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Category: Driving

Is Premium Fuel Worth the Money?

Posted on 16th November 2021 by Tyres Northampton

car being filled with unleaded fuel

With fuel prices spiralling upwards (the most expensive litre of fuel costs nearly £2), drivers all over the UK are now thinking harder about what sort of fuel they pump their vehicles with. With this in mind, the Tyres Northampton team thought that it would be a good idea to revisit the topic of premium fuel and discuss whether we think it’s worth the money or not. What’s the difference between petrol and super unleaded premium fuel? We can distinguish between regular fuels and premium fuels by something called an octane number, which is used to measure an engine’s performance. For…

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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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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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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

Travel safely with dogs - 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

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 try and stop…

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Do You Need Tyre Socks and Snow Chains?

Posted on 31st January 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Snow chain being put on a tyre

On average, the UK gets around 23.7 days of snowfall and sleet a year, with Scotland receiving a much higher average of 38.1 days of snowfall. At the other end of the scale, Cornwall gets just 7.4 days of snowfall. Interestingly, a lot of this snowfall doesn’t settle; there’s 15.6 days of snow on the ground in the UK and 26.2 days in Scotland. For those days when snow is on the ground, vehicles on normal tyres may struggle, but fear not: there are some ways to give your car a little extra grip.       What Are Tyre Socks?…

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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. Stopping distance is the thinking distance and braking distance combined…

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8 Speed Camera Myths Uncovered

Posted on 1st July 2019 by Tyres Northampton

Speed camera icon

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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