Milner Off Road are pleased to announce, that after months of hard work – our NEW website is nearly ready for launch!
Our new streamline, easy to use, informative website has been designed to make your shopping experience as easy as possible. Making sure you feel well informed about the product you are purchasing.
With awesome new features and easy navigation, we are confident you will love the new website just as much as we do.
Our popular blog has received a much needed face-lift. So we will continue to communicate regularly through our blogs and provide new articles and notifications. We also plan to continue adding more video content and product information to provide you with all of the information you need for our products and services.
So keep your eyes peeled and let us know what you think of the new site once it is live.
Tyres are without doubt one of the most important parts of any car, as they ensure that the vehicle runs safely, smoothly, and efficiently – with no tyres, you’re not going to get very far.
Being so vital though means that they take a fair amount of punishment, and thus can often wear away and need replacing.
We’ve all been there, taking our vehicles to the MOT centre and then being told we need to put a new set of tyres on the front left corner or all around. It’s a moment we all dread and can end up costing anywhere from tens to hundreds of pounds, but the reality is to stay safe and legal it has to be done.
With tyre wear and replacement being such a common issue that most motorists go through, we thought we would put together a helpful guide to answer any questions that you may have when it comes to looking after your tyres and purchasing new ones.
How Do You Know When You Need New Tyres?
When you have a fresh set of rubber added to your vehicle, you should be hoping to get at least 20,000 miles out of your front tyres on a front-wheel-drive car and should hope for double that for the rear tyres.
As tyres get older, the grip gets worse, and if you leave them long enough they could end up putting you and your family in danger.
How do I check my tyre tread?
To check your tyres tread depth, you can check with any of the three methods below;
Check with a tread depth gauge
With tread wear indicators
With the penny test
No doubt one of the easiest and affordable ways to check if you need tyres is the penny test. As the name suggests all you need to carry out this method is a penny, and tyres of course.
Grab a 20p coin and hold it in between your thumb and forefinger
Place the 20p into one of the grooves of the tyre.
If you’re able to see some of the outer edges of the 20p, then your tyres could be illegal.
Perform this test on all parts of your tyre’s tread.
What Tread Depth Should Tyres Be Replaced At?
The legal limit for minimum tread depth on your tyres in the UK is 1.6 millimetres, across the central ¾ of the tread around the complete circumference of the tyre.
However, tyre tread is not the only indicator you should be looking for.
Tyre age also plays a big part in when you should replace your tyres.
For years, many people have fell victim to relying on a tyre’s tread depth to determine its condition. But as a tyre gets older, the rubber compounds begin to deteriorate, regardless of the condition of the tread.
How long should tyres last on a car?
It’s impossible to put an exact number on how long a set of tyres should last, as it can vary significantly based on a number of factors, such as:
Quality of the tyre
How often they’re used
Road conditions that they’re used on
Weather conditions that they’re used in
Vehicle drive train – 4 wheel drive, front wheel drive or rear wheel drive
If you typically drive around 12,000-15,000 miles a year then, depending on the factors above, you should, in theory, be able to get at least 3 to 4 years of usage out of your vehicle’s tyres.
For those of you who drive much less than your tyres may last much longer, however most tyre experts will still recommend that after the 5 year mark you get your tyres checked yearly to ensure that they are safe, and after 10 years they should be replaced as even if they have not travelled a lot of miles they could still be susceptible to problems with age.
I know many people now drive a ”modern diesel car” and we dread the DPF light pinging up on our instrument panel. It’s going to be costly, right?
Unfortunately, mine popped up a few days ago on my Audi 2.0TDI and the standard ”regen” or regeneration process didn’t work. *sad face*
Luckily I remembered that Milner Off Road sold the Tec4 Complete DPF & Diesel System Cleaner. At £17 + vat (£20.40) it was well worth purchasing to see if I could get my DPF light to turn off.
So I am now sharing my experience with the magic that is Tec4 Complete DPF & Diesel System Cleaner.
Please note: I had just filled my tank before carrying out the treatment.
Step 1: Add one 400ml of DPF & Turbo System Cleaner to the contents of the fuel tank.
