• Bad Driving Habits to Break this New Year!

    We all have bad driving habits that we may have picked up over the years! Take a look at our list to see which bad habits you may be guilty of and how you can try to break them! Illegally Parking Double yellow lines, no parking zones, disabled spaces – how many times have you parked in an area you knew that you shouldn’t? Ignoring restrictions on parking spaces can leave you with fines o . . .

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    Posted on: 06/02/2018

  • Tyre of the Month January: ContiWinterContact TS 830

    We have chosen the exceptional ContiWinterContact TS 830 as our tyre of the month this January thanks to its outstanding braking performance and optimal gripping capabilities. Ideal for compact and mid-sized cars, the ContiWinterContact TS 830 is an excellent choice for staying safe on the roads this winter. The ContiWinterContact TS 830 has been rated ‘Highly Recommended’ by leading German . . .

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    Posted on: 15/01/2018

  • Winter Checklist

    Winter can be a challenging time of year for drivers due to slippery roads, limited visibility and unpredictable conditions. As winter weather can also be hard on vehicles, it is the most common time for motorists to suffer a breakdown. To make sure that you are prepared for all eventualities, Setyres would recommend keeping the following items with you in your vehicle. Ice Scraper It is i . . .

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    Posted on: 21/12/2017

  • Tyre of the Month December: Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 Evo

    Winter conditions can be daunting on the road so here at Setyres, this December we have chosen the superior Bridgestone Blizzak LM-80 as our tyre of the month. Designed for 4x4 vehicles, this tyre delivers precise steering on ice, snow and slush covered roads as well as balanced handling in dry conditions. Named ‘Very Recommendable’ by Auto Bild, Germany’s leading automotive publication, . . .

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    Posted on: 13/12/2017

  • Winter Driving Advice

    Never underestimate the dangers of driving in winter – snow, ice and water can all be hazardous and cold conditions can affect your vehicle. Stay safe on the road by following our simple tips! Check Your Tyres If you haven’t already, now is the time to make the switch to winter tyres! While not a legal requirement in the UK, winter tyres are specially designed to stay supple when temperatu . . .

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    Posted on: 01/12/2017

  • Tyre of the Month November: Dunlop SP WinterSport M3

    We have chosen the Dunlop SP Wintersport M3 as our tyre of the month this November, thanks to its excellent traction on winter surfaces and high levels of safety when temperatures drop. This tyre offers a premium performance and is also available as a RunOnFlat. Enhanced Traction in Snow Constructed with high density sipes on the tyre tread, the Dunlop SP WinterSport M3 works to bite t . . .

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    Posted on: 06/11/2017

  • Demisting Your Windscreen in Winter

    Your car windscreen is more likely to mist up in winter as water vapour is created when your body heat interacts with the cold air inside the vehicle, increasing the amount of moisture in the air. This causes condensation which can sit on your windscreen and windows, obstructing your view. It is important that you clear your windscreen before setting off on any journeys. Take a look at our help . . .

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    Posted on: 01/11/2017

  • Tyre of the Month October 2017: Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 2

    This October, we have named the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 2 as our tyre of the month. Delivering excellent handling and high levels of safety in cold conditions, this tyre is a superior choice as temperatures begin to drop. Enhanced Aquaplaning Resistance Designed with an optimised tread pattern featuring hydrodynamic grooves, the Goodyear UltraGrip Performance 2 works to rapidly . . .

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    Posted on: 21/10/2017

  • Driving in Wet Conditions

    Wet conditions make roads slippery, reduce your visibility and decrease your gripping capabilities, so no wonder many motorists find the prospect of rain daunting! When rain strikes, it is important that you modify your driving style to keep yourself and passengers safe. Take a look at our helpful advice and make sure you are driving as safely as possible in wet weather conditions. . . .

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    Posted on: 16/10/2017

  • Tyre Safety Month 2017: Check Your Tyre Pressure

    October is Tyre Safety Month and this year organisers TyreSafe are focusing on the importance of checking your tyre pressures every three weeks and before any long journeys you undertake. Why is Tyre Pressure Important? Tyre pressure affects your handling, grip and braking distance so it is vital for your tyre safety. When tyres are under inflated the part of the tyre intended to touch t . . .

