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  • Kwik Fit
    replacements our training centres provide the perfect setting for apprentices to hone their craft and support their learning Tailored training for each apprentice We assess the prior knowledge and experience of each of our new apprentices to ensure the pace of the course meets their needs This ensures that none of our apprentices are left behind while challenging those that show aptitude so that they do not lose interest Having identified the range of abilities of each apprentice our tutors and assessors set appropriately challenging targets that are monitored closely while providing the support that each individual apprentice needs Apprentices are also given the opportunity to choose a development path six months into the course which focuses on specific areas of training This gives apprentices the chance to choose their preferred career path whether they want to focus on being a tyre fitter or advance into one of the more technical disciplines like servicing or centre management So while many learning providers offer a one size fits all approach the Kwik Fit apprenticeship is bespoke to each and every candidate we take on About the Kwik Fit Apprenticeship Our apprenticeship programme lasts around two years and provides a total of 91 learning credits The course includes a Level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Fitting with the opportunity to move onto an advanced Level 3 programme and we work closely with the awarding body to ensure all our training and assessments meet recognised national criteria Our apprenticeship training is delivered entirely in house by our fully qualified trainers whilst our assessors visit apprentices regularly in centre to check on their progress Find out more about our apprenticeship programme from our former students Come and join us The publication of the Ofsted inspection report comes hot on the heels of our announcement that we will be looking for 100 new apprentices to join the company in August Vacancies will be available at Kwik Fit centres across the UK providing opportunities for many school leavers to work close to home and take a valuable first step in a career in the automotive sector Almost nine out of ten apprentices stay on at Kwik Fit at the end of their apprenticeship and many participants progress to senior levels within the company Interested in an apprenticeship at Kwik Fit Apply now to be considered for our August intake Good luck Tags Apprenticeships Awards Training Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/kwik-fit-apprenticeship-programme-receives-ofsted-outstanding-rating (2016-04-25)
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    lower noise ratings imagine how much quieter our towns and cities would be What is Noise The EU tyre label rating measures the external noise emissions of the tyre in decibels Tyres contribute to the amount of pass by noise a vehicle generates Choosing a tyre with a good noise rating will lower the impact of your driving on the surrounding environment How is Noise classified Since many people are unfamiliar with decibel values the noise class is also shown This categorises the tyre in relation to forthcoming European tyre noise limits 1 black wave Quiet 3dB or more below the future European limit 2 black waves Moderate between the future European limit and 3dB below 3 black waves Noisy above the future European limit What the ratings mean Decibel levels are measured on a logarithmic scale This means that an increase of just a few decibels represents a big difference in noise levels In fact a difference of 3dB doubles the amount of external noise the tyre produces Taking Goodyear s performance criteria into account Besides the EU tyre label there are other important criteria to consider when choosing a tyre Goodyear s engineers test each new tyre design against more than 50 performance criteria to provide the highest quality The 3 15 50 approach reflects the different numbers of performance criteria that Goodyear tyres are tested for 3 The number of performance criteria tested for under the EU tyre Labelling system 15 The average number of performance criteria assessed under independent testing by Europe s top automotive organisations and magazines 50 The number of tests they put every new Goodyear tyre design through Some important ones include Wet handling Wet braking Dry handling Dry braking Cornering grip Durability Aquaplaning in curves Aquaplaning on straights Traction Stability at high speed Rolling resistance and many more Double A rated tyres from Goodyear In January 2015 Goodyear introduced AA label grades on eight tyres sizes from its EfficientGrip Performance line The move means that Goodyear is providing one of the largest number of tyre sizes sporting the AA European Tyre label grades on the market today The AA label delivers the highest grade set out by the European tyre label regulation and signifies a tyre that delivers an A in both fuel efficiency and wet grip The A label in fuel efficiency means that the tyre s rolling resistance has been reduced The eight new AA sizes complement an already extensive BA rated offering from Goodyear on the market today with 53 EfficientGrip Performance sizes sporting a BA rating At Kwik Fit we stock a wide range of Goodyear tyres for cars vans and SUVs Find Goodyear tyres for your vehicle Tags Goodyear Tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June

