Tyre guides

Tyres are pretty important - so understanding them is pretty important too. Here you’ll find handy hints and tips that that’ll keep your circular friends turning.

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Tyres. The Basics. What you need to know

Your tyres connect you to the road, so making sure you have the right tyre for your needs is essential to ensuring you can enjoy safe and happy motoring.Understanding Your Tyre Size.Every tyre has markings on its sidewall to help you to identify, purchase and correctly maintain your vehicle's tyres.

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TPMS - Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System or TPMS system is designed to monitor the air pressure inside your tyres. It's real-time tyre pressure information to the driver either via a gauge, a pictogram display or a warning light depending on the system fitted.TPMS can be divided into two different types - direct and indirect.

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Winter Tyres. What You Need to Know

Your tyres connect you to the road, so making sure you have the right tyre for your needs is essential to ensure you can enjoy safe and happy motoring. But as the colder months approach, you also need to consider whether your tyres are appropriate for the changing road conditions the Winter weather throws at you.

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Car and 4X4 Tyres. Always Check the Label

Never underestimate the importance of reading labels. Not only are they there to help prevent unfortunate laundry mishaps, culinary catastrophes and fashion faux pas, labels are an invaluable tool in helping you make an informed decision. Hardly surprising then, that a new EU tyre label is being introduced in 2012 to help you make an informed decision when buying tyres.

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Part-Worn Tyres Might Be Cheap, but at What Cost?

As your local tyre experts we understand tyres inside and out. It's why we feel it necessary to bring you up to speed about the possible hazards of fitting second hand tyres (more commonly known as part- worn tyres) from an unreliable source.The first misconception is that they're simply 'worn' and that everything else is OK. The truth is that for a lot of part-worn tyres you never really know their past.

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Tyres. The Facts. Know more about your tyres.

Tyres. They're just circular, made of rubber with groves in them, aren't they? Well think again. Tyre manufacturing is an extremely technical and forward-thinking process and is becoming even more so as manufacturers look to push the boundaries of what can be achieved through new technologies, whether its improvements in fuel economy, handling, performance or safety.

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Tyre Safety. It's As Easy As 1, 2, 3

If you're driving on illegal tyres, then there are three key reasons why you should stop and take immediate action:One worn or defective tyre could cost you £2,500*Each tyre with a tread depth less than 1.

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Sidewall Markings

Tyre sidewall markings help vehicle users to identify, purchase and correctly maintain their tyres. Initially they were only used to help identify the tyre's make. Over the years, Government legislation has demanded safety markings be posted in order to help buyers know they are getting a legal tyre.

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Dentless repairs

The perfect finishWhether it's a car park knock or a reversing dent, over the years it can be hard to keep your vehicle looking flawless. We use trusted partners that use SMall Area Repair Techniques (SMART) to repair damaged bodywork, without the need for a full respray. A wide range of minor dents, dings and knocks can be repaired this way to return your vehicle to its original condition.

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Finding the right tyre

Tyre Advice from HiQWhat are asymmetric tyres?An asymmetric tyre has different tread patterns on its inner and outer sides, giving it a distinct performance advantage over a tyre with a symmetrical or directional tread.

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