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Albert arrived punctually at my place of work and gave me a call. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and carried out a professional job. It was the easiest tyre changing...

Callum (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 03/09/2018

The service was excellent and will use again in future.

J Thondapu (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 30/08/2018

Just a big thank you to Albert for taking the time and care to do a good job, balancing the wheels on my old car.

Charlie Williams (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 29/08/2018


Caravan Tyre Valve Problem

So, back on the subject of tyre valve stems! This picture shows a caravan wheel on which the valve has been fitted with an after-market tyre pressure monitoring sensor (the big lump on the top of the valve stem). This type screws on to the end of the stem. It depresses the valve core to allow the unit to monitor the pressure. I have mentioned before that devices that fit on to the end of a valve stem in this way can - if not sealing correctly - allow air to escape causing a deflation. In the particular case the device caused a different problem. Look at the base of the valve stem and you will see a split. The other valve on the opposite tyre had fared worse and the split had gone through the rubber and alowed the air to escape causing a deflation. What was happening was that the weight of the tpms unit combined with the rotation of the wheel when the caravan was being towed created centrifugal forces that stressed the valve stem causing it to fail. Luckily the flat tyre occurred whilst parked and I spotted this one on the basis of if it happened on one side it will happen on the other. So, there you go - a device meant to alert you to low tyre pressure actually causes the problem it was meant to detect.

 

I ran over a screw today, and suffered a puncture. When I checked my boot for some tools, a spare wheel or a tyre inflation kit - there was nothing to be found. I was completely...

Kevin (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 09/11/2018

I only have praise for Hometyre in the way they provided assistance and support when I contacted them. The initial contact was dealt with in a friendly, efficient and...

Steve Bagley (Mobile Tyre Fitting Winchester) - 14/09/2018

Excellent job by Al, convenient and helpful. Thank you!

Heather Cawley (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 12/09/2018

It's always excellent dealing with Al. He's timely, efficient and polite as well as offering a convenient and good value service. We will always use Al when we need tyres...

Tracy Sacks (Mobile Tyre Fitting Winchester) - 07/09/2018

Great Service. Very professional and quick to attend.

John Young (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 06/09/2018

Albert arrived punctually at my place of work and gave me a call. He was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and carried out a professional job. It was the easiest tyre changing...

Callum (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 03/09/2018

The service was excellent and will use again in future.

J Thondapu (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 30/08/2018

Just a big thank you to Albert for taking the time and care to do a good job, balancing the wheels on my old car.

Charlie Williams (Mobile Tyre Fitting Basingstoke) - 29/08/2018
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