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Tyre pressures-Win Campbell on Twitter

Tyre pressures-Win Campbell on Twitter | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Don't know correct tyre pressure? Haven't checked tyres for a while, don't worry- let us do it for you-any time #foc pic.twitter.com/qlS9dYRji5
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Tyre pressures are very important?

The big thing that the motorists do not know, is that low pressures equal more fuel consumption?

  Thats right

drivers who do not keep up with their tyre pressures are throwing money down the drain.

WHY

because an under inflated tyre has less rolling resistance and will affect your cars performance and reduce your fuel consumption.

We all know that if you have a front tyre that has say a slow puncture, then the car will pull in the direction of the tyre with less air. Wee imagine the effect if ALL your tyres had less air in them.

The cars engine will be working harder to drive your car along and consequently use more fuel.

So it makes sense to get your tyre pressures checked at regular intervals. Your local tyre dealer will do this free of charge.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/check-the-tyre-pressures-of-your-caravan-motorhome/


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Tyre Tales 4: Not all tyres are created equal - Practical Motoring

Tyre Tales 4: Not all tyres are created equal - Practical Motoring | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
When it comes to changing your tyres, you can't have everything, good grip, long-lasting and cheap - not all tyres are created equal.
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A good article as usual from practical motoring. It is not rocket science to know that you cannot have a perfect tyre.

When customers buy cheap car tyres, then they are only going to get what they pay for?

Cheap tyres will not last as long as a premium brand such as Continental tyres. Tyre companies such as Continental have put over 100 years of technology and research and development into their products. Budget Car tyres from mainly China are made from mass production facilities, with quantity and not quality in mind.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/blog/what-our-customers-ask-us-when-buying-tyres/

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New Porsche Boxster Spyder Specification Sheet-SAGMart Blog

New Porsche Boxster Spyder Specification Sheet-SAGMart Blog | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Porsche unveiled new Boxster Spyder with luxurious interiors and safety features. Take a look at new Porsche Boxster Spyder features and specification chart.
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A truly great looking car.

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Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres at sites across Devon - Plymouth Herald

Tyre business owner illegally stored 85000 waste tyres at sites across Devon - Plymouth Herald | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
The owner of a tyre business has been jailed for 15 months, suspended for two years, after illegally storing almost 85,000 waste tyres at sites in Devon.

Andrew Mayhew admitted five offences at...
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This is a common problem these days in the tyre industry. Many such examples have come to light in recent years, where unscrupulous, tyre dealers have just filled an old premises with waste tyres and abandoned the building.

The last one that i heard about was at Bradford in Yorkshire, UK. The city used to be a large woolen industry city manufacturing all types of materials, from very large manufacturing MILLS. These premises went into disrepair when the clothing industry collapsed, back in the day.

These old mills are now been converted into housing complexes, but some are used for storage. These have been the target of criminals, who have been receiving money for the scrap tyres, and filling the old mills to the roof.

When the mills are full the dishonest person just locks the doors and walks away?

The last old mill had 100,000.00 (one million) old tyres filling it to the rafters. WOW.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/environment.htm

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Future vehicles that will blow your mind

Future vehicles that will blow your mind | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
If we think about it, our world depends on vehicles, we simply couldn’t handle our daily tasks without them, so here are some future concepts that will truly change our vision of what’s waiting for us
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This is a great article and one i thought worth sharing?

It amases me with what man kind can create and the things that are going on every day, especially in the Auto trade. Some of these cars blow your mind, with innovations and technologies, as i say a great article to look at.

www.pellontyres.co.uk

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Regulations for the use of winter tyres, snow chains and studded tyres in Europe

Regulations for the use of winter tyres, snow chains and studded tyres in Europe | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Regulations for the use of winter tyres, snow chains and studded tyres in Europe
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All the winter tyre stipulations for Europe are included in the article, it is very interesting and useful for divers who will be travelling to Europe in the winter months, when the weather can turn nasty very quickly.

http://www.wintertyres-yorkshire.co.uk/studded-tyres-users/

 

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BFGoodrich Winter G http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/B.F.+Goodrich/Winter+G

BFGoodrich Winter G http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/B.F.+Goodrich/Winter+G | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Tires characteristics and features. Tyre BFGoodrich Winter G 195/75 R16 105R specs, price, review. BFGoodrich tires for cars.
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Good tyres from BF Goodrich but not so popular, sold mainly through dealers in the UK.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/B.F.+Goodrich/Winter+G

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MRTI: NOLA Cooper Tires Winterfest recap - NBCSports.com

MRTI: NOLA Cooper Tires Winterfest recap - NBCSports.com | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Pro Mazda race drama and USF2000 post-race tech drama highlight the racing in NOLA for opening week of Cooper Tires Winterfest.
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cooper tyres are stepping up their involvement in motorsport, this race from Nola at the start of the Cooper Tyres winteriest.

