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Someone please help me

I have just brought a SLK and the tyres are completely bald. can someone please tell me where I can buy tyres and get them fitted, I work various hours so if I have to get them fitted it would have to be at a convenient time for me.
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... Not wanting to sound too obvious here, but a TYRE SHOP maybe ..?

Use Google, Yellow pages or what ever directory there is in your area - The Master Sarge will chime in shortly as we have no idea where you are or what you're driving...

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Welcome, please fill out your profile as to help you we need to know where you live. This site is a world wide site. What's in one location is not in all.
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This will help you determine your tire size, but we need to know your location to complete your question.



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thanks for the help but

I was wondering if anyone could recommend any online tyre buying sites where I can easily buy tyres and find where to get them fitted
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excuse me, but are you calling ME a minion...


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excuse me, but are you calling ME a minion...
You know he did.. I hadn't even posted yet.. he's on the sauce!


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Not a lot of good, as carfanaticschick is in the UK - even though she refuses to update her profile.






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Not a lot of good, as carfanaticschick is in the UK - even though she refuses to update her profile.
"Tyre" could be giving that away, huh :-)

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Nah... It'll be the IP address the account was used with..

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... Not wanting to sound too obvious here, but a TYRE SHOP maybe ..?

Use Google, Yellow pages or what ever directory there is in your area - The Master Sarge will chime in shortly as we have no idea where you are or what you're driving...

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Welcome to the site.

And, Sean, fast on the draw! Even at midday, FL time!. Scorching!

And yellow pages are called "Yellow Pages" in UK. Or Thompson's Local. But Google will be more useful.

If you are not in a "today, now!" hurry, then BlackCircles.com (which is UK based) allows you to buy the tyres at a discount, and then have them fitted at associated fitting companies.

Enjoy the fact that you get to choose a complete (matching) set of tyres to match your driving style!
And discussion seems to indicate that stock sizes give a result that you have to do a lot of work to improve upon.
And, since you are in UK, you will get all season tyres (DWS).
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there is a guy in hull has a set of wheels with good goodyear tyres on for a very reasonable sum for sale his username is mark999
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there is a guy in hull has a set of wheels with good goodyear tyres on for a very reasonable sum for sale his username is mark999
Beerbelly, I'm hoping Carfanaticschick knows this, since she has been involved in the thread with Mark999. No guarantees!

And here is the problem not knowing where you are based.
the international sites are OK for information and making choices, but in the end, you will need to get to a tyre shop and get tehm fitted.
And if Hull is 100 GBP of fuel away (400 miles round trip?) tehn the cost benefit might be better found locally.

We also don't know which car you have, which rims you have fitted, so which recommendations to make. (Discussion on AMG rims here)

So I'm with Sean; go to a tyre shop!
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