Tyre Prices?

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  1. Langtoftlad

    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    Went to my local guy to have an extra leisure battery fitted [after my drama on tour recently] & being a total mechanical numpty asked him to check my tyres.
    He doesn't do tyres so can trust his view.

    Anyway yup, all show signs of cracking so need replacing.
    Date code is 1310 so over 6 years old, suggests in itself need replacing.

    Current tyres are 'van' ones - Kleber Transpro [???]

    Anyway - done my "research", and happy to get proper Camper tyres even though they're a little more expensive.

    Best price I've come up with for:
    Continental Vanco Camper 215/70R 15 is Blackcircles at £103.50 to be fitted at Towngate Tyres, Market Deeping which I've used for my car tyres.

    Kwik Fit have the Michelin Agilis Camping also at £103

    So knowing nothing about tyres - being persuaded that proper camping tyres is worth the extra - preference is to go with local tyre fitter business I've used before rather than Kwik Fit

    Question - any reasons not to choose the Continental Vanco?



    Thanks
    Stephen
     
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    No
     
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    Lots of new motor homes come with Michelin Agilis Camping as did my Rapido.
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    So dear ???
    £92.50 each inc delivery
    then I have to add fitting charges which locally range from £9 - £17
    so maximum £2 saving per tyre if I went for the cheapest fitting quote [which I wouldn't because I know that business's reputation :whistle:]
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    No I mean generally the Vanco is the cheaper tyre so the price you've been quoted fitted for Michelin is EXCELLENT
     
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    Must be a sale on o_O
    Blackcircles is £110 for the Agilis Camping Green X
    I don't know if this is a different variant to that offered by Kwik Fit [New Old Stock?]
     
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    If HAVING Tyres delivered from Black Circles to independent fitter BE SURE TO CHECK DATE CODES BEFORE FITTING they could be older than what you want.
     
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    Langtoftlad Funster Life Member

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    I always understood that because of the way tyres should be stored - the time countdown only started once fitted to the vehicle?
     
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    Michelin quote is very good
     
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    I'm replacing all 6 on our van tomorrow at F1 Autocentre just down the road. Six Michelin Agilis Camping 215/75/16 tyres for £752.98. This includes everything. Could have bought them a few quid cheaper elsewhere but this would have involved a 100 mile round trip.
    £125.50 per tyre fitted balanced and old ones disposed of (y)

    PS Have always had Michelin tyres on my vehicles. Have never let me down - pardon the pun
     
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    F1 Autocentres will match any other quote, or so they said when I had one fitted a couple of weeks ago.

    Rod
     
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    Whoever you use check before you go that they have high pressure valves available to fit.
     
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    Got two new campers fitted last week £220 all in and they swapped rear to front as well.
     
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    Just ordered 4 michelin agilis 215/75/16 camping from cosco`s for £441 supplied & fitted at my local thurrock branch...(y)(y).Bit of a touch me thinks.
     
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    Get 'em now before the low Pound makes them more expensive!
     
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