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£50 per tyre for the fitting (im supplying tyres), then another £100 for the alignment. Is that seriously the sort of prices Nissan dealers would quote or is it a piss take? Hope the air is free :eek:
 

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£50 per tyre for the fitting (im supplying tyres), then another £100 for the alignment. Is that seriously the sort of prices Nissan dealers would quote or is it a piss take? Hope the air is free :eek:
Doubtful as they will use nitrogen and that will also cost!
 

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£50 per tyre for the fitting (im supplying tyres), then another £100 for the alignment. Is that seriously the sort of prices Nissan dealers would quote or is it a piss take? Hope the air is free :eek:
Removing and fitting run flats is a pig of a job, ATS spent nearly 3 hours doing mine 3 years ago. I guess their mentality is that they are not making anything from the sale of tyres so if he wants it done then he will have to pay!

4-5 years ago Nissan were charging over 2k for a set of OEM Dunlop's fitted..

Take them to a local tyre dealer, just make sure they have the machine to handle 20inch wheels, most of the smaller "cheaper" places don't.
 

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I always got mine done at Kwik fit with no problems. I think I just gave them about £50 but was a couple of years ago.
 

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Some of the places I have been to charge about £20 per tyre for fitting and between £1.50 per tyre and £15 for four for nitrogen (may depend on the quality i.e.the percentage; some nitrogen fills are pretty much the same as normal air anyway ...).

Alignment varies in cost, often depending on the system used, but I'd get your desired settings and go to someone with one of the good Hunter systems. I believe that Goldie (goldgtr35 on here) has one at his body shop (not sure if it's his Croydon or Peckham shop or both) and Sly (Kaizer Motors) has definitely got one in Rochester, Kent and is a very well respected GTR tuner on here :thumbsup: Possibly the two best places for you being London-based? Sly can also fit your tyres if needed ...
 

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Some of the places I have been to charge about £20 per tyre for fitting and between £1.50 per tyre and £15 for four for nitrogen (may depend on the quality i.e.the percentage; some nitrogen fills are pretty much the same as normal air anyway ...).

Alignment varies in cost, often depending on the system used, but I'd get your desired settings and go to someone with one of the good Hunter systems. I believe that Goldie (goldgtr35 on here) has one at his body shop (not sure if it's his Croydon or Peckham shop or both) and Sly (Kaizer Motors) has definitely got one in Rochester, Kent and is a very well respected GTR tuner on here :thumbsup: Possibly the two best places for you being London-based? Sly can also fit your tyres if needed ...
Forgot to change my location. Edinburgh based. Sly did the inspection on my car before i bought it, and would definitely be using his garage if i was still in London
 

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Forgot to change my location. Edinburgh based. Sly did the inspection on my car before i bought it, and would definitely be using his garage if i was still in London
:chuckle: Yes, would be quite a large distance to travel for tyre fitting & alignment! :chuckle:
 

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As someone that owns a garage, you have too understand they are taking all the risk fitting your tyres. They have to charge a reasonable amount, and GTR tyres are not easy to fit, I suspect it's worked out on a % of there labour rate. As someone has already stated, they are making zero money on supply of tyres, so I also suspect the price has increased to reflect that.

Independent tyre specialists will be cheaper, less overheads and it's there main Buisness.

£100 for wheel alignment and adjust, if there using a quality alignment system is actually very reasonable.

These prices are a lot less than Landrover charge to fit tyres and align my Range Rover.
 

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I have to agree.

No markup on the tyre, then factor in the taxman, the hire (or purchase of the alignment system) staff wages plus all the other overheads to run a business. The profit is very little.

If I had a garage I wouldn't entertain customers bringing in their own products. You don't take your own chicken to a restaurant.

It amazes me how the general public think everything goes straight in the owner's pocket...
 

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I have to agree.

No markup on the tyre, then factor in the taxman, the hire (or purchase of the alignment system) staff wages plus all the other overheads to run a business. The profit is very little.

If I had a garage I wouldn't entertain customers bringing in their own products. You don't take your own chicken to a restaurant.

