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Old 20th November 2012, 15:32   #31
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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.
Curious to know, how much the dealer offered for the old tubeless tires? yes, it depends lot on the condition, so please mention the Km run for some rough idea.
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Old 31st December 2012, 15:46   #32
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I had my 2nd Good Experience at Lokmanya Tires today.
Changed the Stock Bridgestone S248 of my new Ritz to Yokohama A-Drive 185/70 R14.
Yoko A-Drive Price : 4350 per tyre.
Exchange Price : 2700 per tyre.
Effective Cost per tyre : 1650 X 5 tyres = 8250 /-

Alignment, Balancing and Nitrogen Filling Complimentary. Also got 4 Wonder Valves free.
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Old 29th June 2013, 13:13   #33
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Today I had been to Lokmanya tyres to change the tyres on the Activa. The service was good, I was attended to quickly and they changed both the tyres and tubes within half an hour.

The total bill came to for both the tyres 2240/- (1120 per tyre, 980 for the tyre and 140 for the tube [CEAT secura tyres]). Overall a big to them for the prompt service.
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Old 7th July 2013, 21:04   #34
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Yesterday I had been to Lokmanya tyres, a shop which I recommended by previous boss. My boss was happy about the experience too.
I had to change my Apache's rear TVS tyre as it skids easily on wet roads. So I went to Lokmanya near Pune Central. He directed me to his motorcycle tyre shop on laxmi road in front of petrol pump very near to Alka Chowk in Pune.
The guys there were helpful. The pricing of the tyres was the least I could find in Pune even lesser than the MRF showroom for MRF tyres.
Mr. Kulkarni was nice to talk, he took time to search for the right tyres for me. We even had a chat about right upsizing practices on motorcycle tyres.
He also told me that he doesnot fit a tube type tyre as tubeless tyre on wheel rims. This is surely a right direction in safety. Most tyre dealers are opposite way on this point.
I will be the first person to downsize the tyre infact.
Well everything went fine, I got a printed receipt except one thing:
The motorcycle tyre fitment practice-
1) He doesnot has a tyre fitting machine at his motorcyle tyre store. So its hand fitted.
2) Instead of tyre irons big screw drivers were used and also a chisel was used to remove the bonding between the old tyre and the rim ( I think sometimes the tyre wouldnot itself go off the rim especially true for tubeless tyres).
3) The worst part was the tyre fitter was using oil while fitting the new tyres on the rim. Using a Oil is a complete No-No on a tyre especially at the contact between the rim and the tyre.
I hope this practice is stopped and they start using soap solution soon. I am going to talk to Mr. Kulkarni.
Overall a very satisfying experience other than the fitment part, balme it on the tyre fitter.
Even the Annaji at his Motorcycle division was knowledgeable and courteous about motorcycle tyres.
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Another pleasing experience at Lokmanya tyres. Few months back, I picked up Michelin XM2 for Innova (6th transaction for me in last 4 years).
Pricing was just right & also got a good exchange price for old tyres. For old tyres, 4 tyres had run for 49K Kms & fifth around 17-20K Kms.

I replaced all 5 tyres & final bill came less than Rs. 30,000 which was my psychological limit. He had offered to add nitrogen filling but I declined as I fill normal air regularly via portable compressor.

I didn't go to their alignment shop as it's located in small lane off Tilak road. I completed alignment at MRF shop next to Shinde petrol pump, Bavdhan as it has latest Hunter Hawkeye Elite alignment system.
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Got a new set of five Apollo Aceleres for my i20 on Christmas Day from Lokmanya Tyres.

My OEM Apollo Aceleres lasted 55,000+ KM's / 2.5 Years. Switched from the standard 175/70's to 185/65's and decided to stick with the Apollo Aceleres.

I got the best quote for the Apollo Aceleres from him, Darshan Tyres (Balewadi) doesnít stock Apollo, another one Sai Enterprises (Baner Road) gave me a quote of Rs 4,300 /-.

