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whitter45
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22nd Jan 15 at 16:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

So last night i got 2 nails in one tyre. eventually got the spare on the car

What should be a simple place of getting new tyre becomes a nightmare when dealing with the lease company. Policy is Michelins in which there is a 4 week back log with ATS for 255/35 R20 97Y

So havin spent most of the day on the phone with the lease company arguing about the fact they expect me to drive around with a 50mph limit Tyre when they can get a Prelli one for tomorrow is so frustrating

here is how it stands

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_Allan_
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22nd Jan 15 at 16:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Why can't it just be repaired? They look to be in the center ish.
Ben G
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22nd Jan 15 at 16:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Space savers always look comical. Especially from behind.
whitter45
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quote:
Originally posted by _Allan_
Why can't it just be repaired? They look to be in the center ish.


policy is replace - if it was mine I would not be paying out for a new tyre
whitter45
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quote:
Originally posted by Ben G
Space savers always look comical. Especially from behind.


true - if it was rated to higher speeds it wouldn't bother me - but 50mph on motorways frustrates me but probably other drivers more
_Allan_
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22nd Jan 15 at 17:09   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by whitter45
quote:
Originally posted by _Allan_
Why can't it just be repaired? They look to be in the center ish.


policy is replace - if it was mine I would not be paying out for a new tyre


It might be policy but can you not repair it until the new one arrives?
Kyle T
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22nd Jan 15 at 17:12   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Aye for about 20quid I'd be getting it repaired regardless, rather than drive around on a spacesaver!


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Nic Barnes
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22nd Jan 15 at 17:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

could get you a tyre by tuesday.
whitter45
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22nd Jan 15 at 17:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Kyle T
Aye for about 20quid I'd be getting it repaired regardless, rather than drive around on a spacesaver!


i understand that but its the principle. I pay maintenance of 105 a month within my allowance so shouldn't have this is issue

They have agreed now to allow a Prelli to be fitted - just had the call.
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22nd Jan 15 at 18:29   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Odd tyres now though ... Eughhhhhhh
ShEp
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22nd Jan 15 at 18:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Policy is to replace if it's damaged, that's the garage trying to skin a few quid where it isn't needed.

Anyhow they should repair free of charge till your new one arrives.
whitter45
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quote:
Originally posted by ShEp
Policy is to replace if it's damaged, that's the garage trying to skin a few quid where it isn't needed.

Anyhow they should repair free of charge till your new one arrives.


not ATS policy its the lease company

at least now it will have matching tyres
VegasPhil
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22nd Jan 15 at 22:53   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Strange policy. I thought they just want for premium.

What would they do if you rocked up with two knackered worn tyres. Send you away for four weeks until the Michelins were in?


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Dad got a puncture just before Christmas in the gayus on the M4 one morning. They come with some gashy gashy foam pump, so he filled his mullared tyre with foam and proceeded to bomb along the motorway at 70.

When he got to work, he told his fleet manager who told him to pop outside, take the keys to one of the pool Priuses and 'borrow a wheel from that one until we can get a tyre company who can get a Mitchelin eco warrior tyre in stock to come out'
SVM 286
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22nd Jan 15 at 23:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Twenty bloody inchers!
3CorsaMeal
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Its all a ploy by tyre manufacturers and car manufactures, modern cars prop up the tyre industry.

Why do we need 20" rims? There is no reason for it, F1 cars use 13" rims
DaveyLC
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23rd Jan 15 at 10:36   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I'd have STFU and had it repaired just to save the agro.
whitter45
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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
Its all a ploy by tyre manufacturers and car manufactures, modern cars prop up the tyre industry.

Why do we need 20" rims? There is no reason for it, F1 cars use 13" rims


m guess is its purely for looks - just a guess though
SVM 286
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23rd Jan 15 at 16:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I blame shite like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdcXNKb6dl4

Ben G
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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
Its all a ploy by tyre manufacturers and car manufactures, modern cars prop up the tyre industry.

Why do we need 20" rims? There is no reason for it, F1 cars use 13" rims


People like bigger stuff. American culture i guess.

I can't say much as I have 19's purely for aesthetical reasons
SVM 286
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I have 18s, 16s, 15s and 13s because that's what they came with and because they were appropriate to the vehicles.

I did have 14s too, but I had to scrap that one.

I want a Mini with 10s
Ben G
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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
F1 cars use 13" rims


Lies...

SVM 286
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23rd Jan 15 at 17:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

What's going on there Ben?
Ben G
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23rd Jan 15 at 18:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Lotus tested 18'' alloys on their F1 car last year.
SVM 286
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Ah ha, cheers Ben. They look so wrong. Looks like some sort of weird Indy car or similar.

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