Cooper tyres are better known for the Avon brand here in the UK, Avon are also active in motorsport.

http://www.point-s.co.uk/tyres/brands/avon/20555R16-91H-AVON-ZT5

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Pirelli Winter SnowControl 195/55 R15 85H http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Pirelli/W210+Snow+Control+3

Pirelli Winter SnowControl 195/55 R15 85H http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Pirelli/W210+Snow+Control+3 | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Tires characteristics and features. Tyre Pirelli Winter SnowControl 195/55 R15 85H specs, price, review. Pirelli tires for cars.
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No doubt about it, these are great winter tyres from Pirelli tyres?

Well worth a try.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Pirelli/W210+Snow+Control+3

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Man dies as tyres explode at Qld mine - Yahoo!7 - Yahoo!7 News

Man dies as tyres explode at Qld mine - Yahoo!7 - Yahoo!7 News | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Another worker has been killed by an exploding tyre at a Queensland mine, the latest in a string of similar fatalities.
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This is always a risk?

these giant tyres have to be fitted with huge machines and with care.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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TYRES from PELLON TYRES in HALIFAX

TYRES from PELLON TYRES in HALIFAX | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
WINTER TYRES Including a great video of a climb up Snake pass Derbyshire with a set of Continental Winter Tyres fitted. : Pellontyre and Auto Centre
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Expert Car Servicing | Learnist

Expert Car Servicing | Learnist | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Taking care of your vehicle is very important.Do regular servicing of your vehicles.
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Good car servicing advice from a garage in Dublin Ireland, worth a read.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/car_servicing.htm

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Narrow Tyres ; How does the BMW i3 handle so well on such narrow tyres? - CNET

Narrow Tyres ; How does the BMW i3 handle so well on such narrow tyres? - CNET | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
We take a closer look at Bridgestone's Ecopia EP500 tires for the 2015 BMW i3 electric car.
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This article asks how the new BMW i3 car can handle well with such narrow tyres?

Well it is not too many ago that all tyres were thin and narrow and do you know? they worked perfectly well.

The difference is that today's tyres are made from different materials and compounds. Ecopia tyres  help you cut down on fuel consumption and carbon emissions and are used on fuel efficient electric cars such as the BMW i3 car.

Tyre sizes are unfamiliar out of the tyre trade, such as 15570R19,17660R19 and also as large as 15560R20 and 17555R20, in days gone by we were using sizes such as 18580R15 and 20580R16, so the trend has become taller, but Bridgestone say that these tyres are good handling and give good grip in wet weather. 

So that is good enough for me/

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Bridgestone/Ecopia+EP500

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Drive An Old Car? Beware of Rusty Brakes This Spring - Boston.com

Drive An Old Car? Beware of Rusty Brakes This Spring - Boston.com | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
On Thursday, April 9, U.S. safety regulators warned drivers in states where salt is used to melt snow and ice on roads to get their brakes checked for corrosion.
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Thia is a good article about something that people do not think about?

That is the affect that bad adverse weather conditions can have on your car in winter, especially your cars BRAKES/

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/brakeservicing.html

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Unwanted California tyres end up in rivers and beaches

Unwanted California tyres end up in rivers and beaches | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
But efforts to use the trash as building materials offer new hope.
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Wow this is yet another great innovation, coming out of California?

I must admit that i have seen something like this in the past, but on a smaller scale, and tyres were used were left whole. These used on a grander scale have had the sidewalls removed.?

I guess that this makes the wall more stable that leaving the sidewalls on. On a local note the guy who lives next door to my tyre depot in Halifax Yorkshire UK, did a similar thing, but did it with whole tyres. At first it all went well but after a year the whole thing collapsed into the valley bellow.

I am sure that this will not happen in California though, they will have give the problem much more thought.

It looks good and uses up waste, end of life tyres,GREAT!

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Content/Page/Tyre+Disposal+Policy

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Some Experts Warn Of Down Sides To Flat-Resistant Tires - CBS Local

Some Experts Warn Of Down Sides To Flat-Resistant Tires - CBS Local | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Run-flat tires are now standard on dozens of cars, but some experts say they aren't right for most drivers.
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Almost all the major tyre companies now make runflat tyres but i now know from my own experience that drivers, are not that happy with the concept and see the fact that they always require a new tyre, when they have a puncture a little daunting.

Some drivers mainly the older drivers dont like the idea of not having a "proper" spare wheel, and we have indeed had many requests for people wanting to purchase a new wheel and tyre to keep as a spare.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/TyreSearch/Details/814/Bridgestone+Turanza+ER300+RFT+20555R16

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History of Top 10 Most Selling Cars Around the World

History of Top 10 Most Selling Cars Around the World | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Here we're presenting the history of top 10 most selling cars around the world with interesting story and the milestone they have achieved in their career.
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Another interesting article for those interested in cars. Some of these cars could be the classic cars of the future and last as long as fifty years.

If you look back in time we would never have thought that the cars that were about then are now modern classics, but take a look at these and see what you think.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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Mind: Boggled | 8 Amazing Green Vehicle Technologies from Recent Years

Mind: Boggled | 8 Amazing Green Vehicle Technologies from Recent Years | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
If present trends continue, the number of automobiles on Earth – now at one
billion – will double by 2030. The earth will be overrun by an alien
species with toxic breath...
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This is a  great article and one of many to come out recently. It writes about what it thinks that the new technologies have brought to car manufacturing in recent times.

