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Half term, and the sun is out.

With the half term under way and the sun is out, now is the perfect time to carry out those all important tyre checks!

Whether you're having days out to for the half term or going for a half term escape and enjoying a week away in your caravan/motorhome with the family, here at Hometyre East Lancs we cannot stress the importance of checking your tyres enough. There's nothing worse than planning your breaks down to a T and then coming to pull off your driveway to realise your tyres are illegal due to low tread or cuts/bulges appearing in the sidewalls.

At Hometyre East Lancs we offer a FREE yes FREE tyre pressure and safety check at your home or work, allowing you to carry on with your busy schedule with little interruption, taking all of the stress out of the situation for you! if you're still unsure or have any doubts regarding the condition of your tyres, just give us a call and we would be more than happy to take the stress out of it for you. Sitting in a reception area and taking time out of your busy day just isn't an option.

If you have inspected your tyres and are sure you need them replacing, you can browse our large selection of available tyres by visiting our homepage and booking your appointment online using our simple booking system.

If you have an exact tyre in mind and cannot find it on our website, don't give up! Simply call our friendly team on 0333 444 5454 and we're more than happy to help!

 

Cost of not checking your tyre pressure.

After doing three FREE tyre and pressure safety checks in the last 7 days, a total of 19 vehicles, not one tyre had the correct pressure.

On a number of vehicles the lack of pressure had resulted in tyres having uneven wear on both sides to a degree that the damage was so great the tyres needed to be replaced.

With the correct pressure the tyres should have lasted for a few thousand miles, not only is it expensive to replace your tyres early, it also affects the vehicles fuel consumption. We all know extra visits to the petrol station is an unwanted and expensive trip in itself but more importantly is the effect on the car itself, its handling can be affected dramatically.

So the tyre and pressure checks done at offices in Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn all for free was a welcome relief. Not only on the purse strings but they were time saving too. For friendly free advice or just a simple tyre and pressure check, please call our mobile friendly number 0333 444 5454.

 

Caravan season is almost here, are you ready?

It may only be the first week of March but at Hometyre we are already receiving plenty of enquiries from both new and existing customers regarding caravan/motorhome tyres from all of those owners out there gearing up for the summer months. Easter Bank Holiday weekend is coming around fast, falling early this year with Good Friday on 25th March, this weekend often marks the start of the new season for many caravan owners.

Mobile tyre fitting is particularly handy for caravan/motorhome owners, with the ease of having Hometyre come out to your home the hassle of manoeuvring a large vehicle to a static site to have your tyres checked can be eliminated. The Caravan Club state the importance of checking the date of manufacture of your tyres, once the tyre reaches 5 years in age cracks begin to appear on the sidewall. Even if your caravan tyres appear to have sufficient tread they may still be unsafe, for more information on checking your tyres please click here.

 

Winter tyres check

Spring is almost upon us, but the weather keeps throwing us a curve ball. Here in the East Lancashire region we have had a couple of weeks where snow fall has been significant enough to cause a huge amount of disruption.

here at Hometyre East Lanc's, we have been banging on about the need to use winter tyres. Not only do they provide grip in snow and sleet/sludge but also they disperse water when we have had huge downpours. Normal summer tyres are efficient in temperatures of 7 degrees and above.

So last weeks temperatures of below -5 degrees as you can imagine caught a lot of people out. Vehicles being stuck and a lot of accidents due the lack of grip where widespread across the M65 corridor.

Also in the region we have had a huge number of vehicles aquaplaning too. Is it driver error? or wrong tyres for the season?

Hometyre are passionate about safety and are always happy to check your cars tyres. Whether its at home or your place of work.

For free friendly advice call 07875 388481

 

The right choice of tyre

Choosing the correct tyre is often over-looked – drivers will often want to choose a well-known premium tyre because they believe that the most expensive tyre will always be the best for them and sadly, sometimes they opt for a tyre because they know the ‘name’ without understanding that the tyre may be inappropriate for their vehicle.

At Hometyre, we are constantly monitoring different brands as they enter the market. We have the expertise to understand which tyre is best on certain vehicles dependent on the mileage, type of driving and function of the vehicle.

