Tyres Advice

How to tell the age of a tyre

Friday 13th November 2020

Wondering how you can tell the age of your tyre? And how long tyres last for? Our handy guide has you covered. Tyre age – how old are my tyres? Each tyre is imprinted with a coded date on the sidewall of the tyre, which indicates the tyre manufacturing date. This 4-digit code allows you to underst... Read More

How many miles do tyres last?

Thursday 24th September 2020

How long do tyres last? On average, tyre life ranges from between 3 -5 years, and between 30,000 to 60,000 miles. It’s suggested that each front tyre should be able to perform to a minimum mileage of 20,000 miles, while rear tyres should be around 40,000. Although, it should be noted that this depe... Read More

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

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