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The Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders region has been, along with our friends just over the border, subject to some sustained rainfall in the last week or so. Inevitably this creates a large amount of excess water on our roads which, along with the visibility problems of spray, can result in some difficult vehicle handling situations of which one of the most extreme of these is aquaplaning.

So what exactly is aquaplaning and what causes it? Well in simple terms it is where a layer of water gets trapped between your tyre(s) and the road surface denying your car the necessary friction a moving vehicle needs to stop and change direction, frighteningly you literally have no control. It is caused where there is more water under the tyre than the tread can disperse.

Whilst you obviously can't effect the amount of water on the roads you can ensure you car is best equipped to handle it by ensuring your tyres have a decent depth of tread, are properly inflated to allow them to work at their optimum efficiency and above all drive according to the prevailing road conditions. If you have any doubt about your tyres ability to cope with these adverse conditions or indeed any query about your tyres at all give us a call, we'll be more than happy to discuss you requirements.


Maintaining Control in the Wet

A good condition 15" tyre can displace about 15 litres of water per second, that's a massive 60 litres per second across all four wheels. To put that in perspective, your average bath can hold about 80 litres. This technology is designed to help you maintain control in adverse weather conditions.

As your tread wears down a tyre's ability to displace water is compromised and reduces. It's important to check your tyres once a month to ensure they're still in good condition. If you're in any doubt contact us at Hometyre and we'll come and check your tyres for you and advise accordingly. Hometyre vans are fully equipped to service all your tyre needs up to 24" wheels across the Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders region.


Caravan Tyres in Edinburgh and The Lothians

The winter months are a traditionally quiet time for caravanning. Whilst your home from home is resting up have a look at it's tyres. Although there maybe plenty of tread have a look at the overall condition of the rubber which can deteriorate as a result of being stationary. Hometyre is here to help you in Edinburgh and The Lothians with your caravan tyre related issues including the fitting of Tyron bands. 

Tyres in Bathgate and West Lothian

Have your tyres fitted at a time and place convenient to you. Massive range of tyres at competitive prices fitted and balanced with the added convenience that we come to you.

If your looking for tyres in the Bathgate and West Lothian area then visit or call us on 0333 444 5454 or free on 0800 783 9310 and see how Hometyre can help you.


Mobile Tyre Replacement and Puncture Repairs in Livingston and West Lothian

The UK's premier mobile tyre replacement service is now covering Livingston and the West Lothian area. We have access to an enormous range of tyres to suit all budgets as well as offering a puncture repair service to BSAU159 standard, mobile wheel alignment and, in the unfortunate event you have lost your key, a locking wheel nut removal service.

All this comes with the peace of mind of dealing with a Which? Trusted Trader and ultimately the convenience of us coming to you at home or at work.

So if your looking for replacement tyres, puncture repair and other related tyre services at competitive prices in Livingston and West Lothian call Hometyre free on 0800 783 9310 or visit


Tyres for Musselburgh and East Lothian

You can now have your tyres replaced, punctures repaired, wheels aligned or locking wheel nuts removed without having to take your car anywhere. Hometyre will come to you at home or work at a time convenient to you to resolve your tyre related issues without you having to drive to your local tyre fitting bay.

If you're in Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar or the East Lothian area give us a call or visit our website and experience the most convenient and cost effective way to replace your tyres.


Hassle Free Tyre Replacement for Edinburgh and The Lothians

"I'll do it tomorrow", "when I get time". Yes we've all done it, putting off that dreaded trip to the tyre fitters because ultimately it's not the most pleasurable and hotly anticipated experience.

There's now a solution for the people of Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian and West Lothian. Hometyre, the UK's number 1 mobile tyre replacement service, is now serving your area. The reality is most cars spend more time sitting doing nothing than they do moving, make that time work for you and have your tyres replaced and fitted in the comfort of your home or whilst it's sitting in your work car park, freeing up your work or leisure time to be more productive for you.

Having your tyres replaced is never going to be top of your must do bucket list but the safety of you and your passengers should always be a priority, therefore Hometyre is here to make your tyre replacement easy, hassle free and with the added peace of mind your dealing with a Which? Trusted Trader.

Give us a call or visit our website and we'll help you resolve your tyre issues and remove the inconvenience of that visit to the local tyre depot.


Winter well on its way!

Are you prepared? The Edinburgh van is now fully clad with winter tyres for the season ahead! It doesn't necessarily mean we're expecting snow either! When the temperature drops, normal tyres start to lose grip and performance, this is because the rubber starts to harden at lower temperatures.

With cold weather tyres they don't! In fact they offer the same amount of improved braking performance and grip at 7°C to -30°C. For us it means we can continue supplying our customers safely and in all weather conditions without the risk of sliding off the road or into the back of another motorist.

If you've never tried them before - once you do you'll be amazed at the difference and find it particularly unnerving to drive on anything else during the dark and cold months ahead.


Why not find out what we can offer for your vehicle? There's an impressive range of cold weather tyre options out there for you - and we can even supply and fit complete alternative alloy or steel wheel and tyre packages too. Remember: we do it all for you at home or work so no more tyre hotel bills or lugging rubber in your car down to a garage!

Hometyre. The future of tyre replacement!


Hometyre Edinburgh Goes Live

The latest Hometyre are to go live is Ediburgh,

We will now be able to look after all customer tyre and alignment needs in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas.

For any enquiries please call the office on - 0800 783 93 10


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