Michelin Sport tyres fitted to a Ford C Max and a Nexen tyre fitted to an Audi A4The first job of the day was to fit a new Nexen tyre to an Audi A4 in Cambridge but before replacing the old tyre we inspected the remaining three tyres and suggested to our customer that we change the positioning of the existing wheels and balance them to allow us to place the new tyre on the rear axle.While we were moving the wheels we discovered that a couple of the tyres were showing signs of age and one tyre in particular was slightly out of shape.Our customer was very grateful for the extra care we had taken and he is calling us back to replace the old tyres.We then visited a regular customer who works near Newmarket who had ordered two Michelin Sport tyres size 235/40/R18 for his Ford C Max.Due to the amount of potholes in his area he asked if we could check the alignment of the vehicle which we did.
The good news is that it is winter tyres off and summer tyres back on.With the spell of good weather continuing we are now getting calls from customers who would like us to remove the winter tyres from their vehicles and fit their summer tyres. During the weekend will be fitting summer tyres to a VW Passatt and a VW Tiguan and we already have a job booked for Monday to refit summer tyres to a Jaguar X type.
Goodyear runflat tyre fitted to a BMW 5 series in Swavesey.We were called by a regular customer who works in Swavesey as one of the runflat tyres on a BMW 5 series was losing air pressure.We discovered a small nail embedded on the shoulder of the tyre that was letting air escape so we fitted a new Goodyear runflat tyre size 245/45/R17. When removing the old tyre we discovered that some areas of the alloy wheel were showing signs of corrosion so we cleaned the alloy thoroughly with a wire brush and then applied a coat of bead seal to prevent air escaping between the alloy wheel and the new tyre. Our customer was most grateful and thanked us for our efforts.
Toyo tyres fitted on a MG and Maxxis All Terrain tyres fitted on a Nissan Pathfinder.We visited a new customer today who owns an MG Sports and both rear tyres were showing signs of age.The car does very low mileage so the tread depth was not dramatically low but by looking at the DOT code on the sidewalls we were able to determine that the tyres were over seven years old.We fitted two new Toyo tyres size 205/50/R15 and now the vehicle has a full set of good tyres. We then visited another new customer who had just purchased a Nissan 4X4 and his plan is to take the vehicle off road on a regular basis so we fitted a new set of Maxxis All Terrain tyres size 255/65/R17.
Nice and local so far today with Nexen tyres and Pirelli tyres fitted in Longstanton and a puncture repair in St Ives.The first three jobs of the day were nice and local with the first customer hearing nice things about us so she decided to have her new tyres fitted at home.We arrived at the agreed time and fitted two Nexen Blue tyres size 175/65/R14 to a Hyundai Getz. We checked the condition of the spare and inflated to the correct pressure,we then moved the rear tyres to the front axle and checked the balance and fitted the two new Nexen tyres to the rear to reduce the chances of a puncture.We then fitted two Pirelli P7 tyres size 225/50/R17 to an Audi A4 for a regular customer.Next there was a call from a customer who had found us on the internet as he had discovered a puncture on his VW Golf when arriving at work in St Ives. As we were in the area we were able to visit him and repair the puncture within the hour of his initial call to us.During our vehicle inspection procedure we noticed that two tyres would need to be changed in the near future and our customer will be calling us back to his workplace to have them fitted so he doesn't lose any valuable time.
Doors painted at a customer's house while a new set of tyres were fitted to a Citroen van.We were called by a local painter and decorator who needed four new tyres fitting to his Citroen Dispatch van but due to a full diary he was just unable to release the time to travel into Cambridge.We arrived at his customers house and while he was applying the second coat of paint to some doors we were busy fitting four Triangle tyres size 215/60/R16 to the vehicle.Our customer was delighted that he did not lose any time and was able to finish the work for his customer and told us he would be calling us every time he needs new tyres fitting.
Puncture repair on a Volvo XC90 at Milton Science Park and Hankook tyres fitted near Newmarket.We were called by a new customer who works at the Cambridge Science Park as he noticed a screw embedded in a rear tyre on his Volvo XC90. We arrived within the hour and were able to repair the tyre much to the delight of our customer.We then headed to a customer in Cambridge who had again discovered a screw in a rear tyre of his trade van and again we were able to perform a puncture repair as the screw was situated near to the centre of the tyre.During the afternoon we fitted two Hankook tyres size 205/55/R16 to a Vauhall Meriva near Newmarket as replacement for the worn front tyres and moved the existing rear tyres to the front and fitted the new tyres to the rear to reduce the chances of a puncture.
