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How Do Snow Chains Work?

22 June 2015, 12:04

Snow chains work simply by increasing the amount of grip that tyres have on the roads when they are icy or covered in snow. Increasing the traction between the car and the road makes driving in adverse wintery conditions much safer as it reduces the chance of cars losing control and skidding on icy surfaces.

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Snow chains are not a permanent fixture of the car. They are a series of chains which are wrapped around the tyres and which fit tightly over the wheels so that they do not become dislodged in transit. For this reason, it is incredibly important that you choose the right size of snow chains, as it could be very dangerous if you purchase the wrong type. Well-fitt...

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Wheel alignment is also known as tracking or braking

What is Wheel Alignment?

21 April 2015, 10:47

Wheel alignment is also known as tracking or braking and it is the process carried out to ensure that a vehicle’s wheels are fixed into their optimum position according to their manufacturer’s specifications.

This process is provided to ensure that the tread on each wheel wears down at the same rate as the other wheels. In addition to this beneficial quick-fix, wheel alignment also improves fuel consumption as a result of reduced rolling resistance caused by unevenly worn down tyres.

An alteration in wheel alignment can easily occur in scenarios such as hitting a kerb, driving over a pothole in the road or even just due to the wear res...

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Learn what the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System does

What is a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)?

21 April 2015, 10:45

To counter the rates of traffic accident occurrences, the leading tyre manufacturers carried out a vital piece of research that founded the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). The results from their study purported that up to 90% of all vehicles on the roads of Britain did not have the correct tyre pressure levels in their tyres. This lack of pressure can cause the tyres to wear down faster, increase the amount of fuel consumed and lead to traffic accidents.

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Learn what a Run Flat Tyre is

What Are Run Flat Tyres?

22 January 2015, 11:48

Run flat tyres have been a somewhat controversial topic since they were introduced as many feel that they are in some way ‘cheating’.

From most people’s perspective, run flat tyres allow peace of mind when driving as they don’t require you to be able to know how to fit a spare tyre and will allow you to carry on driving for a period of time if you do get a puncture. They do have their disadvantages, for example they cannot be repaired if you do get a puncture, but for many people the benefits of run flat tyres far outweigh the downsides of having them fitted to your car.

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What types of tyres do you need for your car?

Tyre Types and Sizes

20 January 2015, 16:08

Before deciding which new tyres to get, it is very useful to know which type are already fitted to your car. Your mechanic should be a good source of information about which tyres will be best for you, but which tyres you need will depend entirely on where and when you drive. There are lots of different types of tyre which are perfectly suited for different purposes so you will have to read the descriptions and see which one most applies to you and your driving habits.

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