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    • rooo
    • By rooo 9th Nov 06, 10:57 AM
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    rooo
    • #2
    • 9th Nov 06, 10:57 AM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 10:57 AM
    You have to buy 4 tyres though.

    How many cars need 4 new tyres at the same time?!

    Last time I asked Costco, their Michelin tyres were more expensive than BlackCircles and eTyres and MyTyres.co.uk!
    So shop around first!
    Last edited by rooo; 09-11-2006 at 11:00 AM.
  • michaelbailey
    • #3
    • 9th Nov 06, 11:46 AM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 11:46 AM
    You have to buy 4 tyres though.

    How many cars need 4 new tyres at the same time?!

    Last time I asked Costco, their Michelin tyres were more expensive than BlackCircles and eTyres and MyTyres.co.uk!
    So shop around first!
    by rooo
    Mine did unfortunately. I spoke to a lady at Costco before I posted but unfortunately she didn't mention the 4 tyre rule. The Michelin Pilot Sports 2 I had fitted were £40 per tyre cheaper than eTyres so, as you say, shop around first.
  • owey
    • #4
    • 9th Nov 06, 2:18 PM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 2:18 PM
    Even if you don't need the tyres yet, they will let you buy them and when you need them fitted take them back with your receipt and get them fitted, and as you have already paid they won't charge you anymore money.
    • rooo
    • By rooo 9th Nov 06, 2:21 PM
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    • #5
    • 9th Nov 06, 2:21 PM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 2:21 PM
    I've just rang Costco and they seem to be a bit cheaper now than when I asked a month ago - they were quoting me £125 each, but they are now £105 each so it is worth asking them again. They are now £13 cheaper than eTyres.

    Its been years since I've had Michelins, are they still good for mileage?
  • webuserisme
    • #6
    • 9th Nov 06, 2:47 PM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 2:47 PM
    I was always under the impression that michelin tyres were designed for handling so therefore made from 'softer' compound consequently didn't last as long as most other makes? Or maybe I just dreamt all that! Years since I have been able to justify the purchase of such exotic tyres!! :
    • Geoggy
    • By Geoggy 9th Nov 06, 3:23 PM
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    • #7
    • 9th Nov 06, 3:23 PM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 3:23 PM
    this offer is only if you buy 4 tyres.
  • Howdie
    • #8
    • 9th Nov 06, 3:41 PM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 3:41 PM
    Thanks for this, I had mine from the last promotion a couple of years ago from Costco-- 20% off and £100 cashback from Michelin--. 27000 miles and still a few thousand left on the treads of my tyres (I changed mine from the back to the front so that they wear out more evenly). I think I get these so I'll have them to put on in a couple of months time.
    • shopndrop
    • By shopndrop 9th Nov 06, 4:57 PM
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    • #9
    • 9th Nov 06, 4:57 PM
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    • 9th Nov 06, 4:57 PM
    I was always under the impression that michelin tyres were designed for handling so therefore made from 'softer' compound consequently didn't last as long as most other makes? Or maybe I just dreamt all that! Years since I have been able to justify the purchase of such exotic tyres!! :
    by webuserisme
    Had Michelin on my car, done 32,000 miles and just about in need of 2 new tyres. Have had then swopped around for more even wear but will need other 2 replacing in a couple of months.
  • ravenfield
    was at costco last week and was told the deal is only for taxi. Not sure if they told me the wrong thing but be sure to confirm this before going there and got yourself embarassed. I had to get new tyres and was dissapointed to hear it's for taxi ONLY.
  • itscheapandiwantit
    Unfortunately Costco staff can tell lies.

    I used to buy tyres from costco but when i changed to a diesel Focus i tried to buy tyres and they refused to sell them to me, saying i needed more expensive V speed rated tyres or my insurance would be invalid :rolleyes:

    This is simply not true, the tyres i wanted to buy were H speed rated (130 mph) and they say i need V rated (149 mph)

    A diesel Focus is limited to 115 mph

    Obviously trying to get me to spend more money - so i now go elsewhere
  • ailuro2
    I work in Michelin's Dundee plant,have done for 20 years, and can highly recommend the quality of the tyres- there are interlocks in every part of the process so nothing gets past that shouldn't, the process is very tightly monitored too.(without saying too much about it- it's still hush-hush )
    Happily, we get free tyres when we need them,I've been driving in them all my driving life and would buy them even if I didn't work there.

