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    road the sporty position gives drivers improved dry handling through an optimised contact patch which uses an active conical shape and finally a wet safety position provides improved aquaplaning resistance thanks to a raised tread in the centre of the tyre which gives a larger tyre diameter resulting in a narrow and long surface footprint Triple Tube technology also provides extended mobility like a runflat tyre as a puncture in one chamber would still allow the driver to continue their journey utilising the other two Like the BH03 Goodyear won t be bringing the Triple Tube to market just yet but the concept may shape future tyre technology AA rated tyres While the above innovations give us a peek into what the future of tyre technology may hold in store Goodyear also demonstrated its new EfficientGrip Performance AA rated tyre available in eight sizes EU Tyre Labelling legislation which came into force in 2012 necessitates that all tyres carry a label providing objective and comparable information about the tyre The AA rating is the highest grade set out by the legislation and signifies a tyre that delivers an A in both fuel efficiency as a result of reduced rolling resistance and wet grip Goodyear was the first to introduce concept AA rated tyres back in 2012 when the new EU tyre labelling legislation came into force and the launch of the new EfficientGrip Performance AA at this year s Geneva International Motor Show means Goodyear is now providing the largest number of tyre sizes showcasing the AA rating on the market today Look out for availability of the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance AA in the near future and who knows maybe even energy generating tyres in the next few years Tags Goodyear Innovation News 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

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    in every weather condition the Michelin CrossClimate delivers the highest levels of combined performance in fuel ecomony longevity and driving comfort that Michelin is committed to delivering in every tyre that it develops Look out for availability of the Michelin CrossClimate in the coming months Tags Innovation Michelin Tyres Winter 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

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/michelin-crossclimate-tyre-for-all-weather-conditions-announced (2016-04-25)
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    to evacuate that water from the road which greatly increases the chances of aquaplaning 3 Illegal tyres could mean costly fines and risk of conviction Driving with tyres under the legal tread limit isn t just a safety risk it s against the law The legal minimum tread depth in the UK is 1 6mm across the central three quarters of the breadth of the tyre and around the full circumference If you are pulled over by the police and your tyre tread is below the legal limit you could be fined up to 2 500 and be landed with 3 penalty points on your licence What s more if you are convicted of using a vehicle with defective tyres your insurance premium could go up by as much as 69 according to Confused com Last year the Ministry of Justice released figures that showed that in 2012 more than 10 000 drivers in England Wales ended up in court due to defective tyres Can you really afford to take the risk How to check your tyre tread By now you might be wondering how best to check your tyre tread to ensure you don t fall foul of the above issues which could prove costly both to your wallet and more seriously the health and safety of yourself and other road users Tyre tread gauges can be purchased which can tell you precisely how much tread you have remaining However a simple way to check to see if your tyre tread depth exceeds the minimum legal limit is to use the 20p method Simply find a 20p piece and place it inside the main tread grooves of the tyre and make sure your eyeline is level with the tyre If the outer band of the 20p piece is obscured by the tyre then your tyres have adequate tread Make sure you do the 20p test in at least 3 different locations across the tyre as you may have uneven tyre wear If you can see the outer band of the 20p piece on any of the tests your tyres could be approaching the legal limit so it s advised to have them checked as soon as possible Check your tyre tread at least once a month to ensure your tyres stay road legal and if you are in any doubt or have concerns about your tyre tread pop into your nearest Kwik Fit and we ll check your tyres for free Find my nearest Kwik Fit centre 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 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

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    significantly Heavy items don t leave heavy things in the car if you don t need them to be there and take off roof racks if you re not using them The heavier the car the more fuel it will use Shopping supermarkets often have very competitive fuel prices and you can sometimes build up reward points to spend on other shopping Servicing and maintenance Motor company the RAC says that it costs around 472 to maintain a used car over the course of a year This includes getting the MOT and any servicing and repairs required For a monthly fee a used car warranty will cover certain repairs on your car and may even include a service and MOT once a year If you decide to take out a warranty make sure you re clear on what it covers and what it doesn t Breakdown cover The chances are that most drivers have experienced at least one breakdown Breakdown cover ranges from simply having an engineer take a look at your car at the roadside to having the car picked up anywhere in Europe with a courtesy car to continue you on your journey Naturally the higher the level of cover the more it costs Make sure you check what s included in each level of cover and choose the one that best meets your needs Depreciation One of the biggest costs when owning a car is the loss of value of the car over time this is called depreciation Brand new cars lose their value faster than used cars as they are more expensive to begin with When you buy a car think about what it might be worth in a few years time you might be able to see the price of older cars the same make as yours on a car sales website This article is provided by the Money Advice Service Tags Young Drivers 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

