Checking your brakes

The importance of checking your brakes.

Brakes are one of the most important components in your car, and one that is vital to your safety as a driver or a passenger. Ensuring that they are in good condition may be something that can save your life. Each time pressure is put into your brake pedal, fluid within each caviller of the car begins to slow down the wheels and gradually brings your car to a stop. due to how often brakes are used, this action creates a lot of wear and tear.


Tyres and their speed ratings

Tyres and their speed ratings

The speed rating of tyres is something that may be unknown or easily ignored by many car owners. The speeding rate is a limit of how fast a tyre is allowed to go legally. Each tyre has an indention of letter and numbers that refer to factors such as method of construction, the width and the diameter amongst many other manufacturing factors. In order to find the tyre speeding rate, we look to the last digits of the code. Writing this down can help in future if a tyre replacement is needed, to ensure your vehicle is having the correct tyres installed for your safety.


Driving in the snow

Driving in the snow and winter conditions

Despite how beautiful snow may look when we are in the comfort of our homes, when travelling snow and icy roads can be extremely dangerous for all drivers. Although the snow can create a lot of hazards, there are some measures to ensure that you can cope the best possible in the extreme weather.


Ban on tyres over 10 years old

Ban on Tyres which are over 10 years old

Announced on the 15th of July 2020, in February 2021 tyres used on the front axles of heavy vehicles shall be banned. From February, this law shall apply to vehicles that meet these requirements;
* Front axle of a bus/coach .
* Rear axle of a minibus with single rear wheels fitted.
* Front axle of a good vehicle with a maximum gross weight of 3,500 kg or more