Tyre care

How much do you know about your tyres and what to look for to ensure your safety while driving? 

All Season Tyres

Tyres are a critical safety component of your vehicle. Year round and in all weather conditions the correct tyres vastly improve your safety during acceleration, braking, steering and cornering. Despite this, they are one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of vehicle maintenance.
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Can a car tyre damaged with a screw be repaired?

Driving over a screw that then punctures and becomes embedded in your tyre can be an extremely frustrating experience.
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Can car tyres be put on the wrong way?

It’s easy to assume all tyres are the same. After all, they’re black, round, made of rubber and they fit on your car. But while many tyres are multi-directional, not all of them are.
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Can I change the size of my car tyres?

If you’re thinking of changing the size of your car tyres, there are a couple of things you need to think about first.
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Can my punctured tyre be repaired?

There is never a convenient time to puncture a tyre, so whenever and wherever it happens, you will be keen to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.
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Can You Use a Tyre with a Higher Load Rating?

The majority of motorists never stop to think about the load rating of their tyres - in fact, most drivers probably aren’t even aware that there is a defined load rating for every vehicle tyre.
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Do My Car Tyres Need Balancing?

If you’re having problems with the steering wheel vibrating in your car or it pulling off centre slightly, there’s a chance your wheels could need balancing.
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Help! What is the best tyre pressure for my car?

Under-inflated tyres negatively affect handling, safety and the overall performance of your car - make sure your tyre pressures are correct.
 
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How do I check my tyre pressure?

Maintaining the correct tyre pressure is an important factor in both the safety and longevity of tyres. Over or under inflation could adversely affect the vehicle handling and the tyre’s performance and durability.
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How Do I Choose the Best Tyre for My Car?

You probably don’t give much thought to your vehicle’s tyres until there’s a problem and one or more of them needs replacing. But how do you decide which tyres to choose when there’s such a huge choice available?
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How do I know if my car tyres are different sizes?

Some prestige car marques, such as certain BMW and Mercedes models, are designed to have different tyre sizes on the front and back axles.
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How many miles will car tyres last?

There are lots of factors that impact the life of a tyre, including the type of driving you undertake, what type of tyres you have on your vehicle, and the sort of driving and road conditions the tyres are subjected to.
 
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Should I buy winter tyres?

It can be a good idea to have summer and winter tyres; in fact, it is a legal requirement to have two sets of tyres and wheels in some areas of Europe.
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Take Care of Your Tyres & They Will Take Care of You

Tyres may not be the first thing you consider when it comes to vehicle safety, but tyres are your vehicle’s only link with the road. In fact, your safety (and that of your passengers) actually relies on an area of contact between the tyre and the road surface, which is no bigger than the palm of your hand.
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Temporarily repair your tyre using a temporary "tyre weld" solution

Temporarily repair your tyre using a temporary "tyre weld" solution
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The Importance of Winter Tyres

Those who travel to Europe in Winter for skiing and winter snow trips will already know the advantages of winter tyres and the rules in many European countries where they are a legal requirement. (for a list of countries where winter tyres are a requirement click here).
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The Menace Of Part Worn / Secondhand Tyres

Do you understand the difference? Should you buy them? What are the risks? This article wil shed some light on these common questions. 
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The role of a tyre

At all times and in all weather conditions they are the only element in contact with the road - yet they are one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of vehicle maintenance.

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The sidewall symbol mystery explained

Ever wondered what all those symbols are on the side of your tyre; wonder no more...
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Tyre Care - The Right Tyres for Your Vehicle?

Many drivers aren't aware of when the optimum time to replace their tyres is, you may notice a deterioration of performance as your tyres wear but how do you know when you should actually replace a tyre?
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Tyre Care - Tyre Age

Some helpful hints and tips on the age of your vehicles tyres
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Tyre Care - Tyre Damage or Abnormal Wear

Many drivers aren't aware of when the optimum time to replace their tyres is, you may notice a deterioration of performance as your tyres wear but how do you know when you should actually replace a tyre?
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Tyre Care and Safety

Tyres may not be the first thing you consider when it comes to vehicle safety, but tyres are your vehicle’s only link with the road. In fact, your safety (and that of your passengers) actually relies on an area of contact between the tyre and the road surface, which is no bigger than the palm of your hand.
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Tyre Care, Alignment

Vehicle suspension misalignment can result in rapid, irregular tyre wear, which is bad news for your pocket and can affect the handling and safety of the vehicle.
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Tyre Care, Are Your Tyres Up To Scratch?

