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Old 22nd July 2014, 13:20   #76
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Pretty expensive site:

CMT.pdf

Was checking the Yokohama 155/70R13 for WR and the price after checking at Premji, Thane(with Mark) was Rs. 3060/-(without negotiations) and with free wheel alignment and balancing along with NO2 filling. Less Rs. 100/- per tyre.

Effective price= Rs. 2960/-.

Difference with CMT: Rs. 470/- per tyre X 04= Rs. 1880/-.

Would be better off saving the Rs 2K than buying it online.

Thought internet would be cheaper! CMT proves it grossly otherwise.
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I would Strictly avoid any website that doesn't reply to Emails properly.

4 Weeks back I emails changemytyre.com about some products listed on their website.

Till today I haven't got a reply from them!

The email I sent out went to 3 different ids. No one has bothered to even reply.
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I would Strictly avoid any website that doesn't reply to Emails properly.

4 Weeks back I emails changemytyre.com about some products listed on their website.

Till today I haven't got a reply from them!

The email I sent out went to 3 different ids. No one has bothered to even reply.
Just imagine Captain your predicament if you order a set of your car shoes, block your hard earned dough and on top of that, deal with a bunch of non responsive buggers!!

Not worth it at all.
In fact, of late have noticed that none of the online tyre shoppes are neither competitive or responsive.
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Bought a set of 4 Falken Wildpeaks for my Yeti from Changemytire. Their communication with a customer could probably be better (ie., regular updates etc) but my tyres arrived on the date promised, delivered with no extra cost. They were 2014 tyres and had no issues.

What was interesting was the included warranty card, which bore the stamp of a tyre dealer in Bangalore - a brick & mortar store, not an online entity.

It might seem like CMT is sourcing tyres cheap from multiple sources and do not necessarily stock tyres themselves. I could be wrong, and maybe CMT is just an online manifestation of the said shop in Bangalore - maybe the tyre shop owner's son got tech-savvy.

Either way, I have no regrets and would buy from the site again if possible instead of going to the obnoxious big dealer in Cochin who behaves like he owns all the tyre companies around, not like a dealer.
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It might seem like CMT is sourcing tyres cheap from multiple sources and do not necessarily stock tyres themselves. I could be wrong, and maybe CMT is just an online manifestation of the said shop in Bangalore - maybe the tyre shop owner's son got tech-savvy.
Based on what I have seen on this thread looks like CMT is an accumulator for orders. The fulfillment is by bricks and mortar stores, which have signed up with CMT. They likely split the margin.

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Based on what I have seen on this thread looks like CMT is an accumulator for orders. The fulfillment is by bricks and mortar stores, which have signed up with CMT. They likely split the margin.
Yup. They have tie up with brick and mortar stores and help in selling their goods.

There are 2 disadvantages with this model:

1. Prices are usually higher than the store since CMT is like the middle man and takes it's share. You can easily get lower prices in stores directly.
2. You get the tyres delivered but then you need to figure out the installation yourself. Moreover, stores are not too happy if you bring your tyres for them to fit. They will grudgingly fit them but with minimal to no discount as they don't get cut from the bulk tyre cost.

Another thing I am wondering is warranty claim. Since the warranty card has local tyre dealer name printed on it, then you need to approach him for warranty and not CMT.com.
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Yup. They have tie up with brick and mortar stores and help in selling their goods.

There are 2 disadvantages with this model:

1. Prices are usually higher than the store since CMT is like the middle man and takes it's share. You can easily get lower prices in stores directly.
2. You get the tyres delivered but then you need to figure out the installation yourself. Moreover, stores are not too happy if you bring your tyres for them to fit. They will grudgingly fit them but with minimal to no discount as they don't get cut from the bulk tyre cost.

Another thing I am wondering is warranty claim. Since the warranty card has local tyre dealer name printed on it, then you need to approach him for warranty and not CMT.com.
1. I got a lower price than the B&M stores I had immediate access to. I doubt if I would go around trying to find some obscure tyre shop in Kalasipalayam to get a couple of hundred more off - time is more valuable than that.

2. I had no problems with installation at my local tyre shop. In fact they charged me very little for it - it would have been a different story if I went to Lord-Almighty Tyres in Cochin, though.

3. My understanding is that the warranty is from the manufacturer and not the tyre shop. The warranty card states the manufacturer's name and address. I have yet to use warranty on a tyre so far, so I am not aware of the intricacies of this arrangement. Hopefully will never have to use it, either.
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1. I got a lower price than the B&M stores I had immediate access to. I doubt if I would go around trying to find some obscure tyre shop in Kalasipalayam to get a couple of hundred more off - time is more valuable than that.
No need to go to Kalasipalyam Steer. Within 4kms from my house, I have Sai Iyengar, Tyre Empire and a couple more. This is Sarjapur road. If your staying closer to town, you get even more options.

If I drive to Richmond road/mission road, you get Madhus and millivisons.