    Original URL path: https://www.kwik-fit.com/blog/running-a-car-as-a-young-driver (2016-04-25)
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    evenly across the width of the tread An under inflated tyre showing excessive wear along the inner and outer edges of the tyre An over inflated tyre showing excessive wear across the middle section of the tyre UK Tyre Law In the UK the legal limit for tyre tread is 1 6mm across the central three quarters across the width of the tyre and all the way round So even if the tread down the middle of the tyre looks in good order if your tyres show signs of excessive and irregular wear you could be fined or penalised if stopped by the police How to check your tyre pressure Firstly you ll need to know what the recommended tyre pressure is for your vehicle Most manufacturers recommend a different tyre pressure for the front and rear tyres due to the added weight of the engine depending on where this is located in your car Your vehicle handbook will list the recommended tyre pressures for your car and many vehicles now have the correct tyre pressure printed in the sill of the drivers door Alternatively you can use our tyre pressure calculator tool to work out the correct tyre pressure for your vehicle Most petrol station forecourts offer air either free of charge or for a small fee If paying we recommend removing your tyre valve caps before inserting your money as you will be given limited time to use the machine so you don t want to be mucking about with valve caps once the clock is ticking Set the compressed air machine to the correct tyre pressure and then place the hose end over the tyre valve The machine will tell you what the current pressure of that tyre is and will inflate to the desire pressure Once complete the machine will beep you can then release the hose and move on to the next tyre Remember to reset the desired pressure on the machine if your front and rear recommended tyre pressures are different If you are at all concerned about your tyres have irregular tyre wear or simply want us to check your tyre pressures for you then bring your car down to your nearest Kwik Fit centre and we will check your tyres absolutely free Tags Car care 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

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    completion time is any longer than 60 minutes the fleet customer will be offered the option to continue waiting with an estimated time of completion provided offered an appointment at the centre or alternatively offered an appointment with Kwik Fit Mobile who will come and complete the work at the customer s home or workplace The second major improvement is our new tyre logistics strategy We re now using our own fleet of vehicles to distribute tyres to over 600 centres nationwide The improved strategy means that almost 90 of our centres are now receiving tyre deliveries 11 times a week including two deliveries every day during the week With more than twice the number of tyre deliveries to each centre each week we can offer improved tyre availability to our fleet customers and get them back on the road in the fastest possible time These improvements have helped to create transparency in customer communication and the service they can expect to receive when they walk into one of our centres We like to think our commitment to continually improving our fleet business contributed to our 22nd BusinessCar Award in a row and our first award of 2015 Tags Awards Fleet Services 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

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    for candidates to join the Kwik Fit apprenticeship programme Register your interest before 21st February 2015 to be considered for our April intake of apprentices Good luck Tags Apprenticeships Meet the Team 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 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

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    Kwik Fit centre no appointment necessary that s one less thing to worry about this winter What does a winter safety check include Tyres we ll check the overall condition of your tyres including the tread depth and pressure to make sure they are fit for icy roads Battery we ll test the battery s starting and charging systems using the latest Bosch testing equipment to ensure your engine starts in the morning Coolant check we ll make sure the strength and levels of antifreeze in your car are adequate for winter driving Find out why antifreeze is important to keep your engine running Wiper blades checked for splits or damage Windscreen wash system we ll check to make sure your washer feeds are working correctly and top up your screenwash Light bulbs faulty or broken bulbs are illegal our team will highlight any bulbs that need replacing Once your check has been completed our trained technicians will discuss the report with you and provide help and guidance if any elements do not meet the safety requirements Find your nearest centre and call in for a free winter safety check no appointment necessary Tags Batteries Car care Winter checks 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

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