Winter tyres to Summer tyres

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Sammyb349
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Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by Sammyb349 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:03 am

What are you guys thinking - when will you be swapping your winter tyres back over to summer tyres?

Mornings are still nippy, but overall temperatures are up. I’m thinking I have a week or two left before I switch.
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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by rtd » Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:04 am

I plan to switch this week.


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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by HPsauce » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:43 am

Probably just before Easter as I expect to be out and about during the daytime from then on.

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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by SimonY » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:19 pm

Did mine at the weekend
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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by zappy-chops » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:33 am

I will get mind done any day now. Incidentally, for you folks who run a second set of wheels with winters do you just swap the wheels over yourselves or do you take it to a garage to do it? I was going to just do it myself but I don't have anything to ensure the correct torque on the bolts.
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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by SimonY » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:30 pm

Have previously had my local tyre centre do it but just bought a torque wrench and will do myself from now on now that I have a 2nd set of wheels
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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by Ian_C » Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:15 pm

Swapping mine tomorrow morning with the trolley jack, refurbished alloys and new Michelins to go on, just putting some Autoglym on them as we speak!
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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by HPsauce » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:04 pm

zappy-chops wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:33 am
for you folks who run a second set of wheels with winters do you just swap the wheels over yourselves or do you take it to a garage to do it?
Neither, I use a mobile tyre fitter who I trust (he's a petrolhead who runs a track car for fun). I store the unused set in my garage.
He checks all the wheels and tyres thoroughly at the same time. And marks them up front/rear/left/right for swapping around to even wear.
I generally try to coordinate this with replacing tyres, so I buy the replacements at leisure (online) for the set that are off the car and get him to fit them at the swap-on.

This year my summer tyres are fine, though I had one wheel buckled by a pothole, so that's been fixed over the winter.
So it's just a quick swap, which he'll fit in between other jobs. 8)

I used to have two cars with two full sets of 5 wheels to swap, but my second car was replaced a while back and I didn't get a winter set for it.
It also only has a "skinny" spare. So as planned, once the initial factory tyres wore down, I fitted Michelin Cross-Climate+ all-season tyres.
But that's not appropriate footwear for an S8, especially for fun in the snow. :bash:

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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by y700suf » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:32 pm

HPsauce, would you be willing to refer your mobile tyre fitter assuming location is in the South East?

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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by HPsauce » Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:37 pm

Sadly he's given up that business.

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Re: Winter tyres to Summer tyres

Post by y700suf » Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:00 pm

Okay, thanks for the prompt response.
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