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Winter tyres grip-can help you get a grip in the cold and the Snow- Evening Telegraph

Winter tyres grip

Winter tyres grip can help you in the cold
Evening Telegraph On damp or wet roads, tyres grip differently — and the braking distance is substantially longer.

Winter tyres

It pleases me very much to see how the British public have responded to the efforts of the owners of tyre outlets and the many motoring publications, that have been

Winter tyres grip

Citroen fitted with 4 Yokohama winter tyres

advising the public about the advantages and safety features of fitting winter tyres to your car.

What started me off committing myself to this subject was the massive increase of traffic on our roads, combined with the worsening winters that we were getting. This in my eyes makes road safety, especially where brakes and other road safety factors are concerned. Cars are travelling and accelerating at much faster speeds and therefore requires better braking systems and tyre technology. The latter is probably my specialist subject and a subject that I am passionate about, therefor the advice that I give to drivers and my customers is in their best interest.

Winter tyres grip

Winter tyres grip (Photo credit: Travelling Steve)

The subject of whether or not to fit winters in November time or not, to me is a “no brainer”. Here in West Yorkshire winter will shortly arriving , in fact this morning the local council gritting trucks are out gritting the icy roads. Winter tyres have a special compound that has silicone added to the rubber compound.

Winter tyres grip

Of course,this ensures that the winters remain flexible in freezing weather conditions, and are still able to maintain there grip on icy or snowy roads. On the other hand a summer ones that do not have additives will begin to harden when the temperature drops below 7 degrees centigrade, when Winter tyres grip . The effect is similar to your wiper blades, we all know that in cold weather that your wiper blades become very hard and will not clean the windscreen, all other rubber items have the same affect, and do not work correctly in cold weather.

If the tyre does not flex because of the cold, then the tread will not be able to do the job of gripping, especially in cold weather or on a very dirty rainy day when you may be traveling at 70 mph on a motorway. Winters will flex and give you the full tread onto the road, together with a much better designed tread pattern made especially for wet and snowy winter conditions, there is no doubt that Winter tyres grip . You owe it to yourself and your family to be as safe as possible on our very busy roads in winter time, none of us know what the weather will throw at us on any given day,(not even the weather man)

Eric Roberts members of Tyresafe.org. 

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Apollo Winters -When To Fit Your Winter Tyres?

Apollo Winters

Apollo Winters

Winter tyres are very important for drivers who generally drive in icy, slushy and snowy conditions and also for those who drive in areas are prone to very low temperatures and large snow falls yea…

Apollo Winters

eric roberts‘s insight:

Apollo Winter Tyres

This is the time of year in early November that we should be thinking about fitting Apollo Winters. Winter tyres come in all sizes and makes.

Winter tyres are made from special compounds. Working best at temperatures of 7 degrees or less. Of course, most of the UK experiences temperatures below this between December and February. Hence, we can usually expect frost on almost half the days of winter. With this type of tyre, your stopping distance can be shortened by up to 11 meters.Especially, on icy roads, and your vehicle’s handling will be greatly improved. Thus, reducing the risk of skidding, aquaplaning or sliding.

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.Including, handling and safety for drivers. It’s an excellent idea, therefore, to change to specialist tyres to improve your winter driving. Also, increase your fuel efficiency and ensure the safety of you and your passengers during the winter months. popular ones that we sell here at Pellon tyres in the foothill of the Pennine mountain range, here in West Yorkshire UK, are the mid-range winter tyres. These come in some well-known tyre manufacturer names such as Yokohama tyres and Apollo Winters. These brands are well respected and tried brands of tyres and have been well proven by hundreds of my own customers over the years in bad wintry conditions.

The cheap tyres brands also do well, including Infinity winter tyres and Jinyu winter tyres, all of which are kept in stock, for the winter period. But now in early November is the time to start fitting your winter tyres, the weather can change overnight. We have just experienced our first heavy frost so the snow will not be far behind.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesonthweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

Driving in Winter

Quality Winter Tyres -Autocar Says that Winter Tyres Really Work for your safety in winter- Etyres

Autocar extols virtues of Quality Winter Tyres

“I was running a long term BMW 1M at the time, and at BMW’s insistence the car was fitted with a set of

The Bridgestone Blizzak Quality Winter Tyres are a great choice.

Michelin Alpin winter tyres.

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Winter tyres

Of course, there has never been any doubt about Quality Winter Tyres . Significantly, including the fantastic job that they do when winter arrives. Including, most in the Northern hemisphere, no matter what country you live in.

It is always an advantage when great car magazines !

