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11th March 2019

Subsequent to a car service at Merityre Specialists in Chertsey for his eleven year old Fiat 500, Honest John wrote how pleased he was with the service provided at Merityre: “So another visit to the excellent MeriTyres in Chertsey and an hour later off I tootled on the new set of boots. They immediately transformed the car. Rode better, gripped better, steered better and were quieter than the ha...

5th March 2019

The digital revolution in driving is underway, and it is changing car technology forever Technology and change go hand in hand, especially in the twenty-first century. Something new seems to be announced every day, or at least it feels this way. Take driving. If you ask any of our many customers in the south-east of England what the most significant change is in the automotive industry today, m...

27th February 2019

How better to have your experience, expertise and effort recognised than to receive an award? It’s an acknowledgement that those around you value your achievement and performance, no matter the field. When it comes to the automotive sector, and tyres in particular, there’s only one manufacturer that consistently wins the top awards – Continental. And not just any awards; we’re talking the Osca...

27th February 2019

Whether you’ve had that daunting warning light appear on the dashboard, or you feel as if your wheels are in need of some inflation, ensuring you know the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle is important to staying safe on the road. Find out what pressure your tyres should be with our helpful guide. What should my tyre pressure be? In most modern vehicles, the tyre pressure recommendations ar...

22nd February 2019

The shorter the stopping distance, the safer you are Stopping distances – sound familiar? You might recall them from your driving lessons (admittedly, a long time ago for some). It has something to do with when you apply the brakes, right? Kind of. If you’re not 100% sure what stopping distances actually are, it’s worth a recap, and appreciating that the tyres fitted to your car – as well as t...

22nd February 2019

It’s no Beast from the East, but already, the UK has experienced some rather chilly weather over the last month. And we can’t imagine February is going to bring sunshine and warmth with it, either… the change in temperature from autumn to winter can affect a lot, such as the standards of the roads and, of course, our reliance on the de-icer comes out a lot more frequently. This change in weath...

22nd February 2019

Continental Tyres are a household name, right? Their global reputation for tyre technology is undoubted, but a less known truth is that they are also a leading electronic automotive safety technology company, providing all kinds of digital systems to car makers. It’s so much so that you probably drive a vehicle that incorporates their driver aids, without realising. They’re very highly regarded by...

11th January 2019

Get up to speed with changes to the MOT Farewell 2018, hello 2019! Here’s wishing one and all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. As always, there will be optimism in the air, accompanied by new year resolutions. Alas, the majority of best intentions will fall by the wayside, but if there’s one you should make an effort to achieve it’s ensuring your vehicle is in tip top condition – esp...

11th January 2019

All-season tyres; there’s been a lot of buzz about them lately. Are you familiar with them? Also known as all-weather tyres, they’re a relatively new fitting option, with more and more UK drivers choosing to fit them to their vehicles, in place of traditional summer and winter tyres. Like their name implies, all-season tyres are specifically created to deliver good performance all year round,...

30th October 2018

As the only thing between you and the road, ensuring tyres are well maintained is paramount for your safety as well as looking after your bank balance. Inappropriate, unsafe or neglected tyres can be a major safety hazard and a costly thing to fix if the worst was to happen. Luckily, as one of the leading tyre retailers, we have a wealth of industry knowledge spanning back as far as 1961 when we...