Avon ZV5-XL Tyres half price fully fitted sold by the AA £59.50
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Avon ZV5-XL Tyres half price fully fitted sold by the AA £59.50

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Found 11th Aug 2013
These are high performance premium tyres at half price and made in the UK to boot. The price is for my 205/55/R16s yours may be cheaper or higher depending on your wheel size. Just bought a pair for my Mercedes C Class and will have them fitted by a local garage. The price is fully fitted and they have a network of garages all over the country.

AA members get 2.5% off, insert membership number at checkout.
- Dryosh

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I have had these tyres on a Golf TDi and can recommend them.
Great price for fully fitted.

I think they are using tyre-shopper.co.uk
Just did a comparison on my size and the results and prices were exactly the same
The AA will be on commission for the sales

If you want the commission for yourself, go via Topcashback to Tyre shopper

I have used them a few times now and have had no issues.



Edited by: "CrazyBob" 11th Aug 2013

CrazyBob

I think they are using http://www.tyre-shopper.co.ukJust did a comparison … I think they are using http://www.tyre-shopper.co.ukJust did a comparison on my size and the results and prices were exactly the sameThe AA will be on commission for the salesIf you want the commission for yourself, go via Topcashback to Tyre shopperI have used them a few times now and have had no issues.


Well spotted, CrazyBob.

2.5% off for members of the AA.

Original Poster

Right you are CrazyBob. Both sites are using National Tyres and Autocare as fitters - perhaps tyre-shopper.co.uk is owned by them.
Edited by: "qainat" 11th Aug 2013

Ordered some of these from Tyre Shopper, same size, last Wednesday using the 5% discount code and TCB. Received a call the day after stating they were no longer available?! Offered me Barum instead ... I declined. At least my TCB has tracked!!

Great tyres especially in wet conditions.

I got a printed quote from TyreShopper, took it to the designated tyre fitter from their website and asked them to beat it.

I got a quid extra off of each tyre, not a fortune, but every little helps.
Edited by: "Inactive" 11th Aug 2013

Are these any good for a Mitsubishi FTO? I just got one cheap for a mess about, and it has two different tyres on the rear, so I want to sort that out asap.

fishmaster, yes they are. Have them on my FTO and really rate them. Good in the wet and the dry. Low road noise, good wear. Also found them to be very good in the snow , considering they are not a winter tyre.

HTH.

i had 4 of these tyres fitted on my golf tdi about 6 months back for £60 a corner at my local garage. softer tyre than bridgestones so wont get as much mileage out of them, alot quieter though. seem to be wearing quite quickly and dont think i nwill get 32k miles out of them as i did the bridgestones, prob no more than 20k??

I might need some new tyres after driving between Elstead and Farnham in Surrey. The roads are in the same way as the NHS!

Banned

These are meant for bigger heavier cars, a quick Google suggests the ZV5 seems to get generally poor reviews on the whole - some people say they're great, but more say they are not. Poor wet performance seems to be a particular problem with them.

But still, they've got a good brand name on them, and that's all that concerns a lot of people

fishmaster

Are these any good for a Mitsubishi FTO?

Mr Fish ... I had a set of these on a supercharged MX5 a couple of years ago - similar power-to-weight to your FTO. I thought they were pretty weak - no real grip at the rear, and nasty and lacking confidence on the brakes. I fitted Uniroyal Rainsports instead, and they were a revelation - even in the snow. Camskill often have deals on Uniroyals, and tyretraders.com/ are often cheap too.

I've used Avon tyres on my last 3 cars. Found them to be quite sticky and reasonable for wear. My next set of tyres will be Avon.

Banned

Bargain, this is one of the only times when buying tyres cheap isn't going to risk your life. Love avons cannot fault them, had them on my 190bhp Toyota and they never once caused me concern. Good find op.

Avon is a very good mid-range tyre. Depending on size you need, it may not cost much more (or even be cheaper) for a premium tyre.

Recently paid 120 quid for 2 Michelin tyres fully fitted at home (by Kwik Fit) plus got a free £10 fuel card.

I rang several places first and 3 of the garages blatantly lied to me about the quality of their tyres.

I found this website very useful for learning about tyre quality:

tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/

AnnieMumba

Avon is a very good mid-range tyre. Depending on size you need, it may … Avon is a very good mid-range tyre. Depending on size you need, it may not cost much more (or even be cheaper) for a premium tyre. Recently paid 120 quid for 2 Michelin tyres fully fitted at home (by Kwik Fit) plus got a free £10 fuel card.I rang several places first and 3 of the garages blatantly lied to me about the quality of their tyres.I found this website very useful for learning about tyre quality:http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/



Cold, kwik fit. Bunch of thieving con artists.

Unless you live in Northern Ireland that is!
Though Magowan tyres (Only in N.Ireland) will beat or match any price, same tyre there is £69.90. They currently have BRIDGESTONE TURANZA T001 for £64.90, on AA site they £95.50 (RRP they declare for them is £143.00!) though don't trust any of the AA's RRP's.

magowantyres.co.uk/ind…asp

What a pleasant thread.
Every post helpful and polite.
Nice one HDUKers!

Dryosh

Cold, kwik fit. Bunch of thieving con artists.



A good point about Kwikfit, but even bad people occasionally do something good.

Isn't that around the regular price anyway?

