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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...

12th June 2019

If you're a fan of F1, the chances are you're already aware of the importance of gathering and analysing data. At the highest levels of motorsport, teams deploy a vast array of sensors in their vehicles to capture as much information as possible relating to their performance and capabilities. Gigabyte after gigabyte of data is transmitted from the vehicle to the team every lap, amounting to Tera...

11th June 2019

With its superior grip and expert handling, to its ability to perform impressively in any weather condition, the Continental Sport Contact 6 tyre has it all. Find out why this tyre is the perfect accompaniment to your vehicle this summer. An essential sporty summer tyre Enhanced steering precision With improved performance and shorter braking distances, experience a summer tyre you can depend o...

5th June 2019

As the world gets more and more connected, so will your car It is almost impossible to get into a car that doesn’t have some form of connectivity. Unless you're driving a classic car, or dedicated track day machine, pretty much any vehicle on sale today in the UK possesses connective technology. This will become even more so in the future, in ways we cannot yet fully comprehend. Connectivity a...