We all know that without the tyres on our cars we wouldn't get very far but did you know that the amount of tyre in contact with the road is roughly the same size as the palm of your hand?Tyres need to withstand, and transmit, tremendous forces therefore it is essential that they are regularly checked for pressure, wear & tear and damage.
It is also vital that your tyres are correctly matched to your specific vehicle and driving needs as an incorrect choice could compromise vehicle safety and performance; insufficient tread will affect grip and braking whilst incorrect tyre pressure will result in poor handling and increased fuel consumption.
At Ringways we have qualified, highly skilled technicians who can help to ensure you are driving on the correct tyres and we also have a range of tyres in stock so you won’t have to wait for an order to arrive
Just so you know what we are looking for when we check your tyres here’s how we check your tyres, what we are looking for and how that converts on to our traffic light rating system
How do we check your tyres?
We take 3 readings across the width of the tyre starting with the outside tread depth measurement.
If we find an excessive variance in the 3 readings, for example 6,5,1, then it may indicate that a wheel alignment check is required.
What are we looking for?
We are looking to see how much tread is remaining on your tyres and whether they are correctly inflated for the load of the vehicle
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If you notice any strange smells when you put your air-con on then this could be signs of bacteria build up on your system. Don't suffer any longer air con systems can be treated effectively with an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.
If you notice any strange smells when you put your air-con on then this could be signs of bacteria build up on your system. Don’t suffer any longer air con systems can be treated effectively with an anti-bacterial treatment that destroys the bacteria growth and leaves your car smelling fresh again.
Quick Fresh is a total solution to musty, smoky, foul-smelling interiors and only takes 10-15 minute to completely eradicate those nasty smells and get your car smelling fresh and clean as the day it rolled out the showroom.
Available in four "smell options" - FRESH LINEN / COCONUT / FRESH CITRUS / FRESH
A comprehensive 30 point check of your car
Including tyres, brakes, lights, wipers, steering and suspension, exhaust, battery and fluid levels
Anti-bacterial Air Conditioning Treatment
The air conditioning treatment kills bacteria and odours and leaves the interior of your car smelling fresh.
And NOW includes a Pollen Filter change
Air conditioning system not cold enough – FULL SYSTEM CHECK & REGASS – ONLY £69.99
The Air Conditioning system in your vehicle is not usually covered by most manufacturers servicing schedules and the refrigerant gas that is used to operate the system depletes over time. On average most vehicles lose up to 15% per annum this problem can be caused when then system is not used during the winter months allowing the small "O" ring seals to dry out resulting in a gradual deterioration in system performance eventually resulting in the system being too low to operate at all.
Includes: Full leak check / regass of system to manufacturers levels / Lubrication oil to keep seals in good condition.
Q. How often should I run the air conditioning in my car?
Q. When I switch my air conditioning system on I get an unpleasant damp smell which eventually clears, what causes it and how do I get rid of it?
Q. There are air conditioning refrigerant 'top-up' kits for sale in motorist's shops, how good are they and should I consider using them?
Q. Why can't I service the system myself?
Q. I have recently had my air conditioning system topped up but it has stopped working again, what could it be?
Q. Why does my car aircon system run low on refrigerant ?
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Duxback™ is a revolutionary glass treatment that keeps glass as it should be - see through. Rain sleet and snow simply beads, sheds and rolls off, ice does not stick. Duxback™ even repels dirt, making your windscreen, side glass or rear glass cleaner and clearer for far longer and if it does need cleaning a whole lot easier to clean.
One application goes a long way. Duxback™ doesn't just coat your windscreen, it bonds with it, forming a protective repellent barrier that stays on for months. No other product on the market, works like it, or lasts like it.
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Diamondbrite is made from refined rock oils that are formulated into a 2 stage process so that each product compliments the next and builds up to create a tough durable glaze. The entire process when carried out by an approved Diamondbrite applicator is now covered by a lifetime guarantee from the date the product is applied.
