The guys at tyremen for a number of years now have been supplying genuine alloy wheels at giveaway prices, but how are they able to offer such a good deal on OE wheels, we ask them the questions we think need to be asked.
1. Where do the wheels come from?
The wheels we offer, in the past have always come from Holland we have a great working relationship with one of Europe’s largest vehicle importers, although we still get the majority of our OE stock from Holland we have recently taken a large quantity of Nissan Juke and Qashqai alloy wheels from a main dealer here in Hull.
2. But why are these wheels taken of brand new cars, are they damaged?
We are asked this question repeatedly. Say you have walked into an Audi showroom and fall in love with an Audi A5, but this car is fitted with standard 17” wheels you ask for bigger flasher wheels, the 17” wheels are removed and replaced. Because the wheel have had tyres fitted to them, they cannot be sold as brand new and this is where we come in. The wheels may carry some very minor cosmetic damage for example surface scratches/chips to the paint but no bends cracks or anything along them lines.
3. What are your main manufacture you stock for?
We started with a very small amount of 16” BMW and Audi A4 wheels, then quickly realised that customers really did prefer to buy the OE option for winter use.
We now we keep the following.
4. What is your most popular package you sell over winter?
Well this is a hard one to answer, there would be three top sellers Audi A3, Audi A5 and the BMW 3 Series 16” option.
5. What is the average cost of just wheels and wheels and winter tyres?
Very cheap! The 16” option cost £350 for genuine alloy wheels. The 17” genuine alloy wheels cost £400. 17” wheels and winter tyres cost around £900 delivered, 16” wheels and winter tyres cost around £650 delivered.
6. With the wheel been suitable for the newer vehicles, will these be suitable to take TPMS?
Yes, these wheels can be fitted with TPMS sensor valves. We can supply new preprogramed TPMS sensor valve for most new vehicles out there.
So there you are this how and what to expect when buying OE alloy wheels for Tyremen.co.uk
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