Tyres Advice


What is a reinforced tyre?

Monday 27th September 2021

Just like the wide variety of makes and models of cars, there are different types of tyres to suit the different requirements of driving. If you regularly drive heavy loads and require strong road-handling, you may benefit from reinforced, or XL, tyres. You’ll not only notice less strain on your tyr... Read More

Are studded snow tyres legal in the UK?

Thursday 9th September 2021

In short, no – studded winter tyres are illegal in the UK. Although this type of tyre is available for use in other countries – especially those with harsh, cold winters – studded snow tyres are not permitted in the UK as they would cause significant damage to the road surface of UK roads. However,... Read More

What makes tyres illegal?

Monday 16th August 2021

Illegal tyres Ensuring your tyres are legal is an important part of vehicle maintenance. Some of this will be taken care of annually during your MOT test – but it’s important to understand how your tyres could be illegal, as this could lead to an MOT fail, or a hefty fine if you’re caught with ille... Read More

Spare tyre FAQs answered

Monday 24th May 2021

Spare tyres: everything you need to know Most of us know that a spare tyre is designed to be used in emergency situations, such as if you experience a puncture. But do you know the rules around spare tyres and MOTs? Or how long space saver spare tyres are designed to last for? Our guide tackles the... Read More

Are my tyres safe?

Friday 16th April 2021

A good question to ask. An important question, too. How safe your tyres are directly correlates to not only the performance, but the safety of your vehicle and passengers. That’s why, here at Formula One Autocentres, we know how important tyre safety education is – so we’ve put together this handy g... Read More

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