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FAQs

As Northampton’s largest tyre & MOT centre and experts in car servicing we are often asked for professional advice by our customers. In this section we’ve put together the answers to the most frequently asked questions about tyres, servicing & MOT and wheel alignment. Simply select a relevant category or type your question in the search bar.

How to Correct a Slide on an Icy Road?

As the going gets icy this winter, with plummeting temperatures and busy holiday roads, you better be ready for the unique problem of sliding on…

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Category: Driving Tips

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Is it Illegal to Drive with Snow on Your Car?

It’s early in the morning, you’re late for work. Stood in front of your car you notice it’s covered in snow and ice. You could…

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Category: Driving Tips

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What to Do if Your Car is Stuck in Snow

Oh, the weather outside is frightful but that’s no reason to get your car stuck in snow. Before calling a tow, try our hints and…

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Category: Driving Tips

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What is the Difference Between Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing?

Wheel alignment and wheel balancing are not the same service or procedure. Both are important to the condition of your tyres in the long term.…

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Category: Wheel Alignment

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What are the Benefits of Wheel Alignment?

When you have your wheels aligned professionally, you can expect the following benefits: increased fuel efficiency, improvements to vehicle safety, a reduction in expensive repairs,…

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Category: Wheel Alignment

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Do you have to get wheel alignment with new tyres?

It is always strongly advised to have your wheels aligned, when new tyres are fitted. This is because the wheels are being removed from the…

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Category: Wheel Alignment

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What is Wheel Alignment? Why is it Important?

Wheel alignment, sometimes known as ‘tracking’, is an essential part of car maintenance that can only be performed by a professional mechanic with specialist equipment.…

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Category: Wheel Alignment

What is the Difference Between an Interim Service and a Full Service?

Regular servicing of your vehicle will ensure it runs perfectly for as long as possible. It’s also good for your wallet in the long term.…

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Category: Servicing & MOT

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What Happens if My Car Fails its MOT?

When your car fails its MOT, you will be issued a VT30 ‘Refusal of MOT Test Certificate’. This will have your car details on it,…

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Category: Servicing & MOT

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What is Included in MOT checklist?

An MOT is designed to ensure every car over 3 years old is roadworthy. Each component that is checked on your vehicle will either pass…

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Category: Servicing & MOT

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What is the Difference Between Summer and Winter Tyres?

Winter tyres are optimised to work best when outside temperatures are under 7°C. Unlike standard tyres, which are good all-rounders and work in a majority…

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Category: Tyres

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How do I find my tyre size?

On the sidewall of every tyre you will find tyre markings. This is a code written in a specific order that tells you the tyre…

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Category: Tyres

What is the Fine for Driving with Illegal Tyres?

If you drive with tyres that do not conform to the minimum legal standards, you could receive three penalty points on your licence and a…

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Category: Tyres

tyre pressure checks

What Should I do When Checking My Tyres?

The two main things you should check are tread depths and tyre pressure: Checking Tread Depths You should check the tread depths to ensure they…

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Category: Tyres

How often should I check my tyres?

You should check your tyres every two weeks, including your spare, and before any long journeys.

Category: Tyres

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What is MOT?

Every car, van and motorcycle over three years old must undergo a test to ensure it is safe to be on the road. An MOT…

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Category: Servicing & MOT

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How do I Check My Tyre Pressure?

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure is essential if you want to maximise the longevity of your tyres. If you do not maintain your tyres at…

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Category: Tyres

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What is the Minimum Legal Tread Depth?

The tread depth of your tyres must not fall below the legal minimum depth which varies depending on your vehicle. Passenger Vehicle If you have…

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Category: Tyres

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