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    You're a better man than me Jim, watching and telling them before they scratch those precious wheels! I love that you go round taking photos too!

    I tend to just take it on the chi; last time I sent wheels in for tyres, new scratches had appeared. It happens every single time I get new tyres. I also hate the way they chuck the balancing weights anywhere, and scratch the old ones off with a meat cleaver (or at least it looks like they do!).

    I think if you opened a tyre shop that charged 」50 extra, but guaranteed to look after your wheels, you'd get the business of every car enthusiast for miles!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post
    That made me smile so much.... I nearly chuckled a little... I get an image of your living room full of old tyres!
    EDIT - I just realised you mean wheel centres, not tyres!
    Ha you beat me with the edit Chris
    I was about to say I think he meant spare wheel centre caps

    Quote Originally Posted by C16RKC View Post
    You're a better man than me Jim, watching and telling them before they scratch those precious wheels! I love that you go round taking photos too!

    I tend to just take it on the chi; last time I sent wheels in for tyres, new scratches had appeared. It happens every single time I get new tyres. I also hate the way they chuck the balancing weights anywhere, and scratch the old ones off with a meat cleaver (or at least it looks like they do!).

    I think if you opened a tyre shop that charged 」50 extra, but guaranteed to look after your wheels, you'd get the business of every car enthusiast for miles!!!!
    Hi Chris, I just think I work hard for my money and whatever I have, so why let some numpty " only doing their job" cause damage?
    Just do your job properly and take care of / respect other peoples property, simples.

    Agree on the balancing weights too!
    We could open 2 branches, you cover the South and I'll take the North

    Jim
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    Good choice Jim, have used Falkens in the past and found them to be very good. Switched to Kumhos years ago due to the price (although they have crept up over the years as they have gotten more popular). Will soon be in the market for a couple, so going to give these Blacklions a try, 」215 for a rear pair fitted seems a very good deal.
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