The likes of Autocar reinforce what us tyre experts have been saying for years. So. the reason that we tend to harp on about Quality Winter Tyres. Importantly, is the safety aspect of the product. These days the cars are getting much faster and powerful and we also have had the Quality Winter Tyresrecent influx of SUV’s and crossover cars. These vehicles are next to useless when it comes to coping with the winter conditions of snow and ice. They are large and powerful and are absolutely useless in the snow without Quality Winter Tyres fitted.

Quality Winter Tyres are now an essential safety commodity

Significantly, to be used on our modern day vehicles. Winter tyres will even give you  significantly safety advantage when driving on the motorway on a stinking wet day. So must be considered before the winter sets in. We at Pellon Tyres in Halifax recommend a couple of makes that have been proven to us over the years. They are Nokian and Jinyu ! Although Jinyu are an economy brand. Importantly, we have tested these on our own vehicles over the past few years.

Eric Roberts member of Tyresafe.org

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and Tyre and Car  Battery business now for 40 years. Significantly, I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. So before starting my first business. Now owning a garage and MOT testing centre. Here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. A keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products. Of course, that will help my business. Lastly,we are members of Point-S and Trading Standards . Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

 

 

Waste Tyre Uses- there are many uses of scrap tyre now including these great planters.

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyres Uses put to good use as planters

Waste Tyre Uses are in all our interests and are just part of the problem of recycling all our waste. During recent times we have started to solve the problem of mass disposal of our scrap tyres and they are now turned into many useful items, such as tarmac chipping where the small pieces of rubber are shredded and them added to tarmac to give a quieter road surface. The other big use is that they are used to power cement kilns and are specially heated to dry out the liquid cement in large kilns. The kilns are designed not to emit any smoke into the atmosphere, making this a very green process.   

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

The thing that I am pleased with is the millions of ways that ordinary people have found ways to use Waste Tyre Uses to make different items. Some make clothing and jewelry, but the main items are made into garden objects and I think that they look really good. I am starting to show some of these ideas on my blog and hope to inspire people to use a few old waste tyres into making similar things.

Waste Tyres Uses-Collected from any tyre depot for free

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

scrap ones to be used as planters can be got from any tyre company in their area, here in Halifax UK we are only too pleased to help anyone out with some old ones.

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.

 

Winter Tyres Work- Less Accidents when Cold Weather Tyres are fitted before winter arrives.

Winter Tyres Work

Winter Tyres Work
Winter Tyres Work but this car struggled? Last winter saw snow like this at Sowerby near Halifax[/caption]

Post Updated 10th Jan 2014

FleetNews

Accident data strengthens Winter Tyres Work argument,

FleetNews

Snow and ice were the cause of more than 6,000 road accidents in Great Britain last year, according to statistics issued by the Department for Transport (DfT) this week.

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Snowing scenes like this call for “Winters to be fitted ” Winter Tyres Work

Winter tyres have in the past three years helped millions of motorists to

make safer journeys and arrive home safely, remember Winter Tyres Work . We are now approaching the time, usually November time when you should fit your winter tyres, or if you do not have any then you should consider buying yourself a set.

Even if you can’t afford a set of four then it is it is still a better and safer proposition to fit a pair on your drive wheels. Out of all the thousands of customers that have had winter tyres fitted, I have never had a single complaint about the  performance, in fact most drivers will give them a raving revue.

Winter Tyres Work

When the weather gets this bad then Winter Tyres Work

This is one of the reasons why the fleet companies are fitting winters to their fleets?Winter Tyres Work . They know that it makes sense to fit them for the safety aspect and also they know that it will benefit the drivers, when they are out in snow and also wet weather, and when the fleets buy them you know they must be good as they will not waste a penny unless it is necessary.

Winter Tyres Work its a fact

We at Pellon Tyres here in Halifax West Yorkshire recommend that you should go for an economy winter tyre such as Jinhu winters if you are on a low budget, or an excellent mid-range tyre is the Nokian winters  and for the SUV or larger sedan type of cars you could look no further that choosing a leading make such as Michelin or Bridgestone winters , they are all excellent products.As the article says there was 6000 road accidents here in the UK,due to snow and ice, according to the Department of Transport (DFT)

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Winter Tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.  I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.

 

See on www.fleetnews.co.uk

White Jaguar XF estate calls in for a new tyre

Post updated  11/2/2014

Luckily for us the White Jaguar XF had the blowout just outside the depot and had new tyre fitted

We all need a bit of luck in business, every little helps. This Saturday morning (21/9/2013) turned out to be a very busy day. In fact we were heading for a record Saturday mornings takings. I usually go in on a Saturday to help with running about jobs, and I always take my camera, in case anything good happens, for example a nice looking car, or a classic car comes in for a battery fitting or a new set of tyres. There is always something interesting to photo and this Saturday was no exception.White Jaguar XF

The first thing that I liked was a lovely white Land Rover Discovery, for a new set of 255/55R19 Pirelli Scorpion tyres fitting. The Discovery 4 was in immaculate condition and I could not resist taking some pictures for my blog. This car has been made to carry heavy loads and is powered by a 3 litre inter-cooled turbo diesel engine, it has an eight speed automatic gearbox and is a car to be proud of. For more information about the Discovery 4…http://www.landrover.com/

The next car that came in this morning was the White Jaguar XF with a tyre blowout.

