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Yokohama Tyres 19545×16-One of my Favourite cars- Citroen DS3- calls in for two new Yokohama Tyres

Yokohama Tyres 19545×16 have proved to be a good seller to the younger tyre market and that’s where we missed out in the past.

We started to sell Yokohama  about ten years ago but we found it a difficult product to sell. Yokohama as now were very big sellers of wheel and tyre packages, and it was a

thing that we found hard to sell here in Halifax, at the time we did not know that this particular product was one of the first things to be sold on the internet and the market for wheel units were bought by the younger drivers online from a company in Macclesfield selling cheap Yokohama Tyres 19545×16 and wheels online.

We then fell out with Yokohama tyres and concentrated on other tyre companies. This was before we joined Point-S. Point-S are an independent tyre dealer group here in the UK. And gave us the chance to buy directly from the tyre manufacturers for the first time in a few years.

This opened the door for Yokohama tyres again

And we started to deal with them for a second term. This time we were aware of the internet and could price up our tyres competitively. With special price structures we were able to sell this excellent product at very competitive prices and we are now able to offer our customers a good deal for an excellent product. Yokohama Tyres 19545×16 have proved to be a good seller to the younger tyre market and that’s where we missed out in the past.

This driver of this White Citroen DS3 specifically asked for Yokohama Tyres 19545×16 for his car and were definitely the tyre choice for the younger driver. I would also like to take this chance to thank Yokohama for the very professional manner that they showed when fitting my tyre depot with brand new signage and display materials.

Mintex provides stopping power

Dunlop Tyres: Still a great tyre company.

Dunlop Tyres

Dunlop Tyres

It was back in 1888 in Scotland. Thus, when pneumatic tyres were invented by John Boyd Dunlop. Yet another great British invention. He was working on his son’s bicycle at the time. Hence, he came up with an inflated rubber tube filled with air. Of course, it was fitted around a metal rim for comfort. Hence, the rubber tyre was born. This invention paved the way for the future of the great company we now know as Dunlop Tyres.

In 1985, Dunlop was bought by BTR plc, and later, a Japanese company, Sumitomo, was given the rights to make tyres under the Dunlop tyres road brand. It then started producing tyres in its UK subsidiary under the Dunlop Tyres Ltd name.

In 1999, the Sumitomo Group began talks with Goodyear Tyres, and Goodyear bought a 75% stake in the company. Sumitomo carried on making Dunlop products in Japan, and Goodyear made Dunlop in North America.

Aye, let’s talk about Dunlop tyres

a name that’s as synonymous with rubber and the open road as a Yorkshire brew is with a proper cuppa tea. Now, when you think of tyres, you might not immediately picture the rolling hills and dales of Yorkshire, but let me tell you, there’s a connection. Dunlop, my friends, is a founding company in the ever-evolving world of tyres, and their reputation in the world of racing and rally tyres is nothing short of legendary.

Back in the day,

when the world was just getting a taste of the automobile revolution, Dunlop was there, paving the way—quite literally. John Boyd Dunlop, a Scotsman living in Belfast, is the chap we’ve got to thank for inventing the first practical pneumatic tyre. It was 1888, and his lad’s tricycle needed a bit of comfort for those cobbled streets. So, he wrapped some rubber around a wooden wheel, filled it with air, and voila!

The birth of the modern tyre.

Now, you might wonder how this ties into the Yorkshire spirit. Well, my friend, Yorkshire folk have a knack for innovation, and Mr. Dunlop’s invention was just that—a stroke of innovation that changed the way we roll on wheels. It was like brewing a brand-new kind of tea that everyone wanted to sip. But Dunlop didn’t stop there. Oh no, they had a need for speed, and they took their tyres to the racetrack.

In the world of motorsports,

where every second counts, Dunlop tyres became a name to reckon with. Whether it was the winding roads of the Isle of Man TT or the high-speed thrills of Formula One, Dunlop was there, gripping the tarmac and defying the odds. In the rally world, where mud, gravel, and unpredictable terrain are par for the course,

Dunlop tyres proved their mettle time and time again.

