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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

Electric MOTs – What’s the Difference?

Posted on October 31st 2018 by Munster.Tyres

With electric cars becoming more popular than ever, there are many people asking just what it’s like to run one from day to day and year to year. While they do run differently to regular, non-hybrid cars, they still require an annual MOT test once they have turned three years old. While this isn’t new to any current motorist, what an electric MOT involves specifically certainly is! Just like your regular MOT, the test is compulsory and is designed to examine all aspects of the car’s components, with one exception of an emissions test, however. The normal routine As stated earlier,... Continue reading

Most common body shop repairs

Posted on September 28th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

While mechanical problems with a car are extremely debilitating, damaging your car’s body can be extremely problematic, too. Collisions, break-ins and thoughtless vandalism are all potential reasons why your car might need body repairs, and this can often be an expensive fix. In this article, the team at Munster Tyres will be discussing the most common body repairs and their causes. The difference between body repairs and mechanical repairs It’s not always an easy answer, but in general, body repairs take care of the external parts of the car, from frames to dents and scratches. Mechanical repairs, on the other hand,... Continue reading

Do You Have Safe Tyres?

Posted on August 25th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

As your only point of contact to the road, your tyres are absolutely crucial to your safety when out in your vehicle. They perform a number of key roles, from maintaining traction to the tarmac to giving you an indication of your car’s overall health, the importance of your tyres really can’t be overstated. However, in order to perform these extremely important tasks, you need to make sure they are in good shape. In this article, Munster Tyres will look at some of the ways that you can check whether the tyres on your vehicle are safe. Tread pattern wear One... 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

MOT Changes – May 20th 2018

Posted on May 31st 2018 by Munster.Tyres

This month, the UK government is making changes to the current MOT test. While the changes are not drastic, they will have a profound effect on certain groups of motorists, particularly those with an invested interest in classic cars! Another important change has been made to new car MOTs, specifically the year in which an MOT becomes necessary for them. If you would like to know about these MOT changes in greater detail, simply read on. Cars over 40 years old won’t need an MOT For all of the classic car lovers out there, you’re in luck: cars, vans and motorcycles... Continue reading

What Type of Tyres Do I Need?

Posted on April 30th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

The type of tyres you have fitted to your car have very important performance implications, implications which you certainly shouldn’t ignore if you want to get the most out of your tyres. So, depending on the particular conditions you will be driving in, and of course your budget, you will want to choose the optimal tread pattern and rubber compound for your driving goals. In this article, we’ll cover the four key types of tyres offered here at Munster Tyres, detailing their various benefits, and why you might opt for one over another. Regular tyres Many motorists might not think that... Continue reading

What is Wheel Balancing?

Posted on March 29th 2018 by Munster.Tyres

The concept of wheel balancing can be a bit of a tricky one, not least because you would think the term interchangeable with wheel alignment. Unfortunately, however, despite sounding similar, these two terms denote two very different things. Where balancing is concerned with the distribution of weight around the wheel, alignment addresses the positioning of the wheels in relation to the road and each other. So, to help make this all a little clearer, the Munster Tyres team will give a thorough breakdown of wheel balancing and why it’s important. What is wheel balancing? As previously stated, wheel balancing looks to... 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

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