tyre retail

Are UK drivers playing games with road safety?

10 Feb 2022
Halfords’ Tyre Safety video game, 20,000 Miles in Two Minutes has now been played over 7,000 times, revealing that many drivers lacked basic safety knowledge. But what did it reveal about basic safety knowledge amongst the UK driving public?
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3 reasons to buy tyres online

24 Sep 2021
Statista research published in May 2021 found that over 93 per cent of consumers had made a purchase online in the last 30 days. The tyre sector is no different with both pre-sale research and online tyre retail booming. But tyres are a highly technical specialist product. So, is buying tyres online a good idea? Here, Dartford Tyres shares three reasons in favour of buying tyres online.
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Kwik Fit trialling tyre subscription scheme

26 Apr 2021
Kwik Fit has launched a Kwik Fit Club membership that sees drivers pay a monthly subscription that covers all their tyre wear, including repairs and premium tyre replacement, wheel alignment and six-monthly health checks. They also have the option to include their MOT and servicing costs. Drivers can join the programme and keep track of their subscription through an app, and although they can nominate a ‘home garage’, their membership can be used at any of Kwik Fit’s 600-plus centres across the country. The new tyre subscription is being trialled in Yorkshire and the North West, with a view to rolling it out nationwide in the summer of 2021.
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Tyres from £7 a month: Bridgestone launches subscription service

20 Jul 2020
Bridgestone has launched its Mobox all-inclusive monthly tyre subscription service in the UK. The Mobox subscription offers new tyres, full warranty and other premium vehicle-related services from £7 per month. It is initially available in five ETB Autocentres prior to rolling out across all 31 ETB centres.
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Halfords offering free MOTs

9 Apr 2020
Halfords Autocentres is offering free MOTs with every interim, full or major service booked, to ensure “vehicles that still need to be on the road are safe to drive during this challenging period”, according to the company.
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Kwik Fit: Business as usual “where possible”

24 Mar 2020
Kwik Fit says it is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak, with centres open for business as usual “where possible” at present. It stresses that the company’s “overriding priority” is the health and well-bring of its staff and customers.
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