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Tyres Fitting

Are you looking for a professional Tyre Fitting Centre in Horncastle?

Welcome to the Simon Rawdon Tyres.

One or more tyres must be changed? You are about to buy new tyres (please have a look at our extensive tyre range) and would like to have them fitted? To do this, it is best to consult a tyre specialist like us. Special techniques must be carried out by an expert using the right tools.

How is professional tyre fitting done?

Fitting a new tyre on a wheel requires special handgrips and the right tools. The expert who carries out the assembly will pay particular attention to the following points:

  • Compliance with the legal standards concerning the tyre structure or the wear difference between the tyres of the same axle.
  • He/she will consider the recommendations of the vehicle manufacturer: tyre structure, tyre size, speed index, load index, tyre pressure.
  • Assessment of the external and internal condition of the tyre to detect possible irregularities before assembly.
  • Comply with the various assembly steps: disassembly, balancing, to prevent vibrations and premature wear of the new tyre, suspension and steering, pumping up to the recommended tyre pressure, changing the valve to ensure the tightness
  • Adherence to the assembly or the direction of travel of the tyre.
  • Take care of specific characteristics of the tyre (short flank height, run-flat tyres ...).

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The valve plays a decisive role in the tightness of the tyre since in the course of time it will inevitably be damaged. The valve should be changed every time you change the wheel/tyre. If the tyre is equipped with an electronic valve, it does not have to be changed. It is made of metal and therefore more resistant. Its life span is between 5 and ten years. Just make sure that it does not rust, and the battery is always working.

These two rules you must comply with when changing only one tyre:

  • The new tyre must be of the same kind as the one you are replacing: the brand, model, profile, size, speed and load index have to be the same.
  • The wear difference between the new and the existing tyre of an axle must be less than 5 mm. (Otherwise, you would have to swap both tyres on the same axle at the same time).

If you change two tyres:

To ensure compliance, you must ensure that all four tyres have the same tyre structure (radial or diagonal). The law allows the assembly of tyres of different brands and profiles on the front and rear axle of your vehicle. However, we advise you to mount four identical tyres to ensure a better driving behaviour.

We also recommend that new tyres be mounted on the rear axle. It may be more logical for you to fit the new tyres on the front axle as they usually wear out more quickly. However, fitting the new tyres on the rear axle is more advisable for your safety, for the following reasons:

The rear axle is usually harder to control than the front axle.

New tyres on the rear axle ensure a better road situation, especially under severe conditions: tight corners, wet and slippery roads, emergency braking etc.