Tyre fitting - what is being done?
When fitting the tyres, the old tyres are first removed from the rims. Then the new tyres are mounted. Finally, the mounted tyres are precisely balanced. On request, you can have the used tyres disposed of free of charge by us.
Since the fitting of tyres on the more sensitive alloy wheels is more complex, it is very important that you get the tyres fitted only by well-trained experts with the right equipment.
All our staff at Phillips Tyres know exactly what to do, and we only use the latest, state of the art tools and equipment, so your alloys are in good hands.
Tyre fitting - Oxford - Phillips Tyres
Tyre fitting and wheel change: What are the differences?
The tyre assembly involves removing the old tyres from the rims and putting the new tyres on the rims. Attaching the complete wheels to the vehicle is not part of the tyre assembly.
When changing a wheel, a set of wheels (for example, rims with summer tyres) are unscrewed from the vehicle. Then we simply fit another set of wheels (e.g., rims with winter tyres) to the vehicle.
The actual tyre assembly is carried out in our workshops using a tyre changer. First, the rim is clamped on the machine. Especially with alloy wheels care should be taken to avoid damage. Therefore, usually, plastic clamping claws are used. After the beads of the tyre to be mounted have been treated with lubricant, the tyre beads are carefully pulled onto the rim. Here, the inside and outside as well as the direction of rotation of the tyre must be observed. If the tyre sits on the rim, it can be filled with air. Then the tyre can be balanced and mounted on the vehicle.
When changing the wheel, the vehicle is driven onto the ramp, and all wheel bolts are loosened all around. This is best done with a cross or torque wrench or an impact wrench. The wheel bolts are put to the side, so they are at hand when mounting the new wheels. If there is rust on the wheel hub, it is recommended to remove it with sandpaper. Then the wheels can be put on the wheel hub. A centring ring or bolt can help put the wheel on the wheel hub so that it fits quickly. After the wheel bolts have been attached, they are tightened crosswise through a cross or torque wrench. Alternatively, an impact wrench can be used for this purpose. After lowering the vehicle from the lift, the air pressure in the tyres is checked, and the vehicle is ready. After about 50 miles of driving the wheel, bolts should be tightened again.
Please have a look at our website. There you will find all the different tyre brands and sizes we have to offer. We are confident, you will find the perfect tyres for your vehicle, and we will be happy to fit them for you as well if you wish.