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COVID Measures

Posted on 5th January 2021 by Tyres Northampton

Here at Tyres Northampton, we’re committed to keeping our customers safe, whether that’s out on the road, or in our performance centre. That’s why we’ve made a number of different changes to the way we work this year, ensuring that we can continue to work safely on our customers’ vehicles whilst containing the spread of the virus. Here are some of the measures that we have put in place: We have implemented strict social distancing rules. This means that all of our staff will endeavour to stay 2 metres apart from customers and from other staff. We are also only using…

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The Anatomy of an Exhaust

Posted on 24th December 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Tyres Northampton - Exhaust System

When you think of essential parts of your vehicle, does the exhaust system spring to mind? Probably not, but it should. A vehicle’s exhaust system is in charge of funnelling all of the carbon monoxide created during combustion safely out the vehicle through the tailpipe. The quality of your exhaust system can have a huge impact on the overall performance of your vehicle, and this month, we’re going to be discussing how such a system fits together.   Exhaust manifold The exhaust manifold can be seen as where your exhaust flow begins. The manifold is fitted right over the cylinders onto…

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Teaching Kids Car Maintenance

Posted on 30th November 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Father and son washing car - teaching kids car maintenance

It’s true that you’re never truly really ready to become a parent, partly because you could never possibly be ready for the sheer variety of roles you have to juggle. At a moment’s notice, you could have to be: a chef, a teacher, a garden field medic, or once they’re a little bit older, a round-the-clock chauffeur. Unfortunately, the Tyres Northampton team don’t quite have the time to write a complete parenting manual, but if you have dreams of your child one day becoming your personal mechanic, that’s something we might be able to help with. Car maintenance for children 5…

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What Are the Benefits of Alloy Wheels?

Posted on 7th November 2020 by Tyres Northampton

alloy wheel rim

Most motorists on the road today have probably heard about alloy wheels, but if you sat each one of them down and started grilling them on the subject, you’d quickly learn that they don’t know much – if anything – or even if their car has them fitted. We’re going to be remedying this today by taking a look at what alloy wheels are, why you want a set, and how to know if they’ve been damaged. Let’s get to it. Why you need a set of alloy wheels Here are the key benefits of alloy wheels, as we see them:…

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What are the benefits of an aftermarket exhaust?

Posted on 1st October 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Car exhaust - What are the benefits of an aftermarket exhaust?

Aftermarket exhausts have got a bit of a bad rep over the years. Too often have we seen boy racers driving hatchbacks with Dick Dastardly-esque exhausts cut us up on the motorway, so you wouldn’t be blamed for wanting to distance yourself from car modification culture. Are they all that bad though? Today, we’re going to be looking at aftermarket exhausts and if they’re really necessary. Can an aftermarket exhaust make my car work better? There are three key benefits that you can get from adding an aftermarket exhaust to your car, these are: More power: Some aftermarket exhaust manufacturers, such…

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Preparing Your New “Corona Camper” for Your 2020 Staycation

Posted on 19th August 2020 by Tyres Northampton

VW campervan on staycation 2020

With international travel currently being fraught with rules, obstacles and bad advice, many of the British public have decided to take their annual holiday right here on home soil. And why not? Sure, the UK might be small, wet and windy, but it’s still capable of stunning beauty – and how much of that beauty have you really seen? Probably not much when you think about it, which is why a staycation might be just what you need. We might be a little biased, but we think there’s no better way to experience what Britain has to offer than by travelling…

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Goodyear and Michelin Promotions

Posted on 27th July 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Treat yourself this summer with Tyres Northampton’s promotional offers. We’ve proudly partnered with Goodyear and Michelin to offer our customers well-deserved rewards when you buy two or more tyres from our wide range of Goodyear and Michelin tyres. If you need new tyres for your car, 4×4 or van, now’s the time to make that purchase and earn some spending money while doing so. Treat yourself with a Goodyear discount Earn £100 in vouchers with Tyres Northampton and Goodyear! Order two or more 17”+ Goodyear tyres and receive up to £100 in vouchers to be used at either Amazon or Sainsbury’s….

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Car Jargon Buster

Posted on 20th July 2020 by Tyres Northampton

As of 2018, it was estimated that there were around 1.4 billion cars on the road around the world, with that number only set to increase. Despite the huge number of drivers on the planet, car terminology is baffling to lots of people, which is why Tyres Northampton have created this car jargon buster. Read through the list and get to know your BHP from your torque.  A Airbags – a safety device stored in the steering wheel or dashboard which releases on impact, protecting people from hitting their heads if they lurch forward. ABS/Anti-Lock Braking System – this stops the…

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How to Travel Safely with Dogs

Posted on 30th June 2020 by Tyres Northampton

dog with had out of window

Travelling long distances with dogs in your car requires extra planning and management for your safety and the safety of the dogs. In this article, Tyres Northampton are going to explain how you can travel safely with dogs in your car. Restraints There are a number of reasons that you should use pet-friendly restraints when travelling in a car with dogs. Firstly, restraints will help to keep the dog safe should you be involved in a collision, and secondly, they will stop your dog from jumping around and distracting you as you drive.  Rule 57 of the Highway Code states that…

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How to Ensure Your Car is Roadworthy Following Lockdown

Posted on 27th May 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Tyres Northampton technician checking tyre pressure on a van

Post-lockdown Car Checklist: If you, like so many of us, haven’t been out in your car in a long while, it’s time to start thinking about how you can get your vehicle ready for the post-lockdown world. Cars like to be running and can run into issues when they’re off the road for long periods of time, so it’s important for your checks to be thorough. Check the battery Your car will still be running down the battery even when it’s not in use thanks to passive mechanisms like security cameras, so the first thing you will want to do is…

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