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Old 21st November 2017, 20:32   #661
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I was planning on changing my tyres next week from Madhu's. Is there any benefit in paying cash vs credit card? I've never paid for tyres any other way. PM me if you don't want to post it here.

I take it they accept credit cards.
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I was planning on changing my tyres next week from Madhu's. Is there any benefit in paying cash vs credit card? I've never paid for tyres any other way. PM me if you don't want to post it here.

I take it they accept credit cards.
Yes, they accept credit cards.

If you are going for Michelin tyres and paying via credit card, then they have a EMI option with 0% interest rate/processing fees/transaction charges. (http://www.michelin.in/IN/en/promotions.html).
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Yes, they accept credit cards.

If you are going for Michelin tyres and paying via credit card, then they have a EMI option with 0% interest rate/processing fees/transaction charges. (http://www.michelin.in/IN/en/promotions.html).
Michelin it is, hope they have XM2 in stock. Got 75k kms on my last set, mostly due to regular visits to Madhu's.
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This is a slightly different review; I went to Madhus last week to get new tyres for my bike!

I got Zapper FY1 90/80-17 front tyre to replace the old and tired Zapper FS 90/90-17. The good folks at Madhus installed a different valve and made sure I could use the front tyre in a tubeless configuration!

There is supposed to be a small reduction in profile but honestly I could not see any difference.

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I got a Michelin M45 3.25x18 tyre for the rear. Since it was a tube type tyre, I got a new MRF 100/90-18 tube and used it for the rear.

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I gt the rear tyre with me, front tyre and tube for the rear tyre was purchased at Madhus. Installation was hassle free and the guys at Madhus did a splendid job!
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Need an advice from experienced members. My 2012 i20 Magna has completed 47k kms and yt is time for tyre upgrade. I am planning to visit Tyre Professionals (Madhus) Basavanagudi tomorrow. Can someone please suggest which brand to go for along with the right size.
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Need an advice from experienced members. My 2012 i20 Magna has completed 47k kms and yt is time for tyre upgrade. I am planning to visit Tyre Professionals (Madhus) Basavanagudi tomorrow. Can someone please suggest which brand to go for along with the right size.
Depends on what your requirements are.
If you want better grip and don't mind if tyre life is less, I'd suggest Michelin XM2s - Soft compound, good grip, might wear out sooner than MRF/Apollo counterparts (Although some Bhpians have seen these last for long as well). Alternatives - Yoko S drives, Michelin P3ST, Pirelli Cinturato P1. All are soft compound, small differences here and there. P3STs are softer than XM2s.

If you want long-lasting tyres and can compromise on grip, Yoko Earth1's would suffice. Some MRFs do the job as well, I'm not sure about the names, as some are absolute rubbish - very hard, and too much road noise. Others might be able to help out on this.

Size - Is it the top end model with 14" rims? If so, stick to the stock configuration. They should be 185/65 R14. 65-section tyres are wide enough.
Check which of the above tyres are available in that spec.
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Size - Is it the top end model with 14" rims? If so, stick to the stock configuration. They should be 185/65 R14. 65-section tyres are wide enough.
Check which of the above tyres are available in that spec.
Thank you so much for the detailed information, Rohan. The default factory fitted one is Apollo with 175/70 R14. It has so far given me a trouble free ride. I am quite happy with it. Let me check with Madhus on what all are available with him.

Below are the images of my car tyres' present condition. Can you please let me know if there is some life left in them or should I go for a replacement now.
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Thank you so much for the detailed information, Rohan.
Anytime

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The default factory fitted one is Apollo with 175/70 R14. It has so far given me a trouble free ride. I am quite happy with it.
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Can you please let me know if there is some life left in them or should I go for a replacement now.
Can't really say. There's a wear indicator in the treads, it's a small extrusion in the grooves. If it is at the same level as the surface, then it is time to change.
But seeing as these are already 5 years old now, best change them as the rubber compound hardens with age.

I think you could go for 185/65 R14, seems like a safe bet as the Asta with alloys comes in this configuration.

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I think you could go for 185/65 R14, seems like a safe bet as the Asta with alloys comes in this configuration.
Thanks for the suggestion. I bought Continental 185-65 R14 as per your advice. Based on my few kilometers of driving post upgrade, I feel immense difference in the ride quality and the cabin noise. I paid around Rs.4900 per tyre at Tyre Professional.
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Had been to Madhu's yesterday to upgrade shoes for my friends Duster (a rare petrol). As usual, excellent support provided by Madhus - especially Mr. Gopal; who promptly explained everything in person even when he had explained over phone a couple of days ago.

Had a chance to meet Nikhil as well (and his Blue VRS; which is enough a reason to visit Madhus often, provided Nikhil is in Bangalore) and he helped us with the various choices and their pros and cons. My friend doesnt get convinced easily but Mr. Gopal's and Nikhil's words were enough to decide on the tyres.

Excellent experience from Madhus overall - 10 out of 10.

@Nikhil,
It was a pleasure meeting You in person. Thank You for keeping Madhus an excellent service provider, as ever.

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I got a Michelin M45 3.25x18 tyre for the rear. Since it was a tube type tyre, I got a new MRF 100/90-18 tube and used it for the rear.
OT Alert.

Where did you get these tyres from? I want one for My Apache. I have used M45 earlier, good tyres but only grouse is tyre life is less. You get a lot more in return for lesser life.

How much did M45 cost?
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