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From 1st March, legislation surrounding driving with a mobile phone has changed, imposing stricter penalties for those caught. As well as being illegal, using a mobile phone is highly dangerous as it takes the driver's attention away from where it should be – on the road!
Merityre Specialists are proud to announce that our Abingdon, Andover, Hazlemere, Thame, Wallington, Wantage, Woking and Leatherhead branches have been awarded Klarius Exhaust Catalytic Converter & Diesel Particulate Filter Accredited Centres.
Tire Technology International, UK based trade journal, honoured tyre manufacturer Continental with the title of Tyre Manufacturer of the Year for 2017.
We have seen some of the most technologically advanced tyres released in the last couple of years, providing impressive sports performance and superlative safety. Stay up to date with our list of the best tyres from the last couple of years.
Did you know you can fail your MOT test due to something as small and easily fixable as a broken light? In fact, the DVSA state that in 2014/15 50% of all failed MOTs could have been avoided! Avoid common MOT fails and make sure that your vehicle passes its next MOT test with some simple maintenance and checks.
Cooper Avon Tyres treated 16 members of our excellent team, dubbed ‘Stars of the Future’, to a brilliant 4x4 off-roading experience day as a reward for their enthusiasm, dedication and desire to rise up the ranks of the company.
Having a clear, unobstructed view is crucial when driving and in winter there are many obstacles that can stand in your way. Take a look at our helpful advice and ensure that you clear your car effectively and stay safe on the road.
As well as preparing your vehicle to face difficult winter weather conditions, you should also make sure that you have the following items with you to prepare for the unforeseen eventualities that winter driving can bring.
Winter can be challenging for motorists and vehicles thanks to difficult weather conditions and cold temperatures. To stay safe over the winter months, it is important that you prepare your vehicle so that it is well equipped for whatever weather conditions you may encounter.
Tyre Safety Month is a campaign run by TyreSafe which promotes tyre safety awareness. Merityre Specialists believe that tyre safety should be a priority for all motorists, which is why we offer FREE tyre checks all year.
Many motorists do not realise that they need to have their air conditioning re-charged. This is an important part of car maintenance and should be undertaken every two years if you wish to get the most out of your air conditioning system.
We are delighted to announce that Merityre Specialists have been awarded the TyreSafe Highly Commended Award for 2016.
This summer Merityre Specialists are offering a FREE 8 point safety check to help you prepare your vehicle for any summer journeys.
Most cars are usually fit with summer tyres as standard and many motorists choose to switch over to winter tyres when the seasons change. Due to economic reasons, a lack of storage or not wanting to switch tyres over, more and more people are choosing to use all season tyres instead.
Driving abroad can be a daunting experience with different laws, speed limits and traffic signs to contend with. A small amount of research beforehand, however, can make your journey a lot less stressful!
Fuel consumption largely depends on the type of car and journeys that you drive, but there are some changes that you can make that can help you to improve your efficiency and save money on fuel.
Most vehicles are equipped with an air conditioning system as standard. Air conditioning systems are beneficial to drivers as they can cool your vehicle on hot days and help to de-mist your windscreen when it’s cold.
The dangers posed by wet weather driving are frequently underestimated but these conditions can be hazardous. Take a look at our tips for driving in wet weather to keep yourself safe on the road.
Planning to get away this Easter? Make sure your car doesn’t slow you down! Reduce the risk of a potential breakdown by following these helpful tips from Merityre Specialists before you head off on your journey!
A brand new Merityre Specialists has just opened in Wantage and is fast becoming popular for its great service and competitive prices.
We are proud to announce that our Andover branch now offer car servicing! Merityre Specialists Andover offer a range of servicing options, starting from just £89.99, which will help to maintain the condition of your vehicle and extend its life. We have a service to suit all driver and vehicle requirements: Bronze, Silver and Gold - read about our servicing options here.
When did you last have new tyres fitted to your vehicle? This new year might be the time that you need to replace them.
Driving during the festive period presents many challenges and it is no surprise that the number of breakdowns almost doubles when the temperature begins to drop. The weather, busy roads and not using your car as frequently as usual can all have a negative impact upon your winter driving experiences, so to keep you safe whilst driving over the Christmas period, Merityre Specialists have put together a list of tips.
Many of us underestimate the importance of winter tyres and continue to use summer tyres all year round. Summer tyres, however, are not designed to cope with the harsh conditions winter can bring and they can impact on your vehicle’s performance and safety on the road.
Car battery faults are the most common cause of winter breakdowns so it is important that you look after your battery when the temperature starts to drop.
This October it is Tyre Safety Month which is a campaign from Tyre Safe designed to raise awareness of tyre safety. It is important that you get your tyres checked frequently so, if you don’t already, now is the perfect time to get in to the habit.