Wheel alignment on an Audi A6 and new Toyo tyres fitted to a Mazda 3 near Cambridge.The week started by visiting a new customer who was getting uneven wear on his tyres so we arrived at his home and performed a wheel alignment on his Audi A6. We then visited a regular customer who had ordered two new Toyo tyres for his Mazda 3 and these were replacement tyres for the worn tyres on the front axle.We suggested that the existing rear tyres should be moved to the front and the new tyres fitted to the rear to reduce the chances of a puncture.On leaving our customer thanked us for the advice and told us he would spread the word about our service.
Nexen tyres fitted and a wheel refurbishment on a Subaru near Saffron Walden.We visited a new customer near Saffron Walden who had ordered two Nexen blue tyres size 215/60/R16 as he had a blow out on his way to work.When removing the old tyres we discovered that they were actually winter tyres but the customer was unaware of this and was using them all year round.We showed him the inside of the rims as they were badly corroded and he informed us that he was regularly pumping them up as they were losing air pressure.We performed a rim refurbishment and cleared all the corrosion and applied a couple of layers of bead seal.During our vehicle inspection we informed the customer that while the remaining tyres had sufficient tread the DOT code was showing that the tyres were six years old.Our customer thanked us for doing a thorough job and is calling us back to fit another two new Nexen tyres.
I am going to tell all my friends to use Hometyre the lady said.We visited a new customer yesterday who had a flat tyre on her Vauxhall Vectra but the lady and her partner were unable to remove the wheel as it had seized onto the wheel hub.With a bit of effort we managed to free the wheel so we were able to replace the damaged tyre. We fitted a new Nexen blue tyre size 205/55/R16 and our customer was very happy with the price.Before leaving we performed our vehicle inspection check and discovered while inflating the existing tyres that the near side front tyre was showing 10 psi air pressure so we removed the wheel to discover a nail embedded in the centre of the tyre and to the delight of our customer we were able to repair the puncture.Our customer was very impressed with our attention to detail and stated that she would be telling all of her friends to use Hometyre in the future.
The sun is here,the wind has gone so a good time to check the caravan.For the moment the sun is shining and the wind has gone so today is a good time to check your caravan as hopefully the good weather is not too far away.It is advisable to check the general condition of the tyres and the spare for any signs of ageing and by reading the DOT code on the sidewalls you can determine how old your tyres are.It is recommended that if your caravan tyres are five years old or more now is a good time to renew them.Give us a call and we will visit you at your home or storage site to fit your new tyres.
A customer had a blow out on his way to work but could not fit the spare tyre as his locking wheel nut was missing.We were called by a customer this morning who was stranded on the A428 near Cambridge as he had shredded a tyre on his Honda Civic but could not fit the spare wheel as his locking wheel nut adaptor was missing.We arrived within the hour and successfully removed the wheel nuts and fitted the spare wheel.The punctured tyre was on the rear axle and after inspecting the other tyres on the vehicle we are meeting the customer at his place of work to fit two new tyres allowing him to continue with his busy work schedule.
Maxxis tyres fitted to a Renault Trafic van in Cambridge.The first job of the week was to visit a regular customer in Cambridge who required two new front tyres for his Renault Trafic van so we arrived at a time convenient to him with two new Maxxis Van tyres size 195/65/R16 ready for fitting.As always we had a discussion with the customer concerning the vehicle before we started any work on the vehicle so he could get the best use of the new tyres. He told us that the vehicle veered to the left so we moved the existing rear tyres to the front and balanced them and fitted the new tyres to the rear axle to reduce the chance of any punctures.We then performed a wheel alignment on the vehicle.
