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Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

A search gives me lots of hits to buy tyres/tires on-line.

But I would appreciate recommendations from EFers of companies that deliver whatís on the tin without customs/boarder issues. Iíd prefer to buy from CH, but wouldnít turn down a bargain.

Apparently 1 March is the beginning of meteorological Spring* and temps forecast to be +6 or higher from now.

*I had to search for it.
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Old 25.02.2021, 10:01
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A search gives me lots of hits to buy tyres/tires on-line.

But I would appreciate recommendations from EFers of companies that deliver what’s on the tin without customs/boarder issues. I’d prefer to buy from CH, but wouldn’t turn down a bargain.

Apparently 1 March is the beginning of meteorological Spring* and temps forecast to be +6 or higher from now.

*I had to search for it.
I have used https://www.reifendirekt.ch about 10 times in CH & France. Factory fresh tyres usually a few weeks old, sourced in Germany & delivered to a local tyre shop within a week. The price is cheaper in CH than FR/DE due to lower VAT in CH.
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Old 25.02.2021, 10:15
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Re: Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

Thanks fmf, I note that that site redirects to 123pnues.ch

Iíve got a 16+ year old Yaris. Need summer tyres but donít want to break the bank, particularly when the tires will likely be more valuable than the car.
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Thanks fmf, I note that that site redirects to 123pnues.ch

Iíve got a 16+ year old Yaris. Need summer tyres but donít want to break the bank, particularly when the tires will likely be more valuable than the car.
Hit the Swiss flag at the bottom for CH prices, not sure why but I went via 123 to post the link. It's working for me https://www.reifendirekt.ch/
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Re: Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

I bought my summer tires last year from reifen-pneus24.ch.
Very good prices, Swiss VAT paid ( so no additional charges ) and quick delivery.
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A search gives me lots of hits to buy tyres/tires on-line.

But I would appreciate recommendations from EFers of companies that deliver what’s on the tin without customs/boarder issues. I’d prefer to buy from CH, but wouldn’t turn down a bargain.

Apparently 1 March is the beginning of meteorological Spring* and temps forecast to be +6 or higher from now.

*I had to search for it.
Since I see that you're located in Nyon, I would check out http://www.pneusclaude.ch/ as well. It's a tyres' selling/storing/fitting place. From a quick comparison I did vs reifendirekt, my Blizzaks LM 005 were CHF5.- cheaper per tyre at Pneus Claude.
I don't think they deliver though, if that's your primary concern.

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Thanks fmf, I note that that site redirects to 123pnues.ch
It's the same company (123pneus is in French, reifendirekt is in German) and the prices are the same -- I've used them many times as well and have the same experience as FMF. Fresh tyres at good prices.
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Old 25.02.2021, 11:14
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Re: Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

Another vote for reifendirekt.ch - I've used them for all my tyres since in CH, always delivered factory fresh within the stated time.
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Re: Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

Have a look at Ricardo.

I bought brand new winter tyres + wheels for my Audi on Ricardo. The seller changed the tyres just before buying a new car and found out the wheels didn't fit on the new car. There are always such cases on the market.

As I could also sell the old wheels, I had a new set of Dunlops for 100 CHF
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Re: Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

most of these suppliers are actually same company as reifendirekt based in hamburg germany. it's pretty terrible when anything goes wrong.

i've on a few occasions had unexpected large delays, or unexplained extra tyres they have delivered and then tried to sue me for not returning. I had one 500 CHF tyre sitting here for over a year before they finally sent DPD to collect it.

i've settled on pneuexperte.ch (which is a different german company behind the scenes) as my go to source. they seem to have good prices, a reasonable selection and seem to work.

one thing to note with all online suppliers is they have no control over the date code of the tyre. i won't accept any date codes over a year old. sometimes you get tyres that are older and there is some german law that says anything up to 3 years old is considered 'brand new'. in this case, you just need to return them and order them locally or from somewhere else.
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most of these suppliers are actually same company as reifendirekt based in hamburg germany. it's pretty terrible when anything goes wrong.

