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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

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

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

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

MOT Checklist

Posted on October 26th 2016 by adtrak.admin

If you’ve booked your car in to have its MOT soon, don’t be caught out. Most faults vehicles fail their MOT for could be avoided through general maintenance of your car. As such, it’s worthwhile to carry out a few checks of your own before taking it in. The tests you can carry out detailed below are not only easy but could also save you a bit of money, too. Ensure that the likelihood of your vehicle passing its MOT first time is increased with our MOT checklist. Lights Your vehicle’s lights, while numerous, are exceptionally easy to check. Simply get... Continue reading

What to Do in a Car Crash

Posted on September 29th 2016 by adtrak.admin

Although none of us ever hope to be involved in a collision, sometimes it happens. When it does, the line between havoc and safety can be a thin one, but knowing just what to do in the event of a crash can keep you and your loved ones safe, as well as upholding the safety of other road users, too. That’s why, in this month’s article, we’ll be looking at what you should do when you’re involved in a car crash. Stop! Even for Minor Accidents No matter how minor the accident may be, you have a legal obligation to stop... Continue reading

What Should I Look Out For When Buying A Used Car?

Posted on January 25th 2016 by adtrak.admin

If you’re buying a used car, it’s important to carry out adequate checks that ensure the car is safe to drive. Unlike buying from a dealer, when buying a used car off someone it is your responsibility to ask the right questions and ensure the car is in a good condition before committing to buying it. A few of the checks you can carry out include: Body/form Look over the body of the car – make sure the form sits correctly, there are no welded edges, and that any dents or damage to the paintwork are noted before you buy it.... Continue reading

Why Choose Alloy Wheels?

Posted on September 14th 2015 by adtrak.admin

It goes without saying that the wheels are one of the most important parts of your car, responsible for transferring the engine’s power to the road and steering, as well as ensuring your ride isn’t too bumpy. Alloy wheels are well known for improving the performance and looks of any car, but what advantages do they actually have? Here at Munster Tyres, our team have compiled a list of reasons why alloy wheels may benefit your car. Aesthetics Alloy wheels are a massive visual improvement on the way a car looks, with improved aesthetics often being the main reason many car-owners... Continue reading

How Car Tyres Are Made

Posted on August 17th 2015 by adtrak.admin

For many, tyres are simply seen as the rubber component that connects our cars with the road. In fact, tyres are a key feature in ensuring your car’s safety and performance, with a complex manufacturing process to ensure they provide every car with suitable traction, grip, and overall safety when driving. Here at Munster Tyres, we’ve explained the basic process behind the manufacture of your car’s tyres. Tyre Blend A tyre’s rubber blend can be made of up to 30 components, from layers of strong composite fabric and natural and synthetic rubber coatings to improve it’s ability to hold the air... Continue reading

Misfueled your vehicle? Here’s what to do

Posted on June 26th 2015 by adtrak.admin

The nightmare of your car engine needing to be completely stripped and rebuilt because the wrong fuel was used is a familiar terror to any diesel car owner who has accidentally filled their car with regular petrol. Surprisingly, it’s actually one of the most common mistakes diesel drivers make, and the AA and RAC both claim that 150,000 drivers make this costly mistake every year. It is less common for petrol car owners to fill up with diesel, partly because the pump nozzle is too large and won’t connect with a petrol powered car. Another possible cause of driver error could... Continue reading


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