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Pellon Tyres Remain Open-Garages permitted to remain open during latest lockdown

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Pellon Tyres Remain Open

Pellon Tyres Remain Open

So, yet another “lockdown” ! What good did the other two lockdowns do ! Not sure ! However the good news is that here at Pellon Autocentre then we are able to remain open. Presumably it is to keep the key workers cars on the road. Of course all our regular customers  are more than welcome to bring in their cars. of course  we will require you to respect the current rules such  as mask wearing and social distancing.

Should any of our customers wish to stay at home but require their car repairing then we would like help them. Including collecting and delivering back their cars. So, just call us on 01422 351314 to make the best arrangement to suit you. Of course we are also under pressure so our customers visiting us for repairs is still the best option. Importantly, we can still carry out MOT testing.

Lets hope that the government get the vaccines out quickly and we can get back to normal in the near future.

A new lockdown ordering people to ‘stay at home’ in England and Scotland is now in force but garages are permitted to remain open. The latest government guidance for England states that “vehicle repair and MOT

Source: Garages permitted to remain open during latest lockdown – Garagewire

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Tyre Puncture Repairs-Are tyres really worth repairing ?

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Tyre Puncture Repairs

6 best puncture precautions

  1. Keep your tyres properly inflated: Underinflated tyres are more susceptible to punctures because they have a larger contact patch with the ground, which increases the chance of hitting a sharp object.
  2. Use tyre liners or puncture-resistant tyres: These are designed to prevent or reduce the chance of getting a puncture.
  3. Avoid riding on rough roads or through debris: This is especially important when riding through construction zones or areas with a lot of broken glass or other sharp objects on the road.
  4. Keep your vehicle in good condition: Regularly inspect your tyres and other components for wear or damage that could make your bike more vulnerable to punctures.
  5. Check for unusual vibrations: as it can help you notice any unusual vibrations in the tyre that could indicate a puncture before it becomes a full-blown flat
  6. Have a spare :tyre repair kit, pump, and tyre lever with you when you ride, so that you’re prepared if you do get a puncture, which can help you get back on the road quickly and safely.

Yes it is worth having Tyre Puncture Repairs

Many motorists go through life without having any tyre punctures repaired. As a result, on their automobiles. Some of our customers are forever having punctures and their tyres

repaired. For this reason, the fact that they need new tyres fitting. Consequently, the reason that they have had a puncture. Is that their tyres have little tread left on them .

The tyres become “softer” when the tread is very low. Therefore, a bald tyre will tend to pick up objects such as nails and screws. Thus, you will have a puncture. having tyres with good tread. Of course, it actually deflects objects located on the road. Of course, some drivers are just completely unlucky. Therefore, picking up objects even with a new tyre fitted. So this is not very common in general. As previously stated, the majority of tyre punctures are caused by bald tyres on the vehicle. which can easily pick up nails and screws from the road.

The common type Tyre Puncture Repairs

Punctures that occur in the tread area of a tyre are known as “minor repairs.” These are covered by http://www.btmauk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Minor-repairs-to-passenger-car-and-light-van-tyres.pdf. Naturally, this sets out the reasons. Of course, a flat tyre can be repaired in the UK. The tyre to be repaired must be examined. Naturally, and can be repaired only under the following conditions:

1 The tyre must have the legal tread depth 1.6 mm or above across the central ¾ of the tread around the full circumference of the tyre.

2 The tyre must be inspected for any run-flat damage or any damage to the tyres structure.

3 The tyre should no signs of secondary damage caused by the injury.

4 The tyre should show no signs of ageing, cracking on the bead area is usually a sign of ageing.

5 Look for signs of any bead damage.

7 Look out for any old repairs that may coming apart.

These points are pretty common sense things because Tyre Puncture Repairs that are not correctly repaired can cost lives. We at Pellon tyres will only repair a tyre twice and will only repair the tyre if it is a clear penetration. Many tyres on today’s cars are high speed and load rated and the customer should be notified if a puncture is not recommended for their type of car.

