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September 14, 2021 The Highway Code & More Smart Motorway Data On The Way

First introduced to the UK in 2006, but having become more and more commonplace in recent years, smart motorways are designed to improve traffic congestion and increase capacity on many…

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September 10, 2021 Can I Use The New E10 Petrol In My Car?

During the summer, standard unleaded petrol (E5) was changed to the new  E10 fuel. The shift seemed to happen really quickly with little warning. Some people may be unaware that…

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August 31, 2021 Solo Stove Ranger – Competition Terms & Conditions

Win This Solo Stove Ranger to keep you warm this Autumn 🎈To Celebrate our 35th Birthday 🎈 Treadfirst has teamed up with our friends at Specflue ❤ to give away…

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August 19, 2021 Tesla Releases Full Self Driving Beta V9

It’s been a long time coming, but last month finally saw Tesla release the brand’s long-awaited ‘Full Self Driving’ beta V9.  Elon Musk first announced that this software was coming…

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August 19, 2021 Autonomous Security in Vehicles in 2021

By now, the chances are you’re familiar with the concept of autonomous vehicles. There are a variety of different levels when it comes to this automotive development, but autonomous vehicles…

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August 4, 2021 TOYO TIRES Sustainable Natural Rubber Procurement Policy

TOYO TIRES Revises and Establishes Sustainable Natural Rubber Procurement Policy Hyogo, Japan–July 29, 2021–Toyo Tire Corporation (Headquarters: Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture; President & CEO: Takashi Shimizu) announces that it has…

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July 22, 2021 The Future of Autonomous Crop Production

A new study has found that the use of autonomous vehicles and equipment in crop production is not only feasible, but it can provide technical and economic benefits to farms…

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July 21, 2021 Record Prices Paid for Classic Tractors in Essex

An Essex auction saw record prices paid for some classic tractors this month, with collectors coming from across the country and the world to try and get their hands on…

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July 20, 2021 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 R – Tyre Review

On the lookout for the ultimate racetrack tyre? If so, then Treadfirst has the perfect solution for you.  For many years the Michelin Cup tyre has been renowned for being…

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July 20, 2021 Bugatti & Rimac: The Future of Electric Hypercars

Two of the world’s most iconic car brands have joined forces in an exciting new venture that’s sure to take the industry by storm.  Supercar trailblazers, Bugatti, and leaders in…

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July 7, 2021 Toyo Tires Renews Partnership with the AIG Women’s Open

For the third consecutive year, Japanese tire manufacturer Toyo Tires is partnering the AIG Women’s Open, a major golf championship, as an exclusive patron. This year’s championship will take place…

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July 1, 2021 Toyo Tires Supporting Dakar Challenge

Toyo Tires in Japan will supply Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body with Toyo Open Country M/T-R tires  –its flagship 4×4 brand, tuned for serious off-road racing. Toyo Tires will…

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June 29, 2021 The Cheapest Cars to Insure in the UK 2021

For many drivers, their insurance premiums are among the biggest outgoings they’ll spend on their vehicle. This is particularly the case for younger drivers, as insurers are typically more cautious…

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June 29, 2021 The Iconic Goodyear Blimp Returns to London

After almost a decade away from British skies, the iconic Goodyear blimp has made a return to the UK this weekend.  The chances are you’ve become used to seeing the…

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June 29, 2021 Cars To Be Banned In Edinburgh Due To Low Emissions Zone

Edinburgh has made a bold step to improve the Scottish capital’s carbon footprint by announcing a new scheme that will ban certain petrol and diesel cars from the city. While…

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June 8, 2021 Continental Tyres Summer Rewards – Terms & Conditions

Your drive just got even sweeter… Fit Continental tyres this summer and not only will you get award winning performance and safety, but you can claim a free Lifestyle eVoucher…

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June 2, 2021 TOYO TIRES Participates in the Nürburgring 24 Hours

TOYO TIRE Corporation (Headquarters: Itami City, Hyogo Prefecture, President & CEO: Takashi Shimizu, hereinafter, TOYO TIRES) announces that they will participate in the “Nürburgring 24 Hours” (49th ADAC TOTAL 24h-Rennen)…

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May 25, 2021 New Tyre Labelling System to be Implemented This May

The connection between you and the road, tyres are arguably the most important element of any vehicle. While there is a wide range of commercial tyres on the market, motorists…

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May 25, 2021 First Self-Driving Cars to be on UK Roads This Year

It may seem like something out of a science fiction movie, but self-driving cars have taken a step closer to becoming a reality with the government stating they will make…

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May 5, 2021 Bryce Menzies Wins 34th SCORE San Felipe 250 in Baja

BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO – Bryce Menzies and Toyo Tires® in the USA have won the 34th SCORE San Felipe 250 desert race. Andy McMillin finished out the podium placing 3rd,…

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April 26, 2021 How to Check Your Tread Depth & Tyre Pressure

How to Check Your Tread Depth & Tyre Pressure – Video Transcript Below:   How to Check Tread Depth: Without the correct tread depth or pressure in your tyres, it…

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April 23, 2021 What’s the Difference Between Wheel Alignment, Tracking & Balance?

