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Customer calls: Hello please can I have a price on four Pirelli run-flat winter tyres, size 275/40R20 front and 315/35R20 rear. (This is a classic BMW X5 and X6 combination)…

Many customers give us a call asking the above question; we are all about advice and love the one on one conversation with the customer, always offering the best package we believe to be suited to them. My first response to this question would be have you considered changing your wheels to a smaller size, to which the customer will respond I don’t really want to spend that much on wheels and tyres just for winter.

Therefore, through the process we go.

1st the price on the requested sizes,

275/40R20 PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW 106V XL R/F £317.00

315/35R20 PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW 110V XL R/F £373.00

Total price delivered £1380 or fitted at one of our fitting centres across the UK £1450


2nd the cheaper and more affective option.

Recommend dropping down to 19” wheels and tyres option and removing the run-flat tyres, sounds strange I understand however, this should become clearer in a line or two.

19” wheels specially designed for use on the BMW X5 & X6 why so special you ask, when you remove the 315/35R20 from the rear and were to fit a normal 19” or even a 20” it would look sunken under the large wheel arches this is due to the width of the wheel and the offset. What we use is a narrower option both wheels are 9” x 19” offset front ET48 & offset rear ET18. BMW would use this same fitment on the X6 models Xdrive 30d & Xdrive 35i with there 19” option and it looks great. The tyres size for the X6 & X5 would become 255/50R19 again same spec as BMW. This option is 100% better then the wider 315 tyre size for cutting through the snow and slush. The best part of this is the price.

4 X 19” Alloy wheels fitted with 255/50R19 Vredestein Wintrac Xtreme

1 x Continental Compressor kit (all in one compressor and repair kit)

Delivered to your door £1198

Fitted at one of our fitting centres across the UK £1238

Total saving £252 when you buy wheels and tyres over the expensive run-flats

The continental Kit is there so there is no need for run-flats this option many customers take.

Packages can be found here –  BMW X5 2013> & BMW X6

So there we have it fitting new wheels and tyres really can save you 100’s of pounds.

Any questions please contact us.

The Tyremen team.

Continental TS800

Continental TS800 Great little winter tyres and a test winner in 2009, lets start with the basics: Sizes available: 13”, 14”, 15” Speed ratings: T (118mph) Suitable for – Small cars and light vans with the TS800 offering XL ratings in some sizes. The Continental TS800 has been around a number of years now after being launched in 2006. As a group Continental have developed the range quite substantially with the release of the TS810, TS830 & TS850, however in the smaller sizes they have continued to use this pattern. However just because the tyre is old doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s outdated, in fact the tyre has been consistently praised over the years in the independent tyre tests. The TS800 was highly recommended upon launch in 2006 and has consistently achieved great results ever since, with the most recent being a 2nd place in 2012. The sizes offered are generally in 13″ & 14″, plus 15″ offering that are suitable for Smart car, which is one of the most popular applications. We haven’t received a great amount of feedback on this tyre, but I do have a bit of a personal theory! When you need a winter tyre in these small sizes then as long as you go for a reputable manufacturer then you wont go far wrong. With winter tyres it’s a case of the narrower the better when it comes to winter performance. I’ve used winter tyres on small vehicles that are front wheel drive and they just go anywhere! I’ve encountered pretty deep snow and have always been able to continue my journey with confidence. If you need a 13″ or 14″ winter tyre then the TS800 will do the job very well as would a range of tyres such as the Snowtrac 3, Hankook W442 & Uniroyal MS 66. Do you have any experience using the TS800, is my theory about right? I look forward to your comments… Thanks for reading, the Winter Tyre Reviews team