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Continental tyres fitted to a Peugeot 207 in Willingham.

The first job of the day was to visit a new customer who works in Willingham and she called us as she did not have the time to drive to Cambridge to have two new tyres fitted to her Peugeot 207. We arrived at 9am as agreed with two new Continental tyres size 195/55/R16 to replace the existing front tyres.Before we commenced working on the vehicle we checked the condition of the rear tyres and found one tyre to be relatively new but the other tyre to be four years old. We explained to our customer that the majority of punctures occur on the rear tyres as the front tyres push debris from the road in the direction of the rear tyres so by fitting new tyres to the rear axle you minimize the chances of nails and screws being embedded in a tyre.In the process of moving the rear tyres we noticed a rusty nail in the centre of the older tyre and therefore we were able to perform a puncture repair much to the relief of our customer.
 

Uniroyal tyres fitted to an Audi A4 and Firestone tyres fitted to a Peugeot 106.

We were called by a customer who noticed damage to two tyres on his Audi A4 so we arrived at his home in Waterbeach at the agreed time and fitted two new Uniroyal Rainsport tyres size 245/40/R18 to the vehicle.We then headed to a caravan storage site near Cambridge to fit two new GT radial tyres size 185/80/R14 to a single axle caravan.The wheels were fitted with Tyron bands so they were removed when taking off the old tyres and replaced when fitting the new tyres.This morning we visited a customer living in Newmarket and fitted two new Firestone Multihawk tyres size 165/70/R13 to a Peugeot 106.We fitted the new tyres to the rear axle and moved the existing rear tyres to the front and checked the air pressure of both tyres and also re balanced the wheels.
 

Continental tyres fitted to a Renault Trafic van and a Ford C Max

We were called by a regular customer who is a local painter and decorator who asked us to fit two new Continental Vanco tyres size 215/65/R16 to his Renault Trafic van while he was attending a local business meeting in Cambridge.He now has four good tyres on the vehicle and a usable spare and he lost no down time in his busy schedule. We then visited another regular customer who works at a small business park outside Cambridge who uses our mobile service to it's full potential.He orders and pays for his tyres online and books a fitting time convenient to him so he can continue to work at the office while the tyres are being fitted. We arrived at the agreed time,collected his keys and fitted two new Continental Sport Contact tyres size 235/40/R18 to his Ford C Max and completed a vehicle inspection report.Our customer was very happy as he like the painter and decorator earlier had lost no time during his busy schedule.
 

Tyron bands fitted to a single axle caravan and new Maxxis tyres fitted to a twin axle caravan.

On Saturday we visited a caravan owner near Ely who was preparing for a trip this week to France and he had heard many glowing reports on the benefits of having Tyron bands fitted to the wheels in the event of a blow out during his journey. We arrived at his home at the agreed time and within the hour the Tyron bands had been fitted. This week started with a visit to a new customer who works at Capital Park near Fulbourn where we fitted two new Michelin Energy Saver tyres size 205/55/R16 to a Toyota Avensis. Next it was off to Newmarket to fit a BF Goodrich tyre to a Land Rover Defender. The last job of the day was to visit the owner of a twin axle caravan near Royston as all four tyres were losing air pressure due to the age of the tyres. We arrived at the agreed time and fitted four new Maxxis tyres size 185/65/R14 and before leaving we also checked that the spare tyre was in good order.
 

Locking wheel nut removal in Cambourne and Michelin tyres fitted to a VW Golf and Nissan X Trail.

We had a call from a new customer who had noticed a screw embedded in the centre of a rear tyre on a Smart car in Cambourne. He stored the locking wheel nut adaptor in the glove box but unfortunately it had gone missing, so we arrived at his house and removed all four locking nuts using our specialist equipment and repaired the puncture much to the delight of our customer.We then headed back to Longstanton to fit four new Michelin Energy Saver tyres size 195/65/R15 to a VW Golf. We then fitted a new Michelin Primacy tyre size 215/55/R18 to a Nissan X Trail near Newmarket.
 

Goodyear Excellence tyre fitted in Cottenham and Tyron bands fitted to a Caravan near Royston.