    The palm of your hand is the amount of tyre in contact with the road, and I have never understood people who would put cheap tyres on a car they spent thousands on.:confused:
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  • paulie558
    You get what you pay for.
    I do roughly 20000 a year,the set on the Octavia I have at the moment have had 27000 miles on them.
    Still a bit of tread left,but I will investigate this Costco offer.
    I work in Michelin's Dundee plant,have done for 20 years, and can highly recommend the quality of the tyres- there are interlocks in every part of the process so nothing gets past that shouldn't, the process is very tightly monitored too.(without saying too much about it- it's still hush-hush )
    Happily, we get free tyres when we need them,I've been driving in them all my driving life and would buy them even if I didn't work there.

    The palm of your hand is the amount of tyre in contact with the road, and I have never understood people who would put cheap tyres on a car they spent thousands on.:confused:
    by ailuro2
  • talkshop
    (I changed mine from the back to the front so that they wear out more evenly). I think I get these so I'll have them to put on in a couple of months time.
    by Howdie
    The newest tyres should always be fitted to the rear wheels, and not the front!
    http://www.michelin.co.uk/uk/auto/auto_cons_bib_pqr_neuf.jsp

    Tyre life depends on the model of vehicle and how you drive more than what make of tyre you buy.
    I had a car that needed new front tyes every 8,000 miles, but my current car still has plenty of tread after 17,000 miles.
  • Grabbit
    2 things
    Last time my OH wanted a tyre they refused to sell her one and said they would only sell 2 - IE they claimed company policy was to change both on the same axle and not to sell a single tyre. I'll check it out tommorow as I need 1 - so will take it in as the spare.

    secondly, be very careful about the care taken by the fitters. They damaged her car with the wheel brace and the passenger door and front wing needed re-spraying. They refused to accept responsibility but coughed up nevertheless.

    This was at the Watford depot.
  • nwmark
    Tyre life depends on the model of vehicle and how you drive more than what make of tyre you buy.
    by talkshop
    The main factor that effects tyre wear is the 'treadwear index' of the tyre the higher the number the harder the compound, so the longer it will last.

    Of course other factors like, car weight, driving style, roads used, tyre pressure etc all have a bearing aswell but on the same car with the same person driving, driving the same roads a tyre with a high treadwear index will last longer.

    Mark
    Last edited by nwmark; 10-11-2006 at 11:08 AM.
  • biblejohn
    Unfortunately Costco staff can tell lies.

    I used to buy tyres from costco but when i changed to a diesel Focus i tried to buy tyres and they refused to sell them to me, saying i needed more expensive V speed rated tyres or my insurance would be invalid :rolleyes:

    This is simply not true, the tyres i wanted to buy were H speed rated (130 mph) and they say i need V rated (149 mph)

    A diesel Focus is limited to 115 mph

    Obviously trying to get me to spend more money - so i now go elsewhere
    by itscheapandiwantit
    It might be that they only fit tyres which meet manufactorers spec. On my golf diesel, it comes with V rated tyres as standard. But, the car can only do 125mph tops.

    Ive just had 4 new tyres fitted, dunlops, identical to what the car came with when new. I shopped around and the cheapest was mytyres.com. They were less than half the price of kwik-fit. So, i bought 4 online, had them delivered and then got a local garage to fit them for £6 a wheel.
    • phatbear
    • By phatbear 21st Nov 06, 4:59 PM
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    phatbear
    A quick update, after a phone call and visit today I had it confirmed that costco are running this promotion till sunday 26th, not 20th as the o.p stated.

    All the best

    The Bear
    Live each day like its your last because one day you'll be right
  • JonG
    Took advantage of a similar offer from Costco about 18 months ago and was very happy with the service.

    I had to buy 4 Michelins (for the offer), but did'nt actually need them for about 4 months.

    Anyway, in the end I sold my car before I needed to fit them. I took all four (unused Michelins) back to Costco, with my original receipt, and they gave me my money back no problem.

    The price you pay includes full fitting and balancing (at a future date if necessary) and my local Costco (Leeds) uses an excellent balancing machine with full dynamic balancing....well worth it if you have alloys.

    So thanks OP...I will definitely be paying Costco a visit.
  • stamford
    I work in Michelin's Dundee plant,have done for 20 years, and can highly recommend the quality of the tyres- there are interlocks in every part of the process so nothing gets past that shouldn't, the process is very tightly monitored too.(without saying too much about it- it's still hush-hush )
    Happily, we get free tyres when we need them,I've been driving in them all my driving life and would buy them even if I didn't work there.

    The palm of your hand is the amount of tyre in contact with the road, and I have never understood people who would put cheap tyres on a car they spent thousands on.:confused:
    by ailuro2

    Just out of curiousity do Michelin make their cheaper Komoran tyres at your plant ? I've had 6 of these over the last 4 yrs or so at costco - first 4 were made in Poland but last 2 UK manufacture - seem very hard wearing
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