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    Posted on: 01/10/2017

  • Tyre of the Month September 2017: Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50

    This September we have chosen the superior Yokohama BluEarth-A AE-50 as our tyre of the month. This tyre provides exceptional gripping capabilities in wet conditions and reliable handling, resulting in a safe and comfortable driving experience. Superior Wet Performance Designed with specialist grooves that are optimally shaped like lightning bolts in varying sizes, this tyre works to evacu . . .

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    Posted on: 21/09/2017

  • Tyre of the Month August 2017: Uniroyal RainExpert 3

    August can unfortunately often bring wet conditions, so we have chosen the Uniroyal RainExpert 3 as our tyre of the month. Famous for inventing the rain tyre, Uniroyal are known for their dedication to wet weather safety and the RainExpert 3 provides high levels of performance when conditions are wet. Superior Grip Designed with an asymmetric tread pattern and a specially developed tread c . . .

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    Posted on: 23/08/2017

  • European Driving Laws

    Many European countries have different laws to those in the UK and driving can be a challenge if you aren’t aware of them! Before heading abroad make sure that you are aware of important factors including which side of the road you should be driving on, whether speed signs are displayed in kilometres or miles and all road laws. As a starting point, here are some laws that you should be aware o . . .

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    Posted on: 15/08/2017

  • Tyre of the Month July 2017: Pirelli P Zero Nero GT

    Due to its excellent handling capabilities and sporty performance, we have chosen the Pirelli P Zero Nero GT as our July tyre of the month. This ultra-high performance tyre provides safety in wet and dry conditions without sacrificing the sports feel, making it an ideal choice for dynamic drivers. Superior Handling Capabilities Designed with an asymmetric tread pattern featuring wide continu . . .

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    Posted on: 24/07/2017

  • Tyre of the Month June 2017: Michelin Pilot Super Sport

    This June we have chosen the superior Michelin Pilot Super Sport as our tyre of the month. Providing exceptional safety in wet conditions and superior dry handling capabilities, this tyre is ideal for unpredictable summer weather conditions. Excellent Gripping Capabilities Constructed with a specialist variable contact patch, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport provides optimal grip to the surfac . . .

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    Posted on: 15/06/2017

  • Prepare Your Car For Summer

    Did you know that hot weather and long summer journeys can put additional strain on your car and its components? Make sure your vehicle doesn’t let you down by undertaking these simple checks first! Essential Post Winter Vehicle Checks To ensure that winter didn’t leave any lasting damage to your vehicle you should inspect the interior and exterior of your vehicle for any warning signs. . . .

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    Posted on: 26/05/2017

  • Tyre of the Month May 2017: Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002

    As summer is just around the corner, we’ve chosen the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002 as our tyre of the month this May. Providing pure sport performance and excellent gripping capabilities, the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002 is an ideal choice for dynamic drivers. Sporty Handling Constructed with a solid contact centre rib design, the Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002 provide . . .

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    Posted on: 15/05/2017

  • What Does Brexit Mean for the EU Tyre Label?

    The EU Tyre Label was introduced in November 2012 and this made it a requirement for new tyres to carry a label which rated tyres on their fuel efficiency, wet grip capabilities and noise levels. On the EU Tyre Label, tyres are awarded a grade from A-G, enabling consumers to make an informed choice when purchasing new tyres. As the EU Tyre Label is a necessity under European legislation, there . . .

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    Posted on: 28/04/2017

  • Tyre of the Month April 2017: Hankook Ventus V12 Evo

    For April we have chosen superior high performance tyre Hankook Ventus V12 Evo as our tyre of the month. The Hankook Ventus V12 Evo provides enhanced levels of traction on wet surfaces and exceptional wet and dry handling, making it an ideal tyre choice for unpredictable spring weather. Superior Wet Weather Performance Designed with a high grip silica compound, the Hankook Ventus V12 Evo p . . .

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    Posted on: 27/04/2017

  • Road trip this Spring?

    Spring has finally arrived and with May bank Holidays and fine weather approaching, so now is as good a time as ever to hit the road for a well deserved break. But before you pack up the car and set off, take a look at our helpful hints on travelling safely in your car this Spring...   First things first: Tyres Tyre Pressure – The tyre pressure for your car will vary depending on the load. Mak . . .

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    Posted on: 26/04/2017

  • Is your car ready for the Easter break?