According to our client needs, Hometyre source and manage a whole range of tyre types from energy savers through to all-season or winter tyres.

All of these features help us provide top-rate tyre management for them through extremely competitive pricing and an understanding of our client requirements.

We cover the whole of the East Lancashire, with a van thats  fitted with the latest equipment. Because we are mobile we come to you and your vehicle wether bits at home or place of work. Saving you time money and ultimatly lives.

Call for friendly free advice on 0333 4444 5454 

 

Weather watch fo your tyres.

After three weeks of non stop down pours, two storms from the Atlantic. The East Lancashire and the surrounding areas are really suffering with floods and surface water.

The M65 alone has had two serious accidents in the last 6 days due to vehicles aquaplaning. The tread depth on tyres are so important as how to the cars react.

Vehicles with just 3mm tread compared to a new tyre at 50mph in poor weather conditions need an extra 12metres stopping distance. So vehicles with less and even 1.6mm which is legal is very frightening.

Here at Hometyre East Lancs at this time of year are busy advising people on just such advantages of not only new tyres but also the winter tyres. Winter tyres are especially perfect this wet winery weather because they can disperse better the rain slush or snow due to wider grooves and sipes. They are constructed of a softer rubber compound which is perfect in conditions and temperatures below 7degrees, because summer tyres harden are not able to cope. 

For friendly free advice in Burnley,Blackburn and surrounding areas call free  0333 444 5454/07875388481

 

Which Truster trader backing again.

Hometyre East Lancs and hometyre as a whole are proud to announce that we are backed with the Which trusted trader group for the second year running.

What does this mean? To the customers around the East lancashire areas, its a huge relief knowing that when they use us whether its a tyre replacement puncture repair or any other of the services that we provide, they have the peace of mind that the quality and service is backed by a national symbol.

Our customer focus and belief in what we do is paramount,so that when we leave you and your vehicle is the safest it can be.

A mobile tyre fitting service dedicated at putting the customer first. From punctures to locking wheel nut removal and wheel alignment. From Blackburn and surrounding towns and even the small and rural villages across the whole of East lancashire.

We come to you saving you time money and ultimately lives.

Call free on 0333 444 5454

 

October is National tyre safety month.

October is national tyre safety month,here at Hometyre East Lancs understand everyone is busy and tyres are at the bottom of the to do list.

But it is important to get your tyres checked ready for the coming months. Winter is fast approaching. We are a country that so easily gets caught out when the temperature drops.

For free and very friendly advice,get the experts out. Hometyre is a mobile tyre fitting service,so no need to go anywhere as we come to you whether its at home or your place of work.

Call free on 0333 444 5454 

 

Benefits of wheel alignment in Burnley.

The owner of a local taxi rank in Burnley wanted his pride and joy wheel balancing checked. A 7series BMW with 22"inch alloys, specific to the car as he has had lowered at the front and raised at the back(god only knows why).

He obviously spends a lot time and money looking after the vehicle.

We took the car onto the motorway for a test drive and it soon came apparant what the problem was. Has it reached 50mph the vibration through the seat was awful.

When got got back i took off the rear wheels and i was amazed  how badly they had been balanced. without taking any weights off it was 55gramms out already. The weights were scattered all over rim and also on top each other. This was pointed out to the customer he was shocked.as he has spent nearly two thousand pounds trying to get the car running as smooth as should. From Burnley to Bradford,Oxford and north London to no avail.

I removed all the weights and re balanced all the wheels and sent the customer out on another test drive. The huge smile on his face told me everything was perfect and as smooth as you like. 

Because we at Hometyre a mobile tyre fitting service,we go to the customer. No sitting and waiting around in grubby reception areas. Saving people time money and ultimatly lives. We cover the whole of the east lancs,which in itself is a vast area.

For all your tyre fitting needs,whether it be replacing,puncture repairs,tracking and locking wheel nut removel call 0333 444 5454. 

 

East Lancashire mobile tyre fitting service.

Hometyre East Lancs is a mobile tyre fitting service with a difference. Not only does it replace tyres at the customer's home or place of work, but it offers puncture repairs,locking wheel nut removal and wheel alignment.