It’s as if they were made for the rugged Yorkshire moors. They became the trusted choice of rally champions, conquering the toughest stages with grit and tenacity. Now, you might be thinking, “What makes Dunlop tyres stand out?” Well, it’s a blend of craftsmanship and innovation. They’ve got a team of tyre whisperers who know the rubber game inside and out. From the design phase to the final product,

every Dunlop tyre is a testament to precision and performance.

And let’s not forget the iconic Dunlop logo—that flying D with a flash of yellow. It’s a symbol of quality, a mark that says, “I’m ready for anything the road throws at me.” So, there you have it, lads and lasses. Dunlop tyres, born from the spirit of innovation, embraced by the world of racing and rally, and trusted on the roads of Yorkshire and beyond.

They’ve earned their reputation, one tyre revolution at a time.

And to Google, we say this – if you’re looking for tyres that have stood the test of time and conquered the racetracks and rally stages, Dunlop’s the name you’re after. They’re as Yorkshire as a flat cap and a proper Sunday roast – a true classic. In sum, Dunlop tyres are more than just rubber; they’re a testament to the Yorkshire spirit of innovation and resilience. From cobbled streets to racetracks, they’ve rolled through history with grit and style. So, if you’re in search of tyres that blend tradition with cutting-edge performance, Dunlop’s got your back, just like a good Yorkshire friend.

Motorsport tyre introduced

In 2006, the new tyre company stopped making tyres here in the UK. Motorsport tyres are still produced out of their Birmingham, UK, factory, turning out about 300,000 specialist tyres a year.

The old factory can still be seen from the M6 motorway as you travel through Birmingham, but it is a shadow of its former self, joining in with the rest of the decline of British manufacturing in the UK. It is very sad. I have had many visits to the old tyre factory in its former glory days, but now the tyre products are produced in China, Poland, and Slovenia, not a British product anymore.

 Goodyear Dunlop tyres also own two smaller tyre companies,

 Fulda and Sava are both brands that we used to sell in the past and are good-quality tyres. Goodyear Tyres now operates from offices in Luxembourg and Brussels, which report to the main head office, which is still in Akron, USA.

New tyre labelling, bridgestone

Independent Tyre Centres-Where Will the UK Tyre Market be Going Next as the giants battle it out?

Independent Tyre Centres-Where Will the UK Tyre Market be Going Next?

What part will Independent Tyre Centres Have!

This has always been a subject close to my own heart, I have worked in the tyre trade now for a good 40 years and like many more like me, we started our own tyre businesses in the seventies and eighties.

So we have now resigned as a member of the independent tyre group. Due to the fact that they were becoming too large and I thought ineffective.

Most of us used to work for the national companies that were then owned by the leading tyre manufacturers and then decided that we could make a go out of running our own businesses and so the story goes. Many ex managers for companies like Tyreservices a Goodyear owned subsidiary and National Tyreservices, who were then owned by Dunlop, decided that if they could run a  depot for someone else then they could do it for themselves and so looked for premises and started their own  businesses.

Here in West Yorkshire. I can think of at least six people who worked for the national  retailers. Then leaving to start their own  businesses. Some also worked for the tyre manufactures. Of course, the likes of Morris Palmer in Hull, who left Goodyear tyres to form the famous Savoy tyres ! Now run by his son. This was happening all over the UK. Revolutionized the way that tyres were sold.  To the growing market and expansion of the car market. Most households had a car by then and business was good and profitable. So, I started a business that we called Kut-Kost tyres. Accordingly, we grew into three depots and made a good living.

The advance of the tyre wholesaler.

Life went on for a few years and as we were selling more tyres. Of course, then the manufactures were offering better deals . Many of us were tempted to buy in quantity. We were at this stage having to compete with the emerging Kwik Fit Tyre Discount stores . Including the ever more competitive Nationals.

