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How to Store Your Tyres

Posted on March 29th, 2019

You can’t predict exactly how long your tyres are going to last. However, it’s possible for you to increase their lifespan by handling and storing them responsibly when they aren’t in use. Where is best to store my tyres? Finding somewhere to store your tyres can be tricky. As long as they’re away from heat, direct sunlight, hot pipes, electrical generators and hazardous substances, your tyres will be safe from considerable damage. Ideally they should be kept somewhere that is cool, dry and clean. If you’re putting them on flat surfaces, ensure there are no sharp or dangerous objects nearby and…

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Is it Time to Purchase an Electric Car?

Posted on February 28th, 2019

With electric vehicles improving year on year, and with the arguments stacking up against regular vehicles, this question is becoming hard to avoid. On top of this, the government plans to ban new petrol and diesel vehicles in the UK from 2040, in accordance with its £3 billion Clean Air Strategy. With this in mind, perhaps it’s time to get better acquainted with these vehicles, and maybe even consider one for your next purchase. The difference between electric and hybrid Let’s cover the essential details first. An all-electric car, or fully electric vehicle, self-charges its own battery, and runs without the…

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Sport Driving FAQs

Posted on December 21st, 2018

Calling all petrolheads and speed demons – this month, Auto Exhausts & Tyres are answering some popular questions regarding sporty driving. If you’re a newbie and are excited by the idea of track days, but are overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information out there regarding high performance driving, then hopefully the answers listed below get you on the right track. What is the correct way to break in my new tyres? Sporty driving isn’t all about going fast – well, not all the time. If you’ve just purchased a new set of performance tyres, this doesn’t mean you want to…

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How to Detect Brake Problems Early

Posted on October 31st, 2018

If you begin to notice problems with the performance of your brakes, or abnormal smells and sounds coming from your vehicle, investigate the problems sooner rather than letting the condition gradually worsen. If you don’t – you could be putting your life at risk. Further, waiting will only lead to more expensive parts wearing out and requiring a replacement. In this article, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres will take a look at some of the warning signs that your brakes need servicing, so you can catch dangerous problems before they happen. Your brake warning light is on This is the most…

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Signs That Your Clutch is Failing

Posted on September 28th, 2018

Your car’s clutch is an absolutely essential component; without it, you wouldn’t even be able to change gear. Unfortunately, many drivers – especially those who can be quite heavy handed with the gear stick – certainly know how to burn through them. While you can prolong the life of your clutch through more careful driving and particular gear changing techniques, this will not be the focus of this month’s article. Instead, we will be looking at telltale signs that your clutch is beginning to fail. A burning smell One of the most common signs associated with a slipping clutch is a…

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MOT Changes 2018

Posted on September 4th, 2018

Back in May, the UK government made some important changes to the MOT test. While the changes themselves aren’t considered to be a great upheaval, they did have a profound impact on particular groups of motorists, especially those who are interested in classic cars! Another important change has been made to new car MOTs, specifically the year in which an MOT becomes necessary for them. So, if you would like to know about these MOT changes in greater detail, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres team have listed them below. No MOT for cars over 40 years old If you’re a classic…

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15 Tips for Maintaining Your Car

Posted on July 31st, 2018

Unfortunately, if you own a car, then you’re probably all too familiar with the problem of depreciation. That is, as soon as you drive off the forecourt, your car loses a considerable amount of value – and it will continue to do so until you decide to sell. However, by taking care of your vehicle both mechanically and in its appearance, you can ensure that, when the time comes to sell, your vehicle will hold its value much better. Put into practice these simple tips below, and see how you could benefit! Infographic from: https://www.titlemax.com/

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What Do Exhaust Tips Do?

Posted on May 31st, 2018

Motorists often forget about the components of their car that aren’t clearly visible – apart from the engine, that is – and tend to focus on the ones which are. For that reason, the installation of exhaust tips might be considered a bit of a niche aftermarket upgrade. But is it worth it? This month, the Auto Exhausts & Tyres team will examine this question in a little more detail, outlining just how aftermarket exhaust tips operate, the benefits they provide, as well as a look at some of the different types. How do they work? Your car’s exhaust system is…

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How To Stop Losing Money When Buying Cars

Posted on March 19th, 2018

When you’re looking to buy a new car, it may seem like you’re fighting a losing battle. They immediately begin to lose value as soon as they roll off the forecourt, they’re prone to breaking down and, on top of all that, they require many additional costs in the form of petrol, oil, insurance and repairs. So, you might be sat there thinking, “How can I possibly save money in this scenario?“ Well, this month, the team at Auto Exhausts & Tyres are going to help you do just that. New or Used? This is an argument that is still raging…

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4 Ways To Maintain The Value Of Your Car

Posted on February 28th, 2018

If you’ve just bought a new car, you’re probably not thinking about the day you’ll eventually come to sell it. That said, in a few years time, the chances are you’ll be trading it in for something better. With this in mind, it certainly pays to think about how you treat your car carefully, as this will ultimately determine its value when it comes to trade-in time. And, if you do this properly, you’ll be able to put more money down on your new car when you’re looking to purchase again! So, this month, the team at Auto Exhausts & Tyres…

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