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  • Do you know how to maintain your vehicle?

    03 Aug 2017

    Maintaining your car is continuous task that requires a lot of attention and dedication. However, with this being said, a fifth of UK drivers (7.5 million) have confessed to being dreadful at it. Our new study has uncovered that most male drivers fail to maintain the…

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  • Almost Half Of British Drivers Swerve Manoeuvres

    18 Apr 2017

    Have you ever felt a little bit nervous driving down the M6? Well, it seems you’re not alone as we’ve discovered that one in 10 UK drivers steer clear of motorways. The data, taken from our latest survey, has also revealed that despite racking up a small fortune on…

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  • 7 Things Car Insurance Companies Don't Want You To Know

    29 Mar 2017

    Is your car insurance too expensive and are you wondering how to reduce it? It has recently been announced that car insurance prices will be increased.…

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  • First Cars: The Best Cars For New Drivers

    10 Mar 2017

    Everybody remembers their first car and lets be honest, the majority of first cars were not that good (apart from that one person whose parents bought them a brand new first car… No I am not bitter at all!). Getting an old banger of a car (sorry, ‘vintage’ I think it’s called these…

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  • Top Gear: The Start Of A New Beginning Or Time To Let Go?

    15 Feb 2017

    Top Gear is without doubt one of the most successful motoring programmes in history, embedded deeply into British Popular Culture. When Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May were presenters of Top Gear the programme looked to be going from strength to strength.…

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  • The Fastest Cars The World Has Ever Seen | Tyre Shopper

    15 Feb 2017

    Fast cars are what many of us dream about on a daily basis. Whether it be when day-dreaming sat at your desk at work or on the side of the motorway when your car has broken down waiting for the AA, everyone loves fast cars. We have compiled the perfect list of the fastest…

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  • Most Expensive Cars: Police Cars From Around The Globe

    17 Jan 2017

    Are the Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Gallardo or the Porsche Panamera cars that you would associate with the police? No, we wouldn’t either… until now. Police…

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  • Unpractical Britain

    16 Jan 2017

    Most people are guilty of turning to the internet for answers in today’s tech-savvy world, but just how much is this affecting people’s ability to DIY? Our survey of 2,000 UK adults – 1,000 under 45s and 1,000 over 45s - has revealed that, as a nation, we are now lacking…

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  • Car Dashboard Symbols: A Beginner’s Guide For New Drivers

    09 Jan 2017

    Car dashboard symbols can be confusing even for the most experienced of drivers. Since passing my driving test 2 months ago, I’ve even avoided driving in the dark. Countless number of hours studying the Highway Code and even more learning to drive hasn’t eradicated my fear of the…

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  • Nico Rosberg: A Well Deserved Retirement? | Tyre Shopper

    03 Jan 2017

    It has been just over one month since Formula One driver Nico Rosberg decided to retire from the sport, only five days after he became F1 Champion. Mercedes have announced that the replacement for Rosberg will…

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  • Tyre Tread Depth: How To Conduct A Tyre Check [Infographic]

    20 Dec 2016

    Checking your tyre tread depth is extremely important. If your tyres are under the tyre tread depth legal limit then you can be fined up to £2500 per tyre as well as three points on your driving license, again…

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  • Tyre Guide: 10 Unusual Facts About Tyres [Infographic]

    12 Dec 2016

    We guarantee that after reading this tyre guide, that you will be an expert on the wonderful and weird world of tyres. With Christmas approaching, it is the time of year where general knowledge quizzes generally occur and we’re here to help. Impress your family, friends and work colleagues…

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  • Tyre History: The Key Developments Over Time [Infographic]

    07 Dec 2016

    Tyre history plays a very important role in the today’s tyre market. This blog post looks at the history of tyres, monitoring why inventors such as Charles Goodyear and John Dunlop have played such a major role in the history of tyres. The infographic below highlights…

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  • Car Safety - Your Priority This Winter | Tyre Shopper

    29 Nov 2016

    Car safety is important all-year round, however it is especially important in winter. At Tyre Shopper, we have produced a number of driving tips to ensure you are safe this winter. Check Your Tyre PressureIt is vital that you check your tyre pressure as under-inflated…

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  • Formula One Tyres | 1980 - 2016

    25 Nov 2016

    Formula One tyres have helped revolutionise the sport since the first season of the World Championship of Drivers in 1950. In part one of our blog, we looked at Formula One tyres from 1950-1980. Within this particular…

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  • Formula One Tyres | 1950 - 1980

    23 Nov 2016

    Formula One tyres are currently supplied by premium tyre manufacturer Pirelli. Pirelli have been the sole supplier of Formula One tyres since 2011 however that hasn’t always been…

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  • The New Continental PremiumContact 6 | Tyre Shopper

