Tyres and Blackcircles.com

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  1. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    I've heard them mentioned on Fun in the past but how does this work if you buy them mail order including fully fitted at a local tyre centre. Comparing the mail order only and the fully fitted price it appears the fitter gets around £15 per tyre, is this enough to compensate for the lack of profit on a direct sale? I feel a bit uncomfy but should I?
     
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    Do they charge you for disposal of your old tyres ?
     
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    I have bought tyres mail order for the van before. My local ATS has no problem fitting them for me, £12.00 + v.a.t.
     
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    All included in the price.
     
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    Funnily enough I had a dressing down from my local Tyre man today cos of that very fact, I usually buy my tyres online nowadays cos I can get what I want at a reasonable price, he then fits them for me for £15. My problem is that he never has the tyres I want, although he did say he could order them in:confused:
     
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    We've used Black Circles for our last MH tyres and car tyres. We chose the fitted price deal on both occasions.
    It's less hassle and you get more choice, which is useful when you are after something niche like all season tyres.
    The fitting centres offer their services to Black Circles so have no cause to grumble.
     
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    Black circles are good. Have also used Etyres but they are a mobile franchise so you don't know how good the fitter is.
     
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    Just bought a couple of continental camper 225/75/16 ordered from black circle fitted at formula one in the price with in 2days £268.00 good service done in 20 mins,can't asked more
     
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    I get the tyres and fit them myself using a tyre machine. new, off Ebay for £35. It just takes a bit of puffing and blowing on my part to fit them. I got it for quad tryes as the local tyre companies refuses to touch them as they are hard to bead break with the garage machines so they do not want to know Car tyre were always fitted that way up until a few years ago.
     
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    Excellent advice
    How do you balance them?
     
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    Last time I fitted tyres on a motorhome I phoned around and looked on line. Not a lot of difference between Black Tyres and the local fitters I have used for ages, so went with them.
     
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    I've used Blackcircles quotes to negotiate with local fitters, especially where the fitter in question is a Blackcircles agent and might be fitting the tyres anyway if I'd bought them from Blackcircles.
     
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    haven't tried with the van yet but my local Hi Q depot will match Blackcircles' prices for car tyres.
     
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    just checked on formula one site Continental Vanco camper tyres 215/70 r15c £89.94 fitted.
    looked at internet but couldn't beat there price.
     
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    These are on the car, Formula 1 online were cheaper than anyone else including my local Merc showroom who I did call to offer them a chance, they were £80 per tyre more expensive. :eek:. I've gone direct to my local F1 who matched the online price, makes me feel better although as others have said they get the work anyway.
     
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    My local tyre fitters said they will match black circles price . So that is what I do.
     
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    Just a heads up when using mail order tyre suppliers:eek:

    I used an online tyre supplier once. When I went to the fitting depot they noticed I had 'Tyron bands' fitted and refused to change the tyres unless I paid them extra per wheel. I agreed, but had to wait for an hour for the fitters to work out how to take the bands out of the first tyre (they'd never seen them before). The second tyre took 1/2 hour and the third and fourth 20 minutes extra each. After that episode I now prefer to go to my local supplier who knows the score regarding my vehicle's tyres/wheels.
     
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    Having just bought a full set of six, was looking to use Blackcircles. Stopped at the local Kwik Fit after the initial quote(Nearly double the price) I showed the on line quote and the manager there and then matched price. He then booked me in when it was convenient for me and carried out a full break and battery test. So they all want our business. So shop and challenge
     
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    I used BlackCircles for a set of 4 Michelin CrossClimates on my company van at the beginning of the year, fully fitted price was £30 cheaper fitted at a local friends garage than the best price he could do himself, he still got paid from BlackCircles and I got the lowest price I could find anywhere fully fitted just around the corner, the only slight hiccup I had was I had to ring them for a vat receipt which they said I should have been emailed and which I later found it in my junk folder.
     
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