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Old 16th June 2010, 08:59   #1
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Default Bombay Tyres - Santacruz(Milan subway),Dahisar & Borivali

Products sold:

All types of Alloy wheels & Tyres. Indian and imported.

Services offered:

Selling Alloys wheels of all brands
Refurbishing old alloys
Nitrogen Filling
Computerized Wheel alignment & Balancing
Puncture Repairs
Buyback of old and new tyres and alloys
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What I like:

I had been introduced to Ravneet (Vicky) by a team Bhpian one and half years back. Ever since then I have done a couple of my car alloys & tires from this guy. Comes across as a warm and honest fellow to deal with. Does not push and sell you the most expensive product he has. Has a good knowledge regarding tire up-size and what will best suit your ride. Recently after the road widening project he has now a duplex shop and can showcase more range of alloys.

If in case you don't find the product in stock with him, you can see the different alloy brochures he has and select which ever alloy you need and he will source them for you. I have found that his rates have been very competitive and I have never felt the need to haggle with him.

They have machines which automatically remove the tire from the alloy and also fit them back automatically without damaging the alloys.

Best part is that they are open all days even on SUNDAYS

What I don't like:

Well practically there is nothing that I don't like about this place.
The only thing which I could crib about is that when there are a lot of customers in his shop, you need to wait because you see 4-5 of his guys catering to more than 6-7 cars simultaneously.

Pricing:

At par with the other dealers and sometimes a bit lower. He stocks from cheap (reasonable) to high end alloys, so you can choose what fits your budget. At least in my case, I never had him quote a higher price than someone else.

Speciality / USP:

As I mentioned, he stocks from cheap (reasonable) to high end alloys and tires. The guys who work for him are fast and know their job.


What I have bought from him:

I have bought tyres and alloys for all my cars from him ever since 2008:
- Alto (Upgrade from 12" to 13" - alloys and tires)
- Honda Civic (tires)
- Scorpio (Alloys and tyres)
- Santro(tires)

Payment Options:

- Cash
- Card
- Cheque (delivery after clearing)

Contact Information

- Name of the contact person: Vicky (real name Ravneet)
- Phone numbers: 022-26144491/ 022-26187205 / 09820031602
- Postal Address: 13/14 Malekar compound,Milan subway,Santacruz(w), Mumbai-54
- Email / Website : N/A
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Old 27th July 2010, 00:37   #2
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I bought my Bridgestone Turanza ER60 for the Corolla from him, nice chap to deal with. Recommended.
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Old 29th April 2012, 20:12   #3
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Does Bombay Tires Milan subway has Alighnment machine to do all 4 wheels ?

or does he do only the fronts?
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Old 14th August 2013, 01:37   #4
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So, I have been a customer of Bombay tyres (vile parle branch) for 5 years now. Have purchased a lot of tyres and alloy sets in this duration. I am posting my thoughts and experiences about this shop (purely my opinion):

What is good:

1. Has a good range of alloy wheels in this area. I never felt the need to explore other shops in the city for more options. I have purchased 3 sets of alloys in these 5 years. He has cheap to pricey options.

2. Mr. Nanda is a decent fellow who will guide you very well. Initially, when I was a noob who wanted fat and wide tyres, I was thankfully suggested a right upsize. I have been happy with his tyre recommendations over these years (Please note that I knew my requirements; just that I never did any research pre-purchase). He gives sound advice, and will answer all your queries to the best of his knowledge very patiently.

3. Till date, all the tyres I have purchased from him have been fresh (except the michelins).

4. Although I have never had the misfortune to claim tyre warranty, I have seen Mr. Nanda help out many people.

5. Has helped me out as well many times when I needed his services on an emergency basis (He kept his shop open for more than an hour post his closing time on two occasions when I needed to procure tyres immediately, and sourced me steel rims as well).

6. Fast. I never spend more than 1/2 hour - 45 mins. in his shop. Only on one occasion, I had to wait for 2-3 hrs., since he had to order the tyres from his godown.




What I feel is not good:

1. Pricey. The other tyre shops in milan subway have a more competitive price. I have tried to pitch him with others. Doesn't budge beyond a certain limit (maybe I am not a good negotiator?). Infact, just recently, I had inquired for a set of nankangs, his quote was 2k more than others!

2. I would not recommend getting an alignment done here. ALL of the vehicles which I got done from his shop pull to the left post alignment. Infact, in one of the cars, I was so irritated, that I visited his shop thrice to complain. Mr. Nanda was insistent that it was due to new tyres. Needless to say, I got it corrected at another shop. Post this incident, I refuse to get an alignment done at his shop.

