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

Winter tyres grip

Winter tyres grip can help you in the cold
Evening Telegraph On damp or wet roads, tyres grip differently — and the braking distance is substantially longer.

Winter tyres

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

Winter tyres grip

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.

Winter tyres grip

Winter tyres grip (Photo credit: Travelling Steve)

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,this 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 7 degrees 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)

Eric Roberts members of Tyresafe.org. 

Toyota Yaris Clutch Problem

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

Yokohama car Tyres to exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show – Tyre Business

Yokohama car Tyres to exhibit at Tokyo Motor Show Tire Business The tire maker said its exhibit will introduce the company’s concept of “The Science of Tire Grip Performance,” and highlight its “advanced technological capabilities and its corporate…

 

eric roberts‘s insight:

Yokohama car Tyres

Yokohama car Tyres are probably one of the most forward thinking tyre companies in the World. One of the ways that the company will show of its prowess will be to exhibit through a stand at the Tokyo Motor Show.

yokohama tyres

Yokohama Advan F4 racing tyres

 

The company will demonstrate to car drivers. On how it strives to create a better tyre grip. So, on all its tyre products and all its tyre categories. Yokohama Japan have also been striving and succeeding in the development of lighter fuel efficient tyres. Subsequently, by the use of new compounds combined with new materials. Such as the addition of “orange oil”. Yes Yokohama car Tyresorange oil! Yokohama car Tyres has been using this as an alternative to petroleum based oils for over 20 years. The first Yokohama UK tyres to use this were in a compound used for racing car tyre slicks (these are tyres that have no tread, for use on dry race circuits to give more grip and for a softer compound), the orange oil helps the tyre to become sticky when they get heated up to give more traction.

More reading… http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/alternative-fuel/news/the-science-behind-yokohamas-orange-oil-tires-8146348

Yokohama car Tyres is also developing a new tyre that will grip on ice, without the help of studs, very useful in the very cold countries that normally have to rely on studded tyres. The booth will be well worth visiting and will include a concept car that is an electric car, to show off some of the new technologies, including its own super light tyres known as “fin tyres” that reduce air drag and help control the cars air drag by reducing it.

Eric Roberts...www.pellonautocentre.com

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

See on www.tirebusiness.com

Apollo Winters -When To Fit Your Winter Tyres?

Apollo Winters

Apollo Winters

Winter tyres are very important for drivers who generally drive in icy, slushy and snowy conditions and also for those who drive in areas are prone to very low temperatures and large snow falls yea…

Apollo Winters

eric roberts‘s insight:

Apollo Winter Tyres

This is the time of year in early November that we should be thinking about fitting Apollo Winters. Winter tyres come in all sizes and makes.

Winter tyres are made from special compounds. Working best at temperatures of 7 degrees or less. Of course, most of the UK experiences temperatures below this between December and February. Hence, we can usually expect frost on almost half the days of winter. With this type of tyre, your stopping distance can be shortened by up to 11 meters.Especially, on icy roads, and your vehicle’s handling will be greatly improved. Thus, reducing the risk of skidding, aquaplaning or sliding.

In winter, the condition and performance of your tyres is extremely important. Winter tyres have a specially designed tread and composition. So,in order to provide the most effective grip.Including, handling and safety for drivers. It’s an excellent idea, therefore, to change to specialist tyres to improve your winter driving. Also, increase your fuel efficiency and ensure the safety of you and your passengers during the winter months. popular ones that we sell here at Pellon tyres in the foothill of the Pennine mountain range, here in West Yorkshire UK, are the mid-range winter tyres. These come in some well-known tyre manufacturer names such as Yokohama tyres and Apollo Winters. These brands are well respected and tried brands of tyres and have been well proven by hundreds of my own customers over the years in bad wintry conditions.

The cheap tyres brands also do well, including Infinity winter tyres and Jinyu winter tyres, all of which are kept in stock, for the winter period. But now in early November is the time to start fitting your winter tyres, the weather can change overnight. We have just experienced our first heavy frost so the snow will not be far behind.

