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16 05, 2020

Letter to the Editor: Thanks Mike Stokes for Fixing My Daughter’s Tyre for Free

By |2020-05-16T18:56:38+01:00May 16th, 2020|Tyres|0 Comments

I SIMPLY wanted to write to the people of Bournemouth to say thank you and specifically Mike Stokes Tyre repairs in Bournemouth. Let me explain. I live in Dorking, Surrey and my daughter Millie is a third year nursing student at Bournemouth University and has been drafted in to help at the hospital. Recently, before her shift she got into [...]

21 03, 2019

Part Worn Tyre Fitted Days Before 70mph Motorway Crash

By |2019-03-23T18:09:55+00:00March 21st, 2019|Tyres, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Owner of car wanted a cheap tyre to "tide" her over but ended up smashing into central reservation following blowout. A £25 part-worn tyre has been identified as a contributing factor which caused a 70mph motorway crash, an independent investigation has found. The tyre, which has three ‘unsatisfactory’ repairs, was fitted to the Seat Ibiza a few days before it [...]

10 01, 2019

Selling Illegal and Unsafe Tyres

By |2019-03-21T14:51:54+00:00January 10th, 2019|Tyres|0 Comments

Investigations carried out across England and Scotland by TyreSafe found a shocking 99% of all 'part worn' tyre traders to be selling illegal or unsafe tyres. In total, 18 investigations were carried out across England and Scotland involving 68 part worn traders, all bar one of whom were supplying tyres which contravened the legislation governing their sale. The research also [...]

2 03, 2018

Should you Fit Winter tyres?

By |2019-03-21T14:52:20+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Tyres|0 Comments

Winter Tyres Dorset is currently experiencing an Arctic blast with the ‘Beast from the East’ meeting Storm ‘Emma’, so now is the time to get your winter tyres fitted. Snow and icy roads coupled with sub-zero temperatures make driving on our Bournemouth and Poole roads extremely hazardous. Winter tyres are designed to deal with tough conditions such as snow and [...]

4 09, 2017

Concerning rise in MoT failures due to defects with tyre safety system

By |2019-01-10T12:10:23+00:00September 4th, 2017|Tyres|0 Comments

TyreSafe has aired its concern at the implication for road safety of skyrocketing MoT failure rates caused by defects with vehicles’ Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS). More than 23,000 vehicles required a retest following identification of TPMS issues in 2016 compared with a little over 7000 in 2015* - an enormous rise of 212%. TPMS became mandatory on all new [...]

9 08, 2017

Automotive Batteries

By |2017-09-04T21:14:18+01:00August 9th, 2017|Batteries|0 Comments

Why pay more for a quality Automotive Battery? ANSWER When the weather gets colder the efficiency of all Automotive Batteries are reduced added to the fact that all Automotive Engines become harder to start and turn over slower and thereby reduce their starting capability. SOLOTION So what can be done so we can achieve a good clean start on a [...]

13 11, 2014

Winter Tyres

By |2017-07-27T19:39:59+01:00November 13th, 2014|Tyres|0 Comments

WHY DO YOU NEED WINTER TYRES WHEN THE TYRES ON YOUR CAR ARE ALMOST BRAND NEW? The 7 degree 'C' factor Why do we need Winter tyres when our cars are fitted with good Summer tyres? Simply because Summer tyres do not work and grip the road efficiently below 7 degrees C. Design Winter tyres are designed to come into [...]

12 11, 2014

Part Worn & 2nd Hand Tyres

By |2019-01-10T12:31:37+00:00November 12th, 2014|Tyres|0 Comments

To Buy or Not to Buy, that is the Question Mike Stokes as a company totally support the following comments and opinions of leading members and experts of the British Tyre Industry. With ever-increasing number of drivers putting their lives at risk by fitting part-worn tyres to their cars,when they may not even be saving money compared with buying new. [...]

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