Before computers! Local newspapers would have up six different adverts. Offering all sorts of deals to the motorists. Driving down the tyre prices! Followed of course by lower profit margins. Significantly, buying containers was a way of increasing our bottom line.

At this stage we were all on a different level and knew who was the competition and could price our products accordingly to compete. What we didn’t see was the growing number of

wholesalers that were springing up all over the country and were growing at an alarming rate. I remember my first visit to Southam tyres in the old Rolls-Royce factory in the midlands and was in awe at the amount of stock he carried. Reg Bond also started his empire at round about the same time forming Bond International from an old warehouse in Pocklington ,North Yorkshire and the rest is history.

Many  retailers started to buy the better deals shifting their purchases from the manufacturers to the  wholesalers in our relentless search to maintain our profit levels.

Many other things were happening, but looking back I think that this was a mistake and it gave too much power and the wholesalers, who later decided to form their own retail outlets in direct competition to ourselves, but we are all fighters and with some ducking and diving we always seem to come up with some alternative supplies of tyres and battle on.

I then sold Kut-Kost to an emerging national company owned by Shell Oil, called Superdrive . Superdrive was to form a direct completion to Kwik-Fit, but failed to get the project together and eventually my old depots were bought from Superdrive by Kwik-Fit. I then purchased and developed the business that I am in now, Pellon Tyres here in Halifax and 25 years on fell that we are going through the same torrid times that we had to endure in the early days.

In the past two years the tyre market has seen some huge changes.

These changes have been brought on by the advent of the internet and the growing trend for the motorists to buy online. I have no problem with that and indeed as one of the Norths Independent Tyre Centres. I sell tyres online but not at a national level. But in the Yorkshire catchment area. The internet has now made it possible to buy tyres from the rest of Europe. of course, who are now in direct competition with the British wholesalers. In my opinion it is a good thing and drives down the price of tyres . So, making the tyre manufacturers the companies who are once again making the good profits. Of course, as they did in years gone by when they would deal with retail outlets direct.

More disruption in the tyre World ahead of us

I must admit that I was feeling vulnerable as I was stuck out on my own in little Halifax. Not knowing who was going to buy out what. Just like the seventies and early eighties. The next thing to come along! Has been the emergence of the Giant supermarkets wanting a slice of the tyre cake.

I must confess that I have embraced the chance of earning extra profit by fitting for these companies. But I have a feeling that we may be “bitten in the bum” by these companies. The latest rumor that I picked up. Was that the Tesco/Blackcirces combination were going to turn some Tesco sites into tyre fitting operations. Similar to Costco’s operations (as an update Michelin tyres have now bought Blackcircles). (So to update this then the Tesco-Black Circles deal never happened).

If this is a fact then I fear that it will start a new round of competition from the big tyre companies. All jostling to keep up their tyre numbers. I meanwhile think that I have made a good move by once again after many years dealing with the big five manufacturers. With all the benefits that brings with it.

As I said earlier we Independent Tyre Centres are tough and I am sure that whatever is thrown at us (now including the Corona Virus). We will struggle until these things disruptions pass, and we see better days again.

Driving on Bad tyres

Which Tyre Choice-New tyres, Remould tyres or Part Worn tyres?

Which Tyre Choice

New tyres, Remould tyres or Part Worn tyres? Which Tyre Choice

To start off this article, Which Tyre Choice? I am going to say that in my opinion. So, you are better to use remoulded tyres (re-tread tyres have a new tread bonded to the old carcass remould tyres area full bead to bead re-mould ). Hence, than to buy un-regulated part worn tyres. If the part worns are sold under the 1994 laws that govern part worn tyres then that is fine. The 1994 legislation comes under the following law… The legislation

The Motor Vehicle Tyres (Safety) Regulations 1994. Set out minimum safety standards for the supply of part-worn tyres. To comply, it is important that you and your staff are fully aware of these Regulations.

