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Michelin Alpin 5 winter tyres-Really Worth Considering for the Harsh Yorkshire Winters

Michelin Alpin 5 winter tyres

Michelin also makes Michelin Alpin 5 Winter tyres

I was thinking that it is a good time to write this post about winter tyres when the winter is just a few months away and we did not have much snow this time last year  (at least not in Yorkshire UK). But we are Michelin Alpin 5only two months from next winter? So, (what the heck).

We find that more and more of our regular customers are now buying these tyres.  So many in fact that we decided a few years ago when we had our first cold and snowy winter, that we would start a “tyre hotel”. This is where the customer buys a set of winters and we fit the   Winter Car Tyres  and store the summer ones until the spring and then change the tyres over again. We charge for this service, but the tyres will last then three or even four winters, depending on the make and quality.

Michelin Alpin 5 winter tyres

This has always been a grey area to me? Which make of tyre do you recommend do you go for best which in my opinion would be the Yokohama winter tyre range, the Bridgestone Blizzac or the Michelin Alpin series including the new Michelin Alpin 5

 Michelin Tyres UK is probably the Worlds most respected tyre makers and like most French companies always bring French flair into the design process. This new Michelin Alpin 5 is

Michelin Alpin 5

Michelin’s involvement in motorsport helped in the development of the Alpin winter tyres

no exception to the rules. France has many mountain ski resorts Snow Tyres and the Michelin winter tyres are well tested and designed to give the French tyre buying public a no choice option, the French love to buy home brand products, as any visitors to France will not fail to observe the amount of French made cars that they buy and it is the same with other products.

Going back to the Dark Age’s winter tyres were chunky things with loads of tread rubber and were very noisy. Only rich people could afford them because they had to have them fitted to go abroad (mainly France) on skiing holidays. Because of the heavy tread patterns, the tyres were very noisy and no good for travelling at speed on motorways. Tyre manufacturers began to refine these tyres as our cars became faster and more motorways were being built across the whole of Europe.

Drivers in Germany would set off skiing for a long weekend in their BMW’s and Mercedes.

travel down the Autobahn (German Motorway) at 100 mph+ and then go up the mountains of Austria and France for a weekends skiing. It was clear that a different type of winter tyre had to be developed to cope with this new type of driving experience. Michelin developed the Michelin Alpin 5 and other tyre makers followed. They used different compounds (silicas were added) and included thousands of small slits in the pattern design, known as (Sipes) .

These sipes did two things scattered the snow, mud and water and made the tyre much quieter to drive on and therefore a more comfortable drive at speed on the motorways in winter.

This is where Michelin winter tyres are the leaders.

The new Alpin 5, has been even more improved to give even more driver comforts when using their cars in the winter months whatever the weather throws at them.

 The studies conducted by the Traffic Accident Research Chair of Dresden University in Germany (VUFO)*, European motorists drive mainly on cold roads in winter, whether dry or wet, but do not have to deal with snow very often, although since the report we have experienced an increase in colder weather and more snowfall. The report showed that 92% of accidents occurred on dry or wet roads and the remaining 8% on icy or snow covered roads. This where the winter tyre gives the motorist protection in winter with winter tyres fitted to their cars, they are more protected even on wet roads with winter tyre fitted.

Eric Roberts

Renault French automaker can cut off your battery if you don’t pay

Renault

Renault,battery

Post updated  10-17-2019 Eric Roberts

Last year Tesla dealt with its first real scandal, the so-called “bricking” of batteries that are allowed to run entirely out of charge. But what about a car company (Renault)that could brick a car’s battery on purpose?

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Cutting off your car battery

This is known as “bricking” ! Significantly, stems from Renault keeping an eye on their customers who do not keep up with a payment. Consequently, this is allegedly in the small print ! So, under the French car companies “rented battery” agreement.

