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View Poll Results: Do you change your tires 2x per year?
Yes, I change full sets (tires+rims) 51 67.11%
Yes, I change only tires 14 18.42%
No, I drive all-season tires year-round 4 5.26%
No, I drive winter tires year-round 7 9.21%
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:47
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Blimey you are being ripped off. We pay 70chf a year at our local garage for them to store the rims plus tyres and swap them over twice a year.

We're getting a bargain methinks.
Maybe, but I think you're right the first time - paying 300chf is a ripoff.

Personally, I prefer to do them myself, takes about an hour for two cars. But of course that depends on having the equipment, skillset and space to do so.

Which I have.

Now, if anyone wants to pay me 300chf a year to change and store their tyres for them I'll gladly oblige...
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Old 01.02.2012, 14:54
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I have never experienced any problem driving on snow rain or dry. Had though some problems driving on ice but I don't think any other tire would have behaved better taking all things into account.
How would you know though?
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NO.. tyre sets are classed as 1 item, they can not be split between a group
Well I am surprised. I can see how a double bed cannot be seen as 2 items, but tyres?
So go with 4 friends and take it in turn driving back and forth over the border, having coffee, lunch, a walk, etc, to break it up over a day
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Well I am surprised. I can see how a double bed cannot be seen as 2 items, but tyres?
So go with 4 friends and take it in turn driving back and forth over the border, having coffee, lunch, a walk, etc, to break it up over a day

in thats case its single items, put 4 in/on a car and its 1 item
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Old 01.02.2012, 15:40
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I used ATU and they charge 60CHF to change over including wheel alignment

I have my own storage so not an issue
I don't believe wheel alignment is included at all, you might be thinking of the wheels being balanced.

Edit sorry this was already answered!

Buy 1 or 2 tyres at a time to stay bellow the 300CHF limit, or just save the hassel & use rifen direct which is way cheaper & they will deliver wherever you want.
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Old 01.02.2012, 22:28
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I am originally from Europe! You know what happens when you make an assumption?
Great post my posting does make it look like I was having a dig at you.

Yeap ASSUME makes ASS out of U and ME

Humble pie tastes really nice, but your reply is much better then the abuse some people push at each other on this site hopefully mine is ok
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Re: Winter Tires Year-round

If you are going to change your own wheels it's quicker with a trolley jack. I bought one in Jumbo Allschwil yesterday for 30 CHF. I think this may have been a barcode error

I thought the on shelf price was 130 for the 3 000 KG and 110 fro the 2 000 kg. I bought the 2 000KG one
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Importance of winter tires
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