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3rd May 2017

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!   The Law on Mobile Phones and Driving Driving while using a hand-held mobile phone has been illegal since 2003, however, pe...

7th April 2017

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. Klarius Products is the leading European manufacturer of emission control products for cars and light commercial vehicles. The Klarius Accredited Garage Sc...

24th March 2017

Tire Technology International, UK based trade journal, honoured tyre manufacturer Continental with the title of Tyre Manufacturer of the Year for 2017. The Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award celebrates innovation and excellence, particularly honouring the bright ideas and hard work put in by the tyre design and production industry. Candidates are either nominated by readers of Tire Technology...

2nd March 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.   Best for Impressive Braking: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 In spring 2016, Goodyear released the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 3 to critical acclaim. Engineered u...

20th February 2017

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. Broken Lights The most common reason for failing the MOT test is faults with lighti...

15th February 2017

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.   The day began in Tangley, where the group were given a presentation by Brian Sprott and Olly Brooks from Cooper, as well as a quick run through of the day’s safety p...

5th January 2017

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.   Clear Ice In winter, we often wake up to frost and ice covered cars. You should try to allow an extra ten minutes in the morning when temperatures are expected...

28th November 2016

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 Tyres If you haven’t already, now is the time to fit winter tyres to your vehicle. Winter tyres are designed differently to summer tyres and provide enhanced sta...

15th November 2016

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.   FREE Winter Tyre Check Road surfaces in winter can be covered in water, snow, ice and grit, so it is important that yo...

14th October 2016

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. In their survey, TyreSafe found that more than one in four motorists replace their tyres when they are already illegal. This means that there could be over 10 million illegal and...