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 […]

Tyre rotation can save you money

A great way to save on tyres is to regularly rotate them. Rotating your tyres combats uneven wear and will increase the life of your tyres. Depending on the way your wheels are driven, the front and rear tyres will wear at different rates, for example: front wheel drive vehicles will wear out there front […]

Tyre expiry date

If you have a seldom used vehicle or do low annual mileage, you may find that replacing your tyres due to wear isn’t often a concern. However, it’s worth noting that tyre rubber degrades over time. If you do less than 8000 miles per year your tyres could become unsafe from age before they wear […]

Always book a test drive

When looking to buy a car, you can spend hours researching the technical specification and reading owners reviews on the vehicle but unless you actually drive the car yourself, it is hard to know if it is suited to you. Everyone has their own driving style and therefore will be looking for different things in […]

Part-worn tyres – pros and cons

Part worn tyres can look attractive if you’re on a tight budget and need a cheap replacement, or if you’re looking to get a car through an MOT to sell. That said, do consider whether you’re actually getting value for money. The tyres – which generally come from scrapped vehicles – will always be cheaper […]