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Tyre for VW Golf in Dry Drayton, Cambridge

We were called out to a customer's workplace in Dry Drayton last week to look at a possible puncture repair on a VW Golf.

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When we go out to a puncture repair we usually take a potential replacement with us on board just in case it is not repairable.

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In this case unfortunately we were unable to repair the puncture so we fitted a brand new budget tyre to the vehicle.

Do you need a puncture repair or a new tyre in Cambridgeshire?

Call us today on 0333 444 5454

 

Puncture Repair in Ely, Cambridgeshire on VW Tiguan

We went out to a customer in Ely who had called the office about a puncture in their off-side rear tyre on their Volkswagen Tiguan.

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We will always check to see if we can repair a puncture but we also carry a potential replacement on board just in case we can't. In this case we took a Bridgestone S001 with us in a 235/55R17.

If you have a puncture and you're unsure if it is repairable, see below for the required criteria for a repair:

  • The puncture must be no more than 6mm in length/diameter
  • It must be inside the repairable zone - this is the middle ¾ of the tread
  • There must be no secondary damage caused - this includes sidewall deterioration, splits or cuts on the inner liner due to the object that has punctured the tyre and also no bulging on the sidewall.
  • The entry angle must allow for the stem and patch repair system to be safely applied
  • The tyre also needs to be in a suitable condition and age with a legal amount of tread remaining

 

If you have a run flat tyre we will be unable to repair these.

If you have a puncture in the Cambridge area call us on 0333 444 5454!

 

Puncture Repair on Ford Transit van in Cambridgeshire!

We went out to Longstanton to check out a puncture on a Ford Transit van, we always take a potential replacement tyre with us to a puncture repair job just in case we cannot legally repair the puncture. This way we are not leaving a customer stranded and can get them back on the road!

The standard area for a repairable puncture is within the central ¾ of the tread but there can be other factors which may render the puncture unrepairable, which is why it is always better to have a back up option on board!

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Luckily for this customer we were able to repair the puncture and just took the replacement tyre away again!

If you have a puncture in Cambridgeshire call us today on 0333 444 5454!

 

Goodyear Wrangler Tyres fitted to Land Rover Discovery in Newmarket

A customer called our office to get prices for a couple of new Goodyear tyres to go onto a Land Rover Discovery, this was something he was having great difficulty finding but had been given our number by a friend and thought it was worth a shot!

The customer was after very specific tyres, a Goodyear Wrangler in a 235/70R17, this is not a very popular size! This meant we had to do some digging, luckily here at Hometyre we have great relationships with many suppliers around the UK and we were able to find a pair of the tyres and have them sent to us, this would take a couple of days but the customer did not mind the wait if it meant he could match the two new tyres to what was already on the vehicle.

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We arranged a time and date that suited the customer and got the job booked in, he was not able to be at the fitting so arranged payment up front and left the keys with a friend.

When he got home from work that day his brand new tyres were fitted, wheels cleaned and he was one happy customer!

If you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, don't hesitate to call us! We can often go the extra mile and find what you are looking for!

0333 444 5454

 

Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres fitted to Mazda3 in Ely, Cambridgeshire!

We were called out to a new customer in Ely, Cambridgeshire last week to fit 2 brand new Uniroyal RainSport 3 tyres to their Mazda3.

The customer called our head office for a price and after a chat with a member of our team booked in for a couple of days later to have us go out to their work address to fit the new tyres.

We put the 2 tyres with the best tread left on the front axle and fitted the two new tyres to the rear axle. This is because you have less control over the rear axle so having a better amount of tread will be a safer option.

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We carried out a free TPMS check and then cleaned up all the wheels and left them sparkling for the customer to get back on the road!

If you need tyres in Cambridge, Ely, Great Shelford, Newmarket and surrounding areas call us today on 0333 444 5454!

 

Summer to Winter Tyre Swapover in Cambridge

Hometyre Cambridge went out to Saffron Walden to an existing customer who we go to twice a year to do a summer winter swap over on their Toyota GT86.

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Seeing as the weather is threatening to hit us hard this customer decided now was the time to do the all important swap over and get his wheels ready for what is ahead!

With the impending doom of icy mornings and snowy conditions winter tyres are a good option, once temperatures drop below 7 degrees C the molecules in the tread rubber harden and eventually freeze, this results in your tyres being much less adaptable to the road surface. This will result in reduced grip, longer braking distances and worse handling.

