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Why Does City Driving Wear Out Tyres More Quickly? cover image

Why Does City Driving Wear Out Tyres More Quickly?

While drivers can avoid slamming on the accelerator and brakes to some extent, the stop-start nature of city driving inevitably wears out tyres faster.

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A Guide to Driving in Sand

Read about how to prepare for sand driving, such as reducing tyre pressure, best driving habits while on the sand and what to do if you get bogged.

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How Long Should Tyres Last? cover image

How Long Should Tyres Last?

A tyre’s lifespan is difficult to determine and is affected by a variety of factors including climate, air pressure, tyre design and your driving habits.

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What is Tyre Balance? cover image

What is Tyre Balance?

Tyre balancing is all about fixing uneven weight distribution which can normally occur or happen over time, which can cause vibrations while driving.

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How Does Tyre Pressure Influence Your Fuel Economy? cover image

How Does Tyre Pressure Influence Your Fuel Economy?

Incorrectly inflated tyres increase your vehicle’s drag, which increases fuel consumption. But by how much exactly? We take a closer look in this article.

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What are Low Profile Tyres and What are They Used For? cover image

What are Low Profile Tyres and What are They Used For?

Low profile tyres are most commonly used to improve a vehicle’s handling, performance and overall look but are not always the right choice for every car.

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X Uses for Old Tyres

From tyre swings and obstacle courses to protecting barriers on racing tracks, ground surface material and aggregate, there are many ways to recycle tyres.

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Latest Innovations in Car Tyres

From air cleaning tyres to ones that generate electricity as you drive, there are a number of innovations in car tyres that may change the way we drive.

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How are Racing Tyres Different to Regular Tyres? cover image

How are Racing Tyres Different to Regular Tyres?

There are many different kinds of racing tyres, which are often softer than road tyres and feature no traction, allowing them to reach much higher speeds.

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What is Tyre Retreading and is It Safe? cover image

What is Tyre Retreading and is It Safe?

Retreading can be an option for tyres that have sustained some wear but still have enough rubber to be useful for driving, depending on the circumstances.

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Ready for Driving in Summer Heat? cover image

Ready for Driving in Summer Heat?

Certain components in your vehicle are more prone to failure during the hotter parts of the year, including the cooling system, batteries and your tyres.

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Why Do Tyres Deflate? cover image

Why Do Tyres Deflate?

All tyres on vehicles lose air over time due to a variety of reasons from natural reasons like osmosis and temperature change to damage to the tyre or wheel.

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