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    • marytee
    • By marytee 20th Oct 19, 5:54 PM
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    Premium tyres - advice please
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    • 20th Oct 19, 5:54 PM
    Premium tyres - advice please 20th Oct 19 at 5:54 PM
    I would value advice from you please. My 4 tyres need changing, front two have a couple of thousand miles left, back two are from new and have started to corrode (72K). I have premium Continental tyres and was going to change like for like (492) is cheapest I can find

    I have noticed that other premium brands are a little cheaper, thoughts appreciated about switching as I am changing all 4 tyres and thanks in advance
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    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 20th Oct 19, 6:14 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 6:14 PM
    I would value advice from you please. My 4 tyres need changing, front two have a couple of thousand miles left, back two are from new and have started to corrode (72K). I have premium Continental tyres and was going to change like for like (492) is cheapest I can find

    I have noticed that other premium brands are a little cheaper, thoughts appreciated about switching as I am changing all 4 tyres and thanks in advance
    Originally posted by marytee

    How does rubber corrode? Is it the steel belting showing through?


    Car make, model, year?
    Continental tyre type and size?
    Which websites have you checked?
    • marytee
    • By marytee 20th Oct 19, 6:19 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 6:19 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 6:19 PM
    How does rubber corrode? Is it the steel belting showing through?


    Car make, model, year?
    Continental tyre type and size?
    Which websites have you checked?
    Originally posted by Inner Zone
    Thanks for your reply

    I don't know how the rubber corrodes, the tyre fitter mentioned it would be wise to change the 4 tyres and the back ones were original
    Qashqai 360 diesel, 2013

    Tyre Continental 215:55 18 premium contact 2

    The cheapest I found was Asda tyres
    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 20th Oct 19, 6:26 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 6:26 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 6:26 PM
    Thanks for your reply

    I don't know how the rubber corrodes, the tyre fitter mentioned it would be wise to change the 4 tyres and the back ones were original
    Qashqai 360 diesel, 2013

    Tyre Continental 215:55 18 premium contact 2

    The cheapest I found was Asda tyres
    Originally posted by marytee

    Speed rating?
    • marytee
    • By marytee 20th Oct 19, 6:31 PM
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    again thanks


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    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 20th Oct 19, 7:16 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 7:16 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 7:16 PM
    You can get the tyres cheaper but by the time they are fitted, the price will be about the same.
    • force ten
    • By force ten 20th Oct 19, 7:45 PM
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    • 20th Oct 19, 7:45 PM
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    your tyres may have started to perish or crack due to the age of the rubber

    In short, even though a tyre over ten years old may seem fine for driving, we still recommend getting new tyres for your car. Drivers cannot rely on visual inspection for rubber cracking, wear to the tread or other signs of deterioration due to age. While tyres may appear perfectly functional, their age is a factor for replacement.
    that is some blurb from Continental

    if you are happy with the tyres that are fitted then stick with the same make and pattern of tyre

    somebody may come along and say X,Y, or Z brand tyres are the best tyres in the world and you could save 40.00 on a set and when you fit them to your car you may hate the way they feel and drive

    l am a great believer in better the devil you know f the contis work for you then stick with them
    • sheslookinhot
    • By sheslookinhot 20th Oct 19, 8:00 PM
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    I wouldn’t disagree with above, but Michelin Pilot Sport 4S get great reviews and you’ll find Kwik Fit have a discount for a purchase of 4.
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    • molerat
    • By molerat 20th Oct 19, 8:40 PM
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    And in future when the fronts wear out put the new ones on the back and wear the old ones out on the front. Means you have to go to the tyre shop a bit more often but stops you throwing out timed out tyres with tread left.
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    • hareng
    • By hareng 20th Oct 19, 9:03 PM
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    The rubber cracks ove time, have had premium tyres start to crack on side walls after 2 years.
    If you actually got 72k from the Conti 2 on the rear stick with them, have had premium 137 each wear out within 5k on rear but 30k would be good.


    Asda were about cheapest when just checked come in close on 492.
    Black Circles dearer 136 each as Halfords. There may be offers on other premium tyres
    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 20th Oct 19, 10:00 PM
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    The rubber cracks ove time, have had premium tyres start to crack on side walls after 2 years.
    Originally posted by hareng

    If that's premium tyres, then I will stick with ordinary ones.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • chrisw
    • By chrisw 20th Oct 19, 10:59 PM
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    All tyres will crack eventually but Continental seem to have a particular reputation for cracking between and around the treads.

    For normal driving you won't notice much difference between premium tyres.
    Last edited by chrisw; 21-10-2019 at 8:39 AM.
    • loskie
    • By loskie 21st Oct 19, 7:14 AM
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    there are some very good mid range tyre brands, Vredestein, Hankook, BF Goodrich, etc etc.
    No point in paying premium prices for a Quashqai.
    Get tyres rotated each service or MOT to even out wear so they do not get too old.
    • AdrianC
    • By AdrianC 21st Oct 19, 8:37 AM
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    https://www.blackcircles.com/order/tyres/search?width=215&profile=55&rim=18&loadratings=99

    Where in the country are you?
    Mich Primacies are cheaper than the Contis - I've always found Contis to wear fairly quickly, too.
    If you're somewhere that gets anything but very mild winters, I think I'd be tempted by the Mich CrossClimates for the same price as the Contis within a few pence.

    If you want to save a few quid (and I don't agree with the "no point in good tyres" comment - there's plenty of point on EVERY car), then the Avons, or Uniroyals if you're in a very wet part of the country.
    • TomokoAdhami
    • By TomokoAdhami 24th Oct 19, 11:22 AM
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    I found this tyre with your specification here and they are selling 4 for 447.28. Yes, it is 215/55R18 and its model is ContiPremiumContact 2. However, there are options are appearing where you can check the tyre which suits your vehicle. We are not sure about your preferred speed and load index then it is better to put all the information here yourself and then, you would able to make price comparisons.
    Last edited by TomokoAdhami; 24-10-2019 at 11:24 AM.
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