Step 2: Idle the engine for 5 minutes.
(Don’t forget to take the bottle out and close your fuel flap before doing so).
Step 3: On completion turn off the engine and add one 400ml bottle of Diesel System Cleaner to the contents of the fuel tank.
Take your car for a drive, for a minimum of 20 minutes at medium revs.
(Again, don’t forget to take the bottle out and close the fuel flap).
Huzzah!! No more light on the dash.
I will keep you posted as to whether this improves my fuel economy or not. Also whether I find any difference in the day to day running of my car.
So far I am just impressed I didn’t have to go to a garage to have it cleaned or replaced. I can imagine the cost would be extortionate, a bit like a wiper blade from the main dealer!
Just to recap, the standard regeneration process did not work. To be honest I was wanting to try this stuff out, after already trying the Diesel Fuel Saver kit on one of my other cars. (Which by the way, also worked a treat).
There are other DPF cleaners on the market which are readily available. However, because I have used Tec4 products before, I know I can trust them.
And just before you ask yourself the question. No, you cannot remove your DPF. Not only will it make you fail your next MOT, but it is also now illegal.
#DPF #Audi #DieselParticulateFilter #DPFClean
PLEASE NOTE: MILNER OFF ROAD ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE YOU MAY CAUSE TO YOUR VEHICLE(S) BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE NOT PERFORMED THIS PROCEDURE ON YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE, WE HIGHLY ADVISE YOU TAKE YOUR VEHICLE TO A LOCAL MECHANIC.
What are the recommended tyre pressures for the Nissan Qashqai?
See the table below to find out what tyre pressure your Nissan Qashqai needs. You’re probably here because you’ve thought or searched “what is correct tyre pressure for Nissan Qashqai?”. Thankfully in the table below, we have a wide array of tyre pressures for your Qashqai.
Please note, if your tyre pressure monitor has come on, and you have put more air into your tyres, your tyre pressure light may still be on. Depending on your vehicle, you may need to reset the your monitor to turn the notification/light off.
Have we missed a certain model from the list? Do you think the tyre pressure shown above is wrong and should be different?
If so, please email [email protected] with the details of your vehicle; Make, Model, Year and the size of the tyre you have fitted (Eg. 195/65R15).
We will then make changes accordingly.
Disclaimer: Based on data provided by Experian. Always consult your vehicle handbook for your exact recommended pressures.
The Suction Control Valve or SCV is responsible for the control of fuel pressure inside common rail engines. It allows only the required amount of fuel to be pumped through the system.
The SCV is a wear item, that is a good part to cross off your list of things to do – just like a cam / timing belt.
How Do I know If My SCV Has Failed?
The suction control valve is often overlooked when you are having issues with your vehicle.
SCVs can quickly become affected by contaminated fuel and dirt which in turn can cause a vehicles Electronic Control Unit (ECU) to cause surging and other symptoms, such as ‘limp mode’.
Where Can I Buy A SCV?
Milner Off Road Ltd stock Genuine Suction Control Valves for the relevant models .
To ensure you are supplied with the correct one, please supply your chassis / vin number. This can be found on your vin plate, usually on the bulkhead.
Is There Anything I Need To Know About My New SCV?
After fitting a new SCV. You may need to a re-calibrate / relearn.
There is a procedure for it in the manual.
The ECU learns the relation between the suction control valve, of the supply pump drive current and the fuel injection volume.
The learning value is calculated from the suction control valve drive current and the rail pressure sensor output voltage.
You should run the relearn when the engine is idling, any one with a decent plugin diagnostic computer should be able to do it for you.
Awesome New Suspension Conversion Kits For Your Land Cruiser.
Milner’s now stock a Milner Off Road (MOR) brand suspension conversion kit for the Toyota Land Cruiser KDJ120 LC5. The kit is made to the equivalent OEM specifications.
The suspension conversion kit will disconnect the relevant electrics, without the aid of diagnostics. It also replaces the electronically controlled dampers and rear air bags.
The suspension conversion kit has been developed to make fitment as simple as possible, without the need for special tools.
