Tyres Advice

MOT tyre failure reasons

Wednesday 19th February 2020

Tyres are a common reason why your vehicle can fail its annual MOT test. Whether it’s having a faulty tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), not having the correct tyres for your vehicle or your tyres not meeting the legal tyre tread depth, knowing tyre-related MOT test failure points to look out f... Read More

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

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

How to put air in tyres

Tuesday 19th November 2019

Has your tyre pressure light come on? Perhaps your tyres need inflating? It’s important to understand your recommended tyre pressure, how to check tyre pressure and how to put air into your tyres. Find out everything you need to know today from our handy guide. How to check tyre pressure When lear... Read More

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