Tyres Advice


How do locking wheel nuts work?

Tuesday 21st June 2022

Locking wheel nuts are also known as alloy wheel nuts or lug nuts – these work to keep your vehicle secure and combats car wheel theft. Many car manufacturers fit on locking wheel nuts as part of vehicle standards - if you don’t have them, you can easily purchase a set easily online. There are four... Read More

5 ways to reuse old tyres

Thursday 26th May 2022

The life of a tyre doesn’t have to end after it’s time on the road is over – in fact, there are various things you can do with your old tyres. In this blog, we will be discussing the weird and wonderful ways in which you can make those old tyres brand new again. Old tyre disposal Traditionally, ol... Read More

Are cracked tyres illegal?

Tuesday 17th May 2022

If you have small cracks on the wall of your tyre, this is not illegal - however, it is a sign that your tyres may need replacing soon. If the cracks on the tyre are substantial, this could result in a tyre blowout and can be extremely dangerous for drivers and others on the road. For clarity on wh... Read More

What is tyre speed rating?

Monday 7th March 2022

Tyre speed ratings inform you of the maximum speed your tyre is legally approved - this measurement ensures your tyre is safe and appropriate for your car. The tyre speed rating indicates the safest top speed your vehicle can travel at - however, this can differ depending on weight variance. Why is... Read More

What are tyres made of?

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Have you ever wondered exactly what your tyres are made of? You may think there is a simple answer… rubber! However, you might be surprised to find out that your tyre is actually made of a lot of components, as well as a combination of both natural and synthetic rubbers. Read our useful blog on what... Read More

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