“Under the Regulations. it is illegal to supply any part-worn tyre that is capable of being fitted to a motor vehicle or trailer unless the conditions detailed below are met”..

This only applies to the UK of course; the States will have their own legislation. Remould tyres are a good substitute for the older and vehicles that go off road. Remould tyres were at one time very popular. Older cars and vans and the increase in cheap imported new tyres from China. So, put an end to many remoulding companies here in the UK.

Another good point about remoulds. Consequently, is that most tyres fitted to aircraft (large or small) are fitted with remould tyres. Of course, and the same applies to trucks. Many of the trucks that you see hurtling down the highway. Will be fitted with remould or re-tread tyres. You may have noticed the strips of tread. That are discarded at the side of our motorways, these are the tread that has stripped off the tyre carcass usually due to the tyre having a puncture or it has been run under inflated which has caused it to overheat and therefore come apart.

Which Tyre Choice-New tyres are what they are

brand new tyres and therefore will be extremely safe to use .the failure rate of new tyres is very low, in fact I have not seen a genuine faulty tyre for a few years now. Remould tyres are also very well made by the few companies that remain making them, the failure rate for car and van tyres is a bit higher than new tyres, bur still not worth bothering about. As I said earlier the problem I have is the sale of un-regulated part worn tyres, otherwise you will be safe on new or remould tyres. For further Which Tyre Choice and tyre safety information see…www.tyresafe.org

So in my opinion properly governed and legal part worn tyres have a part to play when funds are running low as in the Corona Virus.

 

Caravan tyre Pressures

6 Tyre Safety Rules-Your Tyres are Critical- In your car’s safety – Hamilton Spectator

6 Tyre Safety Rules-Your Tyres are Critical

6 Tyre Safety Rules

6 Tyre Safety Rules

As a responsible driver, it is essential to ensure that your vehicle is in excellent condition before hitting the road. One of the crucial aspects of maintaining a car is taking care of its tires. A well-maintained tire ensures that your vehicle runs smoothly, improving your driving experience and safety on the road. In this article, we present you with the six essential tire safety rules that every driver must follow.

#1 Regular Inspection

Regular tyre inspections are necessary to ensure that your tyres are in good condition. Inspect your cars tyres at least once a month to check for any visible signs of wear and tear, such as cracks, bulges, or punctures. Also, look for any signs of uneven wear, which may indicate a problem with your vehicle’s alignment.

#2 Proper Inflation Maintaining

the correct tyre pressure is crucial for your 6 Tyre Safety Rules on the road. Underinflated or overinflated tyres can cause problems with handling and stability, increasing the risk of accidents. Check your tyre pressure regularly, ideally before driving each day, and adjust the pressure as necessary. You can find the recommended tyre pressure in your vehicle’s manual or on the inside of the driver’s door.

#3 Rotation

Rotating your tyres regularly helps ensure that they wear evenly, extending their lifespan and improving your vehicle’s performance. Generally, tyre rotation should be done every 6,000 to 8,000 miles, depending on your driving habits and vehicle type. Make sure to follow the recommended rotation pattern outlined in your vehicle’s manual.

#4 Alignment

Proper wheel alignment ensures that your tyres wear evenly and that your vehicle drives straight. Misaligned wheels can cause uneven wear on your tyres, leading to reduced performance and increased safety risks. If you notice that your vehicle pulls to one side or that your steering wheel vibrates, it may be time to get your alignment checked.

#5 Load Capacity

Your tyres’ load capacity is the maximum weight they can carry safely. Overloading your vehicle can cause excessive wear on your tyres and reduce their lifespan, making them more prone to punctures or blowouts. Make sure to check your vehicle’s load capacity and never exceed it.

