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|7th March 2009, 14:39||#77|
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Hi felles! Got the tyres changed this morning. The car is floating! It feels a different world from stock JK Vectras. The experience was good at Premji's. I realised the difference the two dealers. This one had a much cleaner shop. Tyres very neatly stacked. Had a much wider range of stock. It took me one hour for the tyres to get changed, balancing and alignment. Shall pick the binocs now if time permits. Getting a teflon coating done right now. Thanks all for your comments and encouragement. TBHP proved to be very helpful through the experience.
|7th March 2009, 14:43||#78|
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Were you billed for the balancing and alignment?
|7th March 2009, 16:34||#79|
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Hello dushmish, good to know you have some sort of closure.
Personally I vouch for the Michelins XM + Energy tyres. I had exchanged the stock JK Vectras on my Swift VDi for a size upgrade to the Michelins ( on stock rims)and I daresay, am very satisfied. The RPM has marginally increased by 100, but the grip and ride are good.
I drove for 150 kms with a nail stuck in the left rear tyre before I realized that the pressure was low.
Inflated it and drove another 80 kms , again checked the pressure ( I carry a digital tyre pressure gage with me). Pressure had dropped from 34 psi to 18 psi on both occasions. Then I realised that there may be a puncture, sure enogh on taking it back to the dealer the same was confirmed. A 2 inch nail..and I had touched speeds of 140 kmph blissfully unaware.. That was about a year ago. Till now no punctures 13000 kms later through all sorts of terrain and I am happy to report that the pressure drop on all 4 tyres is minimal .( I charge them about once in a month or greater). Fuel efficiency hovers around the 18 kmpl mark in drive as you please moods.So enjoy with your Michelins.!
Oh and by the way , what the Michelin man told you is right, any tyres with a manufacturing date within 3 years is fine. !
|7th March 2009, 18:09||#80|
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Obviously not! when the Michelin CEO gives his word that alignment and balancing will be free, why will dushmish be billed?
|10th March 2009, 12:29||#81|
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First off congrats on the resolution of the issue.
I too faced a similar situation(though with much faster/favorable resolution) during the up gradation of my 165 Dzire JK to 185 XM1+. Same reported in this thread.
What i learned from the episode was that multi-brand tyre dealers are least customer oriented and no single manufacturer can can instill any amount of decency in them!
|16th March 2009, 16:47||#82|
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|29th September 2010, 12:07||#83|
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I too need Michelin contacts in bangalore
I too burnt myself with a set of Michelin tires from Bangalore, M/s Balaji Tires at Mission Road (The age old Mr Tire Balaji himself) for my ZEN.
One of the tires is badly leaking air pressure and the dealer whom i visited thrice after the incident is absolutely shameless about helping me through.
The tire gets to 12 - 15 psi with in days of refilling. The dealer replaced the valve without any avail and now he is convinced the tire needs a change, and so he is as cold as in ice berg!
I just picked up the customer care email id of Michelin from your thread. Any body got any contacts with the Michelin officials in Bangalore who can help me through this?
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