Tyres, aquaplaning and how to avoid it
Regardless of the time of year, our temperate northern climates are increasingly exposed to sudden, heavy rainfall, and the rising rainwater pools do not bode well for motorists on this side of the equator. Should we be worried about aquaplaning? Not with the right preparation and tyres.
Liverpool FC official tyre Falken supplies team bus as Premier League restarts
The return of the Premier League will see runaway leaders Liverpool FC travel only to the other side of Stanley Park on Sunday, when they take on Everton in the Merseyside derby. However, the team bus will need to cover much greater distances before the season is completed. And it is primed to roll on official tyre sponsor, Falken's rubber. Protyre fits the Falken RI151 to the 12.9l Irizar I8, supplied and operated by St Helens-based Ellisons.
215 Halfords Autocentres will collect your car for service and MOT – for £20
Halfords Autocentres will now collect and drop off your car for servicing and MOT bookings. The service is available within five miles of the 215 selected Autocentres – see full list below this article. Halfords is charging £19.99 for the service. The autocentre chain explained that customers must book the service over the phone and ensure their vehicle is parked in a suitable location.
Reinventing the wheel: A brief history of tyres
It all began about 5000 years ago. To get to the tyre, manufacturers first had to work with the wheel. Humanity didn’t see that until the Bronze Age, or roughly 3,000 BC. Next was the axle and wheel combination that is central to vehicular operations today. So it is not too much to say that the development of tyre technology really was a question of reinventing or better still reimagining the wheel. With this in mind, here's our brief history of tyres.
Top 10 factors that would make drivers buy an electric car
The top ten factors that would make a driver buy an electric car include trusting the technology, saving money, convenient and quick charging, and being able to travel a long distance on a single charge. The survey in January by Opinium of 2000 UK drivers, commissioned by InsuretheGap, a leading supplier of GAP (Guaranteed Asset Protection), reveals, however, that over half (57 per cent) of drivers are still too daunted by the issues around electric vehicles to buy one (men 54 per cent and women 59 per cent). Older drivers are even more likely to feel this (over 55s, 62 per cent, and 18 – 34s, 50 per cent).
Falken drivers ready for different 24-hour challenge
The ADAC TOTAL 24h of the Nürburgring is one of global motorsport’s great endurance events, with 300,000 spectators descending on the circuit every year. It is a major event for many tyre manufacturers, including Falken, whose motorsport and marketing teams alike build their years around the event. The COVID-19 related rescheduling for September has therefore left many Falken representatives at a bit of a loose end this weekend, when the event was due to be held. Fortunately, the tyre brand’s team is followed by an enthusiastic fan base, which has helped devise 24 challenges for its drivers to do at home.
Driving after lockdown? Check your tyres! Here’s how
Another firm has explained the importance of checking your tyres before driving in relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. Road safety and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist urges drivers to make checks before getting out on the road. This is because tyres can be affected by the conditions in which they are kept while layed up.
Hankook Dynapro AT2 all-season all-terrain tyre
The Hankook Dynapro AT2 is an all-round 4x4 tyre that features winter tyre accreditation. In other words, it is an all-season all-terrain tyre. The Dynapro AT2 takes over from the Dynapro AT M. The line-up covers all popular sizes in this category from 15 to 22 inches.
Pirelli’s top 5 tyre maintenance tips
Pirelli technicians have offered five tyre maintenance tips to help ensure safety and performance for those returning to driving after lockdown.