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Puncture repair on a Volvo XC90 at Milton Science Park and Hankook tyres fitted near Newmarket.

We were called by a new customer who works at the Cambridge Science Park as he noticed a screw embedded in a rear tyre on his Volvo XC90. We arrived within the hour and were able to repair the tyre much to the delight of our customer.We then headed to a customer in Cambridge who had again discovered a screw in a rear tyre of his trade van and again we were able to perform a puncture repair as the screw was situated near to the centre of the tyre.During the afternoon we fitted two Hankook tyres size 205/55/R16 to a Vauhall Meriva near Newmarket as replacement for the worn front tyres and moved the existing rear tyres to the front and fitted the new tyres to the rear to reduce the chances of a puncture.
 

Wheel alignment on an Audi A6 and new Toyo tyres fitted to a Mazda 3 near Cambridge.

The week started by visiting a new customer who was getting uneven wear on his tyres so we arrived at his home and performed a wheel alignment on his Audi A6. We then visited a regular customer who had ordered two new Toyo tyres for his Mazda 3 and these were replacement tyres for the worn tyres on the front axle.We suggested that the existing rear tyres should be moved to the front and the new tyres fitted to the rear to reduce the chances of a puncture.On leaving our customer thanked us for the advice and told us he would spread the word about our service.
 

Nexen tyres fitted and a wheel refurbishment on a Subaru near Saffron Walden.

We visited a new customer near Saffron Walden who had ordered two Nexen blue tyres size 215/60/R16 as he had a blow out on his way to work.When removing the old tyres we discovered that they were actually winter tyres but the customer was unaware of this and was using them all year round.We showed him the inside of the rims as they were badly corroded and he informed us that he was regularly pumping them up as they were losing air pressure.We performed a rim refurbishment and cleared all the corrosion and applied a couple of layers of bead seal.During our vehicle inspection we informed the customer that while the remaining tyres had sufficient tread the DOT code was showing that the tyres were six years old.Our customer thanked us for doing a thorough job and is calling us back to fit another two new Nexen tyres.
 

I am going to tell all my friends to use Hometyre the lady said.

We visited a new customer yesterday who had a flat tyre on her Vauxhall Vectra but the lady and her partner were unable to remove the wheel as it had seized onto the wheel hub.With a bit of effort we managed to free the wheel so we were able to replace the damaged tyre. We fitted a new Nexen blue tyre size 205/55/R16 and our customer was very happy with the price.Before leaving we performed our vehicle inspection check and discovered while inflating the existing tyres that the near side front tyre was showing 10 psi air pressure so we removed the wheel to discover a nail embedded in the centre of the tyre and to the delight of our customer we were able to repair the puncture.Our customer was very impressed with our attention to detail and stated that she would be telling all of her friends to use Hometyre in the future.
 

The sun is here,the wind has gone so a good time to check the caravan.

For the moment the sun is shining and the wind has gone so today is a good time to check your caravan as hopefully the good weather is not too far away.It is advisable to check the general condition of the tyres and the spare for any signs of ageing and by reading the DOT code on the sidewalls you can determine how old your tyres are.It is recommended that if your caravan tyres are five years old or more now is a good time to renew them.Give us a call and we will visit you at your home or storage site to fit your new tyres.
 

A customer had a blow out on his way to work but could not fit the spare tyre as his locking wheel nut was missing.

We were called by a customer this morning who was stranded on the A428 near Cambridge as he had shredded a tyre on his Honda Civic but could not fit the spare wheel as his locking wheel nut adaptor was missing.We arrived within the hour and successfully removed the wheel nuts and fitted the spare wheel.The punctured tyre was on the rear axle and after inspecting the other tyres on the vehicle we are meeting the customer at his place of work to fit two new tyres allowing him to continue with his busy work schedule.
 

Maxxis tyres fitted to a Renault Trafic van in Cambridge.

The first job of the week was to visit a regular customer in Cambridge who required two new front tyres for his Renault Trafic van so we arrived at a time convenient to him with two new Maxxis Van tyres size 195/65/R16 ready for fitting.As always we had a discussion with the customer concerning the vehicle before we started any work on the vehicle so he could get the best use of the new tyres. He told us that the vehicle veered to the left so we moved the existing rear tyres to the front and balanced them and fitted the new tyres to the rear axle to reduce the chance of any punctures.We then performed a wheel alignment on the vehicle.
 

A good mixture of new tyres,puncture repairs and wheel refurbishments this week.

