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Why inflate tires with nitrogen and not oxygen?

First of all, nitrogen is less likely to pass through the tire than air, meaning your tire pressure will be much more stable over a long time. Racers quickly learn that nitrogen-inflated tires experience less pressure change with temperature changes. This is extremely important for their […]

What is a Tyre Load Index?

Example: load index 82 When a tire has a load index of 82, it means that the maximum load of one tire CANNOT be greater than 475 kg. When you multiply this value by the number of tires on the car, you will get a value slightly greater than the permissible total weight of the car at maximum load. See the table […]

What is a European Label on the tyre?

Since May 2021, EU regulation 2020/740 came into force and changed the tire labelling. What does the European label consist of? Until May 2021, the label provided information to the user about three important criteria on which the basis for evaluating tire performance was formed: fuel efficiency, wet grip […]

What is a Tyre Speed Index?

The tyre speed index is a parameter that shows the maximum permissible speed for a given tire, i.e. the maximum speed at which this tire can travel safely. ATTENTION! Tires with a lower speed index than recommended by the manufacturer should not be fitted for safety reasons. The speed index should always be selected according to the manufacturer's recommendations. Example: […]

What do the tyre markings mean?

Tire performance designations M+S - this is an abbreviation of English - Mud and Snow (mud and snow), which is used to designate winter or all-season tires. Max Inflation – maximum pressure value in a given tire. TWI stands for Treadwear Indicator. It is located on the peripheral line of the tire in 6 places. […]

Why is the pollen filter replacement necessary?

Does the cabin smell bad when you turn on your air conditioner? Do you suffer from pollen allergy? Have you changed your pollen filter in the last year? Is your air conditioning system working well? If the answer to at least one of the first two questions is Yes or any of the other two is no, it is recommended that […]

The 10 most important car checks

There are many things that drivers need to check to make sure their car is safe on the road in the winter, including wipers, lights and tires. Some of these inspections, such as those on tires, wipers and lights, can also save penalty points and fines. [...]

3 facts about engine oil one must know

Engine oil - viscosity What is SAE viscosity? SAE stands for Society of Automotive Engineers. SAE has developed a digital classification system to determine the viscosity or density of oil. The original viscosity grades were all single-grade, e.g. a typical motor oil of this type was SAE 30. This was the operating temperature viscosity. The higher the number of single-stage oils, […]

When do old tyres become dangerous?

Do tyres have expiry date? For years, drivers rely on thread depth to determine when a tyre is due change. Even when thread wears to the wear mark, they still think the tyre is good to drive which may be a fatal mistake. The old tyres are dangerous despite the thread depth [...]

Prepare for the winter - check your battery

Battery test before the winter helps identify potential risks from a low battery. That's why it is advised that the battery gets checked at least once before the winter. This might identify a potential failure and save you from unwanted breakdowns. The current charge might be enough to power your lights but could be insufficient to start the engine [...]

Main elements of wheel adjustment

Have you noticed that your steering wheel is turned slightly left or right when you drive in a straight line? If yes, this could be an indicator for suspension misalignment. It usually happens with suspension elements wear or could be caused by accidentally hitting curbs [...]

Should you equip winter tyres for the winter season?

What is the difference between winter and all-weather tyres? Winter season is the period when drivers get in trouble. This guide for winter tyre choice will reveal the secrets of safe driving on the wintery roads. Here are the 7 reasons of equipping your vehicle with winter tyres: 1. The winter and all-weather tyres are [...]

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