Locally where I live near Amersham, Bucks, the A/B roads are literally shocking, to the point that I am driving on the wrong side of a side road when quiet to avoid damaging those lovely 19 inch alloys.
Went through a pothole with a crunch yesterday and as I did it, a few choice words were belted out. Not happy and needless to say a flat 5 minutes later ended up with a flat and in a visit to the nearest Kwikfit to be told that Pirelli P Zero Neros will need to be ordered in- the man who looked around my car(2.4jtd Ti)pointed out that the driver's side front needed a look at too(smooth tread in the inside)- Quoted £300 a corner- so £600 for two front tyres!!!! I guess I will have to swallow it. in fairness I shopped about and couldn't find much better. The guy in the tyre place said to me his friend works for Alfa and his advice was- don't skimp on tyres with a car like a 159 given the weight and the size of the car, he feels the P Zeros are one of the best matches for the car.
Have any of you any thoughts on the above to avoid shelling out £600? I guess not....it was just a bit of a shock as I was expecting £400-£450 max. I have taken photos of the unavoidable pothole and will be writing a letter to the council to try to recuperate the funds as my road is desperately in need of repair so hoping they had a few similar complaints!