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All four of my tyres are considerably worn, especially around the outside edge. It's my own fault for not checking them sooner.

 

I was toying with the idea of winter tyres, but I'm put off by the price and temperatures not being low enough, for long enough to warrant them.

 

They're to go on an MPV: I want something fuel efficient and long lasting; not fussed about ultimate grip at high speeds.

 

215/50/R17

 

Using the EU codes as a guide, I've been drawn towards the Kumho Ku39, the Nexen N8000 and at the very far end of the price scale, the Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance.

 

Any recommendations, discount codes, etc?

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I wouldn't bother with Nexen, I have them on the Galaxy and they don't even cope with a bit of frost very well, given the tread pattern is basically a slick with a couple of grooves all the way around, and some token lines to make it 'look' like they have a tread pattern, it's hardly surprising.

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This is a minefield. I narrow it down to a tyre I like and then can't find it in the size I need. Example the Falken Euroall Season AS200 gets good write-ups but can only be found in 215/60 R17. Then the search continues, only for the result to be repeated.

 

The internet can be more trouble than it's worth. In the good ol' days you'd just go the local tyre fitter, choose a tyre at a price, drive off and be happy.

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I've spent hours checking prices and it's getting ridiculous. Prices do vary, but some include fitting, some don't. Using the tyre finders by entering my reg number also throws up varying results. Some say I need a 91V, some a 95, some XL, some not.

 

My car has 95W XL on it and that's what the sticker on the sill of the driver's door states, but most of the websites say I need a 91V! :wacko:

 

At the moment Asda are out front for 215/50/R17 95W XL. You order via their website, but book into a local garage and pay there too. They're about £100 cheaper on a full set of Goodyears.

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Aren't ASDA just black circles? or is that Tesco?

 

I think Tesco = Blackcircle.

 

Asda are Tyre Savings Ltd.

 

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The ASDA Tyres web site is operated by Tyre Savings Limited (company number 07517772) of 3rd Floor, 14 Hanover Street, London, W1S 1YH ("Tyre Savings"). Although ASDA Stores Limited ("ASDA") has authorised its trade mark to be used in conjunction with the ASDA Tyres web site, Tyre Savings is solely responsible for all sales made through ASDA Tyres and ASDA therefore has no rights or obligations under the terms of any contract of sale created through ASDA tyres

 

Camskill don't do the tyre I want in the size I need. :(

 

Tyre-Shopper are over £75 more expensive than Asda.

 

I appreciate all the suggestions. I'm not being ungrateful when I come back and post the results. Some of the sites I've not heard of before and when I finally decide where to buy I'll be happy that I've given it my all to find the best price. +++

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Event don't do the Efficient Grip Performance. :(

 

After a long chat with National Tyres via their online chat feature; then a few phone calls to my local depot; being told there are none of the tyre I want in the country until after Christmas - they've just called me back to say Goodyear have 4 tyres somewhere in their warehouse. They're in the system, but they need to find them in the warehouse. Fingers crossed I'll have them for Wednesday. I'd have liked them sooner, but as per usual, I've set my mind on a product that cannot be bought without jumping through several, fire-filled, hoops.

 

If I add up the time it's taken me to find the best price and place a £ value on it, I've probably not saved anything. Oh well, it was a day off. What else was I going to do? Re-grout the bathroom?

 

PS Why do so many of the smilies not work in the new forum?

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I used to use Black Circles all the time then get them fitted at the local ProTyres, the guy said to me the next time I came in to call them first and they'd do a better deal than Black Circles, sure enough, got a quote from black circles for new tyres back in August (something like 430) called ProTyres and they said fine, call it a round number, we'll do them for 400. Nice.

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