Here at Merityre Specialists, we have been looking forward to the launch of Continental’s new superior tyre. Unveiled late last month, the SportContact 6 is set to be a leading summer tyre offering high sports performance, maximum handling and maximum grip, without compromising on safety.
A recent study by the World Economic Forum shows that Britain’s roads are of a similar quality as those in Namibia and Puerto Rico. Countries including Portugal, France and Spain were ranked much higher than the UK despite sharing similar wealth. The results were calculated from a number a factors including the quality of road infrastructure.
Buying tyres can be overwhelming and with such a wide range of choice on offer it's difficult to know where to begin. One of the first choices you will need to make is whether to go for quality budget or premium brand tyres. Is opting for cheaper tyres really a bargain or are they just as good as the premium ones? Merityre Specialists have done some research to help you find out.
Summer is quickly approaching the UK and with rumours of both heat waves and summer showers it may be time to consider changing your tyres. This is because summer tyres have been specifically designed to handle challenges that the season may bring to the roads.
The air pressure within your tyres is the most important factor in determining how well they perform. The tyre's pressure affects your vehicle's speed capability, load carrying capacity, handling response, wear rate and overall safety. It's worth remembering that under-inflated tyres will cause your car to use more fuel and emit more CO2 emissions too.
We are excited to announce that car servicing is now available at our Witney branch. With prices from just £89, there are three levels available to choose from - Bronze, Silver or Gold: each offering your car a different level of care.
Continual investment in research has allowed tyre industry leaders Michelin, to develop a range of consistently high-quality products that ensure maximum safety, offer improved performance and give increased reliability for their customers.
If you're making the most of the arrival of spring, and planning a road trip for the first long weekend of 2015, we want you to enjoy the journey as well as the break. Take a look at the following simple car checks and let us help you to enjoy the drive and avoid a breakdown this Easter Bank Holiday.
The MOT (Ministry Of Transport) test is required by law and is an examination for all vehicles over three years. A valid MOT certificate is required to ensure your vehicle is legally roadworthy and you also need a valid MOT certificate to tax your vehicle. Here are some important facts you should know about the MOT test.
March is one of the most popular months for MOT tests, and here we are again, just a few weeks away and as usual, worried that the car will potentially fail?
Situated on Dragon Street, Merityre's newest branch is fast becoming the go-to auto car centre in Petersfield.
With the number of breakdowns nearly doubling over the winter months it is important to know how to cope with plummeting temperatures, snow and ice. Although you can’t predict the weather, you can prepare for it by following our ‘Driving home for Christmas’ guide, with tips on vehicle checks and how to avoid being stranded on the hard shoulder this Christmas Eve.
This winter we’ve teamed up with the experts at Michelin to bring you a guide to winter tyres.
Hostile weather, plummeting temperatures and longer periods of darkness can make winter a more hazardous time for drivers. Follow Merityre Specialists’ Top 5 tips for getting your car through winter.
Fitting the right tyres to your vehicle is essential in order to maintain its safety, fuel-efficiency and handling. At Merityre, we offer a wide range of high performance and premium tyres along with quality budget tyres, with something suitable for every budget, and driving style.
Steve, Trevor and the team at Merityre Specialists Wallington have something to shout about after coming third in the NTDA Tyre Centre of the Year award.
It doesn't seem five minutes since the six weeks holidays began at the end of July. Commuters relish less traffic on the roads, and that extra 10 minutes in bed whilst parents are counting down the days for some peace and quiet.
Merityre Specialists are proud to be sponsors of race 13, featuring mixed junior and senior doubles at the 2014 Chertsey and Shepperton Regatta.
This long-standing event, now in its 163rd year is one of the oldest events held on the River Thames. Come rain or shine it's sure to be a great day, so pack a picnic and head to the riverbank at Dumsey Meadows to watch the action.
Keep your eyes peeled for our Michelin promotion flyer in the Regatta programme.
Located on the outskirts of Central London, Merityre Specialists Wandsworth stocks a range of car tyres to suit all budgets and driving styles. Our Merton Road branch is ideally located to serve Southfields, Wimbledon, Putney, Earlsfield, Tooting and Fulham.
Our professional teams at Merityre Specialist branches, will complete the FREE 8 point summer motoring check which includes the following:
You don’t have to be a good DIY car mechanic to prepare your vehicle for its MOT test. We asked our staff at the Merityre Specialists branch Hazlemere MOTs in Buckinghamshire, to give us some simple advice on at home car preparation.
You might have noticed our Basingstoke branch located on Moniton Trading Estate, West Ham Lane; but do you know how competitive our prices are and the expert service available from our highly trained staff?
Ideally you should perform regular checks on your car before you set out on a journey to ensure that it is safe and fit for travel. In reality, the pressure of modern life often means that people rush into travel without performing basic checks.
Research into wet driving conditions calls for tyres to be changed at 3mm