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Michelin Tyres Development-Set their Targets High as far back as the Thirties

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 It is no surprise to the older drivers amongst us that Michelin Tyres Development has always been at the forefront of tyre design 

Ever since I started work as a junior tyre fitter all those years ago. So, I have marveled at the skill and professional work. That Michelin Tyres Development  have put into their products. Even going back before my time ! French tyre makers were at the top of tyre development.Subsequently, all the other tyre companies were playing catch-up.

Enter the first steel belted radial that started it all off for Michelin tyres.

This was to be the tyre that changed their history. Including the great American tyre makers of the time. Of course, this new tyre from Michelin tyres was to be a far cry from the cross ply. Significantly, made by most other European tyre companies . Including, the Bias-belted tyres that were been developed in the USA.

The new Michelin Tyres Development was to be known as the Michelin”X”. Consequently, first appearing in 1949 (a year after I was born). This tyre would revolutionize the tyre industry ! With a product that would last longer and prove better car handling. Especially, for the type of suspension that was used on European cars.

This tyre was to be fitted as original equipment to Lancia and Citroen cars and also to the Mercedes 190 SL models.

It took a good ten years before the other tyre makers started to catch Michelin Tyres Development up, all trying to copy the steel belted “X” tyre.

Compared to the cross-ply tyre the radial gave many advantages. They  gave a much better mileage and road holding, ( I must admit that when I was in my early tyre fitting days. I can remember drivers complaining about Michelin  being bad in wet weather ?). This also gave added bonus of lower fuel consumption, a great

bonus for some of those old gas guzzling cars.

This is also the same time that imported cars were coming into the UK cars such as the Citroen 2 CV and Renault Dauphins.

More reading…The Dauphine took over from the 4 CV in 1956, but not as a replacement. The name dauphine (heiress) was highly significant. Release was a major event on the motoring scene, and followed up by a successful career on French and export markets.  

Dauphine played its successor’s role to the full, boasting all the latest features of the epoch, such as adjustable seats, heating, and an automatic gearbox. The finish was very smart, with a red and black steering wheel and matching seats. The dashboard layout was uncluttered, and the interior roomy.  

Dauphine was a four-seater, with rear bench and two separate seats at the front. In January 1957, the US motoring weekly The Motor crowned it the “prettiest little four-seater in the world”. Sure, it was beautiful, elegant and shapely, totally in keeping with spirit of the 1960s.”…http://www.renault.com/en/vehicules/hier/pages/renault-dauphine.aspx

The Dauphin did not do too well in the “Cold Damp British climate”

So, soon had a bad reputation for bad rust. But it did come out on Michelin tyres, and I will never forget. Of course, the first time I had to remove one of these products  from the rim. The tyre just fell off the wheel it was so easy to do. A big improvement on the struggle we had when fitting Dunlops . In those days we only had a hand held tyre bead breaker and some tyre levers, balancing was carried out on a small “bubble” wheel  balancer which I still believe never really worked.

To conclude Michelin Tyres Development have never looked back and in the early days. Because of their better cornering they were used in the early motor-sport cars with great success.

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

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Continental Tyre Advice

Continental Tyre Advice-Continental tyres make new gadgets

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 Continental 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.

 

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. 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.  Finally, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

See on www.ubergizmo.com

Here at Pellon Tyres we can offer the car driver a full compliment of the Continental Tyres product range through our various trading partners across Europe.

Scrap Tyre Dumping Returns

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign-About the dangers of buying Part Worn Tyres-www.tyresafe.org

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Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

Part Worn Tyres Are False Economy

Post updated  2/2/2014

Tyresafe Campaign about part worn tyres; are just not worth the money ?

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Trading Standards

Pellon tyres are a member of Tyresafe and are concerned about part worn tyres

For all tyre safety matters this is the web-site to look at . So inwardly digest what they are saying.

Before buying Part worn tyres you must look at what they have to say?. To prove a point, the Tyresafe Campaign . By buying sample part worn tyre products from all over the country. Thus, working out the real worth of part worn tyres . Hence,  the facts are startling. As a result, you should not be buying these tyres. Unfortunately, not only could they be dangerous . But” pound for pound” they are not worth the money . Consequently, that you will pay out for them .

What constitutes a part worn tyre to be sold legally?

