What To Watch Out For When Fitting On Tyres?

Tyre Fitting

Tyres have to deal with rocky paths, bumpy roads, and potholes. They get a lot of stress because they are the only thing between the car and the road. They need to undergo replacement often to make sure they always roll well. This means that the rubber must be taken off the wheel and replaced.

You should never try to fix tyres on rims (together they make the “wheel”) on your own, unlike when you change a wheel. The best way to change a Tyres Nottingham is to have a professional do it with a special machine. Run-flat and high-performance wide tyres can only undergo alteration by people who work at a garage.

How the experts at the garage fix tyres

To change a tyre, you need a special tool. Professionals usually use something called a “tyre changer” to take off old tyres and fix new ones. It comes with a mounting arm and a bead breaker. Without either of these, changing a tyre is almost impossible.

The process of fitting on a tyre:

Before a new tyre can be set on the rim, the old one must be taken off. When this first step is thru by by hand, and then a machine is cast-off to fix the pieces together.

The worker at the garage first lifts the car up so that the wheel can be taken off the axle. Then you have to let the air out of the tyre. Unscrew the tyre valve to do this.

The next step is to use the mounting machine so that the bead breaker can separate the tyre wall from the rim. The worker at the garage fixes the bead breaker between the tyre and the wheel and pushes down on it. The tyre is then turned once, and the whole process starts over again. This step in taking the tyre apart makes sure that the tyre bead, which is the inner ring of the tyre, is fully pressed over the rim hump. The worker then clamps the rim in the mounting machine, removes the balance weights from the rim, and uses the mounting lever to place the tyre bead over the mounting arm. Now, all you have to do is push a button. The mounting machine (tyre changer) is set, and the tyre is wan off the rim automatically.


The rim hump is a bump on the rim that keeps the tyre from sliding and losing air when turning sharply. The tyre bead keeps the tyre from moving around on the rim. The rim hump makes it easier to hold.

Fitting on tyres

Before the new tyre is set on and after the old one is taken off. Before the garage worker can fix the tyre on the rim and pull it on, they have to make sure that the size and age of the tyre are correct. Then the process of fitting on the tyres can start.


Tyres for cars should never be older than 10 years. The DOT number can be cast-off to find out the exact age. The week and year are on the sidewall of the tyre.

The worker starts by fitting tyre mounting paste or grease on the inside and outside of the tyre beads. This makes it easier to pull on the tyre. The worker then clamps the wheel to the mounting machine and uses the mounting arm to line up the lower edge of the tyre with the top edge of the wheel. The mounting machine is set up to turn, which pulls the tyre onto the rim. The worker in the garage must do this again for the upper tyre flank. This pushes the tyre under the rim hump at the same time to make sure that the tyre will be securely seated later.

Now, the tyre can be full with air until the beads touch the rim and no more air can escape. Lastly, the worker at the garage fills the tyre with air until it has the right amount of pressure and then closes the tyre valve.


When you fix cast-off tyres on your car, the “better” ones with more tread should go at the back. This makes driving safer and more stable. Automobile clubs recommend switching the tyres from one axle to the other every so often to make sure that the front and back tyres wear out at the same rate.

After the tyres are set on, they need to be stable.

After the tyres have been fixing on, it may be necessary to fix small balancing weights on the rim. These weights make up for any possible tyre imbalance, which stops steering wheel vibrations and improves gas mileage and driving comfort. After the tyre is set on, it should be stable to make sure it runs in a smooth circle.

When should you change your tyres?

If your tyres have worn down to or below the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6 millimeters, the old rubber has worn out and you need a new tyre. Now is the time to fix tyres. Is it smarter to change just the tyres or the whole wheel?

No, not always. When you fix on and take off tyres often, it fixes stress on the rubber and the rim. This means that it also affects how long your tyres will last. It’s much better to replace the whole wheel each season.

If your rims are still in good shape but your Michelin Tyres Nottingham are showing signs of wear, you should mount new tyres. If the treads are shabby or there is not in a good condition then you should always get new tyres.

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