Driving Tips & Car Advice from Protyre

Changing weather, tyre condition and extra load can all dramatically affect driving conditions. Why not browse through our handy driving tips before you set off on your next trip?

Can I drive with a flat tyre?

A flat tyre is something that most motorists will encounter at some point. As the only part of your car that is in contact with the surface of the road, tyres are essential to your safety, but this also makes them vulnerable to damage from debris.
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Driving your car in colder climates

With summer drawing to a close and the evenings getting darker, the temperatures will also soon be decreasing as we enter the autumn and winter. As a motorist, having an awareness of the precautions you should take when driving in colder climates can be useful in minimising your risk of breakdowns. Read on for some key tips and advice as to how you can enjoy safe and hassle-free motoring throughout the colder months.
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How far can I drive on run flat tyres?

Whilst none of us are trying to break any records for driving the longest distance on a run flat tyre, in this day and age where we all need to keep moving the question as to how long you can keep going is a valid one. With 2 million tyres fitted each year, our tyre professionals at Protyre have offered some helpful advice on just how far you can drive on run flat tyres. Read more about puncture repair.

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What should your tyre pressure be?

Heavily laden cars, or vehicles that are towing, should have a little extra air pressure in their tyres to maintain the tyre’s profile and contact area with the road.

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Safe places to stop if you get a flat tyre

Life has a habit of throwing up the unexpected, with the possibility of getting a flat tyre when you’re out and about no exception.
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Top tips for driving in fog

Fog creates dangerous driving conditions. Not only does it reduce visibility, making it hard to spot other road users and hazards, but it can also create optical illusions. This can make it difficult for drivers to judge speed and distance and determine what they see in front of them.
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Top tips for driving in the snow

Driving in icy and wintery conditions can be daunting; our experts have devised these top tips for driving in snow, to give you some reassurance on the road this winter.
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Top tips for towing in Winter

Winter weather is unpredictable at the best of times. When you’re towing in winter, don’t be caught unprepared.
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