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Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine

In years gone by, then winter tyres were made to look like tough tyres that gripped in snow. However, these tyres were probably made from the same materials as summer tyres. Older drivers amongst us have many concerns about the effectiveness of winter tyres. Hence some consumers think that these type of tyres wear quicker and may degrade at a faster rate than that of a normal car tyres.

As a result, it depends on your priorities, winter tyres are actually more expensive too. In my opinion then it is far better to be safer and spend a little more money than If you were to go skidding off the road. Hence, we just cannot compromise when it comes to the safety of your family. Yes, these tyres are expensive but if you were to buy some at the very beginning of winter you can get some really good deals. For example, here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, Yorkshire, UK. So, we have a few last years stock for sale at reduced prices?

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Winter tyres have special compounds

Nowadays, Winter tyres are made from special compounds. Consequently, that work best at temperatures of 7 degrees or less. Most of the UK experiences temperatures below this between November and March. In particularly cold years we can usually expect frost on almost half the days of winter. When you have winters fitted to your vehicle, your stopping distance can be shortened by up to 30 feet on icy roads. of course,your safety and vehicle’s handling will be greatly improved. So, reducing the risk of skidding, aquaplaning or sliding.

Tyre manufacturers are always striving  to make better winter tyre products.So, go with the rule that the newer the type of tyre then the better it will be when you fit your new tyres. Tyre manufacturers are always working with the car makers to come up with a better tyre product. Therefore, year after year we are seeing better tyres. Including winter tyres. This is down to the fact that the technology that designs the tyres these days are constantly advancing and evolving. Meaning that the latest tyres will always be the safest and most road worthy.

Nokian Tyres are no exception to this rule. Constantly striving to make a better tyre product. new innovations include better tyre designs for newer types of vehicles. Including SUV’s and Crossover vehicles. hence, the tyres for these vehicle are designed to maximise traction on icy and snow covered roads.I can remember the first recent bad winter coincided with the advent of the SUV’s from BMW in particular. These cars were sliding all over the place and useless in the winter weather.

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Best fitted in early November

People were really panicking ? Winter tyres were difficult to get hold of. Most of the allocations were taken up and tyre dealers wanted silly prices due to the panic. When you first start to use snow tyres, you should understand when the best time is to put these on your motor vehicle.So,the usual rule is to have them fitted to the car before the first predicted snow fall of the year.  I usually fit the winter car tyres in early November.

Safe driving is really important during winter, and in addition to fitting winter tyres to your car, there are other ways to improve your driving during the colder months:
Winter tyres are essential when preparing to drive in ice conditions. The winter tyre (also known as the snow tyre) can protect you in those unexpected times when you get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Indeed I can remember when I took my family to Chester zoo. It was a beautiful sunny winters day. later that afternoon we sat off back home to Yorkshire.

So, as we approached the Pennine hills on our way home, the sky became blacker and blacker.Never suspecting an imminent blizzard, I decided to take a short cut across some minor roads as we headed home. Of course, the snow began to fall? my kids were very excited at the thought of playing out in the horrible white stuff. Blizzard condition ensued. At the time we had a Toyota mini bus and the roads soon filled with snow. As a result I could feel the rear wheeled drive Toyota slipping on the packed snow.

Nokian Tyres Hakkapeliitta Nine-Better designed tread pattern

Fortunately , I practice what I preach and had fitted a set of general winter tyres to the minibus, just a few weeks before. I knew that all I had to do was to drive carefully and the winter tyre would do the rest. Sure enough they helped me get home when many other vehicles became stranded in the snowy conditions.

In my eyes this was the “proof of the pudding” . Giving me even more enthusiasm when talking to my customers about the benefit of fitting winter tyres.

This experience proves that In winter, the condition and performance of your tyres is extremely important. Winter tyres have a specially designed tread and composition. So, in order to provide the most effective grip, handling and safety for drivers. It’s an excellent idea, therefore, to change to specialist tyres to improve your winter driving. Increase your fuel efficiency. Ensuring the safety of you and your passengers during the winter months.

