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  Reply # 1207772 3-Jan-2015 18:27
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Hi,
My experience is limited to buying Michellin XM2 tyres, but I found a crowd called Discount Tyres on the Great North Road in Grey Lynn to be cheaper than most and very competitive compared with the great price I was getting them for elsewhere in central North Island. $378 for two tyres fitted and balanced 205/15/65 on the 1st of September 2014. Great service too!

I looked them up and they have 5 branches in Auckland.
Put them on whichever axle you like.

Discount Tyres

 

352 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

 

Telephone 09 360 7070

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  Reply # 1207774 3-Jan-2015 18:30
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You have to be joking right? The AA gets its info from the tyre industry and they're wrong based on word from some tyre fitters?

ACC law would stop a law suite like the quoted one but the circumstances are valid. The rear wheels having less weight and tread will be the first to aquaplane on a curve. The rest is luck.

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  Reply # 1207777 3-Jan-2015 18:49
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timmmay: There was a huge thread on this, let's not get into front/rear rotate/not again, unless y'all like to argue.

Priceme was useless, only came up with one possible tyre at $200 each, but thanks for the link. Good to know about Tony's Firestone too.

Guess I'll call around and see what people say.


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  Reply # 1207788 3-Jan-2015 19:29
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wally22: Hi,
My experience is limited to buying Michellin XM2 tyres, but I found a crowd called Discount Tyres on the Great North Road in Grey Lynn to be cheaper than most and very competitive compared with the great price I was getting them for elsewhere in central North Island. $378 for two tyres fitted and balanced 205/15/65 on the 1st of September 2014. Great service too!

I looked them up and they have 5 branches in Auckland.
Put them on whichever axle you like.

Discount Tyres
352 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 Telephone 09 360 7070


Interesting, thanks. I found them online too.

nakedmolerat: For Tony to beat the price, they need a written quote


I've used Tony's for 15 years, but if they're a PITA I'll stop and use the discount tyres crowd.




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  Reply # 1207820 3-Jan-2015 20:51
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I got 4 tyres from Jade Auto CHCH before xmas.
They had a promotion and offered the 4th one at 10%,   all in all they cost me $370.00 fitted and balanced.
I think they were supercat from Firestone,   and the promotion was from Firestone.
Cant check as I am abroad.

Tyres  were 175/65R14  for a Honda Sedan Aria 

Try the SELECT shops and see if the offer is still on.




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  Reply # 1207829 3-Jan-2015 21:23
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That's a pretty good deal. No idea what a SELECT shop is though.




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  Reply # 1207832 3-Jan-2015 21:44
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I put supercats on the car last time. Never again. Hopeless tires.




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  Reply # 1207860 3-Jan-2015 22:07
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Google Bridgestone select they had Bridgestone signage but now called select


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  Reply # 1207875 3-Jan-2015 22:53
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richms: I put supercats on the car last time. Never again. Hopeless tires.


We've used the Supercats several times either before or after much more expensive tyres (including carbon neutral varieties :D ). They have been harder and noisier but wear and handling have been OK and they've definitely been better value overall. In recent years we've spent no more than $450 for four Supercats fitted, balanced and aligned versus the same price for two more expensive tyres.

Having said that we've stopped buying them because road noise has been an issue in smaller vehicles.

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  Reply # 1207889 3-Jan-2015 23:52
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I'm finding the back slides out more on acceleration with the Super cats than whatever was on the car before. It was the fronts that needed replacing but I got all 4 done. There was still quite a bit of tread on the old rear ones but one had a slow leak and it was going to cost to fix that anyway.

If road noise is a problem then upgrade the stereo ;) I can't say I have noticed any more or less. It's certainly not as loud as the Getz is at speed. But that thing is terribly noisy.




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  Reply # 1207919 4-Jan-2015 07:44
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I have always used the car makers recommended brand etc. I ensure tyre rotation is done at each service. I have only purchased 3 tyres in the last 25 years and these were due to punctures.




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  Reply # 1207933 4-Jan-2015 08:29
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You haven't worn out any tyres in 25 years? Wow. I presume you don't do much mileage.

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  Reply # 1207937 4-Jan-2015 08:37
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linw: You haven't worn out any tyres in 25 years? Wow. I presume you don't do much mileage.


We would do average kms in our vehicles. We replace the cars just before the warranty expires so every 3 years.
Each of our cars do about 10,000 to 15,000 per annum.




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  Reply # 1207938 4-Jan-2015 08:39
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Ah so you've replaced 8 sets of tyres, the expensive way.




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  Reply # 1207945 4-Jan-2015 08:59
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replaces tyres by replacing the car, you failed to mention that important part

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