Another 'Tyre' rant....

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  1. Chockswahay

    Chockswahay Read Only Funster

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    I spoke to a tyre dealer yesterday who has been in the trade '40 years man and boy' blah blah blah......

    Well he surprised me! I mentioned that the current received wisdom is that the tyres with the 'best' grip must always be put on the rear (every manufacturer says this)...... his answer was "what do they know, I'm an expert" ....... :eek: His view was to put the old nearly worn out tyres on the back 'coz they only have to hold the handbrake on' :)eek:)

    This does not fill me with confidence at all. He also suggested that Michelin Camping tyres are rubbish and will wear out very quickly if used in the summer :eek:

    I really got the impression that he is stuck in the past and actually knows very little about modern tyres and current thinking regarding their use.

    :mad:
     
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  2. mariner

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    Having been in the Tyre business, I can assure you that your Tyre expert isn't an expert.
    40 years of giving poor advice ? I'm surprised he has got way with it for so long.

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    Perhaps your best course is to say, "Yeah, right" and just walk away.
     
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  4. Chockswahay

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    I did...... :LOL:
     
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    So did you buy the cross ply remoulds of him then ? :LOL:
     
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    Get a new tyre guy.
    Not sure where you are but if in our area I can put you in touch with my tyre guys they are superb.
     
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    Thanks FB but in Aberdeen/Glasgow at the moment :(
     
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    there is always an expert when you need one. but I don't think I will go to yours.
     
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    I think 'your man' has a Fun account .. :whistle:
     
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    Ere..... steady on....... this bloke is certainly not my man.... :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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    Quick story on tyres for my car (two days ago). Found what I wanted on the internet. No, not crossply remoulds:rolleyes:. Chose a fitting station from their website. When I got there I asked what they would charge for the same tyres. The response, 'I couldn't even match what the online company were offering them for let alone charge less'. The suppliers were ASDA & the fitters Halfords.
     
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    Then change your location from "here" to where you actually are so local help can advise !:whistle2::whistle2::whistle2:
     
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    40 years of experience unimpeded by progress!
     
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  14. Chockswahay

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    Done (y) (feeling suitably repremanded :cautious:) :D
     
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    As far as I'm aware advice, on where the new tyres (covers for those in the trade) should be fitted, has always been on the rear axle and they should be fitted in matching pairs.
    None of this is compulsory in the UK, just very good advice.
    Here in Spain, replacements for worn tyres, must be fitted in pairs, on the same axle, and of the same tread pattern, for the purposes of an ITV failure.


    :cooler:
     
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    I have always since having FWD vehicles put new tyres on the front being that the driving/steering and most of the braking is done by the front wheels and run them off on the rears.
     
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    It may be my brother, Tyretles, he has a place in Scotland. (y)
     
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    Which pair of wheel does most of the vehicle braking ? The Front

    On most new vehicles which pair of wheels drives it forwards the Front

    Therefore put the New Tyres on the Front
     
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    Sorry @tinkering , the facts are that regardless of FWD or RWD the need is to avoid loss of control on slippery surfaces. More grip on the front will lead to oversteer...........will lead to loss of control. Don't take my word for it, just Google it and you will see.....
     
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