Eric Roberts…www.batteriesonthweb.co.uk

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years.

New Tyres Fitted-WHERE DO YOU FIT THEM ON YOUR CAR ?


When you have some New Tyres Fitted which way should you choose to fit them on to your car?

The best advice when you have New Tyres Fitted would be to fit them onto the front. This is of course if you are buying two tyres. If you were buying four then there would be no problem, they would simply go straight onto the four wheels of the car.

Before front wheel drive cars came along, we would have your New Tyres Fitted  onto the rear drive wheels. This was to give more traction to the car, but in some cases could cause over steering and New Tyres Fitted,assymetric tyresother handling problems, especially on a fast powerful car, as the good tyres on the rear were constantly pushing the car along and sometimes on a wet road the car would not go where you want it to go.

This is similar to the problem of buying just a single new tyre? You are mixing a new tyre with an old tyre and in some cases the two do not mix, and the tyres will fight against each other causing irregular wear and premature tyre wear. I would recommend that you have two New Tyres Fitted and buy them in pairs, make sure that they are of the same construction, (see the next paragraph for more information) and they should be fitted to the front, because this controls your steering and handling of the car. Please also ask for the  wheel alignment checking, most tyre centres will check your Laser Wheel Alignment for free while your car is up on the ramp.  

Try not to mix you new tyres ?

Modern car makers have got together with tyre manufacturers to develop new types of lighter and more fuel efficient . This has brought into play different  designs. We have all heard of

 New Tyres Fitted

B F Goodrich directional tyre clearly showing the chevron design

but now we have another type called the asymmetric tyres,  such as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric. These  look like normal tread patterns but if you look closely the tread pattern is different across the width of the tyre. These  have a special way that the  New Tyres Fitted should be positioned onto the car. On one side of the tyre it will say inner and the other outer. These  should be fitted the right way round and preferably in sets of four. On directional tyres the tread has a chevron style tread pattern the New Tyres Fitted should only be placed with the arrows on the sidewall pointing in a foreword direction.

One of the problems that we find when cars come to us for advice, is that they have bought part worn tyres and the companies who sell them do not have a clue about tyres such as What Is Asymmetrical and do not care which type of tyre they fit onto your car, they can be a specific science and they now come in many different shapes and sizes, so my advice is to seek the advice of the experts.

If you do not know of any local  retailers in your area it would be wise to look your nearest Point-S Tyre experts and you can even buy yours online at superb prices.

Thanks Eric Roberts member of POINT-S TYRES  

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Cheap Online 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 garage and MOT testing centre, 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.

Waste Tyre Uses- there are many uses of scrap tyre now including these great planters.

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyres Uses put to good use as planters

Waste Tyre Uses are in all our interests and are just part of the problem of recycling all our waste. During recent times we have started to solve the problem of mass disposal of our scrap tyres and they are now turned into many useful items, such as tarmac chipping where the small pieces of rubber are shredded and them added to tarmac to give a quieter road surface. The other big use is that they are used to power cement kilns and 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.   

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

The thing that I am pleased with is the millions of ways that ordinary people have found ways to use Waste Tyre Uses to make different items. Some make clothing and jewelry, 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 into making similar things.

Waste Tyres Uses-Collected from any tyre depot for free

Waste Tyre Uses

Waste Tyre Uses

scrap ones to be used as planters can be got from any tyre company in their area, here in Halifax UK we are only too pleased to help anyone out with some old ones.

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 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.

 

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

Your winter tyres

Your winter tyres

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

KSHB

Tips from Toby: Making sure your winter tyres are ready for winter

KSHB

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

 

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 prevent 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 with 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.

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

Your winter tyres

Yokohama racing experience have given an edge in tyre development.

and aid gripping to the road surface in cold weather. A couple of brands that i would recommend, would be a budget tyre brand called Jinyu and a mid-range tyre brand called Nokian Tyres UKboth these  brands have been tested and proven by us here in Halifax UK, and in many other Winter Tyres Test Results.

