LEFT ON THE SHELF Dear Doc, This might seem like an odd question, but does diesel go off? Stupidly, I filled my CR-V with diesel just before the lockdown was introduced and the car has been off the road ever…
Following on from its All Makes check-up campaign, Vauxhall has introduced a new Tyres Online section to the brand’s website. Just as the All Makes campaign is open to all drivers, no matter the make or model of their car, so too is Tyres Online. With the new offering, drivers of any car can search, select, purchase and arrange tyre fittings at their local retailer via the Vauxhall website.
I have just changed my 2013 BMW 520d, which was very economical, delivering 50mpg going to work, and 60mpg on a run, for a new 520d Luxury, which is turning out to be 10 to 15 mpg more thirsty. The…
During the colder months of the year, it is important that you switch to winter tyres from your summer tyres. The former have properties that are different from the latter that can make driving in icy and wet conditions safer.
A brand new tyre has an approximate tread depth of 8mm. Over time, a tread depth will reduce from wear. This reduction increases the chance of a road accident. A tyre with a low tread depth is less able to remove water from the surface of the road. This raises the chance of aquaplaning as the tyre has more difficulty breaking effectively. This increases the distance needed to stop, which makes driving on the roads more dangerous.
Keeping an eye on your tyre tracking is an integral part to maintaining your car. Also known as wheel alignment, your tyre tracking simply refers to the angles at which your tyres sit in relation to the road.
New research identifies high cost and ‘too mild’ UK weather as key reasons why British drivers are unwilling to commit to winter tyres and wheels
Research from Emissions Analytics, the leading provider of road-based emission testing, has found that the economy ratings on tyre labels don’t reveal the full story on fuel efficiency.
Dangerous and illegally sold part worn tyres will be one of the key topics of conversation at this year’s national Trading Standards conference, after safety campaign group TyreSafe confirmed its participation in the event.