Many local council trading standards officers . Are pursuing part worn tyre outlets . Frequently, prosecuting the ones that are breaking the law. Not least Warwickshire County Council. Part worn tyres must be checked for cuts, bulges, exposed tyre cords . So, should have no foreign bodies embedded in them . Such as nails and screws. For this reason, they should be clearly marked as part worn tyres. Including, with a minimum tread depth of 2 mm all round. Before they can be sold.

Trading standards officers often pretend to be genuine customers and go round buying part worn tyres, to be tested. Janet Faulkner, Head of Warwickshire Trading Standards Service said:

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

“Whilst all the tyres we purchased passed the tread depth test, only one was stamped as ‘part-worn’ and two failed because of tread separation or slow pressure loss, neither of which would be obvious to a consumer straight away. Our advice is that it’s always safest to buy brand new tyres, but if you are buying part-worn, make sure the tyre has been tested, check the tread depth, look out for lumps and bumps and keep an eye on the tyre pressure”

See on www.tyresafe.org

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General Winter tyres- Part of the giant Continental tyre group

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General Winter tyres; Winter tyres are a must have safety item

Almost all the vehicle owners. Hence, will have to consider about their tyres and wheels during the winter season. For this reason, traditional summer tyres will not be able to perform well during the winter. So winter tyres become a popular topic and choice among the vehicle owners. Therefore they tend to buy a new set of steel wheels. Together, with winter tyres for the car during winter. Thus, it will help to assure the safety of the car during winter.

A wide range of winter tyres can be seen in the present world. Naturally, they have the ability to fit many car models. Winter tyres come with steel wheels. For this reason, they come to direct contact with the road in a snowy winter. General Winter tyres are made out of a rubber mixture. Along with steel and fabric. Of course, they have the ability to survive under tough conditions in the winter. If you install Cheap Winter Car Tyres for your car during the winter, Then you will get the opportunity to have a safe journey. Thus, with your family members during the winter. Therefore millions of customers from every corner of the world purchase General Winter tyres .

General Winter tyres

Plenty of winter tyre manufacturers have started their businesses because of the popularity of them. There is a high demand for winter tyres during the pre-winter season. People can look for the perfect tyres for them from the available variety. General Winter tyres are one such popular brand of winter tyres and it is recognized as a budget brand. Apollo winter tyres and Vredestein tyres are the leading brands in the world and they have gained a good reputation by providing quality tyres to the clients. You can find the perfect winter tyre for you from the local market after considering your requirements.

After purchasing the  tyres, you should follow some steps in order ensure its safety and use it for a long period of time. You have to check about the tyre pressure at least once in a month. All the tyres are designed to perform well at a specific temperature and a pressure. For example, the Apollo winter tyres are available in different sizes and they have different pressures.

Tyres can be subjected to both over inflating and under inflating. Therefore you should pay some extra attention towards the air pressure on tyres and the service manual will assist you with that. You must also align the wheels of your car in a proper way to reduce the wear and tear. These steps will assist you to use the same set of General Winter tyres for three or four winters with no problems. Car owners can change their set of tyres during October and have the peace of mind and safety to have a pleasant journey.

Winter tyres storage at Pellon tyres in Halifax

We at Pellon tyres also offer a tyre storage facility, we will fit your  tyres for winter and re-fit your summer tyres in spring time, this gives you 3 or 4 years of use out of your General Winter tyres and you will be much safer whatever the weather throws at us.

 

New tyre labelling, bridgestone

Bridgestone First-With AA Rated Tyre-Followed by Pirelli Tyres

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Bridgestone First

6 AA-rated tyres that you might consider:

  1. Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R: This tyre is designed for high-performance vehicles and offers excellent traction and handling.
  2. Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric: This tyre is also designed for high-performance vehicles and features an asymmetrical tread pattern for improved grip.
  3. Michelin Pilot Super Sport: This tyre is known for its excellent wet and dry traction, as well as its comfortable ride.
  4. Pirelli P Zero: This is another high-performance tyre that is known for its excellent grip and handling.
  5. Yokohama Advan Sport V105: This tyre is designed for luxury and performance vehicles and offers excellent traction and handling.
  6. Continental Extreme Contact DWS06: This tyre is designed for all-season performance and offers good traction in wet and dry conditions.

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. As a result, consumers will have more information. Because of the performance ratings of each individual tyre that is manufactured. The new Bridgestone tyres are produced in Japan. As a result, we were the first Bridgestone First on Japan’s coveted AAA rating. Therefore, it will be released in Europe at the beginning of October.

