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Car Shows 2024: Key Dates For Your Diary

Posted: 16/12/2023

Already missing car show season? Us too. The good news is that next year’s calendar looks set to be even more jam-packed than this year’s, with a whole host of familiar favourites and brand new events to look forward to. No matter what you drive, there’ll be plenty of shows to enjoy throughout 2024 - ...

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Why Are Alloy Wheel Spigot Rings Important?

Posted: 07/12/2023

Understanding the role of spigot rings in the performance and safety of your vehicle is essential, especially when dealing with alloy wheels. These components, available in both plastic and metal, are key to ensuring your wheels align perfectly and fit securely. This becomes particularly crucial when the centre bore di...

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A Guide to Changing the Wheels on Your Vehicle

Posted: 30/10/2023

As the seasons change and roads take a beating from various elements, one thought that might often cross a driver's mind is – when should I change the wheels on my vehicle? Like to preparing your car for winter, knowing how to change and select the right set of wheels can make a world of difference to your driving experience. Here's a breakdown of all you need to know. Why Cha...

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Driving An Electric Car in the Winter

Posted: 19/09/2023

Winter's frosty embrace can be a wonder to behold, but it also makes life on the road hard. In an electric vehicle (EV) - which is a car type that is continuing to gain traction - this will present different challenges. If you’re an EV owner seeking preparation tips for the cold months ahead, we've got you covered. We’ve updated our guide to winter roa...

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What Is a Tyre Load Rating and Does It Matter?

Posted: 24/08/2023

When it comes to the safety and efficiency of our vehicles, particularly for those of us who drive vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, understanding the nitty-gritty of our tyres is crucial. Take a moment to think about the weight your tyres bear on a daily basis, especially when loaded up with goods, equipment, or even you...

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Alloy Wheels Vs Steel Wheels: Which is Better?

Posted: 26/07/2023

Car enthusiasts will have come across the decision between choosing alloy wheels or steel wheels. These are the two most common types of wheel you can get your hands on, and for many, it’s a toss-up that can leave you clueless. That’s the reason for this article. We want to explore our knowledge of wheels and lay out the difference between alloys and steel wheels. We will...

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The Pros and Cons of Plus-Sizing Tyres

Posted: 21/06/2023

Vehicle modification enthusiasts are constantly seeking ways to improve the performance and appearance of their prized motors. One popular modification that has gained significant attention is plus-sizing tyres. Even for the average driver seeking an upgrade, the allure of fuller-looking wheel wells and improved handli...

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Top 5 Most Common MOT Failures

Posted: 16/06/2023

MOT tests are not just a yearly-updated legal requirement in the UK, but an important measure of your vehicle’s safety and roadworthiness. However, many vehicles don't make the cut each year due to common yet preventable issues. Understanding these common MOT fails will help you avoid the same pitfalls many fall under as well as why they happen and the best solution for it. At the end ...

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What's the Law on Alloy Wheel Modification?

Posted: 12/05/2023

While some people like to keep their cars the way they came out of the factory, others like to enhance it. Today, there is a wealth of car modifications that can improve not just the looks but the performance of your car, and alloy wheels are one of the most popular for their simplicity.

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Maximising Your Mileage: Expert Tips to Extend Your Tyres' Lifespan

Posted: 02/05/2023

Tyres are the sole point of contact between your vehicle and the road, and as such, impact more performance aspects than any other element, including handling, acceleration, ride quality and so much more. Replacing them is of utmost importance when they start to wear down, but balancing the budget with a new set of tyr...

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Can I Get Alloy Wheels on Finance?

Posted: 25/04/2023

If you require new wheels to fit your vehicle, LK Performance is the perfect online destination to do so. With features such as our free online fitment checker, you can pinpoint the exact alloy wheel fitting from thousands of high-quality wheels from pedigree brands including Pirelli, Firestone, Continental, Michelin a...

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The Complete Guide to Every Tyre Sidewall Marking

Posted: 10/03/2023

Look around the side of your vehicle’s tyres and you’ll find many numbers, letters and words, some of which are easy to understand and others completely unknowable. These sidewall markings are important information if you’re looking to replace a wheel or tyre, as you’ll need to make sure your cu...

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How to Check Vehicle Tyre Pressure

Posted: 28/02/2023

From car enthusiasts to everyday commuters, owning a vehicle requires several regular maintenance checks to make sure it’s in top working condition. Not only does it ensure the best performance but also the longevity of your vehicle. One of the most critical aspects of vehicle maintenance is monitoring your tyre pressure regularly. As you rack up the miles, your tyres take a be...

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How Much Does It Cost to Repair Alloy Wheels?

Posted: 15/02/2023

Alloy wheels are an important part of your vehicle, playing a role in not only aesthetics but also improving handling and performance. However, over the course of driving a car for years and thousands of miles, damages such as cracks and dents will tend to appear on your alloys. Repairing alloy wheels can be a cost-effective alternative to new replacements up to a point, but it can be diffic...

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What Colour Alloys Should I Choose For My Car?

Posted: 24/01/2023

In the world of car modification, one of the most popular choices among car owners is the selection of alloy wheels. Not only do alloy wheels improve the overall aesthetic of a vehicle, but they also offer several performance benefits. However, with so many different colours and finishes available, choosing the right colours for alloy wheels for your car can take time and effort. At ...

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How to Take Care of your Car in the Winter

Posted: 14/12/2022

Winter is the most treacherous time of year to run a car regularly, and it’s crucial that you run checks and keep well-equipped for any eventuality. Your car will likely have the handle the cold, rain, snow and ice, to give you the best chance of lasting through the winter without major repairs or accidents. Here is the ultimate guide to car care during the winter. Keeping Eve...

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How to Protect Alloy Wheels in Winter

Posted: 18/11/2022

As you may already know, winter is the most vulnerable season for your car, especially your alloy wheels. Being exposed to cold temperatures, snow and ice as well as paint degradation that can lead to corrosion, there are many ways in which your car can sustain damage externally and, eventually, internally. However, at LK Performance, we are the UK’s leading experts in handling...

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What Are Winter Tyres?

Posted: 14/11/2022

UK roads are not well-prepared for winter weather, and a lot of accidents happen due to many not using dedicated winter tyres, resulting in longer braking distances and a higher likelihood of aquaplaning. This could be through stubbornness or more likely drivers not knowing exactly what benefits winter tyres can provide. What should be known about winter tyres is that they are not on...

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How to Prepare Your Tyres For Winter

Posted: 11/10/2022

Driving in the Autumn is always a pleasure. As the summer fades away and the leaves start falling, one creeping thought starts to crawl into your head - how will my car fair in winter if it snows? The UK has seen more than a few hellish snow days in recent years, and it seems to become more frequent as time goes on. So how do you prepare your alloy wheels and tyres for winter? Drivin...

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How to Care For Your Alloy Wheels

Posted: 26/09/2022

Alloy wheels are one of the most prized components of a motor. Like shoes to an outfit, your wheels’ design and condition define the look of your vehicle and can be a dazzling showpiece that wows passers-by. However, after many miles on the road, your alloys are bound to collect road debris, tar, and dirt that even a car wash can’t remove. Whether they are stock alloys fr...

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