Tyres from a dealership

Discussion in 'Wheels and Tyres' started by aldo, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. aldo
    Offline

    aldo

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2019
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    80
    Location:
    On the border!
    Ratings:
    +107 / 0 / -1
    Does anyone or has anyone purchase tyres from a dealership?

    Last time my car was in for a service, there was someone there very happy paying for her new tyres!

    I’ve always been under the impression that they would be expensive?

    Are they open for negotiation to match a like for like quote?

    The only positive I can see is getting nicer wheel weights that don’t corrode


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
     
  2. markyboyt
    Offline

    markyboyt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +301 / 0 / -0
    It’s very rare that they can match decent quotes but some people just compare or a tyre may be dangerous/mot fail and they want to have it done before driving away.
    Dealer I know buy their tyres from places like Stapletons but with a volume based rebate making the initial price they pay high, gave the tyre fitter a headache trying to upsell tyres because people would produce quotes from places like kwik fit for less than he could buy them for.
     
  3. MDC250
    Offline

    MDC250

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2019
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0 / -0
    I’ve bought from a Merc Stealership before now. They were from memory £10 a corner dearer than whoever was cheapest online at the time and I needed 2 fronts. It was just a convenience thing and I’m not going to fall out over £20.
     
  4. Kenny
    Offline

    Kenny

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2019
    Messages:
    29
    Likes Received:
    14
    Ratings:
    +20 / 0 / -0
    I recall seeing a notice in Peter Vardy in Edinburgh saying they would match any tyre quote. That was a couple of years ago though.
     
  5. The_Master
    Offline

    The_Master Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +149 / 0 / -0
    Worth getting a quote and comparing that with a decent tyre supplier (i.e. not usually Kwik Fit) - my experience is that some people pay horrendous prices for convenience.
     
  6. a.s.uk
    Offline

    a.s.uk

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    268
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Ratings:
    +459 / 1 / -0
    I would completely agree
    Because they probably don’t know any better..


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  7. pje16
    Offline

    pje16

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NW London
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0 / -0
    I must be rare, as I am not a Kwik-fit basher, they are franchises and my local one has always been very good for tyres
    after all a Michelin or Goodyear is the same wherever you buy it from, why pay more ?
     
  8. The_Master
    Offline

    The_Master Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +149 / 0 / -0
    Absolutely - glad you have found your local Kwik Fit very good, the ones round here are not impressive...
     
  9. markyboyt
    Offline

    markyboyt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2015
    Messages:
    840
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +301 / 0 / -0
    Totally, I choose my exact tyres so wherever works out cheapest is where I get them. Hasn’t been kwik fit yet but seeing as most have huge windows looking into the workshop you can sit and watch them for a bit of piece of mind.
    I wouldn’t have them do anything other than tyres or a Hunter alignment though personally.
    My wife has had her last 2 pairs of tyres from Halfords as they came in cheapest or within a few £ and are close to her work. Again I wouldn’t have anything other than tyres done there though.
     
  10. edthefed
    Offline

    edthefed Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2015
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    178
    Ratings:
    +311 / 1 / -0
    Only once used a dealer for tyres, they originally quoted some astronomical price which i laughed at and pointed out other quotes id already had, so they reduced the price to within a few quid and i let them do it.

    BUT it later transpired they had massively overtightened the locking wheel nuts which resulted in the wheel nut key shearing ! Had to use one of the specialist wheel nut key removal guys and even he struggled. Stated he had never seen locking nuts so over tightened.

    Dealer of course denied all knowledge and given the passage of time it was impossible to prove otherwise but i know for a fact the last people to have the wheels off was the dealer.

    Now i use a local place, slightly more expensive than Kwit Fit, but its a family business, just 3 staff, mature car enthusiasts who are more than happy to let you watch what they are doing. Give honest advice and good service
     
  11. GunRunner
    Offline

    GunRunner WARLORD Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,290
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Witney Oxfordshire
    Ratings:
    +570 / 1 / -2
    I have found that Black Circles https://www.blackcircles.com/ are reasonably competitive and included the price of fitting and balancing.

    The nice thing is that you can stipulate a local tyre fitting place of your choice for delivery and fitting.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  12. pje16
    Offline

    pje16

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NW London
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0 / -0
    Mine are in Colindale and the one in Hendon isn't bad either a they are very quiet on Saturday mornings, so he told me
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2021
  13. The_Master
    Offline

    The_Master Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +149 / 0 / -0
    Impressive they are quiet on a Saturday morning - this is normally a busy time
     
  14. pje16
    Offline

    pje16

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NW London
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0 / -0
    without wishing to upset anyone it's based on a religion
     
  15. Simon5705
    Offline

    Simon5705 Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2020
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Manchester
    Ratings:
    +37 / 0 / -0
    Until a couple of years ago I had leased company cars, Lombard who supplied our Vauxhalls were happy enough having the main dealer of your choice, fitting tyres if it was already in there for servicing or repairs, otherwise you'd pop into any tyre place for ease obviously.

    Later on the company changed to Vag vehicles via Lex who made you use Qf for tyres, but as time went on, Lex also insisted Qf carried out routine servicing which I thought slightly odd as they were always new vehicles under warranty.
     
  16. The_Master
    Offline

    The_Master Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +149 / 0 / -0
    Since 2003 a manufacturer cannot make you have you have your car serviced at one of dealerships, they will have to honour the warranty as long as you get the car serviced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule and criteria using only manufacturer approved parts at a VAT registered garage, Kwik Fit can probably prove they do this so it won't affect the warranty.
     
  17. The_Master
    Offline

    The_Master Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2015
    Messages:
    269
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Norfolk
    Ratings:
    +149 / 0 / -0
    Didn't think of that, perhaps I've been living in Norfolk for too long...
     
  18. alex12
    Offline

    alex12

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2020
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    hi , here tyres from dealership worth about 30-40 euros more.its not the buying cost for them, they get them straight from the tyre company's branch .its the fitting i think.i think they take the wheels off and give them to a tyre shop to fit them.and they the cost to you, the client.anyway if i want rof tyres then buying from dealership its a good idea nowdays because of the insurance they give ,allianz partner that is, and any flat tyre with a damage can be replaced with a little to no cost, depends on the 4 year time it happens.
     
  19. pje16
    Offline

    pje16

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2020
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    NW London
    Ratings:
    +28 / 0 / -0
  20. GunRunner
    Offline

    GunRunner WARLORD Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,290
    Likes Received:
    347
    Location:
    Witney Oxfordshire
    Ratings:
    +570 / 1 / -2
    (y)
    We were impressed with Costco some years back. We wanted a complete set of cheap noname tyres for my wife's little SEAT Ibiza. We were shopping at Costco and they were doing a deal on Michelin Winter tyres that worked out cheaper than any others in the area. Given that the car was used as a shopping trolley with an annual mileage of around 3000 miles, we did not hesitate.
     
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page