The suspension conversion kit sets the vehicle at standard height and gives it that coil sprung feel and ride.
The main advantage is to eliminate expensive air suspension repairs, by putting the vehicle back to a standard suspension system. Therefore making it more cost effective and the ease of fitting replacement parts.
The kit comes with full fitting instructions, complete with ‘how to’ pictures.
1 x Assembled front shock absorbers plus fitting kits. (Pair)
1 x Rear coil springs. (Pair)
2 x Rear insulator bump stops.
2 x Rear shock absorbers plus fitting kits.
Driving on mud: This might seem a straightforward choice, and that’s because it is. If you have a 4×4 trip planned and the majority of the terrain is mud, then you should definitely choose mud tyres.
Driving on sand: Again, mud tyres perform great on sand.
Driving in wet, icy or snowy conditions: All Terrain Tyres are the better choice of the two. This is because they have smaller tread blocks, narrower voids, and have less-robust internal tread compounds.
mud terrain tyres good for:
All Terrain Tyres good for:
Sand – may need to lower PSI when using on sand
Rock – not as good as Mud Terrain tyres
All Terrain Tyres aren’t good for:
Mud Tyres vs All Terrain Tyres: MPG
We often get asked, do Mud Terrain Tyres use more fuel than All Terrain Tyres? Yes. All Terrain Tyres tend to come out on top for the best mile per gallon statistics. Mud Terrain tyres will typically use more fuel than All Terrain tyres due to their tread pattern causing a harder resistance on the road.
Mud Tyres vs All Terrain Tyres: Lifespan
All Terrain Tyres typically have a longer lifespan than Mud Terrain Tyres. If you need a set of tyres that will cover more miles, the All Terrain Tyres are the best option for you.
Mud Terrain Tyre pressures:
The PSI for Mud Terrain Tyres can be different than the PSI for All Terrain Tyres. The general rule of thumb is, if you have a light vehicle such as a Toyota Hilux, you will generally need less PSI. This is because of the sidewalls being stronger on Mud Terrain Tyres.
If you have All Terrain tyres and a heavy vehicle, you will often need a higher PSI.
Are mud terrain tyres good on the road?
Mud Terrain Tyres can be used on the road, however, road noise is much worse than when All Terrain Tyres are fitted.
Mud Terrain Tyres
All Terrain Tyres
Are mud terrain tyres good in the snow?
We don’t recommend mud tyres for driving in snow. Mud tyres are designed and built with a different tread compound than winter tyres. Due to the tread of a mud tyre, they will constantly be pushing a little wall of snow in front of itself all the time, cutting traction and response times.
Which one of these 4×4 tyres do you need?
If you are a serious off-roader, then we recommend you opt for Mud Terrain Tyres. However, for all-around driving such as to and from work, or if you have a light 4×4 or SUV, then All Terrain Tyres will more than likely suit your requirements just fine.
Your safety off-road and on-road is your responsibility. No article or video can replace proper instruction and experience. Make sure you practice proper techniques and safety guidelines before you go off-roading.
We all like saving money right? You might often find a 4×4 part or accessory you want to buy from our website, head on over to Google and search “Milner Off Road discount code”, hands up if you’ve done this before. Whilst we can’t fault you for doing so, unfortunately, we do not affiliate ourselves with any other discount websites, so unfortunately if you find a code online they probably will not be legitimate
So rather than wasting your time scouring the web for discount codes for Milner Off Road voucher codes, you will be able to find them right here as and when we release them. Milner Off Road Ltd frequently offer online discounts. These will only be found here, on www.milneroffroad.com, our Facebook page, Twitter page & Mailchimp (Online newsletter).
Milner Off Road Ltd currently run an ‘Owner’s Club Discount Scheme’ which offers the customer 5% off their order. Please check with your club to see if they are part of our discount scheme. They will then give you the necessary details. (The club discount is not valid on genuine items, special orders, engines or tyres).
Alternatively, you can purchase Milner Off Road gift vouchers from our gift vouchers section on our website. Click here to get yours, or treat a loved one or friend to the perfect 4×4 enthusiast’s gift.
