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New Tyres... again.

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New Tyres... again.

Off to get two new rear tyres for the car later this morning, that have lasted... just two years. Surely they should do better than 20,000 miles, it certainly feels like they used to at one time.

Ah well, time to bite the bullet rather than risk a whopping £2500 per tyre fine plus those penalty points. Now that would be a real sickner.  

 

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We got new tyres (Michelin Alpin) fitted back in October, and didn't see change out of £750, but for me you can't skimp on these not when your life depends on them.

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Indeed not, and I certainly make sure the front ones at least are always spot on.

£750 for four tyres I take it but crikey, that's a lot of money. My Fiesta gets away with around £50 each. Smiley

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@Minivanman 

I thought I'd seen a similarly titled thread not that long ago, and a quick search confirmed it ... New Tyres, again.

So ... you had a couple of tyres fitted almost a year ago, but on the front wheels on that occasion.

I'm not sure what current thinking is these days, but in the situation you're in I've always been inclined to fit the new tyres to the front of the car, mainly because those front wheels are the ones you rely on for steering, the majority of braking, and also traction of course on a front-wheel drive vehicle.

 

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Good afternoon Minivanman 

Is your car front or rear wheel drive 20K sounds about right for a FWD but if its FWD 20k for non driving wheels if low

The problem is quite a few tyres are made in China I always go for a better tyres A or B rating

I always check on line for the best value at various sites who fit locally see below

https://www.asdatyres.co.uk/?gclid=CO2r8o-xgb0CFanjwgodHg8AHA

https://www.valuetyres.co.uk/

https://www.tyresavings.com/

https://www.tyreplus.co.uk/tyres  This the on line Kwik Fit with very good prices

https://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIsLeJu9aL4QIV1ZTVCh26sgkJEAAYASAAEgIXHfD_BwE&gclsrc... This is the on line National Tyres

 

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@RobPN 

Yep, two new front ones last year! Thumbs_Up

 

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@Anonymous wrote:

We got new tyres (Michelin Alpin) fitted back in October, and didn't see change out of £750, but for me you can't skimp on these not when your life depends on them.


£ 750 ? What size of tyres are fitted on your car ?

@Minivanman 

Tyres don't last long if you are zooming around those welsh country lanes at 90 mph.

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@Anonymous 

That's the best and cheapest way to buy tyres using one of those links.

I think the firm pay these tyre chains so much for fitting the tyres but still cheaper than going direct.

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I have asked the centre where the tyres could be fitted and they could get no where near the online price

Tyre shopper will beat any local price I have done it and it works they are owned by National Tyres

 https://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/special-offers/price-promise

https://www.tyre-shopper.co.uk/special-offers/compare-prices

 

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@Anonymous 

195's for my old Fiesta, so not that painful I suppose - as for zooming around it's more to do with those damn (don't get me started) pot holes! Knuppel

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I know what you mean, some of the potholes around provided the inspiration for Jules Verne's  'Journey to the Center of the Earth'

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Well the local guy tells me they are good for another 1,000 miles so...

ATS by the way, and on checking on-line just now to confirm the price it seems they do a 10% discount for Monday bookings so a tenner or so off for me would be better than a poke in the eye! 

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@gleneagles wrote: £ 750 ? What size of tyres are fitted on your car ?

I had a shock when one of my work colleagues had a tyre wiped out on his Merc (unrepairable puncture) ....£300 for one tyre! Shocked For that money I expect 3 at least. Even so, £1200 for a full set!

 

I found it does pay to spend just a bit more on tyres. Like @Minivanman  I found 20k was about top whack for a cheap tyre. £20 more goes up to nearer 30k and they aren't as noisy on the road either.

 

Do watch out for the 'would you like your tracking checked'.............. .

 

As for potholes. Round these parts, they are more like mine shafts.

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@gleneagles - To answer the question for me they are 225/55 but my Range Rover used to cost me £450 per corner!

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Twenty thousand seems about right then, but whilst they were not the cheapest I had fitted last time they were not the most expensive either - a full set of those would have been worth more than the car! 

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