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Old 6th May 2016, 18:48   #16
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I took my fiesta to the Kalyan Nagar branch for a new set of tyres. Got Michelin XM2 for a decent price (slightly lower than what Madhus quoted).

I went on a weekday in the morning; so things were quite fast. In and out of the place in 30 mins for all 4 tyre change, alignment and balancing (free).

The place looked decent and the guys were helpful. Recommended for people on this side of Bangalore.
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I took my fiesta to the Kalyan Nagar branch for a new set of tyres. Got Michelin XM2 for a decent price (slightly lower than what Madhus quoted).

I went on a weekday in the morning; so things were quite fast. In and out of the place in 30 mins for all 4 tyre change, alignment and balancing (free).

The place looked decent and the guys were helpful. Recommended for people on this side of Bangalore.
I happened to notice this place couple of days back when I was in Kalyan Nagar.
Am looking for a shoe change as well as get some alloys, how good would this place be in terms of alloy options and pricing? Also how good and efficient are the guys over there?
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I guess I would also go to the tyre empire further up going forward.

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Based on the above, here is my review about tyre empire.
Mods- I am not able to create a new thread and don't think one exists for them. If deemed necessary, please move this out to a new thread.

Tyres, Alignment & Balancing: Tyre Empire (Ramagondanahalli(Near Forum Value Mall), Bangalore)

I had been to Tyre Empire, a multi-brand tyre dealer on the Marathalli Varthur road, near the forum value mall
over the weekend for my regular wheel alignment, Balancing and rotation as the car had just completed 30k kms.
Normally, I would go to SLNP PITTSTOP, but since the last two times I am not happy with their work I went back
to Tyre Empire. Surprisingly, I do not find any reviews about this place on TBHP.

Services Offered

1. Tyres and Alloys
2. Wheel alignment (Roadforce) and Wheel Balancing.
3. Tubeless tyre puncture.
4. Accessories (Perfumes, polishes..)
5. Nitrogen

What I like:
Very professional, no upselling
Knows and understands the customers’ requirements
Has a lot of Michelin tyres, but stocks other brands too. Did not find Yoko's in all sizes though
The owner, I believe is a old man in the business and knows his work


Pricing:
Expensive compared to the nearby places, but the work done is professional. It cost me Rs.1200 for Alignment, Balancing and Rotation. Similar work done at SLNP pittstop in thubarahalli earlier cost me Rs.800. They do use roadforce as well.

What I don't like about them:
Nothing as of now
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Went to sanjaynagar slnp today to get a big fat nail removed from my tyre. Was met by a gentleman in a yellow tshirt, didnt quite catch his name but anyway. I was told that the nail is too big to remove and tubeless puncture repair strips wouldn't work since the hole made by the nail would be too big. I was recommended patchwork which would cost 800~900 but that required me leaving the tyre with them for a day. I wanted to read into this a little more so just got the tyre replaced with the stepney and now I'm running on 3 tubeless and 1 tubed with a slightly bigger size. I liked the honest approach. Was charged 60 bucks for changing tyre and re-inflated all 4. Check this place out if you're in the area.
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Went to sanjaynagar slnp today to get a big fat nail removed from my tyre. Was met by a gentleman in a yellow tshirt, didnt quite catch his name but anyway. I was told that the nail is too big to remove and tubeless puncture repair strips wouldn't work since the hole made by the nail would be too big. I was recommended patchwork which would cost 800~900 but that required me leaving the tyre with them for a day. I wanted to read into this a little more so just got the tyre replaced with the stepney and now I'm running on 3 tubeless and 1 tubed with a slightly bigger size. I liked the honest approach. Was charged 60 bucks for changing tyre and re-inflated all 4. Check this place out if you're in the area.
The patchwork is most probably a heat patch. It might not be the safest option on a tyre that the car runs on. Dont risk your life and car by trying to save a couple of thousand bucks. Get a new tyre if the old tyre cannot be repaired.

Heat patches are not reliable.
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The patchwork is most probably a heat patch. It might not be the safest option on a tyre that the car runs on. Dont risk your life and car by trying to save a couple of thousand bucks. Get a new tyre if the old tyre cannot be repaired.

Heat patches are not reliable.
Wow, I didn't know that. I will mostly go for a new tyre then. Also, is it a problem if I drive for a few days on 3 R13's(tubeless) and 1 R14(Tube - Stepney). It's for city travel only. Thanks for the quick response.
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Wow, I didn't know that. I will mostly go for a new tyre then. Also, is it a problem if I drive for a few days on 3 R13's(tubeless) and 1 R14(Tube - Stepney). It's for city travel only. Thanks for the quick response.
For that kind of driving, there is no issue at all. Drive carefully and slowly and you will be fine. Inserting a tube in a tubeless tyre is not advised but in your case, it's short term and temporary, so it should be fine.
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Visited SNLP JP Nagar to get new shoes for my Safari Storme. Had a good experience interacting and dealing with Mr Manjunath.

He was patient enough to answer all queries. I wanted to go with Michelin but most shops didn't have stock because of the Covid + import restrictions. Dealers told me it might take 3-5 months to get fresh stock. I did not want to wait since i had a highway drive coming up and my factory tires were already 6 years old (only 45000 kms run though).

He offered Yokohama, Continental and Bridgestone (OE). I chose Continental CrossContact AT in OE size mainly because of bad city roads and my usage is mostly city driving. Yoko do not have good reviews atleast with people i checked.

He quoted a price (i did not cross shop), i went to his shop, he confirmed the manufacturing date and i was off and away in 1 hour 30 mins. Fitting, balancing, alignment all were free or included in the tyre price (however way you look at it).

His staff were also well trained and agile.

One thing i liked about them is that he acknowledged that alignment of Safari Storme is very difficult (which i agree) and adviced me to re-check the alignment with a TASS. I have a minor left pull and also a worn out tie rod end rubber bush.

I would recommend this store to folks this side of the city for the genuine interactions and dealing with Mr Manjunath was a breeze. He was constantly giving instructions to the staff and never lost interest in the entire process.

Note: I am in no way associated with SLNP pit stop other than being a customer, and sharing my personal experience.
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