on their Tyres

Goodyear Fuel Savers


Goodyear Fuel Savers can save you money


Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Terrific Tyres Prove The Point ?

This is a great time of my life to be involved in the motor industry. Hardly a day goes by without some sort of new invention or improvements to the products that are been developed and no more so than in the tyre industry. All these developments are in my opinion due to to improvements in computer designs helping tyre developers to create new products out of new materials to help with the relentless charge towards lowering greenhouse gasses.

These new EfficientGrip Fuel Savers were tested by Autocar Magazineusing

Significantly, using a Citroen Picasso as the test car. Including, using the Goodyear Fuel Savers Efficient Grip tyres. Consequently, the test were carried out over a long period of time. Of course, using normal driving conditions on normal roads and not on test tracks. So, to enable a true and realistic result. The Picasso was a bog standard car and came up with a saving of 2% over the total period of testing. Naturally, a significant achievement from Goodyear Fuel Savers. Reducing both fuel consumption and reducing greenhouse gasses.

Other tyre companies developing new products

Most companies in this sector are developing newer products that are more beneficial to the environment.Michelin and Continental are both producing greener products with far better rolling resistance figures, helping the vehicles go further with less resistance between the tyre and the road thus reducing fuel consumption.

Eric Roberts…

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Battery business now for 40 years. Including selling Cheap Goodyear Tyres at competitive prices. Consequently, working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business.Now owning  a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. So, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products. Of course, that will help my business grow.