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  1. Turniphead

    Tyre fitters in Liverpool area.

    After just 3 weeks of owning an e39, I've had my first bad experience at Quick Fix in Liverpool. Went there for a couple of tyres - no joy. Bought a couple of tyres on ebay, great condition - and went back to Quick Fix in Longmoor Lane (after trying 3 other tyre fitters who were having mechanical issues!) to have them fitted. One tyre fitted no problems. Other tyre took an hour to fit as fitter struggled to get a seal. Tyre blew out next day. Took it back to Quick Fix: "Tut, tut, - that's what you get for buying tyres of ebay" their second tyre fitter commented. I agreed and went in search of a new tyre. Went back to one of the tyre fitters who had been having mechanical difficulties a few days earlier - I knew he had a tyre for me because he actually wanted to swap my tyre (michelin pilot alpin - winter tyre) for his own summer tyre. Apparently my tyre was an "NO" tyre - porsche standard fitment and he had a boxter. Anyway, he was fitting my new tyre when he noticed the ruined tyre in the boot. I told him the story. "Bastards," he said. That tyre had perfect beads on Saturday and uniform 7.5mm tread all round - that's why I wanted it for my boxter! So, - Quick Fix had torn a 6 inch strip from the bead of my tyre AND TRIED TO GLUE IT BACK ON WITH COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF RUBBER SOLUTION. They had then put that dangerously (and illegally) repaired tyre back on my car ready to blow out! Which it did. I emailed the manager of Quick Fix who quickly closed ranks and tried to deny responsibility - "you bought a bad tyre from ebay." - No explanation as to why his fitter struggled for an hour to bodge (illegally) a tyre which he supposedly didn't damage. What an idiotic tyre fitter. Oh, and he fitted my two directional tyres the wrong way round. They were both symmetrical, too, so no excuses. A monkey would have gotten it right 50% of the time. I could handle "sorry mate, I've wrecked your tyre." And at no time have I asked for a refund. It's purely an ethical issue. I'm angry, - going to go to trading standards - but don't actually relish the idea. Most tyre fitting gaffs in Liverpool are gangster owned and I can't help but think that 'Quick Fix' is a veiled drug-related two-fingered salute to the 'establishment.' So, would anyone be interested in a windowless 528i possibly torched? I'm only covering the possibilities here. I've already made my will before I go to trading standards. The car was only two weeks wages anyway. But going to trading standards I definitely am. turniphead