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Kwik Fit v's Specialist

David Winch

Well-known member
19 Jan 2004

Is it better to buy tyres and have them fitted by an ind. specialist or someone like kwik fit?? thinking of cost versus someone not fecking it up.

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Personally I wouldn't touch KF with yours let alone mine, especially with nice expensive rims. A friend of mine had the ABS sensor broken off his 7 series by KF, cost more than the tyre to sort out.

Depends where you are. I generally use Micheldever tyres off the M3/A303 but there'll be a specialist near you. Specialists are frequently cheaper too: 2 years ago I got all four corners done on an XKR for less than £600 at Micheldever (but the euro was weaker)

If you're in London, Hendon Tyre Services used to be good.


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I second what SR said

Don't touch KF.

I had a problem on my last car with bad wear on the inside of the treads of the rear tyres.

They were supposed to have checked and adjusted the camber to correct the problem.

I was not convinced and got a specialist company to check them again. One wheel was 6mm out and the other 4mm. I went balistic and wrote to their then Chairman, I think it was somebody called John Farmer if I remember correctly.

I did get a part refund, but I won't go there ever again!

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