Discussion in 'Forces Discounts' started by Bravo_Bravo, Mar 24, 2010.
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Need to get some new rubber, and tyres for mine ain't cheap.
If you are anywhere near West London, I know a place that is very good and very cheap. I'm not sure if they do Squaddy discount but they are so cheap it doesn't really matter.
I was quoted Â£230 + VAT for one tyre and fitting by Kwikfit, another place quoted me Â£220 all in.
Goldhawk tyres sorted me out for Â£180 including VAT, fitting and a slightly dodgy cup of tea.
And yes I drive a flash car with massive tyres.
Generally find the independents to be cheap and willing to barter,but without a location can't really offer more than that.
M4 corridor, and up to eg. Oxford
Try Black Circle (don't have the website address handy but try Google).
Westbury Tyre and Exhaust Centre 01373 827200 on the industrial estate outside of town. The owners old man is Ex Army and while he doesn't do a forces discount his service is excellent and his prices are the cheapest around the Wilts area.
www.blackcircles.com are good-I use them for my tyres which aren't particularly cheap and I've always had excellent service from them-they use local garages and work out cheaper getting the tyres from them than going to the garage that Blackcircles use (which is bizarre).
I would recommend etyres but they are very very poor and therefore I'd strongly suggest you don't use them-I had to get my money refunded after they messed me about for a week or so saying they could sort out my tyres when they couldn't. It took 3 phonecalls for them to refund my money. Avoid like the plague-they claim to cover most of the UK when in fact they don't-I've just checked their website and they still claim to cover the area where I live plus 20 miles around it-err, they don't.
If you're a member, Costco does bloody cheap tyres. Mine were quoted as Â£300 in Kwikfit, went for Â£175 in Costco. True, you have to pay a annual membership, which is Â£28, but even if you only buy 3 tyres, you've saved yourself the cost already.
Although I haven't used them for a while, if you are close to Micheldever in Hampshire, there is a large dealer there that offers good prices.
Another suggestion for Black Circle, get a price from the site for your tyres, then when you choose a local garage to fit them, give the garage a call direct and get them to price you direct. If its more than what Black Circle charge (which it normally is), tell them the price you got through Black Circle and see if they don't knock that price down a little bit more. I got an extra 10% off 4 tyres doing that.
For the tyres I wanted (not cheap) I found that kwik fit were actually cheaper than black circles. As an aside, the bloke who ran the kwik fit did me two puncture tyre repairs for free (should have been Â£40) so long as I went back and got my 2 tyres off him.
I bought my last tyres on line, excellent price, and fitting was done at a fitting station of my choice. They clearly paid the fitting staion well enough because my treatment there was first class. You need to plan a few days ahead, but I will certainly be using them again. Just try a bit of googling, you get to choose the make etc and there is often a better choice than you get in the likes of Quick fit, whose doors I will never darken again.
Got a Â£50 voucher from Kwik Fik, due to previous issues and seems like they do very keen prices online.
Are tyres much the same or would eg. Pirelli P7 be The Daddy?
Looking at 205/55/R16 , 91w.
For that size tyre Â£55-60+VAT
Wallingford Tyres & Exhausts
I get mine sorted by Reggie and Nige at the above address - good price and good service.
It's halfway between Oxford and Reading.
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