Aug 17th, 2007, 10:55 AM
Despite owning a Mini Coooper since 2003 I'm actually new on here. Apologies if this queston is answered elsewhere.
My question is relating to how much should I expect to pay for a set of replacement run flat tyres? I currently have a set of Good Year 195/55R 16's and I'm considering replacing them like for like when I get an MOT at the end of Sept '07 for my car.
Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance
Aug 17th, 2007, 11:03 AM
Best thing to do is check out some online tyre prices, blackcirlces.com i'd recommend, their service to me was excellent - they offer a mail order or fully fitted price.
I'd imagine tyre fitters would be charging around £120 per corner for the 16s, but have a ring round.
Oh, and welcome to MINI2!! :D
Best of luck, Jon
Aug 17th, 2007, 03:14 PM
Thanks for the reply and the friendly welcome minicabrio! Sounds like good advice, £120 a corner is a bit pricey! I've covered almost 30k miles to date so I expect it's been fairly good value for a five year old car.
I swopped the wheels around, over a year ago, and with the endless rain in the UK it's probably wise to now replace them all.
I will try the website you suggest. I expect run flats could be fairly expensive. I just don't know any mates who have replaced their own Mini tyres as yet, so didn't want to pay top dollar at the Mini garage without shopping around! Thanks again.
Aug 17th, 2007, 05:10 PM
No, you can get 16" runflats for about £90 a corner so long as you go to independant suppliers and not the usual ATS/Kwikfit type of place. I use a company called Bathwick Tyres here in Newbury, there are also another couple of places in this area that sell all tyres at sensible prices (Headley Tyres, Micheldever).
In fact I was able to get my local Kwik Fit and get them to match the price quoted to me by Bathwick tyres on the last 16" runflat I bought so don't accept the first price they give you and don't be afraid to play them off against one another!
Aug 17th, 2007, 08:08 PM
I've got an 07 Cooper Diesel and I recently needed 1 new runflat:
Goodyear Excellence 195 55 16 H
Formula One Autocentres = £84.14 inc fitting, balancing, disposal..
Rang round and no-one else came close in Peterborough..
Incidentally they told me they wouldnt fit non run-flats when I need a new complete set:frown:
Aug 19th, 2007, 02:51 AM
30k miles is amazing for one set of tires, my front set of 17's ran out after just 14k miles. cheapest I found was £120 a corner