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Continental Tyre Advice- That Warn You Of Vehicle Overloading your car tyres.

Continental Tyre Advice

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Conti Car Tyres has been stepping up its line of products as it already delivers tyres which are equipped with a sensor that tells the user just how much…

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

New Tyre Advice just one of things to come?

Now that we will all be using TPMS systems in the future . So, it comes as no surprise that other gadgets will be developed.Naturally, to aid the motorist. Hence, in the constant drive for more road safety on our cars.

This new device from Conti will be no exception. Significantly, will tell the driver if the car is overloaded or not. Overloading is one of the main dangers associated with the cars handling. Of course, this can be very dangerous when cornering with an overloaded car.

No doubt there will be many more gadgets coming through in the years to come. Thus, to aid drivers probably on German cars such as the BMW’s and Mercs. Working in conjunction with the German tyre giant  Tyre Advice professionals . These devices will also become more common on vehicles such as caravans and motor-homes. So, as they will warn the driver of any loss of air pressure, thus resulting in a safer journey.

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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. Of course, we also sell Continental Car Tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. So, by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Consequently, we offer courtesy cars to local motorists .Needing 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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Uniroyal Tyres- Now under the same banner as Continental and General Tyres

Uniroyal Tyres

Uniroyal tyres in Leeds , UK

 My first dealings with the Uniroyal and General tyres brand was in the late sixties. Hence, Uniroyal Tyres had joined into a partnership with Englebert tyres. Of Liege in Belgium. Belgium seemed like a million miles away in the sixties.Of course, we had seen some experience with the Englebert brand.Because of the singer Englebert Humperdinck.Who was always in the music charts in those days.So, we used to call these tyres after the singer.uniroyal tyres

After the amalgamation. The brand became Uniroyal Englebert Deutschland AG. Thus, this came about in 1963. After a few years using that name. Then the brand became just Uniroyal in 1966.Hence, the year when England won the World cup at soccer.Naturally, well remembered by us oldies.

Uniroyal tyres carried on trading well into the 1970’s.Consequently, when they were sold to Continental tyres in 1979. Who began to make the tyres in its different European factories.As a result, including Scotland here in the UK.

One of the most advertised tyre products. Was in fact Uniroyal.We probably all remember the TV adds with an Orangutan.Thus, holding up an umbrella in the rain.For this reason, naming the tyre “The rain tyre”. Because, it was good in the wet weather. This name has still stuck.Hence, with the Uniroyal tyre brand. Naturally, and indeed we at Pellon tyres in Halifax UK are still selling this famous tyre. Which is still remaining a popular tyre brand for our customers.

 The tyre brand that helped Uniroyal tyres to become a household name was the “Rally 180”

 Also known as the rain tyre.Because of the umbrella symbol on the side wall. In 1991 Uniroyal tyres were the first company to bring out a directional tread design . The RTT-1 tyre. This design was copied by many other tyre companies. Therefore, proved to be very successful for motorists .

Winter tyres were also becoming more popular, with more and more European motorists driving to the ski slopes and Uniroyal did not miss out on an opportunity, bringing out the MS plus 44 winter tyre. This winter tyre became a test winner in many of the motoring magazine tyre tests, and consequently became very popular in the main ski countries such as France and Germany.

In 2007 Uniroyal brought out the “Rally 550” tyre which became a “Best buy”in many of the consumer magazines of the time and in 2008 Uniroyal tyres introduced the very good “Uniroyal Rainsport 2” updated by the Uniroyal Rain Sport 3 that we sell today.

Eric Roberts

Ferrari Bald Tyres- Driver with Bald Tyres Loses Control in the Rain, Luckily getting out of trouble

Ferrari Bald Tyres

Ferrari Bald Tyres; Wet roads and bald tyres do not mix

Many drivers do not know how much tread they have left on their bald tyres.Thus, in fact they never check their tyres at all. As a result, if you want to minimize the chances of a tyre related accident.Naturally, it is important that you check your tyres at regular intervals. So, or have them checked out at your local tyre- centre.

