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    Where do you get your tyres from?

    I've been searching the interweb for tyres recently. The choices are:
    1. Buy tyres, pay someone to fit them
    2. Go to tyre shop and pay for the full package.

    I see a lot of people these days going for the first option, however looking at fitment charges and disposal charges it doesn't make them that much cheaper.

    So I have EBay, blackcircles, gumtree for tyres.
    Or just go to Citytyres,ATS, independent etc

    Where would you choose bearing in mind I'm currently looking at 1000+ for a decent set of tyres.
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    I swear by 'Southall Tyres' Wayne, never been anywhere else in 30+ years of driving, family run company who's prices you'll find hard to beat....if you pay cash you get the best deals, let me know if you want their number, can't hurt to call them.


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    I've just checked blackcircles and I didn't realise they do fitting at some main dealers.
    Latest price is 540 fitted.


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    I just got some from Blackcircles...they did have an offer on where you got shell points when buying certain brands of tyres. I get my tyres delivered then get them fitted at either one of a couple of local garages...neither of which are dedicated tyre places & don't charge much.

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    Even though I'm in the middle of nowhere in mid wales, I'm fortunate enough to have the area tyre wholesaler just 1/2 a mile across the valley and have a n account with them, I used to buy them wholesale and fit them myself, but my equipment is not good enough for the alloys I now use, so I buy them wholesale and take them to a local fitter for mounting etc. I will be upgrading my equipment shortly and start saving the fitting costs again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoleT-5R View Post
    Even though I'm in the middle of nowhere in mid wales, I'm fortunate enough to have the area tyre wholesaler just 1/2 a mile across the valley and have a n account with them, I used to buy them wholesale and fit them myself, but my equipment is not good enough for the alloys I now use, so I buy them wholesale and take them to a local fitter for mounting etc. I will be upgrading my equipment shortly and start saving the fitting costs again....
    Sounds good, and we could have a tyre fitting meet at your's where we all muck in?

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    Found mytyres.co.uk Vredestein's are 610 fitted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Sounds good, and we could have a tyre fitting meet at your's where we all muck in?
    It used to be my old job about 15yrs ago... It's not that exciting thing to do..!


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    EBay then take them to local tyre fitter ended up being 17 quid a Tyre cheaper fitted, than using the same Tyre place to supply and fit.

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    what size are you after wayne? i may be able to assist as long as you like Pirelli!!!

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    Oponeo, tyre leader, or camskill online. Then just fund a local guy to fit. What size you after?

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    +1 with Chris

    http://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/

    is another. Best to check them all as one isn't always cheaper than another. Price can change one day to the next. All seem to come from Netherlands, Germany, Poland so fresh European stock delivered in a 2-5 days.

    10 cash per tyre to fit and balance at my local place that also has a compressor man enough to pop out RS-R's, the only one in town. Cash works. Don't even bother asking -fit; against company policy.

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    In the past I've used Blackcircles and Mytyres. But last time I ordered from Camskill as they had tge best prices so all I had to organise was fitting. Luckily I was getting the alloys refurbed so got the tyres thrown on at the same time. Otherwise the cost of fitting is always an issue for me, cos lots of people say they can get tyres fitted for free or cheap, but I never get so lucky, and usually find places I approach want like 20 per tyre to fit and balance. Camskill are good for supply only though, have always heard good things about them over the years.
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    I know they're not local to you but I use d & d tyres in doncaster. They are always cheaper than anywhere else local. Good service too.
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    Wayne,
    There are always people wanting old tyres for their garden/kids playground etc. You can get rid for free

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    Camskill for me. But the I just get my brother to fit them for a nominal fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foammanmark View Post
    Sounds good, and we could have a tyre fitting meet at your's where we all muck in?
    not with my present kit, It will kill the paint on your alloys, but if I get my new stuff then there's no reason not too and possibly balanced to...

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