The number of accidents in the UK increase significantly on wet and icy roads, winter tyres will provide higher levels of safety and ultimately reduce the number of accidents caused by these factors.

If you are thinking of fitting winter tyres to your vehicle, call us today to discuss options! Many options are shown on our website, simply enter your tyre size and postcode, filter to winter tyres on the menu on the left side and have a look! If you cannot see what you are looking for, we may still be able to help! Call 0333 444 5454 and our friendly team will have a look around to see what options are available in your size.

 

2 New Tyres on Citroen Nemo in Cambridge

A Cambridge customer called our head office at the end of the day on Monday asking to book an appointment for 2 new budget tyres to be fitted to their Citroen Nemo.

We gave the customer a price and got them booked in for 10:00am the next morning, we went out to the customer and fitted the 2 new tyres at his home address in Upper Cambourne, balanced the wheels and after leaving the wheels sparkling and clean we took payment from the customer and left him to get on with his busy day!

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If you need tyres in the Cambridge area just call us today! We do car tyres, light commercial, caravan tyres, wheel alignment and many more!

Take a couple of minutes out of your day to check your tyre pressures and remaining tread depth, if you need help with this click here to view our guide on how to check your tyres!

 

Tyres fitted to a VW Golf and BMW 8 Series in Cambridge

Our head office had a call from a customer in Cambridge who had 2 vehicles, one was a VW Golf that simply needed 2 new tyres, the customer knew exactly what he wanted, the Pirelli P Zero in a 225/40R18. We priced him up and he was happy to go ahead with fitting.

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The other vehicle was a little more complicated, a BMW 8 Series with off-set fronts and rears. The customer originally wanted to fit the vehicle with Hankook tyres as this is what he had on the vehicle. Unfortunately one of the sizes was proving a little difficult to get a Hankook in so we offered him the Falken instead.

Luckily for the customer if we bring a tyre with us to a fitting we do not demand you have it fitted! Instead we could offer to bring the Falken tyres along for the customer to have a look at and check they were happy with the tread pattern and wanted to go ahead with the fitting.

We ended up fitting and balancing all 6 tyres for the customer and got him back on the road!

If you need new tyres in the Cambridge area just call us today! 0333 444 5454

 

Michelin Primacy 4 tyres fitted to a Toyota Avensis and Goodyear tyres fitted to a VW Passat.

We were called by a regular customer who works on the Cambridge Science Park as he was in need of two new tyres on his VW Passat so we arrived at his place of work at the agreed time and fitted two new Goodyear tyres size 235/45/R18 to the vehicle.

Yesterday we met another regular customer who required a couple of new tyres for his Toyota Avensis and as he uses the vehicle as a private hire car we met him at a local supermarket car park. When he returned from having a coffee break we had fitted two new Michelin Primacy 4 tyres size 215/55/R17 to his vehicle saving him valuable time and money.

Next it was off to Balsham to fit a full set of Dunlop Street Response tyres size 175/65/R14 to a Toyota Yaris. During this morning we have fitted a full set of Bridgestone tyres size 215/60/R17 to a Nissan Qashqai for a customer living in Longstanton.

 

Bridgestone tyre fitted to an Aston Martin Vantage and a Pirelli P Zero tyre fitted to an Audi A6

We were called by a new customer who had damaged a rear tyre on a Aston Martin Vantage so we arrived at our customers home at the agreed time and fitted a new Bridgestone RE050 tyre size 285/35/R19 to the vehicle.

Then it was off to Newmarket to replace two runflat tyres on a Mini Cooper and this time we arrived at our customers place of work and fitted two Firestone SZ90 runflat tyres size 205/45/R17.

We also had an urgent call from a young mother who had hit a pothole and damaged a tyre on a Vauxhall Zafira but unfortunately on arrival with the replacement tyre we discovered that the wheel had been badly damaged. Our customer was unsure on what steps to take so we ordered a new wheel on her behalf and collected it the following day and our customer was back on the road within a day of the accident.

Yesterday we replaced a couple of old Caravan tyres in Burwell and our customer asked if we could check the condition of the tyres on his Mercedes C class as he was embarking on a couple of long journeys during July. We informed him that a couple of tyres were over six years old and showing signs of age so we are fitting two new Nexen tyres to the vehicle during next week.

 

Michelin Pilot Sport tyres fitted to a BMW 4 series and Pirelli runflat tyres fitted to a BMW 3 series.

