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    Default Tyres - How Much???

    Hi All,

    Not a happy chap as I’ve obtained a puncture. Yeah I know it is just the joys of driving etc etc...

    The thing is I took it to Kwick-Fit (only place still open) to have a repair done which was going to cost £17.50. The guy takes the wheel off for examination and comes back saying "sorry mate it's not repairable". So I replied with how much are you guys for a new one?

    To make long story short I only go for decent tyres as at the end of the day it is the 4 little bits of rubber are what hold you to the road and keep you alive. So I want to be able to rely on them (keep the faith). Anyway I digress - the KFit guy says some cheapo make never even heard of is £86 the cheapest tyre they do (215/55/16 V93) ranging up to £160 for a Continental. I then ask about Michelin’s and he goes (ooooh expensive) plugs away again and comes back with £196 each I thought no way and asked him to put the car back together as i don't get paid till next week. I’ll have to live with putting air in till then.

    The other thing is I also don't like changing only one tyre on an axel if I can help it. So will probably get 2 tyres (only got 2.5mm left anyway and its winter). I still want to get a reasonable price though.

    I was looking at trying to get Michelin Primacy HP tyres as i do a heap of miles and they are supposed to be good for wear and excellent in the wet.

    Any Suggestions??

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    Last edited by brifen; 25th November 2008 at 02:05.
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    fone a company called viking international and ask them for prices

    i allways got my goodyear eagle f1's from them in 16inch and saved £ 40 per tyre !!!

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    http://www.tyretraders.com/SearchTyp...atio=55&Rim=16
    I'd go for the toyo's on that list mate. good tyres and i guess a decent price more importantly a hell of alot cheaper than you've been quoted

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    kwik-fit are robbing bar stewards..(ok in all fairness they great when ya really in the $hit). If you need some quickish just get on the blower to some local independent places..there is always some local bagain tyre place ...normally 1 mile down the road tucked out the way

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    Quote Originally Posted by brifen View Post
    ...the KFit guy says some cheapo make never even heard of is £86 the cheapest tyre they do (215/55/16 V93) ranging up to £160 for a Continental. I then ask about Michelinís and he goes (ooooh expensive) plugs away again and comes back with £196 each....
    How much?!! My Michelin Pilot Sport 2 in 18" don't cost anywhere near that!!! Was the guy wearing a mask at the time?! Try elsewhere m8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brifen View Post
    The thing is I took it to Kwick-Fit (only place still open) to have a repair done which was going to cost £17.50. The guy takes the wheel off for examination and comes back saying "sorry mate it's not repairable". So I replied with how much are you guys for a new one?

    the KFit guy says some cheapo make never even heard of is £86 the cheapest tyre they do (215/55/16 V93) ranging up to £160 for a Continental. I then ask about Michelinís and he goes (ooooh expensive) plugs away again and comes back with £196 each
    How about some tyre insurance?
    http://www.car2cover.co.uk/Tyre-Insurance
    16" tyres costs £129 for 2 years
    17" and above costs £159 for 2 years
    There is a 60 day waiting period once you purchase the policy (fraud prevention)
    You then simply either :
    drive into Kwik Fit, quote your policy number and you can choose any tyre up to £250
    or
    phone for authorisation, purchase any tyre up to £250 and send the receipt for repayment

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    I paid £195 for TWO Bridgestones in 225-45-17.

    The only thing I'd trust Kwik-Fit with is blowing up a football, and I'd still want to do it myself.

    Don't expect Michelin Primacy to nessecarily last long, it doesn't always happen. I run Bridgestone ER300 for long life.

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    can't you find a part worn on e bay? should be able to find a mich, hopefully with the same tread depth for £30 - 40, take it to a friendly/independant garage and pay £10 to have it fitted, will see you though to spring.

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    Try www.camskill.co.uk its where i got my tyres from,nexty day service and highly recommended......

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenboy View Post
    Try www.camskill.co.uk its where i got my tyres from,nexty day service and highly recommended......


    Look at the Falken 912 range if you're on a "budget", good value, great tyre by all accounts.

    If you're looking for mileage, comfort, excellent wet weather performance, try the Uniroyal Rainsport 2 from http://www.justtyres.com/

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