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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

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

3 Tips for Maintaining the Value of Your Car

Posted on July 31st 2018 by Munster.Tyres

The chances are, if you have just bought a new car, selling it for a good price isn’t at the forefront of your mind. However, inevitably, the day will come when it’s time to sell, and when it does – you’ll be glad you were organised. When it comes to car ownership, the single greatest cost is depreciation. That is, as soon you drive your car off the forecourt, it loses a great deal of value. And worse, it will continue to do so until the day you decide to sell. However, by taking good care of your car, keeping it... Continue reading

Pothole Safety Tips

Posted on June 28th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

The bane of every motorists life, potholes can cause some serious damage to your car if you don’t avoid them. Caused by the fluctuating temperatures as the seasons turn throughout the year, unfortunately, potholes are going to be something that we have to live with for now. But what can we do to avoid them? Motorists the world over spend billions a year on repairs stemming from pothole damage and, here at Munster Tyres, we want to do what we can to help reduce this. So, in this article, we will be covering some useful pothole safety tips. What causes potholes?... Continue reading

Spring Cleaning for Your Car

Posted on February 28th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

Of all the seasons your car has to face, winter has to be the toughest. From the rain and ice to the gritted roads and severe drops in temperature, winter has an arsenal of weapons to grind down your car. So, with spring fast approaching, it seems fitting to give our readers an article on how to properly clean your vehicle ready for the year ahead, removing any evidence of the harsher season. Remove the rubbish Firstly, given the harsh temperatures you’ve been enduring over the past few months, the chances are you haven’t spent a great deal of time in... Continue reading

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint When Driving

Posted on August 31st 2017 by Munster.Tyres

Unfortunately, CO2 emissions are unavoidable. Each day, whether we’re eating, working, travelling or enjoying our leisure time, we are always leaving behind a carbon footprint. Although some form of carbon footprint is inescapable, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make an effort to reduce it. There are many things we can start doing in our daily lives which could help us see a reduction in our personal emissions, but this article will only focus on those which can be done while driving. Public transport One of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to simply drive less. This doesn’t... Continue reading

How to Prevent a Vehicle Breakdown

Posted on July 31st 2017 by Munster.Tyres

A vehicle breakdown can be a nightmare for road users and not an uncommon one, with over 800,000 motorists experiencing vehicle breakdowns annually. Whether you’re stuck on the side of the road, freezing, waiting for rescue or fretting about how much the various repairs will cost, let’s face it – breakdowns are a real pain. This doesn’t mean they can’t be avoided, though. There are a number of precautionary measures that you can take in order to keep your wheels firmly on the road, and in this article, we’ll make sure they’re covered. Get your brakes checked regularly When it comes... Continue reading

How often should I change my engine oil?

Posted on May 31st 2017 by adtrak.admin

Many essential aspects of your car can go unchecked if you aren’t vehicle savvy. Engine oil is one of these factors and should, under best practice, be changed regularly. In this article, we will look at why engine oil is important and how often it should be changed. Why is engine oil needed? Engine oil plays an important part in keeping your engine working smoothly and effectively. The oil lubricates the internal moving parts of the engine which helps keep them running properly, whilst also preventing heat from building up. The oil also contains some additives which protect the parts from... Continue reading

Why Should I Choose Winter Tyres?

Posted on January 30th 2017 by adtrak.admin

This winter, we’ve seen mild temperatures for days and days at a time, but suddenly had to endure bitterly cold snaps peppered with freezing fogs as well. As such, driving safely has become increasingly dangerous lately. Knowing this, you can make informed and responsible decisions to lower the risks you face on the road, by changing your driving habits or, alternatively, by investing in a set of winter tyres. Here we’ll be looking at the benefits you stand to gain through using winter tyres. But first: What Are Winter Tyres? Winter tyres are a type of tyre that works best in... Continue reading

What Do the Warning Lights Mean?

Posted on November 30th 2016 by adtrak.admin

When the warning lights come on in your car, never ignore them! They come on with good reason; even if your car seems to have nothing wrong with it, there may be an underlying cause you haven’t considered. Also, failing to address it right away could make repairs more costly than they need to be. This month, we’ll be detailing what each of the warning lights mean, exactly, and the appropriate steps you should take to deal with them. Oil Pressure Warning Light This refers to the amount of engine oil in your vehicle’s engine, its pressure and its temperature. The... Continue reading

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