What are crumple zones?

What are crumple zones?

When mechanics and experts talk about car collisions, the crumple zone is often referred to. This is an important part of car design, yet many drivers are not aware of it. Here, we will explore what the crumple zone is and how it can benefit you in the case of an accident.w

  • 07/09/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Defining your driving style

Defining your driving style

Do you know to define your driving style? Knowing how you drive can help you make better car tyre choices, so it is worth understanding in greater detail.

  • 07/09/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Why cars use disc brakes rather than drum brakes

Why cars use disc brakes rather than drum brakes

What are the differences between disc brakes and drum brakes? Here, we explore how each type of brake differs, how engineers incorporate them into car designs and how they may influence the condition of your car tyres

  • 26/07/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Why do front and rear brakes wear differently?

Why do front and rear brakes wear differently?

Have you noticed that brakes degrade at different rates on the front and rear axles? In this article, we explore how and why this occurs, so you can understand why your brakes - as well as your car tyres - deteriorate.

  • 22/07/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
How to make tyre last longer

How to make tyre last longer

Most tyres have a set lifetime, as their overall quality will fade over time. Typically, a car tyre should be able to last roughly five years if it’s quality tyre. However, this is no guarantee.

  • 21/07/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
How car's manufacturer's choose factory fitted models

How car's manufacturer's choose factory fitted models

Have you ever wondered why certain tyres come fitted to new cars, and how manufacturers choose them? Furthermore, should the choice of factory fitted tyre influence your decision for future car tyres? Read on to find out.

  • 13/07/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Dealing with the potholes in the UK

Dealing with the potholes in the UK

Potholes are a common problem among UK roads. If encountered, they can cause damage to your car tyres, suspension and more. Here, we look at the impact potholes have on your vehicle, as well as what you can do about it.

  • 08/07/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Eco Tyre Materials: The Nature Of Tyre Rubber

Eco Tyre Materials: The Nature Of Tyre Rubber

Ever wondered about the tyre rubber used in on your wheels? We look at the various tyre materials and where the rubber for car tyres comes from.

  • 07/06/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Fuel Efficient Tyres And Eco-Driving Tips

Fuel Efficient Tyres And Eco-Driving Tips

Want to learn more about fuel efficient tyres and driving? We discuss a number of ways to use less fuel while driving, helping to improve your mileage and reduce costs.

  • 06/06/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Steering Systems: Understanding The Forces Of Rear Wheel Turning

Steering Systems: Understanding The Forces Of Rear Wheel Turning

How does rear wheel steering change how you drive? We look at how rear wheel steering systems influence the car’s performance, handling and the quality of the tyres.

  • 30/05/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Understanding Plus Sizing: Why The Right Wheel & Tyre Size Is Vital

Understanding Plus Sizing: Why The Right Wheel & Tyre Size Is Vital

Plus sizing is a method of using larger tyres on your vehicle, but what the benefits? Here we explore the potential benefits and drawbacks to using a different tyre size

  • 30/05/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Car Suspension Systems: How It Influences Driving

Car Suspension Systems: How It Influences Driving

How important is your car suspension systems? We explore the purposes of suspension and how a damaged system can damage your tyres and driving experience.

  • 30/05/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Steering Systems: Understanding The Forces Of 4x4 Turning

Steering Systems: Understanding The Forces Of 4x4 Turning

How does a 4x4 steering system influence your car? You can read up on the physical forces that take place while turning here!

  • 11/05/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
Why do you need to break in tyres?

Why do you need to break in tyres?

When you see new tyres for sale, it’s easy to assume that the products are instantly road worthy. Yet many drivers will warn you to have extra caution when driving with all new tyres, at least for the first 125 to 190 miles. Why is this?

 

  • 11/05/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK
What is the lifetime of a tyre model?

What is the lifetime of a tyre model?

No tyre model lasts forever. Manufacturers are always looking to establish new models (developing on the previous generation), which means that new car tyres must be introduced and the older ones, inevitably, removed from the market.

  • 10/05/2016
  • Author: OPONEO.CO.UK