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Old 25th April 2007, 18:47   #1
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ice-query.html (Service query)

I had a query in the above post whether to service the car as per manufacturer recommendation at regular interval of 10000 kms or to get it serviced at every 5000 kms.

This time I had decided to go ahead with the service & left the car in the service station. Also I had asked them do wheel allignment and balancing. I visited the service station this evening just to ensure that they had started the work to deliver the car as promised.

I noticied a set of 5 tyres lying at a corner. It was Michelin 185/70/R14 with approximately 30% life left on it.

I run my car on stock tyres (165/80/R14). Somehow Iam impressed with the thread pattern and checked on the same. The service manager replied that it belongs to a OHC owner, since he had replaced those tyres with new one, the same has been left behind. He says that there is uneven wear with one tyre and all the others were fine. I asked the service manager to check with the owner whether he is willing to sell it off.

If i get a positive answer,Iam planning to get the stock ones replaced with that michelin (and put the stock tyres on loft).

Any idea how much he will quote

PS: My next replacement would be Bridgestone Potenza GIII. Hence wanted to experience with broader profile

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Old 25th April 2007, 18:56   #2
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Naga,Since its just been left for dead. It wouldn't value much to the owner.
Dont pay over 500 bucks for each.
If at u need brand-new Swift stock tyres for dead cheap, call me...

PS: Which service station is this? Electra?
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Old 25th April 2007, 19:06   #3
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Naga,Since its just been left for dead. It wouldn't value much to the owner.
Dont pay over 500 bucks for each.
If at u need brand-new Swift stock tyres for dead cheap, call me...

PS: Which service station is this? Electra?
Yes, it's Electra Automotive. I too bought one brand new stock tyre from Anil few months before for Rs.1250/- . I really wanted to go for broader profile
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I noticied a set of 5 tyres lying at a corner. It was Michelin 185/70/R14 with approximately 30% life left on it.
What Pattern? Energy or Certis? That's one factor.

Secondly, if there's only 30% tread left, what is it's manufacturing date? Make sure the tyres are not more than 4 years old at the most.

Thirdly, do NOT pay more than 2-2.5k for 5 tyres with only 30% tread left.
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Certainly it must be certis. It had a better looking pattern compared to the energy series. but i would not buy 3 tyres. If all 4 are good, buy it else ditch it.
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I noticied a set of 5 tyres lying at a corner. It was Michelin 185/70/R14 with approximately 30% life left on it.
Please do NOT replace your stock tyres with used Michelins which barely have any life left. Used rubber can have many untold stories; which may be hard to assess even by an expert.

If you want them for a track racing event, fine. But dont keep them for daily use.
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What Pattern? Energy or Certis? That's one factor.

Secondly, if there's only 30% tread left, what is it's manufacturing date? Make sure the tyres are not more than 4 years old at the most.

Thirdly, do NOT pay more than 2-2.5k for 5 tyres with only 30% tread left.
Its Certis pattern & the manufacturing date is less than 4 yrs



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Certainly it must be certis. It had a better looking pattern compared to the energy series. but i would not buy 3 tyres. If all 4 are good, buy it else ditch it.
Only one tyre is in bad condition out of 5. Hence the remaining 4 is good



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Please do NOT replace your stock tyres with used Michelins which barely have any life left. Used rubber can have many untold stories; which may be hard to assess even by an expert.

If you want them for a track racing event, fine. But dont keep them for daily use.
Point taken


Other way out is to replace the existing stock tyres with brand new tyre with broader profile & keep those stock tyres safer. While selling it off (atleast not for another 2.5 yrs) can I refit with those stock tyres. Any issues in this model.
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If you are upgrading your rubber, sell your current tyres for the present market value & when you sell your car, you can always get a set from the used market.
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If you are upgrading your rubber, sell your current tyres for the present market value & when you sell your car, you can always get a set from the used market.
While purchasing old tyres, I guess, they will give tyres of different make, different manufacturing date & ask for unreasonable prices.

Also when I ask them to take back the tyre for exchange, they say " Sir, we accept exchange only because we get new business, otherwise these tyres are going to lie idle, the best I can do is Rs.150/tyre".

Will the rubber get damaged, if I keep it idle for 2 or 3 yrs?
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You are right about the typical attitude of these dealers, but tyres are available in sets with the same date in whites road. I suggest you give it a shot.
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Will the rubber get damaged, if I keep it idle for 2 or 3 yrs?
Yes, it will disintegrate & harden up. Tyres are not advised to be used after 5 years from the date of manufacturing, no matter how much tread is still on them.
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Yes, it will disintegrate & harden up. Tyres are not advised to be used after 5 years from the date of manufacturing, no matter how much tread is still on them.
so if i have a car for say 6 yrs run abt 60K and the tires are in great condition still i should be thinking of replacing em ....
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so if i have a car for say 6 yrs run abt 60K and the tires are in great condition still i should be thinking of replacing em ....
You need to Replace them ASAP!! unless you do max 40kmph and only city use!!
Tires and brakes are lifeline for Safety
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There is a difference between tyres in use & tyres stored in a godown. If in use, the rubber will retain its properties a little longer. Anyway thats my assumption.
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You need to Replace them ASAP!! unless you do max 40kmph and only city use!!
Tires and brakes are lifeline for Safety
the tires have no crasks no hardening nothing maybe and experienced tire guy can comment on this
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