As the summer draws ever nearer we have been busy removing winter tyres from our customers vehicles and fitting summer tyres and we have also been visiting numerous caravans as many owners are preparing them for the summer breaks. On Tuesday we fitted two new Continental Sport Contact 5 tyres size 225/50/R17 to an Audi A4 for a regular customer in Cambridge. We were called by a new customer who required three new Nexen tyres size 195/55/R15 fitting to a Skoda Fabia near Newmarket. Yesterday we fitted a new Pirelli runflat tyre size 255/35/R18 to a BMW 3 series and also a new Michelin Pilot Sport tyre size 275/35/R19 to a BMW 4 series.
 

Nexen tyres fitted to a caravan and also an Audi Q5

We started the week by visiting two new customers living near Ely as one customer required a new Nexen tyre size 235/65/R17 fitting to an Audi Q5 due to a blowout and the other new customer required two new Nexen tyres size 195/70/R15 fitting to a caravan as the existing tyres were cracking on the sidewalls due to age. We then visited an existing customer living near Royston who had ordered two new Maxxis tyres size 245/45/R18 for a Nissan 350 Z. Next it was off to Dry Drayton business park to fit two new Dunlop Blue Response tyres size 205/50/R17 to a Citroen C4 vehicle. Yesterday we removed the winter tyres on a Land Rover Discovery and fitted new summer tyres and this morning we have just returned from Cottenham where we replaced two rear tyres on a Mercedes Sprinter van.
 

Pirelli tyres fitted to a Land Rover Sport and a Skoda Octavia and new Nexen tyres fitted to a Citroen Berlingo.

The week started by fitting two new Pirelli P Zero tyres size 275/40/R20 to a Land Rover Sport for a regular customer working in Cambridge and then it was off to the Genome Campus at Hinxton to fit a couple of new Pirelli P Zero tyres size 225/40/R18 to a Skoda Octavia.

The following day we were called by a regular customer living in Longstanton who were planning a long journey over the holiday break so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted two new Nexen tyres size 215/55/R16 to a Citroen Berlingo.

Due to the weather slightly improving we were asked by a customer in Cottenham to remove winter tyres and fit summer tyres to a VW Tiguan.

This morning we have just performed a puncture repair on a Suzuki Jimny in Longstanton.

 

Michelin Cross Climate tyre fitted to a BMW and a Bridgestone tyre fitted to an Audi A1.

The first task of the week was to rescue a lady who works at the Genome Campus at Hinxton as a rear tyre on a BMW 1 series had been damaged so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Michelin Cross Climate tyre size 205/55/R16 to the vehicle. Next it was off to Over to visit an existing customer who required a new Bridgestone tyre size 225/35/R18 fitting to an Audi A1. We also visited Cambridge Research Park near Waterbeach to replace a damaged Dunlop Sport tyre size 245/40/R19 on a Jaguar XF and our new customer was delighted with the service as he was able to continue with his work. Next it was back to Longstanton to fit three new Nexen tyres size 185/60/R15 to a Renault Clio. During this morning we have repaired a puncture on a trade van working at Norman Industrial Park in Over and again our customer was delighted as no work time was lost.
 

Goodyear tyres fitted in Cambridge and an Avon tyre fitted in Cambourne.

We visited a customer living in Cambridge who had spotted a screw embedded near the shoulder of a tyre on a Vauxhall Astra so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Goodyear Efficient Grip tyre size 205/55/R16 to the vehicle. During our vehicle inspection check we discovered that one of the remaining tyres was over eight years old and showing signs of wear so our customer asked us to return the following day to replace old tyre which we did. Next it was off to Cambourne to visit a new customer who required a new Avon ZV7 tyre size 225/45/R17 fitting to a VW Golf. Yesterday we fitted two new Nexen tyres size 215/55/R17 to a Kia Soul in Cambridge and a new Pirelli P7 tyre size 235/45/R17 to a Volvo C70 vehicle in Histon.
 

A full set of Nexen tyres fitted to a Renault Scenic and Continental tyres fitted to a Renault Modus.

