Car Insurance Info-Graphic

Now you know how we like an info graph.

Tempcover has created a handy creative dispelling some of the top car insurance myths. As the UKs largest temporary and short term motor insurance provider, they compare hundreds of quotes from insurers and will always offer the cheapest price available. Take a look at the infographic below to see which motoring rumours are true, false, and somewhere a little in between!

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Dunlop Summer & Winter Tyres

As of February 2015 the following tyres are the latest range of tyres supplied by Dunlop for summer & winter.

Dunlop Summer Tyres

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunlop Winter Tyres

Goodyear Tyres Fitted as Original Equipment on Cars

Many car manufacturers choose Goodyear tyres for their latest models. Starting at the early stages of new vehicle model creation Goodyear works together with car manufacturers to drive technology and innovation into reality.

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Goodyear aims to bring these new vehicles to the next performance level. These performance attributes range from braking distance to environmental impact. Car manufacturers test, approve and choose Goodyear tyres for their new vehicle models. Goodyear tyres are chosen by BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, LandRover, Nissan, Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Peugeot, Ford, Opel, Renault, Saab, VW, Chrysler, Toyota, Skoda and Seat.

M25 Dartford crossing new “free flow” system on 30 November 2014

Dartford-crossingThe Dartford crossing toll-bridge on the M25 will enter into a new “free flow” system on 30 November, where the toll-bridge payments will be scrapped in favour of a new traffic congestion reducing online payment system.

The change from toll-payments to a new system called the Dart Charge has been hailed by the Highways Agency as a way to reduce congestion at Britain’s busiest toll.

But a new fine system means drivers can incur a maximum charge of £105 for failing to pay the £2.50 toll.

The standard charge for cars will increase by 50 pence to £2.50, while two axle goods will increase to £3 and multi-axle goods will increase to £6.

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Winter Tyres or 4×4 Which are Best?

The difference is dramatic and the extra grip of the winter tyres hard to credit. In an Auto Express comparison, a summer tyre failed to even get to half the test tracks on snow.

The results are remarkable.

 

Caravan Drivers urged to tow the line this summer

As the main summer holiday season approaches, drivers who will be towing a caravan or trailer are being encouraged to pay particular attention to their tyres before setting off. The advice is being issued by not for profit organisation TyreSafe in a bid to help road users reach their destination safely.

“The summer months are normally the peak season for towing-related incidents on our roads, many of which are tyre related,” comments Stuart Jackson, chairman, TyreSafe. “However, by making some thorough safety checks as part of any travel preparations, many of these needless problems can be avoided.”

Figures from the Highways Agency reveal that in 2013 nearly 5,000 towing-related incidents occurred on its roads, with almost half of these happening between July and September. As one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, the South West region saw the highest number of summer towing incidents, accounting for more than a fifth of the UK’s total.

To minimise the risk of suffering a tyre-related towing problem, drivers are being advised to make a number of key safety checks on both their caravan or trailer and their towing vehicle.

Firstly, it’s essential that tyres are correctly inflated for the applied load. Tyres that are under-inflated are much more likely to overheat and suffer from a rapid failure which can lead to loss of control of the vehicle. Furthermore, any resulting debris left on the carriageway can prove extremely hazardous for other road users.

Details of correct pressures for caravans and trailers can be found by visiting here. Drivers should also remember that, when towing, pressures on the towing vehicle may need to be adjusted accordingly. Details of this can be found in the vehicle manufacturer’s handbook.

Tyre tread depth should also be checked to ensure they exceed the UK’s legal minimum requirements of 1.6mm across the central three quarters around its entire circumference. This can be checked either with a calibrated tread depth gauge or very quickly using a 20p coin. Simply place a 20p coin in the main tread grooves of the tyre and, if the outer band of the coin is obscured, then the tyres should exceed the legal minimum. If the outer band is visible then the tyre tread depth may be low and should be inspected immediately by a tyre professional.

The final aspect drivers should pay attention to is the general condition of the tyres. Owners should look out for any signs of damage such as lumps, bulges, cuts, cracks or uneven wear. If any of these are present, the vehicle should be inspected by a tyre professional.

“When it comes to the summer, we most often think about caravans and trailer tents being towed but our useful advice should be applied equally to other towed vehicles as well,” continues Jackson. “For example, many boat and horse owners will also be hitching up their trailers and they should follow these same precautions to ensure they have a trouble-free journey.”

via www.tyresafe.org – Drivers urged to tow the line this summer.

Orpington Tyres

Tyres Orpington

Located near Orpington hospital and only a few minutes walk from the town centre. You can leave your car with us and take a stroll down to the shops while we work on your vehicle.

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Call us, or call in and see us about your requirements, or submit an online booking here on our website. See you soon.

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Tyres Godstone Edenbridge Bromley Orpington Croydon

We have a vast range of leading brand and budget tyres for cars, vans, four wheel drives and motorbikes.

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Keep your car and it’s precious cargo safe by maintaining your tyres.
Whatever you are looking for we will have the right tyre and brand for you.
Browse our database online today to view our extensive range of leading brands at great prices.
We can provide you with a full fitting and alignment service.

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We have all the leading tyre brands including: Dunlop, Bridgestone, Firestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Avon, Continental, and Pirelli.

Car tyres

Browse our extensive range of car tyres by clicking on the image above.

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4×4, van and motorbikes

We also sell an extensive range of 4×4, van, motorbike tyres at competitive prices. Browse our range.

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