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    • the gardener
    • By the gardener 7th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
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    buying car tyres
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    • 7th Oct 17, 12:59 PM
    buying car tyres 7th Oct 17 at 12:59 PM
    online choices any thoughts ? blackcircles/asda or ???
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    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 7th Oct 17, 1:15 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 1:15 PM
    http://www.oponeo.co.uk/
    http://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/
    Amazon

    Used them all as well as Blackcircles.
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 7th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 7th Oct 17, 6:59 PM
    I found Camskill to be good - fast - reliable - and cheapest fro my size of tyre

    There is no one company that is best for everyone and all brands/sizes.

    Shopping around is a MUST.

    Be aware though that any saving may be lost if you then take the tyres to a local fitter who may charge £10 to £15 to fit and balance them.

    Sometimes the local guy will match an online price and save you all the hassle.

    Edit: that's EACH tyre, by the way.
    Last edited by Iceweasel; 07-10-2017 at 7:48 PM.
    • daveyjp
    • By daveyjp 7th Oct 17, 7:43 PM
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    Price on online, go to local fitter and they always price match.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Oct 17, 8:07 PM
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    My local tyre place always cheaper than the online prices for my tyres.
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    • davemorton
    • By davemorton 8th Oct 17, 1:58 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 1:58 AM
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    Price on online, go to local fitter and they always sometimes price match.
    Originally posted by daveyjp
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    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 8th Oct 17, 5:27 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 5:27 AM
    I have been using Black Circles for the last few years. You pay online and book a time slot at a local fitter. The cost of fitting is included, and they have always been the best price for me. The fitter they use in my area is a small outfit who seem careful and competent, so I am happy to use them.


    I may well be dealing with the fitter directly next time, as they have promised to match BC prices. But BC get a recommendation from me.
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    • loskie
    • By loskie 8th Oct 17, 6:50 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 6:50 AM
    As others say find a decent local independant tyre place. Useful to build a good relationship with them for wee jobs like swapping wheels round to even wear, exhaust fixes, pulling stones out of brakes and punctures.
    Price should be as good as online and service better.
    • Shaka_Zulu
    • By Shaka_Zulu 8th Oct 17, 9:09 AM
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    • 8th Oct 17, 9:09 AM
    Amazon are always worth a look.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 8th Oct 17, 9:45 AM
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    Last time I used Asda, the local fitter said he'd be hard pushed to match the price.

    Judging by the reply's so far, shop around and see (good general MSE advice anyway ).
    • HHarry
    • By HHarry 8th Oct 17, 9:49 AM
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    Had a number of problems with Black Circle orders. A couple of times the tyres haven't arrived at the Fitters for my appointment, and a few times the fitters have been less than competent.

    Last time out the local tyre place was a couple of pounds cheaper than online, so I was happy to cut out the middle man.
    • tacpot12
    • By tacpot12 8th Oct 17, 9:51 AM
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    My local fitter, who I wanted to use couldn't get within £15 of the blackcircles price, but my Dad pointed me towards F1 Autocentres, who were cheaper than blackcircles.
    • Herringbone
    • By Herringbone 8th Oct 17, 3:26 PM
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    My local tyre place is always a bit more expensive than the cheapest online price. I could even book cheaper online for a slot at his garage, but I can't emphasise enough how much his goodwill has been worth to me over the years so I don't mind the few quid extra.

    When you need someone to help in a sudden crisis where time is critical having a local guy who'll pull out the stops helps!
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 8th Oct 17, 3:48 PM
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    I used blackcircle but they used a backstreet fitter who damaged the wheels because they were run flat tyres.
    • takman
    • By takman 8th Oct 17, 4:34 PM
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    I used blackcircle but they used a backstreet fitter who damaged the wheels because they were run flat tyres.
    Originally posted by Tom99
    Surely it would be more correct to state that you chose a backstreet fitter who damaged the wheels. They clearly show who the fitter is before you choose to use them.
    • Richard53
    • By Richard53 9th Oct 17, 12:13 AM
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    Surely it would be more correct to state that you chose a backstreet fitter who damaged the wheels. They clearly show who the fitter is before you choose to use them.
    Originally posted by takman
    Agreed. The order process includes seeing a selection of fitters within 5-10 miles of your postcode, and you get to choose which. However, most people would expect that a big outfit like Black Circles would have some rudimentary quality control over their fitters, even though they are careful not to use words like 'approved' on their website.
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    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 9th Oct 17, 3:08 AM
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    Agreed. The order process includes seeing a selection of fitters within 5-10 miles of your postcode, and you get to choose which. However, most people would expect that a big outfit like Black Circles would have some rudimentary quality control over their fitters, even though they are careful not to use words like 'approved' on their website.
    Originally posted by Richard53
    They were all backstreet fitters to choose from, so I choose the nearest but when I got there they could not fit the tyres, as they were run flats. The tyres were then delivered to another backstreet fitter 10 miles away and when I got there they also could not fit the tyres. This second fitter then drove me round the corner to a third fitter who did fit the tyres and also damage the wheels.

    So I would not recommend Blackcircle.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th Oct 17, 8:53 AM
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    I always look online first then ask my local tyre place if they can match the price. Usually they can, but not always. Sometimes they can't get hold of the tyres but are quite happy just to be paid to fit them.

    They have told me that they appreciate me giving them a chance to quote.
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    • joeblags
    • By joeblags 9th Oct 17, 11:08 AM
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    Local tyre fittings place are pretty amusing at times, I went to a local one and said I can get X tyre for £65 per tyre but I don't mind buying from you at £80 - 85 per tyre fitted. comes back and said it'll be £90 + fittings per tyre. i asked if i buy them online how much is fitting for 2 tyres, his quote was £20 per tyre... told him ill stick with the other local place i use instead.
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 9th Oct 17, 8:59 PM
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    Last time I needed tyres, I looked at the prices on-line. Then I went to the local back-street place that the on-line companies use. I'd been to that place before and had no problems with them.

    I asked them how much a set of tyres were. They were just as cheap. Why bother faffing about ordering stuff on the net when the tyre fitters can order them for you?
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
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