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Pirelli Truck Tyres-Reduce Tyre Breakdowns for Yorkshire Truck Company

Post Updated 3rd Jan 2014

Pirelli Truck Tyres for Bedfords of Batley

The Bedfords trucking empire was started in 1927 by Mr Nelson Bedford. As a result, who started his business off the back of the heavy woolen districts booming textile and clothing industry. Of course, in the early days ! Nelson wanted to be a single operator. But his son Ronald joined forces with his father in 1952. Consequently, by the end of the 1950s the business had grown four fold. Nelson sadly passed away during retirement in 1957.

Ronald was now the top man and by 1968 the fleet grew to over 20 lorries. Ronald did not want his sons to join the business ! Surprisingly, David joined the trucking company in 1972. Specifically, the company were now trucking for the printing industry . Because of this the fleet had now reached 40 vehicles.

In 1991 Davids brother Robert also joined the company and Bedfords continued to expand until the sad deaths of the brothers in 2007 and 2008.

The company is now run by a trust together with directors and managers and has now reached significant growth due to excellent customer service and diversification.

One of the main concern regarding the trucking business was to try a reduce the number of tyre related breakdowns, the fleet these days is over 85 trucks and more than 135 trailers.

In 2011 the company decided to start using One of the main concern regarding the trucking business was to try a reduce the number of tyre related breakdowns, on their fleet. They use a mixture of Pirelli Truck Tyres new and remould depending on the application. 

 Pirelli tyres reduce Bedfords tyre costs

Pirelli Truck Tyres

Pirelli Truck Tyres as used by Bedford Transport Batley

The contract with Pirelli Truck Tyres ensured that the tyres were correctly fitted to the right applications and correctly twinned with tyre pressure monitoring systems in place, so that problems such as low pressure can easily be spotted and rectified. The results were excellent and after a nine month period Pirelli Truck Tyres had reduced the companies tyre breakdown rate thus reducing the tyre related costs. More information about Bedfords Transport.

Eric Roberts

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

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

TYRE BLOWOUT-Caravan Travelling on his holidays has a Lucky Escape.

Post Updated 31st Dec 2013

This guy managed to steer his caravan to safety after a nasty tyre blowout.

This customer was very lucky when the tyre on his caravan exploded when travelling down the A1 motorway. He managed to stop the car and caravan rig from swerving all over the road and brought the rig to a standstill. It looks to me as if the tyre has had problems for a while and the problem was not spotted early enough. How many times do we see caravans completely turned over after a crash, because the owner was not able to control the caravan after a tyre blowout?

a tyre blowout disaster could have been avoided?

In my opinion caravan, owners do not take enough time to check their tyres before setting out on a journey, they are perhaps the most important thing to check, and, in this case, the

TYRE BLOWOUT

This Michelin tyre is a good example of why you should not be buying un- regulated part worn tyres. The tyre had recently being purchased and fitted to this VW car. IT did look OK but we noticed some cracking occurring in the bead area. This is a telltale sign for Michelin tyres. Cracking means ageing. We were shocked to find that the tyre was 19 (nineteen) year old. This is happening all the time as these small back street companies have opened up selling illegal part worn tyres to the cash-strapped motorists.

the problem would have been solved by a quick inspection by a tyre expert, and a possible disaster would have been avoided, with a much safer journey for all of us. A tyre blowout can be easily avoided by only fitting new tyres to your caravan, do not be tempted with remould or part worn tyres because you can put your own and other peoples life’s at risk. A tyre blowout can be avoided.

 

 

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 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 blowout

lucky guy with his blowout pic 1

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

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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.

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight- needed Wheel Alignment?

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight

Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight; Wheel alignment would have stopped this. Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight

Here at Pellon tyres, we are always getting customers cars with bad wheel alignment problems. The latest being a Renault Clio that the client presented to us for an MOT test that they had booked in “online”.The picture in this blog shows precisely the condition that the tyre was in, the tyre was down to the steel belt of the tyre construction, a very dangerous state to find your tyres in. If this customer checked his wheel alignment at regular periods, then the tyre would not have been in that state.