We are noticing here at Pellon tyres in Halifax. That drivers of the larger more expensive cars such as Mercedes and BMWs. In fact, are the people who neglect their tyres the most. For this reason, what they do not understand is that major tyre companies. Such as Continental tyres are now making tyres that need replacing at 3mm tread depth.

When the 3mm level is reached. Then the tyre  becomes technically “bald”. For this reason,this is probably what happened to the driver of this Enzo Ferrari. Hence, below 3mm the tyre has No more “Sipes”.These are the tiny slits in the tread. Thus, that allow the tyre to dissipate the water on wet roads. So the message is “Change your tyres at 3mm” not the 1.6 mm level that the law requires.

Change your bald tyres at 3mm tread depth

Ferrari Bald Tyres

Ferrari Bald Tyres;These bald tyres were off a BMW and should have been changed at 3mm not zero tread left

“Last month.On my cross country drive. I stopped for a few days in Denver. Hence, to visit some of my friends that live there. They love to drive just as much as I do so we decided to take both of their Ferrari F430 coupes out for a spirited drive. One of my friends had new tires arriving 2 days after our drive was planned because he had been driving the car so much the tires were bald.

We were struggling to keep up with our friend in the other 430 because the wet roads made it almost impossible to keep traction. The video doesn’t show how fast we are actually going but keep an eye out during the video and you’ll see we are going at a pretty quick pace Thankfully we narrowly missed so many objects like the guardrail, telephone pole, and oncoming traffic which was scaring me because I thought we were going to slide into the oncoming lanes!,becaause of the Ferrari Bald Tyres...http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2012/09/ferrari-f430-driver-with-bald-tires.html

Eric Roberts

Kia Clutch Failure-After examining the car needed a Duel-Mass Flywheel

Kia Clutch Failure

Kia Clutch Failure ;These days a clutch is not that simple

During any normal working week. We may get price inquiries for customers. Especially, with a Clutch Repair Estimates for their car. Some of our customers are just wanting a price from us so that they know

Kia Clutch Failure

Kia Clutch Failure;Duel mass flywheel

what to budget for.Hence, and other people are shopping around for the best price.

As a business we find it difficult to pitch the correct price. Because a Kia Clutch Failure is much different to say pricing up a tyre. The prices can vary a great deal. Between say the different qualities that garages use. We know that we could get reconditioned clutches for most car models.

But we prefer to use the best quality clutches available. Because many of the original equipment clutches are made LUK clutches . Therefore, we prefer to use them, As it happens, if we cannot get LUK then we go for original equipment clutches. We find that in the long run. We never get any come backs with the better products. Therefore, we certainly do not want to be having to do a clutch job twice.Because of a faulty product. Lifes to hard as it is.

Kia Clutch Failure

new Kia clutch installed by Andrew

Also we are finding that a lot of modern cars are now fitted with duel-mass flywheels, these were invented by LUK in coordination with BMW in Germany, because the diesel cars were very jumpy when changing gear and BMW wanted a smoother gear change.

Kia Clutch Failure

So this system of different springs on a separate flywheel that fitted between the original flywheel and the clutch plate was invented. Many of the other leading car makers have now taken this option up, but it means much higher repair bills for consumers when their Kia Clutch Failure happens, because usually the duel-mass flywheel goes as well, but we dont know until we have stripped the car down to the clutch. A case in point is a job that we have just done on a Kia. The total job timed at seven hours came to well over a thousand pounds, where an older conventional clutch would have been about £280.

This is the reason why it is difficult to give an exact figure when pricing up a clutch for a customer.

