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ContiSportContact 5 Named Auto Express Best Buy

This month Auto Express completed their annual tyre test. Of the 11 tyres tested, it was Continental who emerged as the overall winner, with the ContiSportContact 5. Auto Express tested tyres in the size 225/45 R17, chosen for its popularity … Continue reading

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How to Get the Most Out Of Your Car without Compromising On Safety

As the cost of motoring continues to climb higher, there are a number of ways to get the most out of your car. The following list was put together to act as a cost-effective way to get the most out … Continue reading

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Summer driving: prepare your car for a long journey

With the summer holidays imminent, many of you may be planning a car trip for your summer holiday. Before heading off though, make sure to take 20 minutes to give your car a check up and ensure that it is ready for a long journey. … Continue reading

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Launch of Blackcircles.com Business

This week Blackcircles.com fully launched our new business initiative – providing a dedicated service, tailored to the requirements of SMEs and fleets operators. Those with three or more business vehicles. As part of this new development, we will work closely with small … Continue reading

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Kumho Maxplo Concept Tyre Wins Design Award

This month Kumho’s Maxplo concept tyre was awarded the top honour in the ‘Futuristic class’ of the Italian A’ Design Awards. The super-low aspect ratio tyre is a vision from the tyre manufacturer on how of the future could look … Continue reading

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Lack of tyre maintenance could endanger motorists

Getting tyre maintenance right is important to both safety and fuel efficiency. A tyre with 5 pounds per square inch (psi) under inflation will take 5m longer to brake and tyres under inflated by 15 psi can increase rolling resistance, … Continue reading

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Tyre of the week – Michelin CrossClimate

This week, for our tyre of the week, Blackcircles.com has selected the recently launched Michelin CrossClimate. Consistent performance in all weather Michelin have constructed the CrossClimate with a brand new rubber compound. This compound has been produced to enhance the level of traction provided … Continue reading

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Driving in the EU

Summer is almost here and so in the coming weeks many UK drivers will be travelling across the channel – ready to some sun and relaxation. If you are set to drive your car abroad, ensure that you are up to date with the latest … Continue reading

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Michelin Acquires Blackcircles.com

Following the news that Michelin Tyres has purchased Blackcircles.com, please read the following statement on the acquisition from Michael Welch, founder of Blackcircles.com: “This is the start of the next chapter in what has been an exciting journey for me and the … Continue reading

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Next-Generation Silica To Increase Goodyear Fuel Efficiency

Goodyear have begun to use a new silica compound in the hopes of greatly improve the fuel-efficiency of their tyres. Reports indicate that the new silica is set for initial use in the Goodyear EfficientGrip SUV tyre range – set for launch … Continue reading

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