The first Bridgestone First to be made was the 195/65R15 H rated tyre. The new rating is for grip on wet roads. As a result, the road noise, or lack thereof. This is measured in decibels. Most importantly, to demonstrate how quiet the tyre is on various road surfaces. The new tyres are also very light in weight.

So, I will compliment the new EV cars that are now on the market. Bridgestone First tyres have reduced the weight of the new tyre. 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 tyres 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 this July (the official date is October), but Bridgestone will be ahead of this target. More information about the new tyre labelling scheme. 

One of Bridgestone’s senior executives, Mr. Frank Annunziato, said, “We are extremely proud of the fact that Bridgestone Car Tyres became one of the first companies to declare the 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 hit the market These are Pirelli tyres with the new “Cinturato P7 Blue.” This tyre also has an AA rating. Released, in the spring of next year (2013) they will be followed by my other favourite  tyre manufacturers Kumho tyres and Hankook tyres of Korea.

Michelin has also established an AA rating on some of their products, which I will cover in another article. Lastly, please click on the links below for more information about this product.

Heat Causes More Tyre blowouts puncture repairs

Runflat Tyres Are-Safer-When a rapid tyre de-flation happens on your car

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Runflat Tyres Are-Safer

6 reasons to use run flat tyres

  1. You can continue driving even if you get a flat tyre. Run-flat tyres have reinforced sidewalls that allow you to drive for a short distance (usually 50-80 miles) even if the tyre is completely flat. This can be particularly useful if you are driving in an area where you cannot easily change a tyre, such as on a highway or in a remote location.
  2. You won’t have to carry a spare tyre. Because run-flat tyres can be driven on even when they are flat, you don’t need to carry a spare tyre in your trunk. This can save you space and weight, and make it easier to pack your car for a trip.
  3. You won’t have to change a tyre in bad weather or a dangerous location. If you get a flat tyre in bad weather or on the side of the road in a dangerous location, you may be hesitant to change the tyre yourself. With run-flat tyres, you can simply drive to a safer location to get the tyre repaired or replaced.
  4. You won’t have to worry about getting stranded. If you get a flat tyre and don’t have a spare or the tools to change it, you could be stranded on the side of the road waiting for help to arrive. With run-flat tyres, you can at least drive to a nearby service station or garage to get the tyre repaired or replaced.
  5. You can still drive at high speeds. Some run-flat tyres are designed to be driven at high speeds even when they are flat, so you won’t have to slow down if you get a flat tyre on the highway.
  6. They can improve vehicle handling. Run-flat tyres are designed to maintain their shape even when they are flat, which can help to improve vehicle handling and stability. This can be particularly useful if you are driving in emergency situations or in challenging road conditions.

So what do run flat tyres actually do ?

In general, many of my customers complain. Especially, when they have to buy their first replacement runflat tyres. Customers simply do not understand how these tyres have evolved during the past 10 years of car design. Consequently, its all linked with green house gasses and your cars emissions.

Runflat tyres are safer and also help to reduce the overall weight of your car. Of course, this is done by not having a spare wheel, jack, or wheel brace. So, this reduces the overall weight of the car, thus making it more fuel efficient.

No spare wheel reduces weight

Also, the fact that you do not have a spare wheel gives you more space in the boot and, as stated, a lighter load. Runflat tyres are also made with fewer materials than standard tyres. which also makes them more environmentally friendly.

As far as tyre performance is concerned the BMW Run Flat Tyres are just the same as the conventional tyres. Providing all of the advantages of modern performance tyres. Predominantly, the main difference is that your car has a puncture while you are out driving.

Then the runflat tyre will not deflate, giving your car normal handling and cornering. therefore reducing the risk of an accident with other road users. So, in other words, run-flat tyres are safer. This is especially important if you were in the fast lane of the highway when the puncture occurred.

Your normal tyre would instantly deflate, making your car very unstable and possibly causing a bad accident. In fact, figures show that tyres cause a large percentage of motor related accidents, and the run flat tyres are a big improvement on the accident figures, enabling the driver to keep a straight line when a puncture occurs in one of the run-flats.