It amazes me how the general public think everything goes straight in the owner's pocket...

EDIT .. The OP is Scottish so that might have something to do with it.
 

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I have to agree.

No markup on the tyre, then factor in the taxman, the hire (or purchase of the alignment system) staff wages plus all the other overheads to run a business. The profit is very little.

If I had a garage I wouldn't entertain customers bringing in their own products. You don't take your own chicken to a restaurant.

It amazes me how the general public think everything goes straight in the owner's pocket...

EDIT .. The OP is Scottish so that might have something to do with it.
When I had an Aston the same type of thing used to come up a lot of the forums. In the case of AM owners, many would take their own oil to the garage when it was service time. I have to say I'd be embarrassed to do that.

The only time I've done it is when I had a custom exhaust made (twice now) and once when the garage said the part (turbo actuator) was stupidly expensive from them so they would be happy to fit new ones if I could supply them.

I've often wondered about buying tyres online and then getting someone to fit them. How happy would they be ? As I recall, when I got my MPSS a few months ago from ATS, they took about a hour and a half to fit them, so it's no small job.
 

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I have to agree.

No markup on the tyre, then factor in the taxman, the hire (or purchase of the alignment system) staff wages plus all the other overheads to run a business. The profit is very little.

If I had a garage I wouldn't entertain customers bringing in their own products. You don't take your own chicken to a restaurant.

It amazes me how the general public think everything goes straight in the owner's pocket...

EDIT .. The OP is Scottish so that might have something to do with it.
Yeah fair call, though i did use them for last basic service and may be booking in with them soon for the 5 year service (provided my rims dont get damaged :). Though theres less alternatives up here, unlike London where its more competitive for business
 

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You'd have to be a bit crazy to pay 50 quid per tyre for fitting. I always supply my own tyres (3-4 sets per year, around £900 per set for Bridgestone RF's) and the most expensive local fitter charges 20 quid per tyre to fit. Someone I know took his to Kwikfit who charged 5 quid per tyre, ha bargain!

Usually takes about an hour and a half for 4 tyres.

Nissan quoted me £2600 for a set of Dunlops earlier this year, their profit in that would have been around £2000. **** that!
 

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I always supply my own tyres (3-4 sets per year

Usually takes about an hour and a half for 4 tyres.



3-4 sets of tyres a year?! Surely not?

1.5 hours fitting time?- Do they inflate them by mouth!:chuckle:
 

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HQ Garage in Dalgety Bay quoted me £144 to fit 4 tyres and wheel alignment.

Forgot to change my location. Edinburgh based. Sly did the inspection on my car before i bought it, and would definitely be using his garage if i was still in London
 

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3-4 sets of tyres a year?! Surely not?

1.5 hours fitting time?- Do they inflate them by mouth!:chuckle:
I assume he means that's for more than one car !!

1.5 hours is what ATS took to do my tyres recently.
 

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I assume he means that's for more than one car !!

1.5 hours is what ATS took to do my tyres recently.


Lol lets hope so!

My local garage only takes 45 minutes to fit all 4:chuckle:
 

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I have had all wheels changed and tyres removed from one set of rims and refitted in well under 2 hours.

Perhaps a stupid question but is it sensible to get a tyre fit place to do wheel alignment? I ended up paying Middlehurst nearly £250 recently to sort a front wheel vibration issue which seemed to come down to a balancing issue on one wheel (despite having had them balanced a week earlier) and front wheel alignment following refitting of my VR wheels and new OEM Dunlops.

I thought that steering geometry was quite complex and have been vary wary of tyre fit places touching it since one managed to totally screw the handling on my old Cupra R some years back.
 

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Yesterday, I requested quote to fit 4 new tyres and do four wheel alignment from Nissan Specialist garage in Aberdeen.
They said £260 to fit new tyres and check the alignment, but this not include any adjustments.
If there are any adjustments needed, that's another £150

so total of £410. Seriously? Who on Earth would pay that much?
 

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In 2013 I paid an independent £60 to fit including balancing and another independent £102 for alignment. Still on the same set of tyres 20k plus miles later.
 
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