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Chocy Rocky

Where do you get your tyres from?

I ask because for the first time in 25 years, I need a tyre and don't work in a garage.

So do you used blackcircles or the like? Or is there a better option?
Stuntman

These days I get them from a main dealer, for the convenience, but I go in armed with a ProTyre quote.  

I have used ProTyre a few times in the past for the Cayman in various locations and was generally happy with their service.  If  Porsche can't get near their prices, ProTyre gets the business.

For the M3, my local dealership is generally pretty competitive on price and will go out of their way to source me the specific tyres I want on the car.  I do ask them nicely and give them an idea of what the cost needs to be.
Frank Bullitt

Blackcircles for me - I never get them cheaper anywhere else
Boxer6

Blackcircles for me too.

They do the weird size Subaru saw fit to encumber the Legacy with way cheaper than anyone else; they even beat my local tyre guy who I thought was cheap before I started using them - and he's a registered dealer with them too, so win-win!!  
Blarno

I go to the place that fits our works tyres, leave my wheel or car with them and leave them to it.
Chris M Wanted a V-10

Service above ultimate low price.... local Merityre depot or occasionally, Just Tyres
Clunes

Oponeo, Blackcircles (or Tesco if the associated deals work out), MyTyres, LoveTyres and mobile folk like EventTyres.

All have provided me with excellent service and pricing so I tend to shop around a bit.

If I order online then there there are a few places local to me that charge between 12-20 per corner for fitting including the local independent where I get my servicing.
Andy C

Camskill †.
They've always been a lot †cheaper than mytyres , black circles etc

I've just got 4 conti sport contact 5s for £79 each! † † † (225/40 18)

Edit - jacksons price match anyway (they quoted me 90, sent them camskills price and they Matched it )
gooner

ATS as per Fleethire's contract terms. I can't comment on how competitive their prices are as I don't see them, but they're always advertising offers such 4 for 3 or some such depending on which brand has deals on. They're always busy though so they must be reasonable value.

I can see the appeal of buying online but then you have to find someone to fit them. If you're only saving a tenner a corner then it's probably a lot of hassle if you're just buying one, but if you're doing a set then the savings probably worth the effort.
Clunes

gooner wrote:
ATS as per Fleethire's contract terms. I can't comment on how competitive their prices are as I don't see them, but they're always advertising offers such 4 for 3 or some such depending on which brand has deals on. They're always busy though so they must be reasonable value.

I can see the appeal of buying online but then you have to find someone to fit them. If you're only saving a tenner a corner then it's probably a lot of hassle if you're just buying one, but if you're doing a set then the savings probably worth the effort.


Hating online through most sites allows you to specify the fitter of choice nearby so no more hassle than any other method and often still provide the savings. I've always been able to get better fitted prices. Y shopping online than through local, or chain, suppliers and that includes camskill but I do have fairly uncommon tyre sizes
TreVoR

Local tyre place.
Bryan M

Just got the winters from Asda tyres, great price fully fitted locally
JohnC

I always check the price from Kwik-Fit online which can be remarkably competitive sometimes. Otherwise I use Performance Tyres who are local and always do a good job at a good price but sometimes they can't get near the Kwik-Fit online price.

I'd only use Black Circles if I knew they would use a garage I trust.
Michael

Blackcircles have always worked out cheapest for me. I always buy them through Blackcircles via Quidco which saves a few percent (it was 10% at one point realising a healthy saving on the Alpina rear tyres) and buy them on AMEX netting further cash back.
PG

Blackcircles or MyTyres recently. They have a good local garage as a fitting centre so that works well.
Boxer6

JohnC wrote:
I always check the price from Kwik-Fit online which can be remarkably competitive sometimes. Otherwise I use Performance Tyres who are local and always do a good job at a good price but sometimes they can't get near the Kwik-Fit online price.

I'd only use Black Circles if I knew they would use a garage I trust.


That's the nice thing about them - you can choose the dealer/garage to suit where you are at any given time.

The last time I had to buy a tyre was when the car was in Grieve's having various things done to it and they found a screw in the shoulder. Blackcircles listed them as a registered dealer AND the tyre itself was c.£100 cheaper than Grieve's had quoted!!



DetmoldDick

The place my son-in-law works. Probably not much help to you though.

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