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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

Can I Drive With a Cracked Windscreen?

Posted on November 30th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

Your windscreen does much more than simply protect you from rain, wind, snow and the cold air – your windscreen is there to afford you a clear field of vision while out on the road too. With this in mind, if your windscreen has become cracked and you haven’t yet got it fixed, you need to be aware of the risks and legal implications. In this article, the Munster Tyres team will be taking a look at these risks in detail, making sure that our readers are in the know. How dangerous is a cracked windscreen? One of the most dangerous... 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

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

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

Common Car Warning Lights – What Do They Mean?

Posted on October 28th 2014 by adtrak.admin

Warning lights which appear on the dashboard of your car can indicate problems with the overall operation of the vehicle, so it is essential to remain aware of what the most common issues might be and how they can be quickly dealt with. It is important for you to know whether a warning light requires immediate attention or whether you are able to continue with your journey safely and have a garage investigate your vehicle later. If a warning light appears on your dashboard and remains lit after the ignition has been turned off and back on again, you will need... Continue reading

What to do in the event of a vehicle breakdown

Posted on August 12th 2014 by adtrak.admin

Choosing to invest in a motor vehicle grants you the freedom to experience new places whenever you wish. With this, it also requires a great deal of responsibility to ensure your vehicle remains in top working order and fully functioning at all times. Preparation before you set off for any journey is essential so you know how to deal with the possibility of a breakdown. This article will explain the main points to remember in the event of a vehicle breakdown to prevent any panic or confusion. Breakdown Cover Firstly, make sure you have suitable breakdown cover so your issue is... Continue reading


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