    Spring is getting ever closer now as we near the end of March. With the Easter break approaching fast we all look forward to the first bank holiday weekend of the year when we can finally get away for a few days. Now is as good a time as ever to hit the road for a well deserved break. But before you pack up the car and set off, take a look at our helpful hints on travelling safely in your car this . . .

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    Posted on: 29/03/2017

  • How to Maintain the Value of Your Car

    Whether you plan to sell your car in the future, or simply want to keep it in the best condition possible, you should undertake some small tasks to ensure that you maintain its value. Keep it Clean Frequently cleaning your car is an easy task which can be undertaken at home and it can help you to maintain your car’s value. Cleaning your vehicle will help you to remove any dirt and debris w . . .

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    Posted on: 28/03/2017

  • Tyre of the Month March 2017: ContiEcoContact 5

    This March we have chosen the superior ContiEcoContact 5 as our tyre of the month. The latest tyre in Continental’s fuel efficient tyre range, the ContiEcoContact 5 provides high levels of driving safety with reduced rolling resistance for lower fuel consumption. High Braking Safety The ContiEcoContact 5 has been designed with optimised tread edges and special additives which work together . . .

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    Posted on: 15/03/2017

  • Reduce Your Fuel Consumption

    Enjoy fewer trips to the fuel pump with these helpful tips from Setyres to reduce your fuel consumption! Vehicle Maintenance The condition of your vehicle has an impact on the amount of fuel that you use. Your car has to work harder if components are not performing optimally, excess fuel being used to help power it, so if you want to keep your vehicle healthy and fuel costs down, you should . . .

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    Posted on: 03/03/2017

  • Prepare for your next MOT Test

    March is the most common month for MOT tests – but the bad news is around 40% of vehicles fail their MOT first time around! All vehicles over 3 years old require an MOT test annually and if you are caught driving without a valid MOT certificate you could be fined up to £1,000 and your car insurance might be invalid. Don’t take the risk – book your next MOT test at Setyres and make sure th . . .

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    Posted on: 01/03/2017

  • Tyre of the Month February 2017: Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2

    February often brings wet conditions and so here at Setyres we have chosen one of the best all season tyres currently on the market as our tyre of the month. The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 is adept at coping in wet conditions and it provides excellent performance all year round. Excellent All Year Performance The Goodyear Vector 4Seasons Gen-2 has been specially constructed to provide su . . .

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    Posted on: 20/02/2017

  • Tyre of the Month January 2017: Firestone Winterhawk 3

    This January, we have named superior winter tyre, the Firestone Winterhawk 3, as our tyre of the month. Adept at handling difficult winter weather conditions such as snow, ice and rain, the Firestone Winterhawk 3 is an innovative tyre designed to resist aquaplaning and provide enhanced gripping capabilities. Excellent Traction Due to its innovative tread design featuring a large number of la . . .

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    Posted on: 12/01/2017

  • Winter Battery Care

    Winter conditions put a great deal of strain on your battery and failing car batteries are the biggest cause of winter breakdowns. Low temperatures can affect a battery’s ability to accept charge and so recharging a battery can take a long time, sometimes longer than the journeys we use them for! In addition, car batteries have to keep up with much higher levels of demand as drivers require hea . . .

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    Posted on: 07/12/2016

  • Tyre of the Month December 2016: Pirelli SnowControl Serie 3

    This December, Setyres have named the Pirelli SnowControl Serie 3 as our tyre of the month thanks to its superior levels of traction on winter surfaces and excellent wet weather performance. Ideal for urban drivers, the Pirelli SnowControl Serie 3 delivers a reliable and comfortable ride in all winter conditions. Superb Traction Built with an optimised tread design, the Pirelli SnowContr . . .

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    Posted on: 01/12/2016

  • All Season Tyres or Winter Tyres?

    Setyres strongly recommends fitting winter or all season tyres to your vehicle when temperatures drop below an average of 7°c. Summer tyres are designed to provide high levels of performance in warm conditions, but when temperatures drop they tend to stiffen, resulting in significantly reduced gripping capabilities. Winter and all season tyres are created with this in mind and so provide much . . .

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    Posted on: 24/11/2016

  • Tyre of the Month November 2016: Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D

    As winter draws closer, we have chosen the superior Dunlop SP WinterSport 4D as our November tyre of the month. Designed for high performance cars, the Dunlop WinterSport 4D provides superb handling and exceptional gripping capabilities when temperatures begin to drop. Exceptional Performance on Winter Surfaces Constructed with a unique tread pattern design and innovative high grip materials . . .

