Fitting Options

Now I’ve bought my tyres how do I get them fitted to my car?

There are several options open to you,

Mobile Tyre Fitters
Have them fitted where ever you choose at an affordable price, there's no need to even get out of your pyjamas.

Tyreshopmobile.co.uk
0800 622 6084
£15.32 per wheel

Hometyre.co.uk
0800 783 9310
£15.00 per wheel

National companies
To make this simpler for you we have researched the major companies for you...

National Tyres most open 7 days a week. 0800 432 0460 Ranging from £11 to £15 per Tyre

Kwik fit 0800 222 111 £15 per tyre and 4 tyres from £45 depending on size.

Protyre.co.uk for your nearest centre £15.50 per tyre

All including Valve, Wheel balance, Casing disposal and VAT

Local Garages

Ranging from £5 to £10 per tyre but if you have your car serviced at the same time a few of them said they would fit them as part of the service.

These are usually best because they are the friendly local mechanic that knows your car very well as they usually service and look after it when it requires attention. In your local village or town without having to trek across counties finding a suitable fitting centre.

  • You can contact your local garage, a mechanic you trust with the rest of your car, for a fitting time and quote.
  • You can contact a mobile fitter, to get them fitted at your home or workplace.
  • Your main dealer may fit them for you for a good price.
  • You can also have your tyres fitted at a national company; they will require your proof of purchase.

Why wheel balanceimage: wheel balancing

A tyre is an exceptional piece of equipment and is made to an extremely high standard.

The tyre and wheel needs to be match so that you don’t feel any vibrations through the car, this is resolved by wheel balancing. Small pieces of metal are used that clip on to steel wheels or self adhesive weights which stick on to alloy wheels. To balance the wheel and tyre an electronic computerised balancer is used, which spins the wheel and tyre and tells the user how much weight to put on and where to put it.

Even if you don’t feel any vibration it is still worth getting them balanced as minute vibrations can be absorbed through the steering and suspension joints, which can lead to premature failure.

However it may depend on what you use your vehicle for, you might not need to balance the rear wheels, or if you use your vehicle mainly off road then you would not need to balance any of them as they would be out of balance by the time you have finished, or if you have a work van that is used on construction sites most of the time.

Rubber Valves

The rubber valves lets you put air into the otherwise fully sealed tyre and wheel. This rubber valve can perish and break causing a sudden deflation of air from your tyres. Inside the valve you have an inner valve core which when depressed allows the air to pass; this valve core has a small rubber 'O' ring which also can perish and be a cause for air loss. To prevent this ensure that you have your valve dust cap fitted with a rubber 'O' ring in the top to create a seal. When having new tyres fitted it is best for a new valve to be fitted, as usually the valve has been on the wheel for 1-2 years and maybe more. If for some reason that you have to change your tyre before it has worn out, for instance a puncture which in irreparable or your changing your tyre size, then a new valve might not necessarily be needed.

Always check your valve condition when you do your weekly or monthly tyre pressure check's, this can only be and external check unless you have the right tool, but as long as the valve cap is fitted the inner valve core will not suffer any damage.



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