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Headline:Re-tyringDate:10/01/2003
Source:FastSaloons.com   (Click Here for more details).Ourthoughts
   
Review:20k & 15k miles on the rear tyres

Well BMW agreed that the rear tyres needed changing. That makes it 20,236 miles for the offside tyre and 15,500 miles for the nearside one.

The reason for the difference is probably mainly due to the use of unequal tyres - a lot of people only change tyres in 2's or 4's. I decided not to when the offside (drivers rear) got punctured at 18.5k miles. Couple reason for this - the price (276) and just having twin girls. In the end the nearside lasted another 4,736 miles (23k miles).

I love stats so that is an average use of the 4 tyres of just over 19k miles / tyre.

In the end I bought them from Micheldever for 371.50 (185.75 each). Which is a saving of 180.76 over what I paid last time and I was being quoted even more 280+ by BMW this time.

Christmas presents:

Regards fitting the local AA service garage has quoted 6.50 per tyre. So that is a net saving of 167.76 - not bad really and well worth a ring to Micheldever.

Change of plan the AA's tyre machine wasn't big enough !! So in the end Sytner changed them for 9.87 each.
The tyres were too big to both fit in the boot. So one had to travel in the front passenger seat !

Cars:Alpina B10 3.3 (E39 (02/99-02/03))

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