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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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Fun Things To Do In The Lake District This Summer
30/06/22

Fun Things To Do In The Lake District This Summer

We asked the customers and followers of Blackcircles.com for their recommendations and favourite spots to enjoy in the Lake District this summer. From family walks to Segway tours, this is the tale they told…

Yokohama SUV tyres
20/06/21

Spotlight: Yokohama Helping SUVs Go Further

As SUV vehicles continue to increase in sales numbers throughout the UK, Yokohama has an ever increasing selection of tyres designed to meet the unique requirements of these vehicles.

New: Bridgestone Potenza Race Launched
14/06/2022

New: Bridgestone Potenza Race Launched

Developed to meet the individual needs of track enthusiasts, the Potenza Race is a semi-slick tyre with performance focussed for track days. The Potenza Race becomes the latest addition in the formidable Potenza range – produced from a direct result of the long history in motorsports that Bridgestone has amassed over the years.

Road trip
08/06/2022

Should I buy All Season Tyres or Summer Tyres?

During the summer months, when the weather is at its best, one question that motorists may find occurring is whether they should buy all season tyres or summer tyres - thinking ahead to the rest of the year.

Road trip
31/05/2022

How to Plan The Perfect UK Road Trip

A good road trip is one of the most loved types of holidays there is - but road trip planning can be tricky - especially if you don't know where to start or what to do. Before you set out on your road trip, make sure that you have carefully planned everything and thought through all aspects of your journey for a stress-free adventure.

Introducing the new Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV
26/05/2022

Introducing the new Michelin CrossClimate 2 SUV

This month Michelin launched their latest generation all-season tyre for SUVs – the CrossClimate SUV 2. This latest tyre to be added to the CrossClimate group, now means the range features a number of tyres for different vehicles and needs.

evo Tyre Test
24/05/22

Special Edition evo Tyre Test - with Blackcircles.com

Car magazine, evo have recently published the results of a special edition tyre test. This test was orchestrated to find out if the bold claims made Continental at the launch of the new Continental SportContact 7 were on the ball.

Road trip
20/05/2022

5 Safety Checks For Your Car Before A Road Trip

With more than one UK Bank Holiday on the horizon, thoughts inevitably turn to the fun road trips you have planned. Before setting off on your journey, we urge drivers to take the time to ensure their vehicle is prepared and ready for a long drive.

Understanding Run Flat Tyres
17/05/2022

Understanding Run Flat Tyres

Run Flat tyres are a type of tyre capable of running on air pressure that would result in a standard tyre becoming unusable. There are a number of advantages for those who have Run Flat Tyres fitted to their car.

Continental PET Recycled Tyres
10/05/2022

Continental: First Tyres With Recycled PET Bottles Launched

Continental has become the first tyre manufacturer to use recycled polyester yarn in their tyres – on a mass-produced scale. The recycled polyester yarn makes use of a new process, obtaining the material from PET plastic bottles, with the material being used in the construction of selected high-performance tyres.

EV Charging Points
27/04/2022

Find EV Charging Points Around The UK

One common opinion you may hear when the conversation turns to electric cars, is that there are not enough EV charging points within the UK’s network. Looking at the numbers, you can start to see why some people may feel this way.

Recycling tyres
22/04/2022

4 Unusual Uses for Old Tyres

Each year over 1 billion tyres are manufactured across the globe. The average lifespan of a tyre ranges anywhere from a matter of months to 5 years. So, there are a lot of car tyres that require recycling.

Spring Cleaning tips
08/04/2022

Prepare Your Caravan For Spring

Before you awake your pride and joy from its long slumber, there are several key checks you should make – in order to ensure it is ready for the next adventure.

Spudrunner Tyres
01/04/2022

Blackcircles Launches New Green Tyre Made from Renewable Materials

In 2022 we set ourselves a challenge. How can we take our love for tyres and turn it towards helping the environment? While sitting at his family dinner table one of our team members was mulling this challenge over. As he looked down at this dinner he was struck with inspiration, not unlike Archimedes in his bath tub.

Ventus Prime 4
25/03/2022

New: Hankook Ventus Prime 4

This month Hankook has unveiled their latest tyre to the Ventus Prime range – the Hankook Ventus Prime 4. Set to build upon the success of the tyre’s award-winning predecessor – the Ventus Prime 4 has been developed to further enhance performance in regard to rolling resistance, mileage and handling.

Do You Need EV Tyres?
23/03/2022

Do Electric Vehicles Need Specific EV Tyres?

There is nothing more satisfying than driving an electric car... so I am told. The power is right there at your fingertips (or is it foot-tips?), making any journey fun and exciting - unless stuck in traffic.

Spring Cleaning tips
16/03/2022

Get Your Car Ready for Spring

Spring is here and that means preparing your car for some Springtime driving. From car maintenance to spring cleaning, we have some top tips to get your car ready after the cold winter months.

Continental UltraContact
09/03/2022

Continental UltraContact: New Tyre Coming Soon

With the new UltraContact, Continental is set to launch a tyre which has been developed to deliver outstanding mileage and high safety standards. Continental have redesigned the compound and tread to combine maximum service life with safe handling characteristics.

Blackcircles.com Best Site
02/03/22

Auto Express Names Blackcircles.com ‘Best Online Tyre Retailer’ – 8th Consecutive Win

In their latest edition, Auto Express, the UK’s leading and largest weekly car magazine has named Blackcircles.com as the Best Online Tyre Retailer for 2022/2023.

Registration Plate Article
24/02/2022

The Curiously Interesting World of Reg Plates

My name is James and I find vehicle registration numbers and number plates curiously interesting. There – I said it. No less than a day ago this sentence was perhaps one of the least likely things I would have imagined writing.

ADVAN Sport V107
24/02/2022

Yokohama ADVAN Sport V107 New Product launch

Today Yokohama is set to host an online event, introducing their latest flagship tyre - the ADVAN Sport V107. Those who join Yokohama for the online launch event are set to gain greater understanding of the ADVAN Sport V107 and Yokohama brand

Prepare for MOT Test
18/02/2022

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.

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6
11/02/2022

Introducing the new Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6

Goodyear has launched their latest generation of ultra high performance tyre – the Eagle F1 Asymmetric 6. A new adaptive contact patch technology helps to deliver greater grip when in corner - by enhancing the tyre's contact patch when under load.

Michelin Primacy 4+
04/02/2022

Michelin Launches Primacy 4+ Summer Tyre

This January we saw the launch of the Michelin Primacy 4+ summer tyre. The latest member of the Michelin Primacy range follows on from the popular Primacy 4 and has been developed for sedans and SUVs - with everyday journeys and long family trips at the cornerstone of its performance.

Michelin Pilot Sport 5
28/01/2022

The New Michelin Pilot Sport 5

This month saw the launch of the all-new Michelin Pilot Sport 5. With the introduction of the Pilot Sport 5, Michelin has extended the award-winning Pilot Sport range – which includes some impressive award winning models.

Smart motorways delayed
25/01/22

Smart Motorways Delayed To Gather Safety Data

Last week it was announced that the smart motorway rollout across the UK has been delayed until 5 years of safety data is available.

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.

Driving Laws in the UK
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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