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Hankook tyres fitted to a Range Rover and a Volvo V40 and Bridgestone tyres fitted to a Ford Mondeo

We had a very busy end to the week helping our customers to get back on the road as quickly as possible. We had a call from a new customer who lived in Cambridge as he had damaged a tyre on a Range Rover and to his delight we were able to source a replacement tyre from a local supplier. We arrived at his home and fitted a new Hankook tyre size 285/35/R22 to his vehicle within an hour of his call to us. We also fitted a new Hankook tyre size 205/50/R17 to a Volvo V40 as the owner noticed a screw embedded on the shoulder of a rear tyre. At the start of the week we were called to a local business based in Swavesey to fit two new Bridgestone tyres size 225/40/R18 to a Ford Mondeo but on removal of the near side wheel we noticed severe damage to the wheel so we returned on Friday as the new wheel had arrived.
 

A caravan tyre fitted in Longstanton,a Bridgestone tyre fitted near Ely and a puncture repair in Cambridge.

The first job of the day was to replace a caravan tyre in Longstanton as a wheel had hit a kerb causing a gash in the tyre when leaving a camp site at the weekend. After replacing the damaged tyre we checked the remaining tyres for age and general condition and found them to be in good order. We then visited a customer living near Ely who had noticed a piece of thin wire embedded on a shoulder of a rear tyre on a Citroen DS3 and the tyre was half deflated. We were amazed to find a large nail embedded in the inside shoulder of the same tyre and a new Bridgestone tyre was fitted. We then headed to Castle Park next to the Shire Hall in Cambridge as a customer had noticed that a rear tyre on a Honda Civic had also lost air pressure. Fortunately we found a screw embedded in the centre of the tyre and a puncture repair was performed much to the relief of our customer.
 

New tyres fitted in Newmarket and a visit to look at an Audi in Cambourne.

The first job of the week was to visit a local business in Newmarket to replace a couple of worn tyres on a company vehicle as the owner of the business cannot afford any lost time with vehicles or staff leaving the premises to have new tyres fitted. We then visited another customer who lives in Newmarket who had o blow out on a Renault Clio over the weekend.The vehicle is seven years old but during our vehicle inspection we found a rear tyre to be over eleven years old so we can only assume that the previous owner decided to fit a part worn tyre at some time. If you are purchasing a used vehicle it is always advisable to check the age and general condition of all the tyres on the vehicle.
 

Goodyear Eagle tyre fitted to a BMW 5 series in Cottenham and Dunlop tyres fitted to a Citroen C4 in Cambridge.

We had a call from a customer who works in Cottenham as a front tyre on his BMW 5 series was losing air pressure and as the tyres on the vehicle are runflats he was aware that they cannot repaired so a replacement tyre was ordered. We arrived at his office at the agreed time and fitted a Goodyear Eagle size 245/40/R20 and before leaving we checked the pressures of the other tyres. We then headed to Cambridge to fit two new front tyres to a Citroen C4.Our customer had ordered Dunlop tyres size 205/55/R16 as a replacement for the worn front tyres. Before working on the vehicle we checked the condition of the rear tyres and found them to be four years old with 4mm tread depth. We advised our customer that it would be sensible to move the existing rear tyres to the front and fit the new Dunlop tyres to the rear axle to reduce the chances of having a blow out. Our customer agreed that this was a sensible option and thanked us for our attention to detail.
 

Michelin Super Sport tyres fitted to a BMW in Cambourne and then a visit to Papworth Everard.

This morning we visited a regular customer who works on the business park in Cambourne. Our customer has recently changed vehicles and he asked us to fit two new Michelin Super Sport tyres size 265/35/R19 to the rear axle of his BMW M3 vehicle. We arrived at the agreed time,collected the keys at reception so our customer could continue working saving him valuable time and money. We then visited a new customer in Papworth Everard who had spotted a screw embedded in the centre of a rear tyre on a BMW 3 series and when we arrived the tyre was completely flat. The tyre was not a runflat tyre so we explained to our customer that the tyre could probably be repaired if there were no signs of damage on removal of the tyre. Unfortunately when removing the tyre we discovered that the tyre had a previous puncture repair and there was also signs of damage on the inside so a new tyre was fitted.
 

Bridgestone tyre fitted to a Nissan Qashqai in Histon and a Hankook runflat tyre fitted to a Mini Cooper in Cambridge.

We visited a customer last week who works in Histon and fitted a new Bridgestone D Sport tyre size 215/65/R16 to a Nissan Qashqai due to a nail embedded on the shoulder of a tyre. Before leaving we carried out a thorough vehicle tyre check and found another tyre showing signs of age. Our customer decided to call us back today to replace the tyre as he is taking a summer break next week all the tyres on the vehicle need to be in good order. We then visited a new customer who works in the centre of Cambridge as a runflat tyre on a Mini Cooper had lost air pressure. We found a screw embedded in the tyre and fitted a new Hankook runflat tyre size 205/45/R17 and before leaving we inflated the remaining tyres to the correct pressure and reminded our customer to check air pressure on a regular basis.
 

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.
 

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