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Humpy D

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268 posts

78 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
Can anybody recommend any tyre retailers/fitters around the Orpington area?

Obviously there are the usual suspects nearby (Kwik-Fit/National) but wondered if anybody had any experience of these or others.

Thanks.

3200gt

2,331 posts

107 months

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Tuesday 18th September 2012 quote quote all
I've always found my local guy to be good and competitive. Will come to you and fit at his unit or at your workplace / home.
Paul Stapley, Longfield, Just by Brands Hatch so only 10 mins or so from Orpington.

Dalto123

2,539 posts

46 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
Not in Orpington, but we've had work done on our cars (including tyre fitting) at PTA in Lethworth Drive, Bromley smile

mad4amanda

1,567 posts

47 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
watling Tyres in swanley have allways been good for me , ask for Liam.

jagracer

7,448 posts

119 months

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Wednesday 19th September 2012 quote quote all
SE Tyres in Footscray, by Crittals corner. http://www.setyres.co.uk/support/foots-cray/
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RLK500

837 posts

135 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Dartford Tyres 2000 Bexleyheath, on the Crayford road.

http://www.dartfordtyres2000ltd.co.uk/

They will treat your alloys with care, clean the hubs with a bit of ememry, copper slip all the bits and bobs and get you a good price for tyres.

I have used them for years and never been dissapointed with price or the service I received.

HTH

Roops

Humpy D

Original Poster:

268 posts

78 months

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Thursday 20th September 2012 quote quote all
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.

I ended up going to Kwik Fit in Orpington High Street - I daren't go anywhere further afield as my tyre was very deflated.

When K-F got the wheel off the culprit was obvious - a nail but too close to the edge to be repaired. But what was potentially worse was the 4 inch split in the inner edge of the tyre which was probably caused by me driving on a deflated tyre!!

I can't say that I got anything but fast, efficient service from K-F. The cost was ludicrous (£140 for a 195!!!) but I didn't have a lot of choice. With hindsight I'd had bought the tyre on the net and took it somewhere to fit. Next time.......

kiethton

4,876 posts

63 months

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mad4amanda said:
watling Tyres in swanley have allways been good for me , ask for Liam.
I now see i'm a little late to the thread but i always use these guys even though they rightly gave me a bking for running on extremely worn inner edges (metal chord wearing and lumps of rubber coming off).

They fitted my Camskill bought replacements for £16 per tyre after checking they couldn't price match the cost plus the £16, and seem like decent guys.

GJB

386 posts

141 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
A lot of us use Event-Tyres. They come to you at home or office. Cheaper than virtually everywhere else and very convenient. These guys fit tyres on Porsches and Ferraris so they have to do a decent job. Just had four new Michelins fitted to the wifes car and my neighbour had them put two new front tyres on his Lexus.

Google - Event Tyres
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