How you can obtain a Milner Off Road Discount Code
As mentioned above, Milner Off Road offer discounts via the ‘Owners Club Discount Scheme’. To get a discount code, you have to be a member of one of the OCDS clubs.
You will either have to either join as a member if it is a website OR join as a member on their Facebook page and have been an active member for 3 months.
You must then inbox the admin for the code.
You must then enter your code or the code and their Forum name into the ‘Special Instructions / Comments’ box – we will then manually deduct the 5% off the order once we receive it.
Tec4 is not just for 4×4 vehicles. Tec4 can be used on any vehicle. If you are unsure which kit is right for you. Give us a call on 01629 734411 or email [email protected] .
Prevention is better than cure! We would suggest getting some TEC4 before it is too late.
If you have any questions about the information above, you can email us: [email protected] or telephone 01629 734411.
Please note: Milner Off Road are not liable for any damage you may cause to your vehicle(s) by following the instructions above. If you have not performed this procedure on your vehicle before, we highly advise you take your vehicle to a local mechanic.
AdBlue is a highly purified colorless liquid. It contains demineralized water and urea (32.5%).
AdBlue is used with diesel engines and is also known outside of Europe as DEF, ARLA 32 or AUS 32.
The main active component of AdBlue is ammonia. This is chemically formed by hydrolising automotive urea, which is the main raw material for AdBlue. Urea is also used in the production of fertilizers and many more applications.
AdBlue is used with diesel engines using SCR technology. This technology (Selective Catalytic Reduction) reduces harmful emissions (NOx). AdBlue is injected into the catalyst of the SCR system,
where it triggers a chemical reaction with the ammonia. This chemical reaction converts the toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx), into nitrogen (N2) and water vapor (H2O). Water vapor and nitrogen are naturally occurring gasses that are harmless to the environment.
Do I need AdBlue In My Car?
From 2016, most new diesel passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, such as delivery vans need AdBlue to be able to comply with the latest emissions legislation.
Many diesel cars registered after September 2015 use AdBlue to reduce emissions. In general, if you own a Euro 6-compliant diesel Audi, BMW, Citroën, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz or Peugeot, it’s likely to use AdBlue technology. There’s often a clue in the car’s model name, which may have ‘Blue’ or ‘SCR’ in it.
Why Do I need AdBlue In My Car?
Your vehicle needs AdBlue to reduce NOₓ emission. Due to the stricter emission legislation, diesel engines need to have cleaner exhaust gases. NOₓ is one of the emissions that causes acid rain. To meet the Euro 6 standards for diesel engine emission the use of Selective Catalyst Reduction-technology (and thus AdBlue) is required. The Euro 6 standards are into force from September 2014 for new passenger cars.
All commercial vehicle manufacturers have to meet the Euro 6 standards for diesel engine emission. Although Euro 5 emission standards could be met by different technologies, Euro 6 standards require the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction with AdBlue.
Here is a quick video that may help you understand a wee bit more.
What Happens If I Run Out Of AdBlue?
If you run out of AdBlue, your car will have limited performance. When you have switched off the car and your AdBlue tank is empty, it will not restart.
Your car, usually on the driver display screen will give you plenty of warnings that you are running low.
Get your AdBlue here: AdBlue @ Milner’s.
Do you need more than 20 Litres of AdBlue? Give us a call on 01629 734411 and ask for Andrew. Milner Off Road are able to get Bulk AdBlue at seriously competitive rates.
How Much AdBlue Do I Need?
Average consumption of AdBlue is generally 5% of diesel use, so you will need to tank much less for AdBlue then you do for diesel. You will use about 5 litres of AdBlue to every 100 litres of diesel.
Is AdBlue Hazardous?
No, Adblue is not a hazardous substance. It has no known significant effects or critical hazards.
What Happens If I Get AdBlue On My Skin?
If AdBlue comes into contact with your skin, wash it thoroughly. Seek medical attention if irritation persists.
What Happens If I Ingest AdBlue?
Ring 111 and drink plenty of fluids.
** If you have any other questions about AdBlue or simply need some advise. Give Milner’s a call on 01629 734411 or you can email us here: [email protected] **