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 Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sun 2 May 16:16

Just spend a good half hour trying to get my wheel off with Audi wrench only a foot long.

Currently got Good Year Eagle tyres on - 255/35R19

Looks like a nail, a couple of cm from the tyrewall, so unlikely it can be repaired. It would be one of the rears, as they were in better condition than the fronts, which had an advisory last MOT

I don`t use the car very much these days, so I was checking online and Asda tyres are showing a Kormoran tyre with over 500 good reviews at £87 each. A Good Year performance tyre like I have is over £130, as are similar specs from Hankook, Dunlop, Firestone etc

Question - is it worth playing an extra £45 a tyre when I`m doing very few miles and very limited motorway driving?

thanks for any advice




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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 2 May 16:24

Don't know anything about these but I bought cheap tyres once. Never again. Pulling away from junctions would result in wheel spins and the wet performance was awful. I figured I could live with it but ended up getting rid as the car felt dangerous with them on.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 2 May 16:38

I’d pay the extra RTL, try and steer away from budget tyres.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: dd23  
Date:   Sun 2 May 16:45

Try Black Circle tyres online. Well priced and plenty of choice with lots of info on each tyre.
Personally I’ll always pay more for decent tyres, it’s worth the money.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 2 May 16:49

Can't put a price on safety.
Spend as much as you can... It's worth it.
A quick Google brings up this...
Overall Kormoran Road Performance review

According to the test results Kormoran took last place.

Main conclusions:

The worst wet performance.

Low straight and average lateral aquaplanning resistance.

The worst dry performance.

Good comfort.

Average noise and rolling resistance.
Apparently Cormoran are owned by Michelin but they are very much their low end budget tyres




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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sun 2 May 17:17

Uniroyal rainsport tyres. Made by Continental. Put them on as a mid price alternative to Bridgestone runflats on my and they're miles better.

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Sun 2 May 17:23

Demon Tweeks or Camskill for mail order sava tyres will fit for 20 a corner still cheaper than blackcircles

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 2 May 17:29

Can't speak highly enough about sava tyres... Good guys and decent prices.
They replaced my brake pads last year and I always get my tyres there.


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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sun 2 May 17:50

Raymie I always replace my tyres with the originals it is worth it ... The car was road tested with the originals so it makes sense to stick with them as replacements

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Sun 2 May 18:03

Depending on what you are doing with your car longer term it could impact your trade in value. I had a lotus Evora a while back and they said if I had anything other than the specific tyre that was on it they would take the cost of a new set off of any trade in value. Admittedly a specialist car with a tyre that was designed specifically for it but if you have cheap tyres on and a dealer spots it then I would expect that to impact on value


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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Sun 2 May 18:51

Raymie, that's a pretty serious tyre size so presumably a high performance car? £135 is actually pretty reasonable for decent quality tbh.
I was quite surprised when a main dealer fitted a cheap replacement tyre to my current car I when I was buying it but they wouldnt budge and it's on the rear of a front wheel drive car and it's been fine.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 3 May 09:30

Had 2 front Kormoran tyres on my Qashqui, replacing Continentals and really didn't notice the difference.

Supplied by Fairdeal Tyres Crossgates, where I always go.

Costco are worth checking out for prices.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Mon 3 May 09:43

Don't skimp on tyres mate. Pretty beasty dimemsions too; is it a RWD ?

I always used to go for Toyo T1 Proxies or Pirelli P Zeros.

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: DAFC23  
Date:   Mon 3 May 09:49

Always used to go for Goodyear or Michelin but last 3 or 4 times have used Kumho or Avon as decent mid price alternative. Both of which have been decent grip in the wet and handling been great also. Have a look at black circles for your tyre size and look at the reviews
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 3 May 10:40

Falken, Toyo, Avon, Michelin all been fine for me. Road X (believe these may be Arnold Clark only) have been fine on one of my cars for over a year now.

Wish I could remember the name of the brand I had fitted before. I ordered them through Black Circles and it was honestly like driving on ice whenever it was wet. Made the Pitreavie roundabout an experience!
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: MDCCCLXXXV  
Date:   Mon 3 May 10:44

Raymie altho Blackcircles is a great app, use it to find supplier then phone supplier directly.
2 weeks ago I used blackcircles to get tyres for my Daughters car, £140 for 2 original tyres. When she got them fitted the guy fitting them said if we had went direct we would have saved £30

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 3 May 11:18

Thanks for the advice all - some good feedback and tips.
BTW, It`s an Audi A4 quattro I have.



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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: mw_parsman  
Date:   Mon 3 May 13:02

Hey Raymie,


I had to buy last year and have just checked a few of these cheaper internet sites out.

Blackcirlces were the cheapest for michelin primacy 4. The others were same price after vat but fitting on top.

I went to Osbourne Motors to fit. He could not match the price they offer for fitting and was happy for me to just order through them. Good service as well, you get to pick day and time.

Prices for my 235/45/18`s were about 160 per corner fitted including vat. None of the others (camskill etc ) could get near that when taking fitting costs into account.

With yours being 4 wheel drive, they recommend fitting in pairs. See what wear is like on the other wheel(same axel). If it`s less than 3mm I would do both.

Welshy

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 3 May 15:05

Thanks, Welshy. Will be fitting new ones all round. The front pair would probably fail at next MOT.

I see the garages probably make a few extra quid by then getting you to get alignment done ?




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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Mon 3 May 15:40

Another vote for blackcircle from me Raymie I got them delivered to my local garage who deal with black circle and the cost included fitting and balancing

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Mon 3 May 16:14

The guy across from Fairdeal in Crossgates does fitting for Black Circles.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 3 May 17:10

If you are doing all 4 pre book Michelin at ats euromaster and you'll get a 120quid prepaid gift card from Michelin

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: mw_parsman  
Date:   Mon 3 May 19:12

The cost on screen is the full cost, balancing and valves and disposal. Some places might hit you with this as well as they are stricter on this.


Alignment is a totally different thing but for you might be worth doing. Ideally a 4 wheel alignment but there are not many places do that.

I would only do it if you see uneven wear.
When i got my tyres, garages were struggling to source them.

In the end I got 4 for around 140 each. Expensive but for the 40 quid saving over what else was available it was a no brainer.

I`ve had Osbournes do mine twice now. Nice setup, trustworthy and local.

I used to go to D and G religiously but I feel they are now pushing for work. Take an older care and it`s 400 quid mot. Not sure i trust them anymore. That was the one at Baldridge Burn. Others may be different , i think they run them as franchsies.

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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 3 May 20:05

Can only speak for the Pitcorthie D&G but they've never pushed for extra work. In actual fact, at my last MOT they told me to leave a couple of things as I'd mentioned the car wasn't doing a great mileage right now due to working from home. They'll also source whatever tyres you want for a good price.

Also recommend Fife Autocentre. Good guys in there too.
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 Re: Car Tyres advice please
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Mon 3 May 22:37

Never skimp on tyres or alignment if you cann afford not to.

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