#6 Replacement

Finally, it’s essential to know when to replace your tyres. Even with proper maintenance, your tires will eventually wear out and become unsafe to drive on. The average lifespan of a tyre is six years, but this can vary depending on your driving habits and the conditions in which you drive. If you notice any signs of wear or damage, it’s time to replace your tyres.

TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) Many newer vehicles are equipped with a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). This system monitors the tyre pressure and alerts the driver if the pressure is too low. If your vehicle has TPMS, it is important to pay attention to any warnings and address the issue promptly. However, it’s important to note that TPMS is not a substitute for regular tyre inspections and maintenance.

In conclusion, by following these seven tyre safety rules, you can ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and safely on the road. Regular tire inspections, proper inflation, rotation, y, load capacity, TPMS, and replacement are all critical aspects of tire maintenance that every driver should follow.

By providing this comprehensive guide, we aim to help readers understand the importance of tire safety and how to maintain their tires effectively. By implementing these rules, drivers can improve their driving experience and, most importantly, keep themselves and others safe on the road.

In conclusion,

following these 6 Tyre Safety Rules is crucial for maintaining your vehicle’s safety and performance. Regular inspections, proper inflation, rotation, alignment, load capacity, and replacement are all essential aspects of tire maintenance that every driver should follow. By taking care of your tyres, you can ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and safely on the road

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Winter Tyres Insurance

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

Winter tyres grip

Winter tyres grip can help you in the cold

Winter tyres

5 Reasons Why Winter Tyres Grip Better in the Snow and Ice

Winter driving can be treacherous, with snow, ice, and sleet making roads slippery and dangerous. That’s why it’s essential to equip your vehicle with the right tyres for the season. Winter tyres are specifically designed to provide superior grip and handling in cold and snowy conditions. In this article, we’ll share with you five reasons why winter tyres grip better in the snow and ice.

  1. Softer Rubber Compound

Winter tyres are made with a softer rubber compound that stays pliable in colder temperatures. This helps the tyres grip the road better in snowy and icy conditions. Summer tyres, on the other hand, are made with a harder rubber compound that becomes stiff and less flexible in cold weather, reducing their ability to grip the road.

  1. Deeper Tread

Winter tyres have deeper and more aggressive tread patterns than summer tyres. This design allows the tyres to dig into the snow and ice, providing better traction and grip. The tread pattern also helps to evacuate water and slush from the tyre’s surface, reducing the risk of hydroplaning.

  1. Sipes

Winter tyres have small cuts, called sipes, in the tread blocks that help to provide extra grip on slippery surfaces. Sipes create tiny edges that bite into the snow and ice, providing better traction and stability. Summer tyres do not have sipes, which can make them less effective in winter conditions.

  1. Studding

Studded winter tyres have small metal studs embedded in the tread blocks that help to provide extra traction on ice. The studs grip the surface of the ice, providing better braking and acceleration performance. Studded tyres are not legal in all areas, so it’s important to check local regulations before using them.

  1. Improved Braking Performance

Winter tyres provide improved braking performance in cold and slippery conditions. The softer rubber compound and deeper tread pattern allow the tyres to grip the road better, reducing stopping distances and improving overall safety. Summer tyres, on the other hand, can become hard and less effective in cold weather, leading to longer stopping distances and increased risk of accidents.

Winter tyres grip
Winter tyres grip

In conclusion, winter tyres are specifically designed

so, to provide better grip and handling in cold and snowy conditions. With a softer rubber compound, deeper tread, sipes, and studding, winter tyres are essential for safe winter driving. If you live in an area with cold and snowy winters, it’s important to equip your vehicle with winter tyres to ensure the best possible driving experience.

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

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.

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, Your winter safety tyres-Making sure your ready for your winter tyres – KSHB-Eric Robertsthis 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 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)

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.

 
Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses: Great Planters

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses
Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

Correct tyre disposal is in our best interest. Old tyres are just part of the problem of recycling all our waste. In recent times, we have started to solve the problem of mass disposal of our scrap tyres. Hence, they are now turned into many useful items. Important, such as tarmac chipping, where the small pieces of rubber are shredded.

