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How to Keep the Kids Busy on Long Car Journeys

Posted on 30th June 2021 by Tyres Northampton

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Even if you’re a fan of driving, long car journeys can be challenging for a number of reasons – it might be an unfamiliar route, an uninspiring drive or perhaps you’re driving with some young passengers and you’re concerned about how you’re going to keep their spirits up during your time on the road. Children are one of the biggest distractions to drivers, and so it’s important to keep them occupied for safety reasons as well as your own sanity. In this article, Tyres Northampton will talk you through some of the best ways to keep kids busy on long car…

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Continental Summer Rewards

Posted on 4th June 2021 by Tyres Northampton

Your drive just got even sweeter… Fit Continental tyres this summer and not only will you get award winning performance and safety, but you can claim a free Lifestyle eVoucher which can be used at some of the UK’s best loved brands, such as John Lewis, ASOS, Argos, Deliveroo and adidas. As well as the UK’s top retailers, it also covers cinemas, holidays and more than 16,000 dining and pub venues.   You can claim… £30* Lifestyle eVoucher when you purchase 2 or 3 (17” or above) Continental tyres.   £80* Lifestyle eVoucher when you purchase 4 or more (17” or…

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Is the UK on Track for the Petrol and Diesel Ban?

Posted on 25th May 2021 by Tyres Northampton

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Last year, the UK announced that the sale of petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030. It sounds like an ambitious target, and in this article, we’ll look at the specifics of the ban, and whether the UK is on track to achieve it. 

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Spring Clean Your Car During COVID

Posted on 23rd April 2021 by Tyres Northampton

Car cleaning to prevent Coronavirus

The risk of catching coronavirus may be on the wane, but that doesn’t mean that any of us can start getting complacent. Recent announcements suggest that the virus will be around for the foreseeable future, so even though we can start mixing more, we still need to be very careful. One consequence of easing restrictions is that we might start having others in our cars more than we have been for the last year or so. We therefore need to think about how we can protect them and ourselves when that happens and how you might clean your car during COVID….

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Do You Need to Replace Your Car Battery?

Posted on 24th March 2021 by Tyres Northampton

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As a rule, if you look after your vehicle well enough, your battery should last around three years. Unfortunately, however, not many of us do. Flat and damaged batteries are one of the most common reasons for roadside assistance calls, so it’s important to make sure that you look after yours and keep an eye on it when it’s underperforming. We answer the question whether you really need to replace your car battery.  How Long Do Batteries Last? While batteries that are properly looked after can last as long as five years, most will become worn down and inoperable after around…

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Can I Car Share During Lockdown?

Posted on 19th February 2021 by Tyres Northampton

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If there’s one thing that’s certain about lockdown, it’s that nothing’s really certain. Government advice has changed so much over the past year, that it’s left many of us in a perpetual state of confusion. Unfortunately, we can’t help you with all of lockdown’s little complexities, but we can help you with car sharing. So, can you car share during lockdown? Unfortunately, it’s both a yes and a no. Let’s take a look at some scenarios in a little more detail. Car Sharing to Work During Lockdown During lockdown, government guidelines dictate that you should be working from home unless your…

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COVID Measures

Posted on 5th January 2021 by Tyres Northampton

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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 - Anatomy of an 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 and show you the anatomy of an exhaust system. Exhaust manifold The exhaust manifold can be seen as where your exhaust flow begins. The…

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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…

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