These new runflat tyres systems were originally created to keep drivers safe

because punctures and blowouts can be dangerous. The vast majority of fatal road accidents are caused by drunk drivers. Apart from safety, a flat tyre can be a real inconvenience. adding time, cost, and sometimes embarrassment to your journey. Changing a tyre is fairly straightforward.

But it often occurs at the most inopportune moment. Frighteningly, getting stuck on the side of a motorway. Especially in the pouring rain with noisy kids in the back seat, this is really no fun at all! And trying to change a tyre on the hard shoulder can be dangerous in itself, or even impossible if you are disabled or elderly, in fact many drivers have to call out the rescue services to change the wheel for them,

But the drivers with runflat tyres and tpms systems do not have to put up with this

Of course, once the tyre warning light comes on in the cab, they can safely tootle home or carry on with their journey (all be it at 50 mph, which is the recommended speed once you have a flat on your runflat tyres).

Runflat Tyres Are-Safer; Any vehicle fitted with runflat tyres

should also include a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) this will show you whether you tyre pressure has been lost, this is because without this the loss of pressure in your tyres will not be noticed

Of course, runflat tyres are designed to maintain driving speed, handling, and smoothness. particularly when a puncture occurs. Indeed, even when driving on a motorway. A TPMS is essential to alert the driver to a loss in tyre pressure. To be sure, it will indeed become part of the MOT test in the near future. Your TPMS works from either a sensor in your wheel, which is usually a special valve, or from the car’s ABS braking system.

Almost all of the world’s leading tyre companies Continental and Goodyear, among others, manufacture runflat tyres, including Bridgestone Run Flat Tyres. Cheap tyres can be bought online, but I recommend that you stick with the brand that you have on your car at the moment, or, as a good, cheaper alternative, we recommend General  tyres.

Since first writing this post, the the runflat tyre has increased in the popularity

However, the public still begrudgingly pays for them. As a result, these tyres are now standard equipment on smaller car models. So, the problem starts when the cars become second-hand and start to need new tyres.

Fortunately,  runflat tyres are now available in “budget tyre” brands. One of the most popular tyre sizes is 205/55R16. Of course, this is also a runflat tyre size as well as a conventional radial tyre size. Significantly, this size is available in several brands. including the 205/55R16 WINMAX EURUS63 91V RFT at £67 fitted. Chinese tyre manufacturer Jinyu also make the Jinyu YU63 economy runflat tyre range.

So these advancements have helped with the motoring expenses of the less well-off drivers with smaller cars.

There is no doubt in my mind now, that these runflat tyres are safer. especially when driving on our overcrowded highway system. A poor motorist had a tyre blowout on the M6 just a few weeks ago. I know because I was caught up in the massive tailback.

As a result, a lady driver with a very flat tyre was caught in the fast lane with a tyre blowout. She looked terrified as the traffic began to back up and during the vehicles’ recovery. So I couldn’t help but think that if she had runflat tyres, she might have been able to limp the car off the highway and home. at 50 MPH. To put it simply, these Runflat Tyres Are-Safer and get drivers home safely.

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Bald Tyres-and Rain Soaked Roads = AQUAPLANING

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Bald Tyres-Change your tyres at 3 mm to avoid aquaplaning

As we all know, then this has been one of the wettest days of the year here in the UK. I say this because when I was driving along the M62 motorway I noticed that many parts of the motorway were flooded and had large areas of standing water. On all the carriageways. This meant one thing to me “AQUAPLANING”.

Unfortunately, we know in the tyre industry. That many motorists are putting off buying new replacement tyres. All our sales figures are down. So the mixture of bald tyres on these very wet roads is a disaster waiting to happen. As I am writing this blog some motorists will be experiencing aquaplaning when driving along the motorway at speed with no tread left on their tyres, as I say this is a disaster waithttps://www.pellonautocentre.com/tyre-wear/ing to happen and it will happen, “mark my word”

What is aquaplaning on Bald Tyres ?

Of course, aquaplaning is a word that became synonymous with a Goodyear Tyres advert in the 1970s. Now becoming a very important word. Because of our changing climate and faster roads with increasing traffic numbers. Aquaplaning, means that your wheel loses contact with road surface. In affect, due to a thin layer of water between the tyre and the road surface.

The driver loses control of his car very often causing an accident. Certainly, a good tyre with more than 3 mm of remaining tread. Of course, will push the water away as the car drives through the water at speed.  Giving good grip and safer driving  conditions. All the leading  manufacturers design their tyres with aquaplaning (Driving in Wet Weather) as one of the main aspects of design.