The hard, high gloss protective skin that Diamondbrite creates prevents road salts, traffic film, acid rain, tree sap, insect fluid and other atmospheric pollutants from contacting directly with your cars paintwork. Fading from ultraviolet light is virtually eliminated as is nitrate etching caused by bird droppings (as long as it is washed off within 7 days and treated Diamondbrite Conserver).
Once treated with Diamondbrite, you'll never have to polish your car again. Your vehicle will look as good as it did when it left the showroom, thereby improving its resale value. Another major benefit of Diamondbrite's high gloss finish is the ease with which dirt and grime is washed off the paintwork.
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XVision Park Distance Control is parking system that allows you to park with ease to within a distance of 30cms. Built to Original Equipment Standard and with a 3 year warranty, it can be fitted to any vehicle, whether new or used.
XVision can be fitted to the rear, or the front and rear of your vehicle, offering total parking control. It detects solid or non-solid objects, such as bushes. It also detects children, animals and low objects, giving you piece of mind when manoeuvring in populated places.
XVision enables you to avoid expensive repair bills and loss of No Claims Bonus. It's worth bearing in mind that many insurance polocies have a typical excess of around £250 that you would otherwise have to pay.
I’m a good driver. Why do I need XVision?
Being able to reverse safely has nothing to do with being a good or bad driver. Particularly in the winter months, condensation, frost and when driving in the dark, visibility can sometimes be extremely poor.
In addition to this, modern design on new cars makes it very difficult to gauge just how close you are to an object.
XVision is incredibly vehicle-friendly, meaning it is available to anyone with the following options:
Rubber sensors for vehicles with metal bumpers (such as Ranger)
Angled sensors for vehicles with bumpers that are not vertical
Adjustable sensors for vehicles with rear spare wheels or towbars
All XVision sensors, excluding the rubber sensors, are paintable, allowing your Ford dealer to fully co-ordinate XVision with your vehicle
As soon as you select reverse gear, XVision Park Distance Control is automatically switched on. If there are no objects within the sensing range, there will be no audible sound. Once an object comes within the range of 1.4 metres, you will hear an intermittent beeping sound.
As you continue to reverse, the beeping sound increases in frequency until you are 30cms away from the object. At this point the beeping sound becomes a constant tone, leaving you in no doubt that you have reached the minimum distance before making contact with the obstruction.
The front system is wired in such a way that whenever the ignition is switched on, so is the Park Distance Control, and it works on the same principle as the rear system. However, there is an override switch fitted in a discreet location, offering you two options: to switch the system on when parking and switch it off when parked; alternatively, you can leave the system on permanently with the option of switching it off in slow moving traffic.
It’s as easy as that.
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Contact us today for prices and fitting
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Rear park sensors supplied and fitted from £199 in VAT.
Front park sensors supplied and fitted from £265 in VAT.
Front & rear park sensors supplied and fitted from £425 in VAT.
Parking sensors detect obstacles behind and also in front of you, should you choose both options. This will aid your parking and enable you to get into those tight spots without damaging your car. Using Utrasonic technology they emit a cone of sound behind your car which bounces off obstacles behind and returns to the sensor, the time taken for these sound waves to bounce and return off obstructions behind your car is how they calculate the remaining distance behind you.
This is the same technology that you will be familiar with as fitted on cars from new.
We offer a range of mounting options for these parking sensors from the traditional flush fitting parking sensors with just and audible alert or a combined display with the audio feedback.
If you're not sure which parking sensors to go for please give us a call and we'll take you through the options.
Apart from the obvious safety advantages, financially reverse parking parking sensors will pay for themselves if it prevents you from having just one accident. Regardless of your insurance there is aways that "excess" on your policy which is often £300+ these days. Any claims you make could damage your no-claims bonus and would impact on your next years renewal fees. It will also help you park in confidence in front of people without damaging your pride.
Our Dolphin parking sensors now come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects to the original owner.
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