When Paul Clark, Editorial Director of motoring publisher EMAP, received a press release pointing out the great savings to be achieved by buying tyres from mytyres.co.uk via the internet, it was a timely piece of information that proved extremely valuable.
Paul has just obtained a quote to replace two tyres on his Audi. Quickly searching the mytyres.co.uk website Paul found the tyres he needed - and was delighted with the substantial saving.
" On receipt of your e-mail release I placed an order for two 235/45 ZR 17 Dunlop SP Sport 9000s for my Audi at £79 each. Received the tyres after a couple of days, fitted them at my local Kingsway Tyres (total cost £11.75 including balance etc) Result? I have two brand new premium tyres for total outlay of £170. Compare that with a quote for £163 per corner from a national network - a total saving of well over £150.
Initially I was worried that the tyre depots would be reluctant to fit tyres that they did not sell, but this turned out to be unfounded. What I have found is that the savings on more run of the mill tyres are less, so the real benefits are for those with larger, less common sizes - such as mine.
I'll certainly be ordering another pair very soon for the front end - many thanks for the e-mail. A great service."
With the cost of motoring at an all-time high it makes sense to save on the cost of tyres. mytyres.co.uk is the UK on-line tyre shop of Delticom, Europe's largest internet tyre seller with sales expected to reach 110 million euros in 2005.