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Tyre removal/replacement rip-off?

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by Beemer2, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Beemer2

    Beemer2 Active Senior Members

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    Tyre removal/replacement cost? (subject edited)

    Removal/Fitting £15
    Alloys £1.50
    Disposal £1.50
    VAT @20%
    Total £21.60 x 4 = £86.40

    This is an Evans Halshaw Ford garage

    I see other garages offering down to £8 for removal fitting but the other charges are the same. ("Is this a rip-off" - deleted)

    My interest is regarding fitting/removing winter tyres so this cost will be twice yearly.
     
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    How can it be a "rip-off"? All the charges are shown upfront, you choose whether to use the service.

    My dealer charges £85 to fit/balance 4 tyres.

    Would you need the Disposal element if you are swapping tyres?

    I would recommend getting a cheap second set of rims. Mounting and demounting tyres is not the best thing to do.
     
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    Beemer2

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    Sorry, I should not have used those words and yes you are correct that buying a set of wheels would only incur one charge per tyre set.

    I wonder why wheel & tyre companies don't offer to supply four wheels already mounted?
     
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    Now I am confused. After spending much time evaluating wheel
    /tyre combinations you present a link that shows complete alloy wheel and premium tyre at a price little more than others (including MyTyres!) offering such price for only the tyre!

    I've had a glass (or two) of wine tonight so I'll pick this up tomorrow!

    thanks.
     
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    Yup! I thought exactly the same when I had just purchased my tyres, could have got new wheels as well for very little extra (and no tyre fitting charges!!)
     
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    Of course the situation with MyTyres wheels+tyres offer, is made worse because their package does not appear to offer my first choice which is Vredestein 245/45/R17 99v XL
     
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    Over £85 to remove and mount 4 tyres!! :shock:

    You want to get down one of the local tyre places, one of the lads will do it for £20 cash topps.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    Most small tyre places now charge £20 to fit your tyre and balance the wheel, sometimes less when there are 4, and why not,,,you have bought the tyres elsewhere
     
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    I complained when Costco put their charge up to £7 a couple of years ago - it was just £3 until then!
     
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    Costco also do a puncture repair for under £10.
     

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