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Time to renew car Tyres / Tires

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  1. DiverTim

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    Just returned to Dumaguete after 2 year CV break. Find myself with car that needs new tires, Advice please where to for a quote? Car is a Suzuki Vitara. Tracking needs checking too as existibg tires have worn out prematurely. Thanks
     
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    I use the Goodyear centre just down from Citihardware, opposite Ceres terminal. Reasonable prices, good tracking & balancing
     
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    Likely you are correct that the tracking requires to be done on your Car, but another thing that can cause uneven wear on a tyre and especially to the edge? is them being under inflated, over inflation to excess causes them to wear more in the centre, when driving in UK we have many roundabouts this throws the weight of the car on to the edge of the offside front wheel and tears that edge away, so I have always been in the habit of putting a couple of pounds extra air on all my Tyre's, this gives me a few extra miles out of a tyre, decreases the rolling resistance and gives a slight improvement in fuel consumption, I never trust the gauge at a filling station and always have my own one in my car at all times.

    You can always trust a Scotsman to give you the best money saving advice, we are all Tight Feckers, when filling the tank with fuel do it on a cool morning never on a hot afternoon as you will get less fuel then also a car runs more efficiently when drawing in cool air this contains more oxygen, our roads in Scotland are always very busy at 3am, we never take our cars out in the midday sun, Only mad Dogs and Englishmen are known to do that.
     
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    I hope that's not a load of hot air Davey lad.
    Just an added thought.....so in a hot country the fuel will evaporate more quickly?
     
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    Well......... I always go to BridgeStone which is a about a klic North of Toyota dealer, main highway. Ask if the tire is from China so you know not to buy that one. Good Peep's and free installation in moments time.
     
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    It is correct that an engine operates more efficiently in cooler, denser air. Turbos are designed to force more air into the engine to overcome the loss of performance in hot / high conditions.
     
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    Went to Goodyear, tyres were 2 x price of Asian types but operational observances looked more akin to European practices. Paid up!
     
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    If it was not for the godamn awful state of the highways here, I would dig deeper for good brand tires. Fact is, they get chewed through so quickly that it's not worth the extra expense. Sure, a good brand tire will generally last longer in most conditions, but when you're clouting huge ruts in the surface at speed on the main highways, even good tires will suffer.
     
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