Drivers should always check their Wheel Alignment, whenever you buy a set of new tyres . It is also a great idea to have a wheel alignment when suspension parts will be replaced, or you knowingly hit the curb or going over things like speed bumps in the road. It may not appear so at the time, but your wheel alignment will probably be out of line and cause damage to your tyres.

Wheel alignment consists of adjusting the angles of the wheels

The first static suspension angles that need to be measured and adjusted are the caster, camber, toe, and thrust angle. Another good reason to track your is to straighten your steering back to a level position; All these problems will be solved and corrected through wheel alignment adjustment.

 Renault Clio Steering Wheel Not straight;A great look at a website for more technical motorists is available on the link below; 

http://www.anewtoronto.com/wheel%20alignment.html

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre industry now for 40 years. My previous job was with one of the 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.

Driving in Winter

Pirelli Snowcontrol Winter Tyres- Pirelli Tyres Awarded by German Motoring Magazine

   Pirelli Snowcontrol Winter Tyres

Pirelli Snowcontrol Winter tyres

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The giant Italian tyre company were given a “Good” in recent tyre tests.Thus, the tests were carried out by the German motoring magazine “AUTO-BILD.”. Hence, the   tests were carried out by using 19565T15 tyre size.Thus, on a VW Golf saloon. Consequently, the Pirelli Snowcontrol 2 were superb in slush and snow conditions.

A similar test was carried out on the Pirelli winter products. Hence this time by another European motoring magazine “AUTO-ZEITUNG”.  This is excellent for a tyre test.

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The Pirelli Snowcontrol 2 is a directional tyre, having sipes (the small slits in the tread that help to dissipate the water or snow and slush) running across the treat and also longitudinally around the tread. This enables the Pirelli Snowcontrol 2 to clear away the water slush or snow, very quickly thus enabling the tyre to grip and offer stable driving conditions in inclement weather.

Winter Performance With, Pirelli Snowcontrol Winter Tyres

For that reason, the tyres are quieter because of the thin sipe technology used in this tyre. Accordingly, Pirelli Snowcontrol 2 tyres are available from www.pellonautocentre.com online at discount prices.

irelli W210 Snow Control 3 Tyres Available in Halifax

Pirelli W210 Snow Control 3

W210 Snow Control 3

The W-210 Snowcontrol 3 is Pirelli’s Performance Winter/Snow tyre. Specially, developed for compact and subcompact cars. Winter Snowcontrol tyres are designed to improve winter drivability. Including on cold, dry and wet roads with traction in snow and on ice.
The W-210 Snowcontrol 3 molds a high-silica tread compound. Into a directional tread pattern. Providing traction throughout a wide range of cold temperatures. Including all wintry driving conditions.
Features:
  • High-density siping and notched tread blocks increase the number of biting edges to increase traction in snow.
  • internal structure features twin steel belts reinforced by nylon to provide high-speed durability with a polyester body to enhance ride quality.

Eric Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirelli Cinturato Radial Tyres-“Born”from Lancia Cars

Pirelli radial tyres were born from the need of Lancia Rally division. Hence, who wanted a stronger lower riding radial tyre for their “Lancia Stratos” rally car. Accordingly, this leads the designers to create a much more durable tyre construction. As a result, both wider and with a much lower side wall. Hence, this Pirelli Cinturato design became very successful. Of course, giving a significant boost toLancia racing”. Indeed Porsche also started to use the Pirelli Cinturato tyre in its racing division.

Pirelli Cinturato to compete with the steel of Michelin

Pirelli Cinturato,Lancia Rally 037

Lancia Rally 037 on Pirelli Cinturato (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The new Pirelli design leads to the creation of the Pirelli Cinturato. This tyre was created in the 1950s.Therefore, 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 rivals namely Michelin who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Eric Roberts remembers fitting these Pirelli Cinturato tyres in the 1960 s. Eric, was a tyre fitter in Dewsbury. These tyres were mounted on Lancias and for some strange reason were fitted to some MGBs.

The earlier Pirelli Cinturato were used as original equipment on most Italian-made production cars such as the Alfas;

Pirelli Cinturato tyres mounted on MGB GTs

Eric remembers the first time he saw these tyres. They were very unusual at the time.Hence, but things were changing fast in the world of tyres. and we were not that surprised at what came along next”. Thus, the most common size been the 165×14. Pirelli now competes on the World stage with the steel belted radial fitted to modern cars.

