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Tyre Pressure-Tyre Tips-start of by looking after your tyre pressures.

Start with your tyre pressures

The first important thing to do to look after your tyres is to have the correct pressures checked on a regular basis, I prefer to have them checked every week, but at least every two week is better than not at all.

Make sure that you have yours checked by a professional company, it is important that you fit the correct mix of, are their radials? Are they directional? Never mix different

Tyre Pressure-Tyre Tips

Caravan tyre blowout due to under running under pressure

Types on the same axle for example directional with non-directional, or asymmetric the wrong way round. This is one of the problems with buying your tyres on the internet; you will not know which tyres are right or wrong until you come to have them fitted, it is a gamble that you may not want to take.

While you check your tyre pressures. So, you should test the tread depth; drivers should have 1.6 mm of tread across ¾ of the tread width from the centre out, once again your local tyre dealer will do this for you, or you can purchase a simple depth gauge from your local auto DIY store.

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You should always look out for any damage to the tread and side walls, look for cuts and chunks missing out.if you are not sure to get some good advice.

Make sure that your wheels have had to balance; there is nothing worse than having a shaky steering wheel when driving on the motorway. If your tyres look to be wearing off on the edges, have your Car Wheel Alignment checked out, you may soon find out that your new tyres have worn out too quickly, so have your alignment checked out perhaps when having a service.

Look out for severe weather conditions such as snow in the forecast. If you are experiencing a severe winter, you may think about fitting proper Winter tyres for safety. If you are caught out in snow or ice do not skid too much, this will also damage them, I have witnessed a  tyre ripped apart from continuous skidding.

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Tyre Pressure-Tyre Tips;  Check your spare tyre and wheel changing equipment?

Tyre Pressure-Tyre Tips Check your spare. If you have got a car without a spare make sure you have enough emergency inflator liquid in your boot. Make sure you can change a wheel on your own, this may prove paramount in an emergency. Also, make sure that you have a jack and wheel brace that is in good condition when you use it.

Finally, if your car does not drive right or feels strange when cornering, it could be dodgy tyres, centres or even worse a steering problem so get them checked out.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. Working for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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Illegal tread tyres- in car crash that killed two young girls – Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

Illegal tread tyres

BBC News Illegal tread tyres in car crash

That killed two young girls Norfolk Eastern Daily Press Norwich Crown Court heard that two tyres on the car had illegal tread and all four tyres had been wrongly pressurised which a police accident…

 

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Illegal tread tyres do cause accidents  

if not checked at regular intervals.

This fatal accident is just part of the reality that sometimes strikes home when we find out the horror that can result in motorists operating on Illegal tread tyres and not checking their tyres at regular intervals. We

Illegal tread tyres

Checking your air pressure could get you out of a sticky situation

only have to be in the wrong time and the wrong place, for an accident to happen. When our cars are in good condition and serviced at regular intervals we have a better chance of getting out of a sticky situation when driving.

AT first I did not want to blog this accident because of the fatalities

but I think it important to point out that these things happen and it could be that if this car had good tyres at the correct Air Pressure, then the outcome could have been different. We in the tyre trade are always preaching to motorists about checking their tyres and tyre pressure, but accidents like this are proof that bad things can happen if you do not service your car and check the tyres at regular intervals .

I would like to pass on my condolences to these girls family.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. Working in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. So. worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Of course, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Blogging about anything to do with cars and their related products. Naturally, that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Trading Standards and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

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Icon Tyres-ROAD SAFETY BREAKTHROUGH-Canada come up with COLOUR MARKING Tread Wear Indicators.

 This is a move further on towards greater road safety from Icon Tyres

This is great news for me as I am one of those tyre guys who strongly advocate the addition of a coloured belt, that shows up when a tyre has reached its safety limit.

As a tyre dealer for almost 40 years offering Cheap Tyres Online, I am keen to interact with other professionals in the tyre industry and I am now a busy member of

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Tyre showing a red colour as the tyre wears down to the tread indicators from Icon Tyres

tyre groups in Linked-in. I find that I can interact with other business owners that are in the same field of business and I am no longer just a tyre retailer stuck out in little old Halifax here in the UK.

One of my main aims is to try and help make the tyre industry a more safe environment for the every day car owner. Safer tyres are an essential part of modern motoring and a greener World, so whenever I hear about anything to do with tyres and tyre safety I try to report it on my Blog.

