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28th September 2021

Environmental impacts of electric cars  As the UK moves towards a greener future in line with its 2050 carbon neutral targets, the electric car market is growing quickly. At the end of May 2021, there were nearly 300,000 pure-electric cars on UK roads, and more than 600,000 plug-in models, including plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). This number will only continue to rise in line with the government’s comm...

28th September 2021

How to check tyre pressure Struggling to remember the last time you checked your tyres were correctly inflated? Or perhaps you’re unsure how to measure your tyre pressure in the first place? You’re not alone. A survey from Highways England found that nearly a third (32%) of road users carry out basic vehicle maintenance, like checking their tyre pressure, at best every few months – or not at all....

9th September 2021

Need to buy new tyres for your car and unsure where to start? We’re here to help. With the right sized tyres, you can improve your car’s handling on the road and have a smoother overall driving experience. If you were to fit an incorrect tyre with the wrong speed rating, tyres that are designed for different seasons, and different tyres on the same axle, you’d be at risk of comprising the safety...

9th September 2021

Your MOT  has come back around as it does every year. But is your car ready to be tested – and is it likely to pass? In this helpful guide, we’ve put together some quick checks you can carry out to give your vehicle the best chance of passing. 1. Check all your lights are working properly Did you know that lighting issues are the most common reasons that drivers fail their MOT test (RAC)? As one...

3rd September 2021

Please note a temporary road closure at our Basingstoke branch From Monday 6th September for 8 weeks the Worthing Road railway bridge by our Basingstoke branch will be closed for access. Please use the map as an alternative route and follow the local diversions when visiting us whilst the roadworks take place. If you have any questions please contact our Basingstoke branch for more information o...

20th August 2021

It’s a legal requirement in the UK that your vehicle must undertake an annual MOT test (after the vehicle is 3 years old) – this is to assess that your car maintains a safe level of roadworthiness. So, what is ‘roadworthy’, and how can you ensure your vehicle is prepared for the road? How roadworthy are you? What does ‘roadworthy’ mean? Defining what roadworthy actually means is the best place...

19th August 2021

Summer Tyre Checklist Check your vehicle for these six things before setting off on a long journey this summer: Tyre pressure suitable for load Tread depth above legal limit of 1.6mm Engine oil at appropriate level Screen wash topped up Vehicle lights functioning properly (inc.indicators, hazard lights, headlights, foglights, reverse lights and brake lights) Fuel level high enough to get...

17th August 2021

The UK Government’s plans predict that all cars will have to be electric from 2030 – however, it’s fair to say that sales of electric vehicles are already beginning to soar. With the clear environmental benefits and the increasing pressure to help the planet in any way we can, electric cars now account for around 22% of all new car sales in 2021. So, how are manufacturers aiding this change from f...

13th August 2021

Merityre Woking has become the latest tyre specialist to join Pirelli's exclusive collection of P Zero World Authorised Dealers here in the UK. Forming part of a larger global initiative from Pirelli, the P Zero World Authorised Dealer network seeks to serve the very best prestige vehicles on the road today. A P Zero World Authorised Dealer offers customers access to Pirelli's most exclusive pr...

22nd July 2021

Despite popular belief, the first electric car was made in 1884 – even though its popularity and environmental benefits have only recently come to fruition in the 21st century. The EV has been silently gathering momentum for years – dating back to the late 19th century, where correlations between electricity being viewed as a conceivable means of propulsion came into play. This guide looks to expl...