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where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

for the first time I have to look for winter tyres (225/45) and I wonder if it is cheaper to go across the border from Basel to find and mount them.
I have used the search function but there is not a clear info about this, so any help is appreciated!
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

I've used these guys before - quick and efficient. http://www.adam-touring.ch/ (Allschwil).
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Order from reifen direct and get the garage in prattlen to fit, same price as germany.
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

I got mine from http://www.reifen-beierer.de/ in Schliengen

They will store your other set of wheels quite cheap too and give you the VAT back.
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

Reifendirekt was flawless last we used them. Bunch of garages listed on their website that complete the last mile and fitting. All-in price much cheaper than ordering from a garage.
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I got mine from http://www.reifen-beierer.de/ in Schliengen

They will store your other set of wheels quite cheap too and give you the VAT back.
cool, do u need to call them to fix an appointment?
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

We get ours in Germany. In Weil Am Rhein... across from the McDonalds ... continue straight along the road over the border in to Germany.

Our wheels are 22". They arent cheap but sooo much better than France and Switz!
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cool, do u need to call them to fix an appointment?
Yes, I pre ordered the wheels/tyres and fixed an appointment to go get them fitted.

There are probably places nearer, in Weil Am Rhein for example, but I went there because a friend at work knows them and organised it all for me before I learnt any German and the prices were good.
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We get ours in Germany. In Weil Am Rhein... across from the McDonalds ... continue straight along the road over the border in to Germany.

Our wheels are 22". They arent cheap but sooo much better than France and Switz!
do u remember the name? did u get your vat back?
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

Has anyone tried ATU in Weil?

Do they store summer tires?

Are they reasonable price to buy and fit?

Do the return tax?

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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

Will ask my husband for the name this evening and get back to you. . . we dont live FR so dont do VAT back...


We orignially went to ATU. Cheaper than france but still expensive
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

Stop and Go is where we get ours. . .

Also recommended... apparently cheaper than the above - Reifendirekt.de or the french version pneu123.fr
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Has anyone tried ATU in Weil?

Do they store summer tires?

Are they reasonable price to buy and fit?

Do the return tax?

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Yes

Yes

There are cheaper places around

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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

Thanks Rob.

So is the cheapest option ordering on line and getting a Swiss garage to fit them?

Reifendirekt.de do they deliver to Switzerland?

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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

I have used ATU in Lörrach, and it was good service. Winter set (4 tyres set) was very reasonable. I have also claimed VAT back.

I remember that they would not charge changing tyres if you buy the set with them, so it was not a bad deal in the end.
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Thanks Rob.

So is the cheapest option ordering on line and getting a Swiss garage to fit them?

Reifendirekt.de do they deliver to Switzerland?

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reifendirect.ch would be the site you require as you are in switzerland.

BUT price everything up before blindly ordering, prices vary on tyre size between countries but in general online is cheapest.

if you are after winter tyres order them now before everyone madly rushes after the first snow fall.

For me the price difference was a few francs so ill support a local business instead.

you can get the tyres delivered and fitted as your fitting centre of choice.

I used the guy in prattlen (Garage René Huber GmbH) was cheapest around, has a good tyre fitting machine and uses additional rim protectors when fitting the tyres so shows a degree of care.
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

Thanks Rob

Is there anything to look for in winter tires. Should we get a named brand?
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

since snow is forecasted for tomorrow let me give u a little update.


I went to Weil am Rhein yesterday, ordered 4 steel wheels and 4 Good Year winter tyres and I have ended up paying 600 euro after tax, including the montage.
Tyres arrived already today and I have them already on my car now,

Same wheels and tyres cost the equivalent of 700 euro on reifendirekt.ch (the cheapest solution around) and this is not including the montage (more or less 25 chf for each tyre).

Going to Germany is cheaper and faster.
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Re: where to buy winter tyres around Basel?

For the wheels you have bought in Germany, do you have the Swiss certificate of conformity or are you having the wheels mfk,d to conform to Swiss standards?
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For the wheels you have bought in Germany, do you have the Swiss certificate of conformity or are you having the wheels mfk,d to conform to Swiss standards?
AFAIK any OEM wheels that are listed on the COC as being suitable for the vehicle do not need an additional certificate (the COC will give the sizes, not the wheel model). My steel wheel are the one listed so I suppose i do not need a certication then, pls correct me if I am wrong.
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