February 22, 2019

Auto repair, car servicing, Cars, Car accessories

Where is the best place to buy tyres from?

Tyres are something that almost all motorists will have to replace during their ownership of a vehicle. For the average driver, tyres will often need replacing every year or so depending on how much you drive and your driving style. When looking to buy tyres you have a number of options such as part worn […]


Understanding tyres

Buying tyres can feel like a bit of a mine filed. You have three different ranges of tyres from budget to top end and also part worns to consider. Each tyre is often given three different ratings; one for road noise, one for fuel efficiency and another for wet grip. These are usually labelled in […]


Benefits to alloy wheels

Alloy wheels are often used on vehicles to improve the look and styling of them. Most sporty cars have alloy wheels as standard and other cars often have an option to upgrade to alloys at the time it is being built in the factory. Although Alloy wheels are often used for physical appearance there are […]


Part worn tyre tips

Buying cars for your car or van can be expensive, especially if you have to replace all four at the same time. With tyres, it is not always economical to buy the cheapest tyres as they often will not last very long and you may find that you have to end up replacing them after […]


Upgrading your alloys

Alloy wheels come standard on many cars now, but not always and if you have an older car it may have plastic wheel trims instead. Some people do not like having alloy wheels on their car as they understand that they are costly to replace should one get damaged and are happy with wheel trims. […]


Run-flat tyres

There are a number of different tyres available at the moment all varying in quality and price but a recent addition to the tyre world which is become more and more popular is the run-flat tyres. These tyres are designed to still be able to run for a short distance even with a puncture, usually […]


Tyres – Cracking the code

You may think the codes on your tyres are only of interest to the person changing your tyres but you’d be wrong. There are a few bits of information that you should be aware of, particularly if you’re buying a second hand car or rotating your tyres yourself. The main code on the sidewall (e.g. […]


Uneven tyre wear

Keeping an eye on the way your tyres are wearing can alert you to hidden problems, so make regular checks on all sides of the tyre. Minor uneven wear can be avoided through tyre rotation, so do this every 6,000m miles/ 6 months. Over or under inflation will cause uneven wear on either the centre […]


Checking Wheel Bolts

The wheel bolts or Lugs, keep your wheels attached to your car and suitable for driving. Without these being tight you could have a catastrophic accident so you should take extra care to make sure they are secure. When placing them on when you are tightening them you should first make sure they sit nicely. […]

Cars , Tyres

Advantages of buying part worn tyres

Part-worn tyres are tyres that have been used before but still have a certain amount of tread left on them. Many drivers in the UK are opting to buy part worn’s as opposed to new tyres, saving themselves hundreds of pounds each year. The reduction in cost often means that drivers can afford to put […]