3. Thrice, I have realized later that some of the wheels had an excess weights put on. On a scorpio's tyre one of the wheel took 500 gms!! I got it corrected at another shop, where about 225 gms was removed (when I went for my routine 10k kms WA/WB). Either his machine is bad or his workers put more weights on the wheels. I don't know..




Neutral points (meaning, its upto you to decide):

1. I would have liked more options with regards to tyre companies. He is primarily a dealer for michelins, yokos, bridgestones, mrf, jk, continentals, goodyears and nankang/nexen (this is recent). I am personally now moving towards apollo/kumho/maxxis/kenda/pirreli/ceat brands (partially due to cost and partially because I like to try out newer brands). For these, I have to search for other shops. This is just a personal preference.

2. Buyback price of old tyres is just bad. I have had better quotes for old tyres from other dealers. I have stopped selling him my old sets.



I am a very loyal person in general. I still go to his shop when the difference in quotes from other tyre dealers and Mr. Nanda is not more than 500-1000 for the entire tyre set and when I want to buy alloys. On an average he gets Rs.20k-30k worth of business from me every year (this year alone, I have bought Rs. 52k worth of stuff from him).
But of late I am getting significantly better prices with other dealers. Add this to the fact that I want to try out other brands, hence I have decided to slowly limit my purchases from him.

Now, of all the tyre shops in the team-bhp directory, I have dealt with saifee and bombay tyres (since I have personally started maintaining cars, past 5 years). Both are pricey (saifee has been consistently more expensive and is very slow in their services). I feel that most tyre dealers are same, and it depends on your relationship with the shop. If you plan to purchase from bombay tyres (vile parle branch), my only advice would be to get the alignment done from somewhere else. I have had consistent bad results as far as alignment is concerned.

I have now started to explore other tyre shops in the city, where I get much much better price (and a freshly manufactured tyre as well). I will post in the directory once I have had a sufficient experience.

All in all, I have been overall happy with Mr. Nanda's services. My friends whom I recommended to him, also report the same. He is an affable man, but just be cautious, he is a businessman all the same..

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What is good:

2. Mr. Nanda is a decent fellow who will guide you very well. Initially, when I was a noob who wanted fat and wide tyres, I was thankfully suggested a right upsize. I have been happy with his tyre recommendations over these years (Please note that I knew my requirements; just that I never did any research pre-purchase). He gives sound advice, and will answer all your queries to the best of his knowledge very patiently.

What I feel is not good:

3. Thrice, I have realized later that some of the wheels had an excess weights put on. On a scorpio's tyre one of the wheel took 500 gms!! I got it corrected at another shop, where about 225 gms was removed (when I went for my routine 10k kms WA/WB). Either his machine is bad or his workers put more weights on the wheels. I don't know..

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One small correction. The point on upsizing. It seems that the tyre calculator on team-bhp is coming up with wrong and different readings. I checked up with different calculators on the net and had a discussion with another tyre-shop. All mentioned that the upsize on my car is indeed wrong it seems. It is off by more than 3%. So, it seems, that I might have been guided wrongly at that point when I was looking for the upsize (I blame myself really for not knowing t-bhp at that time).

Also, few days back I had a visit again to this shop for balancing my tyre. Soon afterwards, my car started veering to the left (what a surprise..).
It always has to be on the left. Always!! Really, why did I go there, I don't know.

Anyways, went to another person today to get the balancing done. The weights were a little higher (not as much as the scorpio case) and they were placed wrongly it seems. The correction was done and I asked for an alignment check to which it seems that the car was in good alignment. I drove it again, and voila.. car was normal now.

So, I think the machine at bombay tyres is indeed faulty. I am definitely not going to do any of the balancing and alignment jobs done here now onwards. I waste more time getting it corrected later.

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I recently did a tyre swap on a new car at Bombay tyres and had a similar experience. The weights put were excessive and had to get the car re balanced elsewhere . My regular tyre guy does not do buyback of Tyres (swapping of new car tyre), hence had to get this done at Bombay tyre.

Even my vehicle was swaying to the left and post getting this done elsewhere it was perfect.

However I must say that this store had a very good variety of alloys and the prices given for tyre swap were decent. Beyond this, will not use this shop for Wheel Balancing or Alignment issues.

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I just got a quote of 5700 for Goodyear Assurance for my SX4 Zxi. Thats very expensive compared to the 5200 I got from Trevor at Straightline and JP Tyres. Im sure I'll get much better pricing from Pal Tyres too.
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