Mike Bourne

Mike is the Group Marketing and eCommerce Director at Axle Group Holdings and has over 25 years’ experience of working within the tyre industry for National Tyres and Autocare. Mike, an expert on tyre safety, is also a member of the Board of Trustees at TyreSafe, a UK based charity dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of regular tyre maintenance and the dangers of part worn and illegal tyres.


07 Feb 2022 4 people
Driving Turn-Off’s

National Tyres and Autocare has surveyed its customers to find out their turn off’s when it comes to someone else's vehicle and the way they drive. Key Findings People Driving EV And Hybrid Cars Found To Be Less Attractive Driving A Van Would Give The Worst First Impression On A…
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25 Nov 2021 1 people
Winter Driving Anxiety

Key Stats 46% of drivers admit to feeling some level of anxiety when it comes to driving in poor weather conditions. 38% of drivers say they have refused to go out in their vehicle when the conditions have been poor. 42% say that ice and snow cause them anxiety whilst 35% blame the fog and…
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13 Oct 2021 0 people
Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2: Pirelli's new winter tyre

Premium tyre manufacturer Pirelli has announced the release of their new high-performance winter tyre; the Cinturato Winter 2. The Pirelli Cinturato Winter 2 is now available to purchase online from the National Tyres and Autocare website. To purchase this tyre online, to be fitted at your local…
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20 Jul 2021 27 people
Your guide to the COVID MOT extension in 2021

Article last updated: 20/07/21 On the 29th of March 2020, the UK government (via the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) introduced a COVID MOT extension to the normal testing regime. This was to help reinforce COVID-19 lockdown measures and protect people who would otherwise potentially expose…
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22 Oct 2020 0 people
MOT Testing In Wales during Welsh Fire Break (23rd October - 9th November 2020)

Following the Welsh Governments announcement of a two-week 'Fire Break' lockdown from 6pm on Friday 23rd October to Monday 9th November 2020, the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have announced that MOT garages can remain open. This means all vehicles being used on the roads during the…
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06 Aug 2020 0 people
The latest Pirelli Summer Tyre

Pirelli is a world leading tyre manufacturer. The company is renowned for investment in research and new technologies, including new innovative run-flat and seal inside technology. Pirelli dates back to 1872 and was founded by Giovanni Battista, the company produced elastic rubber items and in…
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11 Dec 2018 11 people
Know your rights How to handle a fender bender

Statistically, most people in the UK will have been in a car crash at some point in their lives. While most incidents reported are very minor bumps, scrapes and collisions that don't result in any injuries, or even insurance claims, some have disastrous effects on our property and health. But…
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11 Dec 2018 3 people
How to Protect Your Car Interior For Longer

In order to maintain your automobile running at optimal condition for longer you need to protect the car’s interior as well. It is true that the technological aspect of your vehicle has the highest importance, but, in order to maintain your car’s integrity for longer, it is advisable…
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