Because of the fact that Nokian tyres are constant tyre test winners with their winter tyre products. Then we at Pellon Tyres can only endorse them as probably the best ones that you can buy to keep your family safe? just in case you get caught out in the wrong place. As me and my family did returning from a sunny Chester Zoo.

Eric Roberts.

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

Source: Nokian Tyres’ Hakkapeliitta 9 selected for Popular Science Best of What’s New Award / Nokian Tyres

Hyundai EGR Coolant Pipe Problem-Also a central Locking Problem an the same car.

Hyundai EGR Coolant Pipe Problem

Hyundai EGR Coolant Pipe Problem

Hyundai EGR Coolant Pipe Problem

Hi about a month ago we were left with a Hyundai i10. Consequently, the guy had a couple of problems with the car. Subsequently, the main problem was that he had an intermittent water leak. The guy thought it was from the engines radiator, but was not sure.

On his arrival he said that he had another problem. Hence, his central locking remote did not work. Of course, we sort of knew that the two were not linked. Consequently, we gave the keys to one of our courtesy cars and off he went to work.

As most people in the garage trade know. So, we have friends in other garages who are specialists in one brand of car. Because, we were not sure about the Hyundai’s lock problem, then we gave him a call. Jeff is his name from a local garage in Sowerby Bridge, a small town near Halifax, Yorkshire UK.

Jeff, worked with an apprentice and one of his specialties is of course, Hyundai cars. Of course Jeff is always eager to help and pass on anything he can to help. Here in Yorkshire, we like to feel that we are friendly people and help each other out. Especially, with specialist tools or technical information.

Hyundai EGR Coolant Pipe Problem-Also a lock problem

First thing he advised us was to change the battery. Accordingly, we fitted a Lucas 005L battery to the i10 as this was the correct replacement battery. Unfortunately, this did not cure the problem. Our Hyundai expert Jeff, then went on to explain that this was a common problem. Of course, he said that the remote just needed re-programming.

Because we did not have the Hyundai equipment, then we drove the car to Jeff’s garage. He kindly reprogrammed the remote and checked for other codes that may have caused the problem in the first place. Of course, he knew that he would need a favour from us and so did not charge us for the job.

However when the car was moved we did notice a wet patch. Hence from underneath the engine compartment. On close examination we spotted a fluid leak coming from a hose. Tracing the hose back we discovered that it was the EGR valve coolant hose that was leaking. Believe me it is a great relief when things go right.

As a result, we can spend hours diagnosing a fault or trying to find an oil or water leak. Fortunately this was something that the Hyundai main dealer kept in stock. Because it was a next day delivery, then we had to keep the car until the following day. The part arrived and was fitted Dale Linton. One of our mechanics. The customer collected his car and was a happy man. Consequently, we did not charge him for his failing lock problem he just paid for the new battery and the EGR valve coolant hose fitting.

Eric Roberts

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

 

Cheap New Tyres- are they false economy ? NO Not compared to Part Worn Tyres

Cheap New Tyres

Cheap New Tyres are better than part worn ones

Our customers will buy what they can afford to buy. Hence, in these times of tight recession and strict household budgets. (I myself do not blame them and sometimes will go for the cheap option).

I think that it may be worth pointing out that cheap part worn tyres “are what they really are”.Most of the cheaper brands are copies of tyres (many using inferior quality ingredients) that are made by the major tyre companies and usually made in the far East and China. There is nothing wrong with tyres made in China. Because all imported tyres into the European Union will shortly have to be tested for different qualities. Thus, due to the impending new labelling system. That comes into force later on this year. Therefore, and all imported tyres will have to have certain standards.

