I found some 195/70 R14 99/101 from National Tyres. Not a bad price at just over £60 each and they do mobile fitting. Now prior to arranging anything I had an Internet chat with the help people. I informed them that I had some Tyron band paperwork in the bundle that came with the caravan but there was no marker on the rim. I told them that it might have bands fitted and if so, was that a problem for the fitter. I was told it wouldn't be a problem. Therefore I ordered two and arranged a date to have them fitted.
A couple of days later I had a call saying the fitter wasn't prepared to travel to me as it was too far for him. I had a brief chat with customer services who initially suggested I take the tyres to a local outlet. Eventually they came around to my way of thinking and the fitter arrived promptly on the day in question.
With the first tyre partially off we quickly established that I did indeed have Tyron bands. He didn't have the kit. He rang the local outlet and they didn't have the tools. He rang Plymouth and Bristol but to no avail. In the end I got a refund.
The trouble is I know nothing about tyres. Following the etyres link (putting in a random postcode because they don't cover my area) it gives me 3 tyres. Each costing £46 and a few different pence. Which is best? I've not got a clue.
I hate paying for tyres, I don't know why I just do. I have a VW transporter and always treat it to budget tyres. It's a large family vehicle, one we can throw camping gear and bikes into rather than a commercial workhorse so it really doesn't do great mileage. Budget tyres have never caused me any problems. Who I get them from may and that's why kwik fit would not have been my first choice.
Hi, I have an Elddis Avante 524 ( 2004 I think). The tyres currently on it are cracking on the walls and appeared to have been manufactured in 2010, so need to be changed. They are 195/70 R14 95H. Are they suitable? Should I be looking for a higher load rating?