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12th March 2021

Considering purchasing an electric vehicle, but want to get to grips with the benefits they offer? As well as the well-known environmental advantages, electric cars can also offer benefits on reducing your costs, your road tax, and the general running costs, too. What are the advantages of electric vehicles? Electric cars environmental benefits The main benefit associated with buying electric v...

12th March 2021

Experiencing a flat car battery can happen to the best of us - and usually at inconvenient times, such as if you are late for an appointment or work. However, knowing how to jump start a car could save you a lot of stress in the future, especially when you do not have time to recharge your battery. Follow our handy guide to get your car going again. How to start a car with jump leads What do I n...

6th August 2018

Understanding the importance of tyre tread depth, and how to check yours, will help keep you safer Minimum tyre tread depth UK Take a look at these numbers. In 2016 there were 37.1 million vehicles licensed for use on UK roads, with 1.87 billion car miles driven. During this period there were just under 180,000 road casualties, and of these 1,792 were fatalities – representing the highest leve...

19th January 2021

Driving on the motorway for the first time? Or perhaps you’re wanting to improve your confidence driving on the motorway? Our detailed guide of motorway driving tips has you covered. Joining or leaving the motorway Often, the most daunting thought of motorway driving is joining or leaving the motorway, as well as knowing how to overtake safety and correctly. That’s why we’ve put together some to...

14th January 2021

Throughout their driving lifetime, many drivers may experience anxiety. This can be for a range of reasons – such as if you are new to driving, whether you’ve been involved in an accident or you’re just not confident in your driving skills. This fear is quite normal and the worst thing you can do is berate yourself for it. Our handy guide will offer you some insight into why you might feel this wa...

23rd December 2020

We have all been in the stressful driving scenario when the driver behind gets a bit too close, otherwise known as tailgating. Not only is this very stressful and dangerous for the driver in front, but tailgating is illegal in the UK. It’s important to understand how to calculate stopping distance and what might change it from day to day to avoid not only tailgating, but preventing a serious accid...

28th August 2020

What is the diesel emissions test? As part of the UK's annual MOT test for your vehicle, there is a strict exhaust emissions test. In order to adhere to the large worldwide focus of reducing pollution levels, which are produced by diesel engines, it's imperative that your vehicle passes this test. To ensure vehicles aren't actively creating excessive emissions, certain limits have been introduce...

25th March 2020

Whether it's the height of British summertime, we're experiencing an unexpected heatwave or you're simply seeking preparation tips for summer driving, our helpful guide has you covered. From choosing the most strategic parking spots to top tips on travel time, learn how to keep your car cool this summer with help from Merityre. Summer driving tips: how to keep your car cool in hot weather Vehi...

20th November 2019

Most of the journeys we make in our cars are straightforward enough, with little or drama to speak of, thankfully. That said, not every trip will be that way, and there are many dangerous situations we can find ourselves in on the road. In this article, we're going to look at a few such examples and find out what we can do to stay safe and secure, as well as how Continental tyre technology can h...

19th July 2019

A little over ten years ago, SUVs were a minor automotive sideshow. The sector accounted for roughly 12% of annual car sales. Initially, the majority of motorists weren't particularly interested in sports utility vehicles, but this was soon to change. Today, the SUV market is responsible for about a third of the overall global market. Almost 30 million of these vehicles were sold in 2018 – far a...