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Tyre fitting shop for performance cars?

Posted by davidtheobald - Created: 14 years ago
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Posted by mhoyle - 14 years ago

HI DAVID,

            TRY AUTO PALACE AT MANDELIEU (ON R/A FROM A8 TOWARDS AIRPORT) THEY ARE FERRARI & MASERATI MAIN DEALERS BUT ALSO DEAL IN TOP END S/HAND PERFORMANCE CARS.

WILL NOT BE CHEAP BUT SHOULD DO THE JOB PROPERLY

 

martin

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Posted by mikem-181687 - 14 years ago

Route 66, on the RN7 St Laurent du Var, just after the airport direction Antibes. Specialist tyre and alloy wheel shop.mikem

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Posted by MikeP-180526 - 14 years ago

I would not use Carrefour.  They are (just about) OK for fitting standard tyres to a normal saloon car but not competent for anything more.  This is based on two experiences when they were incapable of balancing tyres properly on two cars, even when I told them at precisely what speed the imbalance vibration occured.  In both cases I took the cars to a professional (in Switzerland) and got the problem solved.

And on another occasion when I enquired about tyres the woman rudely told me that she could not give me prices until I gave her the size - she was too lazy to look it up from the car specs - because she was too busy being chatted up by one of the grease monkeys.  Unlike the rest of Carrefour,  their auto department service is atrocious.

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Posted by cupplet - 14 years ago

David,

 

When you say a 'good' tyre shop - do you mean one which specialises in performance cars ? I have an Alfa Spider and although I have not replaced the tyres yet I have 'zeroed' in on Carrefour and Massa Pneu (just off the Peage heading towards Vence). I suspect that you may have to order them and schedule a time for fitting.

Good luck.

Tom Cupples
Tourrettes-sur-Loup