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Monday, 26 October 2015

Tyres in Winter

Tyres in Winter

Tyre Technology
Air temperature is a crucial factor in a tyre's ability to perform. When the temperature drops below 7 degrees, the tread compound in winter weather tyres begins to harden, providing the car with less grip.

The tread compound in winter weather tyres contains more natural rubber and advanced silica compounds to minimise the hardening effect, giving extra grip and shorter stopping distances in cold, damp winter conditions. 

Together with sophisticated multi-sipe tread patterns the combination is one that no summer tyre can match, making winter weather tyres the safest option from October all the way through to March. when temperatures rarely rise above 7 Degrees. 

This especially applies to commuters and business motorists who are on he roads in coldest conditions in the early morning and evening. Tests conducted by British Tyre Manufactures' Association found that a car braking at 60 mph on a wet road at 5 degrees stopped five metres shorter, equivalent to more than one car length, when fitted with winter weather tyres.

Newly introducing the MICHELIN Cross-climate tyre with revolutionary performances that keep you safe in every weather conditions. It offers the advantages of summer tyres in wet braking, dry braking, longevity, & fuel efficiency, and the advantage of winter tyres in traction and braking for consumers driving in cold or occasional snowy conditions. With the simplicity of only one set of tyres all year long.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Local riding school looking after the less fortunate.


Hoofprints is a locally run riding school who work alongside the RSPCA to give a chance to those neglected horses all over the UK, they aim to improve the lives of these incredible animals and teach adults and children to ride from the age of two. 

They carefully train their students basic stable management, general care, and all stages of riding. Hoofprints aid the large rescue mission with is the RSPCA by taking in ponies and horses who are eligible to be on and around a working yard, during rehab they are assessed and vetted to insure they are strong enough both physically and mentally before they are safe to be around members of the public, these horses and ponies will then continue their rehabilitation journey and new life with Hoofprints and its dedicated team. 

The process is very slow and precise to ensure the horses receive the right rehabilitation suited to their individual needs and requirements. After three years of incredibly hard work, but lots of fun along the way, Hoofprints now has a wonderful selection of 12 RSPCA rescue ponies that are all enjoying their new life in their new home.

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