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Old 13th August 2019, 20:28   #1

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Default new tyres for my 75

I have 17 in serpentine alloys and these are fitted with 225/45/17 what options were offered as a standard fit on a 2.0 diesel auto?
looking for the cheapest option thanks.
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I think there are other more important considerations then cost and I ask you to consider one of them, grip.
I don't know if good tyres that claim good fuel economy pay for themselves with fuel savings but grip is what keeps you on the road particularly in the wet and ice

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I've used Camskill, Blackcircles and most recently TyresOnTheDrive.

All of them have been cheaper than the likes of the mainstream tyre fitters - particularly TyresOnTheDrive, whom I like because of the fact that you just buy the tyres and someone comes and fits them for you wherever the car's parked.

My preferred tyre brand is Falken - a good balance of grip, price and wear.

It is a complete nightmare though so really you pays your money and takes your choice, but the advice not just to go with the cheapest is definitely worth taking - you'll most likely find that for a few quid more, you'll find somethig a lot better.
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There are some cheap tyres out there but do some research as well.
I am currently running on boto vantage h8 225 45 18 and have been for 2 1/2 years.
I have just changed the fronts over after nearly 18000 miles and they still have 2 -3mm of tread , one was damaged after running over a rock so I thought I would change both...£81.50 fitted.
They are a nice quiet tyre ,not harsh , and are long lasting, made in China and I was told in the same factory as fire stone.
A lot of grip comes from your suspension, ie tram lining and wandering could be tyres but is more likely to be a worn bush or joint.

I drive to my abilities and the cars , no need to tear about.
If it's raining...slow down.

I do between 15 and 20 thousand miles a year and I have not had one incident due to ditch finders , and a lot of those miles are on country roads that are normally covered in mud and stuff.
I personally think people spend to much time looking at ratings and stuff , who knows how much fuel you will save by buying brand x , a lot of various things to consider, tyre pressure, suspension components, state of engine , temperature, rd surface all make it rather impossible to say you will save 0.01p every mile from one brand to another.

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