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New Pirelli tyres fitted to an Audi TT and puncture repairs on a couple of Audi vehicles.

We were a little unsure on how busy we would be during the break between Christmas and new year but we have literally not stopped helping motorists keep mobile during the festive season.

The first job today was to visit a new customer near Ely as a large screw was embedded in a tyre on a Audi Q5 so we arrived at the agreed time armed with a new Goodyear Excellence tyre size 255/45/R20 but to the the delight of our new customer we were able to repair the tyre and the replacement tyre will be returned to our supplier.

Next it was off to Cambourne to replace a damaged runflat tyre on a BMW 1 series so again we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Bridgestone S001 tyre size 245/40/R19 runflat tyre.

We then headed to Bourn to perform a winter tyre swap on a Mercedes C class.

We have just left a customer in Shelford as an Audi TT and an Audi Q3 had some tyre issues. We fitted two new Pirelli P7 tyres size 245/40/R18 to the Audi TT and performed a puncture repair on the Audi Q5 and just like our first customer of the day the replacement tyre we brought with us will again be returned to our supplier.

 

Continental tyres fitted to a Mercedes in Cambourne,Dunlop tyre fitted to a Renault Trafic and a couple of locking wheel nut issues.

We were called by a regular customer who works at the Bucking Way Business Park in Swavesey as a couple of rear tyres on a Mercedes C Class needed replacing so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted two new Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres size 255/35/R18 to the vehicle. Our customer mentioned that the nearside front wheel had clipped a kerb recently so we removed the wheel and checked the balance at no extra cost to our customer.

Next it was off to Sawston to replace a rear tyre on a Renault Trafic van as the tyre had a screw embedded on the shoulder so a new Dunlop tyre size 215/65/R17 was fitted to the vehicle while our customer continued working, saving him time and money.

During last week we were called by two separate customers who had similar problems with damaged locking wheel nut adaptors therefore causing issues when trying to remove a wheel. Both customers had a puncture on their journey so both went to the vehicle tool kit to access the locking wheel nut adaptor and the wheel brace supplied by the manufacturer but unfortunately the wheel brace supplied was not sturdy enough to release the wheel bolts and in particular the locking nut adaptor kept slipping off. Unfortunately we come across this issue on a regular basis as with every failed attempt to release the locking nut there is a good chance that the adaptor will be damaged. To avoid such issues in the future we recommend you call Hometyre or the various rescue services for assistance.

 

Pirelli P Zero runflat tyres fitted to a BMW 5 Series and Bridgestone tyres fitted to a Ford Transit.

Now that the cold weather is well and truly with us most of our jobs are removing summer tyres and fitting winter tyres the last being a Subaru Impreza near Newmarket.

Also we have been called by a new customer who had ordered two new Bridgestone tyres size 215/65/R16 for a Ford Transit so we arrived at his home at the agreed time to fit the new tyres and he was amazed at the tyre fitting equipment we were carrying on our vehicle.

Next it was off to Cambridge to fit a full set of Pirelli P Zero runflat tyres to a BMW 5 series.

Today we have fitted a new Nexen N Blue tyre size 195/55/R16 to a Citroen C3 and also perform a winter tyre swap on a VW Touran in Cambridge.

 

Pirelli Scorpion tyre fitted to a Range Rover and a Continental Contact tyre fitted to a Ford C Max in Cambridge.

We were called by a regular customer living in Cambridge as a rear tyre on a Ford C Max was losing air pressure and when removing the wheel we discovered a screw embedded on the shoulder of the tyre so a new Continental Contact 2 tyre size 215/55/R16 was fitted to the vehicle.

Next it was off to visit to a customer also living in Cambridge who owns a reasonably old Toyota Celica and the rims need regular attention as air tends to escape over a period of time. On arrival we removed the tyre and cleaned thoroughly both tyre and rim and applied a generous amount of bead seal to both to hopefully solve the issue.

We stayed in Cambridge to visit another customer with a rear tyre losing pressure on a Range Rover Sport and like the previous customer we found a screw embedded on the shoulder of the tyre so a new Pirelli tyre size 275/40/R20 was fitted to the vehicle.

Next it was off to Caldecote to perform a winter tyre swap on a Ford Mondeo as our customer visits the Italian Alps at Christmas and Winter tyres are essential for a safe journey. When removing the summer tyres yet again we found a screw embedded in a rear tyre so we will be bringing a replacement tyre with us when we visit in the spring.