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    oil change quite this often Every manufacturer is different but you should follow the advice regarding oil change intervals in your owner s manual For example Toyota recommend changing the oil every 5 000 miles for a Yaris while Ford suggests that an oil change is only required every 10 000 miles on a Ford Fiesta Dashboard oil replacement light is on Can t remember the last time you had your oil changed Don t worry many modern cars will keep track of this for you and a dashboard light or message will illuminate when your next oil change is due This reminder light will be set as per your manufacturer s recommended oil change interval for your vehicle and must be reset after every oil change This isn t to be confused with the oil pressure dashboard light which could suggest you are driving with insufficient oil in the engine which can lead to permanent engine damage If you see this light represented by a dripping oil can you should stop the car and turn the engine off asap Oil level keeps dropping If you ve topped up your engine oil but the level keeps dropping below the minimum indicator on your dipstick it could suggest a problem As engine oil loses its lubricating properties your engine will use more of it to ensure its moving parts keep running smoothly An engine that continually needs topping up with oil suggests that there is either a leak or the oil is no longer up to the job and a complete oil change is required Listen out for increased engine noise You will know better than anyone how your car usually sounds so it should be easy to hear anything that sounds out of the ordinary If you notice that your engine is noisier than usual it could mean your oil needs replacing As engine oil becomes old and loses its lubricating properties the moving parts in the engine may begin to grind against one another causing major damage if not addressed Therefore it s recommended that you get your engine checked out and replace the oil if anything sounds amiss If you have any doubts whatsoever or believe you are due an oil change visit your nearest Kwik Fit centre and we will check your oil for free If your oil needs topping up or changing we will only use the oil specifically recommended by your vehicle manufacturer We also offer an Essential Car Care service from just 49 95 which includes a full oil and filter change plus a number of important checks that could result in a MoT failure if ignored Tags Car care Oil change Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/6-ways-to-tell-if-your-car-needs-an-oil-change (2016-04-25)
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    that the first wave of three year old cars now needing an MOT to stay on the road are potentially falling foul of this change The simplest way to avoid a TPMS related MOT failure is to keep an eye on your tyre pressures and manually check your tyre condition every month If your tyre pressure drops by 6 7 PSI your TPMS warning light will illuminate Maintaining correct tyre pressure will prevent this from happening TPMS sensors are designed to last for many years however it may be necessary to have your TPMS serviced occasionally to ensure it continues to work correctly and to avoid an unnecessary MOT failure At Kwik Fit we believe in preventative maintenance and your TPMS sensors should be serviced every time a tyre bead is broken One of the most common TPMS sensor issues we see at our centres is battery failure Each TPMS sensor is fitted with an internal battery which is designed to last 100 000 miles The more miles you travel the quicker the battery will deplete but on average a sensor battery should last 5 to 7 years TPMS sensor stems can also become corroded over time as they are open to the elements and take on everything the road throws at them Should you require a new TPMS sensor at Kwik Fit we can supply a cost effective replacement sensor which clones your existing settings for a fraction of the price of a dealership replacement To find out more contact your local Kwik Fit centre and ask about TPMS servicing Tags Safety TPMS Tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/drivers-risk-mot-failure-if-tyre-pressure-monitoring-systems-go-unserviced (2016-04-25)
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    less able to adapt to changing road conditions like asymmetric tyres can So while they offer excellent grip on dry roads they may not be as effective in the wet as an asymmetric tyre Examples of multi directional tyres Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Arrowspeed CP661 Directional Tread pattern Directional tyres will usually exhibit an arrowhead like tread pattern which provides a very striking appearance But there is more to directional tyres than just appealing looks There is an obvious compromise when designing a tyre that works just as well rotating in either direction Asymmetric tyres do just that and in some respects this limits their performance Directional tyres are designed to rotate in a single direction and as a result they provide excellent wet weather performance and good directional stability Because directional tyres offer excellent traction they also perform well on snow covered roads That s why many winter tyres have directional tread patterns Whereas asymmetrical tyres can be fitted on either side of the vehicle directional tyres can only be rotated vertically i e from front to back otherwise the tread pattern will rotate in the wrong direction when mounted on a wheel on the other side of the car An arrow printed on the tyre sidewall will show the required direction of travel which will also match the arrowhead shaped tread pattern Examples of directional tyres Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 Michelin Alpin 4 Can you mix tread patterns It is recommended that you do not mix tread patterns on a single axle For example an asymmetric tyre won t provide the same wet and dry handling benefits if its counterpart isn t the same type Ideally for best results you should replace tyres with identical tyres to the ones you already have so that the tread design matches exactly However if this isn t possible or you wish to change your tyre brand you should make sure your replacement tyre has the same tread type as the other tyre on this axle So if you have a directional tread pattern you should avoid replacing it with an asymmetric or multidirectional one unless you intend to change both tyres on the axle Tags Continental Goodyear Michelin Pirelli Tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/tyre-tread-whats-the-difference-between-asymmetric-and-directional-tyres (2016-04-25)