The first job of the day was to fit Tyron bands to a caravan near Royston as the owner had recently purchased the caravan and he had decided that Tyron bands were a good idea.The existing tyres were three years old and on leaving we suggested he contact us in a couple of years to have new tyres fitted.We met a new customer who works for the Ambulance service who had booked an appointment at work as he could not afford the time to drive into Cambridge to have new tyres fitted.We arrived at the start of his shift and fitted two new Firestone tyres to a Toyota Aygo and he was delighted with the whole experience. Next it was a visit to Cottenham to fit a Goodyear Excellence runfat tyre to a BMW 5 Series as a tyre was losing air pressure due to a nail embedded near the shoulder of the tyre.
 

Kumho tyres fitted to an Audi A4 in Coton and Nexen tyres fitted to a Mercedes E class in Longstanton.

The first job of the week was to visit a regular customer in Coton as they required a new Kumho tyre size 235/35/R19 to be fitted on an Audi A4 and while we were fitting the tyre a neighbour asked if we could check the rear tyres an an old Escort van as they were losing air pressure.We informed the owner that both tyres were seven years old so we returned the following day to fit two new commercial tyres to the vehicle.We were called to a customer in Longstanton who had a flat tyre on a Mercedes E class and when removing the wheel we discovered a screw embedded on the shoulder of the tyre so we informed our customer that a new tyre was required.We inspected the remaining tyres including the spare and informed the customer that both rear tyres were reasonably low on tread so we arrived later and fitted three new Nexen tyres size 225/55/R16 to the vehicle.
 

Pirelli Scorpion tyre fitted to a Range Rover then off to investigate tyres on a Ford Ka.

Our first job of the day was to visit a regular customer and fit a new Pirelli Scorpion tyre size 255/55/R19 to a Range Rover near Cambridge.We were then asked to visit a new customer in Girton to investigate a screw in a rear tyre on a Ford Ka. On arrival we found a small screw embedded near the shoulder of one tyre and the Dot code on the other rear tyre told us that the tyre was constructed in 2006 so we are returning to replace both tyres. We then headed back to Longstanton to complete a free tyre check service on a Citroen Picasso and we will be fitting a new Nexen tyre to the vehicle tomorrow.We are now heading to Willingham to fit two new Dunlop tyres to a Toyota Yaris.
 

The week began by fitting a Bridgestone tyre in Newmarket and assisting a plumber in Melbourn.

We had a call from a young mum in Newmarket who had hit a kerb and damaged a tyre on a Citroen C4. Our customer was stranded at home with two small children so we arrived nice and early and fitted a new Bridgestone tyre to the vehicle.We then had a call from a plumber working in Melbourn who required two new tyres on a trade van so we collected a couple of Avon tyres from a local supplier and arranged to meet him at his customers house.During our vehicle inspection procedure we noticed a screw embedded in the centre of another tyre and fortunately we were able to perform a puncture repair much to the relief of our customer.
 

A busy week fitting new tyres to Caravans,Motorhomes and private hire vehicles.

While it has been half term week where many of our customers are away enjoying the break we have still been busy fitting new tyres to caravans and motorhomes. We visited a retired couple in Cambridge who were preparing their caravan for the summer but their tyres were over five years old so we fitted two new tyres while removing and refitting the Tyron bands that had been fitted to the wheels a few years ago and the whole process took less than an hour to complete.We then visited a customer who was preparing a Fiat Ducato Motorhome for a trip through Europe so we arrived at the agreed time to fit a Continental Vanco Camper tyre size 215/70/R15.Next it was back to Longstanton to fit a complete set of new tyres to a private hire car and two new Nexen tyres to an Audi Q5.The front tyres needed replacing but we informed our customer that it was advisable to put the new tyres to the rear and bring the existing rear tyres to the front axle and during the process we discovered two nails embedded in the nearside rear tyre and returned the following morning with the third new tyre.Our customer was extremely grateful as the vehicle had no spare tyre and at some time the tyre would have let them down.
 

An ironic start to the week as we remove winter tyres in wintry conditions.