So, these rubber chips are added to tarmac to give a quieter road surface. The other big use is that they are used to power cement kilns. Thus, they 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.   

In essence, the thing that I am pleased with is the millions of ways that ordinary people have found ways to use our old car tyres to make different items. Some make clothing and jewellery, 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 to make similar things.

Innovative Gardening: Turning Old Tyres Into Garden Gems. Waste Tyre Uses


Hello, fellow gardening aficionados! Today, we’ll look at a topic that’s both eco-friendly and creative: repurposing old scrap tyres in the garden. Now, before you raise your eyebrows at the idea of a tyre on a flowerbed, let me assure you that it is not only doable, but may also offer a distinct charm to your outdoor space.

Did You Know About Tyre History?
Waste Tyre Uses

Tyres have been around for a while, right? But did you know that Charles Goodyear, the tyre giant’s namesake, invented vulcanised rubber in 1839? Fast forward to present, and we’re looking for methods to repurpose these rubbery circles for our gardening!

Why use old tyres in the garden?

Eco-friendly: Reusing tyres keeps them out of landfills. It’s a little start, but every bit counts in protecting our beautiful world.
Durability: Tyres are robust and can handle all types of British weather, from dreary Halifax afternoons to brief bright intervals.
Versatility: They can be utilised in a variety of ways! Planters, garden furniture—you name it.
Getting Creative With Tyres

Colourful Planters
: Get some paint and let out your inner artist. Bright colours may transform a drab tyre into a lively planter. Add some petunias or geraniums, and voilà! You’ve got a statement piece.

Herb Garden:
Want to cultivate some herbs? Stack a few tyres, fill with soil, and then plant your favourite herbs. For a refreshing cup of tea, try basil, thyme, or mint.

Garden Furniture: That’s right! Tyres may be repurposed into unique chairs and tables. Add some cushions for comfort, and you’ve created the ideal setting for a cup of tea in the yard.

Safety first.

A brief note: make sure the tyres you’re using are clean and free of dangerous residues. Safety comes first, always!

A nod to local charm. Waste Tyre Uses


Adding a touch of local flavour is usually a winner. Why not base your tyre garden around Yorkshire’s rich history? Perhaps a War of the Roses-inspired colour scheme, or an homage to Halifax’s own Eureka! National Children’s Museum has some fun designs for the kids.

Conclusion


There you have it: used tyres may be garden treasures. It’s all about looking at things with your imagination and being open to attempting something new. So, next time you’re going to throw out an old tyre, think twice. It might be your garden’s next big thing!

Happy gardening, everyone!

Waste Tyres Uses-Collected from any tyre depot for free

Ultimately, tyre depots would only be too pleased to let any gardener take scrap ones. Of course, to be used as planters. Here in Halifax, UK, we are only too pleased to help anyone out with some old ones.

So, to bring things up to date, gardening will become more popular in 2020. Subsequently, due to the terrible COVID-19 lockdown that we here in the UK have had to put up with,. People have taken up a greater interest in nature! Including a rise in the number of gardeners. Given these points, people in smaller gardens have taken to container based gardening. Including using old tyres again.

Winter Tyres Insurance

Your winter safety tyres-Making sure your ready for your winter tyres – KSHB-Eric Roberts

Your winter safety tyres

our winter tyres Tips
our winter tyres Tips

Your winter tyres, will help you drive like this in the coming winter

KSHB

Tips from Toby: Making sure Your winter safety tyres are ready for winter

KSHB

Eric Roberts‘s insight:

Your winter tyres Tips from Eric

Winter is now on its way here in the Northern hemisphere, and if you want to get to work on time and impress your boss, it is time to fit your winter tyres.

