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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

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

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