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Old 14th December 2012, 22:52   #46
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Today I got the aged (54K) OEM tyres of my swift changed at Sai Iyengar. It was a busy day for me and I had only 45 mins to get the job done.
I booked an appointment at 1 PM, reached by 1.15 and was all done by 2 PM flat.

Changed the tyres from OEM JK Vectra to Yokohama A drives of the same specs. I was charged Rs 4100/tyre for cash payment and balancing/alignment/nitrogem came free.

I am quite happy with the service and efficiency.

Planning to get the tyres of my RE machismo also changed to dunlop from the same place. I have been quoted Rs 2400 for rear & Rs 2100 for front, including tubes.
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Old 10th January 2013, 16:03   #47
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Another positive experience to report here.

They sourced a front tyre for my TB, CEAT Secura Sport 3.25-19, in two days. I had searched for that tyre in several shops and had almost resigned to visiting JC Road.

The last time I had to buy that particular tyre was 5 years ago in 2007, went to JC Road that time and remember running around several shops there too, till we finally tracked some down in a godown somewhere on JC Road!

This time was much easier, thanks to these guys!
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Old 12th February 2013, 10:36   #48
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I have been a long term satisfied customer as posted earlier. So, when I needed to change my car's mxv8 tyres which has done 56k km, I went to them this Saturday evening even though I stay 20km away now.
Ashwin was not around, spoke to a helpful guy incharge. MXV8 are no longer available, PLC is too soft for bad roads. So toss up between Yokohama C Drives, MRF ZLO and Bridgestone MY02. Went for MY02 at 5400 per tyre though was offered 4950 for Cdrives when paid cash down. wheel alignment and balancing was included.

I had to go for some work, so I didn't supervise the whole process. here's the key points.
* Job was taken up promptly and finished in an hour or so.
* checked wheel alignment report, and they had done a good job

* Driving back, got a lot of noise from Stepney area over humps and potholes. When I was at home, I found the tyre guys had not even put the bolt in the groove let alone fasten the Stepney wheel. Took care of it myself.
* Next day I drove towards Hoskote on NH4 and found steering wheel and floor start mildly vibrating from 80kmph. Thevibrations increased with speed and the steering shook violently at 120.Tried a few times at different stretches and reverted to low speeds. Went back to Sai and had to push them a bit to do wheel balancing again. Post rebalancing, no vibrations upto 120, haven't checked beyond.

Conclusion: Workforce needs better supervision, training and work ethos. Can't skip basic jobs and/or do it any which way or partly. No one seemed bothered much about doing their job right first time, nor be apologetic about the customer's hassles. Wasted 2 hours and 40km drive on a Sunday. Ashwin better take corrective action else things will go downhill rapidly.

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Old 29th November 2013, 12:30   #49
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Last Sunday, went to replace Ritz VXI 165/80R14 JK tyres with 185/70R14 XM2. Experience was good - the work was carried out promptly and took less than 45mins IIRC :-)

Met Ashwin after a while, some renovations in the building, and he also plans to renovate the store. He told me he has hired back some of the older hands ...

The car feels much more planted, with better ride and less noise now.

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Changed the original Goodyears (195x65x15) on my Laura at about 44,000 km's yesterday. They were nearly worn out and were super noisy. I had been talking to Ashwin about potential replacements for a while. I had intended to get the Yoko C-drive's, but ended up buying the Yoko Earth-1's based on Ashwin's repeated advice that they had better side walls. Given that I drive on some dubious roads in Bangalore and beyond, I thought that it was sensible advice. I got a good quote. They also bought back my pristine (never-used) spare, thus saving me some money in the process.

Balancing, wheel alignment and Nitrogen fill-up were thrown in as part of the deal. Apparently, I just missed the company offer of a free Black & Decker car vacuum along with purchase of 4 Earth-1's. I've asked Ashwin to push the company to see if they can get it to me as an exception.

Early days - the Earth-1's are proving to be much quieter. We have a Coimbatore run coming up this weekend. I hope to get a better sense after that drive.
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Got the stock Apollo Acelere 185/60R15 tires on my Polo changed to Yokohama S-Drives 205/55R15 last Saturday. The place was quite crowded and they took a while to get started with my car. But once they did get started they were done promptly. Cost me Rs. 12k for 4 tires after exchange. Got a free 2800 mAH Sony power bank as well.
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They also bought back my pristine (never-used) spare, thus saving me some money in the process.

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Have you never rotated your tyres?
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Changed the original Goodyears (195x65x15) on my Laura at about 44,000 km's yesterday. They were nearly worn out and were super noisy. I had been talking to Ashwin about potential replacements for a while. I had intended to get the Yoko C-drive's, but ended up buying the Yoko Earth-1's based on Ashwin's repeated advice that they had better side walls. Given that I drive on some dubious roads in Bangalore and beyond, I thought that it was sensible advice. I got a good quote. They also bought back my pristine (never-used) spare, thus saving me some money in the process.

Balancing, wheel alignment and Nitrogen fill-up were thrown in as part of the deal. Apparently, I just missed the company offer of a free Black & Decker car vacuum along with purchase of 4 Earth-1's. I've asked Ashwin to push the company to see if they can get it to me as an exception.

Early days - the Earth-1's are proving to be much quieter. We have a Coimbatore run coming up this weekend. I hope to get a better sense after that drive.
Hey BackInTheFold, just thought of checking how is your experience with Yoko Earth-1 as its been 2 years since you bought them? My Hyundai i20 Asta is due for tyre change at 45k kms now, so was considering Yoko Earth-1. Yokohama india site is no longer listing A-drives.

Majority of my drives are in highways (particularly in TamilNadu). Please share your experiences.

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Changed my honda city tyres at Sai Iyengar, Indiranagar. The entire experience was very satisfactory. Fresh product and service.Staff is efficient and courteous.
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