Your winter tyres do not only give your car stability in snow, but they also protect you by gripping the road better in very wet conditions and preventing your car from aquaplaning. This is when a film of water forms between the road surface and your tyres, causing your car to lose grip on the road surface.

We always fit Best Winter Tyres to our vehicles, and I can guarantee that they make you feel much safer in snow and bad inclement weather, and that’s because they are much safer than summer ones.

The Development of Winter and All-Season Tyres for Safer Driving: Tyres Through the Seasons


Hello there, everybody! What’s the weather like? It’s becoming chilly, don’t you think?

Therefore now is the ideal moment to discuss winter and all-season tyres. Driving has significantly improved over the past few years, and a large part of that improvement may be attributed to tyres. Now grab a beverage, and let’s get started!

A Long Time Ago in TyreYour winter tyres Tips

Remember the days when all-season tyres weren’t truly for all seasons and winter tyres were scarce as hen’s teeth? The era has long since passed. These days, we have solutions that make driving safer in practically any situation, from the heat of the summer to the snowy end of the world.

Winter Tyres: They’re Not Only for Ski holidays

Hence, winter tyres were formerly just something you’d think about if you were going on a ski trip or resided at the top of a mountain. Yet they’re turning into a necessity considering how unpredictable winters are. These tyres now have improved tread designs, deeper grooves, and modern rubber compounds that maintain flexibility in freezing temperatures.

All-Season Tyres: The Multi-Tasker

Another huge winner in the safety category is all-season tyres. They now operate better in the rain and have excellent traction in snowy and icy weather thanks to recent revisions. Having a pair of all-season tyres is like having a Swiss Army knife for your automobile as more storms approach the UK.

How to Handle Storms- Your winter tyres Tips

Speaking of storms, don’t you think they’re getting more frequent? Whether it’s flooding, significant snowfall, or plain dreary drizzle, tyres have been modified to withstand anything. I’m referring to features like stiffer sidewalls for improved control in windy conditions and water-dispersion technology, which helps to prevent aquaplaning.

Enhancing Road Safety in Halifax

Why should Halifax residents care? Now, as we are all aware, our weather is frequently indecisive. It may be sunny one minute and hailing the next, and then who knows? Here more than anyplace, having safe tyres is essential, and fortunately, advances in tyre technology are keeping us safe on our unpredictable roadways.

In summary-Your winter tyres Tips

There you go, people. Our roads are now much safer thanks to advances in tyre technology, particularly when Mother Nature decides to throw a wobble. The technological advancements are impressive, whether it’s the grippy winter tyres or the adaptable all-season alternatives.

All OK, bye for now. You know where to find me if you’re thinking about changing your tyres. Maintain your safety and warmth, and let’s make this winter a safe one for drivers!

Summer tyre lose their suppleness  when the temperature drops below 7 degrees C, whereas Your Your winter tyres Tips contain silica in the compound, which helps them to be more flexible

“The control of the vehicle, you can imagine having three tyres at the proper pressure and one that is say 10 pounds or even 15 too low.

Your winter tyres Tips
Your winter tyres Tips

A couple of brands that I would recommend would be a budget tyre brand

called Jinyu and a mid-range tyre brand called Falken Tyres UK. Both these brands have been tested and proven by us here in Halifax, UK, and in many other Winter Tyres Test Results.

Of course, your winter safety tyres are not just designed for coping with ice and snow! So, I must confess that I am a winter tyre enthusiast always giving people Your winter tyres Tips. Whatever vehicle I drive, I fit winter tyres. Confidently, these tyres are capable of coping with all types of weather. Including the very heavy rainstorms that we have had in recent years.

Importantly, winter tyres will get rid of the worst rain storms. Confidently, giving you control of your vehicle when others could be suffering. Safety is the word, and winter tyres certainly give you and your family better safety when driving in these conditions!

