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038 Lucas Battery- And New Tyres for This Wolsley Elf Mini

 038 Lucas Battery and Tyres that we fitted  were 145X10

I am totally amazed at the number of classic cars that are still on the today I thought that the time I reached my sixties, all these cars would have disappeared, but how wrong can you 038 Lucas Batteryget.

When Spring arrives all these old cars come out of their garages and are proudly driven about by their owners. This is when we see these cars in my garage, not a week will go by without us seen at least two classic cars having new tyres fitted or a new battery fitted or delivered from our internet site.

038 Lucas Battery

Triumph Spitfires are fitted with 038 Lucas Battery

The most popular battery this year has been the 038 Lucas Battery. This is the battery that was the big seller in the late sixties and early seventies, it fitted most British Leyland cars including the Wolsley Mini as  well as Vauxhalls and Hillmans. The 038 Lucas Battery fitted such cars as all the Mini Cars and 1100,s Vauxhall Vivas, Hillman Imps and many more. Many other models including the Triumph Spitfires also used the 038 Lucas Battery, making the battery very popular, even today.

Many of the older models were fitted with a 6volt battery system, which we still sell today. There is only one company that makes the 6 volt casings and this is in South Africa. They export this battery to all over the World where it is labelled up by many companies including Tungstone batteries and Numax batteries.

Back to tyres ?

038 Lucas Battery

Wolsley Elf having its new tyres fitted

However this week we were honored to have a Rolls Royce Wraith and this Mini visit us the Mini was owned by a local retired business man from Sowerby up in the hills next to Halifax, who called in to buy two front and have the wheel alignment corrected.

Anyhow the tyres were fitted and the wheel alignment carried out and of the car went. I cant wait for next week to see what the next classic car comes through the doors.

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Eric Roberts

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

Goodyear G800+S Tyres-advert from 1977 and up to date tyre developments

Goodyear G800+S Tyres

Goodyear G800+S Tyres

Goodyear G800+S Tyres steel radial would have been one of the first tyres to compete with Michelin tyres

for steel belted radial tyres that give the driver a good mileage and also good grip in the wet. Goodyear did have some teething problems when the Goodyear G800+S Tyres first came out. The steel belts were not protected against oxidizing correctly with non corroding metals such as copper or brass as the Michelin tyres had perfected this procedure and were having no such problems. This was eventually corrected, I think with the help of Michelin and the Goodyear G800+S Tyres became a very popular tyre and was sold mainly through the Tyreservices outlets simply because Goodyear owned them.    This tyre was evolved with Goodyear’s Grand Prix racing tyres playing a part in the Goodyear G800+S Tyres development. This is now common place amongst today’s tyre companies with Bridgestone tyres of Japan been the latest to be involved in F! racing.           

Since this post was written Goodyear and Dunlop have joined forces and become one large company. Goodyear like many of the large tyre companies are constantly coming out with new tyre products each one slightly better than the next,(so they say).

The latest tyres to come out are the Efficient grip range of summer tyres. These tyres are a range of fuel saving tyres due to modern construction and compound mixes. The Vectra 4 Seasons is their latest all-weather tyres and the winter tyre range is made up of eight different Ultragrip tread designs.

Goodyear like other leading tyre companies have also come out with a Run Flat tyre.

As one of the founder tyre companies every one of Goodyear’s tyres have  more than a hundred years of safety-driven research and development behind them. Goodyear state that they are  committed to making drivers feel good, through products that are safer, longer lasting and better for the environment.

With Goodyear G800+S Tyres, you get a great  performance and peace of mind as standard.

This Goodyear tyres post was written by Eric Roberts

 

Goodyear Fuel Savers-achieved Genuine fuel savings on their Tyres

Goodyear Fuel Savers

Goodyear Fuel Savers

Goodyear Fuel Savers can save you money

 

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

GOODYEAR TYRES PROVE THE POINT ?

This is a great time of my life to be involved in the motor industry. Hardly a day goes by without some sort of new invention or improvements to the products that are been developed and no more so than in the tyre industry. All these developments are in my opinion due to to improvements in computer designs helping tyre developers to create new products out of new materials to help with the relentless charge towards lowering greenhouse gasses.

These new  Goodyear Fuel Savers were tested by Autocar Magazineusing a Citroen Picasso as the test car, using the Goodyear Fuel Savers Efficient Grip tyres. The test were carried out over a long period of time using normal driving conditions on normal roads and not on test tracks, to enable a true and realistic result. The Picasso was a bog standard car and came up with a saving of 2% over the total period of testing, a significant achievement from Goodyear Fuel Savers, reducing both fuel consumption and reducing greenhouse gasses. Most companies in this sector are developing newer products that are more beneficial to the environment.Michelin and Continental are both producing greener products with far better rolling resistance figures, helping the vehicles go further with less resistance between the tyre and the road thus reducing fuel consumption.