 

New tyre fitted to a Mazda at Genome Campus at Hinxton while customer was away on business.

We had a call from a customer who works at the Genome campus in Hinxton as a tyre on his Mazda had been badly damaged when entering the site. He needed to rush off on a business trip so he left the vehicle keys at reception and on his return his vehicle was ready to drive home proving that you do not need to be present to enjoy the Hometyre experience.

This week has been extremely busy as motorists prepare for winter as we have fitted a full set of Nexen tyres size 195/55/R15 to a VW Polo in Waterbeach and a full set of Michelin Primacy tyres size 225/50/R17 to an Audi TT in Willingham.

We also replaced a runflat tyre on a Mini Cooper in Longstanton as due to the tyre being over eight years old air was escaping,so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Pirelli P7 runflat tyre size 205/45/R17 to the vehicle.

 

This might be a record as just visited a trade vehicle that had three tyres with screws in.

We were called yesterday by a regular customer as a Vauxhall Vivaro trade van had three tyres that were losing air and we were asked if we could investigate while the vehicle was at a customers premises. We arrived this morning at the agreed time and found a screw embedded in three separate tyres and due to the location of each screw we decided to repair two tyres but replace one tyre as the screw was embedded too near the shoulder of the tyre to perform a safe repair. We fitted a new Continental Vanco tyre size 205/65/R16 to the vehicle and our customer was very happy as no trading time had been lost. We are now heading to Histon to fit two new Michelin tyres to a Volvo and also perform a wheel alignment on the vehicle.
 

New Avon tyre fitted at Chesterford Research Park and runflat tyres fitted to a Mini Cooper near Earith.

We were called by a new customer who required new runflat tyres for a Mini Cooper near Earith so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted the new tyres size 195/55/R16 to the vehicle and we will be returning in a few weeks time to replace tyres on another family vehicle as our new customer really enjoyed the Hometyre experience.

During last week we visited a regular customer who works at Chesterford Research Park as a tyre on a VW Golf had a slow puncture and on arrival we discovered two screws embedded in the same tyre so a new Avon ZT5 tyre size 195/65/R15 was fitted to the vehicle.

Next it was back to Longstanton to fit two new Pirelli P7 tyres size 225/50/R17 to a Skoda Yeti.

 

Michelin Energy saver tyres fitted to a Mini Cooper in Caldecote and Toyo tyres fitted to a Volvo in Longstanton.

We were called by a new customer living in Caldecote who had noticed a screw embedded in a tyre on his Mini Cooper and on arrival we discovered the screw to be too close to the shoulder of the tyre so we fitted a new Michelin Energy Saver tyre size 195/55/R16 to the vehicle. We then headed back to Longstanton to fit two new Maxxis HP5 tyres size 215/55/R17 to a Peugeot 407. This morning we have fitted a couple of new Mohawk tyres to a Ford Fiesta in Cottenham and a couple of Toyo tyres size 205/55/R16 to a Volvo in Willingham that is used as a private hire car.
 

Goodyear tyres fitted to a Peugeot 308 and a Ford Focus and a locking wheel nut removal in Cambridge.

We were called by a new customer who works at one of the colleges in Cambridge as he required two new tyres fitting to his Ford Focus but his locking wheel nut adaptor had been damaged and he had been told by a friend that Hometyre carry specialist equipment to remove locking wheel nuts.

We arrived at the college at the agreed time,removed the locking wheel nut and fitted two new Goodyear Excellence tyres size 205/50/R17 to the vehicle.

We then headed to Impington to fit a Goodyear Excellence tyre size 225/40/R18 to a Peugeot 308 as the driver had hit a kerb and damaged the outside of a tyre.

Today we have visited a regular customer working in Newmarket who required two new Bridgestone tyres size 215/50/R17 fitting to a Vauxhall Vectra and when removing the front tyres we noticed inside wear so we performed a wheel alignment so our customer will get full value from his new tyres.

 

Emergency services recommend Hometyre to a new customer who had a locking wheel nut problem.

