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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.

 

INFINITY TYRES (And Beyond)- A look at one of the better Budget tyre brands

Post Updated 23rd Jan 2014

Infinity tyres becoming a top budget tyre

I have decide to write a post about an economy brand of tyre, because out of all the different makes of tyres that we sell from all over the World, then I think that INFINITY TYRES are in my opinion one of the best and most reliable of the cheap tyres, on offer in todays tyre market.

Over the many years that I have bought and sold tyres. Many of the budget brands were owned by some of the large tyre manufacturers, companies like Goodyear own the brand called Debica, which are made in the same factories as their better known brands, but recently, perhaps in the last ten years the economy tyre brands have been manufactured in the far East such as China, (including Michelin, who now make some of their tyres in China)

infinity tyres

Infinity tyres Eco Max tyre

Pellon Tyres have dealt with many different cheap tyre brands in the past but we are very happy to concentrate on the Infinity tyres brand ,these tyres are perhaps the best economy tyres that we have used in recent years.

 

Infinity tyres have also made a wise decision to enter the World of motor-sport, this move will help this tyre company in their research and development programmes to help them produce a better tyre for the regular tyre buyers, who want real value for money.

 

Although Infinity tyres are classed as an economy tyre, they are getting nearer to being in the mid-range tyre bracket , but I can assure my customers that the Infinity brand will satisfy their tyre needs at a great price.

Infinity tyres are now at bargain prices

 Another positive thing about Infinity tyres is that we have not had one faulty tyres amongst the thousands that we sell. We also think that the price of these tyres can not be beat. At the moment you can buy 2x 20555v16 Infinty tyres for as little as £100 for the two, a real bargain.

 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

infinity tyres

Infinity also sponsor some types of motorsport activities

business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre.

 

 

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

Yokohama Tyres 19545x16

Big on the car racing scene Yokohama Tyres 19545×16

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

Yokohama Tyres 19545x16

Citroen DS3 calls in for new Yokohama Tyres 19545×16

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.

Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Lucas Car Battery business now for 40 years. Consequently, I then worked for a couple of national tyre companies before starting my first business. Owning 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.

 

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

Helping you out with car tyres selection

Car tyres Online

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

For consumers who are looking to purchase new or spare tyres online, choosing the right online site for the purchase is key to getting the lowest prices, and top quality. When choosing the Car tyres Online to buy, not only do you want to look for the lowest price, but consumers should also look for the top tyres on the market. So, when comparing car tyre prices online, making sure you compare the best brand such as Continental tyres or Firestone tyres , the car tyres with the best depth and tread, and the car tyres which are going to last you for the most miles when driving, so that you do not have to constantly replace them.

In order to save on the Car tyres Online prices you are purchasing , consumers have to take the time to find the right online retailer for the purchase. Comparing online sites, and choosing the one which has the most extensive product selection, the best brand names, the various car tyre options to choose from, a site which is well reviewed and rated by other consumers online, and of course, the online site which offers the lowest and most affordable car tyre prices to their consumers. Keeping each of these factors in mind, prior to purchasing, is something all consumers should do, if they want to save, and if they want to find the right Car tyres Online for their car.

Depending on the car you drive, the tyres you will purchase are also going to vary. So, keeping this in mind, and making sure the tyres you are buying online come in sizes and tread depths for all cars, is also something to consider when choosing the tyre. Whether it is a pick-up or a traditional family saloon style car, knowing which ones you need, and where to find the lowest car tyre prices for them, are some factors to keep in mind when you choose to shop online for the new ones for your car. The size, and the dimensions of the tyres has to be correct when choosing them online, so keeping the price in mind, and what style you are looking to buy, are things a shopper has to consider when they are making the product selection, and when they are determining which tyres are going to be the best option for their car. Yokohama tyres are an excellent choice, combining quality with price.

