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My three-year-old Mondeo Titanium is coming up for new tyres soon. It currently has factory-fitted Goodyear Excellence tyres, which I have found to be rather noisy. What can you recommend as alternatives?
After a few scary moments on alpine roads I bought a set of winter tyres on steel wheels for my Chrysler Grand Voyager, which I put on in December and take off in March. I invested in a three-tonne trolley...
I was most saddened to read of the death of a policeman, struck down by a HGV on the M1 while helping a lady who had broken down on the hard shoulder. PC Goodlad, of the Wakefield police, was off duty...
I have been delighted with the comfort and wear rate on my 2008 BMW 320D Touring 17 inch runflats. However, following replacement I experienced low-pressure warnings, which, on checking all four tyres,...
I recently went to a local branch of a national tyre chain to have two front tyres replaced and the front alignment checked. After a time the fitter came to me and said they could not do the work as “your...
Thank you for your recent plug for McGard in your Daily Telegraph column. Shortly afterwards my local garage mangled my locking wheel nuts and destroyed the key. McGard (www.mcgard.com) sent me a new key...
Over the last couple of weeks my wife, who has a prestigious German car, has been contacted twice by our local dealer. He advised that because the car was five years old they were obliged by Health & Safety...
For readers considering winter tyres, I purchased a set of 16-inch alloys with Goodyear runflat winter tyres fitted from Listers BMW, Boston, Lincs, and because I had to wait three weeks for delivery from...
I have followed your advice on winter tyres, which have transformed my 7-year-old Volvo V40 in the snow and ice. I thank you, but please could you explain why you advise winter tyres 'on a separate set...
I’m sure you have recommended Event Tyres before. If not, they are great. I needed two new tyres for my Golf and they were the cheapest, the quickest and in my view the best. They came to my work and sorted...
 

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