Tom77 wrote (see)
Cost me £764 for 4 or them, fitted.
Cost me £764 for 4 or them, fitted.
nearly £200 a tyre - for a car??? fuck me - the 4 for my motorhome was £500 fitted and they are much bigger and less common than car tyres!
never replaced them on the EOS.....
of course - and the windscreen needed cleaning...
we sold it a couple of years ago now - it sat on the drive most of the time depreciating and costing me insurance so it had to go.
we've upgraded the motorhome though....
Bookie, as you are doing a lot of miles it is worth spending on tyres, but you don't need to go as expensive as Pirelli, Bridgestone etc
think yourself lucky that you have a choice. There aren't any cheap brands of my tyres
Your tyres are what connect you to the road, so it's worth buying the best ones that your budget allows.
i get alot of people come into my garage and ask for "black and round" costing about £40 each.
then 1-2000 miles later they are noisey and out of shape!! they come back and complain that we supplied shit tyres
trust me on this one, buy DECENT tyres, unless you like the scenery of inside hedges and fields.
top rated tyres at the moment are:
Just noticed that tyres now have EU ratings (wet grip, fuel efficiency, noise), that ought to make things easier.
Of the tyres I could get for my car, Michelin, Good Year, Continental and Khumo all get A for wet grip. Of those the Khumo is easily the cheapest, but they're also the loudest tyre by far.
I've been looking at getting Khumo, but I'm not sure I like the thought of very noisy tyres... Urgh, this is unnecessarily complicated!
Ive got michellin and pirelli. One of the best in my opinion, quiet and strong!
my web: www.stickersshop.co.uk
I have a Mini and that came with Dunlop run-flats from new... until recently (last month) I had always replaced tyres with the Dunlops.. they lasted about 25,000 miles on the front, longer on the back, and cost about £175 to £185 each, depending on where I got them.
The car is high mileage and has now done 165,000 miles (5.5 years old), so I've been through quite a lot of tyres. I have just changed the tyres to Pirelli run-flats of identical size as an exercise to see if they last any better. The Pirelli's were only slightly cheaper than the Dunlops... its too early to say yet whether they will last any longer.
fat buddha wrote (see)
don't ever go with 2nd hand tyres for the reasons given remoulds can be fine but you need to buy from a reputable source frankly, I'd always go new and get a tyre that's suitable for the vehicle's speed rating.
don't ever go with 2nd hand tyres for the reasons given
remoulds can be fine but you need to buy from a reputable source
frankly, I'd always go new and get a tyre that's suitable for the vehicle's speed rating.
Remoulds are to British Standards now, but I guess some dodgey ones do sneak throughI used to use Colway on my Discovery (& 110CSW - 235/85 x 16), I sold the Discovery with 35,000 miles on the Colways (235/70 x 16) & they were a lot less than half wornPlus, last September I changed the front tyres on my Octavia estate, the original Dunlops had covered almost 33,000 miles, & still had about 3 mm leftNot too bad for a heavy front-wheel-drive diesel!As for the Speed-Rating, please make sure that you buy tyres that at least equal the car manufacturers fitments.
Strictly speaking, even allowing for the 70MPH limit in this country, if a car has a top speed of (say?, the 'gentlemans agreement' figure) 155MPH, the tyres must have a higher speed rating than this
If not, it could be seen as a 'get out clause' by an insurance company, as the vehicle's not deemed (in their) eyes to be road-legalEspecially if you do not inform them that you have made a change from the manfacturers specification, by lowering the rating of the tyresSilly, given our speed limits, but that's the way it is.
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