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Thus, we are members of Unipart Car Care Centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Naturally, also sell tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size.  We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for a high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Pirelli Van Tyres-New Tyre Range for Camper Van Tyres from Pirelli Tyres

Famous Italian tyre-makers Pirelli Van Tyres have brought out a new range of tyres

Meeting the needs of the modern van and the new van driver. Vans can now do much faster speeds with higher payloads and so need the van tyres to cope with these conditions. Some vans can now carry payloads of up to 3.5 tonnes and require tyres with the capacity to carry these higher loads at faster speeds.

Pirelli Van Tyres “Chrono” van tyre

The new Chrono tyre has been developed by Pirelli Van Tyres .To cope with the demands of the smaller type delivery vans such as the Ford Transit Connect. These smaller types of vans have to deal with increased robustness. While driving at higher speeds. These vans have higher comfort levels for the drivers. In fact, modern vans are not far behind cars in the comfort stakes. Therefore the tyres have to be more flexible. They contain the correct compound for when the vans are loaded and unloaded. At the same time, the tyre must be able to carry loads at speed while also keeping a good mileage record; these vans are working vans, and tyre economy comes into the equation.

pirelli van tyres

The new  Chrono Pirelli Van Tyres lives up to all these standards and is available in wheel sizes from 14inch to 17inch.

Pirelli Van Tyres “Chrono” Camper Van Tyre.
This next tyre in the Italian tyre maker’s range is created for the camper van type vehicle. Camper van tyres are also a must for the Motor Home sector. These tyres have a reinforced structure specially designed for these cars. This structure increases the tyre life from the risk of so-called “flat spots”, which happen when the camper is parked, and then proceeds on its journey at speed.
This tyre also gives improved stability during cornering with higher levels of grip. All in all an excellent product to buy for your tourer and motorhome. The Pirelli Van Tyres come in sizes for 15 inches and 16-inch wheels.

Pirelli “Chrono”4 seasons and “Chrono” Winter tyres

They have also developed the “4 seasons” tyre for use in a regular winter a little of all kinds of weather as in a typical winter. The winter tyre is made to cope with more severe conditions. Load and speed capabilities are of the same standards as the other “Pirelli Van Tyres Chrono” products in the range. Both are excellent products coping with all a winter can throw at them.

Pirelli Van Tyres

All the Pirelli Tyres are available from Pellon tyres Halifax www.pellonautocentre.com “Find the tyres you need at discount prices using the Pellon Auto Centre tyre selector.

 

 

Eric Roberts

Pirelli Tyres History-a “Brief History” of their tyre Manufacturing Excellence

Pirelli Tyres History – famous for the manufacture of both tyres and underground cable they were founded in Milan in Italy in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli.

Pirelli tyres have been making tyres for over 100 years and although Eric Roberts from Pellon Tyre and Autocentre has not been around for that long, he says”that in all his experience in the tyre trade these Italian  tyres have always given motorists good service and good mileage, and are one brand name that commands respect and loyalty amongst the Pirelli tyres users”. This is indeed praise from such an established tyre dealer( who also have Pirelli Girls Calendar) to this day stills sells these tyres at his Halifax based tyre depot.

Pirelli Tyres History

Pirelli (Photo credit: NA.dir)

Much of the Pirelli Tyres History 

was born from the need of Lancia rally. They wanted a stronger lower riding radial tyre for their Lancia Stratos rally car. This lead the designers to create a much stronger tyre construction. Both wider and with a much lower side wall. This design became very successful and a great boost to lancia racing. Indeed Porsche also started to use tyre in its racing division.
This Pirelli tyre design lead to the creation of the  Cinturato. The tyre was developed in the 1950s and was originally made from a textile belted construction. Consequently, the 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 rivals namely Michelin tyres who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Pirelli Tyres History

The earlier cinturatos were used as original equipment. This was on most Italian made production cars such as the Alfas. They were also fitted to sport and rally cars using using 165r400 cinturatos. These tyres are a great part of the Pirelli Tyres History. Eric Roberts remembers the first time he saw these tyres ,”they were very unusual at the time, but things were changing fast in the world of tyres, and we were not that surprised at what came along next”. These Pirelli  tyres are still the only tyres to be used in certain types of motor racing. The most common size been the 165×14. These cinturato tyres were commonly seen on early MGB GT’s and can be bought at specialist tyre dealers from the internet.

