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5th September 2019

Why do tyres burst in summer? Experiencing a burst tyre while driving can not only be extremely dangerous, but it can be a very unsettling experience for both drivers and passengers. However, there are certain ways to avoid tyre blowouts and times of the year when it's more common to happen. Learn why tyres are more prone to bursting during the summer months, and how to prevent tyre burst on your...

27th August 2019

A slow puncture can happen to any of us at any time, and although in the back of our minds we think that our car will tell us when this kind of thing happens, this is very likely one of those scenarios that your car will not be able to detect. Yes, it’s true that new cars these days are fitted with TPMS (tyre pressure monitoring systems) and that will detect a drop in tyre pressure but it won’t...

16th August 2019

It doesn't happen that often, but at some point we'll all face a time when we need to choose and purchase new tyres for our car. At first, the thought of this undertaking can be a little daunting, because there can be a fair bit of nitty gritty to get your head around. As much as you might want to avoid it, it’s better to face the inevitable than ignore it. Avoiding changing your tyres, or gett...

12th August 2019

Once you've swapped your summer tyres for winter tyres, it feels like before we know it, the summer months are upon us once more - and it's time to change your tyres again. So, to make life a bit easier, can you use winter tyres in summer? Find out the reasons why using winter tyres in summer is not recommended by manufacturers. Are winter tyres safe in summer? As winter tyres are designed speci...

7th August 2019

Trying to work out exactly how many cars are currently being driven on the world's roads is a problematic and inexact science. Calculations and research papers on the matter can only ever provide an estimate. The most recent studies suggest that at prsent there are around 1.2 billion. That's just under one car for every seven people on the planet, a staggering figure. Given the pressure on natu...

24th July 2019

Is your air con not as effective as it once was? Or perhaps it's stopped working entirely? You may need an air conditioning recharge. Whether you decide to take your vehicle into your local Merityre garage to make use of our expert air con recharge services, or want to know more information on when to regas your air con, we have you covered. Find out everything about air con regas from our ultimat...

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...

4th July 2019

What's in store for motorists as the future of driving evolves? With the incredible advancements in technology and the evolution of transport over the last one hundred years, car manufacturers and suppliers to the automotive industry have had to continually adapt to the many changes that have taken place, just to keep pace. Some companies have consistently shaped this change. In 1871, Continen...

21st June 2019

Continental takes top accolades in the Auto Express Product awards 2019 Overall product of the year awarded to Continental for exceptional products across all seasons Continental has taken top honours in the Auto Express Product awards, claiming 'Product of the Year' alongside a hat trick for their summer, winter and all-season tyre ranges. The Continental PremiumContact 6, WinterContact TS 86...

21st June 2019

Digital manufacturing and safety will redefine the future of driving When it comes to manufacturing - particularly in the automotive sector - new components take a considerable amount of time and require extensive levels of preparation. During the development of a car, billions can be spent on the process from beginning to end. At Continental, development is a continual process, as the future...