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Inflate Your Tyres With a Vacuum Cleaner

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Inflate Your Tyres With a Vacuum Cleaner

We like to keep abreast of stories in our industry. Keeping your tyres correctly inflated is important, because as we know, not having the right pressures could result in more damage to your vehicle and could cause an accident. But how do you inflate your tyres? One man was recently in court for trying to inflate his car tyres with a vacuum.. Here’s the funny story from a newspaper in Darlington A MAN spotted trying to inflate his car tyres with a vacuum cleaner has been charged with drink driving. Police in Scarborough were called to a petrol forecourt after onlookers became...

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Driver given ticket because Sheep prevented easy access to spare tyre.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Driver given ticket because Sheep prevented easy access to spare tyre.

Here at our Farnborough tyre fitting workshop, we hear a lot of stories, some we can publish, but here’s one we can. It comes from a paper up north, but we were wondering if it could happen here in Farnborough Its a story from the Norther Echo Paper : IT takes a lot to surprise the police – officers are used to seeing strange things as they patrol the highways and byways of this great, if eccentric, land. But one motorist managed to raise the eyebrows of the law higher than usual when he was pulled over for a minor law infringement. For standing in the boot area of the little Peugeot...

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Flat tyres – Advice on how to change a wheel safely

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Flat tyres – Advice on how to change a wheel safely

Its one of the worse things that can happen to you on the highway, barring accidents of course and that is the dreaded flat tyre. Its quite surprising the number of customers who visit our Farnborough tyre workshop not knowing how to change a flat tyre and because of this they visit our garage or call out one of the emergency services. So I came across an article that I found on the AA website and thought I would share it with you. How to change a wheel safely To save space and weight, many new cars have a puncture repair kit – sealant and compressor – rather than a spare wheel. If you...

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Farnborough Garage Owner Urges Motorists Check Tyres Before Holiday

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in News, Tyres Checks | 0 comments

Farnborough Garage Owner Urges Motorists Check Tyres Before Holiday

FARNBOROUGH motorists are being urged to check their tyres to ensure their cars are roadworthy before leaving to go on holiday. Alan Kinge who owns Ropers Tyres Farnborough on Hawley Road Blackwater, says he is so concerned about the rising number of vehicles with dangerously worn and illegal tyres, that he is offering free, no obligation safety checks. He says many people are unaware that they are either at, or below, the legal tread depth limit and drivers are severely compromising their safety, as well as risking a fine of up to £2,500 fine plus penalty points on their licence for each...

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Part Worn Tyres – Are They Safe?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Had to share this article from AutoCar entitled If Part Worn Tyres Were Called Part Safe Would They Still Be Popular Now I don’t know about you but whether you are travelling at 10 or 70mph, you want to feel safe and one of the most important aspects of car safety is fitting quality tyres. At our Farnborough tyre fitting garage, we supply a large range of high quality tyres. But figures from industry body TyreSafe suggest that 5.5 million part-worn tyres are sold every year in the UK. So here is the article from Auto Car Remoulds used to be a byword for poor quality tyres. Reusing a...

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How Tyres Are Made

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

How Tyres Are Made

Here at Ropers Tyres in Hawley, we suggest that you only use the best quality tyres. Even the cheaper tyres at we supply are of the highest quality. But with all that braking, turning and high speed driving, you definitely need to consider what make of tyres to choose. But have you ever wondered how tyres are made. Watch how the 2012 Formula 1 Pirelli tyres are made at the company’s...

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