Please click on to the link bellow for more clutch information

http://www.lukclutch.com/content.schaeffler_as.us/us/services_luk_as/technicalinfo/installationtips/clutch_installation_tips.jsp

Eric Roberts

pirelli winter tyres

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre-Still a great 4×4 and SUV tyre option

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre

The tyre less wheel was a hard ride (Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre)

Way back in time when men first started to discover ways of building. So, they looked for ways and means to transport and transfer their materials. Firstly, man has always looked for ways to

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre

Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre; The famous Goodyear logo can be seen all over the motoring World.

reduce the workload. Making things more efficient for themselves. So, moving these building materials and other large objects. Would be too much for men power alone. So man invented other ways to do it. This is why the wheel was created. Of course, to try and make things much easier for themselves !and boy did it work!.

Must be remembered that the real first type of wheel would have been whole tree logs. Thus placed under the large objects to be moved. Consequently, and then levered by thousands of men. Loads were placed over it (such as when the Egyptian Pyramids where made). While the object was rolled forward. Constantly placing additional logs which were placed at the front. 

Chinese people were thought to be responsible for inventing the first wheels . As we see on carts and certainly the Romans used this old technology. Of course, this was much improved . So,by the addition of a metal band around the wooden wheel. Things did not move on for centuries. Consequently, until the rubber rim was invented by Charles Goodyear. The rest as we say is history, that brings right to where we are now driving about on sophisticated tyres.

Goodyear tyres were one of the pioneering founders of the tyre revolution.

Nowadays, there are many kinds of Goodyear tyres. There are tyres for all sorts of different applications such as tyres for muddy roads, snowy conditions, rough roads and several more types of tyres that you can readily find in the market. These tyres are usually made out of rubber and synthetic materials that produce tyres that are durable and road-worthy, such a tough unrelenting tyre is the Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre, specially made for such tough terrains that I have mentioned.

If you are a car or SUV owner it is odds on, that you have a spare tyre in your boot.(Goodyear Wrangler SUV Tyre)

Goodyear Wrangler tyres are easy to drive on, they are an easy tyre ride for giving great comfort to the driver of the 4×4 or SUV owner, they are very dependable, they can last for a long time with proper maintenance (checking your pressures at regular intervals). You must change your tyres when they are worn out, they can cause road accidents that could be fatal

To lower the odds and the risks of accidents, always have your tyres checked and make sure that they are compatible with the terrain you intend to cross. You must check your Goodyear Wranglers for pressure and examine them for cuts and bumps before you wonder out into the great beyond.

Goodyear Car Tyres are amongst the best in the tyre industry and have contributed to road safety over the past century, creating many unique tyre products, the Goodyear Wrangler is one of the best off/ road tyres in the World and competes with other such makes as General SUV tyres.

 

About Eric Roberts

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

4×4 Tyres-Which are the right ones for you ? Consider the excellent General 4×4 Range

 Customers are still not sure which 4×4 tyres to choose

4x4 Tyres

4×4 Tyres; Mud terrain tyre on a Land Rover Defender. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This article is a follow up from one that I did a few years ago. One of the problems that we have at Pellon tyres, comes from the owners of 4×4 vehicles who are not sure which or what tyres to fit to their vehicles.

In our area of Halifax in the Pennine foothills, we have several types of different terrains to cope with. Choosing the right tyre can be difficult.

Every tyre a manufacturer makes is designed with specific strengths in mind. How well it performs to these strengths depends on the construction methods, materials used and the technologies applied in the design and testing process. 4×4 tyres by definition introduce even more variables than these into the mixing pot. For our area we recommend a 50/50 or a 40/60 tread ratio between a normal type summer tyre and a rugged off road tyre. To make it a little easier to select the right one, a good place to start is to think about what you intend to use your 4×4 for. Many people used to say the Land rover as just a status car, where others such as farmers need Land-rovers for more practical uses, so a different tyre application is needed.

If you are intending to use your vehicle off road then you need to determine just how extreme the terrain is likely to be and how much time you are likely to spend on it. Farmers would be doing far more off road work and therefore would require a much heavier tread pattern on the tyres.