I'll talk to my AVON lady first

AnnieMumba

I found this website very useful for learning about tyre … I found this website very useful for learning about tyre quality:http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/


I on the other hand found it completely useless, if you believe that site people wouldn't buy most of the tyres ever again.

Reading comments on tyres by brand and model is nonsense. Different cars respond differently to vehicle weight, compounds, sizes, OEM/vs aftermarket wheels and how you prefer to drive.
The only recommendations I believe have any credence are those from your car club or matching the ones fitted by the manufacturer. Anything else is for you to try and see what YOU think.

For instance, I stuck with Dunlop SP9000 on our MG-ZR for years as these were what were initially supplied on the vehicle. When I eventually deviated to a mid range brand to save cost I was disappointed and went straight back next time.

Tyres are the only thing between your car and the road. It's one area not to scrimp on.

speedyellow

fishmaster, yes they are. Have them on my FTO and really rate them. Good … fishmaster, yes they are. Have them on my FTO and really rate them. Good in the wet and the dry. Low road noise, good wear. Also found them to be very good in the snow , considering they are not a winter tyre.HTH.



Thanks I was amazed I could get such a car (fto gpx) for £800. It currently has two kumhos on the front, one el cheapo crap tyre on the rear and a Yokohama on the rear. So two new ones for the rear to sort out the mismatch I was thinking.

Carlos Sultana

Mr Fish ... I had a set of these on a supercharged MX5 a couple of years … Mr Fish ... I had a set of these on a supercharged MX5 a couple of years ago - similar power-to-weight to your FTO. I thought they were pretty weak - no real grip at the rear, and nasty and lacking confidence on the brakes. I fitted Uniroyal Rainsports instead, and they were a revelation - even in the snow. Camskill often have deals on Uniroyals, and http://www.tyretraders.com/ are often cheap too.



Thanks. I'll be looking in to that then.

Banned

Go via Quidco and get another 5% off using a code, plus 2% cash back. £226.10 for four, and 2% cash back.

Dryosh

Cold, kwik fit. Bunch of thieving con artists.



i can vouch for that, i used to work for them.

£140 per tyre for me. think i'll pass.

stvoritel

I'll talk to my AVON lady first


Ding dong!

joedredd

I on the other hand found it completely useless, if you believe that site … I on the other hand found it completely useless, if you believe that site people wouldn't buy most of the tyres ever again.Reading comments on tyres by brand and model is nonsense. Different cars respond differently to vehicle weight, compounds, sizes, OEM/vs aftermarket wheels and how you prefer to drive.The only recommendations I believe have any credence are those from your car club or matching the ones fitted by the manufacturer. Anything else is for you to try and see what YOU think.For instance, I stuck with Dunlop SP9000 on our MG-ZR for years as these were what were initially supplied on the vehicle. When I eventually deviated to a mid range brand to save cost I was disappointed and went straight back next time.Tyres are the only thing between your car and the road. It's one area not to scrimp on.



That was exactly my point!!!!

Tyres and brakes are imho the 2 most important parts of the vehicle and something not to be scrimped on.

As soon as some of the tyre companies heard a female voice they thought they could put one over on me. For instance, one company said that their tyre 'Wanli' was a premium quality tyre - it is not - it is a budget tyre.

I found the tyre guide as a useful starting point but I agree that there are many variables when choosing a tyre including annual mileage, speed, use of a tow bar etc.

PS the page I linked to was NOT the tyre reviews but the grades of tyres which I found to be helpful as there are so many brands on the market
Edited by: "AnnieMumba" 11th Aug 2013

My size but don't need them. But you did remind me that I need a winter set for this car so thanks!

Dryosh

Cold, kwik fit. Bunch of thieving con artists.



Alas living in Northern Ireland, we do not have the same range of suppliers as on the mainland. Kwik Fit were considerably cheaper for my size than the competitors (my car is v. old and has an unusual tyre size). Plus the tyres were made recently and they came out to fit them for free. No complaints about them at all.

foxymeister

Ordered some of these from Tyre Shopper, same size, last Wednesday using … Ordered some of these from Tyre Shopper, same size, last Wednesday using the 5% discount code and TCB. Received a call the day after stating they were no longer available?! Offered me Barum instead ... I declined. At least my TCB has tracked!!


Barum.. my girlfriend had a very similar experience, turned up expecting continentals - he offered her a 'special deal' on some 'continentals', she wasn't sure what to do, so thankfully phoned me and I spoke to the garage to find out the continentals he was offering her were really Barum's, but he justified himself by saying they were made by continental, using the same factory. I asked if it was the same compound, at which point he went very quiet and started offering me bridgestones. I'll never advise anyone use national again after that - I've had barums before, great dry tyres but absolutely lethal in the wet - maybe things have changed, but i'd not trust them.

I sorted her out some Dunlops from another garage for less than National wanted for the Barums.

They don't have any to fit my MG ZT :-(

All of these places unfortunately require that the buyer has some knowledge of the product/service being offered. Obviously the majority of customers are like lambs to the slaughter.

thank you for this post. im due a couple of new tyres and this has saved me having to hunt around

Can someone please advice, my tyre size are 245/45ZR18 100W, checked on size but search coming with nothing don't know if putting in details correct am I supposed to put in Z for speed rating?

I run Barums on my Mondeo and had no issue. For the price I would recommend them.

I think you will find its W. Btw I had barum bravuris 2s fitted,they seem ok to me. I don't think there is much difference between them and avons.
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