Can you drive with a flat tyre?


Tyres are vital to the safety of your car. As the only part of the vehicle that touches the road, any defects or excessive wear can lead to...
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Haynes How-To: check and inflate your tyres


Tyres are arguably a car’s most important safety feature. They have a big influence on how well a car holds the road, responds to the steering an
Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key — how can I change a flat tyre?

Car Clinic: I've lost my locking wheel nut key


"The key to my locking wheel nut is missing; now I have a flat tyre and cannot change it. Any ideas?"
Car Clinic: Is there a better tyre sealant than the one supplied with the Mazda6?

Car Clinic: Is there a better tyre sealant?


I’ve not had good reports about the tyre sealant supplied with my Mazda6. Is there a different spray that would not mean the tyre needed...
Plastic from car tyres pours into ocean

Plastic from car tyres pours into ocean


Clothes washing and driving are a much bigger problem in polluting the world’s oceans than the microbeads that the government plans to ban...
Government proposes MoT after four years, not three

Government proposes MoT after four years


New cars won't need to undergo an MoT for four years under government plans to be announced this week.
Can I change the 18in tyres on my Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport to get a softer ride?

Car Clinic: Changing wheel size for a softer ride


Can I change the 18in tyres on my Ford S-Max Titanium X Sport to get a softer ride?

Car Clinic: How accurate are air pressure gauges at...


Are air-pressure gauges on garage forecourts checked officially? I got different readings at two garages.
Products: Fobo Tire smart tyre pressure monitoring system review

Fobo Tire smart tyre pressure monitoring system


An increasing number of modern cars feature a tyre pressure monitoring system as part of the general safety package but keeping track of air levels...
Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002 review

Products: Bridgestone Potenza Adrenalin RE002 review


Drivers who own an older car can’t fail to have spotted a trend in new models: the wheels are growing bigger
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Shocked that I had to replace the tyres on my Nissan...


I put new tyres on my Nissan X-Trail and managed only 15,000 miles before both sets needed changing
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What you need to know before changing the size of the...


Changing the wheel and tyre size of your car affects more than just the look of the vehicle — fitting huge wheels and tyres à la Pimp My Ride...
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What are the benefits of 'normal' tyres over low-profile...


Q. I drive a Peugeot 207 fitted with low-profile tyres. I’m considering replacing them with “normal” tyres. Will this give me quieter running...