How To Maintain Your Tyres

How Are Tyres Made?

How Are Tyres Made

The tyres on your car might seem like simple circles of black rubber that have been mass produced in a moulding machine in a factory but have you ever wondered just how are tyres made? You may not be able to see any distinguishable characteristics at all, other than the tread pattern. In reality, your tyres have been carefully constructed using a whole series of different processes and up to 200 raw materials.

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Caravan Tyres & Your Safety

Do I Need To Replace My Caravan Tyres?

Caravan Tyres & Your Safety
Now that the summer holidays are nearly here, caravan owners are starting to think of taking to the roads. Because caravans tend to be infrequently used, it can be easy to lose track of when your caravan tyres were last changed – and there is more to caravan tyres than meets the eye. Did you realise that caravan tyres must be replaced at least every five years?

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Wheel Balancing

Why Do I Need Wheel Balancing?

Wheel Balancing
Here at Car Clinic MOT Centre we often get asked why do I need wheel balancing? Well, Wheel balancing is a process that helps to ensure the weight of the wheel stays even as it turns. Every time a new tyre is fitted onto your vehicle’s axle, the wheel should be balanced to ensure that it rotates evenly.

If wheels are not balanced, they produce a vibration that makes it uncomfortable to the driver and it results in the premature wear of the tyres, suspension and steering components.

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How Can You Look After Your Tyres

Can You Repair Tyres?


Can You Repair Tyres
We often get asked can you repair tyres… Well, fixing a tyre is not as simple as you might think. Tyre repairs must be completed to a British Standard: BSAU159f:1997. This British Standard defines strict limits on the location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out. It also suggests recommended materials to be used in the repairs.

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