Your winter tyres-Thanks Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. As a result, I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Having worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days. Before starting my first business. Consequently, I now own a garage and MOT testing centre. Locally, here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. As a result, I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars. Including their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and Motor-Codes . Also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyre-safe.

See on www.kshb.com

PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts Shirts for local Football Team

Part of PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts giving back to the community

2014 will be the 25 Year Anniversary of Eric and Michelle Roberts trading in Halifax here in West Yorkshire in the UK.

PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts

PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts 25 years shirt badge on the Ovenden West Riding reserve shirts

Debbie Bastow, my wife Michelle’s sister has also been with us for all of the 25 years as part time and a full time employee. Debbie started along with Eric when the tyre depot only had two bays to trade from. Over the years the business has grown from the two bays to the present seven bays that we have today.

As part of our celebration PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts  decided to give something back to the community and one of the things is to buy a football kit for local soccer team Ovenden West Riding, with our 25 years logo on the shirts (and very nice they look too).

Like many other tyre centres,  Pellon tyres moved into other areas of the auto trade and started to do other things, such as car servicing and repairs, MOT testing was added later and now they believe they are a complete Autocentre. Most of the changes were brought about by Eric Roberts to combat the effects of the different recessions that have hit small businesses over the past 25 years, and also to become a complete one stop service centre.

Over the years we have seen staff coming and going like most businesses, but we are now settled with our present staff, some who have worked for the company for over 20 years, the longest serving member being Ryan Linton. Ryan is at present in charge of the mechanical department, which includes the MOT testing side of the business. Other long serving members of staff includes Aaron Roberts( Aaron has now left us to become a bread baker). Adam Dale our driver and tyre fitter, Dale Linton ( now an MOT tester), Alex Bray, who is now in charge of the tyre bay and new recruit  Jake Kennedy. Other long term employees are Dave Smith and Tony Tetley, who run our Cheap Batteries Online  department, www.batteriesontheweb.co.uk  .

PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts

Pellon tyres new Point-s colour’s

One of the biggest challenges to hit the retail tyre industry has been the rise of the internet. Fortunately Eric Roberts was quick to react to the challenges and started the website www.pellonautocentre.com  this was to compete with the national tyre companies selling cheap tyres online, but at a local level, “being a small company we could not compete at a national level but we could fight a battle at a local level”, said Eric Roberts. Pellon tyres were helped by a national wholesaler, Micheldever tyres, to set up a tyre pricing system so that the local public could log onto the website and buy their tyres at the same price as the national companies, thus competing at a local level. This has proved to be very successful and enabled the tyre side of the  business to maintain their tyre sales levels with the aid of the local community.

One of the Ovenden Players showing off their new PELLON TYRES Sponsor Shirts

Pellon tyres join Unipart Car Care Centre

Another great move was to join national garage group Unipart Car Care Centre. This enables a local company to have a national image, whilst still been owned and run as a family business. Unipart also supply Pellon tyres  with excellent service and quality parts, with a national warranty  system that covers our customers, for faulty parts should they break down anywhere in the UK, a great insurance to help our customers.

On a similar theme Pellon Autocentre joined another great national tyre dealer network called POINT-S Tyres. This has enabled Pellon tyres to buy tyres direct from the manufactures, who previously were not interested in supplying a small company tucked away in Halifax, but because we are now a member of a large network, we can buy tyres direct and this has helped us once again to became more competitive.  

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 garage and MOT testing centre, 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.

Point-S Europe-About Point-S-for- Independent Tyre Dealers

Point-S Europe makes a big difference for the local tyre dealers

Of course, Point-S Europe  came to Britain about eight years ago now  in 2010. Consequently, we as a country joined the massive European group along with Holland. Following a strong contingent of other independent tyre dealers across the continent.

Point-S Europe

Point-S Europe depot in Holland

So, the original idea started in France in 1971. When a group of independent tyre professionals. Conclusively,were at the time were trading as solo tyre dealers. Thus decided to join forces. Creating an organisation that combined a better image and more corporate image. Of course, in the eye’s of the tyre buying French public.

