Re: Tyre Recommendations
On my 145, Toyo Proxes 195/55/15s are listed at ~£90 for two on mytyres - which is a good guide for what tyre fitters should be paying to get them at THE VERY MOST because they can order from mytyres as well and there is free delivery. I didn't order from mytyres in the end, because a local tyre fitter would fit the two for £115, so that is £25 for fitting and taking all the hassle out of it for me.
I did find that the sort of places splattered across the yellow pages etc at "the cheapest around" or "we'll match any price" were £160 for the two tyres fitted. I wasn't going to bother getting them to match a price, because if they are obviously trying to rip you off in the first place, it is not the sort of company that I want to have any of my money.
Based on this you should be able to find a fitter that will put 4 Toyo Proxes on your motor for about £260. Any one who is charging you more than this is really taking the biscuit and you should shop around a bit more. I believe there is also an ordering service on mytyres that will contact a local fitter and give you the price of that fitter. They then get the tyres delivered straight to the fitter so no waiting for a delivery for you. Even if they charge £15 per wheel (which they shouldn't - you should be able to get it for £10-12), this may be the best way to go.