This week has seen us perform various types of jobs for our customers by supplying and fitting new tyres,repairing punctures and also cleaning wheel rims when air is escaping and here are a few examples of the type of work we carried out.During Monday we fitted two Bridgestone tyres size 205/65/R16 to a Honda CRV in Cambridge and then were called to a customer in Oakington where air was escaping between the wheel rim and tyre so we thoroughly cleaned the rim and applied bead sealer to solve the problem.A customer had a similar problem with a trailer wheel and again we performed a wheel repair to avoid air escaping.As the week continued we fitted New Falken tyres in Cambridge and new Goodyear tyres in Willingham.We have also repaired punctures in Newmarket and Cambridge.
 

Michelin winter tyres fitted near Newmarket and Pirelli tyres fitted near Ely.

We were called by a new customer who had just had his Saab 9-5 serviced and the garage noticed a nail embedded on the shoulder of a rear tyre so he called us to fit a new Pirelli P7 tyre size 215/55/R16 which we did.We then left the customer who lives near Ely and headed towards Newmarket to visit a regular customer who had ordered a new set of winter tyres for his Subaru Impreza. We arrived on time and fitted four Michelin Pilot Alpine 3 tyres size 245/40/R18.
 

Three new tyres fitted in Willingham and all before the morning school run.

We had a call from a regular customer who had just had a service done on her Ford C Max and the service centre suggested that three of the tyres on the vehicle needed to be replaced.The customer asked if there was any chance we could arrive early so that the vehicle could be used for the school run.We arrived at 8am and fitted the new tyres and our customer was delighted that the vehicle was available for the remainder of the day.We then headed for Histon as a customer had noticed that one of his tyres on a VW Golf was flat.On arrival we found that the damaged tyre was over seven years old so we fitted a new Goodyear Efficient Grip size 195/65/R15. Before leaving we informed the customer that the other rear tyre was also old and he is calling us back shortly to have the tyre replaced.
 

Cooper All Terrain tyres fitted in Longstanton and Falken tyres fitted in Hilton.

We were called by a regular customer who had decided to fit a complete set of All Terrain tyres including the Spare to their Land Rover as they required more grip when the vehicle went off road.They decided to have Cooper All Terrain tyres size 265/75/R16 and so now the vehicle is now ready to go off road with no fear of getting stuck in the very wet surrounding fields.We have just visited a regular customer who required two new rear tyres on his BMW 5 series and the existing tyres were Falken size 265/35/R18 which he was very happy with so we have replaced them with another two Falken tyres.He stated that he got very good mileage from them and they are priced sensibly.
 

Bridgestone tyres fitted in Cambridge then Puncture repairs in Cambridge and Ely.

The first job of the day was to visit a customer in Cambridge who had ordered two Bridgestone tyres for his Honda CRV vehicle and while we were fitting the new tyres we had a call from a regular customer who had just noticed one of his tyres was flat.We collected a new tyre en route in the event the flat tyre could not be repaired and the new tyre was required as there was tyre debris inside the old tyre when we removed it.Then it was off to Ely to rescue another regular customer who had a very large bolt embedded in a rear tyre so a replacement tyre was fitted.
 

The Tyre had enough tread but went flat due to old age.

We were called by a customer who works in Cambridge who discovered a flat tyre on her Rover 75, As always we take a replacement tyre in the event that the puncture cannot be repaired. The new tyre was required as the existing tyre while having 4mm tread depth was actually ten years old and due to it's age had lost it's strength and durability. During our vehicle inspection procedure we discovered both rear tyres were showing signs of ageing and the customer is calling us back shortly to have them replaced.

Due to the mileage on the clock and the tyre wear we have suggested to our customer that the previous owner had more than likely fitted part worn tyres to the vehicle. When buying a used car it is always advisable to check the general condition of the tyres and also confirming their age from the Dot code on the sidewall.

 

Article in the Daily Mail states that two thirds of motorists do not bother checking their car is ready for winter.

An article in the Sunday Mail states that when the big freeze arrives call outs to the breakdown services will double to around 20,000 a week.The article states that despite the perils of winter two thirds of drivers do not bother checking that their car is ready for the big freeze.Many go out without fully charged batteries,low oil levels and poorly inflated tyres.During our vehicle inspection procedure we always make sure that all tyres are inflated to the correct pressure and if there is a spare on the vehicle that it is also inflated to the correct pressure in the event that it will be needed.
 

New tyres fitted in Newmarket,Great Shelford and Swavesey.