Comparing various car tyres,

different brands, and finding the top names in the industry such as Avon tyres, all for the cheapest car tyre prices online, are the main factors a consumer is going to look for. But, taking the time to find those which are highest in safety rating, the right size for your car, the most durable car ones on the market, and those which are rated the best car tyres in the industry, should also be factors to keep in mind when shopping for new ones. By considering each of these factors when choosing new tyres, consumers are bound to find the lowest car tyre prices, and they are going to find that the top Car tyres Online retailer is going to offer the variety and prices they hope to pay. Please get the correct size for your car as you may regret it if you are the one who makes a mistake and ends up with the

Car tyres Online

A good choice of stock in essential

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

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres and give a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. We also offer Avon Car Tyres online from our website www.pellonautocentre.com by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

Car tyres Online

Busy tyre stores at Car tyres Online retailer

Quality Yokohama winters- Yokohama winter tyres are available from Pellon Tyres in Halifax UK

Quality Yokohama winters

Quality Yokohama winters for real tough weather

As I look out of my office window at the snow falling . Therefore, I can not help but feel a certain amount of pride. Proud at the fact that I have sold hundred of Quality Yokohama winters. In fact, probably thousands oQuality Yokohama winters

winters. Hence, to my customers over the past few years.

For this reason, I know that the people who have bought these tyres. Will be safer when driving through the snow and ice. Here in Calderdale and Halifax we have a mixture of valleys and steep hills. Thus, making it very difficult to travel in bad weather,snow,ice and heavy rain. (we have a large amount of flooding during heavy rain) making driving with winters  much safer as they get rid of the water much faster than summer tyres, making driving much safer.

Now because of the ability to ship all around the World at speed, it is possible for us to buy many different brands of winters . One of these brands is a well known make called Yokohama tyres from Japan. We here at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK were able to start buying from Quality Yokohama winters when we were privileged to be able to join a nationwide tyre group called Point-S.

Point-S enables to buy direct from tyre manufacturers such as Continental tyres, Firestone, Avon tyre,Quality Yokohama winters  and many more including the top tyre company Michelin .

Introduced us to Yokohama winter tyres

One of the great benefits this brought to us was the introduction to Yokohama winters . We bought our first ones in October 2012 and sold out four times. We were surprised to learn of how many of the public had heard of Yokohama tyres. The thing that does stand out about this product though, is how deeply involved Yokohama are into motor sport. They are involved with a multitude of motor racing events, this includes the prestigious FIA World Touring Car

Quality Yokohama winters

Quality Yokohama winters cope with conditions like this.

Championship(WTCC).The racing kicks off in 2013 on 24th March at Monza in Italy and I cannot wait to the report the events in my blog and with a bit of luck I may be able to visit a race and take some real time pictures.

So to get back to my point Yokohama tyres make a mean winter tyre and we are now able to sell this product to our customers in Calderdale and Halifax. I know from reports back to me that my customers are highly delighted with the winter tyres performance in the early cold spell we had here in the north of England which included a fair amount of snow, unfortunately the weather turned mild again, but we are now into our second cold snap and are selling winter tyres again, remember it is becoming popular to keep the winter tyres on your car all year round, because we now seam to be in a spell of wet summers and winter tyres get rid of the water at a faster rate when driving at 80mph on a motorway in torrential rain.

This post was written by Eric Roberts..

    Point-S members

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

Yokohama Motorsport Tyres- One of the Worlds Top Motorsport Tyre Suppliers.

 Post updated  8/2/2014

Yokohama Motorsport Tyres are tried and tested

These tyres from out of Japan are no doubt one of the finest tyres in the World. As all major tyre companies Yokohama Japan obtain their know how and expertise from using their Yokohama Motorsport Tyres products used  in motor sport. This type of activity has always been the corner stone for the large tyre companies to prove and experiment with different types of treads and tread compounds. All the top companies use motor racing as a shop window to the World s tyre market, we all know and respect the efforts of Pirelli tyres in the last F! Series and their experiments with tread compounds on wet and dry road conditions.

 Yokohama Motorsport Tyres are no different.YOKOHAMA is one of the leading Tyre manufacturers in the world and is Official Tyre supplier for:

Yokohama Motorsport Tyres

Yokohama Motorsport Tyres ready to go

FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) – since 2006

European Touring Car Cup (ETCC) – since 2005
Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) – since 2007
Scandinavian Touring Car Championship (STCC) – since 2010
Russian Touring Car Championship (RTCC) – since 2006
Chinese Touring Car Championship (CTCC) – since 2010
Irish Touring Car Championship(ITCC) – new for 2012
International Formula 3 Grand Prix Macau – since 1983
ATS German Formula 3 – until 2005 and since 2007
FIA Formula 2 Championship – new for 2012
Japanese Formula 3 – since 2011
ADAC GT Masters new for 2012 .

