WHEELS & TYRES

Wheel stud woe

For some unknown reason, Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic has been experiencing wheel stud problems more often than I thought we should be.   Over the last year we have had three incidents of wheel stud/thread issues and the customers all had...

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These tyres were all legal but…

I always ensure my vehicles have good tyres as they help me to stay on the road and allow me to stop quickly.   At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have adopted the EU tread limit of 3mm as our advisory limit, which makes me wonder why the EU...

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Driven to destruction

I despair when vehicles arrive at the garage with tyres looking like this. This was on a people carrier which is the family’s only form of transport. As you can see, the tyre is in “a poor state” to put it mildly. Why did the car come...

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Tyred out

This is not an MoT failure point, but it is in my opinion a dangerous condition as the tyres are clearly old, used and breaking up. While I understand that motorists have small budgets, this is just an accident or breakdown waiting to happen...

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Wheel nuts

Wheel nuts in the wrong way around! Click images to enlarge A customer had the unfortunate experience of a puncture. Not a real problem as he had a spare. However after putting the spare on, the car had a tendency to wander so he brought the...

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