Renault battery

Renault servicing in Halifax Yorkshire UK

Also in the service agreement. Sadly, it is alleged that Renault has the right to halt the possible charging of the battery. When the rental contract comes to an end. Apparently, this also includes the same penalties if you fail to make a payment.Thus, on your car agreement, making the car impossible to drive

I wonder what would happen ! In the case of say a mess up with paperwork. Accordingly, if the payments from the bank may go wrong.Therefore, would Renault then cut off your battery supply. What a mess that would be to sort out. Hence, we all know that these large banks and credit companies do make mistakes. Naturally, you could be stranded anywhere and it would not be your fault?. The mind boggles.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk

Renault

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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working 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. Finally, we are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

RENAULT MEGANE-Fails MOT Test (miserably?) massive rust problems.

RENAULT MEGANE Turns up for the MOT test with a massive hole in the sills

RENAULT MEGANE,mot test

Renault Megan with huge hole in the sill

When you run an MOT test centre, we see all sorts of things on the cars that we test. In general motorists a re very good and the majority look after their cars. We do however the opposite end of the scale and are presented with cars that are dropping to bits. The majority of cars fail on silly little things, such as light bulbs that do not work. These include Headlights, indicators, brake lights, any damaged reflectors and your headlamp aim, they are all easy to check out if you need more information about you MOT test you can check on the VOSA web-site the governing body that oversees the MOT test system here in the UK.WE at Pellon MOT centre here in Halifax UK, recommend that the car owner should check his car over before presenting it to an MOT station for testing.

If you are the owner of a French car you are likely to have a first time fail. Citroen, Peugeot, and Renault were all in the bottom five brands for first time cars being tested for the first time. The worse French car to fail the test was the Renault Megane. Only 71% of these cars that were registered in 2008 actually passed their first MOT test, what does that say?

Source for this information…http://www.which.co.uk/news/2012/05/one-in-five-cars-fails-its-first-mot-285886/

Megane turns up for MOT test

This brings me on to a little story that happened today Monday  23rd 2013 We had a Renault Megane booked in for an MOT test. The Renault Megane turned up and Ryan Linton, our tester proceeded to carry out the test. When it came to checking for corrosion he found a well rotted rusty sill that he could nearly fit his fist through. He also found that the front discs brakes were rotten with rust.  A few other things were failures, some light bulbs were gone and the catalytic converter was in need of replacing. Altogether a very expensive MOT test.

Renault Megane,mot test

Renault Megane rusted up front discs

Article and pictures by Eric Roberts… www.mot-halifax.co.uk

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. Selling tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk . Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. So, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists .Needing to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. Consequently, we are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Trading Standards . Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Goodyear Tyres winner-The Excellent “Efficient Grip” another great tyre product from Goodyear Tyres.

Goodyear Tyres winner

Goodyear Tyres winner; has launched its new tyre, the “Efficient Grip”.

 Pellon Tyres and Autocentre are very impressed with this new product. Which is the latest from Goodyears long line of great tyres? Naturally, will prove another Goodyear Tyres winner.

Goodyear started out making one of the first steel radials, the “G8”.Consequently, this was an effort to catch up with another leading tyre manufacturer.As expected, Goodyear began having problems. Thus, in the structure of the steel belt. Indeed had many tyre failures. Thus causing many tyres to be recalled. Because of faults on the protective coating of the steel belt wires.

Goodyear overcame the problems. As a result, the next generation from Goodyear was the G800+s. So, also this tyre had teething problems.But these were overcome. Goodyear regained its reputation as a world leader in the manufacturing. As expected, this was followed by many other tyre types. All with improvements in tread design. Indeed Goodyear was the first to create tread patterns.Hence to combat aquaplaning, on wet roads.

Aquaplaning is the thin layer of water. That forms between the tyre tread and the road surface.Thus causing the driver to lose control of his vehicle.Especially in very wet driving conditions. Goodyears  NCT range was designed to combat aquaplaning. Made public with a massive, extensive advertising campaign. Asa result, Goodyear were the leaders in World tyre sales.

New models followed.So, the next series were to be the Eagle range.Therefore, there is no doubt that Goodyear have always been at the forefront of tyre technology and innovation. They are World leaders all the way in tyre design.Thus, keeping up with the new speed and road conditions.Of course, that confronted designers all over the world.

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 The latest arrival to Goodyear Tyres winner innovations is the new Efficient Grip tyre.

