Mobile tyre fitters

Previously, if you wanted to get your tyres changed you needed to book your car in to your local garage and would often have to call in advance to make sure that they had the required tyre for your vehicle in stock. This can be a nightmare for some people relaying on their car to […]

When buying second hand

Buying a second hand car is always a risk. Even if you buy from a dealership you may get a warranty but the warranties are often quite limited and do not cover as many things as you may first think. If you only get a three month warranty from a car dealership you can pay […]

A gift for your wheels this Christmas

As the only contact between the road and your car, your wheels can take a heel of a battering during the cars lifetime. Careless driving cad result in bumping into kerbs and hard cornering puts stress on the cars suspension. With the poor condition of much of our road network, even careful drivers can fall […]

Alloy wheel refurbishing

Alloy wheels can make a huge difference to the look of a car. Adding alloy wheels or even changing the design of them can stylise the car and make it look more modern and sporty. The cost of alloy wheels can be expensive and the larger the wheel the more money you will have to […]

Wheel trims for your car

If your car has steel wheels on it rather than alloy wheels then you can fit wheel trims to it. Wheel trims are covers to hide the steel wheel and are a cheap way to style your vehicle. As with tyres or alloys, you will need to find out what size wheels you have on […]

Locking wheel nuts

Locking wheel nuts are special nuts that are inserted through your wheels which secure them to the vehicle. To undo the nuts you need the corresponding locking nut, and without it, it is very difficult to take them off. Cars are fitted with these to stop the wheels being stolen as previous to locking wheel […]

Tyre depths – the law

Tyres play a vital role in the safety of your car. There are strict laws about the tread depth and conditions of your tyres and if you do not adhere to them you can expect to get 3 points on your licence per tyres. The legal limit for tyre depths in the UK is 1.6 […]

Knowing your stuff when it comes to tyre pressure

Most people know the importance of checking your tyres for tread and the ramifications of not doing so but so many people don’t realise the damage that can be done for having the incorrect tyre pressure for your journey. Incorrect tyre pressure will make your journey less economical meaning you can use more fuel, it […]

Tyre labelling: not comprehensive enough?

Bought in in 2012, the current tyre labelling system is designed to assist drivers in weighing up the pros and cons between brands and hopefully encourages the uptake of fuel efficient tyres. The label carries three ratings, with the main two presented in the same way as the energy rating labels on electrical appliances. First […]

Keeping your alloys sparkling

A sparkling set of alloys are a great addition to a car but wheels soon get caked in dirt and potentially damaging brake dust. Keeping your alloys in top condition is pretty straight forward and should be done whenever you wash the cars bodywork. Make sure the wheels are cold before cleaning. A jet wash […]