A variety of problems solvedThe first job of the day was to fit two Firestone tyres to a Ford Fiesta and on arrival our customer informed us that they had recently hit a pothole and the vehicle was veering to the left so we performed a wheel alignment on the vehicle. We then fitted a new Continental tyre size 205/65/R16 to a Mercedes Vito van.Another customer was feeling vibration on the steering wheel of their Nissan Xtrail so we visited and balanced all four wheels
Firestone tyre not required as puncture was repairableA customer discovered yesterday that they had a flat tyre so we arrived today with a new Firestone size 195/60/R15 but on arrival we were able to repair the flat tyre. The replacement tyre will be returned to supplier tomorrow as this is a regular procedure as we will always bring a new tyre with us just in case the old tyre cannot be repaired as we always attempt to get our customers back on the road as quickly as possible.
Puncture repair in CambridgeWe have just been called to a regular customer in Cambridge who had spotted a screw in one of the rear tyres of his Ford Transit Van. Fortunately the screw was embedded in a repairable position so we were able to save on the cost of fitting a new Continental tyre.
Yet another locking wheel nut adaptor goes missing.We are having a run at the moment of missing locking nut adaptors as today we had another call from a customer who had recently bought a car second hand only to find that a puncture repair could not be actioned as there was no locking wheel nut adaptor located in the vehicle. Our specialist equipment did the trick again and our customer is back on the road.
Continental tyres fitted to Volvo XC90Visited a regular customer this morning to fit Continental Cross Contact tyres to a Volvo XC90 and while we were there we checked the condition of tyres on another vehicle a Volvo V70. There was sufficient tread on existing tyres but due to low mileage we noticed they were seven years old so we are returning to fit four new tyres.
Wheel alignment in Willingham and slow puncture in OverWe were called to a customer in Willingham today who needed a wheel alignment on his Vauxhall Vectra and he was very impressed with our response time as he was struggling to find a mobile organisation that would visit him at his place of work.We were then called to a previous customer who was losing air from a tyre on a Skoda Fabia so we investigated and found a slit on the sidewall so we are returning at 8am in the morning to fit a Dunlop Sportmaxx 205/40/R17 so our customer is mobile again.
Locking wheel nut removal in CambridgeOur first job today was to remove locking wheel nuts from a vauxhall Vectra in Cambridge.The customer had recently purchased the vehicle second hand but discovered that the locking wheel nut adaptor was missing and therefore he could not replace the tyres. We arrived with our specialist equipment and removed nuts to our customers delight.
Pirelli tyres fitted to BMW then a rescue mission.Our first job of the day was to fit a couple of new Pirelli tyres size 205/55/R16 to a BMW and during the job got a call from a customer who had a flat tyre on his Audi A6. Luckily he was only five minutes away but on arrival we found the tyre to be unrepairable so the spare was put on the vehicle so that our customer could make his appointment.We are returning tomorrow to fit a new Michelin Sport size 245/40/R18.
Michelin tyres fitted to a Honda CRVWe fitted four Michelin tyres size 225/60/R18 this morning to a Honda CRV and we had quite a few enquiries from passers by as most of them didn't appreciate that they can have new tyres fitted at home hence saving them time and money.
Maxxis tyre fitted to a Honda AccordWe visited a customer today who had hit a traffic calming device and burst a tyre so we fitted a Maxxis Pro-R1 to nearside front but as the offside front was getting below 3mm tread depth he has asked us to return tomorrow and fit another Maxxis. We informed him that the legal limit was 1.6mm but he stated that he felt more confident knowing that he had Four good tyres on his vehicle.
Four new tyres fitted to a Horse Box TrailerWe recently replaced all four tyres on a Horse Box Trailer as they were over five years old and our customer was very grateful that we came to his home to fit the new tyres. He reminded us that it is very difficult and time consuming for owners of Caravans,Campervans and trailers to have the tyres replaced on their vehicles but by calling Hometyre the hassle was avoided.
Continental and Avon tyres fitted for customerWe visited a customer this morning who required tyres fitting on both his vehicles.We fitted Continental eco Contact 3 to a Toyota Aygo and Avon ZV5 tyres to a Ford Focus.It would have been a long drive to have tyres fitted at the nearest garage and very time consuming and also he saved money on fuel by calling Hometyre.
Fitted tyres to a Kia SedonaWe fitted a couple of tyres to a Kia Sedona at a customers workplace this morning and while we were there we were asked by many of his colleagues to quote for fitting tyres to their vehicles.Many of the staff did not appreciate that they can have tyres fitted at work and it does not cost any extra so we should be going back there on a regular basis.
New Kumhos fittedWent to fit 4 Kumho tyres size 195/55/15 rating 85V in Cambridge on Saturday to find that the lady had different size tyres on the rear axle.She had taken her Peugeot 306 to a local garage last year who had charged her £30 to replace a bulb and also fitted the wrong size tyres so now she is a regular customer of Hometyre.
Wheel alignment on Mercedes Vito
We visited a customer earlier in the week who owns a Mercedes Vito people carrier and he was experiencing vibration on the steering and vehicle was veering to the left.He originally ordered one tyre for fitting on OSR but when we took off NSR for balancing we discovered the tyre was out of shape hence reason for vibration.We returned this morning with new tyre and performed a wheel alignment.
Goodyear Eagle TyresWe have just fitted four Goodyear Eagle tyres size 225/45/R17 on a Audi A3 near Cambridge.The customer was not available when we arrived but he had ordered and paid for the tyres online so all he had to do was leave his keys with a colleague.After fitting the tyres we informed our customers colleague where we had left the locking wheel nut adaptor. What a simple process as on his return to the office his vehicle now has new tyres.
Pirelli PO Nero tyre fitted to vehicle in Cambridge.A customer living in central Cambridge woke up to find a flat tyre on her vehicle this morning.She found our website and booked an appointment for this afternoon where we arrived and fitted a Pirelli Po Nero size 195/45/R16 and now she is back mobile again.
Another locking wheel nut removalWe were called to Cambridge this morning to remove locking wheel nuts from a Seat Ibiza as the car had work carried out at a garage but the locking nut adaptor had not been returned to the vehicle.It would be advisable to check the location of the adaptor when you collect your vehicle from the garage to avoid any nasty surprises when you next need to remove a wheel.
caravan tyres and tyron bandsJust fitted two tyres in Cambridge and the sky is blue and it is quite mild outside so i guess today a lot of caravan owners will be looking forward to the spring.So today is a good time to consider the age and condition of your caravan tyres. It is also a good time to consider fitting Tyron bands to your wheels if they are not already on your vehicle.
Avon tyres fitted to Vauxhall
Fitted two Avon tyres to a Vauxhall this morning and while fitting tyres noticed that all locking wheel bolts was starting to show signs of rust and advised customer that it might be advisable to change them in the near future as if one or more break through age he could have a problem removing wheels.
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