Last week we had a call from a new customer who was looking for assistance with removing a rear wheel with a punctured tyre as the locking wheel nut adaptor had been damaged. Our new customer was travelling home in his Vauxhall Corsa when a rear tyre picked up a screw and the tyre deflated very quickly. Our customer called the rescue services for assistance but on arrival they found that the locking wheel nut had been tightened with an air gun and the adaptor in the vehicle was damaged so the wheel could not be removed. The engineer managed to plug the tyre without removing the wheel as a temporary measure so our customer could get home. He advised our customer to contact Hometyre as he knew that all our mobile units carry specialist equipment for such problems and on arrival we managed to release all four locking wheel nuts much to the relief of our customer. We fitted the spare wheel so the vehicle could be used and we returned the following day to fit a new tyre to the vehicle.
 

New tyres fitted to a Caravan then it is fitting runflat tyres for the remainder of the day.

The first job yesterday was to fit new tyres to a caravan near Waterbeach and it was nice to hear that we were recommended to the customer by a caravan service engineer who informed our new customer that we specialize in fitting new tyres to caravans and motor homes. We then headed to a regular customer in West Wratting who required two new Bridgestone runflat tyres size 245/40/R17 fitting to a BMW 1 series. Next it was off to Sawston to replace a runflat tyre on a BMW 3 series and we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Continental runflat tyre size 205/55/R16 to the vehicle. We then had a call from a customer who informed us that a runflat tyre on a Mercedes E Class was losing air pressure so we drove into Cambridge and collected a Continental Sport Contact 5 tyre size 225/45/R18. On arrival we discovered a nail embedded in the centre of the tyre so the replacement tyre was fitted to the vehicle as runflat tyre should not be repaired.
 

Pirelli tyres fitted to a Vauxhall Corsa near Newmarket and Nexen Roadian Tyres fitted to a Kia Sportage in Cambridge.

During July we were called to a school near Newmarket as a teacher working at the school discovered a flat tyre on her Vauxhall Corsa and she requested we bring two new tyres with us as another tyre on the vehicle was low on tread depth. We arrived at the agreed time and fitted two new Pirelli tyres size 185/65/R15 to the vehicle. During our vehicle inspection we found the remaining two tyres on the vehicle to be very old and showing severe signs of age. Our customer asked us to return and replace the worn tyres as quickly as possible but told us that she would be out of the country during the school holidays. Not a problem we told her if she could leave the vehicle keys with a family member and she arrives back from her break during next week to find four new tyres fitted to the vehicle. We visited a regular customer living in Cambridge who had ordered two new Nexen Roadian tyres size 235/60/R16 for a Kia Sportage so we arrived at the agreed time as our customer was having a day off work and fitted the new tyres. Next it was off to Bar Hill to fit two new Maxxis tyres size 215/60/R16 to a Ford Galaxy.
 

Maxxis tyres fitted to an Audi TT and a Dunlop tyre fitted to a Horse Transporter in Newmarket.

We were called by a customer living in Cambridge who required two new Maxxis tyres size 245/45/R17 fitted to an Audi TT as both front tyres were low on tread depth so we arrived at a time convenient to our customer to fit the new tyres. We then had a call from a Stud farm in Newmarket as Peugeot Boxer horse transporter required a replacement tyre. We arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Dunlop E Drive tyre size 215/70/R15 to the vehicle. Next it was off to Histon to fit a full set of Mohawk tyres size 205/45/R17 to a Fiat Grande. We have just left a new customer who had to leave their vehicle at a filling station near Ely overnight due to a blow out on their way home. Our customer ordered replacement tyres online overnight and booked a time for fitting and he and his vehicle are now safely back on the road.
 

Pirelli tyres fitted at Vision Business Park in Histon and Michelin Cross Climate tyres fitted in Barton.

The first job we did yesterday really highlighted the benefits our customers receive when using the Hometyre service. Our customer who works at the Vision Park in Histon booked and paid for a complete set of Pirelli P7 Cinturato tyres size 205/55/R16 on line for his Audi A3. We arrived at his office with the new tyres at the agreed time and the only interruption to our customers busy day was the hand over of the vehicle keys. A job today was a little less relaxed as a customer had a blow out in Barton and like many vehicles on the roads today it did not carry a spare. We collected a couple of new Michelin Cross Climate tyres size 225/50/R17 from a local supplier and then arranged to meet our customer at the stranded vehicle. We arrived at the agreed time and fitted the new tyres to the Seat Alhambra much to the delight of our customer.
 

A busy week for us as our customers order new tyres before they set of on their summer holiday.

