AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater Manchester
Your tyre purchasing style
A bit hacked off yesterday. MrsJim picked up a bad puncture and couldn't change the wheel so limped "carefully" to the tyre shop about 3 miles at "less than 10mph - honest" the tyre was shredded and looked like a melted welly.
Having put a complete new set of Uniroyals on her essentially banger status 147 less than 1000 miles ago/about 10 weeks ago (replacing shonky Landsail that were on it when we bought the car) it's the waste that hacked me more than anything. She'd struggle to change a wheel and doesn't have breakdown cover as she rarely takes it more than 10 miles from home. But I digress. She got another Uniroyal at just under £70 fitted. Mid range but a decent brand. I was originally prepared to pay a bit more but gave in to the saving in this case.
I wondered what the profile of choices would be on AO in broad terms - OE exact replacements; top performance; favourite brand; cheap and cheerful ditch-hookers or even used?
Post and vote and let's see.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Jan 2019 New Giulia Veloce Misano Blue
2008-15 New 159Ti experience: overwhelmingly positive. Reliable and fun over nearly 100k.
2015-18 147 1.6TS runaround
6/9/12 - 15 New Mito 135MA Distinctive - 100% reliable 37k
Last edited by 73GTVJim; 04-07-17 at 08:34.