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  • Seven Essential Car Checks to Make Before a Long Journey

    10 Dec 2019

    With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are planning our trips to visit family and friends. Surprisingly, though, Visit England reports that 74% of domestic festive trips are made by car, as opposed to public transport. What’s more surprising is that scores of motorists…

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  • What’s The Difference Between Summer And Winter Tyres?

    03 Dec 2019

    For those who live in regions of the country with extreme weather, it’s worth considering investing in a set of summer tyres and winter tyres so that you’re safe to drive in all-weather conditions. From an outside perspective though, it might look like summer tyres…

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  • Black Friday Deals

    20 Nov 2019

    Are you looking for Black Friday deals? If so, you have come to the right place! At Tyre Shopper we will be celebrating Black Friday this year and will be releasing our Black Friday discounts midnight on Thursday 28th November 2019. These codes will be present on our homepage…

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  • Parts Of A Tyre

    05 Nov 2019

    It’s important to understand how tyres work so that you can adequately assess whether your tyres are safe to drive. Understanding the different parts of a tyre will also help you when it comes to speaking to mechanics, as you can use the correct terms to locate the problem.…

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  • Winter Car Tyres- Which are the best for my car?

    01 Nov 2019

    At Tyre Shopper, we stock a wide range of winter car tyres- all based on the premise of keeping you safe on the road this winter. "Why do I need winter tyres? I already have my summer car tyres and they work fine." Yes we hear that a lot, and here are the reasons why winter tyres…

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  • Have You Ever Fallen Victim To Road Rage?

    30 Oct 2019

    Dealing with other drivers’ road rage can not only feel unjust, but scary too.? Our new survey has discovered that a whopping four fifths of UK drivers have fallen victim to road rage in the past year. Three fifths of those who have fallen victim to other drivers’ anger…

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  • Can Tyres Be Recycled?

    28 Oct 2019

    Around 50 million vehicle tyres are discarded each year in the UK and a lot of these are collected from tyre businesses by licensed waste recycling companies. All Tyre Shopper tyre fitting centres send old tyres for recycling, where they can be made into items that you will use every…

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  • How Tyres Are Made

    22 Oct 2019

    Cars are extremely complex pieces of engineering, but the engine isn’t the only part of the car that is highly thought out. Tyres are extremely important to the way that a car will run, but how exactly are they made, and what are tyres made of? This blog will cover the different…

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  • Why Are Tyres Black?

    18 Oct 2019

    These days, you can find cars of any colour on the road, but why are tyres always black? When cars were first invented, tyres where white, as the natural rubber from which car tyres are sourced from is white. White rubber car tyres date back to the late 1880s and were still used…

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  • Types Of Tyre Damage And What To Do About Them

    25 Jun 2019

    Tyre damage comes in many forms and levels of severity. It doesn’t matter how safe a driver you are; the chances are your tyres will suffer damage at some point in their lifetime. Whether it’s caused by potholes, debris on the road, or a road traffic incident, you should…

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  • UK Tyre Law

    25 Jun 2019

    What do you know about UK tyre law? In order to protect yourself as a driver, and the pedestrians and road users around you, your tyres must be fit for purpose – and it’s your duty to understand what that means. If your vehicle is deemed to be unsafe by a police or traffic…

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  • Legal Tyre Tread Depth And How To Check It

    06 Jun 2019

    The tread depth of your vehicle’s tyres is important in keeping you safe on the roads, so there are laws in place to make sure that you maintain it. UK tyre tread depth law is taught as part of the process of learning to drive but, if you’ve forgotten what the rules are,…

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  • Does England Have A Pothole Problem?

    31 May 2019

    Nobody likes a pothole. If you ask drivers what annoys them most about driving, poor road conditions are sure to be somewhere near the top of their list. Uneven or damaged roads don’t just make it more dangerous to drive, they also cause a huge amount of damage to cars every…

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  • When Should Tyre Pressure Be Checked?

    29 May 2019

    When you pick up your new car, the first thing you’ll do is read through the user manual to acquaint yourself with its workings. Make sure to take note of the tyre pressures that your car requires – this will stand you in good stead for being a responsible car owner. Under…

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  • How to Work Out Braking Distance With The Stopping Distance Formula

    22 May 2019

    Were you aware that tailgating is one of the biggest causes of road traffic accidents in the UK? Knowing your car’s stopping distance in various conditions is an important part of staying safe on the roads and, because of this, stopping distance is part of the UK driving theory…

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  • How Long Do Tyres Last?

    15 May 2019

    Tyres are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, providing grip with the road surface and keeping you in control of your vehicle no matter what the conditions. They take constant damage in the process of doing this, and gradually degrade over time. The same…

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  • Find More Than Motokiki Comparison Site

    10 Jan 2019

    Buying car tyres from comparison sites, such as Motokiki sounds like a good idea- however, are you actually getting the best deal? At Tyre Shopper we offer a price promise which guarantees we will beat any competitor’s price by £1. Our committed and diligent…

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  • 5 Of The Best Car Tyres For 2019!

