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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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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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Goodyear and Michelin Promotions

Posted on 27th July 2020 by Tyres Northampton

Mitchelin Tyres logo

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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The Dangers of Driving on Bald Tyres

Posted on 4th May 2020 by Tyres Northampton

driving on bald tyres

Over time, even the most durable tyres will succumb to wear and tear. If worn down severely enough, tyres can become ‘bald’, whereby the tyre tread will become either completely worn away, or very close to it. However, some motorists may be unaware of their deteriorated tyres and their dangers, or simply may not know what signs to look for. In this article, we explore the consequences of driving on bald tyres, and how you can avoid making this dangerous mistake.  Why Do People Drive on Bald Tyres? For many people, regularly checking their tyres may not be on their to-do list,…

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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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How to Reuse Old Tyres: 8 Ideas

Posted on 10th September 2019 by Tyres Northampton

tyre planter from old tyres

Although all tyres will eventually become inadequate for road use, many of them will end up in landfills, destined to pollute the earth for millions of years. Instead of letting the tyres go to waste, you could try getting creative and reusing them for other purposes. Many of these suggestions could be done as an activity with the kids, creating some quality family time and producing some practical and useful features, to use in your home or garden.  Tyre Planter Probably one of the easiest ways to upcycle your tyre, as you can simply place the tyre in a visible area…

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All You Need to Know About Mixing Tyres

Posted on 1st August 2019 by Tyres Northampton

Close up of tyre tread pattern

When your tyres come to the end of their life, you may be thinking about mixing tyres, either by using tyres of different tread patterns or brands on the same vehicle. Most manufacturers will recommend that you do not mix tyres if you can help it, as it may cause issues on the road. There are some rare exceptions, as you may need to replace just one of two tyres due to accidental damage or general wear and tear. In this article, we’ll give you the lowdown on what you need to know before you mix your tyres. Mixing Different Tyre…

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Why Tyres Go Flat: 10 Causes of Tyre Deflation

Posted on 29th April 2019 by Tyres Northampton

Deflated tyre: why tyres go flat

Whether it’s because you got a bit overzealous when inflating your tyres, or you experienced an untimely puncture on the motorway, tyres become deflated for all manner of reasons. Keep reading to find out the ten main causes of tyre deflation. 1. Wear Over time, your tyres are guaranteed to wear down. Once this wear and tear reaches a certain point, your tyres are in danger of ripping – something which will inevitably lead to deflation if the rip develops far enough. All you need to know about types of tyre wear and causes of wear 2. Delamination Tyre delamination is…

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