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4x 17" Run Flat Tyres £341.44 (205/45/v17 Bridegstone RE050) @ Kwik-Fit
4x 17" Run Flat Tyres £341.44 (205/45/v17 Bridegstone RE050) @ Kwik-Fit

4x 17" Run Flat Tyres £341.44 (205/45/v17 Bridegstone RE050) @ Kwik-Fit

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This is a great price for run flats and is the price without any vouchers been used!

The price includes vallves, balancing and disposal of your old tyres!!

Click the link then enter:
Make......Enter Mini. BMW
Chassis...Mini 2001 - 2006
Model.....Cooper Checkmate

(will be fine on other cars that have the same spec tyres)

Thanks to SPECKY from Northern MINI for this deal.

38 Comments

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Would not let these monkeys anywhere near my alloys.

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wellfan;4112799

Think your price is wrong. "Purchase 4 of these tyres and book and pay … Think your price is wrong. "Purchase 4 of these tyres and book and pay online for £75.36 each"



The price above includes Valves, Balancing & and disposal of old tyres

Very interested in this.. but can you fit run flats if they have not been previously used on your car.. if you know what i mean?

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wellfan;4112826

Would not let these monkeys anywhere near my alloys.



Good for you, but 1000's do. Including me in the past without any problems

AJD851;4112869

Very interested in this.. but can you fit run flats if they have not been … Very interested in this.. but can you fit run flats if they have not been previously used on your car.. if you know what i mean?



Why would you want to they are horrendous

Great Deal,

I remember mini quoting me £170 a corner when there was only pirelli making the run flats, quick fit did them for £130 ea, this was a few years ago mind,

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AJD851;4112869

Very interested in this.. but can you fit run flats if they have not been … Very interested in this.. but can you fit run flats if they have not been previously used on your car.. if you know what i mean?



Yes you can fit them no problem, you can still tell slightly if you have a flat but I would recommend getting an on board tyre pressure monitor.

This is an expensive option:
rockshore.uk.com/tyr…dnQ

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dpblackpool;4112875

Good for you, but 1000's do. Including me in the past without any problems



Good for you too. So there.
Anyway, back to the real world. Kwik Fit are a bunch of cowboys. They use really unscrupulous methods to con vulnerable people out of their hard earned cash.

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Drea;4112894

Why would you want to they are horrendous



Maybe the car is used by a female driver, it does give peace of mind, not to mention the safety aspect too.

New run flats are much better, granted they are better on later cars where the suspension has been set up with these tyres in mind.

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wellfan;4112953

Good for you too. So there. Anyway, back to the real world. Kwik Fit are … Good for you too. So there. Anyway, back to the real world. Kwik Fit are a bunch of cowboys. They use really unscrupulous methods to con vulnerable people out of their hard earned cash.



Well think of this as revenge, as its a good deal with little in the way of profit for them.

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dpblackpool;4112922

Yes you can fit them no problem, you can still tell slightly if you have … Yes you can fit them no problem, you can still tell slightly if you have a flat but I would recommend getting an on board tyre pressure monitor.This is an expensive option:http://www.rockshore.uk.com/tyre-pressure-monitoring-system-tpms-by-tyresure-1689-p.asp?gclid=COnVuJ2MmZgCFQoi3godSD1dnQ



You have obviously got too much money. For goodness sake, just buy real tyres and check them regularly for damage, etc. Best way to monitor any deterioration in them.

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dpblackpool;4112975

Well think of this as revenge, as its a good deal with little in the way … Well think of this as revenge, as its a good deal with little in the way of profit for them.



Just wait until they take a screwdriver or even better a crowbar to remove your centre caps.

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wellfan;4112979

You have obviously got too much money. For goodness sake, just buy real … You have obviously got too much money. For goodness sake, just buy real tyres and check them regularly for damage, etc. Best way to monitor any deterioration in them.



Very true.

I did point out this was an expensive option!

There are some good reasons to have run flats, I mentioned these in a previous post.

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wellfan;4112988

Just wait until they take a screwdriver or even better a crowbar to … Just wait until they take a screwdriver or even better a crowbar to remove your centre caps.



I think you are adding very little to the thread. You have voiced your opinion and made some valid points. I'm sure other users of this site will make up there own mind.

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dpblackpool;4113024

I think you are adding very little to the thread. You have voiced your … I think you are adding very little to the thread. You have voiced your opinion and made some valid points. I'm sure other users of this site will make up there own mind.