A good mixture of new tyres,puncture repairs and wheel refurbishments this week.This week has seen us perform various types of jobs for our customers by supplying and fitting new tyres,repairing punctures and also cleaning wheel rims when air is escaping and here are a few examples of the type of work we carried out.During Monday we fitted two Bridgestone tyres size 205/65/R16 to a Honda CRV in Cambridge and then were called to a customer in Oakington where air was escaping between the wheel rim and tyre so we thoroughly cleaned the rim and applied bead sealer to solve the problem.A customer had a similar problem with a trailer wheel and again we performed a wheel repair to avoid air escaping.As the week continued we fitted New Falken tyres in Cambridge and new Goodyear tyres in Willingham.We have also repaired punctures in Newmarket and Cambridge.
Michelin winter tyres fitted near Newmarket and Pirelli tyres fitted near Ely.We were called by a new customer who had just had his Saab 9-5 serviced and the garage noticed a nail embedded on the shoulder of a rear tyre so he called us to fit a new Pirelli P7 tyre size 215/55/R16 which we did.We then left the customer who lives near Ely and headed towards Newmarket to visit a regular customer who had ordered a new set of winter tyres for his Subaru Impreza. We arrived on time and fitted four Michelin Pilot Alpine 3 tyres size 245/40/R18.
Three new tyres fitted in Willingham and all before the morning school run.We had a call from a regular customer who had just had a service done on her Ford C Max and the service centre suggested that three of the tyres on the vehicle needed to be replaced.The customer asked if there was any chance we could arrive early so that the vehicle could be used for the school run.We arrived at 8am and fitted the new tyres and our customer was delighted that the vehicle was available for the remainder of the day.We then headed for Histon as a customer had noticed that one of his tyres on a VW Golf was flat.On arrival we found that the damaged tyre was over seven years old so we fitted a new Goodyear Efficient Grip size 195/65/R15. Before leaving we informed the customer that the other rear tyre was also old and he is calling us back shortly to have the tyre replaced.
Cooper All Terrain tyres fitted in Longstanton and Falken tyres fitted in Hilton.We were called by a regular customer who had decided to fit a complete set of All Terrain tyres including the Spare to their Land Rover as they required more grip when the vehicle went off road.They decided to have Cooper All Terrain tyres size 265/75/R16 and so now the vehicle is now ready to go off road with no fear of getting stuck in the very wet surrounding fields.We have just visited a regular customer who required two new rear tyres on his BMW 5 series and the existing tyres were Falken size 265/35/R18 which he was very happy with so we have replaced them with another two Falken tyres.He stated that he got very good mileage from them and they are priced sensibly.
Bridgestone tyres fitted in Cambridge then Puncture repairs in Cambridge and Ely.The first job of the day was to visit a customer in Cambridge who had ordered two Bridgestone tyres for his Honda CRV vehicle and while we were fitting the new tyres we had a call from a regular customer who had just noticed one of his tyres was flat.We collected a new tyre en route in the event the flat tyre could not be repaired and the new tyre was required as there was tyre debris inside the old tyre when we removed it.Then it was off to Ely to rescue another regular customer who had a very large bolt embedded in a rear tyre so a replacement tyre was fitted.
The Tyre had enough tread but went flat due to old age.
We were called by a customer who works in Cambridge who discovered a flat tyre on her Rover 75, As always we take a replacement tyre in the event that the puncture cannot be repaired. The new tyre was required as the existing tyre while having 4mm tread depth was actually ten years old and due to it's age had lost it's strength and durability. During our vehicle inspection procedure we discovered both rear tyres were showing signs of ageing and the customer is calling us back shortly to have them replaced.
Due to the mileage on the clock and the tyre wear we have suggested to our customer that the previous owner had more than likely fitted part worn tyres to the vehicle. When buying a used car it is always advisable to check the general condition of the tyres and also confirming their age from the Dot code on the sidewall.
Article in the Daily Mail states that two thirds of motorists do not bother checking their car is ready for winter.An article in the Sunday Mail states that when the big freeze arrives call outs to the breakdown services will double to around 20,000 a week.The article states that despite the perils of winter two thirds of drivers do not bother checking that their car is ready for the big freeze.Many go out without fully charged batteries,low oil levels and poorly inflated tyres.During our vehicle inspection procedure we always make sure that all tyres are inflated to the correct pressure and if there is a spare on the vehicle that it is also inflated to the correct pressure in the event that it will be needed.
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