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buying tires

Can anyone recommend a tire shop around Basel? It could be over the border. I have a Toyota Corolla combi.
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Old 27.04.2009, 16:23
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Re: buying tires

I would recommend these guys:

http://www.reifendirekt.ch/

You can arrange shipment to one of thier 'partner' garages locally, then drop you car/wheels off once teh tyres have arrived to have them installed.
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Old 27.04.2009, 17:20
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Re: buying tires

Or you could try e.pneu. I've just bought four new tyres for my wife's car and paid Fr 205 including DHL delivery to my door.
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Old 27.04.2009, 18:40
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Re: buying tires

I got mine here , they delivered to the garage , no problems great serivce ...
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I would recommend these guys:

http://www.reifendirekt.ch/

You can arrange shipment to one of thier 'partner' garages locally, then drop you car/wheels off once teh tyres have arrived to have them installed.
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Old 28.04.2009, 13:31
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Re: buying tires

Excellent info people.

I just came on to ask about this very subject, as the garage where I have my summer tyres have told me that 2 need replacing and wanted CHF 370 per tyre to replace them

ReifenDirekt have them for 105 each
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Old 28.04.2009, 13:38
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Re: buying tires

My experience was that the average Swiss garage will charge you twice of the prices in Germany. (I literally paid once the same for two tires as I used to for four...)
While I usually like to support local businesses, this is since then one of the things I buy and get done when visiting home.
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Old 28.04.2009, 13:47
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I would recommend these guys:

http://www.reifendirekt.ch/

You can arrange shipment to one of thier 'partner' garages locally, then drop you car/wheels off once teh tyres have arrived to have them installed.
+1 for reifendirekt
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While I usually like to support local businesses
So do I, but wanting almost 4 times the price isn't just a slight difference from overheads etc - IMO, it's just another example of Swiss price pi ss taking & they've lost any sympathy from me for it I'm afraid.

(I won't mention said garage, except to say they are attached to a dealership for a luxury 4x4 brand, which probably explains a lot)
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Re: buying tires

Hello Everybody!

Try also http://www.ansreifen.ch. They are ok and have a really great service. I got my tires there, chose the shipping to the one of their partner garage and all went well. I can only recommend it !!!

Mark
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Old 12.05.2009, 12:42
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+2 for reifendirekt. Got the tyres delivered to a partner garage in Birsfelden and they charged a reasonable fitting fee (17.50 CHF/tyre), so the Swiss get a small piece of the Reifendirekt pie too
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Old 12.05.2009, 13:07
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Re: buying tires

I wish I had seen this thread a couple of hours earlier. I literally just got back from getting two new tires. I paid 370Chf.

This was a bargain in comparison to the Audi garage that quoted me 500Chf.

Next time I'll make sure I consult the old EF before buying anything!
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Tyre shop across Basel Border

Hi

I'm looking to buy quality winter tyres for my BMW and in general I understand that prices across the border in Germany are more competitive than in CH.

Does anyone in EF forum know of a shop that sells winter tyres at a competitive price in Germany (ideally within 20km from Basel border) and also can do tyre mounting for BMW type cars.

Thanks in advance

Ashish.
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Old 13.09.2009, 00:42
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Excellent info people.

I just came on to ask about this very subject, as the garage where I have my summer tyres have told me that 2 need replacing and wanted CHF 370 per tyre to replace them

ReifenDirekt have them for 105 each

damn ... you just cheated a hardworking Swiss mechanic out of his dues. not to mention he had been eyeing that iPhone 3GS for a while...
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Old 13.09.2009, 00:45
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Hi

I'm looking to buy quality winter tyres for my BMW and in general I understand that prices across the border in Germany are more competitive than in CH.

Does anyone in EF forum know of a shop that sells winter tyres at a competitive price in Germany (ideally within 20km from Basel border) and also can do tyre mounting for BMW type cars.

Thanks in advance

Ashish.
No Ashish... as explained in the posts just above yours, it is best to avoid Germany or mail-order stores.

You should buy your tires at the BMW garage for best results.
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Re: Tyre shop across Basel Border

Concerning BMW garage, they charge me approx. 1.6 times more for the tyres that I can by thru' online sites (some posted in EF forum). Alternatively they suggest that if I buy tyres on my own and they will charge 200 S.Fr for fixing them!

I enquired at 2 other garages (not BMW) and they have prices close to the ones offered thru' on-line purchases. YOu are right that mail orders can be tricky ? ... but the same risks exists if I buy elsewhere too..

My primary goal is to buy at a price which is good for both the seller and the buyer. The next criteria is that I don't want to buy used tyres or those from old stock (more than 2 years).

On-line CH sites may be meeting the first criteria. But how to ensure that second criteria will be met before purchasing, is my dilema at the moment ...

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No Ashish... as explained in the posts just above yours, it is best to avoid Germany or mail-order stores.

You should buy your tires at the BMW garage for best results.
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Old 13.09.2009, 09:32
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Re: buying tires

oh jeeeeezus.... some one pullleeeze jump in and help me here
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Re: buying tires

used to live near Basel and would get all my car stuff (repairs, service, spares) done in Germany at ATU:

www.atu.de

you have to declare it at customs though, not sure if you pay on material only or work too, can't remember (not that I ever did *cough*)
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Re: buying tires

BMW quoted me 2668 SF for 4 new tyres for my M3 - RIPOFF comes to mind. Can get them for less around 1200 SF on web..

Also offered second hand ( customer ) 17" rims and winter tyres lol - wouldnt be seen even with 18" rims on my M3.

All season tyres are non existant here for my M3, Reifen direct offer Pirelli P6000 for back and Nexon ( never heard of them ) for front -

Oh well, winter tyres it is...
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Re: buying tires

ReifenDirekt are half the price I was quoted by BMW for the Pirelli PZero Runflat Tyres. CHF364 against CHF736 quoted by local BMW.
Also they have winter tyres that will work too. Plus a local garage to fit them for 22CHF each.

Thanks to the person who first suggested them, this really is a phenomenal find.

Thanks
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Re: buying tires

Been using rifendirect both in France & Switzerland for about 7 years. Never any problems the tyres are usually dated only a month or 2 after manufacture. ATU tried to sell me 4 year old winter tires once.
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