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Where to buy tyres?

Postby BigDevil » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:42 pm

Car owners....where is a good place to buy cheap and good tyres?

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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:50 pm

BigDevil wrote:Car owners....where is a good place to buy cheap and good tyres?


the tyre shop at the back of SPC petrol station next to HCI, along bukit timah road

they usually pass all the dealer's discount to you
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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby cody » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:34 pm

BigDevil wrote:Car owners....where is a good place to buy cheap and good tyres?


Try alexandra village ...
as u exit, there are 3 tyre shops in a row (on your left).
All 3 are quite good, prices are competitive.

They have similar names ... XXX Hin.

I go to Sin Hin Tyre Shop as they quoted me the lowest price.
I'm not related to them by any way, just sharing with u my contact :)

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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:36 pm

cody wrote:Try alexandra village ...


any idea what is the price for 215/45R17 per piece ? thanks
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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby VJA » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:49 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:any idea what is the price for 215/45R17 per piece ? thanks



Personal opinion: I don't think you can relate cheap and good together.
usually such tyre shops will give tyres from China or second hand tyres but sell as new. Nowadays tyres do not come in paper wrap like the good old days.
To me, honesty and service are impt factors. Price differentiation btw shops are unlikely to be too significant.
which area u are looking at?
some pple dun mind to try from East to West just for few dollars difference.

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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby verykiasu2010 » Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:53 pm

VJA wrote:Personal opinion: I don't think you can relate cheap and good together.
usually such tyre shops will give tyres from China or second hand tyres but sell as new. Nowadays tyres do not come in paper wrap like the good old days.
To me, honesty and service are impt factors. Price differentiation btw shops are unlikely to be too significant.
which area u are looking at?
some pple dun mind to try from East to West just for few dollars difference.


I am not asking how cheap it is. Just asking about the price.

I know how to read tyres, old & new, and where it is made......I know some shops also in Ubi / Thomson trying to pass off old as new .....

hardly got chance to change tyres over the last 30 years ....
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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby Augmum » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:00 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:I am not asking how cheap it is. Just asking about the price.

I know how to read tyres, old & new, and where it is made......I know some shops also in Ubi / Thomson trying to pass off old as new .....

hardly got chance to change tyres over the last 30 years ....

oh yes, now u mention "hardly got chance to change tyres"
i dun remember changing tyres for all my previous cars, either sold off or scrap b4 changing :wink:

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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby bigfoot » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:00 pm

VJA wrote:Personal opinion: I don't think you can relate cheap and good together.
usually such tyre shops will give tyres from China or second hand tyres but sell as new. Nowadays tyres do not come in paper wrap like the good old days.
To me, honesty and service are impt factors. Price differentiation btw shops are unlikely to be too significant.
which area u are looking at?
some pple dun mind to try from East to West just for few dollars difference.


I agree. Many years back, I went to a tyre shop to change my tyres. Change my rim as well. Yes I was given a good price. Unfortunately, I was pretty inexperience when it comes to driving a car then. I didn't realise I was given a second hand tyres until my car started to skid. I got into a car accident whereby my car lost grip and started spinning at a bend on a flyover. It was a blind spot for those cars behind me. As my car started to spin, I tot that was the end of my life because I can see those cars behind me approaching me at high speed. Luckily all the cars managed to brake in time one by one.

From then on, I only choose reliable shop to change my tyres. I don't mind paying a bit more for peace of mind. So please check carefully when u change your car tyres. Many of us take it for granted that changing tyres is something simple. It can make a difference between life and death.

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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby Happy Mama » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:05 pm

Augmum wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:I am not asking how cheap it is. Just asking about the price.

I know how to read tyres, old & new, and where it is made......I know some shops also in Ubi / Thomson trying to pass off old as new .....

hardly got chance to change tyres over the last 30 years ....

oh yes, now u mention "hardly got chance to change tyres"
i dun remember changing tyres for all my previous cars, either sold off or scrap b4 changing :wink:


I'm not as lucky as you. My type punctured and had to be changed. :cry:

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Re: Where to buy tyres?

Postby bigfoot » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:07 pm

verykiasu2010 wrote:I am not asking how cheap it is. Just asking about the price.

I know how to read tyres, old & new, and where it is made......I know some shops also in Ubi / Thomson trying to pass off old as new .....

hardly got chance to change tyres over the last 30 years ....


The shop that sold me the second hand tyre was along upper thomson rd. Sigh...

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