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    Posted on: 21/11/2016

  • Tyre of the Month October 2016: Uniroyal RainSport 3

    October can be a wet month, so we have chosen the superior RainSport 3 from Uniroyal, inventors of the rain tyre, as our tyre of the month. Winner of the prestigious product design award from reddot in 2014, the Uniroyal RainSport 3 is an innovative tyre which provides a superior performance in all wet conditions. Aquaplaning Resistance The Uniroyal RainSport 3 has been designed with a unique . . .

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    Posted on: 19/10/2016

  • 10 Tyre Checks to Keep you Safe this Tyre Safety Month

    Make sure your tyres are legal and safe this Tyre Safety Month with our top 10 checks. 1. Tyre Tread Depth Tyre tread is the patterned rubber which covers your tyre and over time, it will begin to wear away. A tyre will start its life with roughly 8mm of tread and are deemed illegal once they reach 1.6mm. If you are caught driving on tyres that do not meet this legal requirement you could face . . .

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    Posted on: 14/10/2016

  • Will your Tyres Fail your MOT?

    September is one of the busiest months for MOTs, but unfortunately a large number of vehicles fail the MOT first time around. According to the DVSA, in 2014/5, 10% of MOT fails were due to tyres and as one of the easiest parts of your vehicle to check and replace, this is an MOT fail that could be avoided! Take a look at our helpful tips and make sure that your tyres don’t cause you to fail your . . .

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    Posted on: 21/09/2016

  • Tyre of the Month September 2016: Hankook Kinergy 4S (H740)

    September weather conditions are unpredictable and varying, we could have high temperatures, flooding or the first signs of frost. Due to this, we have chosen the reliable all season Kinergy 4S (H740) from Hankook as our tyre of the month. All Season Performance Developed with a specialist tread featuring two different sipe patterns, the Hankook Kinergy 4S (H740) provides traction and performa . . .

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    Posted on: 16/09/2016

  • Tyre of the Month August 2016: Bridgestone Ecopia EP150

    This August, we have chosen the Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 as our tyre of the month. Providing high levels of fuel efficiency and great traction and handling in wet conditions, the Bridgestone Ecopia EP150 is a superior tyre choice and has earnt recommendations from ADAC, the largest automobile club in Europe. Efficient and Eco Friendly As part of Bridgestone’s Ecopia range, the EP150 offers . . .

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    Posted on: 15/08/2016

  • Why Service Your Car at Brighton & Hove?

    Regular car servicing is crucial when it comes to keeping your vehicle and passengers safe on the road! Find out what gets checked during a car service at Setyres Brighton & Hove and learn what it means for your vehicle! Keep Your Engine Healthy During a full car service at Setyres Brighton & Hove, we will check that your engine is in good condition and all your engine fluids are filled to a s . . .

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    Posted on: 12/08/2016

  • When Do I Need an Air Con Top-Up

    During summer, many of us rely on our air conditioning systems to keep us cool whilst driving. Without air conditioning, driving in cars on hot days can be unbearable, so it is important to make sure that you are confident your air conditioning is working effectively and won’t let you down on the road! Air Conditioning is Only Effective for Two Years The refrigerant gas used in air condition . . .

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    Posted on: 20/07/2016

  • Tyre of the Month July 2016: Michelin Pilot Sport 4

    Launched earlier this year, the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is a high performance summer tyre that adapts continuously to the surface of the road to offer excellent grip and short braking distances. As part of Michelin’s high performance Pilot Sport range, this tyre benefits from co-operation with emblematic manufacturers including BMW, Audi and Porsche. Excellent Gripping Capabilities Constructe . . .

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    Posted on: 15/07/2016

  • Driving Abroad

    Creating your own itinerary and hiring a car is one of the best ways to explore a foreign country, however, it’s easy to forget that other countries use different traffic symbols, have different driving laws and more than likely drive on the other side of the road! Setyres have created this useful checklist of all the things you should research and bear in mind before driving abroad this summer . . .

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    Posted on: 06/07/2016

  • Tyre of the Month June - Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

    We’ve chosen the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 as our tyre of the month this June. Offering shorter braking distances and superior levels of grip, the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is a superior choice for high powered cars and dynamic drivers. Recently chosen to be the factory-fitted tyre for the new Mercedes-Benz CLS, this tyre is a firm favourite in the automotive industry. Super . . .