i've on a few occasions had unexpected large delays, or unexplained extra tyres they have delivered and then tried to sue me for not returning. I had one 500 CHF tyre sitting here for over a year before they finally sent DPD to collect it.

i've settled on pneuexperte.ch (which is a different german company behind the scenes) as my go to source. they seem to have good prices, a reasonable selection and seem to work.

one thing to note with all online suppliers is they have no control over the date code of the tyre. i won't accept any date codes over a year old. sometimes you get tyres that are older and there is some german law that says anything up to 3 years old is considered 'brand new'. in this case, you just need to return them and order them locally or from somewhere else.
Er, we are not looking for high performance tires. These are for a 16yr old 1.2 Toyota Yeti that probably doesnít get 10k km a year. Iím looking for the absolute lowest price. Iím certain the tires will outlive the car.

But Iím certain others will appreciate your advice.
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Old 25.02.2021, 18:01
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Er, we are not looking for high performance tires. These are for a 16yr old 1.2 Toyota Yeti that probably doesnít get 10k km a year. Iím looking for the absolute lowest price. Iím certain the tires will outlive the car.

But Iím certain others will appreciate your advice.
Rifendierct will have about 50 plus suitable tyres, you will certainly be able to buy some very cheap Chinese if thats really what you want. They will also get you the best price on known branded tyres.
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Yeah, the Great Wall tyres are extremely reliable, I've been told...
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Er, we are not looking for high performance tires. These are for a 16yr old 1.2 Toyota Yeti that probably doesnít get 10k km a year. Iím looking for the absolute lowest price. Iím certain the tires will outlive the car.

But Iím certain others will appreciate your advice.
I use https://www.reifen-pneus-online.ch/

They are same as reifendirect.ch but sometimes even cheaper.

If you use them I have a CHF 5.00 off offer that you could use.
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Er, we are not looking for high performance tires. These are for a 16yr old 1.2 Toyota Yeti that probably doesnít get 10k km a year. Iím looking for the absolute lowest price. Iím certain the tires will outlive the car.

But Iím certain others will appreciate your advice.
I could not find a Toyota Yeti. Do you mean the Toyota Yaris?

Do be careful in going for the absolute cheapest tires or they very well may outlive the car!

You need tires that allow you to stop on both dry and wet roads if you are hoping to do 10k km per year without an accident. Yes, you do not need the highest performance tires but a lesser know brand or model from one of the major companies for about CHF 55.- per tire should be possible assuming 14 inch tires.
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I could not find a Toyota Yeti. Do you mean the Toyota Yaris?

Do be careful in going for the absolute cheapest tires or they very well may outlive the car!

You need tires that allow you to stop on both dry and wet roads if you are hoping to do 10k km per year without an accident. Yes, you do not need the highest performance tires but a lesser know brand or model from one of the major companies for about CHF 55.- per tire should be possible assuming 14 inch tires.
100x this. Tyres are the only thing that are connecting you to the road. I donít understand why anyone would ever skimp on them. Thereís a reason cheap tyres are called ditch finders. Even if you donít want to pay for Michelin, Continental etc at least look at the mid range brands like Vredestein or Falken.
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I could not find a Toyota Yeti. Do you mean the Toyota Yaris?.
Oops, we have two cars. One is a Yaris ...
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Re: Tires/tyres online. Need recommendation.

I agree that it's a bit silly to forego on tyres, especially when quality tyres for this car are not going to be expensive. I just checked and for between CHF50-60 you can choose between Pirelli, Continental and Goodyear. Why wouldn't you?
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I agree that it's a bit silly to forego on tyres, especially when quality tyres for this car are not going to be expensive. I just checked and for between CHF50-60 you can choose between Pirelli, Continental and Goodyear. Why wouldn't you?
This is true, but price doesn't always equal quality - I check the reviews and pick something which is a decent price but in the top review quartile for the features I need.

A few years ago I had some slightly more expensive Continental winters, without doing enough checks. They were crap - very noisy and still didn't seem to give much grip (which is subjective since I didn't have a significant adverse event, but they felt wrong on cornering and braking).
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This is true, but price doesn't always equal quality
True, but it's a pretty good indicator...
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