They are always looking at ways of improving their products for the safety of the man in the street with his normal every day model of car and all this is done through the participation of Yokohama Motorsport Tyres.

Yokohama Tyres UK are also well known for their use of its “environmental orange oil technology” in the production of  making them more ecological and providing an amazing fuel saving performance in its range of Blu-Earth and Motorsport . This new range is the Advan range and is one of most ECO friendly tyres out at the moment, giving the tyre much

Yokohama Motorsport Tyres,World Touring Car Championship

World Touring Car Championship (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

improved cornering and handling at high speed and is also a very lightweight tyre, with very high environmental attributes.

More reading…

“OE tires are also designed with a specific performance in mind. This could be high-performance handling, for example, to complement a sports car. Other vehicles might have been originally built with a focus on fuel efficiency such as in the case of hybrids. Buying OE as a replacement tire means the consumer can stay true to what the OE manufacturer had in mind when they built the vehicle.”… http://www.moderntiredealer.com/news/story/2012/11/oe-or-replacement-yokohama-breaks-it-down.aspx

This article was compiled by Eric Robertshttps://www.pellonautocentre.com/yokohama.htm


Eric Roberts

Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Budget Car Battery business now for 40 years. I have worked for a couple for national tyre companies in my younger days, before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business. We are members of Point-S and MotorCodes and are also a Unipart Car Care Centre and of course Tyresafe.

Worth Fitting Winter Tyres- Which winter tyres would you choose?

Post Updated 10th Nov 2014

Any winter tyres its Worth Fitting Winter Tyres

This is a question that I am always asked. If I told the truth as a  retailers  I would switch you on to the winters because they are far safer in bad weather driving, their is nothing more to it.

Worth Fitting Winter Tyres

Bridgestone Blizzak winters an excellent choice Worth Fitting Winter Tyres

It is worth Worth Fitting Winter Tyres in these days of heavy traffic on our roads. This is the answer I usually give. I tell them that the best winters  for them are the ones that they can afford and if they need any new ones  at the beginning of winter then they should buy winters  and then they can keep them on the rest of the time if say they can’t afford another set of summers, in my opinion it is Worth Fitting Winter Tyres they are much safer and would be more value for your money if you require new ones just before the bad weather comes along.

We try to have an open mind about what make of winters  to keep in stock, and I always go for a budget brand because this keeps the price lower for the customers, and makes them more affordable for our customers who are on a lower budget, but appreciate the safety aspects of this product. For this purpose I always keep in something like a Apollo, we also try to source other tyre makes such as Avon or this year we have had some good deals from Yokohama of Japan.

Worth Fitting Winter Tyres

hundred of winter tyres in stock

 

An interesting fact that persuaded me to go down this line is the fact that re-manufactured tyres are used on many of the large truck fleets in the world, and most of all major Airlines also use this type  on their planes, a great indictment for this product.

Some of our customers ask for recommendations as to what winter tyres are best for their specific cars, such as this letter to the “Honest John” web site. He recommends that they buy a spare set of wheels with winter’s fitted, to me this is the best option, than you can change your wheels to winter tyres from say November to March and drive with safety.

More reading…

My wife and I have just bought a 2010 Ford Focus 1.8 petrol. It will be used as our general workhorse during the summer, but will also be used to take us to our winter home in the French Alps. While there it will be kept in an underground car park, but used occasionally for shopping trips to the valley below. As we intend to keep the car for many years, we are thinking of buying a spare set of wheels and winter tyres and my query concerns sizes. At the moment the car has 205/50 R17 tyres and the alloy wheels are fastened with five studs. Would it be possible to buy 16-inch wheels for the winter tyres and, if so, which tyres should we buy?”… http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/caradvice/honestjohn/9555525/Which-winter-tyres-for-Ford-Focus.html

Eric Roberts…http://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/

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