Michelin  have even developed a system called “the anti-surf system” to enable their products to give maximum grip when going through areas of static water on the roads, this system is built into the Michelin Pilot sports 3. This tyre has also got added shoulder design to help push the water away and help delay the onset of aquaplaning.

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Continental Tyres Winners- A Popular Choice for many motorists

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Continental Tyres Winners

6 Reasons to buy Continental tyres

  1. Quality: Continental tyres are known for their high quality and durability. They are engineered to provide excellent traction, handling, and performance in a variety of driving conditions.
  2. Safety: Continental tyres are designed with safety in mind. They have been tested extensively and have received top ratings from independent organizations such as Consumer Reports and the Tyre Rack.
  3. Comfort: Continental tyres are designed to provide a smooth, comfortable ride. They are engineered to minimize road noise and vibrations, which can make driving more enjoyable.
  4. Fuel efficiency: Continental tyres are designed to be fuel efficient, which can help save you money on gas.
  5. Selection: Continental offers a wide range of tyre types and sizes to choose from, so you can find the perfect tyres for your vehicle.
  6. Warranty: Continental offers a variety of tyre warranties, including a 30-day test drive and a mileage warranty, to ensure that you get the best value for your money. Importantly these warranties do not apply to the United Kingdom tyre market. Individual tyre retailers offer their own warranty systems.

Continental Tyres Winners; Many motorists decide that they would like to fit Continental tyres on to their vehicles.

Many motorists decide that they would like to fit Continental tyres on to their vehicles. These tyres are a popular choice for those who live in the wetter areas of the UK. This is because this is just one of the many good points that we bestow on the brand of tyre made by Continental that is fitted to their vehicles, as it has been proven to perform well in these weather conditions.

A large number of accidents have resulted in personal injury. That is what happens when the roads are extremely wet and slick. You’ll also find that road accidents are twice as likely to happen. Of course, on wet roads as well. including another important factor ! Not to mention that the majority of these vehicles will be running on bald tyres.

because of these accidents. Drivers tend to go for tyres that will keep them as safe as possible. especially during the bad weather. So, helping them to minimise the risk of being involved in an accident It’s so important to make sure that you’re taking extra care. especially when driving in bad conditions. finding that many people on the roads are driving. Consequently, without the correct tyres fitted to their vehicle.

Most people tend to think that the reason why driving in wet conditions

So, this causes accidents. because of the spray and the loss of visibility. The main danger, of course, is the risk of aquaplaning (Continental tyres are excellent wet weather tyres). The cause of aquaplaning is a layer of water that forms between the tyre and the road, which then reduces your tyre’s grip and means that contact is lost with the road. The car could then go out of control, causing an accident.

The way that Continental Tyres  have been designed Of course, she makes sure that they perform to their best ability. Most importantly, when the weather outside is very wet, The purpose of tyres is to disperse as much water away from the road as possible . So,  by using centre drainage channels and having many water dispersing “sipes,” they will successfully increase the grip on the wet road. Aquaplaning is minimal and significantly reduced when using this brand.

It’s still worth remembering, though, that your Continental tyres must be in good condition with a good tread area, a bald tyre, whatever the make, will be dangerous on all road conditions.

Do not forget that the UK is traditionally a very wet country and also treats road safety as very important, and although Continentals  are an excellent brand, any new tyre will be a thousand times better in all driving conditions than a “bald” tyre. It is most important at all times of the year to have your tyres checked at regular intervals and always invest in a good make of tyres such as Continental tyres.

 

Scrap Tyre Dumping Returns

Waste TYRES problem improving-Now there are many solutions to the waste tyre problem

Waste TYRES problem improving

Waste TYRES problem improving; Here in Halifax we dispose of 150 to 200 tyres per week.

A few year ago the European Union made it against the law for counsels to accept old used tyres in their landfill sites. This became a big problem for us tyre retailers, where do we get rid of the old waste tyres?

It wasn’t long before businesses were set up. Hence, to collect the old scrap and dispose of them. Naturally, in an environmentally friendly way. Thus, with the Waste TYRES problem improving . We were charged £1 an item  to have them collected. Accordingly, this was passed onto the customers. Because the old ones were their property and not ours.

Britain produces well over 100,000 waste scrappers every day.

