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How do tyre pressure sensors work?

Tuesday 21st January 2020

Traditionally, checking your tyre pressure would be a manual activity usually without prompt that car owners would do monthly, or before long journeys. However, nowadays, there are many modern vehicles that are fitted with tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). But how do tyre pressure sensors wor... Read More

Can I have different tyres on my car?

Tuesday 21st January 2020

When replacing a tyre after a puncture or normal tyre wear, it can be tempting to change it with your spare tyre – regardless of what type of tyre that is. However, it’s important to understand how mixing tyres can affect the control, balance and safety of your vehicle. So, is it illegal to have di... Read More

What can fail an MOT?

Friday 10th January 2020

According to 2019 figures from the DVSA, 31% of all vehicles initially failed their MOT tests. But what fails an MOT, and how can you prevent your vehicle from failing? Our detailed guide on the most common reasons for MOT failures has you covered. What can a car fail an MOT on? Your annual MOT in... Read More

What is engine coolant/antifreeze?

Tuesday 7th January 2020

Antifreeze, also known as engine coolant, is a vital component of your vehicle during the winter months. But what is antifreeze, and how does it work? During the colder months, your vehicle can be exposed to harsher temperatures, which can create issues for the general running of your vehicle, espe... Read More

How to reduce car tyre noise

Friday 20th December 2019

Although some drivers may not notice the noise their tyres make, for regular drivers, it can become a common bugbear if your tyres are exerting a lot of noise. Of course, there are multiple factors that can contribute to experiencing noise from your vehicle on the roads – but how can your tyres effe... Read More

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