Winter, Summer and All-season tyres, what’s the difference
What's the difference between Summer and Winter tyres? What are the benefits? Is there really that much difference in performance? Click here to find out!
7 Things Car Insurance Companies would rather you didn’t know
Here at Jet Wheel Tyre we have put together a few pieces of advice from the internet that help you save money on your car insurance. These few points could save you a lot of money on your car insurance, and ensure you come up on top against the car insurance companies!
How to get the best from your tyres
Tyres age and wear, there is no getting away from it unfortunately. However, there are ways you can ensure your tyres do not wear down unnecessarily. Since the cost of replacing your tyres is never something any car driver looks forward to, preserving them for as long as possible makes a lot of sense. Here are a few tips to ensure you get the most out of your tyres
Top 8 Driver Irritations
Driving can be seen as very similar to raising children, in the sense we all say how much we enjoy it when really it is just a whole lot of shouting at people, feeling agitated and wishing everyone would do exactly as we do. So here’s a list of the top 8 driver irritants.
Questions people have thought but don’t ask about tyres
• Why are tyres black?
Well the black colour of tyres comes from carbon black, a material that provides improved wear characteristics and heat-dissipation capabilities when added to rubber compounds. Natural rubber is an off-white colour and in fact the first rubber tyres were white!
Now onto some useful information…
Wheel Alignment, why bother?
We are all keen to spend as little money as possible on essentials, like new tyres when ours are on the legal limit, new brakes when all we here is that horrible screech whenever we arrive at those inconvenient red lights. However, skimping on the ‘extras’ can be a false economy. So is wheel alignment an extra that we can afford to skip?
Why have we made the effort to become trading standard approved?
Trading Standards is responsible for certifying businesses in relation to legislation that falls within its remit. Trading Standards operates the ‘Buy With Confidence scheme’, which allows consumers to identify approved traders who readily demonstrate commitment to high working standards, high levels of customer care and a fair trading policy - this is why we want to be a member!
Why spend 20P when we do it for free?
There are a few advantages of popping into a local tyre garage to get your pressures check. One is that we can do a full safety check of all your tyres, ensuring you are not on the legal limit and your tyres are safety. In addition, most (I would hope all) tyre garages calibrate their machines, whereas the pumps on most petrol garage forecourts are often scarily inaccurate - I certainly wouldn't rely on one! On top of the inaccurate reading you are getting you have to pay for it!