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This Would Damage Your Tyres-Michigan pothole so large police officer stands knee-deep – True PunditTrue Pundit

This Would Damage Your Tyres

This Would Damage Your Tyres

This could be Station Road in Mirfield Next !!!

This Would Damage Your Tyres

This story in evolving all over the UK. Perhaps not as big as this but potholes are appearing everywhere. One particular bad spot that I know of is Station Road in Mirfield, West Yorkshire UK. Also the roads are bad traveling along the motorways particularly the M62. The M62 is the trans-Pennine route linking Liverpool on the west coast with Hull on the east coast.

This is one of the busiest motorways in Europe. This winter has been very cold and snowy. Because of this the roads are now cracking and potholes are opening up all over the motorway. Particularly where there has been previous roadworks!!

Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, we have noticed an increase in the number of damaged tyres and wheels. Of course I blame this on drivers hitting snow and slush covered potholes. Because this sort of incident causes sidewall damage then the tyres need replacing. One tyre manufacturer who is making tyres with stronger sidewalls, is Nokian.

Nokian originated in Finland are invented the first ever winter tyre. Of course they are now world famous for their winter tyres. Nokian have now developed a summer tyre for the SUV market that includes “aramid” . Of course, aramid is an extremely tough fibre, used in bulletproof vests. Therefore, the tyre was developed to protect larger sized tyre fitted to SUV,s.

The tyres with aramid in in some of the E line and Z line summer tyre ranges. Incidentally the E line 2 tyre range is a AA tyre rating, which puts the tyre in the elite class tyre manufacturers. As the Nokian dealer in the area we at Pellon Tyres are proud to offer these excellent tyres to the motoring public.

Eric Roberts

one crater in particular was large enough to fit a police officer up to his knees on Friday. The Grand Blanc Police Department said in a Facebook post the crater was discovered on McWain Road in Grand Blanc Township, located […]

Source: Michigan pothole so large police officer stands knee-deep – True PunditTrue Pundit

Pothole Tyre Damage Looks Imminent -Continued rise of pothole-related breakdowns is “concerning”, says RAC

Pothole Tyre Damage Looks Imminent

Pothole Tyre Damage Looks Imminent

Pothole Tyre Damage Looks Imminent

I have already noticed the huge increase in potholes as I drive about. Especially after all the snow and frost that we have been witnessing here in the UK. One particular road near from where I live has opened up as many as twenty large potholes  in the space of three weeks.

The potholes seam to appear where there has been recent road works. Hence, you can see in the image that the hole is on old road works tarmac. In my opinion then local counsels should look more carefully how the roads are repaired by contractors. In many cases the roads have just been patched and made to look good.

The counsel are then left to pick up the cost of repairing the holes when they appear after bad weather. Of course, we do notice an increase in damaged tyres and even alloy wheels are smashed.

Many of these holes are covered with snow and ice.

Consequently, the only time the driver knows he has hit one is when he hears a loud bang. So as the cars wheel hits the hole.

The tyre damage is not often spotted until later when the car is in for a service or MOT test. By this time the damage has been done and a new tyre has to be purchased. Of course, tyre companies do recognise this problem. One particular tyre maker has come up with protective material in the side wall of the tyre. Nokian tyres are making certain sizes of SUV tyres, with added “Aramid” into the tyres construction.

Nokian say, “Durability and protection for surprising situations. The sidewall compound that is exceptionally durable and puncture-resistant contains extremely strong aramid fibres. The same material is utilised by the aerospace and defense industries. The aramid fibre strengthens the sidewall rubber to withstand external impacts and pressing against the wheel flange”.

These tyres are available in many but not all sizes. Of course it is a step in the right direction to help protect our tyres, cars and family should we come across some hidden pothole. The new technology is available on the Nokian Line SUV summer tyres and the Nokian Z Line SUV summer tyres. Customers can click onto the Nokian website to see of these tyres are available for their particular model of cars.

Eric Roberts

A total of 2,830 RAC individual member breakdowns were logged between October and December 2017 where vehicles had broken down due to damaged shock absorbers, broken suspension springs or distorted wheels, likely due to poor

Source: Continued rise of pothole-related breakdowns is “concerning”, says RAC – Garagewire

Mixing Tyre Technologies-Does your car have the wrong tyres?, Hub – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Mixing Tyre Technologies

The question posed by this article in “The Business Times” is about the mix of tyre manufacturers technologies. Hence when it comes to mixing different tyre brands to the larger and now popular SUV vehicles. In my opinion it is yet another grey area in the crazy world of tyres. “Should we do this” and “can we do that” is a question that I hear every week.