We are still busy removing winter tyres and refitting summer tyres but it was rather ironic at the beginning of the week as the weather conditions were similar if not worse than when we are called to fit winter tyres.The first job of the week was to fit a complete set of Goodyear Efficient Grip tyres size 235/65/R17 to a Land Rover near Ely.Then it was back to Cambridge to fit two new tyres to a caravan as the existing tyres were over five years old.We were called to fit three new Kumho tyres to a VW Golf while the driver was attending a business meeting in Cambridge.We visited a new customer in Cambridge who had decided to sweep the cobwebs off his caravan and use it on a more regular basis.He needed the tyres replaced but he was slightly concerned as it had Tyron bands fitted to the wheels and the last time he had tyres replaced he lost the caravan for a whole day.We arrived at his home at the time agreed and removed the Tyron bands,fitted the new tyres while refitting the bands within the hour.Our customer was suitably impressed.
 

Bridgestone tyres fitted to an Audi Q5 and Firestone tyres fitted to a BMW and Toyota Yaris.

We were called by a customer in Histon as he noticed that both front tyres on a courtesy vehicle had very little tread.On arrival we found both tyres to be illegal and to compound the problem the hire company had removed the locking wheel nut adaptor from the vehicle.We strongly recommend that before driving away in a hire vehicle that you check the condition of all the tyres and also check that you have all the equipment on the vehicle to remove a wheel in the event of a puncture.We then headed to Cambridge Science Park to fit a new Firestone tyre to a Toyota Yaris as a rear tyre had been damaged and during our vehicle inspection we informed our customer that both front tyres were getting low on tread so we are returning on Monday to fit two more Firestone tyres. Next it was a visit to Newmarket as a regular customer had ordered two new Firestone tyres for a BMW 1 series.Today we have visited another regular customer in Cambridge and fitted two new Bridgestone tyres size 255/45/R20 to an Audi Q5.The date stamp on the sidewall of the tyres confirmed that all the tyres were the original fitment and we have advised the customer that the remaining two tyres will need replacing in the near future due to age.
 

New Nexen tyres fitted to a Land Rover Freelander and a Pirelli tyre fitted to a Vauxhall Astra

Last week we visited a retired couple near Royston as they needed their caravan tyres replaced as the existing tyres were over five years old and showing signs of age.While we were there they asked as to look at the tyres on a Freelander that tows the caravan.The couple had recently replaced a tyre due to a puncture and we confirmed that the other three tyres were low on tread depth.We returned today and fitted three new Nexen tyres size 235/65/R17 and the couple can now enjoy their summer break knowing that both the caravan and Freelander have good tyres fitted. We then headed back to Longstanton to fit two new tyres to a private hire car that is having an Mot test this afternoon.We have just taken delivery of a Pirelli P Zero tyre size 245/35/R20 which we are fitting to a Vauxhall Astra this afternoon.
 

We are now busy fitting new tyres to caravans and mobile homes.

This is the pleasant time of year when we are fitting new tyres to caravans and mobile homes and listening to our customers plans for the spring and summer.Some are taking their units to reasonably local sites and others are venturing to all parts of Europe but all our customers need to feel safe on their journeys and good tyres are essential for a safer journey.We visited a customer last week who called us five years ago to fit new tyres and Tyron bands to their caravan and as it is recommended by the manufacturers that tyres should be replaced after five years they called us to book an appointment to fit new tyres and refit the Tyron bands.Some of our new customers were unsure on how Tyron bands worked so we explained that in the event of a blow out the bands would assist in keeping the unit under control.
 

A busy few days fitting new tyres so our customers are safe on their Easter journey.

Many of our regular customers are away for the Easter break so we have been busy this week checking and fitting new tyres so they and we are confident that their vehicles are safe for the journey. A few days ago we were asked to check the general condition of the tyres on a Ford Mondeo for a young family as they were travelling to Cumbria to visit friends over the Easter holidays.We informed the customer that while the tyres were legal all the tyres had less than 2.5mm tread depth so they asked us to return the following day to fit a full set of Dunlop tyres size 205/55/R16 91W so they felt safe on their journey.We were called by a customer living in Longstanton who was losing air from a rear tyre on a Land Rover Discovery and as both rear tyres were showing signs of age our customer asked us to fit two new General Grabber tyres. Today we have fitted two new Nexen tyres to a Volvo that is used as a private hire car and our vehicle inspection report has highlighted that the remaining two tyres on the vehicle will need changing in the near future and our customer will be calling us back shortly.
 

Goodyear tyre fitted to a Volvo,Hankook tyre fitted to a Range Rover and Bridgestone tyres fitted to a Ford Transit.

