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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

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

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