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    Posted on: 15/06/2016

  • Tyre of the Month May - ContiPremiumContact 5

    As summer is just around the corner, we have chosen the superior summer tyre ContiPremiumContact 5 as our tyre of the month this May. Ideal for mid-sized passenger cars, the ContiPremiumContact 5 offers high levels of performance and optimum safety on the road. Short Braking Distances Constructed with superior 3D edges, the ContiPremiumContact 5 offers better grip and shorter braking distanc . . .

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    Posted on: 13/05/2016

  • Common Exhaust Problems and How to Spot them

    What Does My Exhaust Do? The exhaust system is located from the engine all the way to the exhaust pipe and is made up of a series of different components. The exhaust system has four main jobs: Directing away all noxious exhaust fumes Controlling noise pollution Reducing toxic chemicals in the fumes to reduce emissions Improve fuel consumption How Can I Tell if Something is . . .

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    Posted on: 10/05/2016

  • Tyre of the Month April 2016 - Yokohama A539

    April is generally known as a month which brings unpredictable weather. For this reason, here at Setyres, we have chosen a tyre that excels in both wet and dry conditions without compromising: the Yokohama A539. Building on the high performance of predecessor Yokohama A520, the A539 is a superior tyre which offers superb traction and an excellent braking performance. Excellent Gripping Capabili . . .

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    Posted on: 21/04/2016

  • What do the lights on your dashboard mean?

    Most modern cars are filled with electronic sensors and gadgets which have been designed to make driving and car maintenance easier. This means that, in many cases, the number of warning lights on your dashboard will have increased and not all of us know what they mean. Setyres have created a helpful guide to show you what the most important dashboard warning lights mean and what you should do if . . .

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    Posted on: 11/03/2016

  • Tyre of the Month February 2016 - Pirelli P Zero Rosso

    This February, Setyres have decided to name the Pirelli P Zero Rosso as our tyre of the month. Named after motor racing (‘rosso’ translates as ‘red’ from Italian which is the colour synonymous with motor sports), it is no surprise that this tyre is superior when it comes to sports performance and optimum precision. Designed for modern sports cars with electronic drive and stability control . . .

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    Posted on: 16/02/2016

  • New Year Driving Resolutions

    When it comes to driving, no matter how long you have been driving for, there is always room for improvement. As careful driving can improve your safety and help to prolong the life of your vehicle, why not make your New Year resolution to improve your driving skills. Unsure where to start? Take a look at our top ten tips we have compiled to help you to become a better driver. 1. Practice As wit . . .

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    Posted on: 01/02/2016

  • Tyre of the Month March 2016 - Dunlop StreetResponse 2

    We have chosen the StreetResponse 2 from Dunlop as our tyre of the month this March. This tyre is an ideal choice for city cars. Providing significant improvements in comparison to its predecessor, the Dunlop StreetResponse 2 is one of the best tyres currently on the market, offering a superior performance in wet conditions. Shorter Dry Braking Distances The Dunlop StreetResponse 2 offers in . . .

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    Posted on: 11/01/2016

  • Tyre of the Month January 2016 - Uniroyal RainExpert

    Statistically, January is usually one of the wettest months of the year, which is why Setyres have named the Uniroyal RainExpert as tyre of the month this January. As you could infer from its name, the Uniroyal RainExpert is adept at performing in wet conditions and promises that wet weather can no longer ruin your drive. With a history spanning thirty years, Uniroyal have developed a name as the . . .

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    Posted on: 04/01/2016

  • Christmas Driving

    Whilst we may not have to experience the freezing cold winter temperatures some countries face, our winter conditions still offer challenges when it comes to driving. To stay safe on the roads over the festive period, it is important to prepare your car and yourself for the difficult conditions that you may have to face. Before you set off In winter, it is important that you are prepared for wha . . .

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    Posted on: 24/12/2015

  • Tyre of the Month December 2015 - Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32

    As winter is just around the corner, Setyres have chosen the superior winter tyre Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 as tyre of the month this December. Delivering a reliable performance in tough conditions, the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-32 is easily one of the top winter tyres on the market. Bridgestone are one of the largest tyre manufacturers in the world today and this is thanks to their dedication to qu . . .

