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To object the fact that tire places have unavoidable added extras?

(11 Posts)
CandOdad Sun 21-Jun-15 17:32:45

So the quote £35 for a tire. But then add a pound or two here and there for a valve, disposal and balancing.

Where else could do this and get away with it?

RepeatAdNauseum Sun 21-Jun-15 17:34:27

I've never paid anything over what was quoted. Balancing I suppose should be offered if it's needed, but the rest id refuse to pay. Valves are included in the tyre.

FarFromAnyRoad Sun 21-Jun-15 17:38:43

Never paid more than the advised all inclusive price for a tyre. Are you in the UK? I ask because you've used the preferred US spelling of tyre. Anyway - £35 is cheap - it's usually £50 here (South).

SoupDragon Sun 21-Jun-15 17:38:59

With telling me, Kwik Fit added tyre insurance, chrome valve caps and nitrogen inflation.

I complained to head office and they refunded me.

gobbin Sun 21-Jun-15 18:07:03

All tyres require a valve, balancing and disposal - just ask the supplier "What's the all-in price including fitting please?"

CandOdad Sun 21-Jun-15 18:47:10

I in the UK but for some reason my phones corrects to lots of the American words. What the hell would be the benefit of nitrogen inflation? Although they did replace the cable ties I use to keep my wheel covers in place.

CandOdad Sun 21-Jun-15 18:47:39

I am in the UK, that should read sorry.

DeeWe Sun 21-Jun-15 18:55:21

Nitrogen inflation I meant to stay up longer.

Kwik fit always asks me exactly what I want when doing the tyres. I do take the nitrogen if we're going to back of beyond and I don't want the hassle of needing to reinflate them at any point. It does last better.

They've never put extras on without checking, but I do think they are particularly good for a chain. We have some very keen and car knowledgeable lads in their late teens, early 20s that are beautifully polite and always remember me and exactly what was done to the car previously, even over 6 months ago.

steff13 Sun 21-Jun-15 18:55:26

Nitrogen molecules are "bigger" than typical air, so less leaks out over time, and helps retain tire pressure better. Also, you get better gas mileage with nitrogen.

SoupDragon Sun 21-Jun-15 19:04:30

Nope. From the point of view of a domestic car, it's a load of bollocks

SoupDragon Sun 21-Jun-15 19:08:45

Kwik fit tried to tell me the reason as that it was drier and thus corroded the tyres less.

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