Useful local resources if you have problems at Le Mans

Useful local resources if you have problems at Le Mans

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lowdrag

12,951 posts

215 months

Wednesday 15th June 2022
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This thread is now eight years old, so I'll bring you up to date. My advice on tyres stays the same, both specialists still going strong, but 100% Pneus on the Mulsanne straight is no luxury emporium so you may have to wait your turn a while. But their stock is huge and for most cars they will have the right tyre.

For batteries, the only place I go to is ASC Batteries, 26, Boulevard Pierre Lefaucheux (on the dual carriageway towards Le Mans from Arnage). Again, his stock is very comprehensive and as an example I took my E-type battery in for a replacement not expecting to find one but to order and wait. Mine is a positive earth car so the poles are swapped over. Not a bit of it. He looked at and said "same as a DS Citroen" and got one out immediately. That applies to modern cars as well. Moreover, he is the cheapest around.

I know several classic garages who will help in the event of a breakdown so if in trouble contact me and if it is something I think they can help with I'll ring them. Every Classic someone rings me for one of "the usual suspects" for a Jaguar, gaskets and fuel pumps being the most needed, and I do have quite a few bits and pieces in the garage if they are pertinent.

Hope this helps.

Anawilliam850

14 posts

18 months

Monday 26th December 2022
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Great story, I'm glad that you can resolve this

HardtopManual

2,482 posts

168 months

Saturday 17th June 2023
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For next year, does anyone know a decent Ferrari indie in the area, or a Fiat/Alfa dealer with a decent parts department?

lowdrag

12,951 posts

215 months

Sunday 18th June 2023
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Yes, about 500 yds from the Bugatti circuit. That close enough?

lowdrag

12,951 posts

215 months

Saturday 1st June
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paulyv said:
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-...
To let you know Midas are no longer there, but Norauto opposite their old place is fine for standard tyres. It's right next to Carrefour. I've mentioned others here for more specialist rubber.