• How long do tyres last?

    The average car tyre lifespan ranges between 3-10 years, provided that there are no unforeseen circumstances and you drive safely. As a rule of thumb, you can assume that your front tyres will last for a minimum of 20,000 miles, while the back tyres tend to last a minimum of 40,000 miles. A tyre may need replacing because of a puncture or, more likely, it could be worn down due to natural tyre we . . .

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    Posted on: 20/04/2021

  • Ultimate Guide to MOT Certificates

    As a car owner, every year you are legally obliged to have an annual MOT test to ensure that your car is in good health and not a danger to yourself or other road users. If your vehicle passes this test, you will receive an MOT certificate. Our guide on everything you need to know about MOT certificates will help you to understand this important document. What is an MOT certificate? Before we . . .

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    Posted on: 18/02/2021

  • Can you drive a car with broken suspension?

    In simple terms, no - you shouldn't drive a vehicle with broken suspension. When a car's suspension breaks, there are multiple components that could be causing the problem - such as a broken coil spring or a broken shock absorber. However, regardless of what is broken with the car's suspension, you should not drive the vehicle. This is because, if your vehicle is experiencing a damaged or collaps . . .

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    Posted on: 12/02/2021

  • What are anti-lock brakes?

    In the cold weather, on particularly wet days or in emergencies, we might need to slam on the brakes with not much warning. In these situations, your vehicle's wheels may lock up - causing you to lose traction and control. In some cases, this may even cause your vehicle to spin. An anti-lock brake system (ABS) prevents your wheels from locking, allowing you to keep the control necessary to avoid . . .

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    Posted on: 18/01/2021

  • 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