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Why Don’t Cars Get Rusty Anymore?

Posted on May 24th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

Car rust used to be a common problem for vehicles, particularly older models. But within the last 25 years, rust and metal corrosion on vehicles has significantly reduced thanks to the developments in the auto industry. The changes that have occurred over the past two decades has subsequently meant that the use of galvanised steel has increased, which is cleverly coated, on both sides, with rust-resistant zinc. Also, our cars are now protected with more durable coatings – mainly high quality paints. In addition, car technology and design has evolved to a point where a large number of vehicles are redesigned... Continue reading

How Wearing Down Brakes and Tyres Can Cause Environmental Pollution

Posted on April 29th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

One in every six MOT failures is caused by brake or tyre problems. Unbeknownst to many, driving can wear down our tyres, the brakes and Britain’s roads. Most wear material ends up as dust on the roadside or washed down our drains. But it can deceptively contribute to air pollution. How is tyre wear material damaging the environment? The particles that are released as a result of brake and tyre wear are rich in transition metals, adding to the toxicity of the air. Plans are in place to try and tackle exhaust emissions, which is also adding to air pollution. However,... Continue reading

Common Car Maintenance Mistakes

Posted on March 30th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

It’s easy to take your car for granted when it runs smoothly, but things can eventually go wrong, often with no notice. Ignoring problems and failing to conduct basic checks on your vehicle can leave lasting damage and decrease the expected lifespan of your car. Here are some common car maintenance mistakes you could be making and why they’re bad for your car. Failing to Check Tyre Pressure Checking the pressure is important for three main reasons; fuel economy, flat tyres and road safety. If your tyres are under-inflated, they’ll have uneven contact with the road, subsequently wearing your tyres out.... Continue reading

How to Prevent an Icy Windshield

Posted on February 28th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

Imagine scraping ice off your car every morning. It can be frustrating and inconvenient especially if you are running late for work. Winter brings issues of having to deal with snow, ice, and frost. If you park your car outside you will have a routine chore every morning of clearing ice. Naturally, you can’t clear a small part of the windscreen and drive off. For road safety, you should ensure you can see the road. The daily battle with ice and snow has to stop. Here are some tips on how to deal with snow. The best part is you do... Continue reading

Why should I get my car serviced?

Posted on January 31st 2019 by Munster.Tyres

When it comes to car maintenance, regular and routine servicing should be a top priority. This is a task that is commonly overlooked by a large section of car owners. However, what they don’t realise is the fact that servicing their vehicles on a regular basis is not only essential in ensuring that their cars are in top-notch condition, but it also has many long-term benefits. As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. Car servicing significantly reduces the chances of a breakdown, and it also helps to detect potential problems early. Some of these problems, if left unhandled, can... Continue reading

How to Clean Your Car Seats

Posted on December 21st 2018 by Munster.Tyres

The obsession with “that new car smell” is an odd one, when you think about it. It’s a sterile smell which – when abstracted away from the pride that comes with the purchase of that new car – isn’t all that pleasant. Still though, it’s highly sought after, and many motorists do their utmost to maintain it for as long as possible. This goes a long way to explaining why things like coffee stains on our car seats are so incredibly frustrating but, unfortunately, they’re almost bound to happen. In this article, we’ll be giving you some tips on how to... Continue reading

Can I Drive With a Cracked Windscreen?

Posted on November 30th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

Your windscreen does much more than simply protect you from rain, wind, snow and the cold air – your windscreen is there to afford you a clear field of vision while out on the road too. With this in mind, if your windscreen has become cracked and you haven’t yet got it fixed, you need to be aware of the risks and legal implications. In this article, the Munster Tyres team will be taking a look at these risks in detail, making sure that our readers are in the know. How dangerous is a cracked windscreen? One of the most dangerous... Continue reading

Electric MOTs – What’s the Difference?

Posted on October 31st 2018 by Munster.Tyres

With electric cars becoming more popular than ever, there are many people asking just what it’s like to run one from day to day and year to year. While they do run differently to regular, non-hybrid cars, they still require an annual MOT test once they have turned three years old. While this isn’t new to any current motorist, what an electric MOT involves specifically certainly is! Just like your regular MOT, the test is compulsory and is designed to examine all aspects of the car’s components, with one exception of an emissions test, however. The normal routine As stated earlier,... Continue reading

Most common body shop repairs

Posted on September 28th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

While mechanical problems with a car are extremely debilitating, damaging your car’s body can be extremely problematic, too. Collisions, break-ins and thoughtless vandalism are all potential reasons why your car might need body repairs, and this can often be an expensive fix. In this article, the team at Munster Tyres will be discussing the most common body repairs and their causes. The difference between body repairs and mechanical repairs It’s not always an easy answer, but in general, body repairs take care of the external parts of the car, from frames to dents and scratches. Mechanical repairs, on the other hand,... Continue reading

Do You Have Safe Tyres?

Posted on August 25th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

As your only point of contact to the road, your tyres are absolutely crucial to your safety when out in your vehicle. They perform a number of key roles, from maintaining traction to the tarmac to giving you an indication of your car’s overall health, the importance of your tyres really can’t be overstated. However, in order to perform these extremely important tasks, you need to make sure they are in good shape. In this article, Munster Tyres will look at some of the ways that you can check whether the tyres on your vehicle are safe. Tread pattern wear One... Continue reading

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