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Learn about the different parts of the car's brakes

What Are Brake Callipers, Discs and Pads?

The brakes on our cars are one of the things that keep us safest when we are driving. It can be extremely dangerous when they go wrong but most of the time we get fair warning that the parts are going to need to be replaced.

A lot of pressure is put on the braking system each time that you use them to slow down, so it is only a matter of time before parts need to be repaired and replaced. The process of taking the car to the garage to have it looked at can be much less daunting if you understand exactly how the braking system works and what the different parts do.

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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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