Falken offers 6 TLC (Tyre Loving Care) tips for lockdown cars
With UK motorists observing the national lockdown, car use is being severely restricted. Such long lay ups can result in damage to tyres if they are not adequately cared for. Tyre brand Falken has therefore suggested six quick tips to prevent such damage.
MOTs paused from 30 March 2020
Cars, motorcycles and vans won’t need an MOT from 30 March 2020 for the next 12 months to allow essential travel during the lockdown. But “vehicles must be kept in a roadworthy condition, and garages will remain open for essential repair work”. And the government adds “drivers can be prosecuted if driving unsafe vehicles.”
Do I need to get an MOT test in the COVID-19 lockdown?
With many in the UK on COVID-19 lockdown, motorists will question whether getting an MOT test counts as an "essential" reason to leave their home. The government has already issued advice that "lorries, buses and trailers" needing an MOT in the next three months will receive an automatic exemption, barring a few exceptional cases.
Kwik Fit: Business as usual “where possible”
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.
Garages can open despite lockdown
Pubs, shops and restaurants might be closed, but frontline services still have to get to work and for that any vehicle needs tyres. That's why despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlining strict stay-at-home measures for the whole of the UK, garages are allowed to remain open.
Halfords offers free car checks to NHS workers during coronavirus pandemic
Halfords is offering its Ten Point Car Check to all NHS frontline workers during the Coronavirus pandemic. The check, fo which Halfords normally charges £15, includes top-ups of tyre inflation, screen wash and checks on oil levels, headlights and brake lights.
Nokian Snowproof P – Winter grip & sporty performance
Nokian Tyres is launching a successor to its Nokian WR A4 winter tyre. It calls this new addition to its cold-weather portfolio the Nokian Snowproof P and describes it is a “sporty and modern combination of high-performance handling and reliable winter grip.”
Auto Bild summer tyre test: 7 products gain top rating
In round one of its 2020 summer tyre test, Auto Bild kicked out more than half the 50 candidates as their braking distances weren’t competitive enough. The German motoring magazine scrutinised the 20 survivors more intensively and has now published the results of this comprehensive second test round.
Goodyear claims first all-season tyre with A in fuel efficiency
Goodyear will make a leap forward in all-season tyre performance later this year. The premium tyre brand has claimed a first by achieving an A rating on the tyre label in addition to the Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) marking, which indicates that the tyre is certified for driving in winter conditions, such as snow or ice.