Goodyear Efficient grip performance tyre 205/55VR16 only £50.99 @ Formula 1 autocentres
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Goodyear Efficient grip performance tyre 205/55VR16 only £50.99 @ Formula 1 autocentres

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Found 20th Feb 2016
Stonking price for a Goodyear tyre fully fitted and a lot cheaper than the likes of ATS and Kwik fit.

Make sure you use the code TY2OFF to get it for this price
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Great fully fitted price !
Get ready for your shockers have gone I will replace them.
Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft and unlike any other tyre I've ever come across. I hit a pothole recently and the sidewall punctured... not sure whether another tyre would have suffered the same fate but I won't get these again.
A lot of places will price match & sometimes beat it by 10%. Heat from me.
spannerzone

Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft … Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft and unlike any other tyre I've ever come across. I hit a pothole recently and the sidewall punctured... not sure whether another tyre would have suffered the same fate but I won't get these again.



Glad you warned me - I was about to buy 2 of these to replace Uniroyal Rainexperts which have suffered a similar fate (they seemed like a good choice for Glasgow's climate, but turned out to be a bad choice for Glasgow's roads).
hutchir9

Get ready for your shockers have gone I will replace them.



Also get ready for them to tell you when you go to get the tyres fitted that they don't actually have the Goodyear Efficient Grips in stock but "they can fit an equivalent brand"
spannerzone

Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft … Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft and unlike any other tyre I've ever come across. I hit a pothole recently and the sidewall punctured... not sure whether another tyre would have suffered the same fate but I won't get these again.



My experience is the opposite with these. Absolutely loads of feel for spirited driving, good ratings, I put my confidence in these tyres. Wouldn't go for anything else.

spannerzone

Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft … Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft and unlike any other tyre I've ever come across. I hit a pothole recently and the sidewall punctured... not sure whether another tyre would have suffered the same fate but I won't get these again.


Had the same issue with these, very soft sided. Wife hit a pothole and that was it it was only on the car a few days as well.
I love these tyres, great grip cornering etc and I love F1 Autocentres. Just had my MOT done by them and, unlike with Halfords, I passed and don't feel I was being treated like a silly woman who knew nothing about cars.
Good deal for a fully fitted well reviewed tyre.....

Just a word on what to expect from these. About 6 months ago I put 4 of these on my car. Initially I was shocked by how thin the walls were, they felt more like something akin to a bike tyre than a car tyre. They are so thin and have no inherent strength at all. So I had all 4 fitted and the whole ride of the car changed, the car pitched and rolled round corners and roundabouts. It felt really odd and very disconcerting. Its not all bad though, they did handle very well under breaking, especially in the wet.

Then in the space of a week I had 2 punchers, one being massive tear on the side wall and the other in the tread.

I changed them all out for some Cooper Zeon CS6's. Formula 1 will try and sell these for about £65 - £70 fully fitted as they come with a warranty. If you get a puncture they will fix or replace the tyre, its 100% of the price up to 6mm dropping to 20% at 3mm. Formula 1 will also price match on this tyre AND include the warranty, almost. I quoted an internet price of £47, they said they could fit and include the warranty for £55. The handling has dramatically improved and breaking seems to be fine. If you have a tyre replaced under the warranty I think they charge you a fitting charge of £12.

I'm sure plenty of folks will have issues with these tyres and some wont. Its all good. They work for me and aren't to expensive.
Thanks op
These are only 91 sidewall rated
Most cars are 93/95 for heavier cars

Edited by: "databar" 21st Feb 2016
Had these on my Focus for years without any problems, good grip and handling with no sidewall tears or fears. Good price if you live in an area covered by F1(none in Scotland, Ireland or northern England).
I think mine work well on wet roads and decent raods/motorways they seem fine but I don't think they're anywhere near as durable....the sidewalls feel soft and cheeselike (seriously squidgy!) you can poke your finger into the sidewalls and it has quite a bit of flex whereas any other tyre I've had would have a very rigid sidewall.

