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19/11/21

A Somewhat Useful Guide to Buying Tyres

How often do you think about car tyres? For most people, it isn’t a topic that often enters their thoughts. That is until something happens to their current tyres, and they have to buy some new tyres.

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Daily commute tips
21/01/2022

5 Top Tips To Prepare Your Car (& You) For The Daily Commute

Now that the working from home advice has been withdrawn in England, people all over the country are facing the prospect of returning to the daily commute.

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07/01/22

New UK Driving Laws & Guidance in 2022

The UK’s driving laws are set to receive some changes this year, with some major additions to the Highway Code. Read our summary to find out more.

Winter driving tips
26/11/2021

Winter Driving Tips – 2021

The usual prediction of snow and ice seems to be on its way to hit the UK - with drivers are sure to have their skills put to the test. To help you out, we’ve put together this list of things you can do to make driving safer and easier in the cold weather.

Guide to buying tyres
19/11/21

A Somewhat Useful Guide to Buying Tyres

How often do you think about car tyres? For most people, it isn’t a topic that often enters their thoughts. That is until something happens to their current tyres, and they have to buy some new tyres.

What are run flat tyres
19/11/21

What Are Run Flat Tyres?

Well, that is a good question, we’re glad you asked. Run Flat tyres are constructed so, in the event of a sudden loss of air pressure, the tyre is still functional and can be driven on for a limited amount of time.

Tyre safety
01/10/21

Tyre Safety Month: The Importance of Looking After Your Tyres

yres are your car’s only contact with the road surface. If these important components of a vehicle are overlooked for maintenance and safety checks, the results can be dangerous.

Fully fitted tyres
20/10/21

Customer Questions: What Does Fully Fitted Tyres Mean?

In a recent TrustPilot review, one of our customers was incredibly happy with the service, but fed back that some terms could be explained more clearly. So, today we are going to answer that question, what does fully fitted mean?

e10 petrol
03/09/21

E10 Petrol: What is it? Can I use it?

It feels like only the other day that E10 petrol became the standard type of unleaded being sold all over the UK. It comes as part of the UK Government's plans to cut down on carbon emissions.

Introducing the Michelin CrossClimate 2
02/09/21

Introducing the Michelin CrossClimate 2

The all-new Michelin CrossClimate 2 launches in the UK today. With the introduction of the CrossClimate 2, Michelin now has 5 models within the multi awarded range CrossClimate range

Top tips for driving in the summer
13/08/21

Top Tips for Driving in Adverse Summer Weather

To put it mildly, the weather in the UK is temperamental. Even during the summer months, we are not guaranteed to enjoy favourable conditions.

100,000 Reviews for Blackcircles.com on Trustpilot
23/07/21

Celebrating 100,000 Blackcircles Reviews on Trustpilot

Achieving over 100,000 Blackcircles reviews on Trustpilot – with 9 out of 10 customers scoring us ‘Great’ or ‘Excellent’ – is an incredible milestone for the business which we should all be proud of.

Part flat tyres
08/07/21

Should You Buy Part Worn Tyres?

Part worn tyres may, on the face of it, seem like a cheaper alternative. However, part worn tyres can also be a potential accident waiting to happen.

Goodyear Blimp
15/11/21

Iconic Goodyear Blimp Tours South England

Look! Up in the sky – it’s a bird, it’s a plane… It's the Goodyear Blimp! Have you been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the iconic blimp?

Driving Holidays
25/06/21

Top 5 UK Driving Holidays

With holidays abroad not fully accessible at present, many Brits seem set to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes that we are lucky enough to have on our very own (collective) doorstep.

EU Tyre Label
17/06/21

New EU Tyre Label Rolling Out

First introduced in 2012, the EU Tyre Label was created to provide motorists with key information regarding the safety elements of a tyre, as well as their impact upon the environment.

When to change tyres
08/06/21

When should I change my tyres?

Tyres are an extremely important part of your car – being the only section in contact with the road and carrying the entire weight of your vehicle.

Michelin Launch Pilot Sport EV for Electric Sports Vehicles
20/05/21

Michelin Launch Pilot Sport EV for Electric Sports Vehicles

As the demand for electric vehicles increases, we learn more about what it takes to maintain them, and new products are developed to meet their needs.

UK Tyre Law
25/03/21

UK Tyre Law

Tyre law in the UK is fairly straight forward with only a few rules to follow. While being simple it’s also extremely important to ensure you are within the law – not just to avoid hefty fines or MOT failures but to keep yourself and other road users safe.

Michelin e.Primacy
29/01/21

New Tyre Launching: Michelin e.Primacy

The new Michelin e.Primacy tyre, set to launch in the Spring of 2021, is said to be Michelin’s first eco-responsible tyre.

Tyre pressures in the cold weather
15/01/21

Tyre Pressures in Cold Weather

As the temperature gets colder, driving becomes increasingly difficult and less safe than in warmer weather. This means it’s a more important time than ever to ensure your car is as safe as can be.