We visited a business located in Newmarket as they required two new front tyres for a company vehicle.The vehicle was a Seat Altea and the customer decided to order a mid range brand.On arrival we suggested that we remove the existing rear tyres and balance them and then move them to the front therefore having the new tyres on the rear axle and therefore reducing the chance of a puncture.We then headed to Great Shelford to fit four new Pirelli tyres size 245/40/R18 to an Audi TT and our customer was delighted with the service as this was the first time he had used a mobile service.We then had a call from a regular customer who had just collected their Renault Megane from a service centre where there was a recommendation to replace both front tyres. The vehicle does very low mileage so we collected two budget tyres from a local supplier and headed for Swavesey This is the first time we have worked on this vehicle so we performed a vehicle check prior to working on the vehicle and found that while there was good tread on the rear tyres they were quite old so we moved them to the front and informed our customer of the situation. There was no visible signs of cracking on the sidewalls but we informed our customer to keep a close check on them in the future.On leaving our customer thanked us for giving her the full picture concerning the condition of the tyres and stated that this was the main reason for her continually using us.
 

Premium brand tyres fitted near Royston then Budget tyres fitted in Histon.

A regular customer called us to replace two tyres on his VW Golf and as he was doing high mileage in the vehicle he decided to order premium brand tyres.We arranged a visit at a time convenient for him and fitted two new Continental premium 2 tyres. We then headed for Histon to fit a new set of tyres to a Renault Laguna and as the vehicle was doing very low mileage our customer decided to order a set of budget tyres. We arrived on time and fitted four budget tyres size 205/55/R16 and our customer was delighted that she did not have to leave the house.
 

Arrived to fit Pirelli tyres to a Range Rover but found some of the wheel nuts had expanded due to corrosion.

We arrived at a customers house to fit Pirelli Scorpion tyres size 255/50/R20 to a Range Rover but discovered that some of the wheel nuts had expanded due to corrosion and therefore presenting a problem when trying to release them.This is not the first time we have encountered this issue as the wheel nuts have a chrome cover which is not removable but over time corrosion appears between the nut and cover and increases the size of the nut and prevents the wheel brace supplied with the vehicle fitting over the nut.We carry equipment that can remove the oversize nuts but as we explained to our customer in the event of a puncture they will not be able to remove a wheel so they sensibly decided to purchase a new set of wheel nuts.
 

Puncture repair calls in Shelford and Cambridge that required new tyres.

We were called by a lady living in Shelford as she had a slow puncture in a rear tyre on her Vauxhall Corsa and as always we arrived with a replacement tyre just in case the tyre cannot be repaired.We found a small screw embedded in the centre of the tyre which we would normally repair but on closer inspection we found cracks appearing in the tread as the tyre had been losing air pressure for a while so the replacement tyre was fitted.Before leaving we informed our customer that the front tyres were just above the legal limit so she asked if we could replace them the following morning as she was off work for a couple of days.We arrived at an agreed time yesterday and fitted two new tyres and our customer was very happy that she now has a safe vehicle and she did not have to leave the house.We had a call from a regular customer who was visiting a friend in Cambridge and on leaving noticed a flat tyre on their Suzuki Swift so we collected a new tyre locally and the vehicle was back on the road within a few hours.
 

It is so good to hear our customers really appreciate our advice concerning their tyres

The new year started really well for us with a full diary on the first day back with every customer being a regular one. Our first job was to fit a new Bridgestone runflat tyre size 215/40/R18 to a BMW near Ely. We then revisited a customer from a couple of weeks ago who called us to replace a damaged tyre on a Land Rover Discovery, during our vehicle inspection we noticed that the remaining three tyres had severe cracking on the sidewalls so we have now fitted four new Michelin tyres and our customer was very grateful. Our next stop was to fit a new Firestone runflat tyre to a Mini Cooper near Royston. The last job of the day was to fit a Nexen tyre size 275/40/R20 to a VW Touran near Cambridge and our customer was delighted with the service and also the advice we gave before leaving.
 

We're clueless about testing our car tyres claims The Daily Mail.

A recent article in The Daily Mail newspaper is stating that more than a third of motorists still believe that kicking a car tyre will help to reveal if it is properly inflated.Nearly one in four drivers admit they do not know how to check if their tyre tread is legal and one in eight do not know what type of spare wheel or puncture repair kit they have on their vehicle.The article reminds us that under or over inflated tyres can cause loss of grip when cornering or braking and are also much more likely to suffer from a dangerous blowout.Worryingly two thirds of drivers have skidded on Uk roads during the last winter.Last year 194 were killed or seriously injured as a result of an accident caused by an illegal,defective or under inflated tyre.
 

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