Tyres Advice

What size are my tyres?

Wednesday 19th August 2020

You may be wondering what size your tyres are if you are looking to replace a punctured tyre, purchase new seasonal tyres or simply replace old tyres which have been exposed to wear and tear. But how do you know what size tyres your car needs? Our detailed guide has you covered. What size tyres for... Read More

What should my tyre pressure be?

Wednesday 15th July 2020

What is tyre pressure? Tyre pressure is the volume measurement of air inside a tyre. Each tyre is manufactured with a recommended tyre pressure level – which is available to find in your vehicle handbook, or often on the inside of your driver’s car door. Tyre pressure is typically measured in PSI –... Read More

Why do tyres burst in the summer

Friday 3rd July 2020

What is a burst tyre? A burst tyre or blowout is when a tyre rapidly loses pressurised air, which occurs when the structural integrity of the tyre is compromised. This then means the tyre is unable to preserve all the air inside - causing it to rupture or burst. Experiencing a blowout can be a fri... Read More

Can you use winter tyres in summer?

Friday 5th June 2020

Can I use winter tyres in summer? It is not recommended to use winter tyres in the summer. This is due to the way winter tyres are designed compared to summer tyres – both are specifically designed in order to tackle the elements of their particular season, and offer optimal performance. Winter tyr... Read More

What is the difference between summer and winter tyres?

Tuesday 14th April 2020

Swapping summer and winter tyres can often seem like an arduous task, and one that often comes around all too quickly! But what is the difference between summer and winter tyres? And when should you change them? Understanding the key fundamental differences between these tyres allows you to understa... Read More

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