We were called by a new customer living in Longstanton who required a complete set of tyres fitting to his Renault Scenic as all four tyres on the vehicle were over eight years old and showing signs of ageing, so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new set of Nexen tyres size 185/65/R15 to the vehicle. Next it was off to visit a regular customer living in Haslingfield who required two new Continental Premium Contact tyres size 185/55/R16 fitting to a Renault Modus. At the start of the week we visited a customer who required a new Maxxis tyre size 235/45/R18 fitting to a Kia Soul and as our customer was aware that we specialize in fitting new caravan tyres, while we were with him we fitted two new Matador tyres size 165/70/R13 to his caravan so he is ready when the spring arrives. A couple of days ago we met a new customer living in Longstanton who required a new tyre fitting to a Mini Cooper and he was so impressed with the Hometyre experience he has called us back tomorrow to fit a couple of new tyres to his second vehicle.
 

Goodyear tyres fitted to a VW Golf in Cambourne and Avon tyres fitted to a Hyundai in Newmarket.

We were recent;y called by a regular customer living in Cambourne who required two new Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres size 225/40/R18 for the rear axle of a VW Golf GTI.

While we were fitting the new tyres, we had a call from a new customer who also lived in Cambourne as a tyre on his Audi TT was completely flat so we informed the customer that we were in the area and that we would drop by to investigate.

On arrival we discovered a small screw embedded in the centre of the tyre so we were able to repair the tyre - much to the delight of our new customer.
Next it was off to the research park near Waterbeach where we fitted two new Nexen tyres size 235/60/R18 to a Volvo XC60 while our customer was at work.
A couple of days ago we fitted a complete set of Nexen tyres size 245/45/R18 to a Jaguar XF for a regular customer working at Bucking Way business park at Swavesey. It' been a thoroughly happy mix of home and work visits all told!

Hometyre. Making tyre repair and replacement as easy as possible.

 

Nexen tyres fitted to a Ford Fiesta in Willingham and Maxxis tyres fitted to a Fiat 500 in Waterbeach.

We started of the week by fitting a couple of new Maxxis tyres size 195/45/R16 to a Fiat 500 and then just a few streets away fitting a couple of new Nexen tyres size 195/50/R16 to a Ford Fiesta.

We then visited a customer living in Caldecote to perform a winter tyre change on a Jaguar XF and then it was off to Cambourne to rescue a customer who had hit a kerb and damaged a tyre on a Vauxhall Combo van. As the collision happened in the evening the vehicle was left overnight in a local car park and we met the driver the following morning and fitted a new tyre to the vehicle.

We had a similar situation this morning in the centre of Cambridge as a tyre on a Audi A5 had been completely shredded due to a collision with a kerb so we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new tyre size 275/30/R20 to the vehicle.

 

Maxxis tyres fitted to a Ford Fiesta and a Mazda RX8 and a Goodyear Wrangler tyre fitted to a Nissan Navara.

The week began with a call from a customer living in Longstanton who had been losing air pressure from a rear tyre on her Ford Fiesta so we arrived at the agreed time and discovered a small screw embedded near the shoulder of the tyre so we fitted a new Maxxis tyre 195/50/R15 to the vehicle.

We had a similar situation with a customer living near Ely who again was losing air pressure from a tyre on a Mazda RX8 and on inspection of the tyre we discovered from the Dot code that the tyre was over eight years old so again we fitted a new Maxxis tyre size 225/45/R18 to the vehicle.

Next it was off to Cottenham to fit a new Goodyear Wrangler tyre size 255/65/R17 to a Nissan Navara.

Yesterday we had a call from a lady who had clipped a kerb outside her house in Cambridge and unfortunately a tyre on her Vauxhall Corsa had a cut in the sidewall so we arrived later in the day and fitted a new Hankook tyre size 195/55/R16 to the vehicle much to the delight of our customer.

 

A busy start to the new year as we fitted new Michelin Pilot Sport tyres to a BMW 3 series and a Goodyear Eagle tyre to a Ford Kuga.

We had a call from a new customer who required a couple of new Michelin Pilot Sport tyres size 255/35/R18 fitting to the rear axle of a BMW 3 series. We arrived at our customers place of work at the agreed time and fitted both new tyres much to the delight of our customer as he was able to continue with his work.

We then visited another new customer living in Saffron Walden who had damaged a tyre on a Ford Kuga and again we arrived at the agreed time and fitted a new Goodyear Eagle tyre size 235/50/R18 to the vehicle.

Whilst we were fitting tyres in Newmarket we had a call from one of the racing stables as a horsebox had a damaged valve and the unit was required the following day to transport a racing horse to a race meeting so we dropped by and fitted a new valve.

Next it was back to Longstanton to fit two new Nexen Nfera tyres size 225/50/R17 to a Ford Galaxy.

 

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