Off Road Grading Index for 4×4 tyres selection

To help our customers we use a very good visual guide called an (off road Grading Index) or ORGI for short, and then grade all the 4×4 tyres accordingly on our stock compute so that we can tell customers exactly which tyre is the best for them. The ORGI guide assigns every 4X4 Off Road tyres we feature with an off-road competency rating between 1 & 10. From here it is possible to disregard certain tyres as unsuitable and narrow the field of selection down. It works of an easy to understand scale from 1 to 10 depending on how tough you want your tyre to be, an excellent grading system. I hope this will be of help to all my customers who own 4×4 and SUV vehicles and want General 4×4 tyres.

4x4 tyres

ORGI chart

 About Eric Roberts

 

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

Contact 5 CONTINENTAL TYRES-Sees the introduction of anew premium tyre.

Post Updated 23rd Dec 2013

End of March sees the launch of the Continental tyres Premium Contact 5contact 5,Continental tyres ready for Daytona races

The press from all the leading motoring journals met In  Barcelona for the launch of the New premium Contact 5 tyres.This new tyre is designed for all types of cars from small

Continental have and will always be one the Worlds front tyre companies, in tyre development the new Contisport 5 is no exception to this rule.

family saloons to the luxury end of the market.

Continental tyres are constantly improving their products, along with the other leading tyre manufacturers. This is to keep in step with the ever changing designs created by modern car makers, especially in Germany and Japan. The new premium Contact 5 is a few steps further on in development from the sports Contact 5. The new premium Contact 5 boasts much better braking distances in both wet and dry road conditions and has the same rolling resistance as the eco contact 5,making these tyres a whole lot better than there predecessors’.

The new tyres come with a few added benefits to add to better contact with the road during braking. They have what they call a 3D edge. The new design also includes a new type of shoulder zone, which reduces energy loss along the shoulder zone. All these extra features give the new tyres a lower fuel consumption, helping the motorist to reduce their fuel costs, it is expected that this could be as much as 12%, a good saving.

Continental tyres have also designed a more flexible side-wall to give increased comfort for the car drivers and with the addition of whisper bars the tyre is much quieter compared with the other tyres in Continentals extensive range.

Once again I must praise Continental for another wonderful tyre product, another step thanks keeps them in number one spot as the Worlds finest tyre maker. Please click the link a learn more on Continental tyres web site...www.continental-tyres.co.uk/passenger

About Eric Roberts

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

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres-On your 4×4 vehicle and you may enjoy a new experience.

Post Updated 20th Dec 2013/27th March 2016

There’s probably nothing wrong with the normal tyres on your 4×4 vehicle? Try Try Different General 4×4 Tyres

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres-The tyre manufacturers have worked closely with the vehicle manufacturer to ensure that the best level of performance and comfort can be achieved in the tyres that they provide.

Try Different General 4x4 Tyres

Try Different General 4×4 Tyres (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Most motorist spends most of their time on the normal tarmac roads, the tyres fitted to a vehicle at the factory are also made to provide a certain amount of off-road capability, but the main priorities will be for stability at speed, good steering control and very low noise on the road.

Many off-road 4×4 tyres will perform very well on the normal tarmac roads, but they have a very heavy tread and can be much noisier and the ride can be bumpier and less comfortable. This varies according to the specific 4×4 tyre and the patterns used in the 4×4 tyres tread design.

So these good road tyres are not the correct product for the 4×4 tyres drivers who have more individual needs and bigger aspirations. This includes the owners of ultra-high-performance vehicles who require the highest grip possible or 4×4 owners that need to venture off the road for more fun ?

Whether you are going off road to enjoy wide open spaces, across lanes and streams or scrambling across the specific terrain, for work or sport, correct tyre selection becomes very important and a whole host of new things has to be considered. Remember that road surfaces are tarmac. Off-road surfaces can be hugely different, from muddy fields, peat bogs to rocky ridges, they all offer a more challenging experience if you fit the correct 4×4 tyres on your vehicle.