Michelin wins Evo Tyre Test
19/11/20

Michelin Take Top Honours in evo Tyre Test

Automotive publication evo have published the results of their 2020 Tyre Test. This year evo tested 19-inch UHP (Ultra High Performance) tyres in the most popular size; 235/35 R19

Blackcircles introduces Kleber tyres
09/10/20

Blackcircles introduces Kleber Tyres

Blackcircles.com are proud to introduce Kleber to the UK for the first time. The French manufacturer, founded in 1910 in Paris, has a strong history in the development of tyres.

Winter tyre test 2020
05/10/20

Auto Express Winter Tyre Test 2020 with Blackcircles.com

Recently, Auto Express published the results to this year’s winter tyres test. Despite the rise in popularity of all-season tyres, the winter tyre segment is still a large market – with a wide range of models.

Winter tyre test 2020
23/09/20

Finding the Right Tyres for your Car

Load ratings, speed ratings, sidewall aspect ratios; finding the right tyres for your car can be a real minefield if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Even once you know your size there can be so many options available but which one should you choose?

Auto Express tyre test 2020
22/09/20

Auto Express Tyre Test 2020 with Blackcircles.com

Motoring magazine and website Auto Express have unveiled their annual Tyre Test. In this year’s test, experts trial 10 tyres nominated by manufacturers in the world’s top-selling size (205/55R16) to find out which tyre is best.

Evolution of the tyre
12/08/20

The Evolution of Tyres

The very first pneumatic tyres designed by John Dunlop were based simply on a hollow, rubber tube filled with air and were designed to improve the comfort of his son’s tricycle.

How to check your tread depth
19/08/20

How To Check Your Tread Depth

Checking the tread depth of a tyre is one of the easiest and quickest things you can do and could save you a small fortune in the long run – it could also save your life!

Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo
22/06/20

Coming Soon: Bridgestone Weather Control A005 Evo

The Weather Control A005 Evo is Bridgestone's second-generation all-weather tyre - designed for the many different seasonal conditions we experience on the roads.

Yokohama tyre
06/06/20

A Look At Yokohama's AA Rated Tyre - BluEarth-Air EF21

Launched last year, the Yokohama BluEarth-air EF21 makes use of cutting edge technology to achieve an environmentally-friendly tyre design.

Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 2
12/05/20

Goodyear launches the new EfficientGrip Performance 2

This month, Goodyear launched the EfficientGrip Performance 2 - the successor to the award-winning, and most reviewed tyre on Blackcircles.com, the EfficientGrip Performance.

Prepare for MOT Test
06/03/20

How to Prepare Your Vehicle for the MOT Test

Once that your vehicle has reached its third birthday you have to book it in for a MOT Test at least once a year. The entire process is very strongly regulated and because of this, you are only able to take your car for a MOT Test at an approved MOT test centre.

Blackcircles Best Site 2019
03/01/20

Blackcircles.com Named ‘Best Site 2019’ by Auto Express

We’re pleased to say that for the fourth (and fifth) time Blackcircles.com has been named the Auto Express Online Tyre Retailer ‘Best Site 2018/2019’.

Blackcircles All Season Tyre 2019
24/10/19

Auto Express All-Season Tyre Test 2019

The results of this year’s All-Season Tyre Test was published in this week’s Auto Express Winter Special. An increase in the popularity of all season tyres has seen a number of brands introduce tyres into this segment.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV
19/04/19

New Tyre Launched: Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV

Last month, March 2019, Michelin launched the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 SUV – an addition to the increasingly popular and award-winning Pilot Sport 4 range.

Blackcircles launches in Canada
02/11/18

Blackcircles Launches in Canada

Blackcircles has now officially launched it’s tyre-shopping and online services in Canada. As of November 1st, customers from all over Canada will have access to the Blackcircles tyre buying experience.

Evo Tyre Test 2018
21/08/18

Evo Tyre Test 2018

Evo magazine recently revealed their summer tyre test 2018 winner. This year’s annual test put 6 of the market’s most popular 19 inch tyres through their paces to find out which is the best.

Auto Express Tyre Test 2017
09/11/17

Auto Express All Season Tyre Test 2017 - with Blackcircles.com

Yesterday, Auto Express unveiled their All Season Tyre Test standings. The test was completed in conjunction with Blackcircles.com, so we were also asked for our views on the tyres for their finished article.

Pot Hole Claims
23/11/16

A Guide to Pothole Claims

We’ve all been there, driving along happily when all of a sudden BANG! Potholes seemingly come from nowhere and cause us road users all sorts of trouble.

Pilot Sport 4
20/07/17

Michelin Pilot Sport 4 Wins Evo Tyre Test

The Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is the latest tyre to receive the Evo Tyre Award for overall winner, as described in issue 238 of Evo Magazine.

Caravan tyres
24/03/14

Caravan Tyres: How to Check the Age and Condition

Just like your car, the tyres on your caravan are extremely important in keeping you safe on the roads. It is important to make sure that before attaching it to your tow bar that you check the age and condition of the tyres

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