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      03-17-2019, 11:20 AM   #1
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Mixed Tyres

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Just got the wifes G30 540i thru Auc and realised now that i have got it that the rear tyres has one pirelli and one michellin - both have loads of tread but wondering whether its acceptable for auc to sell a car with different brand tyres on the same axle?

And before someone says it, yes i know should have checked this, but was busy checking the alloys and tread and didnt look at brands of tyres!!!!!!!
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I believe the general consensus will be no - same brand on each axle
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On a 120d id possibly leave it, but on a 540i Id definitely be questioning it, while pushing on youd want the rear tyres behaving in the same way & I dont think having 2 different brands will give you that.
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What were the conditions of the auction? As is?
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What were the conditions of the auction? As is?
It was bmw auc (approved used car), not auction buddy
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What were the conditions of the auction? As is?
It was bmw auc (approved used car), not auction buddy
Apologies. Thanks for clarifying. Despite our special UK-US relationship, some things require a bit more fine tuning.

Are both tires non run flats or run flats?
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      03-17-2019, 12:51 PM   #7
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Think I'd be calling the dealer in the morning & asking the same question & politely requesting they swap 1 tyre out so you have a matching pair.

If not be happy with mixed brand tyres on the same axle. Pity you didn't notice before taking delivery as would have been easier to sort.
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Apologies. Thanks for clarifying. Despite our special UK-US relationship, some things require a bit more fine tuning.

Are both tires non run flats or run flats?
Yes they are all runflats and size are ok just the brands are different
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Think I'd be calling the dealer in the morning & asking the same question & politely requesting they swap 1 tyre out so you have a matching pair.

If not be happy with mixed brand tyres on the same axle. Pity you didn't notice before taking delivery as would have been easier to sort.
Yep thats what i was thinking although car was purchased 350 miles away so dont fancy druving back for in tyre!!
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Times are obviously hard for some dealers.

If it was me, I'd be having words. No way would I accept mixed tyres on a BMW AUC car. Any excuses or nonsense and I'd be quoting their own blurb...

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To maintain good vehicle handling, always fit tyres of the same make and tread pattern to all wheels.
I'd add, "I don't buy a BMW with mixed tyres that 'compromise' the handling".

If I saw mixed tyres on a AUC car, I'd be thinking what else is suspect.
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Does AUC car shopping in U.K. come with a warranty? Curious about AUC differences in U.K. and CPO (certified pre owned) in the US.

CPO vehicle in the US would not normally arrive with different brand tires.
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Does AUC car shopping in U.K. come with a warranty? Curious about AUC differences in U.K. and CPO (certified pre owned) in the US.

CPO vehicle in the US would not normally arrive with different brand tires.
Yes, any used approved used BMW comes with a warranty, under 3 years old would still be under manufacturer warranty, over 3 years old would be AUC warranty.
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Times are obviously hard for some dealers.

If it was me, I'd be having words. No way would I accept mixed tyres on a BMW AUC car. Any excuses or nonsense and I'd be quoting their own blurb...


To maintain good vehicle handling, always fit tyres of the same make and tread pattern to all wheels.

I'd add, "I don't buy a BMW with mixed tyres that 'compromise' the handling".

If I saw mixed tyres on a AUC car, I'd be thinking what else is suspect.
Where did you find that quote? Would be good to send it to the dealer...
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Where did you find that quote? Would be good to send it to the dealer...
The quote was from the BMW Driver's Guide app for my car, (F11 535i).

All user manuals that I have looked at (back to 2003) contain a similar statement. Includes the "for good handling and vehicle response, only use same tread, single manufacturer", type statement.
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Ok thanks buddy
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I would speak to the supplying dealer. If the tyres are new have them swap the non matcher out for a matching one if they are part worn I would demand a pair of matching across the axle. You said it's 350 miles away ok well speak to your local dealer get their advise and a cost for rectification let the selling dealer know and have them either pay you the cost for rectification or have your local dealer invoice them. I would also raise this with BMW customer services as they might put pressure on the dealer and things might happen quicker.
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