MAKE SURE YOU GET the RIGHT 4×4 tyres

Choosing the incorrectly sized tyre with a less aggressive tread pattern can mean danger as well as being costly to your pocket and will reduce your tyre performance. For example fitting a mud terrain 4×4 tyre to your vehicle will give excellent levels of grip in the extreme “off road” conditions, but will cause a huge increase in your braking distances and will reduce steering responsiveness. An all round bad experience for you and your vehicle.

Try Different General 4x4 Tyres

The excellent General Grabber AT tyre

You may not always be able to fit a more aggressive tyre in your size it is not always possible to fit the most appropriate tyre for your needs by using the original tyre size recommended for the vehicle. You can buy a wheel and tyre package that fit you 4×4 there are certain conversions for 4×4 vehicles that our experienced 4×4 adviser’s can advise you on.

 

 

About Eric Roberts

Hi, I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre 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.

General Grabber AT2 Tyres- over 100 years Old Now the “Grabber AT2”

General Grabber AT2 Tyres A Real Winner

General tyres have been making tyres now for over 100 years. This great American tyre company. Are now at the fore front of on or off road tyres. Suitable for 4×4 and SUV vehicles across the World. Thus including here in the UK.

General Grabber AT2 Tyres

General Grabber AT2 Tyres

The General Grabber AT2 Tyres is an all-Terrain. Thus suitable for a light truck tyre, with excellent traction.Hence, in all kinds of bad weather conditions. Including snow and mud.Naturally, is ideal for all types of country and town vehicles alike. General Grabber AT2 Tyres. As expected, have included a special compound in the building of this tyre. Therefore, this compound also ensures that the General Grabber AT2 Tyres also gives prolonged mileage. Thus, a very strong feature when enhancing the virtuous of this fine tyre product.

General tyres have created a tyre that as a symmetric tread design enhanced by five rows of tread blocks to give the tyre a mixture of off road handling together with off road traction. These tread blocks come complete with many sipes and traction edges. The tread design is designed by computer (as are almost all tyres these days) allowing an aggressive tread pattern whilst keeping noise levels down when driving on the regular roads and motorways.

Consider the General Tyres AT2 tyres for your next tyre purchase

The General Grabber AT2 Tyres construction is of two plies polyester for the inner casing covered by two steel belts on the outer casing giving the tyre great strength and durability, along with a quiet ride on normal road surfaces. General tyres have put much effort thought into this great tyre the General Grabber AT2 Tyres is a winner and 4×4 drivers should give a great deal of thought about this tyre before making their next tyre purchase.

General Tyres are available from Pellon Tyres

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and I am MD for online battery company www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a garage and MOT testing centre, 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. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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

TYRE WEAR

TYRE WEAR

Your TYRE wear should be checked once a week

Most ladies are not sure about checking  there tyres for wear. Come to think of it , neither do most men. So.the easiest way is to call into your local tyre and auto centre. of course, 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. Consequently, could even indicate a major problem with the cars steering and, or suspension. Naturally, the first sign is that you will see a bald area appearing at the inside or the outside of your front tyres.

So, if you do notice that the tyre is wearing off at one side. Of course, 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. For this reason, this needs to be adjusted. With the attention to making sure that  the correct pressure used for your model of car. Some cars nowadays have fall our 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. Of course, when  the customer drives their car on the road for the first time. Firstly, the car steering wheel feels out of line. Pulling the vehicle to one side. Secondly, this is why you should have your Laser Wheel Alignment checked out. Especially, after you have had a new tyre or new tyres fitted. In other words, most garages have now got Wheel Alignment Machines .

customers do not understand the amount of hard work a tyre does. Including, how much punishment tyres take. In the light of them zooming down the motorway at 80 miles a hour. So you see why its so important to check yours  at regular intervals. safety is paramount!  tyres 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

Eric Roberts

Van Wheel Alignment Including Suspension