We have two well equipped tyre fitting bays and we offer a full fitting and wheel balancing service.
LOCATIONS: Unit 2, Hardwicke road, Gt Gransden, SG19 3BJ and Unit 10 Wharf Road Industrial Estate, Woodston, Peterborough, PE2 9PS
BUSINESS HRS Gt Gransden: Monday through Friday 07.30 - 17.00 and Saturday by appointment
BUSINESS HRS Woodston, Peterborough: Monday through Friday 08.30 - 18.00 and Saturday 08.30 - 14.00
PHONE Gt Gransden: 01767 677658
PHONE Peterborough: 01733 892902
Fast, easy and convenient, our on-site tyre fitting and balancing services are provided by Macintyres UK ltd
What's included in the full fitting service:
Tyre fitting up to 20" rims
New Valve fitted with every tyre
Disposal of your old tyres
The valve in your wheel is a small but very important part of your vehicle as far as safety and tyre life is concerned. It holds the pressure inside the tyre assembly and is the access point to adjust your tyre pressure. A valve cap in good condition is also essential as it provides a secondary seal and prevents dirt from getting inside.
Valves can be made from rubber which deteriorates with age and use. Valves can become damaged or worn but will inevitably deteriorate through ageing, the force they are subjected to while driving and exposure to the elements. They are relatively inexpensive yet vital to the performance of tyres and your safety. Manufacturers recommend valves are replaced every time your tyres are changed.
Wheels that are not balanced or are out of balance generally produce a vibration that is uncomfortable to drive in and results in premature wearing of suspension and steering components, rotating parts and tyres.
Correctly balanced wheels help to eliminate vibration and avoid premature wear caused by an imbalance in the rotating wheel and tyre assembly.
The first sign that your wheels may be out of balance is when your steering wheel starts to wobble above a certain speed. The light weight of modern cars means that they don't dampen down the vibrations caused by spinning wheels in the way that older, heavier vehicles could.
A driver may not always sense an imbalance at the steering wheel. It could be present with but dampened by the vehicle weight. This is why balancing is equally important for both front and rear wheels.
Wheels are balanced on a wheel balancing machine. The machine rotates the tyre and wheel assembly and automatically calculates the weight and location of the balance counter weight.
As a result of wheel balancing, you should notice a smoother ride and better wear from your tyres, again saving you time and money.