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Topic # 193539 14-Mar-2016 16:39
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Hello, I haven't replaced my tyres for ages and I believe I need to replace my front tyres soon (3mm left since last W.O.F, which was 6 months ago)

 

Before I go to any shops, I would like to know how much it will roughly cost so I don't get rip off.

 

 

 

Here's the tyre size I found on google:

 

Toyota RAV4 1996, All trims Tire Rim PCD 215/70R16 7Jx16 ET40 5x114.3

 

 

 

Since it's an old car, I'm looking at entry-level tyres.

 

 

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 1513156 14-Mar-2016 16:44
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Around $90-110 each including fitting i would say




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  Reply # 1513166 14-Mar-2016 16:48
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Thanks for the quick answer!

 

Any brand recommendation?


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1513167 14-Mar-2016 16:50
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At the lower price bracket im not sure there is much difference to be honest.IF you have a mag n turbo near you pop in there for a quote 


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  Reply # 1513180 14-Mar-2016 17:29
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http://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/tyres/122/tyresearch?plateNumber=&AltTyre=&PlateSearch=true&width=3777&profile=4647&rim=4815&OrderBy=1

 

Thats an example of prices, and you could probably get better deals else where but its a good place to start


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  Reply # 1513192 14-Mar-2016 17:45
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Jase2985:

 

http://www.hyperdrive.co.nz/product/tyres/122/tyresearch?plateNumber=&AltTyre=&PlateSearch=true&width=3777&profile=4647&rim=4815&OrderBy=1

 

Thats an example of prices, and you could probably get better deals else where but its a good place to start

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the link. An actual website with tyre prices is refreshing, as normally finding that sort of information requires phoning around, which is a major pain.




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  Reply # 1513194 14-Mar-2016 17:48
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True, I couldn't find the pricing on the websites, hence i asked here XD

 

Thanks for the link!


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  Reply # 1513233 14-Mar-2016 19:13
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I have always had competitive prices from Tony's Tyre Service 


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  Reply # 1513282 14-Mar-2016 20:31
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site gives you a ball park, and once you find the bran you want just make a couple of calls to see who will do the best deal


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  Reply # 1513302 14-Mar-2016 21:10
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Athlonite:

I have always had competitive prices from Tony's Tyre Service 



I have found they will beat a competitors price usually. Think they are now owned by one of the big tyre companies.

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  Reply # 1513389 15-Mar-2016 01:03
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Take a look at the sidewall of your current tires. You are looking for a number in this format: 215/70R16 If you find that your google search as been correct.

 

$100 will buy you an entry level tire for a compact car. Suv's have bigger tire sizes, More rubber = more cost, but they turn slower so should last longer on a like for like basis.

 

 

 

js7319:

 

Since it's an old car, I'm looking at entry-level tyres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I would really recommend going one step up from entry level if you can. Good tires make a massive difference to handling and stopping distance of your car, especially noticeable in the wet.

 

When I brought my car (ex rental from second tier company), it had 4x mismatched tires, apparently each the cheapest money could buy from respective low end brands. The car would slide easy in the wet, and you had to be really soft on the accelerator when accelerating uphill in the wet or the car would just spin it's wheels.

 

When I ran out of tred depth I had a new set of GT Radial Champiro 228's on (mid range touring tire). Difference was massive. Car no longer spun it's tires in the wet. Cost about $140 a tire for my corolla, where as a bargen basement tire would have been around $100.

 

 

 

I picked those tires because the came top of consumer nz / choice aust's compact car tire test for wet breaking

 

 

 

Avoid off road tires unless you actually plan to do a lot of off roading. They are often noisy and have worse on road performance.

 

Avoid no name brand tires from china. On a previous car I asked the tire shop to put the cheapest tires they had on. Ended up with BCT's. Some of them devolved out of round properties (bulges in the tread area) that would induce a steering shake over 80kmph.

 

 

 

Get a (four wheel) wheel alignment (different from a wheel balance) when you get a new set of tires. If your wheel alignment is off you will quickly wear out your brand new tires. Typically costs around $150, but you can get it for less than half if you find someone running a coupon/daily deal or a special.


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  Reply # 1513408 15-Mar-2016 06:37
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with 4wd you need to try and have the same sized tyres on all corners, that usually means 4 new ones at a time and keeping them rotated for even wear.

 

Tyres of the same size don't always have the same rolling diameter.

 

 


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  Reply # 1513427 15-Mar-2016 07:32
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js7319:

Hello, I haven't replaced my tyres for ages and I believe I need to replace my front tyres soon (3mm left since last W.O.F, which was 6 months ago)


Before I go to any shops, I would like to know how much it will roughly cost so I don't get rip off.


 


Here's the tyre size I found on google:


Toyota RAV4 1996, All trims Tire Rim PCD 215/70R16 7Jx16 ET40 5x114.3


 


Since it's an old car, I'm looking at entry-level tyres.


 


Thanks!



First thing just because it's an older car does not mean you should go for "entry level" tyres, your vehicle already has a very poor safety score you do not want to make it more a death trap. You should use the Toyota recommended tyre and Toyota will be able to recommend the tyre to use.




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