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    explore the reception area waiting room tyre store and the vehicle workshop Quality Control Shooting 360 degree photos at a busy Kwik Fit centre has its complexities Little things like moving vehicles and even passing clouds can cause issues when the images are stitched together so creating a seamless 360 degree photo can take time An occupational hazard of taking photos in a bustling workshop is that many of the images contain people and cars We ask all customers for their permission before shooting to ensure they are comfortable with this but faces and number plates are blurred out in post production anyway as per Google s privacy policy Here s one we made earlier We ve already created virtual tours of over 100 of our centres with many more in the pipeline Here are a few examples of the tours completed to date Kwik Fit Pontefract Southgate Kwik Fit Billericay Radford Way Kwik Fit Whitley Bay Marine Avenue Next time you re searching for your nearest Kwik Fit on Google Maps if you see an orange marker why not take a look inside Tags Kwik Fit Centres News Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own experience FAQs We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle Customer Services 0800 75 76 77 Our team are available Monday to Friday between 08 30 and 18 00 and Saturday between 09 00 and 13 00 Book Online Tyre Search Mobile Tyre Fitting Book an MOT Book a Service Air Con Recharge Batteries Exhausts Brakes Information Fleet Services Kwik Fit Drive Careers Promotions Winter Tyres Kwik

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    able to be driven on in the event of a puncture allowing you the driver to stay in control of the vehicle This isn t to say runflat tyres do not need air and in the unfortunate event of a puncture you should seek help as soon as possible Unfortunately when a runflat tyre picks up a puncture it s hard to tell if the structure of the tyre wall has been compromised because the punctured tyre could have been driven on for an excessive amount of time or at unsuitable speeds over 30mph but the added strength of the runflat tyre can mask this damage For this reason we cannot carry out minor repairs to runflat tyres as the tyre may no longer be safe to use Size of the damaged area Just because the puncture has occurred in the minor repair area doesn t necessarily mean it can be mended British standard BSAU159 also defines the maximum size of the damaged area in order to carry out a safe repair So if the diameter of the damaged area is larger than 6mm a repair should not be attempted This means it may be possible to repair a tyre that has been pierced by a nail or a screw but if the damage is caused by a larger item such as a bolt or other metallic debris the tyre may need to be replaced This also means that tyre damage such as splits cuts and gouges cannot be repaired Condition of the tyre Every time we carry out a tyre change we also check the general condition of the tyre to make sure it is fit for repair The legal limit for tyre tread in the UK is 1 6mm across the central ¾ of the breadth of the tyre tread If the remaining tread is less than 1 6mm anywhere around the entire circumference of the tyre or the sidewall exhibits bulging or exposed cords then a repair should not be attempted as the tyre is no longer fit for purpose Not only is it against the law to drive a vehicle with tyres below the legal limit it s also a major safety risk Besides the increased risk of a blowout the braking distance of your vehicle will increase as tyres become heavily worn particularly in wet conditions where braking performance deteriorates still further If you have any concerns about your tyre tread or the general condition of your tyres pop into your nearest Kwik Fit centre for a free tyre safety check Got a puncture and can t get to your nearest centre Why not try our mobile tyre fitting service we ll come to you at home or at work Tags Safety Tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014

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    sipe which locks together when you hit the brakes helping to maintain full tread block contact with the road and reducing braking distances in both wet and dry conditions The Results The innovations packed into Michelin s Primacy 3 have helped the tyre to achieve some impressive results in independent tests TUV SUD tested the Primacy 3 against 4 leading competitors on two separate tyre sizes and concluded that Under dry braking the Primacy 3 stopped on average 2 2 metres shorter from 100kmh than 4 leading competitors Under wet braking the Primacy 3 stopped on average 1 5 metres shorter from 80kmh than 4 leading competitors Under wet cornering the Primacy 3 achieved quicker cornering speeds than 4 leading competitors before breaking away Thus the Michelin Primacy 3 really does offer safety to the power of three and proudly boasts Excellence in dry braking Excellence in wet braking and Excellence in wet cornering in independent tests The Michelin Primacy 3 is available to buy online at kwik fit com in a range of sizes for mid sized and executive vehicles Looking for a different tyre We also stock a range of Michelin tyres for smaller and larger vehicles including van tyres SUV tyres and 4x4 tyres Tags Michelin Tyres Back Archive April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 November 2013 Tag Cloud Air Conditioning Alignment Apprenticeships Awards Balancing Batteries Brakes Car Care Car Service Caravans Christmas Community competition Continental Diagnostics Events Exhausts Feedback Fleet Services Fuel System Cleaner giveaway Goodyear Innovation Kwik Fit Centres maintenance Meet the Team Michelin Mobile Tyre Fitting MOT News Oil change Pirelli Promotions Research Safety summer Suspension TPMS Training tyre tests tyres TyreSafe Winter checks Winter Tyres Young Drivers Services Search for Tyres MOT and Servicing with your vehicle registration Select Your Service Tyre Search MOT Service Brakes Exhaust Batteries Air Con Search Tyre Search By Size Unsure where to find your tyre size Click here Width 115 125 135 145 155 165 175 185 195 205 215 225 235 245 255 265 275 285 295 305 315 750 Ratio Rim Speed Search Exclusive Online Tyre Pricing We are committed to offering customers our most competitive tyre prices Read about our exclusive online tyre pricing TrustPilot We have a rating of from our customer review on TrustPilot You can view what others are saying about us and rate your own experience FAQs We offer a series of FAQs to help you learn more about our services or your vehicle Customer Services 0800 75 76 77 Our team are available Monday to Friday between 08 30 and 18 00 and Saturday between 09 00 and 13 00 Book Online Tyre Search Mobile Tyre Fitting Book an

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