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Our essential MOT Checklist

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You should view your approaching MOT as somewhat of an exam; if you don’t prepare, you might fail. But it doesn’t have to be a stressful event. Just a few simple checks could make the difference between an MOT- ready vehicle and a car that’s sure to fail. That’s why we’ve put together this essential … Continue reading

Road tyres vs. Slick tyres

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The design and style of a tyre can be hugely influential on how it performs and in what conditions. Road tyres, while fantastic for everyday usage, are not as suitable for competitive racing situations. Instead, special racing tyres, or ‘slick’ tyres, are more appropriate as they boast special features that make them excellent for high-speed … Continue reading

A Brief History of the Tyre

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Rubber tyres are arguably the most crucial part of any vehicle and are now used globally as key features of all vehicles. Their use is so widespread that it’s difficult to imagine a world without them, and yet their development has been a long time in the making, undergoing many changes and adaptations over the … Continue reading

Electric Cars: What are the effects on tyres?

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As the world becomes more and more preoccupied with climate change, consumers are looking towards alternative, and greener technologies to keep the planet healthy. It’s no secret that motor cars produce harmful emissions that contribute to the enhanced greenhouse effect. To combat this, electric cars have been developed which are a fresh, new concept and … Continue reading

Why Do I Need Wheel Alignment?

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Wheel alignment is very important to a vehicle, but for the uninitiated, it can be unclear as to why it’s so important. It can also be difficult to know when you need to have your tyres re-aligned, so we’re going to run through the important points to keep in mind when it comes to re-aligning … Continue reading

Top Driving Habits that Slowly Destroy Your Car

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We all have different habits when driving, whether you consider yourself a good or bad driver. However, certain habits that you may have been doing for years may actually be harming your vehicle, and this article is going to look at what they are and why they are harmful to your car.   Delaying maintenance … Continue reading

Types of Tyre Wear Patterns and Causes

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As they cover miles and miles of tarmac, gravel and dirt, the tyres on our vehicles will become worn and will eventually need to be replaced. However, there is no uniform way for our tyres to wear down – tyre wear takes on many patterns, and certain patterns can be symptoms of further problems, so … Continue reading

How tyres are manufactured

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Tyres are a vital component of any vehicle, but the importance of how tyres are manufactured is often overlooked. They are available in their millions in garages across the world, but where do they come from and what processes take place to make them so resilient? It is important to remember that there is no uniform … Continue reading

How to Diagnose a Clutch Problem

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  If your vehicle develops a fault, it can be difficult to recognise until it makes itself known, by which point it may be too late, and you could be faced with costly repairs, and lengthy periods off the road for your vehicle. If you are aware of the symptoms of a clutch problem, you … Continue reading

Are Driverless Cars Really Safer?

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  Innovations and advancements take place every year in every industry, but perhaps one of the most interesting areas of development is the automobile market, where manufacturers and designers are constantly searching for ways to improve our vehicles, making them safer, more fuel efficient, and easier to use, whilst keeping up with the technological advancements … Continue reading

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