A decision to use Bosch Car Service for tire fitting will give you a lot of extra value. To begin with, you can trust us to tell you if your tires still have some life in them. But if you do need a replacement, we will provide personalised and responsible advice on your choice of product. Although we recognise that different customers require a different balance of quality and price, we will never fit an inferior tire. To do so would be a false economy, since tires of a lower standard wear out more quickly – and you may even be gambling with your safety.
We also adhere to best practice in the positioning of tires. It is important to ensure that you have four identical tires on a vehicle, or at least an identical pair on each axle. During the fitting, we may recommend putting your best tires on the front axle as this is where traction is most important and where most wear occurs.
The real skill in tire fitting is seen in the wheel balancing and alignment processes. As you would expect, Bosch Car Service tire changers bring a high level of training and care to both activities. Balancing involves attaching weights to the rim of a wheel. It is intended to ensure that the wheel has an even distribution of weight around its circumference. If you drive with poorly balanced wheels, you will experience a vibrating sensation and the tires will be harmed. Wheel alignment may also be recommended as part of a tire fitting, for example if the old tires had a characteristic wear pattern. You should also ask about it if your steering does not behave normally. When your wheels are aligned with care, you will almost certainly see an improvement in fuel economy as well.