Run Flat tyre and puncture repairs this information from the tyre manufactures…

“With certain types of punctures in the tread area, the Bridgestone Run-Flat technology tyres may be repaired subject to certain conditions (depending on how far and at what speed the car was driven after the puncture). Please consult your nearest RFT authorised dealer to have your tyres inspected.
Before attempting a repair, consult the vehicle owner’s manual for restrictions. “The vehicle manufacturer may restrict the use of repaired tyres on its vehicles.” Bridgestone Tyres

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Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

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Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

Car Tyres Repairs from Repair Specialists

6 best puncture precautions

  1. Keep your tyres properly inflated: Underinflated tyres are more susceptible to punctures because they have a larger contact patch with the ground, which increases the chance of hitting a sharp object.
  2. Use tyre liners or puncture-resistant tyres: These are designed to prevent or reduce the chance of getting a puncture.
  3. Avoid riding on rough roads or through debris: This is especially important when riding through construction zones or areas with a lot of broken glass or other sharp objects on the road.
  4. Keep your vehicle in good condition: Regularly inspect your tyres and other components for wear or damage that could make your bike more vulnerable to punctures.
  5. Install a bike computer with a speedometer, as it can help you notice any unusual vibrations in the tyre that could indicate a puncture before it becomes a full-blown flat
  6. Have a spare tube, pump, and tyre lever with you when you ride, so that you’re prepared if you do get a puncture, which can help you get back on the road quickly and safely.

So, a little bit of history! As a life long tyre guy then specialists tyre repairs have always been around. Of course, I can now go back to the beginning, to the introduction of radial car tyres. Firstly, many of these tyres were fitted with inner tubes. Specifically, Michelin tyres on early French imported cars. including Renault and Citroen. So, car tyres containing inner tubes were very common. also relatively easy to repair. When the tubes were removed, they were either repairable or ripped to pieces! due to them being run on when deflated.

Heat Causes More Tyre blowouts puncture repairs

Then came the “tubeless tyres”

Very early in my tyre career, we were introduced to “tubeless tyres.” These are still the norm in today’s tyre market. remembering that my manager at the time said they would “never catch on” !

As a result, we were given some rudimentary instruction on how to repair these tyres when they became punctured. All sorts of new products were introduced and shown to us by different tyre repair salesmen. So, one guy tried to sell us what he said was a ball of string soaked in vulcanised rubber. A piece was cut off the ball and pushed through the hole in the tyres tread ! where the nail had pierced the tyre. This is something I will never forget! Because his demonstration tyre had about 500 of these pieces of string pushed into holes ! while the tyre was still inflated.

So it resembled a large hedgehog ! Very strange! However, this never took off, and a sort of mushroom repair patch became the standard. The repair area was buffed and dirt was removed. A probable cause would be a nail or screw. As a result, the object was removed and the hole was drilled to take one of the mushroom repair patches.

These were to be the answers for years to come. The stem of the mushroom would fill the hole caused by the nail, and the inside had a vulcanised patch covering the damaged area. perfect !

Bigger holes required a different repair method

Moving on a few years, I got a job working for a tyre repair specialist in Leeds. So, the coal and steel industries in the UK were in full swing. Consequently, there was a need to repair the giant tyres that were fitted to the giant earth-moving machines. It was significantly larger than the car tyres I was used to repairing, and it presented a new challenge.

Believe it or not the systems for repairing were much the same except of course the difference in size. In fact you could get inside most of these large tyre to repair them. So, in the next five years I was able to learn a great deal about different tyre repairing methods. Of course this was to help me in the coming years of owning my own tyre business.

So, to bring us up to date we have now installed a “hot vulcanised car tyre repair machine“. Car tyre have become much larger in recent years. Of course mainly due to the advent of the SUV  type of vehicles and large motorhomes. Tyre damage to the shoulder area can be repaired by using our specialist equipment. Although good profit for us , then it can also save the customer a small fortune ? naturally by not having to buy a new tyre.

All round tyre service

As a tyre centre owner for over forty years now, it has always been my aim to be an all-round tyre service facility for my customers in the Halifax area. So the addition of such equipment, including an alloy wheel straightening machine, Including a new “four wheel alignment centre” has brought us very close to achieving this goal.