Eric Roberts…www.pellontyres.co.uk

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

Michelin Tweel Tyre- Similar to Tyre Used on Citroën Hybrid Air

Michelin Tweel Tyre

Michelin Tweel Tyre

New type of Michelin Tweel Tyre

Michelin tyres help the new Citroën Hybrid Air eco prototype to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions, increase its energy efficiency and improve resistance to aquaplaning. The Hybrid Air was revealed at the Geneva Motor …

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

is this any relation to the Tweel from Michelin tyre

When I first saw this post i thought that the prototype Michelin tyre called the Michelin Tweel Tyre had been developed for real time use, but looking at this I think not.

The new tyre is tall and narrow 165/50 x 18 will be the size used. This will make the tyre much more dynamic with far less rolling resistance, it will be like going back in time 50 years to Michelin’s first radials. They would have been 125 x 400 milimetric size (tall and thin). You know what they say “what comes round goes round”.

It was back in 2005 when the French tyre company first announced the arrival of the Michelin Tweel Tyre . To me it just looks like a light weight solid fork truck wheel with a wheel that has a solid rubber welded to the wheel on the outside. It could also be said to look like the old fashioned horse cart wheel, with the spokes fixed to a hub that is connected to the axle. The spokes then fit to the outer wheel, which is fitted with a rubber band.

The difference is in the materials that Michelin Tweel have used. The same as the cart wheel, a solid inner hub mounts to the axle, similar to a normal spokes alloy wheel. From this is another set of spokes that connect to the outer rim, the same as a cart wheel. These spokes are incredibly strong and are the things that replace the air pressure in a conventional tyre. The outer part of the Michelin Tweel Tyre rim is connected with a band of rubber with a tread pattern.

The second spokes that absorb all the impacts and bumps and respond to the cars steering are made from polyurethane and are incredibly strong. The French Company say that these spokes can be made of different strength and tensions, to enable the Michelin Tweel Tyre to be fitted to different vehicles of different weights and physical size, to help improve the handling, much in the same way as a conventional tyre and wheel assembly does at the moment. As I have said earlier in my article these Michelin Tweel Tyre do look like a mixture of the old cart wheels and modern alloy wheels and tyres and in my opinion area very clever concept.

Michelin have said that the Tweels have been tried and tested on an Audi A4 giving the car much more lateral stiffness than the conventional wheel and tyre set up. In my opinion Michelin are a massive tyre company and I cannot see them giving up their core business, to make things like this, but I do think that the Tweel may be part of a big mix of technologies in the future.

Compiled by Eric Roberts…www.pellotyres.co.uk

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Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and Michelin Winter Tyre and Car 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.

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

 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 I have marveled at the skill and professional work that Michelin Tyres Development  have put into their

Michelin Tyres Development

This early Citroen ran on the Michelin Tyres Development XAS tyres

products, even going back before my time French tyre makers were at the top of tyre development and all the other tyre companies were playing catchup.

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. This new tyre from Michelin tyres was to be a far cry from the cross plys  made by most other European tyre companies and the Bias-belted tyres that were been developed in the USA.

The new Michelin Tyres Development was to be known as the Michelin”X” and first appeared 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 for the type of suspension that was used on European cars.

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

Michelin Tyres Development

The original Michelin Tyres Development x tyres

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 Citreon 2CVand Renault Dauphines.

More reading... “The Dauphine took over from the 4CV 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 Dauphine did not do too well in the “Cold Damp British climate” and soon had a bad reputation for bad rust, but it did come out on Michelin tyres, and I will never forget 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.

Post written by Eric Roberts

members of Point-S

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 Best Price Michelin 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.