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2. I had no problems with installation at my local tyre shop. In fact they charged me very little for it - it would have been a different story if I went to Lord-Almighty Tyres in Cochin, though.
Not all stores will have problems. Example your Cochin store. And if you bought tyres from them the fitting might have been free with some minimal charge for weights and necks.

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3. My understanding is that the warranty is from the manufacturer and not the tyre shop. The warranty card states the manufacturer's name and address. I have yet to use warranty on a tyre so far, so I am not aware of the intricacies of this arrangement. Hopefully will never have to use it, either.
Warranty is ofcourse from manufacturer but warranty card has dealers name as you mentioned. Incase of tyres you approach the dealer who then takes it up with tyre co. It's not like a mobile phone where you go to authorised service centre of the manufacturer. You need to go to a dealer who will take up your warranty claim with the tyre co.

Since you bought it from CMT but name on warranty card is not CMT but some other dealer which you didn't have direct business with, I was wondering whether warranty claim involves approaching CMT.com or the tyre shop whose name is on the warranty card,

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No need to go to Kalasipalyam Steer. Within 4kms from my house, I have Sai Iyengar, Tyre Empire and a couple more.

If I drive to Richmond road/mission road, you get Madhus and millivisons.
My tyres came from a shop in Kalasipalayam (based on the dealer stamp on the warranty card), hence the comment. Its debatable whether I would get better prices at the aforementioned shops, because I cannot check prices in all shops in Bangalore and because I didn't know the tyres were actually coming from a shop in Bangalore in order to be checking for the same. All I know in this case is that my tyres were cheaper than the B&M stores I had access to, and they were delivered at my address. No 'card charges 1.5% extra, saar' bull either. Thats all that matters to the buyer in the end - not whether those same tyres could have been cheaper at another store at the location that they shipped from.


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Not all stores will have problems. Example your Cochin store. And if you bought tyres from them the fitting might have been free with some minimal charge for weights and necks.
Free fitting, yes. But I would've paid much more for the tyres than any of the freebies - fact.

I paid a couple of hundred bucks for changing my tyres. Its nothing compared to the nearly 1.6 grand I saved on 4 tyres. Probably less than the 'card charges extra, saar' I would've paid at the B&M store.

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Since you bought it from CMT but name on warranty card is not CMT but some other dealer which you didn't have direct business with, I was wondering whether warranty claim involves approaching CMT.com or the tyre shop whose name is on the warranty card,
I don't know - the invoice I have is from CMT, with a note to preserve the same. I assume its for warranty purposes and not for dispute resolution. In any case my tyres have already run about 7k kms since then without any problems.

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No need to go to Kalasipalyam Steer. Within 4kms from my house, I have Sai Iyengar, Tyre Empire and a couple more. This is Sarjapur road. If your staying closer to town, you get even more options.

If I drive to Richmond road/mission road, you get Madhus and millivisons.



Not all stores will have problems. Example your Cochin store. And if you bought tyres from them the fitting might have been free with some minimal charge for weights and necks.



Warranty is ofcourse from manufacturer but warranty card has dealers name as you mentioned. Incase of tyres you approach the dealer who then takes it up with tyre co. It's not like a mobile phone where you go to authorised service centre of the manufacturer. You need to go to a dealer who will take up your warranty claim with the tyre co.

Since you bought it from CMT but name on warranty card is not CMT but some other dealer which you didn't have direct business with, I was wondering whether warranty claim involves approaching CMT.com or the tyre shop whose name is on the warranty card,
Point to note here is that Steer had to source Yeti tyres which are a rare size and this is where CMT would come up trumps wrt to price and availability as their network of retailers in the hundreds make it easy to source.

For common sizes and models, I'm sure they wouldn't be as competitive.
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Uniquely, a tyre video review in India! And 7 minutes of it.

Too bad it stinks of bias though:
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Which is the best online tyre sales company in India.

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Avoid. Tyres are best purchased in person.
Could call it old school thinking but then you are assured that the tyres you buy are having the latest thread pattern and also are not older than 6-8 month.

Otherwise, in simple terms, do not touch tireonwheels.com with a barge pole.
Rogue company and negative remarks all through.

You may consider the snap deal offers if you are persistent.
A friend ordered bike tyres from SD and they have been decent buys.
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Any experience on this https://www.tyremarket.com/
Currently they are serving in Bangalore, Mysore and Hubli area.

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Uniquely, a tyre video review in India! And 7 minutes of it.

Too bad it stinks of bias though:
This was HILARIOUS! Was having a slow morning in office and this was the dose of humour I didnt know I was looking for!

Need to go check out their youtube page for more such gems!

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Looks like they get some good margin selling Bridgestone, Continental and Goodyear tyres. No mention at all of other players like Yokohama, Michelin, Apollo, MRF, etc.

It also looks like they are trying to push the same size of tyres on as many cars as possible! i20 has 185/65-15!?!?! It's either 185/65-14 on the old one or 195/55-16 on the new Elites! The tyre size for the other cars is correct though.











All the cars have the exact same size and they are given the exact same options!! :

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