Easy Tyre offers a comprehensive battery service; FREE battery check, replacement if necessary, and our battery service includes environmentally friendly disposal of old batteries.
Most batteries now require no regular maintenance, but to extend life you can check and clean your car battery, as well as charging it when needed. Modern car batteries have a life expectancy of around five to seven years, but it’s pretty much impossible to predict when the end is getting near.
Car batteries suffer if heavily discharged, damaging the cells as well as failing to start the car. So, if the charge warning light comes on, or if the battery seems very sluggish on starting, get the system checked as soon as possible.
Basic voltage, current rating and the size of battery must be right for the make and model of your car. There is also the choice of battery make, capacity, grid type and warranty life. These factors will be reflected in the price - generally the higher capacities and longer guarantees are featured in the more expensive brands. In most cases, they will all be worth paying for - particularly in the case of a diesel engine where cold-start current demand will be higher than for the same sized petrol engine.
Maintenance-free batteries use lead-calcium for both grids, and this is now a widely sold type of battery. An alternative, sometimes cheaper type is the “hybrid” lead-calcium/lead-antimony low maintenance battery, or the older style plain lead-antimony battery.
Easy Tyre will advise on the battery best suited to your car and budget and our FREE battery check will enable you to make the right choice.
Is it surprising how often caravan and trailer owners have personally experience tyre blowouts. In most cases this results in frustrating tyre changes on the side of the road, however, the results can be much more serious!
In the event of tyre failure, it is unlikely that the driver would be able to notice any change or feel to the caravan being towed. It is therefore not surprising that most owners report that they were completely unaware of any issue until it is too late.
A blowout in a single axle trailer almost invariably leads to loss of control, while a shredded..
What is AlloyGator?
A totally British product which solves a problem that I am sure we have all experienced. Have you ever had that awful feeling when you hear the sound of your precious wheels grating along the kerb? No matter how careful a driver you are, there are always potholes and others who force you into the roadside edge. Thanks to AlloyGator now there is a solution to that potential damage.
AlloyGator is such a simple idea, but then the best ones usually are, this product simply fits between your wheel and the tyre. If and when the inevitable happens, the product takes the..
What is TPMS?
TPMS stands for Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. It’s a system that measures the pressure in the tyre and relays information to your dashboard. Some more sophisticated systems can also send the tyre temperature but we’re not so interested in that.
Direct TPMS vs Indirect TPMS
There are two types of system. Indirect TPMS is the poor relative. There has been a spate of manufacturers using this system. It’s not as accurate nor as informative. An indirect system calculates the pressure rather than measuring it. Calculations are..
People are always asking us about the difference between a branded tyre vs a budget tyre. With such a huge amount of choice on the market, the price is often the only thing people judge. What we all understand is that budget tyres are the cheapest and branded tyres cost more. Choosing the cheapest may not be the most economic option. Spending a little extra can actually give you better value over the life of the tyre.
Tyre manufacturers invest a huge amount of money in producing tyres that meet safety and quality. Companies like Michelin and Pirelli tyres use more than 200 separat..