I've walked away
From many potential Alfa buys when looking at them for myself, family and friends in the past... Just all simply down to the mismatch of tyre brands, uneven wear, varied speed ratings between the four etc.
It's all well and good buying cheap parts for your car as long as they do the job correctly. But one thing I won't tolerate is laziness and cost cutting in tyre and brake pad/ disc choice. They are after all the only two safety items that keep you in contact with the road and the only items that can make the difference between a near miss or a collision.
It's simple yet so many vehicle owners get it so wrong...
Yet they will happily go out and pay for a valet at £40+ on a regular basis & an aftermarket stereo for £400+.... And still take whatever tyres they have down to the bloody cords. Figure that one out if you can????
It's all well and good recommending "this tyre and that tyre" when they have been fitted. Even the worst quality new tyre is bound to be better than even the best possible quality well worn tyre that they had on previously
What makes a difference in price and quality is how the tyres perform throughout their entire life... Not how good they are new
I just don't get some owners sometimes
I use a matching full set of Michelin's..... Not for the cost, not the noise abatement, not the road holding at silly speeds , not how good they look as a tread pattern and certainly..... Not for how long the tread wear actually is!... That should be the last consideration in an owner's mind BTW.... I simply use them as they retain good all round grip during their legal life... Simple.
They will be changed again at 3mm at the very least. Price is never, ever even a consideration on reflection of my family's safety.
I have attended far to many horrendous collisions resulting in many fatalities when working at VOSA where sensible tyre choice, tyre care and regular inspection had been a priority factor, it could have been so easily avoided.
Just my two penneth
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