So, no matter where your car is in the East Lancs area, (we cover all the BB post codes) our service gives the convenience of time saving.

Hometyre as a whole is backed and accredited with the WHICH? trusted trader status, to give additional assurance  for it's customers.

From 10inch to 24 inch, golf buggys to the top end Bently and sport cars. From budget Event tyres to the premium Michelin tyres. we can provide tyres to suit all your needs and requirements.

Call for free advice 0333 444 5454 / 0800 783 93 10

 

The convience of a mobile tyre fitting service

After hitting a large pothole on the outskirts of Burnley the driver realised his near side tyres on his Mercedes SLK were not punctured but the sidewalls damaged.

The customer had important conference calls to make for the rest of the day. Because we are mobile tyre fitting service, we come to the vehicle whether it is at your home or place of work. 

Two Pirrelli P Zero's 245/35/18 for the front and 225/40/18 for the rear were ordered and fitted the same day,leaving the customer free to carry on with his calls.

 

New Maxxis Tyres for VW Transporter in Accrington

After previously providing 3 Firestone tyres for this customers VW Passat estate, I was asked to check his Business vehicle, a VW Transporter High Top.  The findings were that 1 tyre had a nail on the inner edge of the tread which rendered it unrepairable.  The other tyre was down to 2mm tread and had severe cracking and perishing.

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2 Maxxis 205/65/16 Commercial tyres were supplied and fitted at the customer's home, whilst a complementary wheel alignment check was also carried out leaving the VW Transporter in a perfect road worthy condition. To see more about Commercial tyres read more here

 

Motorhome tyres in Darwen this week

Tuesday was a busy busy day for motorhome owners in Darwen. It seems as though I went from one to another all day. From a Citroen Relay based conversion to a big Hymer. Motorhome tyres are often slightly different than standard commercial tyres. They are able to take a much higher pressure (often up to 85psi).

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As we often find, motorhomes are stored not just at peoples houses but also at caravan storage sites around Darwen. They are prone to degradation from exposure to sunlight and standing for long periods. Hence we seldom replace worn motorhome tyres - they are usually badly perished or simply past there usable date of around 5 years old. Read more about this here.

 

We're Which? approved!

While we don't get involved with other third party subscription recommendation sites, when Which? approached us about joining their Trusted Trader scheme we jumped at the chance. Unlike other platforms, to become Which? approved we had to undergo a series of inspections and audits to ensure that  are services are professional and have in place proper systems and practices to protect you, our customers.
Which? is highly regarded as the number one reference and review site in the UK and will only accredit businesses that pass the tests. The Trusted Trader facility has been set up as a not for profit scheme to give potential customers real peace of mind about the businesses they can consider.

We're already getting some great reviews left by served customers and we're really looking forward to hopefully serving you in the future!

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It beggers belief !

After a recent tyre and safety check (free) a young mum with two small children asked me to check her Mercedes ML 350 AMG.

It soon became apparent that all four tyres needed to be changed.  Front tyres were severely worn, illegal and a different size to the rear 275/65/17. Not a uncommon issue as they are normally smaller at the front.

 The rear tyres not only smaller than the fronts 255/60/17, but only 2mm tread left and one tyre a winter tyre.

After explaining the issues she was faced with and advising on the correct size she settled on the Nexen N fera RU1. A good solid tyre with excellent EU ratings.

So after 10 minutes of her time and a free, yes free tyre and safety check the lady was happy that her children and herself are now driving round on safe and legal tyres again,. 

 

Why not part worn in east Lancashire?

After chatting to my daughter the conversation turned to her cousin needing two new tyres. Because my business is Hometyre East Lancs, i said let me get her a price for her.

For two budget Event tyres, the price was very reasonable. Not only that but we supply and fit wherever you and vehicle is. We have a fully equipped mobile van. Saving the customer time, money and ultimately life's.

A single parent with two lovely children obviously struggling for cash at this time of year. Her reply was to see if she could get cheaper ones ie part worn. Yes they are cheaper but to what cost in tne long run.