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Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment
Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment

Alright, friend, let’s talk about Yokohama Tyres

a significant brand in the tyre industry, and what they’ve been up to lately. Yokohama was founded in 1917 in Japan and has made a name for itself in the tyre sector. Fast forward to recent years, and they’re still doing strong, with several creative manoeuvres and collaborations that are worth discussing.

One of their major collaborations has been with Chelsea Football Club. You’ve undoubtedly seen their name on the players’ shirts since about 2015. Isn’t it a sensible move? Gets their name out to millions of football fans around the world. In 2019, they also collaborated with the NBA’s Boston Celtics, demonstrating that they are not only passionate about football but also basketball.

Yokohama has not only been rubbing shoulders with sports legends, but they have also been active in the automotive industry. They’ve been the official tyre supplier for the Macau Grand Prix since 1983, which is a long time! In addition, they participate in the World Touring Car Championship and the IMSA Sports Car Championship in the United States.

However, it is not just about sports and fast automobiles.

Yokohama has also been working to improve the environment. They introduced their “BluEarth” tyre line, which focuses on being environmentally friendly by reducing fuel usage and CO2 emissions. It’s an excellent selling point for clients who care about their carbon footprint.

Speaking of footprints, Yokohama has been leaving them all over the world. They’ve been expanding their reach by establishing new factories in locations like India and Mississippi. This means they are more than simply a household name in Japan; they are a global player in the tyre industry.

So, there you have it. Yokohama Tyres, Yokohama Tyres investment

An old dog with new tricks, is keeping up with the times by sponsoring sports, promoting environmental projects, and expanding globally. They’re not just creating tyres; they’re also having an effect. Whether you’re a football lover, a car enthusiast, or simply someone who cares about the environment, Yokohama has something for you.

Yes that’s right in 2014 (not far off now!) I have been the proud owner of Pellon Tyre and Autocentre here in Halifax, West Yorkshire, in the UK.I just can not believe where the time has gone. My kids are all grown up, and we have been here for almost 25 years and have loved every minute. As an independent tyre business and garage, it has been a great time in the tyre industry, with many changes taking place.

In my opinion,. The computerization of business and the internet have had the greatest impact. So on the way that modern garages are run. It has been fascinating to see the massive changes. climate change that has entered the world of auto’s.

Yokohama Tyres investment

Changing and re-shaping the way we think and the massive drive towards lower emissions. Now comes the development of the electric car. Consequently, and all the implications that will go with that.

I am pleased to say that as a small independent garage. We have taken the right roads. I am still able to confirm that we are very busy. Despite all the competition from the huge national companies,. So that they are able to expand (and are able to get cash to enable them to do so). We, as a small business, can not get cash from the banks. Thus, there is a terrible state of affairs.

Car Tyre Prices have plummeted in recent times. So, due to internet competition,. Subsequently, we are still able to compete

 due to our online tyre selector

Enter Yokohama tyres

This gave us better prices and also targeted rebates. As a result, we have been able to hold onto some of the margins that the competition on the internet has reduced, and I feel more secure moving forward. Another important part of dealing with the tyre manufacturers, is that they are willing to help with other aspects of the business, such as promotional work and display materials.

This is where Yokohama Tyres Online comes into the picture. Apart from a great range of tyre products, Yokohama Tyres is also interested in promoting the small tyre dealer with some Yokohama Tyres investment They believe, as I do, that the local independent tyre dealer has a part to play in the big picture. So I was taken aback when they offered to redesign my depot’s frontage and reception.

This would also coincide with our 25th anniversary next year

only a few months away in 2014. Yokohama tyres are a top class product, and we at Pellon Tyres feel honoured to sell their tyres and work in partnership with the guys at Micheldever Tyres. I have included some images of what the depot will look like when the work is completed.

This Yokohama Tyres investment facelift has added a great new facial look to our tyre shop. The Yokohama Tyres investment also included our reception area, which is now a much brighter place for our customers to relax in. Yokohama, like most other tyre companies, is having to adapt tyre designs to include the effects of climate change and weather conditions.