Cheap Tyres- are they false economy? that is classed as economy or budgets. Hence, are fine to buy.For this reason, they should not be any threat to road safety. In my opinion, are a much less threat than buying Part Worn Tyres UK or

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remoulds. The later being the safest of the two choices. Remember it is your own and your families safety.That should be considered when buying all types of car tyres.

Cheap New Tyres

I think it should also be pointed out that (in my opinion), the customers with the newer, larger and faster cars should consider the options when buying new ones. It may be worth remembering that you may be putting you and your family at risk by fitting inferior products with perhaps the wrong speed rating or load rating for your particular car. If you do own a larger car you may consider dropping to a mid-range tyre we at Pellon tyres recommend a make called General tyres, one of the differences is that car tyre makers, participate in motor sport events and use the information gained to develop a better product for the consumer, cheap tyres do not offer any of this, they are simply copied as I have stated earlier in this blog,

Cheap New Tyres- are they a false economy are a good option

As I have stated if you are financially stretched it may be worth considering a drop to a mid-range tyre. The Mid-Range Tyres are also much better in quality to cheap tyres imported from the far east.

Motorists who have normal family cars will be fine on economy new tyres whilst the guys who drive Mercedes and BMWs, should really stick to the original equipment standards of the tyres that were on their cars as original equipment , this type of car was developed in the design stage to work with the tyres that are fitted when the car was new, and the tyres should be fitted to the same standard as the old tyres.

To finish you are still better buying cheap tyres that are new and not any other tyre types, “safety should always come first”. In short, most people are sensible to choose the product for the price that suits them. Some motorists go for Part Worn Car Tyres, this is fine but they should remember that a law was brought out in 1995 that states that part works  should be pressure tested and inspected before labeling as safe to use, if the ones you are buying do not have this test label please do not buy them you simply do not know where they have been, opt for budget new ones instead.

Eric Roberts

Tyre Labels Regulations- Drivers are now taking more Notice of Them

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; New European tyre labels yet another cost to business forced onto us by Brussels

As if wasn’t enough David Cameron was telling all of us small businesses that he was going to “cut red tape”, he has imposed a new EU law onto us called a standardised consumer label so

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; consumersThis Michelin car tyre has a highly rated B and B ratio users. That can choose for themselves which product is for their car. “I don’t think so”. Most of my customers here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. Come to us because they trust us. How could you trust a Tyre Labels Regulations on a tyre made in China?. I suspect not. As an update, we are finding that to my surprise.

Hence, our customers are taking some notice of what the new labels are telling them. Tyre manufacturers are also trying to improve their products. Even some Cheap Car Tyre makers are bringing out products with better standards. Thus, according to the labels. In general, though it is the big tyre manufacturers that are winning. Customers look up the ratings before they buy a tyre.Therefore, it is the big boys. Such as Michelin and Continental that are having the most success.

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; new label (easy)

The new system is supposed to be in place for November this year(2012). As a result is intended to help the motorist to choose a rating. Naturally, that has got low emissions and dare I say it better road safety. The same Europe that allows people to sell possible killers. As a result, called “Part worn tyres”, these don’t even have to have Tyre Labels Regulations. Surprise surprise !!!.

WE will now have to have an efficiency label on tyres that display three main points, Rolling resistance, Wet grip and Fuel efficiency. The new tyre label will value from A-G, but not D.I will try to explain what each group means.

 What the new Tyre Labels Regulations means (hope you can take it in)

 ROLLING RESISTANCE

This covers A to G Dis not used, rolling resistance of the tyre and contributes most to fuel efficiency and therefore reduces CO2 emissions and also driving costs. Each letter has a difference plus or minus of 0.42 to 0.56 miles per gallon(mpg) for a car that will do 36 mpg. (I hope you are still paying attention)

WET GRIP

“Wet grip is what it says on the tin” how good is the car at stopping in wet driving conditions and is expressed as the “stopping distance”. The letters used for this are A to G not using D or G, (are you still awake), the stopping distance between 3 and 7 feet when you brake hard at 50 mph. We have had this measured on our forecourt now for five years and no one has ever tried it out yet.

