I have had to call out rac today due to a ripped/slashed tyre on my renault motbility car. I was a little suprised when the spare tyre I paid £100 for when I collected the car was one of these 'temporary' tyres. Are they called spacesaver tyres or something? I am pretty sure they dont cost £100 (!!)
I was just wondering whether this is always the case of what they provide you with....before I ring up and complain
There is definately space for a REAL tyre btw as its a grand scenic and even dh has a 'proper' tyre (with alloy) on his clio.
Another thing is. The tyre has been damaged by me clipping the kerb () whilst parking.........I presume kwik fit will charge me for a new one? and can I just take it to a local garage instead as it will be cheaper (if I have to pay that is)? or will kwik fit process it as one of my 'free tyres?
motability spare tyres (I have a scenic grande as well) are meant to be a proper spare not the spacesaver (that's how the standard scenic comes). Maybe they'[ve changed it trhough i didn't pay £100 for my proper one.
I clipped a tyre on my car and kiwk fit changed it for free and charged to to motability.
I would ring and complain as I know when I got mine 3 years ago it was a proper tyre at no extra cost.
you don't have to pay anything to slowfit
they take your reg number and phone motorbility.
i dunno if there is a limit, my last car had 3 new tyres no charge.
i got a new car last week and there is no spare at all. just a fixing kit.
yes they were s-l-o-w
i tookthe car for it's MOT and it failed on one of the front tyres[drivers side]anyway young lad at slowfit, had a look at it scratched his head for a while then fetched "the boss" the boss told him to take wheel off to get a better look as the couldn't see a slash in said tyre, they still couldn't see it so... the changed the passenger front tyre as the saw a mark on it and thought the MOT peeps had put wrong trye down.
off i trundled back to MOT place, much shaking off heads, he took me out to the car and showed me the very visible slash throu the tread, so i went back to slowfit with bloody great chalk arrows on side of tyre saying "look here" i did get it done in the end but it did take 21/2 hours.