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    Posted on: 12/12/2015

  • Tyre of the Month November 2015 – Goodyear UltraGrip 8

    As winter is looming, we have decided to name the Goodyear UltraGrip 8 as our tyre of the month this November. This superior tyre delievers an outstanding winter performance and excels in tough conditions. Enhanced Handling Thanks to innovative Goodyear 3D BIS Technology, the UltraGrip 8 provides superior handling. This is because the optimised tyre shape allows more rubber to remain in cont . . .

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    Posted on: 02/11/2015

  • Tyre of the Month October 2015 – Continental SportContact 6

    Setyres have chosen the innovative, brand new SportContact 6 from Continental as tyre of the month this October. Following a successful launch, the SportContact 6 has rapidly gained industry recognition as a forerunner in the tyre market. Setyres have named it tyre of the month this October due to its breathtaking levels of performance and excellence in all categories. Labelled ‘ultra ultra hig . . .

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    Posted on: 28/10/2015

  • Tyre of the Month September 2015 - Michelin Energy Saver

    Setyres are pleased to announce the excellent Michelin Energy Saver as our tyre of the month this September. This tyre reduces running costs, is highly energy efficient and enables a shorter braking distance. Ideal for city cars, MPVs and saloon cars, the Michelin Energy Saver is a superior choice when it comes to summer tyres. Excellent Performance in Wet Conditions Due to an innovative tyre c . . .

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    Posted on: 25/09/2015

  • Roadside Breakdown Advice

    Breaking down on the road can leave you in a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. Here are our tips on what you should do if you are put in this position. Get Off the Road It is crucial that you get yourself and your vehicle off the road if you have broken down. On a motorway with a hard shoulder you should attempt to move to this area as soon as possible. The hard shoulder is for ser . . .

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    Posted on: 17/08/2015

  • Tyre of the Month August 2015 - Dunlop Sportmaxx RT

    We've chosen the Sportmaxx RT from Dunlop as our tyre of the month this August. This tyre offers a dynamic driving experience thanks to its exceptional motorsports grip and enhanced cornering control. Evo Magazine labelled the tyre 'very recommendable' following wins in their rolling resistance test and price category, proving that the Dunlop Sportmaxx RT is an all-round superior tyre. . . .

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    Posted on: 07/08/2015

  • Tyre of the Month July 2015 - Michelin Pilot Sport 3

    We’ve chosen the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 as our tyre of the month this July. This summer tyre is energy efficient and can offer remarkable tyre mileage, making it one of Michelin’s most economical tyres. Developed from experience gained from 15 consecutive Le Mans 24 Hour victories, the Pilot Sport 3 is a superior tyre for sport-oriented and high-powered vehicles. Optimum Handling The M . . .

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    Posted on: 16/07/2015

  • Tyre of the Month June 2015 Pirelli Cinturato P7

    As we are finally getting in to the swing of summer, we have decided to name the ultimate summer tyre as our tyre choice for June. The Pirelli Cinturato P7 is a superior high performance tyre for medium to high powered cars. Excellent Handling This tyre offers a relaxed and comfortable driving experience thanks to its optimised tread design with specific pitch sequence. This innovative tread . . .

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    Posted on: 07/07/2015

  • What do your tyre sidewall markings mean?

    All of the important information that you need to know about your tyre is printed on the sidewall, but do you know how to read it? Setyres have put together a helpful guide to help you to understand what all the numbers and symbols on your tyres mean. Tyre Brand The tyre manufacturer is easily identifiable on the sidewall. Tyre Size The size of a tyre is clearly printed on the sidewall . . .

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    Posted on: 06/07/2015

  • Long Journeys, High Temperatures – Warm weather driving advice from Setyres Heathfield

    With another bank holiday weekend just around the corner and the warmer temperatures encouraging drivers onto those already busy holiday routes – the height of Spring brings about extra demands on cars and drivers alike. Our staff at Setyres Heathfield, have put together some expert advice on warm weather driving. With a little planning and preparation you should be able to reduce the risk of a . . .

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    Posted on: 19/05/2015

  • Tyre of the month May 2015 Goodyear Efficient Grip

    We've chosen the Efficient Grip from Goodyear as our tyre of the month this May. This summer tyre is marketed by Goodyear as a fuel-saving tyre that keeps performing for longer. Winner of the Auto Express Best Buy 2012 award, the publication describes it as "A good all-rounder that proved a star performer in the wet." - Auto Express Magazine, 2012. Fuel-saving and environmentally friendly The E . . .