We are having a busy week as our customers are sensibly checking their vehicles before they leave for their summer break and if they require new tyres they are booking an appointment at their convenience before they embark on their journey. We were called by a new customer living in Histon who required a new Maxxis tyre size 225/45/R17 fitting to his Vauxhall Insignia and we are revisiting in a couple of months as another tyre on the vehicle will need replacing. We visited a regular customer at his office near Newmarket and fitted two new Goodyear Efficient Grip tyres size 205/55/R16 to a Vauxhall Meriva and as always he commented about the convenience of the mobile service as it saves him time and money. Today we are back in Histon to fit two new Pirelli P7 tyres size 225/45/R17 to a Honda Civic for another new customer.
 

Pirelli tyres fitted to a Vauxhall Corsa and Bridgestone tyres fitted to a VW Touran.

We were called by a young lady who was teaching at a Primary school near Newmarket as a rear tyre on her Vauxhall Corsa had lost air. We arrived to find both rear tyres were showing signs of age so we fitted two new Pirelli tyres size 185/65/R15 to the vehicle. We then headed of to Ely to fit two new Bridgestone tyres size 205/55/R16 to a VW Touran for a regular customer. This morning we are off to visit a young lady in Duxford who is losing air pressure from both rear tyres on a Kia Creed so we are taking two new Nexen tyres size 205/55/R16 with us just in case we need to replace both tyres.
 

Pirelli tyres fitted on a rescue mission in Cambridge and Bridgestone tyres fitted to a Toyota in Willingham.

We had a call from a new customer who had hit a kerb in the centre of Cambridge and damaged both nearside tyres on his VW Touran. We were able to source two new Pirelli P7 tyres size 205/55/R16 from a nearby tyre supplier and we were with our customer within an hour of his call to us. There was limited space around the vehicle and the accident had occured on a very busy road so we agreed with our customer to fit both new tyres to the nearside rims and then move to a safer location to refit the new tyres to the rear of the vehicle. This situation is a reminder to us all that in the event of having to change a wheel on your vehicle on a busy road or street the most important consideration before commencing the task is the safety and wellbeing of all concerned. Next it was off to Willingham to fit two new Bridgestone tyres size 175/65/R15 to a toyota Yaris.
 

Michelin Energy saver tyres fitted in Longstanton and Pirelli tyres fitted in Cambridge.

This week started by repairing a puncture on a Land Rover Discovery in Over and our new customer was very impressed with the prompt service and he has asked us to return in the autumn to fit winter tyres to another vehicle. Next it was back to Longstanton to fit two new Michelin energy saver tyres size 195/65/R15 to a VW Golf for a regular customer. We had a call from a new customer in Cambridge who had damaged a tyre on a Honda Civic and it was suggested that another tyre on the vehicle was low on tread depth. We collected two Pirelli P7 tyres size 225/50/R17 from a local supplier and our customer was back on the road within two hours of his call to us. Today we have visited a customer who required an alloy clean and bead seal on a Toyota Celica as air was leaking from between the rim and tyres due to corrosion. We removed all four tyres and cleaned each rim,applied bead seal and refitted tyres to solve the problem.
 

General Grabber tyres fitted to a Range Rover in Cambridge and a Pirelli tyre fitted so our customer could get home.

We were called by a regular customer who required two new General Grabber tyres fitted to a Range Rover so we arrived at his office at the agreed time to fit the new tyres so he could continue working therefore saving him valuable time and money.

We then had a call from a young lady who had clipped a kerb while entering her works car park so we collected a new Pirelli tyre size 205/55R16 and fitted the new tyre within an hour of her call.

Next it was off to Newmarket to fit two new Continental tyres size 255/55R19 to a VW Amarok for a regular customer.

 

New tyres fitted to a caravan and new Pirelli tyres waiting to be fitted to a BMW 5 series.

We were called by a new customer who had just had a caravan serviced and the service engineer had noticed that one of the tyres was showing signs of age. He gave the owner our details and we arrived the following day and replaced both tyres.

Our next job was to collect a couple of Pirelli P7 runflat tyres size 225/45R17 and visit a new customer living near Ely as a rear tyre on a BMW 5 series was flat. On arrival we were informed that the punctured tyre had been fitted to the vehicle a week earlier and given that information we informed the customer there could be an issue with the condition of the alloy wheel.

On removal of the tyre our fears were confirmed as we noticed a crack in the alloy. Our customer is in the process of having the alloy repaired or sourcing a replacement and we then will return to fit new tyres.

 

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