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Topic # 128593 15-Aug-2013 19:40
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Hi guys, WOF has told me that I need to change my front two tyres with a diameter of between 13" - 16".

I was wondering if you guys know or recommend a tyre shop with the best quality and value around the Auckland, North Shore or West Auckland please?

Thanks in advance!




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  Reply # 879144 15-Aug-2013 21:10
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I assume Warkworth is too far North?



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  Reply # 879154 15-Aug-2013 21:32
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I go to Firestone St Lukes normally, probably not the cheapest but last time I went elsewhere and went cheap the tyres just didn't last very well. You get what you pay for sometimes.

Frank Allen Tryes Mt Roskill is good too apparently, taken over by Beaurepaires now.

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  Reply # 879188 15-Aug-2013 23:23
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sonyxperiageek: haha, yes.


Ha thought so!

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  Reply # 879192 15-Aug-2013 23:30
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FIRESTONE in Massey are great. Recently put 4 new tires on the car. Very friendly with good advice.

FYI: I recommend putting nitrogen in your tires. Makes a big difference in fuel, tire wear and tear as well as handeling.





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  Reply # 879224 16-Aug-2013 07:18
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Tony's are good everywhere I've been to them.

I seem to remember Consumer debunking the nitrogen theory. So long as you keep your tyres topped up by checking them every 1-3 months it makes no difference what gas is in your tyres.




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  Reply # 879226 16-Aug-2013 07:40
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Tony's on Hillside Road in Wairau, or J P Tyres on Porana Rd, Glenfield.

timmmay:I seem to remember Consumer debunking the nitrogen theory. So long as you keep your tyres topped up by checking them every 1-3 months it makes no difference what gas is in your tyres.


Yeah, for the average road user there's no statistically significant benefit. The nitrogen maintains pressure slightly longer, so you can get away with being lazy on checking the tyres for a bit longer before their performance degrades, but in extra heavy vehicles (road trains, aircraft etc) and high-speed environments (like F1 racing) it can make a difference worth using. It's certainly no worse, either though, and if you like the idea of waiting an extra month before having to check the pressure, or that you may get marginally extended life and pressure stability, go for it, but 99% of people will not notice the difference.




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  Reply # 879230 16-Aug-2013 07:50
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DravidDavid: FIRESTONE in Massey are great. Recently put 4 new tires on the car. Very friendly with good advice.



FYI: I recommend putting nitrogen in your tires. Makes a big difference in fuel, tire wear and tear as well as handeling.

I found no difference with nitrogen filled tyres, if they offer it for free then I would take it otherwise don't get sucked in and pay for nitrogen fill

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  Reply # 879239 16-Aug-2013 08:05
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DravidDavid: FIRESTONE in Massey are great. Recently put 4 new tires on the car. Very friendly with good advice.

FYI: I recommend putting nitrogen in your tires. Makes a big difference in fuel, tire wear and tear as well as handeling.


The atmosphere is 80% nitrogen already... And that's what's pumped in all other tyres.

Everywhere I read it seems to say this is a waste of money.







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  Reply # 879245 16-Aug-2013 08:15
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I don't know...I always but the same amount in the tank each week and I seem to have a bit left over every time I fill up. The needle has never been anywhere near the FULL line until a few weeks ago.

It could be a myth, maybe I'm dreaming. But I havn't changed any other behavior.





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  Reply # 879280 16-Aug-2013 09:08
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J P Tyres in Porana rd. 

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  Reply # 879419 16-Aug-2013 11:49
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The 2 that used to cheapest were the one on Railside Ave in Henderson and Hypermag in Penrose.

NOT the cheapjunk tyres, the better ones.....

So I'd ring Hypermag and Tonys (Tonys because the price match)"

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  Reply # 879652 16-Aug-2013 16:45
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Herb Morgan Tyres in Onehunga are good. We take our cars there - the guys are nice and will sort you out.


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  Reply # 879663 16-Aug-2013 16:54
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I would recommend Tony's. They have opened recently in Henderson and should be good enough.
 
Best part is the $10 per Tyre price guarantee.
Take couple of quotes from elsewhere, then ring tony's and ask for pricing. If they ask your quotes, say you need to listen there pricing first. Probably, they will tell you best pricing out of fear, If they tell you even 1$ more then what you got in other quotes, just tell them the quote you have is cheaper and they have to then supply same Tyre and charge $10 less per Tyre.

I saves $40 bucks doing this few months and customer service is good! Free punctures for life and all that comes along..

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  Reply # 879679 16-Aug-2013 17:39
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Just make sure you get someone at the place you choose who seems a little older to fit them. I've been burned so many times by the younger floor staff who can't seem to balance tires despite using the digital machines.

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