Total bill came to Rs 18,655 /- (Break up below)
5 X Apollo Aceleres @ Rs 3,975 each = Rs 19,875 /-
Balancing = Rs 130 /-
Alignment = Rs 250 /-
Exchange price of 1 X old tyre = Rs 1,600 /- (remaining four tyres were worn out)

Satisfied with the overall service experience at Lokmanya.

Mr. Kulkarni is a nice guy, he is helpful and knowledgeable. Helps you to decide upon the right set of tyres and upgrades (if one is interested).

He does not push any particular brand and neither does he try to close the sale too quickly, gives you ample time to decide and think through. I had some doubts about upgrading to 195/60ís about the ground clearance, so he actually got his boy to get one tyre each of 185/65 spec & 195/60 spec for me to physically verify the difference between the side wall height and the overall height. Then he also had his standard excel calculations for the exact differences.

Michelinís were out of my budget, but Lokmanya was also offering Yokohama A-Drives for Rs 4,250 - 4,300 /-, stating that these are better performers than Michelin's.

Looks like apart from OEM fitment there is very less demand for Apollo these days, I had to wait for almost an hour for Mr. Kulkarni to arrange the tyres for me. Even Sai Enterprises had asked me to let them know in advance if I need Apollo.

But Mr. Kulkarni duly appreciated my patience and thanked me for waiting for an extended period.

Overall a nice experience of dealing with Mr. Kulkarni at Lokmanya Tyres
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Pricing was just right & also got a good exchange price for old tyres. For old tyres, 4 tyres had run for 49K Kms & fifth around 17-20K Kms.
Oddly enough, when I changed the tyres on my Jazz (Goodyear 25K run) a couple of years ago, he said he doesnt deal/ pay for used tyres.
He agreed to dispose of them for no charge!

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I replaced all 5 tyres & final bill came less than Rs. 30,000 which was my psychological limit.
what is that?!
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Oddly enough, when I changed the tyres on my Jazz (Goodyear 25K run) a couple of years ago, he said he doesnt deal/ pay for used tyres.
Having a MUV helped for me as used tyres of Innova are sought by taxi operators. In another case for neighbour's Linea, we didn't get a single penny for old tyres.
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I had fitted 4 Yokohama A drives (155/65 R13) on my WagonR from Lokmanya in 2010,
He had done a decent job then and they have ran for 40K now and need to be replaced
For the new set I initially started out with Bridgestone S322's as my choice but now I am thinking of Michelin XM2s or Continental CEC3.

Lokmanya is quoting 3575 for the XM2's and 3400 for the Conti's

Please suggest on the options and also where can I get a good deal.

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Old 22nd August 2014, 11:44   #40
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I had fitted 4 Yokohama A drives (155/65 R13) on my WagonR from Lokmanya in 2010,
He had done a decent job then and they have ran for 40K now and need to be replaced
For the new set I initially started out with Bridgestone S322's as my choice but now I am thinking of Michelin XM2s or Continental CEC3.
I never used Michelin. But I had excellent experience with Continental CEC. I had earlier upgraded my Spark's tyres from Apollo Accelere to Conti CEC from Lokmanya. After upgrade, it was like I was driving a new car.

Later on, I upgraded wife's Estillo's stock (don't remember which were those, probably JK) to Yoko A drive, but this time there was not much perceptible difference. Probably Yoko's entry level tires are not so great.

Not sure about the prices, but normally Lokmanya has decent pricing. Not worth going around town for 50-100 rupees difference.

Long back, in my pre-teambhp days, I had once upgraded Alto's tyre at Poona Tyres in Market yard. Service was ok, but didn't shop around to compare prices.
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Old 17th November 2014, 15:58   #41
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Just now reached office after fitting 4 (almost) new Bridgestone B390 tyres from Lokmanya Tyres, Karve Road. In the morning I called Mr Ashish Kulkarni and he gave me the quotation of various brands. It was matching the quotes from Darshan Tyres and Rs 100 more from N Mehta Wheels. He gave me another option. Few days back a brand new Innova had come to replace its factory fitted B390s and he had four of them in stock. Those had hardly run few hundred kms and he quoted me Rs 5000/- a piece (brand new ones were for 5,600/-). Given his good reputation, I told him that I will take a call after seeing the tyre condition.