It alarms me when in recent times the tyre industry has sat back a little and standards in my opinion have slipped as regarding motorists fitting Part Worn tyres, when Cheap new car Tyres are more cost effective, that do not come under any tyre laws and have not been tested or checked out, just sold to the hard up motorists, who do not know any better. However I do see a light at the end of the tunnel, in the form of an organisation known as TYRESAFE.org. The public can log in to see what the latest tyre safety news is and also get other useful information from this excellent site.

Going back to my Blog about a coloured tyre belt to indicate when a tyre was down to the legal limit. I think that this would be one of the safest things in the tyre World to ever come out. Some respondents to my Blog said that it could not be done because the colours would run during the heat of the vulcanisation process and some other reasons, but I have received an email from Icon Tyres in Canada, that have invented such a system that is built into their tyres.

Icon Tyres have built in safety colours that work icon tyres

I received an email this morning from a Pat OBrien who is the owner of Icon Tyres,

Eric, my name is Pat O’Brien, and I own Icon Tyres (www.icontire.com). We currently offer tires with colored indication. I am the owner and developer of the technology. Our product initially developed tires that used laminated colored rubber to change the color of the tire, but found that cost to control rubber flow during the cure process was too high from a materials and equipment investment.
To address these obstacles, Icon Tyres uses a post cure method of putting “Visual Tire Performance Indicators” in our tires. With small modifications to tire molds, this concept can be used in any manufacturing process without impacting tire performance. Our indicators use a three color method to identify performance loss as the tire wears and empowers the consumer to make sound decisions regarding tire maintenance and replacement.”,
If you have any questions please contact me.

By Pat O’Brien

I was completely amazed when I went onto the web-site and saw the Icon Tyres product. This idea should be taken up by all the major tyre companies and in my opinion would be a massive breakthrough towards a better future, I know that other people will be interested in this and I wish Pat all the luck in the World in his future plans. Unfortunately there does not seam to be any further progress to market this great technology, I wonder why the tyre companies are shying away?

Please take a look at their Website  Eric Roberts…www.pellonautocentre.com

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 cheap 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.

Goodyear Tyre Care-as Holiday Travel Season Begins – Sacramento Bee

Goodyear Tyre Care

Goodyear Tyre Care

Goodyear Tyre Care as Summer Travel Season Begins Sacramento Bee Goodyear outlets are distributing the RMA’s “Be Tire Smart, Play Your PART” consumer booklets, which stress the importance of inflation pressure, wheel alignment, tire…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Goodyear Tyre Care

 Goodyear Tyre Care

You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE

Naturally, this time of year is when millions of families head out on their  holidays.

Therefore,it is very important to have your car checked over . Including, your tyres.

As a result, you should call in to a Auto-centre . Or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre. Of course, they will check out the state of your tyres. Usually for FREE. Consequently, if you do want to check the tyres yourself. So, then do not forget things like looking  out for sidewall cracking. Also, if you are carrying any increased loading. Such as luggage or extra passengers. Then increase your tyre pressures accordingly. The pressures should be on the inside of your car door,if not look them up in your cars service manual, once again your local tyre centre will also help you with this. Like many other tyre manufacturers Goodyear Tyre Care will be issuing booklets giving motorists good information about your safety and tyres.

Goodyear Tyre Care-So be safe and have a good holiday

Goodyear Tyre Care are also promoting safety in Europe read more…

“In each country visited by the Goodyear Blimps, we will take the lead in promoting road safety messages using innovative campaigns, high profile events and social media to engage with drivers and their families. The Blimps will be the heroes of a tour that embraces road safety initiatives across Europe” said Hugues Despres, Goodyear Brand Director. Over the coming weeks, Goodyear will reveal full details of the road safety initiatives and major events that will be promoted by their aerial ambassadors, named ‘Spirit of Safety I’ and ‘Spirit of Safety II’, in each country and today reveal the type of events where the European public can get their first sighting of a Goodyear Blimp for over a decade.”http://www.goodyear.eu/uk_en/news/95683-Blimp_roadsafe You should call in to a Auto-centre or your local Goodyear Tyre Care centre and they will check out the state of your tyres, usually for FREE

Eric Roberts

Members of …Tyresafe.org

See on www.sacbee.com

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 Cheap Goodyear Tyres online