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Should I get new summer tyres?

I am after a little advice. My car (Kia Sportage) is due its 90,000kms service and when I had my winter tyres put on I was told I would need new summer tyres. I was shocked because in the UK I normally had one tyre changed one at a time but they told me that I would need four new tyres....

Anyway we could possibly be selling the car in the next two months and I am not sure whether I should get the service done and the new tyres or just the service and continue driving on the winter tyres for the next two months before we sell it. The cost for 4 new summer tyres is over 1000CHF and the service is likely to come in at over 500CHF.

So my questions are:

What would you do?
Would it put you off buying a car that still had its winter tyres on in July / August?
Would you by a car that needed a service and four new tyres? (obviously the price would reflect this!)
Am I better off selling the car for say 1000CHF needing a service and new tyres or an I just better off getting it all done and then selling with new tyres and service?

Just really trying to save some money.......

Your thoughts would be appreciated - many thanks
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Old 11.04.2011, 15:33
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

First of all, tires for your car would not cost CHF 1'000. My guess is that they are 13 inch or at most 14 inch. More like CHF 400 installed, especially if you go for a mid-tier brand. For a car of that age and type of vehicle, you don't need top end material.

Shop around for the tires. You can also search on EF. There are a few links to on-line sites that sell tires. You can have them installed at the garage(s) that they recommend or at your garage.
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

Take the car to another garage and get a second opinion.
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

I would take the car to Germany and get it serviced. I would put it through the MFK (MoT) test again and sell it as soon as possible on the winter tyres. Freshly Tested & Serviced are good selling points. You can pick up a cheap set of tyres on www.ricardo.ch or buy a new set at a tyre dealer.
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First of all, tires for your car would not cost CHF 1'000. My guess is that they are 13 inch or at most 14 inch. More like CHF 400 installed, especially if you go for a mid-tier brand. For a car of that age and type of vehicle, you don't need top end material.

Shop around for the tires. You can also search on EF. There are a few links to on-line sites that sell tires. You can have them installed at the garage(s) that they recommend or at your garage.
Was thinking of another model of Kia, hence the 13 inch, 14 inch comment. Most likely your tires are 15 inch or maybe 16 inch. The CHF 400 target remains for a second tier tire. See this page (where I get my tires in Lausanne) as an example.

http://www.leader-pneus.ch/

Search on EF an you will find the name of the two or three websites that sell tires.

No way should your tires cost CHF 250 each.
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First of all, tires for your car would not cost CHF 1'000.
Thanks for your reply. I have been to three different tyre places today and have been quoted between 186CHF - 242CHF for each tyre plus between 148 - 275CHF for (I can't remember the word) disposal of old tyres, balancing a fitting. Even if I go for the cheapest it comes in as 892chf plus taxes!

For your information the tyres are 235/60 R16.

I will look around for a cheaper option.

Thanks again
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I would put it through the MFK (MoT) test again and sell it as soon as possible
I need the car possibly until July / August, it was first registered Oct 2006 so isn't due it's MFK yet.

I will look into the Germany options for a service. Many thanks
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

Look on this website:

http://www.pneus-online-suisse.ch/pn...235-60-16.html

Personally, I think they are REALLY trying to take advantage of you with the pricing they gave you.
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

First of all, if the tires still have >1.6mm of tread depth, it's still legit.

You usually exchange tires as pairs (front or back pair). You don't have to exchange all four necessarily, but it may be the case when they are run down equally.

The winter-tires will run-down much faster in summer.
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Thanks for your reply. I have been to three different tyre places today and have been quoted between 186CHF - 242CHF for each tyre plus between 148 - 275CHF for (I can't remember the word) disposal of old tyres, balancing a fitting. Even if I go for the cheapest it comes in as 892chf plus taxes!

For your information the tyres are 235/60 R16.

I will look around for a cheaper option.

Thanks again
I just got my tyres changed today. My local garage charges 2 Fr per tyre for disposal.

Could it be that you misunderstood them. Maybe they said something like 145 Fr per new tyre, 150Fr including disposal? Otherwise your obviously getting ripped off
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

I use www.reifen-direkt.ch for my tyres. I pay one of their partners CHF 170 a season to change all four tyres and store the summer/winter tyres, so it sounds like you are being ripped off or have misunderstood. Disposal is also a negligible amount too.

Using that website, you can get tyres for under 400.
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

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I don't think so as he wrote it down. Also the word I couldn't remember was "montage",

I will try a few other places. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

the link from eyebeebe is a good one to find a garage near you.

If you to liefer- und zahlungsangebot

click on montageservice in Ihrer Nähe

and then type in your adress, you can see some garages around where you live. I had a look at a couple around Küssnacht and the going rate also seems to be 2-5 Fr disposal costs per tyre
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Re: Should I get new summer tyres?

If you're buying your new car from a garage, and trading in your old one, then, if the summer tyres really are worn, I'd just drive on the winter ones until you've got your new car.
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