After several meetings the group came up with the name POINT-S and was promoted as their national brand. That was 42 years ago, and the organisation has spread to every other country in Europe, becoming the largest independent tyre network and now includes the USA giving the group 2530 outlets up to 2011, the groups 40 year anniversary.

I started my first tyre business in 1979, eight years after Point-S Europe started.

We expanded to three depots in a nine year period, but were soon to start getting our tyre numbers affected by the beginning of the “tyre wholesalers”. These were large companies that sold their tyres to anybody, I know we had no right supply the whole of the public with tyres , but these people drove down the tyre sales in our retail depots.

At that time we were able to buy tyres from the tyre manufacturers, getting good deals and making a healthy profit, but when the wholesalers began to flood the area, we were having to compete and this drove down car tyre prices and profit margins and one or two smaller tyre companies closed down.

The reason I talk about this is because we would have loved to have had an organisation like Point-S for us to join, I feel that being part of a group would have given us a better corporate image. However as is the case now, the general business strategy was becoming “big is better”, similar to what is happening today. We were bought out by Shell oil who were building a network of tyre and auto-centres called “Superdrive”. “Superdrive” were to compete directly with “Kwikfit” but they soon found that it was not going to be very easy handling so many tyre depots and sold them all off to “Kwik Fit Tyres” at a discount price, all within a couple of years ?.

Point-S Europe

Point-S Europe depot in Germany

I then bought the tyre centre that I still own today.

So, with the same thing was happening again. Just as it did in the late seventies and eighties. The business philosophy once again is “big is better”. The large wholesalers that began life in the seventies,  had now become multi-national tyre companies with the backing of big banks. The difference this time is that they now wanted to own retail sites. These tyre companies started to build up large networks of retail tyre depots to supply from their own wholesale divisions. All this kind of activity was also happening across Europe, but the difference was that Europe had an organisation called Point-S Europe .Many small and medium sized tyre retailers were able to join, this gave them the corporate image that could and did help them compete with the big boy’s.

Pellon Tyres- join Point-s in 2012

1.      This brings up to today’s situation. We as tyre dealers were now looking at a new threat to our existence, “the internet”. Hundreds of web-sites are springing up selling “cheap tyres online”. Most small tyre retail companies started to develop their own web-sites, but the problem was that we were buying our tyres from the very same people who were competing with us on the internet, not a very good state of affairs. The tyre manufacturers would not deal with us because we were too small. Things were not good ! We were working for less and less and longer hours just to make ends meet. Then by chance I was speaking to a friend of mine called Lenny, the owner of Link tyres. Lenny (now passed away)told me about Point-S Europe. This was just what I was looking for a dealer network. Allowing us to buy better, direct from the manufacturers and with a corporate image, they also have an added bonus a competitive web-site that enables us to trade and compete online, one word- FABULOUS.

Point-S Europe

Point-S Europe depot in France (closed for lunch)

I have been a member of Point-S now for just over seven years.

Looking nationally, instead of been a local tyre depot in Halifax. So, I now feel that we are part of a national group. Including all the advantages that go with it. Heres looking forward to a great future with Point-S Europe. Of course, any tyre dealer in the UK. Ambitiously, with the same feelings should contact Point-S.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. Hence,I worked for a couple of National tyre companies. So, before starting my first business. Consequently, I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre. Importantly, I am a keen blogger. Of course, about anything to do with cars and their related products. Finally, that will help my business grow.

 

Yokohama Tyres investment-to give Pellon Tyres a 25 years Celebrations Facelift

Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama tyres are also interested in promoting the small tyre dealer with some Yokohama Tyres investment , they believe as I do that the local independent tyre dealer

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 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.

Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment facelift in Halifax uk

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

Yokohama Tyres investment

Changing and re-shaping the way we think and the massive drive towards lower emissions. Now 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. Still able to confirm that we are very busy. Despite all the competition from the huge national companies . So that 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, 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. One of the positives for me has been the formation of Point-S, here in the UK. Point-S has been very strong in Europe for over 30 years. Recently been introduced in the UK. Point-S gives us many things. Because it makes us feel as if we part of a large group (which we are) and not isolated as one depot in Halifax.