So, the advent of the SUV has certainly opened up a new can of worms. Over the last decade tyre manufacturers have introduced a string of new tyre products. Consequently, pressure was brought on the tyre makers from governments wanting the car manufacturers to make greener and leaner cars. As a result, then tyres had to become lighter in weight and larger in circumference to give less “rolling resistance“.

Coincidentally, the SUV’s came out about the same time. The SUV’s had much larger tyres and it looks to me that new technology tyres were to be developed with these vehicles in mind.

Tyre makers were looking for all types of new materials to add to the rubber latex. Thus, trying to lighten the tyre weight. Continental tyres came up with the milk like substance extracted from “dandelions“. It was found that the milky substance found in the dandelion was of the same molecular make up as the latex . Now Continental are growing vast areas of these plants near their German tyre factories.

Mixing Tyre Technologies

Other finds include the Yokohama tyres use of orange peel oil. However I dont really want to get too technical. The issue is should we mix these different tech tyres on the same vehicle. Especially if the tyres were developed along side the car manufacturers. Of course the SUV’s are now big and powerful, made by all the worlds leading luxury car makers.

Have we now got to the stage when it is important that we stick to the same tyres as the original equipment ones. As a tyre dealer for over forty years, then I am beginning to think so. The attached article explains about the specific tyres that are made for certain SUV’s. Thus, tyres like the Bridgestone Alenza and Italian brand Pirelli’s Scorpion series.

This class of vehicle are also fitted with specific tyres such as the Yokohama Blu-earth RV-02. So, even Nokian are making a winter tyre for the SUV the Nokian WR SUV 3 tyres. Should the specific tyre types be compromised. Personally I do not think so?

When I am on the front line dealing with customers, then I always tell them to the best of my ability. In this case then I would recommend that the car should be on the same tyres that were fitted as original equipment. If they choose not to then it is their responsibility going forward. I suppose looking at it then this is a problem with buying your SUV tyres online.

Mixing Tyre Technologies

The registration number lookup only tells the buyer the size of the tyre and not what the SUV should have on. Subsequently, the best way is for the car owner to take the information from the tyre sidewall and order exactly the same tyres. Definitely a very grey area?

Eric Roberts

THE BUSINESS TIMES – WHEN was the last time you wore your Manolos to go jogging? Chances are, never (unless the loss of some bet was involved). By the same token, it’s just as easy to have the wrong tyres fitted to your car.. Read more at The Business Times.

Source: Does your car have the wrong tyres?, Hub – THE BUSINESS TIMES

Driving in Winter

Winter Tyres Important-Safety is the first priority by fitting these tyres in Winter

Winter Tyres Important

Winter Tyres Important

Winter Tyres Important

Like every other year then Winter comes around again. Here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax it is also a very exciting year. Because it is winter tyre season again. As a result, drivers still ask us about the need for winter tyres. Our answers are always the same.

These tyres are specially made to cope with all aspects of winter weather. Hence, from heavy rain or frosts to the possibility of a big snow storm. So we never really know what the weather can throw at us.

This winter has started out to be a cold one and already drivers are fitting their winter tyres in preparation for what may come our way. Thus the keyword is safety. With winter tyres fitted to your car then you will be ready for anything that winter throws at you. All our customers who fit winter tyres thank and praise us for our recommendations.

Winter Tyres Important-Whats the difference?

Winter tyres generally have deeper tread. Of course, with specifically designed patterns. Allowing snow and slush to be cleared as the car drives through the bad weather. Winters are made with a specific rubber compound that includes a silica compound. Hence, that stays softer and more flexible in the cold weather. As a result, that provides more contact to the road surface and thus more control.

Subsequently, winter tyres are absolutely essential for winter driving safety. If you are lucky enough to be going to the local mountains to ski. In fact some countries snow tyres are often mandatory. Consequently, winters have to be fitted from March to November.

This advice is also applicable to rental cars. Consider renting one with snow tyres in any mountain area. Including vans. Sometimes it will cost a little extra, but it is well worth paying.

When getting out of the city in any higher elevation it is likely you will encounter winter conditions and therefore will require snow tires to get you to where you have to go safely.

Winter Tyres Important-Especially for SUV and all-terrain vehicles

Our terrain here in Halifax is very hilly and rugged in places. Thus many of our customers do fit winter tyres. Especially, with the rise of the SUV vehicle. SUV’s are notoriously bad at gripping in bad weather conditions. As a result, these SUV tyres are the most popular tyres that we fit.

Before the start of the winter. So, you should consider a set of winter tyres. As a result, the best way to keep your vehicle moving and safe. Of course, on the roads during bad weather times. Especially in areas where it is difficult to get around in a vehicle fitted with regular summer tyres. Hence, once you leave the city into open country or a hilly area. Then your need for winter tyres will increase.

Here at pellon Tyres we recommend the award winning Nokian tyres.

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.