    11 Nov 2016

    Continental has announced that their new PremiumContact 6 tyre will be available for the start of the 2017 summer tyre season. These premium tyres have been developed to combine the perfect blend of ultra-high performance, comfort and safety in what will…

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  • When Your tyres Talk..Do You Understand What they are Saying

    10 Nov 2016

    Communication is pivotal to success. It is true and I am sure you must have attended at least one training program on this topic. Communicate with your spouse and remain happily married, therapists say. Communicate with your children and mould them into good human beings, parenting…

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  • Price Comparison » with Kwik Fit tyres, Black Circles tyres, etyres and mytyres

    10 Nov 2016

    Every week, the online team compares the prices of all the leading competitors to ensure that our car tyres prices can not be beaten! Tyre Shopper promises to be cheaper than Kwik Fit tyres, Black Circles Tyres,…

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  • Lifetime Guarentee For Accidental Tyre Damage

    10 Nov 2016

    EXTRA COVER PROTECTION FOR YOUR CAR TYRESAccidental Impact Damage Cover If your car tyre sustains accidental damage to the tread or sidewall during the legal lifetime of the tyre, ie up to 1.6mm remaining tread depth, which cannot…

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  • Worst UK Motorway Crashes

    10 Nov 2016

    Driving is a routine part of everyday life for most people. We suffer through the daily commute, enduring long tailbacks and annoying drivers, plus we probably use the car for a multitude of other tasks. In short, we spend a considerable amount of time in our cars. Unfortunately,…

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  • Top 5 Crazily Magnetic Tyre Advertising Campaigns

    10 Nov 2016

    Advertising campaigns can make or break a product. When an ad campaign makes an impact on you-it makes you laugh or cry, or forces you to think hard or in general touches you in a specific manner- you are more likely to buy the product. The same is true of tyres too. However,…

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  • How To Buy Tyres For Your Van

    10 Nov 2016

    When your van needs its tyres replaced, it can sometimes be a bit daunting choosing from the vast range of options available. Whilst some tyres are designed to improve fuel economy or comfort while on the road, others will be useful at maintaining a heavy load. No matter…

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  • 5 Steps to Keep Your Tyres Clean: What You Need and How to

    10 Nov 2016

    It’s not that I don’t clean my car. In fact, I clean my car every week and it is spanking clean. I just never thought to clean my tyres. I never realized that tyres could be cleaned until some smart-alecky passerby scrawled ‘clean me’ on my tyre hubs. Other cheeky strangers (or were…

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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Car Tyres Have to be Round…And One Reason They Need Not be Black

    10 Nov 2016

    At some point or the other in our lives we have surely heard this rhyme –“The wheels of the bus go round and round”. In fact, you may even have sung it at the top of your voice. But did you ever pause to think “why”. I mean why should the wheels (and by extension tyres) be round?…

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  • The Relationship between Your Tyres and Car Insurance- What You Did not Know

    10 Nov 2016

    Here is the thing about insurance. We all get car insurance, religiously pay the premiums, but obviously, we don’t want to be in the situation, where we have to actually claim insurance. Insurance is like getting a fire extinguisher – you buy it, but pray to God that…

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  • Pricey Tyres: 10 Most Expensive Tyres In The World

    10 Nov 2016

    They are bold and they are beautiful…and boy, are they expensive! I am talking about tyres. Tyres in black, which grace high-performance cars and utility vehicles, and ensure superior road safety and comfort, are valued for their innovations in technology. In the radical…

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  • 6 Warning Signs that you need to Change your Car Tyres

    10 Nov 2016

    As with any product which has a shelf life, tyres too get old and tired after considerable use. Worn out tyres, if used can often prove catastrophic on the roads because they can cause cars to spiral out of control. Also tyres not performing optimally and which should have been retired…

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  • Buying Cheap Budget Tyres? Information & Opinions on Safety Risks

    10 Nov 2016

    What was used in the test? Premium tyres: Michelin (£70), Goodyear (£60), and Continental (£58). Budget tyres: Arrowspeed (£44), Ovation (£37), and Sunew (£37). The car: Vauxhall Meriva Equipment:…

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  • Driving a BMW with Run Flat Tyres – The Good and the Bad

    10 Nov 2016

    BMW’s decision to collaborate with Bridgestone and fit run flat tyres on all future car models as standard in 2009 was a sensible move that has provided their customers with improved fuel economy and a safer method of punctured tyre replacement.The benefits, however, are…

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  • Don’t be fooled by ‘look alike’ bargain tyres or you might regret it

    16 Apr 2010

    Did you catch the recent ‘Fake Britain’ programme that recently aired on BBC1? Featuring a wet braking comparison between a premium quality product from Continental Tyres and a ‘budget’ alternative, this was a real eye-opener. The point being made was that the low-cost tyre, whilst…

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