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Changing tyres and Reifen-hotel

Hi guys,

I have went through older posts and got some useful information. Summer is coming soon or later and I will need to change my car tyres. I have 4 set of winter and 4 set of summer tyres-rims. I contacted some garages and they all offer me a price for changing tyres+balancing tyres+storage.
However, my tyres are not new, meaning they do not need balancing. I am not sure why they include that in their offer.

Can anyone please let me know where I can just store and change my tires?
If I need balancing, I will ask them. I do not want to pay for something unnecessary at the moment.

Anyone knows a reasonable and reliable garage around Zurich?
Thank you in advance.
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Old 16.03.2019, 18:50
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Why do you think your tyres do not need balancing?
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I doubt whether any garage would take the responsibility of changing your tyres without balancing. The tyres will not have the same orientation on the wheels that they had when they were balanced previously, and the balance weights will have been changed when the winter tyres were mounted anyway. Balancing takes only a small fraction of the time required to change the tyre, so it doesn't represent a major fraction of the cost of the whole operation.
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Why do you think your tyres do not need balancing?
Why would they, as they are already mounted: "I have 4 set of winter and 4 set of summer tyres-rims."

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Re: Changing tyres and Reifen-hotel

https://www.pneuhaus-waedi.ch/

96 CHF. No appointment needed. 20 minutes max.
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FYI!


https://www.reifendirekt.ch/cgi-bin/stationssuche.pl
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Why do you think your tyres do not need balancing?

I will ask the reverse to you. Why do you think my tyres need balancing? So you are saying it’s ok for them to charge me for sth I may potentially need.
What are the chances that they say "hey your tyres actually do not need balancing so we are deducting that part of the cost"?
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I doubt whether any garage would take the responsibility of changing your tyres without balancing. The tyres will not have the same orientation on the wheels that they had when they were balanced previously, and the balance weights will have been changed when the winter tyres were mounted anyway. Balancing takes only a small fraction of the time required to change the tyre, so it doesn't represent a major fraction of the cost of the whole operation.
As st2lemans already said, the tyres are already mounted. I just need to change them. Thanks for your answer though
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Why would they, as they are already mounted: "I have 4 set of winter and 4 set of summer tyres-rims."

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https://www.pneuhaus-waedi.ch/

96 CHF. No appointment needed. 20 minutes max.
Good to know that. Thanks a lot.
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Very useful website. Much appreciated.
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I ask them only a price for Radwechsel und Einlagerung and they keep making an offer for Montage+Auswuchten+Einlagerung. Am I doing sth wrong here or is my German so bad?
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Re: Changing tyres and Reifen-hotel

Sorry I misunderstood, Rozelina. Perhaps like me and roegner the garage thought that you wanted to change the tyres, not just swap wheels, because most people would do that simpler operation themselves.
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Old 17.03.2019, 13:39
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because most people would do that simpler operation themselves.

Not in Switzerland! If a job's worth doing, it's worth getting a professional to do it. That's the Swiss way.
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Not in Switzerland! If a job's worth doing, it's worth getting a professional to do it. That's the Swiss way.
Takes me 20 minutes, local garage costs CHF40 to do it, so it's a toss-up.

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Old 17.03.2019, 13:50
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Not in Switzerland! If a job's worth doing, it's worth getting a professional to do it. That's the Swiss way.
There's another way to look at it. Having your tires changed in the shop means that twice a year you can have your mech put the car up on a lift and have a quick look at the car.

It's easy to think that the onboard computer notes and warns you about everything... this is not actually the case.
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because most people would do that simpler operation themselves.
There is also personal preference - some of us don’t mind paying for an easy life.
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Old 17.03.2019, 14:00
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There is also personal preference - some of us don’t mind paying for an easy life.
I look it another way.

With a garage:

Book appointment. 5 mins
Drive to garage: 10 minutes
Wait whilst wheels are changed: 20 mins
Drive back: 10 minutes
Pay bill online that arrives in post: 5 mins

Total: 50 minutes

At home:

Formula 1 pit-stop team ready?
Can you beat your last best time?
Go!!!
Finished!!!

Total: 20 minutes

20 minutes
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Old 17.03.2019, 14:21
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Not in Switzerland! If a job's worth doing, it's worth getting a professional to do it. That's the Swiss way.
This.

Last time I suggested somebody could do it themselves I got groans and bad rep for it.
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Old 17.03.2019, 14:29
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Formula 1 pit-stop team ready?
Can you beat your last best time?
Go!!!
Finished!!!

Total: 20 minutes

20 minutes
Also 20, but I have a floor jack and a cordless rattle gun.

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