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    Posted on: 06/05/2015

  • Tyre of the Month April 2015 Continental Eco Contact 5

    We’ve chosen the excellent Continental EcoContact 5 for our tyre of the month this April. With the sun now regularly showing its face and the temperatures climbing, now’s the time to ditch the winter tyres and fit a set of standard or summer tyres to your car. The ContiEcoContact 5 combines short braking distances with low rolling resistance, which in the past has always been considered extre . . .

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    Posted on: 13/04/2015

  • The Importance of Wheel Alignment

    Many motorists overlook the importance of their wheel alignment, focusing more on the condition of their tyres. But did you know how much of an effect poor wheel alignment can have on your tyres? The purpose of wheel alignment is to ensure your car drives in a true straight line. If wheel alignment is off, tyre life is shortened due to irregular wear. Car and mileage performance also decreases as . . .

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    Posted on: 28/02/2015

  • Secrets to passing you MOT Test...

    March is one of the most common months for MOT tests, but the bad news is that around 40% of cars fail their MOT test first time round.* However nearly half of all MOT failures could be avoided with a few simple checks that can be done at home, before taking your car to be tested. Take a look at the list below and discover the secrets to giving your car the best chance of passing first time. Che . . .

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    Posted on: 24/02/2015

  • Tyre Checks - Advice from Henfield

    We all know how important it is to check our tyre pressure regularly and also check that our tyre tread is adequate and legal, but a lot of us tend to overlook the rest of the tyre! The team at Setyres Henfield have offered some super helpful advice to help us all identify inconsistencies and important damage to our tyres, that we might have otherwise overlooked. What should I look out for?    I . . .

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    Posted on: 14/01/2015

  • Driving home for Christmas with Setyres Brighton & Hove

    If you are one of the thousands of Britons that travel across the length and breadth of the UK to visit family, or travel home for Christmas, the team at Setyres Hove have created a Christmas car checklist just for you. With the number of breakdowns in winter nearly double of those that occur in the summer months, a few simple vehicle checks can help you reach your final destination in time for C . . .

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    Posted on: 23/12/2014

  • Winter Time Driving

    December is finally here and it’s only a matter of time now before the frost really sets in and snow blankets the UK. Which is all very well for those of us that can stay tucked up inside, but how confident are you when it comes to venturing out in the car in such unpredictable conditions? We’ve put together a few tips to help you tackle the treacherous elements this winter... Driving . . .

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    Posted on: 09/12/2014

  • Keep Clear and Carry On...

    With the cold mornings creeping up on us, it won’t be long before we’re waking up to completely frozen cars. We might not get much in the way of severe snow here in the UK, but we definitely get our fair share of frost – freezing and misting up our windscreens. It might be tempting to make a move as quickly as possible on cold mornings and hope your visibility increases as you . . .

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    Posted on: 14/11/2014

  • Wonderful Winter Advice from Setyres Sidcup!

    In case you hadn’t noticed the dark nights are well and truly upon us and Christmas is now just around the corner. With temperatures set to plummet in coming weeks now’s the time to give your car some extra TLC and get it prepped for the harsh winter months. Visit Setyres Sidcup for the TLC your car needs this winter. They’ve even offered some wonderful winter advice...   . . .

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    Posted on: 05/11/2014

  • How to prepare your car for winter

    Coping with the cold - how to prepare your car for Winter Whilst we don’t experience winters as severe as our European counterparts, changes in the temperature and weather conditions can affect all aspects of our vehicles. It can be hard to predict the severity of a British winter, but whether we have 3 months of snow or a few frosts; your vehicle needs to be prepared for the drop in temper . . .

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    Posted on: 23/10/2014

  • Top Five Tips to Check Your Tyres Are Safe & Legal

    You should check the condition of your tyres on a regular basis. This is not only to ensure the safety of the vehicle but to also make sure your tyres are legal and you are fully insured. So what are the top five tips to follow when you are checking your tyres?   1. Tread depth – the legal minimum tread depth in the UK is 1.6mm but ideally you should change you tyres well before they re . . .

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    Posted on: 01/10/2014

  • Tyre Safety from Tonbridge

    With the inevitable end of summer 2014 approaching, September is bringing us some much cooler mornings and darker nights. Before long winter will be upon us – so the staff at our newest branch in Tonbridge, Kent, have been busy preparing for the effects of the cooler weather on our driving skills, cars and just as importantly the roads we use! Despite the cool mornings, the recent early Sep . . .

