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Car Hire and Tyres

When you hire a car, there is a contract between you and the car hire company detailing everything you need to know about that particular hire. So where do the tyres come into it? What is your responsibility, and what is the responsibility of the car hire company? It can be a fine line, as something you would class as general wear and tear or an accident might actually be something that you are held responsible for. The main thing to do is to check your contract thoroughly. Make sure you understand the ins and outs of your obligations, and when you might have to replace a tyre, or when it would be down to the care hire company to do it. If you get the car with a puncture... Read More »

admin / December 22, 2019 / Cars

Checking Tyre Pressure – How Often?

Tyre pressure allows you to drive safely and avoid putting yourself in unnecessary danger when making journeys. Low tyre pressure accounts for many crashes, as tyres deflate and will no longer allow a driver to drive safely. Checking tyre pressure could save your life, and that isn’t an exaggeration. Checking the tyre pressure of your car is easy. You can do so at most garages, where you will be able to test the tyre pressure and then refill tyres if you need to at the same time. You can do this free of charge, or for a small fee for the air. Generally you should check your tyre pressure every few weeks at the very least, maybe more for an older vehicle. If it is low, fill it up immediately.... Read More »

admin / September 25, 2019 / Cars

Car Wheel Bearings and Safety

Car safety is the most important factor for any driver. You need to know that the vehicle you are driving is completely safe and road worthy, complete with all safety checks that are needed. You should never take a car on the road that is experiencing problems like unusual noises, loose steering, or crunching sounds when you break. Whilst many of these issues might be cause by a wheel bearing and is easily rectified, it’s important that it is done before you take your car on the road. You should have a complete car health check on a regular basis anyway, and sooner if you have noticed unusual symptoms. You can book in for a service and check outside of your MOTs, and it should be a simple process to... Read More »

admin / June 30, 2019 / Cars

Winter Tyres for Winter Roads

You may have already noticed in your area that the roads are bit slippery, especially in the mornings and late in the evenings, and if you’re finding your car a bit difficult to control then you may want to opt for some winter tyres. All leading manufacturers have winter tyre ranges, and these tyres are specifically designed to combat wet weather. The grooves channel ice, snow and water, and they offer you a tremendous amount of grip. Take the Continental TS 830 as an example, this particular tyre benefits from a high number of blocks in the shoulder area with more gripping edges, meaning it can cut snow more effectively while high block rigidity in the tread pattern offers advanced breaking in poor conditions. Winter tyres can give you the... Read More »

admin / November 27, 2014 / Cars

The New VW Passat Saloon

The Volkswagen Passat Saloon is simple, smart, comfortable and fuel efficient, and that’s why many people use this car for pleasure and business purposes. It’s fair to say that the Passat has come on leaps and bounds over the past few years, especially in terms of styling. There are stunning curves on the body, sporty lights and clean lines, while the interior design is really something special. You’ll feel as though you’re driving a high spec Mercedes or BMW, and the fact that this car costs half the price is the main reason it’s becoming so popular. The Passat is reliable, speedy when it needs to be and a pleasure to drive, while technology is really up to speed. You also get an incredible infotainment display, with all the essentials... Read More »

admin / November 20, 2014 / Cars