Gordons Tyres Wakefield, West Yorkshire

I don’t know how it happens, why it happens but it always seems to happen to me! In fact, this time I turned into Victor Meldrew and said “I don’t believe it!”. The rear most tyre on the offside of the Kontiki looked rather, well, deflated to say the least. I checked the pressure on all six tyres and none of them were where I like it. Five out of the six were at just 60 psi and the rear most one was just 20 psi! I observed all this after my first journey in the motorhome. However, the tyre at just 20 psi did not appear visually flat, it just felt rather soft. All six tyres were inflated to 80 psi but days later, the rear most felt a little soft.

I searched online for a tyre dealer in the Wakefield and Dewsbury area and the usual names popped up. However, one that I had not heard of, Gordons Tyres Wakefield, also appeared on the search. A glance at their website suggested that Gordons Tyres Wakefield looked easy to access with a large vehicle. I made a quick call and the receptionist confirmed they had plenty of space for a large motorhome, although it probably would not fit inside the building.

I took the motorhome along to Gordons Tyres at Wakefield this morning, booked in and had a wait of about 15 minutes before the ‘van was looked at. The place was quite busy and I noted that some customers, both private and corporate, appeared to be regulars who have had servicing and so on done in the past. Anyway, I took the Kon-tiki round the back and returned to the comfortable waiting area. A short while later, the technician re-appeared and it was “all done”. The cost of the repair was £16 and it seems that two screws were lodged in the tyre. I enquired how this was repaired and the receptionist stated it was “a mushroom-shaped” plug, but then I got lost in the technicality.

The last time I had a tyre issue, I almost passed out at the shock of the cost. Today, I really felt that £16 was a good honest price for a repair to a tyre.

Gordons Tyres Wakefield – location

Gordons Tyres is located just off junction 40 of the M1 motorway. There is ample parking for a motorhome/caravan/RV etc and whilst it is somewhere I hope not to re-visit, I shall keep a note of their number “just in case”. Website details here.

3 Comments

  1. JockandRita May 17, 2013
  2. Peter Gorman May 17, 2013
    • Motorhome Voyager May 17, 2013

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Austria Belgium France Germany Italy Luxembourg Mountain passes Spain Switzerland U.K.
Bad Krozingen spa
Bad Krozingen spa, Germany

Warm weather with unbroken sunshine is our passport to visit the...

Waterfalls Italy
Cascata delle Marmore – the Marmore Waterfalls

The “Cascata delle Marmore” (Marmore waterfalls) are adjacent to our present...

Tax free shopping Switzerland Samnaun
Duty free shopping in Samnaun

Samnaun us a high altitude alpine village in Switzerland. Access to...

Camper stops Campsite Reviews
Southport Pleasureland motorhome parking
Southport Pleasureland motorhome parking

It’s late November and it’s sub zero outdoors. The sun is...

Camping les portes D'Alsace
Camping les portes D’Alsace

In a convenient location close to the A4 Paris-Strasbourg motorway, the...

Bad Krozingen camperstop
Bad Krozingen camperstop

Team Voyager is currently in residence at the Bad Krozingen camperstop....

Alde How to... Toll free routes
The cost of a longer motorhome holiday
Our toll free routes

By popular demand, here is a summary of the toll free...

Pet passport
Pet passport scheme – Sydney’s travels!

In recent weeks, the “Voyager” has received many enquiries about Sydney,...

Route to Lake Garda avoiding tolls
Another route to Lake Garda avoiding tolls!

Ah, here we go again, a route to Lake Garda avoiding tolls!...

Twin door fridge motorhome
Dometic RMD 10 series refrigerator

Our new Kon-tiki 675 features a Dometic RMD 10 series refrigerator....

Electric hot plate in a motorhome?

With the refurbishment of our Scania Irizar coach nearing completion, one...

Thule Omnistep not working

Sincere apologies for the timing of this post! Our Omnistep stopped...

Swiss Lux low wattage kettle
Swiss Lux low wattage kettle

It’s fair to say that most UK campsites offer around ten...

Company Reports Ferry good days out My motorhomes
Detached retina surgery
Detached retina operation!

What, you may ask, does a detached retina operation have to...

2019 Swift Kontiki
Swift Kontiki 675 – review

The Swift Kontiki 675 is a six berth motorhome from UK...

Coach motorhome conversion
Belt and braces maintenance for our coach conversion

You are possibly wondering why things have been so quiet on...