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20th March 2018

Make sure your car didn’t suffer any lasting damage from cold winter weather and get it ready to hit the road when the temperatures rise this spring! Spring Clean Wash away the winter and give your car a good clean now the temperatures are starting to heat up! Road salts and grit, which are often used to thaw icy roads in winter, can cause damage to your exhaust and paintwork as it can corrod...

12th March 2018

Did you know that nearly 10% of MOT test fails are related to tyres?* Avoid failing your next MOT test by checking that your tyres are legal, safe and roadworthy with our helpful guide! Am I Using the Right Tyres? Having the wrong tyres fitted to your vehicle is not only an MOT fail – it could also be highly dangerous! Make sure that your tyres are the correct size for your vehicle by comparing...

5th February 2018

It is easy to pick up bad habits when it comes to driving and sometimes we might not even realise that we are guilty of some of them! As careful driving improves your safety on the road and can help to prolong the life of your vehicle, why not make your New Year resolution to improve your driving skills? Take Some Time to Practice As the saying goes, practice makes perfect – so why not spend a...

9th January 2018

Cold winter weather can put strain on car batteries, especially older batteries, so it is not surprising that they are the top cause of roadside breakdowns in winter. When temperatures drop, batteries can struggle to accept charge and this means that charging the battery takes a longer time – sometimes longer than we actually use the car for! Get it Checked! If your car battery is older than thr...

5th December 2017

When temperatures drop driving conditions change and the road can become more difficult to contend with. Surfaces freeze and thaw making roads slippery and potentially dangerous – but how can winter tyres help to keep us safe on the road? What is a Winter Tyre? Many drivers believe summer tyres to be ‘standard tyres’, as they are usually what are fitted to your vehicle during manufacturing. As...

19th November 2017

Tyres are susceptible to damage on the road and it is important that you are prepared! It is not a legal requirement to carry a spare tyre and many modern cars do not come with one as standard, but you should choose a spare tyre or alternative to keep with you in case you run in to difficulties on the road. Spare Tyre A spare tyre is a fifth tyre usually located underneath a panel in your boot...

20th October 2017

It is an accepted fact that your car drops in value as soon as you drive it away from the dealership, however, you can prevent how much it decreases in value by following our easy tips. Maintaining the value of your car is an ongoing task, not something to consider just before you sell! Look after your vehicle and keep it in good condition and you may be able to preserve its worth. Regular Car...

1st October 2017

Keeping your tyres in good condition keeps you safe on the road. Here at Merityre Specialists we are dedicated to tyre safety and ensuring that our customers are aware of how to keep their tyres correctly inflated, check tread depth and look for damage. October is Tyre Safety Month and we will be offering free tyre checks at all our centres to ensure that your tyres meet legal and safety requireme...

20th September 2017

Michelin have taken us in to the future with their visionary futuristic concept tyre which is airless, 3D printed and made from biodegradable materials. Impervious to punctures, these tyres never need to be replaced. When the tyre tread wears they can simply be recoated with rubber and freshly re-treaded. Michelin’s futuristic tyre will be created from recycled organic materials including wood...

20th August 2017

Concerned that you may have a problem with your exhaust? Fortunately, issues with the exhaust are fairly easy to identify as there are a number of signs that you can look out for. The exhaust system is made up of a series of components and pipes and stretches from the engine all the way to the pipe you see at the end of your vehicle. The function of the exhaust is to channel toxic fumes created...