I am particularly interested in the piece about NanoFlow cell, because of my business interests in car batteries.

This all new type of car was introduced at the prestigious Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland and has indeed been turning some heads.

The new car is named the “QUANTe” and is made by a small company from the principality of Lichtenstein by the name of Nano FLOWCELL AG (NFC).

The car not only looks fantastic, but the part that interests me is the fact that it is powered “flow-cell” technology, that is run on “SALT WATER”, yes, “SALT WATER”?, well a type of metallic salt electrolyte.

The technology for this came originally from “NASA” way back in the 1970’s,but for some reason the idea was not followed through and the patents have since expired. Now because of the new surge in interest to make more fuel efficient cars that do not run on fossil fuels, the interest in flow cell technology has been re-ignited by several companies.

In real simple terms the flow cell is a battery that will operate like a fuel cell, the thing that holds the energy are liquids and the power that is generated uses a membrane and electrodes. The car is powered along using an electric motor fitted to each wheel (so four in total).

The new car is expected to have a driving range 375 miles and they can be filled up with electrolyte fluid, similar to the driver filling up with conventional petrol or diesel. This new flow cell car will not have the same inherent dangers that the Lithium-Ion battery poses at the moment and a flow cell will be able to run for a very long time.

This brings up my personal theory once again that each car technology is starting to outstrip another. On face value this fuel method looks like the best one?

This type of fuel cell will not be explosive and dangerous, like the hydrogen fuel cell technology that car manufacturers like Toyota and Honda are favouring, or as I say the Lithium-Ion battery technology that Tesla are investing in.

Also the flow cells are not made from precious metals, and this is another blow to all the other players in their quest to provide the car that will travel a good distance and compete or even better the performance of the petrol driven car that we all rely on at the moment, only the future will tell us who the winner will be, but at the moment, this flow cell car is going to take some beating.

For more reading … http://nanoflowcell.com/

Disclaimer

Please note these are the words and opinion of the author (Eric Roberts) only. Neither the author nor the website can be held responsible for any errors or omissions, that where found when compiling this article. You should seek professional assistance if in doubt about your choice of battery. The article may contain a link to Batteriesontheweb.co.uk, where you can buy battery products online.

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Tyre safety, what does it mean? - Australian Mining

Tyre safety, what does it mean? - Australian Mining | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
In the wake of one miner killed and one injured following a tyre explosion, tyre safety standards are being called into questions.
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All tyres must be safely maintained and the pressures checked at regular intervals, when i worked on the Earthmover tyre side of the industry, we had a guy that was assigned to the particular company that owned the machines. he would check each tyre and the tyre pressure, any problems that were found would be dealt with before the machine could be used again, in my five years experience i never saw one accident.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog 

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Flat tyres? Dead battery? What these extreme temperatures are doing to your car - fox6now.com

Flat tyres? Dead battery? What these extreme temperatures are doing to your car - fox6now.com | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
GLENDALE (WITI) -- A Wind Chill Advisory was in effect through noon on Thursday, February 19th, and another advisory was issued for all of southeastern Wisconsin through 10:00 a.m. Friday. Wind chi...
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Extreme cold and ice have always been a big problem for the car owner.

This winter has been a very harsh winter in the USA and many people have died from the extreme cold weather, so watch out for the forecasts and make sure that you are well prepared if you must go out.

www.pellonautocentre.com/blog

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Best 3 Row Suv | Top SUVs With 3rd Row Seating

Best 3 Row Suv | Top SUVs With 3rd Row Seating | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Discover the best SUVs with 3 rows. Find Reviews and information on the top SUV models with 3rd row seating now.
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An insight into some of the larger SUV vehicles on the market.

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Dunlop/SP+WinterSport+4D

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Dunlop/SP+WinterSport+4D | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Tires characteristics and features. Tyre Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D 215/65 R16 98H specs, price, review. Dunlop tires for cars.
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Another great winter tyre from the famous Goodyear/Dunlop tyre developers. http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Details/Dunlop/SP+WinterSport+4D

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Servicing self-driving cars - Auto Retail Network (subscription) (blog)

Servicing self-driving cars - Auto Retail Network (subscription) (blog) | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
Servicing self-driving cars
Auto Retail Network (subscription) (blog)
This week has seen a lot of coverage in the mainstream press of Government plans to allow autonomous cars onto UK roads and the big change it will mean to the way we live.
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Just what i have been talking about how will you get a driverless car to come into your service garage?

Never because they will be programmed to go tot he franchise dealer.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/car_servicing.htm

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Michelin '14 sales, earnings down - Tire Business

Michelin '14 sales, earnings down - Tire Business | All About Cars. | Scoop.it
PARIS — Michelin Group suffered drops in earnings and sales last year as higher demand in North America and China…
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The great tyre company are suffering with their sales down in 2014. This is due to cheap imports and other factors such as the growing part worn tyre market.

They will come round though as they are an excellent tyre producer, probably the worlds best.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1272/MICHELIN

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