Pirelli Tyres History

English: Lancia Stratos Group 4. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the mid 70s Pirelli tyres started bringing out steel belted tyres and introduced a new range called the P8. This made Pirelli Tyres History and was Pirelli tyres first low profile tyre,

this tyre gave the cars of the time much better road handling, This  helped Pirelli in the fast moving technology of tyre development during that period. Then we had a Middle East oil crisis. The rush was on to develop a new type of tyre that would save fuel costs, very much like the situation that we have today. Pirelli tyres came up with the P8. This tyre was built for a much better rolling resistance and therefore saving the motorists on fuel costs.
 The next part of the Pirelli Tyres History came with the development of the P-Zero range. Because this tyre that was made for the bigger faster cars that were and still are for both competition and road use cars.  Like the BMW’s and MERCs. These new Pirelli tyres were built with extra strong ply’s and were ultra low profile.
This tyre is still been modernized as newer cars are further developed . Once again Eric Roberts has always been highly satisfied with the quality and standard of the Pirelli tyres products. From their first cinturatos to their present day range of PZero tyres. Keeping the jobs going at Pirelli Carlisle.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson- A Brief History Part of their Beggining

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson-Pirelli Tyres are famous for the manufacture of both tyres and underground cable they were founded in Milan in Italy in 1872 by Giovanni Battista Pirelli.

Pirelli tyres have been making tyres for over 100 years. Although Eric Roberts from Pellon Tyre and Autocentre has not been around for that long. He says”that in all his experience in the tyre trade these Italian  tyres have always given motorists good service and good mileage, and are one brand name that commands respect and loyalty amongst the Pirelli tyres users”. This is indeed praise from such an established tyre dealer( who also have Pirelli Girls Calendar) to this day stills sells these tyres at his Halifax based tyre depot.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

Pirelli (Photo credit: NA.dir) Pirelli Tyres History

Pirelli  tyres were born from the need of Lancia rally. Who wanted a stronger lower riding radial tyre for their Lancia Stratos rally car. Consequently, this lead the designers to create a much stronger tyre construction. Both wider and with a much lower side wall. This design became very successful. Therefore  a great boost to lancia racing, indeed Porsche also started to use tyre in its racing division.
This Pirelli Tyres History design lead to the creation of the  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.  It could not compete with some of its rivals namely Michelin tyres who were streets ahead with their steel belted X range of tyres.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

The earlier Pirelli Tyres History cinturatos were used as original equipment on most Italian made production cars. Such as the Alfas, they were also fitted to sport and rally cars using using 165r400 cinturatos. Eric Roberts remembers the first time he saw these tyres ,”they were very unusual at the time, but things were changing fast in the world of tyres, and we were not that surprised at what came along next”. These Pirelli Tyres History are still the only tyres to be used in certain types of motor racing the most common size been the 165×14. These Pirelli Tyres History cinturato tyres were commonly seen on early MGB GTs and can be bought at specialist tyre dealers from the internet.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

English: Lancia Stratos Group 4. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the mid 70s Pirelli Tyres History started bringing out steel belted tyres. Pirelli introduced a new range called the P8. This was also Pirelli tyres first low profile tyre. This tyre gave the cars of the time much better road handling. This helped Pirelli in the fast moving technology of tyre development during that period. Then we had a Middle East oil crisis. Consequently, the rush was on to develop a new type of tyre that would save fuel costs. Very much like the situation that we have today. Pirelli tyres came up with the P8. This tyre was built for a much better rolling resistance and therefore saving the motorists on fuel costs.

Pirelli Tyres History Lesson

Then came the development of the PZero range this tyre was made for the bigger faster cars that were and still are for both competition and road use cars like the BMWs and MERCs. These new Pirelli tyres were built with extra strong plys and were ultra low profile.
This tyre is still been modernized as newer cars are further developed . Once again Eric Roberts has always been highly satisfied with the quality and standard of the Pirelli tyres products from their first cinturatos to their present day range of PZero tyres, keeping the jobs going at Pirelli Carlisle.

Pirelli tyres can be bought online at Pellonautocentre.com