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Tyre fitters - Orpington

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Humpy D

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341 posts

102 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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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

2,512 posts

131 months

Tuesday 18th September 2012
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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

2,953 posts

70 months

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

mad4amanda

1,983 posts

71 months

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

jagracer

8,154 posts

143 months

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

862 posts

159 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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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:

341 posts

102 months

Thursday 20th September 2012
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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

6,467 posts

87 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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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

410 posts

165 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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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.

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