Tyres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
Can anyone (Tyrexpert?) recommend a good place to get new tryes for my GF's Ka? They are 165/65R13 T. She's currently got OEM Kleber Viaxers, and has got 30k out of them and is perfectly happy. Black Circles are quoting £70.60 for a pair fitted by a guy coming to the house. Good deal? Could we be doing any better.

We're in Lichfield, so any local recommendations would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Gord.
TYres for Ford Ka - bell boy
what happened to good old yellow pages? then ?did they go go bust and i missed it? no come to think of it i used mine to find a cheaper windscreen fitter just only today,gosh.
TYres for Ford Ka - jc2
Try www.f1autocentres.co.uk They've got places uo your way.
TYres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
Yellow pages?? Genius, now why didn't I think of that!??

Right, I'm going to get on to it right now. I think I'll find some cheap tyres that I've not heard of, so don't know if they're okay, from a garage I've never used so have no idea if they'll do a decent job. Brilliant!!

On the other hand, if anyone could recommend any competitors to Black Circles that they've had a good experience with, or experiences with small car tyres to be recommended or avoided, that would be great.
TYres for Ford Ka - blue_haddock
I've used mytyres.co.uk - verey happy with price and service received.
TYres for Ford Ka - Dynamic Dave
Several on-line tyre websites mentioned in the following thread.

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?t=40624
TYres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
Thanks DD, it was that thread that made me think of posting.

The experts on here seemed to have quite a few good experiences with BC, but quite a few had good times with local independants. I'm just concerned that while some will be excellent and reputable, some won't be. I've experienced both, and having just moved to the area, have no ideas about who to try.
TYres for Ford Ka - bikemade3
Concur,
aquired Goodyear NCT 5 205/55v16 COST inc fitting was cheaper from my local than i could get from any webbased supplier.
TYres for Ford Ka - bell boy
Well im obviously missing something here even though i have fitted tyres
What difference can a different tyre place make to fitting a round black blowy up thing other than price and overtightening the wheel nuts?
TYres for Ford Ka - R75
Not fitting valves correctly, damaging the side wall of the tyre whilst fitting, making a mess of the alloys (if fitted), not doing wheel nuts up tight enough.........................................Need we go on
TYres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
'accidentally' knocking the tracking out and offering to repair it for only £10, or getting the balancing wrong again, and again, and again. Those have been the two I've had in the last few years. I watched one place jack up a car on the sump, which promptly collapsed.
TYres for Ford Ka - bell boy
Not fitting valves correctly, damaging the side wall of the tyre
whilst fitting, making a mess of the alloys (if fitted),
not doing wheel nuts up tight enough.........................................Need we go on


well you must have found a right sham place then,they dont use kitchen forks to fit tyres anymore, any proper place will have a fully automatic machine that even a child can use.
They would have to be pretty inept to bend a valve and not change it there and then as most only cost 20 pence if bought in bulk
TYres for Ford Ka - Bill Payer
Let's face it, if you can get a decent pair of tyres fitted at your house for £70, then what exactly are you hoping for that would be better than that?
TYres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
Chance to support a decent local garage? Where there's a choice that's not too detrimental to me price wise, I'll always try and support the small, local place.
TYres for Ford Ka - Bill Payer
Are you new to Lichfield?

It's really all down to the guy who does the job anyway - I've had both extremes of service at Kwik-Fit, where I had to take my company car.
I took my own car to a highly recommended specialist some way away and the fitter scraped one of the alloys.
TYres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
Yeah, we moved here last month, so still finding feet when it comes to local facilities. Like it so far though.
TYres for Ford Ka - Dynamic Dave
Thanks DD, it was that thread that made me think of
posting.
The experts on here seemed to have quite a few good
experiences with BC


Out of all the online tyre websites mentioned in that thread, BC were the most expensive when I searched for tyres recently. Mytyres were the cheapest, and they also have a search facility telling you of garages in your area and the prices they charge for fitting, etc.
Tyres for Ford Ka - frazerjp
My Ford Ka is fitted with Continentals which are OE from new, it's also the choice my main dealer recommends too according to the health check sheet.
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Its not what you drive, its how you drive it! :-)
Tyres for Ford Ka - Statistical outlier
I couldn't find a better deal than Black Circles, so they are outside fitting a pair of Kleber Viaxers, same as came OEM on the car, as I type.

They seem like nice guys, immaculate van, and they are happy to fit the new tyres on the rear and swap the rears to the front. So far, I'm happy.
 

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