12/08/2010: Buying new tyres online is fast, easy and wallet-friendly
Having decided it was time to get some new tyres fitted I logged on to Tyreshopper to make a purchase using their website. I have never actually used it before, and I have to say it was very easy, straightforward and thoroughly satisfactory. Moreover it looks as if my new tyres represented a good saving of money, not only against other ‘market prices’ but also against a range of online competitors. It’s fair to say that many prices are lower on line but Tyreshopper won the day.
The new tyres I needed were for my old MGB. However, this is a modified car with plenty of oomph and good handling. It has lowered suspension and had low profile Yokohamas on 15” Compmotive alloy wheels. Choosing new tyres for it therefore is representative of what quite a lot of modern cars are shod with. I used the website’s tyre selector guide, entering size, profile, rating etc., and was presented with a good choice of new tyres from budget to premium range quality.
I decided on Avon ZV3’s for my new tyres, a mid-price range but nevertheless a good quality product with a brand name I felt happy with. I picked a local fitting supplier using the website’s post code selector tool and booked the car in for its new tyres. I was contacted almost immediately by email from the fitting supplier and booked the car in for the following Monday. Amazingly, a couple of hours later the supplier phoned me and said he could fit my new tyres the same day instead.
As you might imagine, I was delighted with this and duly presented my car for its new tyres. The quality of workmanship and customer service was excellent and the tyre fitters advised me to check for play in the steering rack of my car – well worth doing with new tyres on of course. It didn’t take long and I drove away positively relishing the lighter, pointier steering. Overall it was a very good experience so if you’re looking for new tyres why not give Tyreshopper a try yourself?