Useful local resources if you have problems at Le Mans

Useful local resources if you have problems at Le Mans

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Yoof

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70 posts

181 months

Tuesday 17th June 2014
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All,

Just for some general info which hopefully helps someone else in future years. I was unfortunate to get a puncture on the way into TL campsite on Wednesday afternoon.

Quick google pulled these chaps up: https://plus.google.com/115107082009167995997/abou...

Tyre was a 255/35R19 so I expected to get rodded for a replacement.

After whipping it off, puncture was in the sidewall, mechanic smiled, walked off and came back with a part worn (same size, brand, load etc!)

The charge... 60 euro (plus some beer money for them)Well recommended!

Cheers

Pete

paulyv

838 posts

83 months

Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Would love a general sticky thread with all of these handy items in.

Thanks for the note.

Stellartois

88 posts

79 months

Tuesday 17th June 2014
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Ditto. Great story, glad you weren't fleeced

paulyv

838 posts

83 months

Wednesday 18th June 2014
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By the way Yoof - do try to find the time to give him a glowing Google review on the page you linked to - will make him a little easier to find if required in the future.

lowdrag

10,897 posts

173 months

Wednesday 18th June 2014
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As a local, for mundane tyres the most recommended is 100% Pneus half way down the Mulsanne. Without doubt cheaper than I used to buy at Micheldever, Hants, (£275 the four Michelins fitted and balanced for the Class C Mercedes). They do all tyres by the way but for bigger boots Hyper Pneus as mentioned is recommended and also the other side of town the most recommended specialist for high performance tyres is Super Pneus just off the ring road from the circuit to Paris on the turn off for Parigné l'Eveque. I mention them because they quite often have the actual tyre in stock. Make a note.

Slomo_uk

150 posts

185 months

Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Many thanks. Book marked..

eybic

9,212 posts

134 months

Wednesday 18th June 2014
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Stickied thumbup

muppetdave

2,110 posts

185 months

Saturday 21st June 2014
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Wish I'd known this a few years back - not such a simple task in La Fleche (E250 for one tyre on my old Mercedes, and that was discounted!)

E36GUY

5,888 posts

178 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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Should we change the title of this sticky thread to 'Useful local resources if you have problems at Le Mans' ?

My contribution to this would be to recommend Nicholas at Studio Le Mans who was extremely helpful and replaced my smashed iPhone facias front and back (and popped a new battery in while he was at it) all in about 10 minutes for a very reasonable cost. I was there and back from Arnage inside an hour!

eybic

9,212 posts

134 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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E36GUY said:
Should we change the title of this sticky thread to 'Useful local resources if you have problems at Le Mans' ?
Done thumbup

E36GUY

5,888 posts

178 months

Monday 30th June 2014
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Tres bien! Hopefully more people will post their tips here now!

paulyv

838 posts

83 months

Friday 4th July 2014
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I have a friend who lives in Toulouse and prior to leaving this year asked if he had any recommendations for tyres should the worst happen. He suggested these people, should any of you get stuck, and I believe the one below is fairly local to the circuit although they have branches all over the country which may be useful for the journey down:

http://centre.midas.fr/9713-midas-le-mans-georges-...


E36GUY

5,888 posts

178 months

Friday 9th January 2015
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Local taxi numbers


ABC Taxi - Arnage - +33 2 43 42 42 42
Taxis S24 - Arnage - +33 6 71 53 07 33
Radio Taxi - Le Mans - +33 2 43 24 92 92

lowdrag

10,897 posts

173 months

Saturday 10th January 2015
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Most people know where the big Carrefour is, and Midas are opposite. But next to Carrefour is Norauto, a tyre and servicing place and also like a mini-Halfords with many things available in their shop. However, their tyre prices don't match (or didn't last time I looked) the pplace on the Mulsanne.

a.christie

252 posts

236 months

Sunday 11th January 2015
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lowdrag said:
Most people know where the big Carrefour is, and Midas are opposite. But next to Carrefour is Norauto, a tyre and servicing place and also like a mini-Halfords with many things available in their shop. However, their tyre prices don't match (or didn't last time I looked) the pplace on the Mulsanne.
Great for puncture repairs.Unfortunately I rolled over a tent peg on the way out last year. Also good for exhaust and battery problems. Friendly and quick service,and a coffee whilst waiting too!

a7x88

636 posts

108 months

Thursday 11th June 2015
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Anyone know a decent mechanic? My Mazda's AC compressor has seized meaning my fan belt is slipping over it frown

chrisr111r

169 posts

89 months

Saturday 2nd July 2016
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If you're a butterfingered klutz like me and manage to drop and smash your phone, these guys were able to repair it within the hour while I was at the drivers parade, just 2 mins walk from the Republique tram stop near SFR/Monoprix:

www.media-destock.com, 02.72.16.10.67, 3 rue Docteur Leroy 72000 Le Mans

turbo-ww

1,761 posts

176 months

Friday 26th May 2017
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I arrived at the Officials sign on about 5 years ago, signed on and returned to the car.

Nothing.

Battery flat and f***ed

The little garage/petrol station at the start of the main drag in Arnage had one straight away.

For a 993 turbo!!! - Muchly impressed and no charge for fitting (Suitable Beer Euros were passed over to the fitter)


80quattro

1,679 posts

155 months

Sunday 8th July 2018
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Long shot, but would anyone have a fan belt suitable for an MGB ?
Ideally hoping not to have a dead car on the A28.
Nearer to Versailles the better ! Please PM me.