Driver Knowledge Tests

What are retreads and are they safe?

Retreads are tyres which have had new tread (grooves) applied to extend their life. They were very popular for passenger cars a few years but more recently have fallen out of favour as cheaper new tyres have narrowed the price

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How long do truck tyres last?

The average lifespan of a truck tyre depends on what type of trucking and conditions it’s exposed to. A tyre manufacturer won’t give you an expiry date because it depends exactly on the type of driving, the weight of the load,

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Can you drive with different sized tyres?

A car tyre has a measurement that will look similar to this: 205/60R16 The 205 is the width in millimetres, the R16 means that the hub’s diameter is 16 inches and the 60 refers to the sidewall height as a

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Are space saver spare tyres safe?

Spare tyres used to be full sized but now many car manufacturers supply a narrow space saver wheel in the boot. There are good reasons for this: it gives you more cargo space they weigh less therefore give better fuel economy

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Choosing a quiet car, and how cabin noise affects your concentration

In this article we’ll explain how noise can have a serious effect on your driving ability and your health, and what steps you can take to choose a quiet car. Temporary loud noise is distracting. Especially when you are learning to

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Taking care of your tyres

A recent survey found that only 33% of young drivers never check their tyre pressures. Here’s what you need to be doing to keep yourself safe, and keep your tyres in great condition. Where your tyres meet the tarmac is a small

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33% of young drivers never check their tyre tread

A survey of 1000 18-25 year-old drivers in the UK by Ingenie insurance found that one in three never checked their tyre tread and one in four never check the pressure. 62% underestimate the minimum legal tread depth and 82%

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