After explaining that 98% of part worn tyres are illegal due to illegal repairs or damaged and not fit for purpose. To the naked eye the faults are not visible.

With this information she quickly changed her mind and chose to have the budget tyres. Which in the long run will save her money. As for her children you can not put on their safety and wellbeing.  

We offer a friendly no obligation advice and a very friendly mobile service.

If you need any of the above  please call on 0333 444 54 54 /

0800 783 93 10 

 

Costs of underinflation in tyres.

The most common answer to the question what are the pitfalls of your tyres being under inflated? 1. Tyre damage 2. Road handling 3 .Fuel economy The most scary and most overlooked is that a road survey from the NW Motorway Police states that 164 UK road deaths are blamed on under inflated car tyres in the past 5 years. #roadsafetyweek Regular checks are paramount not just for pressure, but general fit for purpose. Who checks their tyres on a regular basis. not many. We at Hometyre East Lancs are more than happy to do this free of charge. Any issues found a report is given to the vehicle owner. Because we are mobile with a fully equipped van we save the customer time, money and ultimately Lives. For your free tyre pressure and safety checks call 0800 783 93 10 / 0333 444 5454
 

Summer to Winter swapover time.

It's November and officially now is the time to swap onto those winter tyres! Don't be too fooled by some late warm weather either. A prolonged cold snap with possibilities of considerable snowfall has been warned by a number of weather stations around the uk. Temperatures are already tumbling away to low digits. Coupled with the damp and often foggy conditions normal to this time of year and your cold weather tyres are about to pay dividends! Especially in the East Lancs region, where a number of local towns and villagers can be easily cut off. Why winter tyres? Just the dramatically improved braking distances alone make them worthwhile. When temperatures drop to 7C or below, a cold weather tyre maintains amazing grip through the tread design and compound differences. A 'summer' tyre hardens and low temperatures and significantly loses grip. What is best for you? Give us a call to discuss options. We can supply replacement tyres for your existing wheels or supply complete set of alternative winter wheels and tyres from a huge range of styles and sizes. Have them fitted at home with Hometyre and you avoid any additional costs of tyre 'hotels' provided by fixed outlets too. Store your own tyres stacked up in the garage or shed/basement - wherever! Be safe this winter. One of the most harsh winters followed a hot summer and warm autumn back in 2009/2010. We could be heading into the same again!
 

A MOT in Simonstone Lancs highlights dangerous tyres

A routine MOT on a 58 reg Volkswagon Polo in Simonstone Lancs found two of the tyres needing to be replaced asap. Although the tyres were not illegal, they had two separate issues. The first issue was that one of the tyres had uneven wear on the tread, the reason for that is the wheel alignment or tracking needs to be re adjusted. And the second problem is that the other tyre had cracking on the inner tread. This is not a failure on a MOT test but something they thought needed to be addressed. For us at Hometyre we see it as a major result. Because they do not fit or replace tyres, the customer called Hometyre East Lancs. Who are a completely mobile sevrice, who offer a tyre replacement, puncture repair, locking wheel nut removel and a wheel alignment service. Two Firestone TZ300 195/50/15 were fitted and a wheel alignment to correct the uneven wear on the new tyres. Regular checks would of spotted the uneven wear and prolonged the life of the tyre. Which also improves the fuel economy.
 

From a simple puncture to a costly experience in Accrington.


What seemed to be a simple puncture after examination turned into a costly experience. After checking the customers tyre it was apparent that the tyre had a piece of metal about 4 inches long stuck in the middle of the tread.

The tyre was not repairable and it was the only one that was legal or fit for purpose. This sporty Mercedes SLK had two tyres on minimum tread depth, one odd runflat tyre. Just having a odd runflat with normal tyres completely throws the cars handling out of sync. Not to mention the legal complications.

Being on the outskirts of Accrington Lancashire the customer often takes the car on the surrounding countryside lanes.

To put this sporty little beuty back legal and safe the customer had 2 x 205/40/16 & 2 x 215/35/16 Primewell sport 910, a good quality mid range tyre.

The moral of the story is not to mix run flat with normal tyres, if you are not sure call Hometyre for friendly free advice. On 0800 783 9310
 


 


 
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