No I really think people need to be warned about the potential problems associated with using Kwik Fit.

i have used kwil fit before with no problems, i used them on my volvo and on my bmw, they are not my 1st choice as i have found a garage very local to me who beat black circle and are nice people but im sensing wellfan has issues with kwikfit.

if they were as bad as that, they would be out of business a long time ago.

my bmw uses run flats, not very comfortable when country driving but ideal for motorway or 'normal' roads.

this is quite a good price to be honest and i have never had any major problems with kwik fit but they have tried to charge me silly prices for a few jobs. luckily i know enough about cars to know whats what so i told em not to bother and i would do the work myself.

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brum;4113153

i have used kwil fit before with no problems, i used them on my volvo and … i have used kwil fit before with no problems, i used them on my volvo and on my bmw, they are not my 1st choice as i have found a garage very local to me who beat black circle and are nice people but im sensing wellfan has issues with kwikfit.if they were as bad as that, they would be out of business a long time ago.my bmw uses run flats, not very comfortable when country driving but ideal for motorway or 'normal' roads.



To be honest I have had very little in the way of direct personal experience of Kwik Fit. However, I work for a very large organisation (NHS) and very many of my colleagues have had the misfortune of using Kwik Fit. Feedback is very, very poor. So be warned.
PS Not joking about the crowbar on the alloys.

Wouldn't use Kwik Fit if they gave the tyres away !!

The same tyres are £117.83 at Blackcircles.com so this is very cheap, and the users there have given them good feedback. I'd just about trust them to fit tyres - although they screwed up my tracking a couple of years back, and subsequently the inside inch of the (otherwise nearly new) front tyres scrubbed down to the internal wire structure, very dangerous - however I certainly wouldn't let them carry out any servicing on my car.

whats the betting they will also notice you need new brake pads and discs while changing your tyres :whistling:

I also have had a very bad experience with kwikfit, they were supposed to sort out the tracking but made it worse! They dont take much care with your car! So unless your car is a utter piece of **** and you dont care what happens to it, i suggest not to go there!

the inside inch of the (otherwise nearly new) front tyres scrubbed down to the internal wire structure, very dangerous

This happened to my daughter's car a while ago. It took a long time to find the reason. With the help of some research including referral to Honest John (Saturday Daily Telegraph ) we found it was not the fitter, nor the tyres, nor the pressures, but the result of driving with one wheel each side of speed 'cushions'.

The speed cushions are potentially lethal, they wear the inner tyre edges and walls so that without very careful checking the tyres can look fine but can have the inner walls so badly worn that the wires can be poking through.

Tyre walls are not designed or intended to take abrasion but this happens with most cars however slowly you drive over these cushions.

Next time you see any of this type of cushion, check the sloping edges. New ones will have all the edges smooth. On older ones the edges parallel with the road are likely to be worn and rough. This is the result of the inner edges of the tyres rubbing on them. And rubber is softer than the 'cushions'.

This is one extract from the discussion on the Honest John website
honestjohn.co.uk/for…114
The problem is that if you repeatedly straddle speed cushions you destroy the inner shoulders of your tyres, as literally thousands of my readers have discovered. So, while straddling is more comfortable (and is harmless if the track between your wheels is greater than the base of the speed cushion), the best way to preserve your tyres and your tracking (if not your back and your car's springs) is to drive one wheel over the hump and one wheel on the flat.

I've used this technique ever since and encouraged others to do the same.

Run flats ruin the ride quality and are super expensive.

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yinujim;4114388

Run flats ruin the ride quality and are super expensive.



There not the best but new cars are designed around them. Also new generation of run flats are much improved.

Another solution would be to buy the tyres and have them fitted by an independent fitter. I have had 4 tyres fitted only for £20 (all in).

So knock about £10 off for valves, disposal etc and get them supply only, so about an extra £10 on the price but still cheap as chips.

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wellfan;4113050

No I really think people need to be warned about the potential problems … No I really think people need to be warned about the potential problems associated with using Kwik Fit.


totally agree.

kwik fit blew my engine up when doing an oil change! filter fell off 5 miles up the road.

foolishly went back a few years later for a battery change and they broke the lead away as they didnt unscrew it first! Couldnt fix it so just pushed it over the nationwide garage over the road. :x

wellfan;4113238

To be honest I have had very little in the way of direct personal … To be honest I have had very little in the way of direct personal experience of Kwik Fit. However, I work for a very large organisation (NHS) and very many of my colleagues have had the misfortune of using Kwik Fit. Feedback is very, very poor. So be warned. PS Not joking about the crowbar on the alloys.



