• How to Stop Car Windows from Fogging up in the Winter

    With the cold weather that winter brings, it is not uncommon to be late in the final months of the year due to your car fogging up. Not only is a misty windscreen inconvenient, it is illegal to drive with obscured vision, so not sorting your windscreen out properly in the morning could lead to points on your licence as well as making you a danger to other road users. We know how inconvenient and t . . .

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    Posted on: 18/12/2020

  • How good are winter tyres on ice?

    Winter tyres are designed to withstand the elements associated with the colder seasons, such as snow and ice-covered surfaces. They do this by offering more traction and grip in cold conditions with a softer compound, deeper grooves and narrow cuts (sipes) built into the tread pattern. The combination of these features on a tyre help to disperse water and snow, allowing the rubber to move around - . . .

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    Posted on: 16/11/2020

  • What does a full car service include?

    What is a full car service? A full car service is a more comprehensive version of an interim service, which includes more checks and additional components. It’s suggested you need to book in for a full car service every 12,000 miles, or every 12 months – whichever is sooner. Learn more about how often you should service your car from our detailed guide. Here at Setyres, we . . .

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    Posted on: 07/10/2020

  • How does car air con work in a car?

    Typically, car air conditioning works the same in all vehicles - the air conditioning system runs on a high-pressure gas called refrigerant. Regardless of what make or model your vehicle is, the air conditioning system will use the same components and parts in order to work efficiently. Air conditioning system parts Compressor: this feature compresses the refrigerant into a fluid, which means t . . .

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    Posted on: 09/09/2020

  • Does air con use petrol?

    The short answer is yes - air con does in fact increase your fuel consumption and use more petrol. Research suggests that by using your air conditioning in your vehicle, you can increase your fuel consumption by around 8-10%. However, it's important to note that driving with your windows open can also reduce your fuel efficiency. Having the windows open while driving, especially at high speeds, . . .

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    Posted on: 28/08/2020

  • Can you use winter tyres in summer?

    Typically, it is not recommended to use winter tyres in the summer. Winter tyres have a different design to summer tyres - they are maximised for optimum performance in the cold temperatures of winter. As both winter tyres and summer tyres are built specifically to tackle the elements of their specific season, using a tyre in the wrong season could lead to problems on the road. WHAT'S THE DIFFERE . . .

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    Posted on: 13/07/2020