As the week draws to an end it is good to reflect on the jobs we have done and the customers we have helped in a crisis.The first job of the week was to visit a regular customer who had picked up a small screw on a rear tyre on a Volvo V80.Unfortunately the screw was embedded on the shoulder of the tyre so we fitted a new Goodyear Excellence tyre to the vehicle.The following day we were called by another Volvo owner who required two new tyres for his vehicle,so we arrived at his house at a time convenient to him and fitted the new tyres.Next it was off to Saffron Walden as a customer had hit a kerb and had damaged a tyre on a Range Rover so we fitted a new Hankook tyre. We took a call this morning from a Landscape gardener who was working in Lonstanton and he asked if we would replace two rear tyres on his Ford Transit van while he was working at a customers house.We arrived at the agreed time and fitted two new Bridgestone tyres saving him time and money.
 

Winter tyres removed from a VW Touran and a Jaguar X Type

We are now getting calls from our customers who had winter tyres fitted during the winter months and now require their summer tyres fitted.When removing tyres each season we always give our customers feedback on the tread depth and general condition of the tyres we are taking off so that they are aware of the lifespan of the tyres for future reference.Last autumn when removing summer tyres from a VW Touran we informed the customer that the front tyres were showing less than 3mm tread depth so when they booked an appointment last week for removal of the winter tyres they asked us to bring two new Michelin Primacy tyres size 205/55/R16 as replacements for the worn tyres. We had a similar situation when removing summer tyres from a Jaguar X type as we spotted a nail embedded in a rear tyre and due to the tyre already having a puncture repair patch fitted we advised the customer that it would be advisable to order a new tyre. We arrived yesterday at the time agreed with a new Continental Contact 5 tyre and our customer now has a good set of summer tyres fitted to the vehicle.
 

Fitting new tyres to caravans this week some with Tyron bands already fitted.

As the weather is improving we are getting calls from caravan owners who need new tyres fitted for the spring and summer and we are also having discussions concerning the benefits of having Tyron bands fitted.Yesterday we visited a customer living near Newmarket who had ordered two new tyres for his single axle caravan as the original tyres were six years old and showing signs of age.The wheels had Tyron bands fitted but our customer was unsure on how they worked and asked us to explain.When removing the old tyres we showed him the band sitting in the fitting well of the wheel and explained that while the band is in place the tyre cannot be removed and therefore in the event of a blow out the tyre will not leave the rim.We showed him by using our specialist equipment how the band can be removed and refitted and he is much clearer on the principle of Tyron bands.
 

Another runflat tyre that had no air inside and customer unaware.

We were called by a new customer in Cambridge who noticed a damaged runflat tyre on their Mini Cooper and the tyre pressure indicator on the dashboard was highlighting the fact that the tyre had lost air pressure.We arrived at their office and fitted a new Hankook runflat tyre to the offside rear.During our vehicle inspection we discovered that the two front tyres were only a year old and holding air pressure but the nearside rear tyre was eight years old and had no air inside the tyre. We explained to the customer that if a tyre loses pressure over a period of time the indicator on the dashboard might not highlight the issue.We returned very quickly and fitted another tyre to the vehicle and the customer thanked us for our attention to detail.We often find runflat tyres with low air pressure and the customer is unaware so we recommend a regular check to highlight any issues.
 

Nexen tyres fitted in Oakington,a Dunlop tyre fitted in Saffron Walden and a slight problem with a spare wheel on a Transit van.

We were called by a retired couple living in Oakington who required two new tyres on a Volvo so we fitted a couple of Nexen tyres and completed our vehicle inspection check.The vehicle does very few miles and the remaining two tyres were low on pressure so we inflated them and volunteered to check them in a few days time when we were passing by.Next it was to Saffron Walden as a regular customer was losing air pressure from a tyre on an Audi.We discovered a cut in the sidewall and also a nail embedded near the shoulder of the tyre so a new Dunlop Sport tyre was fitted.We experienced a familiar problem with a Ford Transit van in Bar Hill as our customer had great difficulty in removing the spare wheel from the housing under the vehicle due to corrosion and we experienced the same problem when trying to replace the spare after fitting the new tyre.This is a common problem as the metal cage rusts over a period of time so we recommend applying some oil to components on a reasonably regular basis.
 

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