I reached there @ 11:30am. He showed me new tyres, Michelin XM2, Pirelli, Birdgestone etc. Then he showed me those 4 tyres. I compared these tyres with the new B390 (side by side). The treads were almost same like brand new tyres. Only difference was that there were pebbles/ small stones between the treads (since these had run few hundred kms) and the tyre colour was not as dark/black as the new unused one. I was fine with that, so long as Mr. Ashish Kulkarni was offering me the standard company warranty, even on these sparsely used tyres. Most importantly all the 4 tyre sidewalls had 2314 embossed on them, meaning all these were June-2014 manufactured. I made up my mind in favour of them after looking at that month/year stamp

He said that the balancing and wheel alignment charges would be extra, I told fine. He was also ready to buy back my old tyres if they were found in good condition. He then dismounted the wheels and tyres from the alloy rims. The small pebbles stuck up in the treads where removed and new tyres mounted on alloys. He then did the balancing of each tyre and fitted them back on the car. The old tyres were not in good shape. One tyre had a radial cut, another one was patched from inside. The two others also had some cuts on the treads. My decision to change the tyres proved to be the right one. He said that no one will buy these tyres and asked me if I want to take them back. I told him to keep them with him and scrap them. I didn't wan't to carry those huge tyres in my boot and go hunting behind some scrap dealer just for peanuts.


Balancing weights came out to be 174 gms, (@ Rs 1.5/gm), which totalled to Rs 261/- and Rs 300/- for wheel alignment (For alignment I had to go to the Tilak Road shop), rounded off to Rs 550/-. He asked me to pay this in cash, which I readily agreed. On asking mode of payment, I insisted on cheque payment (luckily I was carrying my cheque book with me). Card payment was carrying 2% charge (which would amount to Rs 400/-). I cut a cheque of Rs 20K on Lokmanya Auto Centre.

All in all it was a nice experience. In terms of prices, he may not offer the lowest ones in Pune, but his genuineness and honesty makes up for that.
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Hello friends. Starting a thread for recommending good Tyre dealers in Pune/PCMC area.
I would like to recommend-
Lokmanya tyres located near Ayurved Rasashala of Karve road.
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Only negative I felt is they were reluctant on card payment, charging some fee for card payment. However since ATM was within walking distance cash payment is possible. I would rate them 4.5 star instead of 5 start just for that. Got myself 5 tyres of Yokohama C drive at 3400Rs each in Mar'2010.

Contact person: Mr. Ashish Kulkarni
Landline: 020-25422177, 020-25451677
Mobile: +91-9822044377

Hope this helps!
So after 48000+ kms and 4.5 years later I changed the tyres to another set of Yokohama tyres. This time put on the Earth drive 185/65/R14 for my OHC VTEC. Set of 4 tyres cost me INR 17000 (INR 4250 each).
Again the only drawback which has not improved upon in last 4+ years is acceptance of card payment without 2% extra.
It was a quick change as well. Less than 30 mins for change of tyres and balancing. Another 20 mins for alignment.
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Just changed the shoes of my VTEC. Earlier was running on Michelin XM2, now she has Yoko Earth1. Did the changes at Lokmanya Tyres. Owner is very good person. All work including balancing etc was done in 45 min. Total expense was Rs.17600.

I told him about this thread. He was very happy. He also mention he gets around 2-3 customers every week who mention the same to him.
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Just changed the shoes of my VTEC. Earlier was running on Michelin XM2, now she has Yoko Earth1. Did the changes at Lokmanya Tyres. Owner is very good person. All work including balancing etc was done in 45 min. Total expense was Rs.17600.

I told him about this thread. He was very happy. He also mention he gets around 2-3 customers every week who mention the same to him.
OT: any specific reason for shifting from the XM2 to the Earth 1?
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OT: any specific reason for shifting from the XM2 to the Earth 1?

The XM2 were there on the car when I bought it. And the main reason to shift on Earth1 was budget my friend.
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