Let’s take a look at when you should replace them.
Tyres are the only contact point your car has with the road, so it is crucial you keep your tyres in good condition and change them when needed.
Did you know that a worn tyre can cost you three points on your license and a £2,500 fine.
When should my tyres be replaced?
The minimum tyre depth is 1.6mm across the central three quarters of they tyre. If your tyres are less than 1.6mm across the tyre the...
Does your local police force have working cameras?
UK Police forces have released figures stating that of the 2,838 speed cameras, in the UK only 1,486 are active.
All 45 police forces were sent freedom of information requests and 36 responded with information about their speed cameras. There are four police forces that don’t have their cameras on at all, these forces are Northampton, Durham, Cleveland, and North Yorkshire. Northampton added that they kept their camera housin...
Unfortunately they will be on your license for a few years.
Whether you have received points for speeding, or another offence, unfortunately they will be on your license for a few years.
Having points on your license is a real pain, as it usually means your insurance premium will rise and it can make renting vehicles tricky. However, all is not lost, they do disappear eventually and we are going to have a look at how long this is.
Points on your license fall into three categ...
We have put together a list of the benefits you will enjoy.
Looking to trade your car in?
When a customer is looking to purchase their next car from us it is common that they are also looking to sell their old car.
If you are thinking of selling your car to us but want to know more about it, then we have put together a list of the benefits you will enjoy.
1. Saving time
Since you can sell your old car directly to us, you will only need to deal with one buyer - us. We...
At SW Car Supermarket our team are here to help you choose the right car.
We know there is a lot to consider when buying a new car – Will it be large enough for my family? What mpg will I get? Am I getting a good deal? Will the car come with a comprehensive warranty? Can I get the car on finance? These are just some of the many questions we get everyday.
We have made it our promise to ensure our customers get the answers to all their questions, and our team do everything they can t...
A new research project is set to run until 2020 to see if 20mph zones improve safety and cut road deaths.
A new research project is set to run until 2020 to see if 20mph zones improve safety and cut road deaths. If found to be successful we could see 20mph appear more frequently on local roads.
This research is taking place in Edinburgh and Belfast, where some of their 30mph speed limits have been cut to 20mph. Edinburgh University will then be conducting the research to see if these red...
On the 24th April tougher punishments were introduced for people caught speeding in England and Wales.
The new guidelines will see drivers caught doing 41mph in a 20mph zone or 101mph on a motorway fined up to 175% of their weekly income. Previously this was capped at 100%.
The new regulations are a great way to deter regular speed offenders; it should make people think twice before pushing over 100mph on a motorway.
The new fines are broken down into bands A to C, with A being the lowest of ...
Unfortunately, it happens, and it happens more often than you may think. Luckily, the situation is salvageable and if you notice your mistake before driving off it can save you a lot of hassle and money.
Stop fuelling and don’t turn the ignitionThe first thing to do when you realise you have put the wrong fuel in your car, is to stop fuelling and to not start your car. Your next cause of action depends on how much petrol you have just put into your diesel car. If you have only pumped a no...
Unfortunately, accidents on our roads occur and quite a lot of drivers have had the misfortune of being involved in one before their driving career is over. It's a horrible experience and one that can often leave us feeling helpless if we're on our own when it occurs. Hopefully we can help with this article and give you some guidance on what to do in the unfortunate event of an accident.
Firstly, when you have an accident it is important to remain calm and perform some initial checks:
The cold weather is on its way and with it - hazardous driving conditions.
To ensure you're journey from A to B is as safe as possible you can change your tyres for ones that will give you more stability during the winter months.
Your tyres are the only point of contact between you and the road, but are often taken for granted and we expect our tyres to take on all conditions. If you have ever watched F1 racing you will know that depending on the conditions different tyres are called for. This...
It's always advisable to check your car over before a long journey to ensure it is safe and fit for purpose but you shouldn't wait until the summer road trip or the trek home for Christmas. Routinely checking your car is essential and ensures you're safe all year round.
Wondering what to check your car for? Read our safety check list below.
1. TyresTyres are critical since they are are the only contact point between your car and the road. You need to check for pressure, as this has a direct re...
Ever had that sinking feeling when you check your car tyres and realise some or all are nearly ready for a change, it may be that you have been putting it off for a while!
Your car tyres are the contact point between car and the road and are therefore very important in terms of suitability and condition.
What should you first consider when choosing new tyres?
Firstly you will need to know the size of tyre fitted to your car, this would be the size as fitted by the car manufacturer and will be...
It probably won't come as any surprise to know that the faster you drive the greater your fuel consumption. What may be a surprise are the figures, the department of transport figures state that you will use up to 9% more fuel driving at 70mph than you would at 60mph, and up to 15% more fuel than driving at 50mph. Travelling at 80mph can use up to 25% more fuel than at 70mph.
Generally the optimum speed for fuel economy is 55/56mph, this is what car manufacturers use to quote fuel consumption f...
The Ford Fiesta is a small car that offers a wide range of models from very eco to sporty and everything in-between. Ford Fiesta's are stylish, packed full of extras and come with a great safety rating across the range. All of this is good news for both new and seasoned drivers.
At SW Car Supermarket we stock various models of the Ford Fiesta both in petrol and diesel. If you are looking for an appealing car that delivers a pleasurable driving experience whilst keeping running costs to a minimu...
If you have been thinking of purchasing a new car this could be your best time to pounce. We price check all our cars against the competition to guarantee low prices. Did you know that 97% of our cars are priced below market value or within Auto Trader guidelines?
So, combining low prices, superb stock and this BLACK SALE EVENT means now is the time to visit our new purpose built indoor/outdoor showroom.
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To save timely negotiation all our cars are heavily discounted upfront and offered nearer cost price, saving customers up to £2000 when compared to our competition. This ensures we are treating every customer the same. This fee is a compulsory fee and applies to all customers.
Variable admin fee is charged as listed below:
Retail customers pay £199.
Repeat customers purchasing a 2nd car within 12 months of the original invoice date £0.
Retail customers arranging finance using brokers outside of our immediate panel of lenders £399.
Trade customers making a purchase as the motor trade £499.
Export customers including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland £499.