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    Posted on: 18/09/2014

  • Don't Drive Harder - Drive Smarter!

    The annual cost of driving can easily run into the 1000’s. MOT, insurance, breakdown cover, parking, fuel and repairs... the list could go on...BUT! There are numerous ways of saving money with your car and reducing that pinch on your pocket. We’ve collated some of the easiest hints and tips to consider as a car owner to help you out.    Don’t drive like Lewis Hamilt . . .

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    Posted on: 29/08/2014

  • Tyre checks at the Holmbush Centre

    The condition and safety of our tyres is something many of us forget to check on a regular basis. Tyre safety and maintenance is essential and can be very simple - especially when it’s carried out by our Setyres trained tyre fitters. On Tuesday 26th August, Wednesday 3rd September, Tuesday 23rd September** and Tuesday 30th September; Setyres will be at the Holmbush Centre in Shore . . .

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    Posted on: 26/08/2014

  • Brand new branch at Tonbridge

    Setyres are proud to announce the opening of our brand new branch in Tonbridge, Kent.  Manager Peter Woodcock proudly opened his new Fast Fit Centre on the highly accessible Quaryhill Road earlier this week. This new addition brings the total number of Setyres branches available in the South East region to 20!    Setyres Tonbridge offers a whole host of services for all your moto . . .

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    Posted on: 31/07/2014

  • Say hello to the team at Setyres Uckfield

    You may have driven past the Bellbrook Industrial Estate, but did you know it was home to the Setyres Uckfield branch? Open Monday to Friday, 8am until 5pm and Saturdays from 8.30am - 1pm. We are ideally located for surrounding areas such as Shortbridge, Ridgewood and Coopers Green. Branch manager Andy alongside his friendly and knowledgeable team, will be more than happy to help with all your . . .

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    Posted on: 21/07/2014

  • Car Checks at home

    The most important thing you can do to reduce the risk of breakdown is to get your car serviced to the manufacturers schedule and specification, but you don’t have to be a car mechanic to keep up regular maintenance on your car at home to reduce the risk of a breakdown.  Feel safer when you’re out an about with the knowledge that you have familiarised yourself with your vehicle an . . .

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    Posted on: 04/07/2014

  • What is EU Tyre Labelling and why does it matter?

    Tyre labelling regulations were introduced by the EU in November 2012, but do you know what the labels mean and how they can benefit you as a driver? Not all drivers understand exactly what goes on under the bonnet, so why should it be assumed all drivers know what they want or need from a tyre? After all, the tyre is the only part of the car that sits between your car and a potentially very fast . . .

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    Posted on: 23/06/2014

  • How to change a wheel! Do you know?

    Knowing how to change a tyre is something all motorists should learn, like changing the oil, or inflating your tyres. Even if you’ve never done it, or don’t intend to; knowing the facts and the process could help you, or someone you’re with out of a very sticky situation one day.  Familiarise yourself with our simple helpful spare tyre guide below... Stay Safe Noticing a . . .

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    Posted on: 10/06/2014

  • Part Worn Tyre Warning!

    A rising number of cash strapped UK motorists are opting to buy part worn tyres as oppose to buying new tyres. Due to their lower price being a little easier on the pocket, the number of part worn tyres sold in the UK is soaring rapidly. However, it has been revealed by recent studies that this is resulting in many motorists driving with dangerous and unsafe tyres. Will you save money? Before hi . . .

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    Posted on: 15/05/2014

  • Same Branch - New Location BRAINTREE

    You might have noticed our Braintree branch is missing from its home on Broomshill Industrial Estate, but don’t fret, we’ve simply moved to a brand new location on Driberg Way, Braintree. You’ll still have the same expert service from our existing Braintree branch staff, with the added benefit of brand new facilities helping us to serve you and your vehicle to the highest stan . . .

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    Posted on: 18/03/2014

  • March - Most popular MOT month

    According to a recent survey by leading high street MOT providers, March is the most popular month for getting your car through its MOT. Government figures show that MOT failures are increasing year on year; but understanding what checks will be made and how your car is tested, might  help you prepare and increase the chances of your vehicle passing, whenever your test is due. What is the MO . . .

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    Posted on: 11/03/2014

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