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Martin1954

Best (Reasonably Priced) Tyres For Avensis

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Probably an old chesnut by now, but I've just been told by my Toyota dealer that my 2008 D4D 2ltr Avensis needs 4 new tyres very soon.

They have quoted £152:40 each for Goodyear 215/50/R17/91W.

Quickfit can do them for £140:80 each.

The car had Goodyears fitted when I bought it, so have kept to them so far.

Does anyone know of anywhere that I can get decently priced replacements?

Or can suggest other makes of tyre that are reasonably priced, but safe for my car?

I live in the Leeds area.

Thanks.

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I use camskill for tyres, order them on line and delivered to your door, get kwik fit to swap them over for, if you can not be bothered with all that marlarkey then get your dealer to fit full price tyres.

Uniroyal are great rubber,

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m54b0s305p0/Car_Tyres_-_MPV_Tyres_-_People_Carrier_Tyres_-_17_inch_R17_inch_-_215_50_17_215_50R17

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Falken is a very good high performance tyre and money well spent,

Uniroyal very good wet tyre and all rounder for a family car

Toyo for outright performance that I use for track days

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I got these Kumho's about 9 months ago and I'm more than happy .... and at £80 - £90 each a steal, they have very good reviews.

http://www.camskill.co.uk/m54b1585s305p63897/Kumho_Tyres_Car_Kumho_KU39_Ecsta_Le_Sport_Kumho_KU_39_-_215_50R17_95Y_XL_TL_

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But what about fitting?

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The best tyres I have used on multiple makes of car including Mercedes C270 cdi, Volvo S60 D5 and BMW 330d were Michelin Primacy.

Latest version Primacy 3.

Very good grip in wet and dry, good/average in wet snow/ice but once on main roads that have been gritted/salted very safe.

I am currently on Bridgestone ER300 but will change to Michelin Primacy as soon as these wear out.

I would personally spend the extra for Primacy for safety and peace of mind..

I would skimp elsewhere to ensure good brakes and tyres.

Just my personal view.

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I've been using Bridgestone ER500s since buying the car in 2007. I get great mileage from them but I do take care of them. I rotate them to ensure they all wear out together then take advantage of the KwikFit 4 for the price of 3 deal on Bridgestones to bring the unit price down.

At the end of the day it one of those 'you pays your money and takes your choice' things.

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Avons

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Thanks all for the info and suggestions.

Settled on the Falkens via Black Circles - £93:75 each fitted.

Next question - What's the correct tyre pressure for these?

They are Falken Ziex ZE914 215/50/R17 W (91)

The guy that fitted them put 2.2 Bar (32PSI) in but the manual says 2.4 Bar (35PSI)

I don't want to run new tyres on the wrong pressure and wear them out quicker.

Cheers.

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Thanks all for the info and suggestions.

Settled on the Falkens via Black Circles - £93:75 each fitted.

Next question - What's the correct tyre pressure for these?

They are Falken Ziex ZE914 215/50/R17 W (91)

The guy that fitted them put 2.2 Bar (32PSI) in but the manual says 2.4 Bar (35PSI)

I don't want to run new tyres on the wrong pressure and wear them out quicker.

Cheers.

35 psi as the manual says BUT with the snow on the way 32psi would be fine for now as you will get a bit more grip.

By the way I was going to get the Falkens if I couldn't get a good deal on the Kumhos

Pete.

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So I just put 4 Bridgestone TD001's on for £67 a corner, fully fitted. They seem to have improved fuel consumption and I hope they will do 30k miles like the ERs on there before. I'll let you know in 18 months time....

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