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Top tips for caring for your car’s bodywork

Posted on March 31st 2020 by Munster.Tyres

The most prominent element of your car is its bodywork. If you’re the type of person who takes pride in their car and wants to keep it looking its best, you’ll know that regular maintenance is key to keeping car bodywork in good condition for years to come. What’s more, taking care of your car means you’ll save money in the long run – it’s less likely to be sent to the repair shop, and it will keep more of its value when the time comes to sell it. In this article, we’re revealing our top tips when it comes to... Continue reading

Is an MOT the same as a service?

Posted on February 26th 2020 by Munster.Tyres

An MOT is not the same as a service, they are two completely separate car inspection methods, with different uses and requirements. It is a common misconception that an MOT and a service are the same, and research states that 59% of people in the UK don’t understand what is included for either one. Read on to feel more informed about what the differences between an MOT and a service are the next time your car needs an inspection.  What is an MOT? An MOT is an annual test of roadworthiness, vehicle safety and exhaust emissions – this test is a... Continue reading

Common Causes of Car Breakdowns in Winter

Posted on January 31st 2020 by Munster.Tyres

Thanks to our years of experience in the automotive industry, Munster Tyres have learnt that cars and winter don’t mix particularly well. Whether it’s a faulty alternator or a frozen locking system, there are a number of common faults that your vehicle might fall victim to, so it’s best to learn what these are so that you can act accordingly. Alternator When you think about your vehicle’s electrics, ‘battery’ probably springs to mind. However, for your battery to operate properly while the car is running, you need to make sure that you have a working alternator. Your alternator converts your engine’s... Continue reading

The 8 Most Common Problems with Tyres

Posted on January 9th 2020 by Munster.Tyres

As the only point of contact your car has with the road, it is likely that the biggest cause of problems you experience with your vehicle will be due to your tyres. Knowing the signs of a problem with your tyres is important so that you can have them repaired or replaced as soon as a problem is identified, ensuring your car remains safe to drive at all times. Our team here at Munster Tyres have put together a guide on the most common tyre problems a driver is likely to experience. Over inflation Tyres that are over inflated will not... Continue reading

What Should You Have in a Car’s Winter Breakdown Kit?

Posted on November 30th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

The British winter is famously unpredictable, as it can be cold and icy one minute, then snowing heavily the next. With bad weather comes a slew of delays, increased risk of breakdowns and road rage, so it’s important to make sure you’re prepared in case of an emergency. Stocking your car with some essentials could mean the difference between a small inconvenience and your day completely ruined. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the items you should be carrying in your car at all times, giving you peace of mind during long journeys in bad weather.  Ice scraper Getting... Continue reading

The Most Scenic Autumn Drives in England

Posted on October 31st 2019 by Munster.Tyres

With the mercury falling and the leaves changing, it’s time to start thinking about autumn getaways. However, at Munster Tyres, we’re more about the journey than the destination. There’s nothing quite like an autumn drive. Whether you’re zig-zagging through the trees with rain gently pattering the windscreen, or churning up leaves on a field-adjacent road – a long car journey at this time of the year is just pure catharsis. Barnstaple – Newquay If you’re heading to Cornwall and want to take the scenic route, we recommend you travel the Atlantic highway from Barnstaple to Newquay. This route takes you 160... Continue reading

The Most Famous Cars on Screen

Posted on September 30th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

Hollywood has always had a love affair with cars. And for good reason: heart-pounding police chases keep us on the edge of our seats, classic vehicles provide a quick injection of nostalgia, and when you start throwing in flight and time travel, you’ve got yourself a pretty nifty plot device. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most famous cars on screen and offered our thoughts. Which one’s your favourite? The Batmobile When you have $1,000,000,000 in the bank and a superhero alter ego, there’s not a lot you can’t do car-wise, so it’s unsurprising that the... Continue reading

A Step-by-step Guide on How to Professionally Clean and Polish Your Car

Posted on August 29th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

We all love a clean car, but every so often we come across that one stain that won’t come off or scratch that won’t buff out. Following this simple guide will ensure your car stays in top shape. Step one: wash and rinse  This step is fairly self-explanatory. Using hot water and soap, or a power washer if available, remove surface stains from the body of your car. Start from the roof and work your way down the body using circular motions to ensure you remove the larger surface stains. Make sure to not use any household products like detergent or... Continue reading

What Are Smart Motorways and How Do They Work?

Posted on July 31st 2019 by Munster.Tyres

It seems like there’s a smart version of everything these days: smart phones, smart televisions, smart kettles – you name it. While it’s fairly easy to see how the items just listed could be termed ‘smart’, it’s not quite as simple to conceive of a smart motorway. Well, as it turns out, the idea behind them isn’t too complex: sections of motorway that use a combination of variable speed limits and hard shoulder usage at busy times to increase road capacity and traffic flow.    What am I likely to see on a smart motorway? Control signals: There tends to be... Continue reading

Where Are You Most Likely to Have a Car Accident?

Posted on June 28th 2019 by Munster.Tyres

Having a car accident is something we would, obviously, all like to avoid. However, it has been claimed that you’re more likely to be involved in an accident at certain times, in certain places and in different speed zones. In this article, we’ll be detailing exactly where you should avoid, when and why. Where are you most likely to have a car accident? Built up traffic and lower speed restrictions – you’d think travelling at higher speeds would put you at greater risk of having a car accident. However, driving in slow or queuing traffic can prove to be just as... Continue reading


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