NOISE

The noise that the tyre makes,(nothing to do with our lousy road surfaces its the tyres fault) and is measured in decibels. The more black bars on your Tyre Labels Regulations, the noisier the tyre tread is.

In my opinion, this is more red tape from Brussels, and I will stress that the customer should take advice from his local dealer.

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations

Tyre Labels Regulations; New tyre label on an Avon tyre 225/45×17

As an update to the tyre label introduction, i must say that I am pleasantly surprised to see that the motoring public is now showing lots of interest in these names and they are influencing the purchasing decisions of the tyre buying public, I hold my hands up, and I was WRONG?

For more information, please click the link  http://www.etrma.org/

 

 

 Eric Roberts

TYRE WEAR-What you should be looking for on your tyres

Your TYRE wear should be checked once a week

Most ladies do not know how to check there tyre wear. Come to think of it , neither do most men. The easiest way is to call into your local tyre and auto centre and they would be only too pleased to check them for you.

You must look for premature uneven tyre wear, this is usually the first sign of a problem with your steering geometry and could even indicate a major problem with the cars steering and, or suspension. The first sign is that you will see a bald area appearing at the inside or the outside of your front tyres.

If you do notice that the tyre is wearing off at one side it is important that you have your wheel alignment checked and adjusted . If your tyre is wearing at the centre then you are running you tyres with too much pressure, this needs to be adjusted and the correct pressure used for your kind of car. Some cars nowadays have four wheels aligned, this means that the cars rear as well as front wheels may need adjusting, this is particularly common on the modern SUV type vehicles and 4x4s. This regular visual checking will also save you money as a new tyre for these types of vehicles will cost you well over £120 these days ,.

By having each one checked at regular intervals you will spot uneven  wear at an early stage and prevent damaged and expensive parts from becoming dangerous and costly. Most lady customers and indeed male customers can call into a local, reputable  dealer and have a free inspection by one of the staff. There is no excuses.

Another way that you may about a tyre problem is if you car tends to pull the left or right.

This is only spotted when a new tyre is fitted and the customer drives their car on the road for the first time. The car steering wheel feels out of line and the car pulls to one side. This is why you should have your Laser Wheel Alignment checked out after you have had a new tyre or new tyres fitted most garages have now got Wheel Alignment Machines , customers do not understand the amount of hard work a tyre does and how much punishment they take when zooming down the motorway at 80 miles a hour, so you see why its so important to check yours  at regular intervals, they are the only things between you and an accident. Customers in the Halifax area of West Yorkshire can call in at any time for a free check.

More reading…www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html

About Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and YokohamaTyre 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 WEAR

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Popular General Grabber Tyres- The ever popular Grabber and the AT Tyres for SUV winters.

Popular General Grabber Tyres

Popular General Grabber Tyres history prior to Continental tyres.

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General tyres have always been part of the British and American tyre market. They are now part of the Continental tyre group based in Germany, but for many years they held their own in the Worlds tyre market. They originated in Akron by two businessmen W.F.O Neil and W.E.Fouse.

By the time that General tyres were making tyres in 1915. There were more than 300 other companies making tyres. Hence, this was due to the massive increase in road traffic volumes in both Europe and America. Consequently, things were moving at a rapid rate. For this reason, by the early 1920 s and 30 s people were starting to race cars in competitions. Therefore, tyre development started running ahead. General tyres were no different. Because they then decided to make premium replacement tyres. Hence, for the after car market. The first ones from General tyres were bias belted car ones. These tyres became imported into Britain.

General tyres were a very innovative company inventing carbon black latex and oil extended rubber.  They secured orders from all the leading truck companies for their great truck tyres.

