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Old 5th December 2011, 15:11   #16
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Got my Punto's tyres changed at Lokmanya. My observations / feedback as follows:

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- Excellent service. Mr.Ashish makes sure he spends time with the customer and gives an honest opinion. I wanted to change the tyres on my Innova (50k run Goodyear GT 3) and he suggested that I can continue with them for another 10k kms.

- Fair pricing. I checked with multiple dealers. Price quoted by Lokmanya was at par with others.

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- Wheel alignment not available at this particular facility. You have to go to their Tilak Road outlet to get the alignment done

- 2.5% extra charge for credit cards - This for me was the BIGGEST con. Tyre change is a high value transaction and I am uncomfortable carrying large amount of cash. (Maybe its just me) I think Ashish should have a relook into this. I suggested him the same.

- A little cramped for space, parking not easily available

- Did not offer anything for my old tyres


Will I go back to Lokmanya ? Yes : in fact I am going there tomorrow to upsize the tyres on my A-Star Auto.

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Old 5th December 2011, 15:35   #17
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- 2.5% extra charge for credit cards - This for me was the BIGGEST con. Tyre change is a high value transaction and I am uncomfortable carrying large amount of cash. (Maybe its just me) I think Ashish should have a relook into this. I suggested him the same.
Hey Amogh,

Since you have already undergone a recent (successful) money transaction, I'm sure Ashish is confident of the credibility factor of his client.
You may now offer to make the next payment via cheque. You'll save the 2.5% + hassle free transaction.

My mode of payment to Lokmanya Tyres has always been the Bank Cheque.

See how you go..
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You may now offer to make the next payment via cheque. You'll save the 2.5% + hassle free transaction.
Hi Monaro CV8,

In fact, for the first transaction itself I paid by cheque. But I am a sucker for using credit card for high value transactions for the following reasons:

- Get to enjoy the credit period (No immediate outflow of cash. Spend 20k today and pay after 45 days)

- Reward points (especially for high value transactions)

I am not going to be too critical on Lokamanya though. Almost all tyre dealers charge the 2.5% extra. The only dealer I know who does not charge that fee is Carax / Bhandari Auto.

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Probably the only place to ask this question:
Gaurav mentioned in another thread that 3D wheel alignment is more accurate. Does anyone know where in Pune we have this facility?
Lots of places! Off the top of my head: Lokmanya Tyres, almost all outlets of Darshan Tyres, Prabhat tyres(I think), all Bridgestone and Michelin exclusive outlets. There will be many many more. Pune is quite good that way!
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Thanks Nikhil.
How does one know that they are using the 3D equipment? Last time I went to Darshan tyres on Nagar road, and he used some silver plates on all four sides. Is that the 3D technology?
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Thanks Nikhil.
How does one know that they are using the 3D equipment? Last time I went to Darshan tyres on Nagar road, and he used some silver plates on all four sides. Is that the 3D technology?
Yes. Darshan Tyres for example, mostly uses Hunter Wheel Aligners. The market for 3D wheel aligners is dominated by Hunter and John Bean(sold by Snap-On).

The "silver plate" you refer to is a plastic target which has shiny reflective stickers.

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Yes. Darshan Tyres for example, mostly uses Hunter Wheel Aligners. The market for 3D wheel aligners is dominated by Hunter and John Bean(sold by Snap-On).

The "silver plate" you refer to is a plastic target which has shiny reflective stickers.

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Thanks. I can confirm this Hunter system was what they were using based on the photos of the "silver reflector" and the graphics on the computer.

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So, I am assuming this is not 3D alignment, just 3D visuals on screen. Right?
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This is 3D wheel alignment. If you read up on it, you will see that the measurement is done by way of cameras recording the movement of the targets fixed on the wheel.
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Recently referred my neighbor (for his Wagon R) to Lokmanya Tyres and he got a good deal for 'A' Drives.
Prices were pretty competitive, albeit a bit less, compared to N Mehta & Darshan tyres.

Lokmanya Tyres is one of the few (2) Dealers for Yokohama in Pune.
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Last year I changed tyres of my Spark to Continental CEC at Lokmanya. I liked these tyres. So last month, when it was time to change tyres of wife's Estillo, I again visited Lokmanya. But he said Conti is out of stock and there is no visibility on when these will be available. So I gone ahead with his suggestion of A-drive. Is it correct that Conti tyres are in shortage or he no longer deals in Continental tyres?
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Last year I changed tyres of my Spark to Continental CEC at Lokmanya. I liked these tyres. So last month, when it was time to change tyres of wife's Estillo, I again visited Lokmanya. But he said Conti is out of stock and there is no visibility on when these will be available. So I gone ahead with his suggestion of A-drive. Is it correct that Conti tyres are in shortage or he no longer deals in Continental tyres?
No. He is right. Contis are in short supply. They have only recently started supplying tyres in 15" to the open market.
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Changed my Estilo's tyres to XM2 yesterday. Choice was between Pirelli, Yoko and Michellin. Continental tyres in R13 are in short supply. Found Yoko sidewalls to be little softer, The Pirelli looked little old so settled for Michellin (which was my preferred choice anyway).

Good experience - a little expensive over other tyre dealers like Darshan.
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Where exactly is this Lokmanya tires?

Directions needed from Chandani Chowk.
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Directions needed from Chandani Chowk.
From Chandani Chowk, drive all the way on Karve Road till you see Garware School on left. Take a U turn and you will have Garware College on left after about 100 or so meters. Immediate left after Garware College and you will see Lokmanya tyres on right.
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From Chandani Chowk, drive all the way on Karve Road till you see Garware School on left. Take a U turn and you will have Garware College on left after about 100 or so meters. Immediate left after Garware College and you will see Lokmanya tyres on right.
Thanks Mate.

I posted this on the other thread too, but if I can get a few replies here, nothing like that.


It is time for new shoes for my Figo.

zeroes on 185/65/r14

Got these quotes:

BS 250 4500 pt

GY DP 4500 pt

Yoko A drives 4300 PT

The dealer promised further discount of 100/ tire while purchasing and also promised some goodies.

Considering I am from Pune, am I getting a good deal?

Above prices are including installation, alignment and balancing (weights not included) and I was also offered buy out of my old tires, prices only on post inspection.

Kindly advice
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