Re: Tyre replacement - what tyres?
I have just got back from a trip up to the Sunshine Coast and have a rather strange story to tell in regards to my Dunlop SP9000's. About 2 months before xmas, the left front tyre developed 2 blisters. I went to my local Ford/FPV dealer, Westpoint Ford, Werribee, who instructed me to go to Bob Jane Tmart across the road who do their warranty work - which I did. The 2nd in charge told me in his opinion it was due to impact damage such as a pot hole, etc. I argued the point that I have 2 blisters, not one and I dont accept his assessment. He said he would get the Dunlop rep out the following week to inspect the tyre which I agreed to. Over the next 2 months the rep still hadn't been out so I eventually went back and spoke to the 2ic again. He tells me he has made the decision it was impact damage and the rep didn't need to inspect. Obviously I was not impressed with this and told him so and will take it further. On the way up to Qld, low-and-behold, the right front develops the same type of blister. I went to Pacific Ford in Maroochydore who had a look at it, agreed it was very odd for not only one but 2 tyres to develop blisters, so referred me to Beaurepaires in Maloolooba, spoke to the 2nd in charge (Brendan), took one look at them, said, yep, "they're faulty, I will replace them for you no cost". You reckon I wasn't pleased and pissed off at the same time. The dickhead at Bob Jane Tmart in Melbourne had potentially put me and my wife in a very dangerous situation had a tyre blown out at high speed. And to top it all off, Beaurepaire offer insurance for the life of the tyre which INCLUDES impact damage for just $6 per tyre. Suffice to say, I spent the extra $24 for insurance, bought 2 new tyres, got 2 free ones and replaced them at 26,000 ks. I would be interested to hear from any others who have had any similiar experience with their Dunlops.
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