Popular General Grabber Tyres

The tyres were very modern, and at the outbreak of World War 2, General tyres secured contracts to supply Popular General Grabber Tyres to vehicle manufacturers as original equipment. General tyres became a much sought after business, and it was no surprise that the tyre section of the firm was bought by the German tyre giant Continental tyres. This acquisition took part in 1987 and made Continental the fourth largest tyre company in the World.

 One of the main reasons is value for money. My customers tell me that the performance of the two tyre makers is very similar, but the Popular General Grabber Tyres are now a cheaper tyre to buy and so are proving more popular here at the end of 2014.

most people have heard of the General Grabber range of tyres. Available online at www.pellontyres.co.uk 

Eric Roberts

Which 4×4 Tyres- Which are the right ones for your vehicle

Which 4×4 Tyres

Which 4×4 Tyres?Changing your 4×4 tyres can lead to a whole new experience

There is probably nothing wrong with the with the ones that are fitted as original equipment to your 4×4 vehicle. The companies that make these cars link together with tyre manufacturers in both research and development to create Which 4×4 Tyres will suite your vehicle. The product that they choose will be of one that gives excellent performance and comfort for

Which 4x4 Tyres

A BF Goodrich 4×4 off road tyre

the average 4×4 driver, as the vehicles are sold to a cross-section of the public.

This, however, does not cater for all the different conditions that this type of vehicle is capable of much more complicated tasks. Average class SUV  drivers usually need the car to have mainly on-road tributes, combined with a little off-road driving. His main driving priorities would be the speed with little noise, the same as a standard type car.

Which 4×4 Tyres

For any deviation from the norm, tyre manufacturers have developed their products into 4×4 tyres that give the driver different responses and attributes in the handling and performance of their individual ones. A typical example of this would say the farmer. He would need a vehicle to get him to say the cattle or sheep markets with a relatively high degree of comfort, but at the same time may have to travel over a rough area to attend to an injured animal. In his case, he is going to need much tougher ones than the guy who has an off road vehicle but just nips to the office or takes the kids to school.

It is also worth pointing out that by using experts, you will be able to get comprehensive advice on not only the type of tyre you need but the correct size and weight loading’s, critical things to know about. We have a full team of specialist 4×4 tyre technicians to back us up here at Pellon tyres.

Which 4×4 Tyres We can help you select the best replacement 4×4’s  for your vehicle.

It is, therefore, important to take advice on which replacement; Which 4×4 Tyres will best suite your car. We at Pellon tyres here in Yorkshire. Are part a Nationwide 4×4 group, we can give you this type of advice. Therefore, we sell all 4x4  brands. So that we can provide real open information as to your needs.

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and 4×4 General Tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work 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.

 

Firestone Multihawk tyres that offer great comfort to the modern driver?

Firestone Multihawk tyres

Firestone Multihawk tyres-Firestone tyres started in 1900 and chosen by Henry Ford

 Firestone tyres were one of the Worlds earliest mass produced tyres. Therefore, they first used the Ford model “T” mass produced cars still popular today. Since them, Firestone tyres have gone from strength to strength. Now producing some of the best tyres on the planet.

Here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. Therefore, we offer an excellent range of the Firestone tyres. For this reason, we source our stock from Britain’s leading wholesaler. Thus, and offer it online across the country.

New tyres are flooding into the UK from China and the far East. For this reason, Firestone tyres are holding out the opposition. Because of their quality and staying power. Due to the many years of manufacturing experience. Of course, in tyre manufacturing throughout the World.

I have worked on Firestone tyres for many years

and have even worked on fitting the Giant tyres that you see on Earthmoving machines, they have always been a good product. The great Firestone also makes tyres for racing cars, and that is where the development comes from to make the Firestone  that we are now driving about on in our cars.

Firestone, as most people know, are now owned by Bridgestone tyres of Japan but because of the reputation that goes before them, Firestone has kept the original name.

