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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...

18th March 2020

Checking MOT history is an easy process that people are often unaware of. Simply go to the GOV.uk website - this is a free to use database which will prompt you to enter your vehicle registration number. Once this is confirmed, you will be able to access your vehicle's entire MOT history. Checking car MOT history is important for many reasons - such as when you want to find out when your MOT is d...

20th February 2020

Think your vehicle might be experiencing clutch slipping symptoms? Perhaps you've noticed your pedals sticking or your vehicle is making some unwanted groans and grumbles? It's best to get things like this checked as soon as possible. To help diagnose the problem at home, learn more about how to tell if your clutch is going from our detailed guide. How does a clutch work? First, it's important t...

20th February 2020

Time to book in the annual MOT test already? MOTs can often creep up on us just at the wrong time - more often than not coinciding with paying off the rest of that summer holiday or renewing your annual car insurance. Why not get ahead of the game this year by booking in your MOT early? Find out how early you can MOT your vehicle from our detailed guide. When can I MOT my car? An MOT on any vehi...

21st January 2020

Choosing to replace your motorcycle tyres can be brought on by your bike's tyres showing uneven wearing, the age of the motorcycle, or if you've experienced a puncture. But how should you know which motorcycle tyre size to choose for your bike? What size tyres for my motorbike? Motorbike tyres have markings, numbers and symbols which indicate the tyre's size, the manufacturer and more elements....

19th December 2019

Changes are coming to the EU tyre label in 2021 Introduced in November 2012, the EU tyre label has been helping South East motorists make an educated, informed tyre purchasing decision for eight years. It’s helped a lot, making things easier in some respects, but could be improved further. In eighteen months time, this improvement will come, with the label being updated. While this may seem a l...

11th December 2019

Generally, when a car tyre reaches a certain age or is experiencing tyre wear, it's likely the tyre will need to be replaced. So, how do you know when to replace motorcycle tyres? From the age of the tyre to cupping or scalping, learn whether you're in need of motorbike tyre replacement now from our detailed guide. Do I need new motorcycle tyres? Motorcycle tyre wear Just like other vehicles, m...

4th December 2019

In the spirit of traditional Christmas storytelling, the team at Merityre present ‘Continental Tyres Past, Present and Future: A Christmas Story’. One cold December night, the road glistened as the moonlight danced on its ice-covered surface. As the young family travelled to their Christmas destination in the south-east of England, with danger potentially around the corner of every country lane...

27th November 2019

The simple answer is no – studded tyres are illegal in the UK, as they can cause damage to the road surface. However, there are some instances in the UK where you can use studded tyres. Learn more from our ultimate guide on winter studded tyres in the UK now. When can you use studded tyres? There are some UK tyre companies that provide a studding tyre service. However, if you ever want to use st...

20th November 2019

It’s a popular notion that the UK road network is in a terrible condition, particularly in the south-east of England. Years off local authority budget cuts are blamed for the current state of our roads. This situation is reflected in the large number of drivers suffering damage caused by the road network. The latest Merityre tyre safety article provides you with a guide on how to claim for damag...