Tyres Advice

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

How far can you drive on a flat tyre?

Tuesday 7th April 2020

In short, you should not continue driving if you have a flat tyre. However, it is possible to drive approximately several hundred yards on a flat tyre, to allow you to move to an area of safety. This is because the tyre can act as a cushion, which protects the rim – meaning you can drive further bef... Read More

Can you repair run flat tyres?

Thursday 12th March 2020

Running late for work? In the middle of a long-distance journey? Or perhaps just popping to the shops? Whenever you get a puncture or a flat tyre, chances are, it’s at the most inconvenient of times. However, if your vehicle is fitted with run flat tyres, you can avoid the dangers of changing a tyre... Read More

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