I have an Astra H estate and maybe they're better on smaller cars...plus I live in a village with pretty poor roads (but then again most towns have massive potholes theses days!)
Edited by: "spannerzone" 21st Feb 2016
Got these on my Golf R. Superb.
too far.
is £25 part worn mitchelin good price for this size ??
sofiasar

too far. is £25 part worn mitchelin good price for this size ??


What mm left? Personally i would prefer new tyres
rincage

Got these on my Golf R. Superb.



I've got a Golf Mk6 1.4TSI, the current tyres I have on the front are a disaster, Pirelli Cinturato P7, the worst tyres I've had in almost 30 years of driving, and that includes budget tyres I've had in those years. I'm thinking these or Uniroyal Rainexperts.
I was pleased with these when I had them on my grand C Max. I am looking for tyres for my Fiesta 195 55 R15 and even though they are smaller for some reason they are dearer.
bigups

Then in the space of a week I had 2 punchers



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ArthurDent1

Glad you warned me - I was about to buy 2 of these to replace Uniroyal … Glad you warned me - I was about to buy 2 of these to replace Uniroyal Rainexperts which have suffered a similar fate (they seemed like a good choice for Glasgow's climate, but turned out to be a bad choice for Glasgow's roads).



​I've gone through 2 sets of rainsports 2s, I find putting a bit more pressure in makes them last longer, currently running 36 psi up from 30 on last set and already lasting longer
Also they seem to charge you for wheel alignment, just another way of extracting more cash!

We caught them out, had my car serviced with free wheel alignment and required 2 new tyres 2.2mm (ish) so popped down to our local centre and "oh your wheel alignment is slightly out?"....I don't think so!
databar

These are only 91 sidewall rated Most cars are 93/95 for heavier cars


Heavier cars have different tyre size... 91 is the most common load index in this size
spannerzone

Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft … Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft and unlike any other tyre I've ever come across. I hit a pothole recently and the sidewall punctured... not sure whether another tyre would have suffered the same fate but I won't get these again.



​ Sounds like it's been run under inflated, the running damaging the inner sidewall and the shock of the pothole enough to break through. Look for debris inside the tyre.
bigups

Good deal for a fully fitted well reviewed tyre.....Just a word on what … Good deal for a fully fitted well reviewed tyre.....Just a word on what to expect from these. About 6 months ago I put 4 of these on my car. Initially I was shocked by how thin the walls were, they felt more like something akin to a bike tyre than a car tyre. They are so thin and have no inherent strength at all. So I had all 4 fitted and the whole ride of the car changed, the car pitched and rolled round corners and roundabouts. It felt really odd and very disconcerting. Its not all bad though, they did handle very well under breaking, especially in the wet.Then in the space of a week I had 2 punchers, one being massive tear on the side wall and the other in the tread. I changed them all out for some Cooper Zeon CS6's. Formula 1 will try and sell these for about £65 - £70 fully fitted as they come with a warranty. If you get a puncture they will fix or replace the tyre, its 100% of the price up to 6mm dropping to 20% at 3mm. Formula 1 will also price match on this tyre AND include the warranty, almost. I quoted an internet price of £47, they said they could fit and include the warranty for £55. The handling has dramatically improved and breaking seems to be fine. If you have a tyre replaced under the warranty I think they charge you a fitting charge of £12.I'm sure plenty of folks will have issues with these tyres and some wont. Its all good. They work for me and aren't to expensive.



​ What's breaking? Check your pressures.
Robavfc33

Yeh and then they charge you £6 for balancing 2 wheels so no cheaper than … Yeh and then they charge you £6 for balancing 2 wheels so no cheaper than anywhere else


just untick the wheel balance upgrade when you order they still balance the wheels inc
sofiasar

too far. is £25 part worn mitchelin good price for this size ??



