Car maintenance explained by the experts - How to Guides

Looking for answers on 'How to' undertake some of the maintenance tasks required to keep your vehicle in tip-top working order? Well look no further…our handy ‘How To’ articles offer step-by-step guides for anything from changing a headlight bulb, or checking the rotation of a tyre, to identifying a Run Flat tyre against a Non-Run Flat tyre – whatever task you need assistance for, you can trust in Protyre’s expert ‘How To’ guides to provide the solution. 

How to Check Tyre Pressures

Research undertaken by Protyre on vehicles visiting our centres has shown that 90% of all vehicles that visit our centres have the incorrect tyre pressure – even for tyres that aren’t being replaced.

 

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How To Check your engine oil levels

Oil lubricates and cools your engine; without enough oil of good quality, your engine will fail. Letting it get low or stale is asking for trouble, so regular oil checks are routine for any motorist who knows what they are doing. Monthly is a sensible routine, and before and after long journeys.
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How To check your trailer tyres after sitting still for long periods

How To check your trailer tyres after sitting still for long periods
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How To Identify the age of a tyre

17% of motorists know how to find the age of their tyres or when to change them? Tyre age is important, because the performance deteriorates as tyres age, which can cause road handling and safety issues.
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How To Check your wiper blades

No matter how little you know about car maintenance, there are a few routine jobs that can easily be undertaken yourself, and checking your wiper blades is one of them.
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How To Change a wheel

No matter how much care you take, it's inevitable that at some point during your driving career, you will experience a puncture. In some cases, you will still be able to drive your vehicle to the nearest tyre facility for repair or replacement, but what about those occasions when the tyre is simply too flat to continue? 
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How To Check your Suspension Bushes

The problem with suspension bushes is they deteriorate gradually, which means any issues will not be immediately obvious.
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How To Avoid Part Worn Tyres

As amazing at it seems, your car is only in contact with the road surface through a very small area when compared to the size of the car itself - each tyre has a contact area approximately the size of your hand. This small area is critical to the control you have over your vehicle but is often ignored.
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