There is no doubt about it. Your tyres are one of the most important aspects of your car. If something goes wrong, the consequences can be severe so it’s important…

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April 23, 2021 Michelin Launches its First-Ever Tyre Recycling Plant

Tyre manufacturing giant, Michelin, has announced new plans to launch their first-ever tyre recycling plant. The company will begin construction on the plant later in 2021 and is expected to…

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March 2, 2021 European Athletics Indoor Championships 2021

600 athletes from Europe competing for first place with incredible athletic ambition and the will to win: this is the European Athletics Indoor Championships taking place from 5 to 7…

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February 8, 2021 Filming with Michelle Westby at Santa Pod

Former stunt car driver for Fast and Furious Live, Michelle Westby, well-known for her aggressive but controlled drifts, met up with the team at Treadfirst and Marketing Agency, Adtrak, at…

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February 5, 2021 How To Take A Data-Driven Approach To Looking After Your Vehicles

The saying goes that prevention is better than a cure. When you’re dealing with something like mechanical engineering, this is even more applicable due to the slow process of degradation.…

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February 5, 2021 Tyres Aged 10 Years+ On Lorries, Coaches, Buses & Taxis Will Be Banned

From February 2021, 10 year old tyres will be banned on all single wheels of vehicles with more than 8 passenger seats, and front axles of lorries buses and coaches…

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January 21, 2021 TOYO TIRES Televised Performance of the Year Awards

A further development in the successful partnership with the Professional Darts Corporation. TOYO TIRES are proud to be sponsoring the award for Televised Performance of the Year at the PDC…

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January 11, 2021 Football Pitches Made From Recycled Tyres

As an approved fixture for sports matches and great surface in all weather conditions, it comes as no surprise that artificial turf is fast becoming a serious substitute for real…

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December 24, 2020 Warming Up Your Car In Winter

What’s the most off-putting thing about getting up on an icy morning? Is it that the first step out of bed, the first step out of the shower or the…

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December 3, 2020 New Electric Cars for 2021 – Top Ten Review

Last month, the government announced their intention to bring forward the date for phasing out diesel and petrol cars. Initially, the ban on sales of these cars was due to come…

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November 19, 2020 How To Avoid Brake Fade

Brake fade is the short-term loss or complete loss of a vehicle’s braking power. Brake fade happens when the brake pad of a vehicle is unable to create enough friction…

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November 19, 2020 Toyo Tires To Be New UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup Main Sponsor

Japanese tyre manufacturer Toyo Tires is proud to announce its sponsorship of both the UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup and Telenet Superprestige as the main partner for the remainder of the…

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November 17, 2020 UK Cars With Defective Headlights

Halfords’ research has shown that there are more than 4.6 million road users who are driving with defective headlights. Doing this is breaking the law and can lead to being…

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November 4, 2020 General Car Maintenance

With remote working becoming common practice amongst workers in the UK, vehicles are being driven a lot less, which can, in fact, impact our cars’ overall health and performance.  So…

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October 30, 2020 Is It Time To Buy Winter Tyres?

In Germany and Austria, cold weather tyres are mandatory and without them, a fine of €5,000 can be issued and it’s likely that your car will be impounded too. This…

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September 24, 2020 Declaration Of Exemption From MOT

If your car is 40 years old or older and hasn’t undergone substantial modifications in the last three decades – it’s likely you’ll be exempt from MOTs – but what…

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September 15, 2020 Toyo Tires Breaks Records at the 2020 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. (Toyo Tires®) returned to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb for the 98th running of this prestigious event that sends vehicles charging…

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August 26, 2020 Toyo Tires gives support to the 44th AG Memorial Van Damme

There is no doubt that the live broadcast will reach a massive audience thanks to the attractive event program and the presence of world class athletes. The AG Memorial Van…

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August 7, 2020 What are MOT Advisory Notes?

Once a year, you’ll need to book your car in for an MOT. This is a legal obligation which helps to keep your car safe out on the roads as…

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