    07 Jan 2019

    Are you looking for a bargain when it comes to buying new car tyres? At Tyre Shopper we stock a wide range of high quality car tyres, at the cheapest possible prices. Whether you are looking for a car tyre from within the budget category, the mid-range category or the premium category…

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  • The Dangers Of Part Worn Tyres

    28 Nov 2018

    Part worn tyres may often be cheaper than your standard car tyres that you can purchase from websites such as Tyre Shopper or other tyre retailers. However, is that little bit of cost saving worth it in the long run? We don't think so- read below to find out why. Reduced Safety…

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  • Top Car Tyre Sizes

    04 Oct 2018

    For the cars already on the UK roads, there are particular tyre brands and tyre sizes that are the most popular. Big Brands Have Many Years of Experience Making Tyres The largest brands like Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, GoodYear, Dunlop, Michelin, Firestone, and Yokohama are…

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  • Find More Than Black Circle Tyres

    24 Aug 2018

    You don't have to compare tyre prices…. Because we do at Tyre Shopper- we respect the value of your time and we know there are tons of important things you need to be doing throughout the day. We also strongly believe that you deserve maximum savings on your tyre purchases.…

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  • Find More Than Tesco Tyres

    24 Aug 2018

    Tesco Tyres offer you reward points when purchasing tyres online, however if you want an exceptionally rewarding tyre shopping experience, Tyre Shopper is where you should head. At Tyre Shopper, we focus on offering you the maximum value in terms of price, range of tyres and service…

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  • Find More Than Costco Tyres

    24 Aug 2018

    At Tyre Shopper you can always count on getting the best value deals on Costco tyres. Costco needs no introduction, being one of the largest membership wholesale store models in the world. Costco has practically everything under its roof including electronics, toys, kitchen accessories,…

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  • Find More Than Halfords Tyres

    24 Aug 2018

    Tyre Shopper is committed to offering you the lowest prices on your tyre purchase at all times. Our weekly tyre price comparison exercise makes sure that our prices are lower than all the leading online tyre retailers including Halfords autocentres. Incidentally, if you visit halfordsautocentres.com…

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  • Find More Than Tyre Savings

    24 Aug 2018

    Don’t go just by names. Just because a company is called tyresavings.com, it doesn’t mean they will offer the best savings on tyre purchases. In fact, look no further than Tyre Shopper for maximum savings on your online tyre purchase. Why You can be Confident about Tyre…

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  • How is 205/45wr17 Different To 205/45r17?

    17 Aug 2018

    The world of radial sizes is confusing to say the least. Let’s take for instance the size 205/45r17 – how is 205/45wr17 different to 205/45r17? Does the difference matter? Is it important to know? Well, the choice is yours whether you want to know or not, but is definitely…

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  • Tyre Pressures For Your 235-40-18 Tyres

    17 Aug 2018

    If you’re looking for a tyre size for your high-performance car, you’ve come to the right place – and we’ll ensure that your vehicle is running on the correct tyre pressure while you’re here! Our experts can help you choose the ideal match for your vehicle,…

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  • Tigar Tyres

    17 Aug 2018

    With the acquisition of Tigar Tyres, Michelin, the French automotive tyre manufacturing giant now has in its portfolio a budget range of car tyres.These come with the same technological advancements Michelin is renowned for. So, it’s a best-of-both-worlds situation for customers! Michelin-…

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  • What Are The Best 225/50r17 Car Tyres

    17 Aug 2018

    Choosing the right size tyres for your car is crucial to ensure safety and performance. Car tyres in size 225/50r17 are one of the most popular tyre sizes and much in demand. These tyres fit a wide range of mid to high end sports cars and saloons. And tyres in this particular…

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  • How To Get The Best Performance From Avon Tyres

    17 Aug 2018

    Avon Tyres is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and brings to you a wide range of products guaranteeing the best in safety and performance. Guide to Avon Tyres For the best deals on Avon tyres, look no further than Tyre Shopper, the UK’s leading retailer for van…

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  • A Review Of Westlake Tyres

    15 Aug 2018

    If you have read a Westlake Tyres review lately, you cannot have missed the fact that people are happily buying this cheap tyre at the lowest prices. And you would have noticed that several of the customers saying that they would buy these radials again. All in all the brand has garnered…

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  • Formula One Tyres | 1980 - 2016

    06 Apr 2018

    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 blog post, we will be looking at the current era of Formula One,…

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  • Formula One Tyres | 1950 - 1980

    03 Apr 2018

    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 the case. Tyre manufacturers such as Avon, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Englebert, Firestone,…

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  • 7 Things You Need To Know Before Your First Motorway Drive

    16 Jan 2018

    Driving on the motorway for the first time can be a daunting experience. Interestingly however, motorways are statistically safer than most other types of road. This makes sense when you think about the fact that everyone is driving at similar speeds, in the same direction along a…

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

    16 Apr 2017

    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…

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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 the key points…

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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, etyres and mytyres with the price promise guarantee. As part of our…

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

    10 Nov 2016

    Communication is pivotal to success, they say. Do it with your partner and remain happily married, do it with your kids and mould them into good human beings… But when your tyres are trying to tell you something, do you listen? Probably not as well as you should. Here, we…

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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, the…

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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…

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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…

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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 you…

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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 and…

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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: GPS-based timing equipment Test 1 –…

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

    10 Nov 2016

    In 2009, BMW decided to fit all of its models with run flat tyres as standard. The brand’s collaboration with Bridgestone provided customers with improved fuel economy and a safer method of punctured tyre replacement. To help BMW owners decide whether to keep theirs, we’ve…

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