Enter Yokohama tyres

Being a member of Point-S enabled us to buy from the tyre manufacturers direct, and not through the wholesalers, this gave us better prices and also target rebates. This has enabled us to retain some of the margins that have been eroded by the internet competition and also makes me feel more secure going into the future.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 come into the picture. Apart from a great range of tyre products, Yokohama tyres are 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 a back when they offered to re-design my depot frontage and reception.

This would also coincide with our 25 years 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 along with the guys at Point-S. 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 Tyres investment
Yokohama Tyres investment

Yokohama Tyres investment signs

Article Written by Eric Robertswww.mot-halifax.co.uk

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. Members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Also sell tyres online from our website www.pellontyres.co.uk. Using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. Offering courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car.Hence, with us for work doing. Official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes. Carrying out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Yorkshire Tyre Dealers-Give us a Great Day Out at York Races

 

Not many trips from Yorkshire Tyre Dealers these days (times are hard)

Here we go again ?, back in the 70’s and 80’s, organised trips were all part of the norm for us tyre retailers. Part of the deal when dealing with a tyre manufacturer would be to have some

Yorkshire Tyre Dealers

Goodyear tyres early G800 Grand Prix radials

kind of an organised tour and your name or company name, would be put down for the following year and certain targets would be given to you, say for a certain amount of tyres and for a certain brand that the manufacturers wanted pushing.

For example Pirelli tyres owned another brand called Courier tyres. Pirelli wanted us to sell the Lee brand rather than Pirelli, probably because they owned a retail outlet just down the road that sold the Pirelli brand, (Central tyres are no longer in existence). We were invited to a corporate day out at York race coarse and wanted for nothing. We even had a TV racing pundit to advise us which horse to choose to bet on, (his tips were rubbish and we didn’t win a penny).

Goodyear Car Tyres were the best company when it came to offering it’s Yorkshire tyre dealers trips as a reward for selling performances. I can remember going on a trip to Florida and embarking on a Caribbean cruise. This was practically unknown to a “kid from Dewsbury”, who didn’t have a clue where the Caribbean was never mind go there. Goodyear  sold us the Kelly brand a lesser known tyre company that they had acquired in America and a little later we sold Lee tyres.

Many more trips would come my way over the following years. The tyre companies started to incorporate their complimentary trips with factory visits or tyre testing trips. Vredestein tyres were in my opinion one of the best at this. On one occasion we visited the Vredestein factory in Holland and were treated to a tourists treat of Amsterdam, and on another trip we went to Austria to help test a new tyre that was to be used for SUV type vehicles. This tyre was to be known as the “Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme” and was designed by “Giugiaro Design”, a well known tyre and car designer, who have worked for Vredestein on many occasions.

Different tyre companies offered us many incentives over the years, including yet another cruise in the Caribbean with a subsidiary of Continental , known as Semperit . This was a great trip ,probably one of my best because some of the other participants became life long friends. Over the years these trips have declined for the Yorkshire tyre dealers somewhat. This, in my opinion is due to the increased power of the tyre wholesalers and the decline of the tyre manufacturers supplying the tyre retailers direct.

However things always go round in circles and we are been offered more and more chances, especially with the arrival of independent tyre networks, such as POINT-S that are now offering the Yorkshire tyre dealers to once again buy off the tyre manufacturers, because or there combined buying strength. We are once again able to take advantage of tyre trips, indeed recently our Ryan Linton went on a “race day” trip with Yokohama tyres, and a great day he had too.

More recently a day out at York races with Bond International tyre dealers.

Great day at York races

More recently we experienced a fabulous day out at York Races in Yorkshire UK, by Mr Reg Bond and his Family, Charlie Bond and Lindsey Bond. We were treated like Lords and had a wonderful day, just about breaking even with the betting ?. Reg Bond sure knows how to look after his Yorkshire tyre dealers, and if your are ever invited I would recommend that you should not turn it down, it truly is a great day out.

Post written by Eric Robertshttp://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/

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 Vredestein Car Tyres online from our website 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.