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BANGKOK 23 April 2019 19:06
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Buying tires/tyres online.

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Anyone here on TV have input on buying tires online?  Substantial savings?  Minimal savings? Mounting costs?  Pros/Cons?

Thanks in advance.

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The Pros

 

If you go to somewhere like Goodyear Auto Shop and buy four you will ...

 

1 ... know the build date of the tyres offered and can reject if not happy

2 ... get free alignment camber/toe/castor 

3 ... have the tyres rotated and re-balance every 6 months

4 ... Be able to have your tyre pressures checked and re-inflated if needed whenever you want

 

All for the life of the tyres 

 

I don't have any experience of the Cons other that it 'appears' at first sight to be the cheapest option ...

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Silly idea IMO shop around your area and get it sorted no problems.

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23 hours ago, JAS21 said:

The Pros

 

If you go to somewhere like Goodyear Auto Shop and buy four you will ...

 

1 ... know the build date of the tyres offered and can reject if not happy

2 ... get free alignment camber/toe/castor 

3 ... have the tyres rotated and re-balance every 6 months

4 ... Be able to have your tyre pressures checked and re-inflated if needed whenever you want

 

All for the life of the tyres 

 

I don't have any experience of the Cons other that it 'appears' at first sight to be the cheapest option ...

 

Build date, what a funny thing in my opinion, I never care and find stupid that it would make any difference.

Tyres rotated ? isn't it a thing of the past ?! I never cared to do this also, and no problem in any of my German cars.

 

 

 

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18 hours ago, myshem said:

 

Build date, what a funny thing in my opinion, I never care and find stupid that it would make any difference.

Tyres rotated ? isn't it a thing of the past ?! I never cared to do this also, and no problem in any of my German cars.

 

 

 

Oh well.....🤔

 

Your German cars had German tyres then...🙄

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On 2/1/2019 at 6:34 PM, myshem said:

 

Build date, what a funny thing in my opinion, I never care and find stupid that it would make any difference.

Tyres rotated ? isn't it a thing of the past ?! I never cared to do this also, and no problem in any of my German cars.

 

 

 

Do you actually understand build date? You would be happy to buy tyres that are  nine months to a year old. I wanted some tyres for my Everest last December ...  After phoning around no one had OEM tyres later than week nine  ...ie 09/18 ...so I bought an alternative ...

 

Actually you probably have a valid point about rotation .. that is if you don't do a high mileage. After three years use the rubber gets quite hard and ....                 I bin mine after three years ...  

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Of course ones thoughts on tyre stuff is up to the individual regarding their own safety but I would like to point out some stuff regarding a tyres life span that I have read/heard.

Michelin guarantee their road tyres for up to 9 years, 3 years on the shelf and 6 years on the ride.

I scanned through Toyota's 620 page PDF file on the Revo, at the tyre section it said if the original tyres are still good at 6 years old get your dealer or tyre professional to inspect them, they didn't say dump them.

I watched a vid from a series where a guy has a warehouse full of vintage and super cars, in one vid he invited a guy whose business was to source, supply and fit tyres for vintage and super cars, the last thing he said was most of the rides I deal with are not used much and but advise them to replace the tyres at 10 years old even if they are still in good condition..  

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On ‎2‎/‎2‎/‎2019 at 1:31 PM, transam said:

Oh well.....🤔

 

Your German cars had German tyres then...🙄

No, they had caterpillar tracks.

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2 hours ago, ballpoint said:

No, they had caterpillar tracks.

Hmm, wonder what mileage they got out of them....🤔

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2 hours ago, transam said:

Hmm, wonder what mileage they got out of them....🤔

100,000 in a good year.

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10 minutes ago, ballpoint said:

100,000 in a good year.

good year runflats.

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Last month, I got a good deal on bridgestone tires from a store near my place. I prefer buying from local shops so that I can contact them immediately if there's any problem.

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Does anyone know of a good Tyre Shop in Pattaya that are happy to fit "Online Purchased" Tyres, obviously for a Fee, Decent shop with all balancing tracking facilities . . 

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On 2/6/2019 at 8:27 AM, transam said:

Of course ones thoughts on tyre stuff is up to the individual regarding their own safety but I would like to point out some stuff regarding a tyres life span that I have read/heard.

I have read quite a bit over the years about the life span of tyres, most seem to recommend about six years, if you are going to the shops once a week and drive sedately you can probably quite safely add a couple of years to this, if you are racing up and down highways at 200 km probably best to subtract a few years.

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Maxxis SPRO Brand New Made 7th Week this Year, Decent Tread Pattern and a good overall Tyre Rating and a very good price

Now to get them fitted and see what they are like

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