Eric Roberts

 

Michelin Tyres Dominant at “Renault Event” at Silverstone Race Track

Michelin Tyres Dominant

Michelin Tyres Dominant; Renault cars use Michelin tyres

Michelin Tyres Dominant

Michelin Tyres Dominant

Dave Smith of Pellon Tyres in Halifax West Yorkshire. Enjoyed a great day out at the Silverstone race track on Sunday. So, Dave took along his two children. Because although the car racing was good, there was also a funfair. Including, plenty of good eating places. Of course, Dave also took a few pictures for the Pellonautocentre blog, (a splendid idea, ).I thought.

Michelin takes a significant part in the Renault event.  Mainly I think because they are both French companies. It still shows though that the most well-known tyre company in the World. Consequently,  still take part in many events. In the past this has made them one of the best tyre products on today’s cars. Including, both production cars and racing cars tyres. I still can not praise them enough. So, in my early days of been a tyre dealer I hated Michelin tyres because their business plans never included the small guys.

Michelin Tyres Dominant; The parents of the modern tyre

All their efforts went to selling the tyre products to larger companies, however over the years I have slowly grown to like and indeed admire the enormous effort and resources that they have put in to help develop today’s modern tyres. We at Pellon sell Michelin tyres at competitive prices online at www.pellontyres.co.uk

Michelin racing tyres are dipping their feet in the world of motorsport again, by supplying tyres to other types of racing, including the FE Championships, which are, of course, the F1 version using electric cars.

“Michelin is back as the official tyre supplier in the STCC. Four classes will compete on the deck from the French manufacturer Michelin 2015 and will supply four levels in the STCC package. Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia goes alongside the sister class Swedish GT formula car class Formula Renault 1.6 and the main class STCC”, said a spokesman for the Scandinavian championship.

Eric Roberts

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre-another great Goodyear product

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre;Goodyear has launched its new tyre,the Goodyear Efficient Grip.

Eric Roberts from Pellon Tyre and Autocentre is very impressed with the new product. Which is the latest from Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre long line of excellent products. Eric started out in his 35 year career working for Goodyears retail side. Consequently, has first hand experience in dealing with their extensive products range. Indeed Eric was selected to attend a six week managment training

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre;Goodyear put in millions of $s to research and development.These racing tyres will one day benefit the normal road user

coarse at their Birmingham Wolverhampton tyre plant.

Our coarse took in diverse subjects including all aspects of tyre designs. This included a regular visits to the tyre factory. Followed by classroom lectures about tyre design and related occurring problems when fitted to the actual vehicles.
Eric also had to solve problems in brain storming sessions. These were videoed and later pulled apart in the lecture room. This was to give the participants confidence for future assignments. That Goodyear were planning for certain individuals. Indeed Eric was later interviewed for a retail role that would have taken him to Australia. The giant tyre company were very disappointed when Eric had to turn the job down because of personnel reasons.

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre

Goodyear started out making one of the first steel radial tyres the G8. 
The next generation tyre from Goodyear was the G800+s this tyre had teething problems but these were overcome and the companies Car Tyres regained its reputation as a world leader in tyre manufacturing . This was followed by many other tyre types all with improvements in tyre tread design, indeed Goodyear were the first to bestow the advantages of tread patterns that combat aquaplaning.

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre.

Aquaplaning, is the tiny lair of water that forms between the tyre tread and the road surface. Therefore, causing a driver to lose control of his vehicle in very wet driving conditions. Goodyear NCT range were designed to combat aquaplaning with a massive extensive advertising campaign, Goodyear were the leaders in World tyre sales.

The latest arrival to Goodyears innovations is the new Goodyear Efficient Grip tyre.

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre

Goodyear Tyres Efficient Grip Tyre

Consequently,resulting with low emission greener cars in mind, cars like the new Renault electric vehicle , that require a tyre with much lower rolling resistance. Goodyear Efficient Grip Review have managed this by make this tyre a lot lighter. The objective,has been achieved by using lighter plastic materials in the construction. Thus reducing the weight by 10%, also they have added a new material into the compound creating less heat generation and therefore reducing a lower rolling resistance and better performance. Goodyear Car Tyres  can be bought online at www.pellontyres.co.uk