EfficientGrip tyres-from Goodyear gain strong label grades and test ratings – Etyres

EfficientGrip tyres

EfficientGrip tyres

Post updated  15/2/2014

Goodyear EfficientGrip tyres are still one of the best

New EfficientGrip tyres from Goodyear gain strong label grades and test ratings Etyres Leading German car magazines Auto Zeitung and ADAC Motowelt firmly placed Goodyear’s EfficientGrip tyres Performance in second place, recognising the tyre’s all-round…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear Efficient Grip one of the best

This tyre is undoubtedly one of tyre companies best products since the Aquatred tyre  took the tyre world by storm and also the Goodyear NCT5 tyres. The tyre has come very

EfficientGrip tyres

One of Goodyears first radial tyres the G800 textile radial. This tyre gave excellent grip but because of the block tread pattern was also a noisy tyre on some road surfaces and when fitted to certain cars.

close to winning top tyre magazines awards and scores very highly in the new tyre labeling system. It is a very good selling tyre for us at Pellon tyres here in Halifax, West

EfficientGrip tyres

Goodyear tyres have always been tyre innovators.In the past they have been successful in tyre development over the past 100 years. They have brought out some outstanding products such as the grand-Prix and vectra tyres with the famous aqua tread giving them the first all year round tyres for winter and summer driving, Now the EfficientGrip tyres Good luck to the future.

Yorkshire in the UK.

I was fortunate to work for a  subsidiary in the late seventies and eighties before starting my own tyre company. The experience was fantastic and was able to learn enough from Goodyear to be confident with opening my own tyre business and have never looked back, making Goodyear one of my favorite companies in the tyre World. They have an excellent tyre range including now the EfficientGrip tyres.

See on www.etyres.co.uk

Article compiled by Eric Roberts member of Tyresafe.org

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.

 

 

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

Continental Tyre AdviceContinental Tyre Advice-Continental tyres make new gadgats

Continental 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 Continental Tyre Advice just one of things to come?

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

This new device from Continental Tyre Advice will be no exception, and will tell the driver if the car is overloaded or not. Overloading is one of the main dangers associated with the cars handling and 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 to aid drivers probably on German cars such as the BMW’s and Mercs, who work in conjunction with the German tyre giant Continental Tyre Advice professionals . These devices will also become more common on vehicles such as caravans and motor-homes, 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. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also sell Continental Car 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.

See on www.ubergizmo.com

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters-New Winter Tyres from Japans Bridgestone Tyre Company.

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

Bridgestone tyres bring out Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

 

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Contrary to this article we find that UK customers DO buy winter tyres

Bridgestone tyres have indeed brought out  new Bridgestone Blizzard Winters. In my opinion this is a step that the other leading tyre makers are making, a more varied amount of winter products.

One of our biggest sellers here in Halifax was Yokohama “W” winter tyres they were very popular sellers.

Another reason that I do not agree with this article is because we are now much more conscious about changing our summers  with winters  because of the colder winters that we are now experiencing.

We have now been operating a “winter tyre hotel” for the past three years,not only does it work for us but it keeps in touch with our customers at least twice a year when they come in for theirs changing.

Bridgestone Tyres introduce a new SUV Winter Tyre

Bilzzak SUV winter tyre LM-80

Bridgestone have upgraded their SUV winter tyres range to include the Blizzak LM-80 EVO. Although these tyres have been out a couple of years now, they have proved to be a leader in the SUV winter tyre market.

The old words when describing Bridgestone Blizzard Winters certainly flow when introducing this wonderful tyre product. In line with most other tyre manufacturers, Bridgestone Blizzard Winters have designed

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters

Bridgestone Blizzard Winters an excellent product

these with many sipe patterns to help get rid of the slush and wet that we associate with bad winter driving conditions. They have also added silica to the tyre compound to enable them  to remain flexible when driving in freezing temperatures.

The design is topped up with by adding  a centre rib and extra shoulder  blocks to the  tread area, for extra strength when cornering, giving these larger vehicles better handling and wet braking when driving in winter conditions.

Eric Roberts… www.pellontyres.co.uk

Eric Roberts

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

Tyresafe Partworn Campaign

Tyresafe Campaign

Tyresafe Campaign

Post updated  2/2/2014

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

eric roberts‘s insight:

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”

For this reason, we have had many of our own customers . Who have paid up to half the price of a cheap new tyre . Than for a part worn. Thus, only to find out that the tyre has only lasted them for a couple of weeks. Complete false economy? This The Tyresafe Campaign is most welcome?

Eric Roberts

 

See on www.tyresafe.org

RT @Tyresafe: If you’re thinking about fitting part worn tyres, take a look at this quick movie first http://t.co/S9YjRbyH

 

Tyresafe Campaign

Car tyres Online- Which car tyres prices should you go for online,cheapest or best?

Helping you out with car tyres selection

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Yokohama are one of the best Car tyres Online products a a reasonable price.

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Comparing various car tyres,

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Car tyres Online

A good choice of stock in essential

ones that you dont want, believe me this does happen.

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 offer Avon Car 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.

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Busy tyre stores at Car tyres Online retailer