Therefore, methods of disposal had to be found and quickly. The first thing that was done. Was to produce machines that could shred the old casings up. Hence, and separate the steel wire chords for steel re-cycling. Of course, the rubber was made into tyre crumbs and bagged up for re-use. Many of the larger  companies are looking for chemical methods to turn the old rubber into new rubber, so the old chippings can be used make into new products again but although some progress has been made they are still a while away from making it happen, my own personnel experience is that they will succeed and new tyres will be made from the  old rubber all this was to help with the Waste TYRES problem improving.

Waste TYRES problem improving

In the mean time the rubber crumbs from old tyres are now used in a number of things. Some are added to tarmac and used for road surfacing, especially in the USA and now here in the UK. Some are used to power the drying kilns in cement mixing plants. Many of the larger tyres are remoulded this offers cheap tyres to hauliers, remoulds are still not very popular with motorists and there are only a small amount of companies that make remoulds. These crumbs from old tyres are

also made into children’s play areas indeed we have a company here in Halifax that do this. They are also made into carpet underlay and athletic tracks including play ground surfaces.

Old tyres are used under the sea now

One good invention in the USA turns the rubber crumbs into paving blocks, Rubber Flooring and the old tyres are now used under the sea to create artificial barrier reefs and stop tidal erosion. I was critical of the EU at first but for stopping land fill but it has forced us to look for new ways to dispose of our old tyres. I think that in a few years time there will be no “old tyres problem” and disposal will be free of charge, and perhaps they might go back to the old days and start buying the old scrap off us again instead of us having to pay. Also rubber crumbs can be blended with Natural Rubber.

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

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

This article is a follow-up to one that I did a few years ago. Owners of 4×4 vehicles who are unsure of which tyres to fit to their vehicles are one of the issues we face at Pellon Tyres.

Off-road tyres are designed for use on rough, uneven terrain, such as trails, muddy roads, and other surfaces that are not paved. They typically have a more aggressive tread pattern and are made from a more durable compound than tyres designed for use on paved roads.

Hilly areas are the best place to spot 4×4 vehicles. Here in Halifax, United Kingdom, we are in a very hilly area made up of the surrounding Pennine hills. As a result, 4×4 tyres are among our best sellers. Consequently, we do sell many different brands of 4×4 tyres.

The treads on off-road tyres are designed to provide traction on a variety of surfaces, including dirt, mud, gravel, and rocks. They also have sidewalls that are stiffer to give more support and stability when driving on rough terrain. Off-road tyres are commonly used on vehicles such as trucks, SUVs, and ATVs.

Every tyre a manufacturer makes is designed with specific strengths in mind.

How well it works with these strengths depends on how it was built, what materials were used, and what technologies were used during design and testing. 4×4 tyres by definition introduce even more variables than these into the mixing pot.

We recommend a 50/50 or 40/60 tread ratio between a standard summer tyre and a rugged off-road tyre for our area. 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 was just a status car, while others, such as farmers, needed Land-rovers for more practical uses, so a different tyre application was needed.

If you intend to use your vehicle off-road, you must first determine how difficult the terrain will be and how much time you will spend on it. Farmers would be doing far more off-road work, necessitating a much heavier tread pattern on the tyres.

6 Best 4×4 tyres in United Kingdom (not in order of quality or choice)

  1. Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure: These tyres are designed for off-road performance and feature an aggressive tread pattern and durable construction.
  2. BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2: These tyres are specifically designed for muddy conditions and feature an aggressive tread pattern and strong sidewalls.
  3. Bridgestone Dueler A/T REVO 3: These all-terrain tyres are designed for a smooth ride on and off the road and have a long tread life.
  4. Cooper Discoverer STT Pro: These tyres are designed for off-road performance and feature a durable construction and aggressive tread pattern.
  5. Yokohama Geolandar A/T G015: These all-terrain tyres are designed for a smooth ride on and off the road and have a long tread life.
  6. Pirelli Scorpion All Terrain Plus: These tyres are designed for a variety of off-road conditions and feature a durable construction and aggressive tread pattern.

It’s important to note that the best tyre for your 4×4 will depend on your specific needs and driving conditions. It’s always a good idea to do your own research and consider factors such as tread life, off-road performance, and road noise when choosing the right tyres for your vehicle.

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 list so that we can tell customers exactly which tyre is 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.

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.