Making sure that the tyres on your car or van have adequate read depth and are within the law, can be a matter of life or death. Tyres with less than the legal minimum of 1.6 mm can compromise your safety on the road and potentially lead to an accident.
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Tyre Care, Selection & Fulfillment

When fitting replacement tyres ensure they are of the same size, load index and speed symbol as recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
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Tyre Care, Tread Depth Inspection

Are your tyres legal? When should you change them?
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Tyre Care, Tyre Positioning and Handling

When replacing car tyres the ideal situation would be to replace all four tyres together. However as vehicles wear their front and rear tyres at different rates, this cannot always be done. In this case, new tyres should be fitted to the rear and move the part worn rear tyres to the front.
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Tyre Care, Valves

A guide to the essentials of tyre valves
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Tyre Care, Visual Tyre Care

By visually checking your tyres on a regular basis you can help maintain them in good condition throughout their service life and prevent having them changed unnecessarily or even failing prematurely.
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Tyre Labelling Explained

Since 2012, it is mandatory that any new tyres that are sold in the EU have a label that classifies the tyre into three categories; fuel efficiency, wet grip and external noise.
 
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Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems are electronic systems built into vehicles to primarily alert the driver to a low tyre pressure situation.
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Tyre Speed Rating Explained

Understanding tyre data can seem confusing at the best of times but at Protyre we are here to help! 

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Tyres & UK Law

UK law specifies your vehicle must be fitted with the correct type and size of tyre for the vehicle you are driving and the purpose for which it is being used. This means fitting the right tyres, ensuring that they have sufficient tread, are appropriately inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended pressure and free from damage.

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Tyres Explained, Extending The Life Of Your Tyres

Tyres are important but they aren’t cheap. Whilst you can’t put a price on your own safety or that of your passengers, you can make regular checks which can elongate the life of your tyres and in turn save you money.
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What are Part Worn Tyres?

Part Worn Tyres are second hand tyres that are usually sold with around 50% of the original tread depth, having been driven for several thousand miles prior to being sold as second hand.
 
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What are Run-Flat tyres?

What do you do when you get a flat tyre? With a run flat tyre you’ll be able to keep driving - usually at a maximum speed of 50 mph - until you can get to your nearest local Protyre garage
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What does XL mean on a tyre?

Some drivers have an encyclopaedic knowledge of what all the numbers and letters on a tyre mean. 
 
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Where can I find a mobile tyre fitter?

Here at Protyre, we understand that there’s never a convenient time for replacing a damaged or badly worn tyre.
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Where can I get my car tyre puncture repaired?

Punctures have been a hazard of motoring ever since pneumatic tyres were first used on cars in the 1890s.
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Why can’t I pump up my car tyres, do I have a flat tyre?

If you can’t inflate your tyres to the correct pressure, the chances are that you have a puncture.
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Why do my tyres wear unevenly?

Tyres that have uneven wear patterns can cause vibration or noise when you’re driving, and may decrease the safety performance of your car in wet or slippery conditions.
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Why does my car pull to one side?

Have you ever noticed your car's steering pulling to one side as you drive, or under braking? Not
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Why does my steering wheel vibrate?

If your car has developed a vibrating or a shaky steering wheel, this could be more than simply an annoying feature.
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Why wheel alignment is important for your tyres

Wheel alignment also known as tracking refers to the angle and direction at which the wheels are set.
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Why you should rotate your tyres?

Do you want to get the most out of your tyres? If you want to optimise the lifespan of your tyres, you need to visit your local Protyre garage.
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Your ultimate guide to all season tyres

All the way back in 1977, Goodyear unveiled a tyre called the Tiempo. This was the first tyre to be referred to as 'all season’.
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Your ultimate guide to Winter Tyres

We are all aware that snow, ice and wintry conditions can affect our driving and the safety conditions on our roads.
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