​beware. I bought 2 x part warn tyres with practically full tread. 1 of them blew out on the M56 at 70mph in the pouring rain and stuffed me in to the central reservation.... car was a write off
not sure what the code is but it works on all tyres - £4 saving for me!
I think I will be buying elsewhere, probably buy Nankang NS20 for the back of my car as they are only £80, they don't get the best reviews but hopefully will not fall apart like the tyres I have on at the moment (tread coming away)
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Dunlop Sport 01A* mfs 98Y 245/45ZR19 £128.80 2x£257.60
Standard Wheel Balance - £5.87
sub-total: £257.60
promo code £2 off all tyres -£4.00
TOTAL: £253.60
Currently running Michelin energy savers. Can't complain, on my second set for the fronts (forgot to rotate them!). Not sure how these compare though
Their business model appears to be to break even from the tyres themselves & to profit from the add-ons.
No different to a restaurant charging the earth for a white roll & butter to have with your main meal.
You can say 'no thanks'. Simply go prepared with a polite but firm line of: I'm on a budget / It's my Auntie's car / I live up a bumpy drive so alignment will be out again by the time I get home / one of your own choice.
spannerzone

Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft … Great price but I had a couple of these and the sidewalls are very soft and unlike any other tyre I've ever come across. I hit a pothole recently and the sidewall punctured... not sure whether another tyre would have suffered the same fate but I won't get these again.


Ross81

Sounds like it's been run under inflated, the running damaging the inner … Sounds like it's been run under inflated, the running damaging the inner sidewall and the shock of the pothole enough to break through. Look for debris inside the tyre.


They're at Vauxhall's recommended PSI, in fact these tyres always look flat (due to soft sidewalls I think) - I'm not saying they're bad tyres but they've been bad for me and I'm not alone according to reviews (but many tyre reviews are bad, regardless of make/model)

Like I say, good price but for me, any tyre I can poke my finger easily into the sidewall rings alarm bells.
Billythebubble

Also they seem to charge you for wheel alignment, just another way of … Also they seem to charge you for wheel alignment, just another way of extracting more cash!We caught them out, had my car serviced with free wheel alignment and required 2 new tyres 2.2mm (ish) so popped down to our local centre and "oh your wheel alignment is slightly out?"....I don't think so!


Are you suggesting that car tyre fitters are possibly slightly devious and make customers spend on unnecessary work that they often don't actually do (wheel balancing done by hitting wheel with hammer to indicate 'work' being done, new exhaust brackets required that aren't there when you check, oil levels topped up that aren't, free checks winter checks that always discover a fault so dangerous they can't let you drive the car home?

In other news I hear that members of the Ursidae family found to defecate in woods
richardhopkins1

​beware. I bought 2 x part warn tyres with practically full tread. 1 of t … ​beware. I bought 2 x part warn tyres with practically full tread. 1 of them blew out on the M56 at 70mph in the pouring rain and stuffed me in to the central reservation.... car was a write off



Never underestimate stupidity
m5rcc

For £12.50 more, I'd get a superior tyre


+ fitting cost
Never had a problem with F1Autocentres. Used them for new tyres several times and a very cheap MOT and they have never tried to up sell. They have only ever done what I have asked for.
richardhopkins1

​beware. I bought 2 x part warn tyres with practically full tread. 1 of t … ​beware. I bought 2 x part warn tyres with practically full tread. 1 of them blew out on the M56 at 70mph in the pouring rain and stuffed me in to the central reservation.... car was a write off



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Why do you think they were part worn with practically full thread? Probably scavenged of a car that had been seriously damaged in an accident. I suspect you have nothing but your penny pinching to blame.
Thanks OP. used the code to get the W rated version of the same tyre for £52.70. Phoned my local Kwikfit this morning and gave them the chance to price match..... £67 was the best they could do and they didn't seem that interested.
We have these on my mrs Touran and they work really well aslong as you make sure the tyres are inflated to manufacturer guidelines.

sofiasar

too far. is £25 part worn mitchelin good price for this size ??



Id go for brand new too
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