Expert Driving Tips from Protyre 

Changing weather, tyre condition and extra load can all dramatically affect driving conditions. Why not browse through our handy driving tips before you set off on your next trip?

Can I drive with a flat tyre?

A flat tyre is something that most motorists will encounter at some point. As the only part of your car that is in contact with the surface of the road, tyres are essential to your safety, but this also makes them vulnerable to damage from debris.
 
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Driving your car in colder climates

With summer drawing to a close and the evenings getting darker, the temperatures will also soon be decreasing as we enter the autumn and winter. As a motorist, having an awareness of the precautions you should take when driving in colder climates can be useful in minimising your risk of breakdowns. Read on for some key tips and advice as to how you can enjoy safe and hassle-free motoring throughout the colder months.
 
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How far can I drive on run flat tyres?

Whilst none of us are trying to break any records for driving the longest distance on a run flat tyre, in this day and age when we all need to keep moving, the question as to how long can you keep going is a valid one. With 2 million tyres fitted each year, our tyre professionals at Protyre have offered some helpful advice on just how far you can drive on run flat tyres.
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Matching tyre pressure to your car load

Heavily laden cars, or vehicles that are towing, should have a little extra air in their tyres to maintain the tyre’s profile and contact area with the road.
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Safe places to stop if you get a flat tyre

Life has a habit of throwing up the unexpected, with the possibility of getting a flat tyre when you’re out and about no exception.
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Top tips for driving in fog

Fog creates dangerous driving conditions. Not only does it reduce visibility, making it hard to spot other road users and hazards, but it can also create optical illusions. This can make it difficult for drivers to judge speed and distance and determine what they see in front of them.
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Top tips for driving in the snow

Driving in icy and wintery conditions can be daunting; our experts have devised these top tips for driving in snow, to give you some reassurance on the road this winter.
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Top tips for towing in Winter

Winter weather is unpredictable at the best of times. When you’re towing in winter, don’t be caught unprepared.
 
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Tyre pressures for towing a caravan

Whether you’re taking off for a long weekend or setting off on a family holiday, checking your car tyres are up the job is important. Correctly inflated tyres wear more evenly and enjoy a longer life so you can hit the open road with your caravan as often as you like.
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Tyre pressures for towing a trailer

Your safety and security when towing a trailer depends on the relatively small contact patch between your tyres and the road. That’s why your tyres need to be properly maintained, inflated and rated for the load you’re towing before you hit the road.
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Getting the best performance from your air-con

When air-conditioners, heaters or climate control systems don’t work as they should, it’s not just temperature you need to worry about. Uncorrected faults can damage the compressor, leak pollutants and degrade the car’s fuel efficiency. Regular inspection of air-con systems is highly recommended.
 
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What are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)?

When anyone asks, “what are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)”, there is no one definitive answer. ADAS is a broad term for a host of electronically controlled interventions.
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Cold temperature driver safety - switch to winter tyres

When the winter weather really begins to bite, you need to do much more than wrap up warm if you are getting behind the wheel of a car.
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How to achieve shorter stopping distances

There are a number of factors that impact on stopping distance. And while you can't influence the weather or the state of the road, you can make sure that your car’s condition and the way you drive help you achieve shorter stopping distances.
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Pros and cons of bright LED headlights

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) were first used in practical applications in the early 1960s. They weren’t particularly bright and were only available in red, so their uses tended to be limited to things like status indicators on control panels and switches.
 
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Tips for driving in heavy rain and wind

Driving in heavy rain and even snow is a serious consideration for road users at this time of year. You can get your vehicle ready in advance with some simple checks.
 
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COVID-19 What if my car breaks down?

Breakdown services have sought to reassure motorists that they will attend to them if they have a problem on the road.
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