I don't understand how working for the NHS has anything to do with this. You haven't used Kwik Fit but because you know some people who work in the National Health Service and they have had bad service then you are warning people away.

I have no sympathies for Kwik Fit or any other company its just I don't understand the comment at all, what has the NHS got to do with this?

Do you by any chance read the Daily Mail too?

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bob_regis;4115767

I don't understand how working for the NHS has anything to do with this. … I don't understand how working for the NHS has anything to do with this. You haven't used Kwik Fit but because you know some people who work in the National Health Service and they have had bad service then you are warning people away.I have no sympathies for Kwik Fit or any other company its just I don't understand the comment at all, what has the NHS got to do with this?Do you by any chance read the Daily Mail too?



Daily Mail, what the feck is that? Kind of assuming it is an English trashy 'newspaper'. Daily Record is my favourite read.
Anyway back to your query about my point. My point about the NHS was to indicate that I work for a very large organisation. The employees of this said large organisation tend to share information with each other. The consensus of opinion about this bunch of cowboys is they are indeed a bunch of cowboys.
Is that a bit clearer?

I work for the NHS And one department doesn't talk to another within a hospital, never mind sharing stories of Kwikfit woes....

Good price for tyres for my wee mini

wellfan;4156658

The employees of this said large organisation tend to share information … The employees of this said large organisation tend to share information with each other.... The consensus of opinion about this bunch of cowboys is they are indeed a bunch of cowboys.Is that a bit clearer?



As someone who also works for the NHS I still find your original post a bit bizzare but thanks for attempting to clarify for me.

:thumbsup:

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bazzaric;4156762

I work for the NHS And one department doesn't talk to another within a … I work for the NHS And one department doesn't talk to another within a hospital, never mind sharing stories of Kwikfit woes....Good price for tyres for my wee mini


If you say so!

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I probably have not made myself very clear. Surely if one works for a very large employer (NHS), then your friend and colleague base is extremely large. I am a community nurse and this generally involves the use of a 'lease car'.
So happens Kwik Fit has happened to service the maintenance of this lease in terms of tyre care, etc.
My point is.
Kwik Fit has a very bad reputation. Not my opinion only. Happens to be the opinion of many colleagues.

wellfan;4157303

I probably have not made myself very clear. Surely if one works for a … I probably have not made myself very clear. Surely if one works for a very large employer (NHS), then your friend and colleague base is extremely large. I am a community nurse and this generally involves the use of a 'lease car'. So happens Kwik Fit has happened to service the maintenance of this lease in terms of tyre care, etc. My point is. Kwik Fit has a very bad reputation. Not my opinion only. Happens to be the opinion of many colleagues.



very bizarre. So now you're saying the bigger the organisation the more 'friends' you have? :roll:

My missus used to work for GE Capital, damn she must have more friends than you :whistling:

Anyway, if you need Runflats, these are probably the best price at the moment

My Dads bigger than your dad.

dpblackpool;4112962

Maybe the car is used by a female driver, it does give peace of mind, not … Maybe the car is used by a female driver, it does give peace of mind, not to mention the safety aspect too.New run flats are much better, granted they are better on later cars where the suspension has been set up with these tyres in mind.



an explanation on he higlighted piece of text would be nice . . . .

was looking funnily enough today for 2 new front run flat tyres for my wifes mini cooper s conv... was quoted £97 each for Kuhmo or £112 each for Pirelli eufori which is already on the car. Not sure what to go for as the back tyres have plenty of tread in them

poopscoop;4237951

very bizarre. So now you're saying the bigger the organisation the more … very bizarre. So now you're saying the bigger the organisation the more 'friends' you have? :roll:My missus used to work for GE Capital, damn she must have more friends than you :whistling:Anyway, if you need Runflats, these are probably the best price at the moment



The NHS is the 3rd largest employer in the world...

see:
hsj.co.uk/ins…tml

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meclive;4473741

The NHS is the 3rd largest employer in the … The NHS is the 3rd largest employer in the world...see:http://www.hsj.co.uk/insideknowledge/features/2008/04/how_does_the_nhs_compare_to_the_other_biggest_employers_in_the_world_sally_oreilly_reports.html



Yes, at about 1.3 million we are behind Chinese Army at about 2.3 million and Indian State Railways at about 1.5 million.
poopscopp is a bit of a plonker, so I really do have more friends than his wife. So there.
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