It is the time of year when your summer tyres need to be refitted and caravan tyres need to be checked for signs of age.
We are now getting calls from our customers who have winter tyres fitted to their vehicles as spring is nearly with us and the winter tyres we fitted in the autumn need to be removed and summer tyres refitted to all vehicles.
It is also the time of year when caravan tyres need to be checked to make sure that they are in good condition for the summer months and it is recommended they be changed if they are over five years old as there is a chance that cracks could appear on the sidewall of the tyre which will increase the opportunity of a problem arising during your journey.
Many of our customers are requesting us to fit Tyron bands to caravan and motorhome wheels to assist in the event of a blowout as the Tyron bands will help the driver control the vehicle if a tyre does happens to burst.
Pirelli tyres fitted at Harston mill business centre and Toyo and Nexen tyres fitted in Longstanton.The first job of another busy week was to visit a regular customer who required a full set of Pirelli P Zero tyres size 245/40/R18 fitting to his Audi A6 so we arrived at the agreed time at his office which is part of Harston Mill Business Centre to fit the new tyres so he could continue working therefore saving him valuable time and money. Next we had a call from a new customer who had just purchased a second hand car from a local garage but the vehicle required a full set of new tyres, but on arrival with the tyres we discovered that the locking wheel nut adaptor was missing. Unfortunately this happens on a regular basis so we strongly recommend that you locate the adaptor before the vehicle leaves the showroom. Next it was back to Longstanton to fit a full set of Nexen Nblue tyres size 195/65/R15 to a Ford Fiesta and a couple of new Toyo tyres size 205/55/R16 to a Vauxhall Zafira which is used as a private hire car.
Nexen tyres fitted to Honda Jazz and a Ford Fiesta in Cottenham and while we were there we have booked a job fitting new Hankook tyres to a caravan next week.
We were called by a regular customer living in Cottenham who required two new tyres for a Ford Fiesta as the existing tyres were wearing on the inside shoulder so we agreed to perform a wheel alignment on the vehicle whilst fitting the new tyres.
Unfortunatly another vehicle at the household had clipped a kerb and a tyre had burst so a replacement tyre was ordered. We arrived at the agreed time and fitted two new Nexen tyres size 195/50/R15 to the Ford Fiesta and also performed a wheel alignment on the vehicle.
The next task was to replace the damaged tyre on a Honda Jazz so we fitted another Nexen tyre size 175/65/R15 to the vehicle and as we were fitting the new tyre a gentleman living opposite our customer asked if we would look at his caravan tyres as they were showing signs of age.
He had recently purchased a VW Passatt that was eight years old for towing the caravan and after inspecting the condition and age of the tyres it was clear that part worn tyres had been fitted to the vehicle. During next week we are returning to fit two new Hankook tyres size 175/80/R14 to the caravan and a full set of Nexen tyres size 235/45/R17 to the VW Passatt so our customer can have a safe and trouble free spring break.
Nexen tyres fitted to an Audi A6 near Ely and Continental tyres fitted to a VW Sharan in Cambridge.
The week started with a phone call from a regular customer working on the Science Park in cambridge as a rear tyre on a BMW 5 Series was losing air pressure. The tyre was a runflat so cannot be repaired so we arrived at his office at the agreed time and fitted a new Falken runflat tyre size 275/35/R19 and our customer was grateful that he was able to continue with his work while the new tyre was being fitted.
Next it was off to another Business park to fit a complete set of Nexen Nfera tyres size 255/35/R19 to an Audi A6 for a new customer and again our customer lost no time as he was able to continue work while his new tyres were being fitted.
During the afternoon we fitted a couple of Continental tyres size 225/50/R17 to a VW Sharan for a regular customer living in Cambridge.
Winter tyres fitted to an Audi A6 last Friday and then a new Pirelli tyre fitted to a Porsche Cayenne stranded in the centre of Cambridge.
We were called by a new customer on Friday and asked if we would fit winter tyres to an Audi A6 in a village near Cambridge, so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted the winter tyres while our customer was able to work from his office.
We then headed to Cambridge city centre as a regular customer had a puncture on his Porsche Cayenne so we collected a Pirelli Rosso tyre size 275/40/R20 from a local tyre supplier and this proved to be a wise decision as on arrival we discovered air escaping from the sidewall of the tyre so the new Pirelli tyre was fitted to the vehicle allowing our customer to get home.
We were then called by an owner of a Kia Sorento in Duxford as a rear tyre on the vehicle had blown and the spare tyre that had fitted was slowly losing air pressure. We arrived and replaced the blown tyre with a new Event tyre size 245/70/R16 and refitted the new tyre and wheel to the vehicle. We discovered that air was escaping from between the wheel rim and the tyre on the spare so we removed the tyre and cleaned the wheel applying a layer of bead seal to the rim when refitting the tyre to solve the air loss issue.
Today we have just fitted two new Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres size 235/60/R18 to a Volvo XC60 in Longstanton.
We arrived to fit two new Nexen tyres to a 4X4 for a new customer but the locking wheel nut adaptor was missing.
We were called by a new customer who required two new tyres for a 4X4 vehicle and as the vehicle was doing reasonably low mileage we recommended fitting Nexen tyres to the vehicle.
We arrived at the agreed time to find our customer struggling to locate the locking wheel nut adaptor. We found this very strange as the wheels had only been removed the previous week to have new brake pads fitted but after looking in every possible location in the vehicle it was clear to all that the adaptor had not been returned to the vehicle.
We agreed with our customer that it was best to suspend the job until he had contacted the garage that had removed the wheels earlier. Unfortunately the garage could not find the missing adaptor so after a two hour wait they finally were able to release wheel nuts and supplied our customer with a new set of locking wheel nuts.
We at Hometyre come across this problem on a regular basis so we have a procedure in place during our vehicle inspection report where every technician must record the location of the locking wheel nut adaptor. We recommend that when your vehicle is returned from a garage after having some work done a quick check on the location of the adaptor would help to prevent a similar situation.
Goodyear winter tyres fitted to a VW Passat and Pirelli winter tyres fitted to a BMW 3 Series near Cambridge.
We were extremely busy between Christmas and New Year as many families took the opportunity of getting new tyres fitted to their vehicles at home so they could continue enjoying the festive season and we are getting numerous calls from customers at the start of the new year as it is predicted that a very cold snap is drawing near.
We have recently fitted Goodyear winter tyres size 235/40/R18 to a VW Passat near Cambridge and Pirelli winter tyres size 225/35/R19 to a BMW 3 series near Royston.
We were called last week by a new customer working near Saffron Walden who required a new set of tyres for a Vauxhall insignia but our customer was struggling to get time off work to get the new tyres fitted.
One of the main benefits of using Hometyre is the convenience of us coming to you therefore saving you time and money. We arrived at our new customers office at the agreed time and fitted a full set of Maxxis tyres size 245/45/R18 to the vehicle much to the delight of our customer.
We had to suspend a job this morning as the locking wheel nut adaptor was missing from a vehicle that had recently been serviced by the main dealer so our customer is in communication with them at present and hopefully the adaptor will be found. It is always advisable to check the location of the adaptor when collecting a vehicle from a service centre to avoid the situation we encountered today.
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.
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