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Would be grateful for some advice. I have a 2019 Q8 with 23k miles on the clock. Local Nottingham Audi centre saying I need to change all 4 tyres, even though I was told they would last 30-40k miles when I bought it.  I am trying to get best price on 4 x 285/40R22 110Y Sport Contact 6 Tyres. Audi quoting £375 inc .

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I can't help with a price but audi  told me mine needed changing and they had 2.9 mm, I didn't take them up on the offer and they are still legal 3months later. 

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Hello Richard,

23K would have been a reasonable expectation in my book, and the 30/40K would have been considered salesman’s speak. 
Of course, tyre wear will vary according to driving style and the type  of journeys undertaken. 
Most garages recommend tyre changes once the tread wears below 3mm - leaving 1.4 mm of tread wear before the legal limit is reached. 
Of course, you can run tyres to as near to the legal limit as you can get away with, but adverse affects on grip and handling in varying conditions will be the trade off, and only you can judge whether that compromise is worth it with your large and expensive vehicle. 
Could you enlighten us on what the £375 actually refers to?

Kind regards,

Gareth. 
 

 

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24 minutes ago, Dicky said:

Would be grateful for some advice. I have a 2019 Q8 with 23k miles on the clock. Local Nottingham Audi centre saying I need to change all 4 tyres, even though I was told they would last 30-40k miles when I bought it.  I am trying to get best price on 4 x 285/40R22 110Y Sport Contact 6 Tyres. Audi quoting £375 inc .

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Morning Richard

Not sure whether this will help at all as you seeemed to have decided on what tyres you are going to use as replacements.

I have a 2020 Q8 55TFSI which I bought new and came with Hankook tyres as the Factory Fitted original tyres. I found them to be an excellent choice so the Audi engineers clearly knew their stuff. They were quiet and had good grip both in the wet and dry and as an added bonus, they are substantially cheaper to replace compared to the " Premier League " manufacturers like Michelin, Pirelli etc.

However, I drive to Deutschland alot in my car and as the law there dictates that winter or all season tyres must be fitted between the months of October through to March, I had to replace the Hankooks with all season tyres after 15,000 miles as my next trip to Germany is later this month.

So, I had fitted a set of Pirelli P Zero Scorpion all weather tyres. They are expensive ! Think I paid with balancing more than £1300 . Also please bear in mind that as my Q8 was an S line model, the wheel size was 21" although the  tyre width and profile is the same as your car.

In 3000 miles I have found the Pirellis to be quite superb. Brilliant wet weather grip and no noisier than the Hankook summer tyre . Also....I like the look of them !

So, as an alternative, you might just have a look at the Pirellis all seasons. I know we don't get too much snow and ice here in the U.K. but they do give you extra grip if you do encounter snow or ice .....probably next winter now.

Just my 2 pennies worth. 

    

 

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Richard

Just as an addition to my previous post. I have just had a look and Pirelli do the Scorpion P Zero all season tyre in 285/40 R22 110y size as well as the 21 inch tyre so they would fit your Q8.

Kwik fit are selling them for about £350 per tyre so a a little cheaper than the Continental sports contact tyre that you have been quoted by your Audi dealership.

I live in Hampshire and my local garage was able to find and fit my tyres for quite alot less. And I would highly recommend them.

So....in my humble opinion....you would be getting a far better performing tyre that adapts to more conditions for less dosh.

 

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I have a 3.0 diesel on 22” Conti 5’s and at 11k they are nearly shot, the edges have worn quite badly my dealer has said the alignment is fine. Once I have new tyres fitted I will have the alignment checked by a 4wd specialist . If you have a look at the Blackcircles web site you will find the comparable prices for either supply only or fully fitted. One of my local dealers suggested them as they get the fitting work, but couldn’t get the tyres directly at a better price.

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