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25th January 2016

When did you last have new tyres fitted to your vehicle? This new year might be the time that you need to replace them. Tyres usually last for a minimum of 20,000 miles and with proper care and maintenance you may be able to prolong their life. Depending on how far you drive daily, your driving style and if you maintain your tyres correctly, your tyres could last between one and ten years. I...

10th December 2015

Driving during the festive period presents many challenges and it is no surprise that the number of breakdowns almost doubles when the temperature begins to drop. The weather, busy roads and not using your car as frequently as usual can all have a negative impact upon your winter driving experiences, so to keep you safe whilst driving over the Christmas period, Merityre Specialists have put togeth...

25th November 2015

Many of us underestimate the importance of winter tyres and continue to use summer tyres all year round. Summer tyres, however, are not designed to cope with the harsh conditions winter can bring and they can impact on your vehicle’s performance and safety on the road. Although they look very similar, winter and summer tyres are very different. This is because they have been designed differently...

22nd October 2015

This October it is Tyre Safety Month which is a campaign from Tyre Safe designed to raise awareness of tyre safety. It is important that you get your tyres checked frequently so, if you don’t already, now is the perfect time to get in to the habit. Many drivers underestimate the importance of tyre safety and don’t realise that getting their tyres checked can be a crucial factor that may prevent a...

28th September 2015

Here at Merityre Specialists, we have been looking forward to the launch of Continental’s new superior tyre. Unveiled late last month, the SportContact 6 is set to be a leading summer tyre offering high sports performance, maximum handling and maximum grip, without compromising on safety. Due to its breathtaking safety performance, the Continental SportContact 6 has been given a brand new produ...

24th August 2015

A recent study by the World Economic Forum shows that Britain’s roads are of a similar quality as those in Namibia and Puerto Rico. Countries including Portugal, France and Spain were ranked much higher than the UK despite sharing similar wealth. The results were calculated from a number a factors including the quality of road infrastructure. One of the main problems with our roads is the amount...