The car was owned by a local businessman from the village of Sowerby which is near Halifax. He was passing Pellon Tyres when he felt his car moving to the centre of the road, he had an instant deflation in his rear drivers side tyre, luckily for us he was right outside our tyre depot and limped in with his White Jaguar XF. Like the Discovery this was a lovely car and I had to take a couple of pictures for this blog.

The car was a White Jaguar XF estate car Know as the “Sports brake”, in white and was fitted on 245/45R18 Pirelli P-Zero tyres, we had a tyre in a fitted it to the Jaguar and the guy was off, simple! In my opinion this is a wonderful car and a pleasure to work on.

 For more information…http://www.jaguar.com/gl/en/xf_sportbrake/features/

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 have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, 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. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

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

 

White Jaguar XF

White Jaguar XF with a flat tyre

White Jaguar XF

White Jaguar XF

 

Yorkshire Tyre Dealers-Give us a Great Day Out at York Races

 

Not many trips from Yorkshire Tyre Dealers these days (times are hard)

Here we go again ?, back in the 70’s and 80’s, organised trips were all part of the norm for us tyre retailers. Part of the deal when dealing with a tyre manufacturer would be to have some

Yorkshire Tyre Dealers

Goodyear tyres early G800 Grand Prix radials

kind of an organised tour and your name or company name, would be put down for the following year and certain targets would be given to you, say for a certain amount of tyres and for a certain brand that the manufacturers wanted pushing.

For example Pirelli tyres owned another brand called Courier tyres. Pirelli wanted us to sell the Lee brand rather than Pirelli, probably because they owned a retail outlet just down the road that sold the Pirelli brand, (Central tyres are no longer in existence). We were invited to a corporate day out at York race coarse and wanted for nothing. We even had a TV racing pundit to advise us which horse to choose to bet on, (his tips were rubbish and we didn’t win a penny).

Goodyear Car Tyres were the best company when it came to offering it’s Yorkshire tyre dealers trips as a reward for selling performances. I can remember going on a trip to Florida and embarking on a Caribbean cruise. This was practically unknown to a “kid from Dewsbury”, who didn’t have a clue where the Caribbean was never mind go there. Goodyear  sold us the Kelly brand a lesser known tyre company that they had acquired in America and a little later we sold Lee tyres.

Many more trips would come my way over the following years. The tyre companies started to incorporate their complimentary trips with factory visits or tyre testing trips. Vredestein tyres were in my opinion one of the best at this. On one occasion we visited the Vredestein factory in Holland and were treated to a tourists treat of Amsterdam, and on another trip we went to Austria to help test a new tyre that was to be used for SUV type vehicles. This tyre was to be known as the “Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme” and was designed by “Giugiaro Design”, a well known tyre and car designer, who have worked for Vredestein on many occasions.

Different tyre companies offered us many incentives over the years, including yet another cruise in the Caribbean with a subsidiary of Continental , known as Semperit . This was a great trip ,probably one of my best because some of the other participants became life long friends. Over the years these trips have declined for the Yorkshire tyre dealers somewhat. This, in my opinion is due to the increased power of the tyre wholesalers and the decline of the tyre manufacturers supplying the tyre retailers direct.

However things always go round in circles and we are been offered more and more chances, especially with the arrival of independent tyre networks, such as POINT-S that are now offering the Yorkshire tyre dealers to once again buy off the tyre manufacturers, because or there combined buying strength. We are once again able to take advantage of tyre trips, indeed recently our Ryan Linton went on a “race day” trip with Yokohama tyres, and a great day he had too.

More recently a day out at York races with Bond International tyre dealers.

Great day at York races

More recently we experienced a fabulous day out at York Races in Yorkshire UK, by Mr Reg Bond and his Family, Charlie Bond and Lindsey Bond. We were treated like Lords and had a wonderful day, just about breaking even with the betting ?. Reg Bond sure knows how to look after his Yorkshire tyre dealers, and if your are ever invited I would recommend that you should not turn it down, it truly is a great day out.

Post written by Eric Robertshttp://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Vredestein Car Tyres online from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

 

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

Continental Tyre Advice

Continental Tyre AdviceContinental Tyre Advice-Continental tyres make new gadgats

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.

Post compiled by Eric Roberts…

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.

See on www.ubergizmo.com

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