 Firestone tyres are available online from www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. Consequently, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.Thus, I have worked for a couple of national tyre companies in my younger days. naturally, before starting my first business.For this reason, 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 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.

 

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New Diesel particulate filters Law-2014- makes Even more important to use the correct Oil

New Diesel particulate filters Law

New Diesel particulate filters Law

Oil helps in reducing vehicle emissionsNew Diesel particulate filters Law

New laws are making car manufacturers vastly reduce the emissions of new models that they produce. One of the ways to do this is by fitting complicated exhaust after treatment units to their cars. It means that new low SAPS oil must be used to protect these units. New laws will be coming out in 2014 to reduce the emissions even further. For further reading…http://www.dieselnet.com/standards/eu/nonroad.php 

Another large change that is now becoming more common is the development of the “extended service intervals”, this means that the car owner needs to use special long life oil must be used to meet the extra demands of the longer service intervals. Most service centers will have the computer technology to state the exact oil that the car requires, but things are becoming more difficult for the DIY motorists amongst us.

New Diesel particulate filters Law; Indeed by using the wrong oil in your car can cost you around £2500

For a new engine unit, this the average cost of a family sized saloon engine replacement. I am not trying to scaremonger, but the stuff in your engine is becoming more critical. The number of 5W-30 oil types now used on modern cars has increased dramatically; this is because of the number of reasons introduced by the car manufacturers.

Any motorist getting this wrong will end up in trouble and possibly a large bill.It is now getting more important to have your vehicle serviced at a reputable service center, even an engine service will be better than nothing, do not forget good service centers will have all the help from the oil companies to make sure that they get the correct product for their car. The wrong oil will block up your diesel particulate filter or poison your three-way catalytic converter, all at a terrible cost. Also do not forget to get the correct oil mix, for example, synthetic or semi-synthetic oils, or even diesel or petrol oils, all have different properties, so if in doubt have your car serviced by professionals, and don’t take the risk of a damaged engine.

 Pellon Auto Centre in Halifax offers to service at excellent rates.,

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work 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.

 

 

 

Tractor Tyres-fall off a truck-Causing fatal injury to a Lady Driver.

Tractor Tyres

Tractor Tyres

Police in Ontario, Canada are looking for the driver of a truck that lost its load of a “tractor tyres”.

 The Tractor Tyres came off the truck and bounced straight into the front of a car driven by a lady

Tractor Tyres

English: Looking east along the Queen Elizabeth Way toward Toronto, visible in the distance, from the Royal York Road bridge in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

consequently,the driver was called Miroslawa Chmielewski, she was the only person in the car and died at the scene. Firs,t of all, the accident took place in Burlington on the Queen Elizabeth way where the 54-year-old female lost her life. This incident reminds me of a former time when I was an earthmover tyre fitter. We regularly went to Quarries in North Yorkshire to fit the huge tyres that fit Monster Trucks and dumper trucks.The route we took was up the A1 trunk road; we would load the tyres to be fitted onto our trucks and then set off to fit them (about a 2-hour drive) the tyres were massive, so the trucks were up to the maximum weight limit.

One very beautiful sunny day I set off up the A1 about six in the morning, I got about halfway there when I noticed that my truck was starting to go a bit faster, not thinking why, I carried on the journey, only to be pulled up by a police car with flashing lights.He shouted at me in a very grumpy voice that “I had lost half my load of tyres,” when I returned to where they were, I realized how lucky is was that there were no causalities, in fact, the tyres had bounced straight into the field . 

I recovered the tyres and carried on my journey.

 What happened in the accident in Canada, was that the driver went missing, but he would have continued the journey, not realizing that he had lost the tyre off the back of the truck, so far he has not been detected.

The original story can see from the TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE. Please click the link bellow for the full story

http://www.metronews.ca/toronto/local/article/1056740–woman-killed-on-qew-after-tire-flies-from-tractor-trailer

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the
Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. I used to work 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.