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Category: Driving

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

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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Stopping Distances in Winter

Posted on 14th October 2019 by Tyres Northampton

car stopping in winter on the snow

It’s common knowledge that winter weather affects the stopping distance of cars, but just how much can it affect it?  One of the biggest causes of road traffic accidents is tailgating, as driving too close to the rear of the car in front doesn’t give you ample stopping time. When driving, it’s important to consider all the potential dangers and hazards you could encounter. In this article, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know about stopping distances and what you can do to shorten your car’s stopping distance. What is a stopping distance? Stopping distance is the thinking…

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8 Speed Camera Myths Uncovered

Posted on 1st July 2019 by Tyres Northampton

Speed cameras – the bane of all road users, or a life-saving deterrent? The answer: probably a bit of both. This might be why there are so many different attitudes towards them. While some motorists treat them with respect, slowing right down when they know one is in the vicinity, others treat them as an obstacle to be overcome, something to be evaded or tested. Whichever camp you fall into, you’re probably aware that there is plenty of misinformation regarding speed cameras in circulation.  Myths that we uncover in this article: Myth: Speed cameras are always on Myth: Speed cameras can’t…

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How to Correct a Slide on an Icy Road

Posted on 19th December 2018 by Tyres Northampton

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 ice. If you are unsure about the best method to correct a vehicle sliding on ice, then read on. It’s invaluable advice that could keep you safe should the unthinkable happen. Foot off the accelerator As soon as you detect a slide on the ice, you will notice that control over the car is limited. Remove your foot from the accelerator immediately, this will introduce a small amount of engine braking and resistance in the rotating…

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