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A long shot - tyre fitter in Switzerland needed!

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hi all,

Probably a long shot but need some help.

Picked up hire car from Europcar today. Drove from Geneva airport to Les Crosets (PdS). All went well apart from about a 2 miles away from our destination, our flat tyre indicator came on. Pulled over in a small lay-by to discover a completely flat front tyre. I think I must of hit a rock or something as there was a split in the side wall.
Luckily the car had a space spacer. So the quickest tyre change ever was carried out as it wasn’t the best place to stop, but couldn’t drive further on the rim without causing serious damage.

Rather than get rinsed by Europcar for a replacement when I hand the car back on Friday, I’d rather get it changed myself.
So does anyone know of either personally or can point me in the right direction of any decent tyre place/fitter between Champéry and Geneva who could replace a winter tyre on a Ford Focus Estate? Preferably the closer to Champéry the better.

Cheers
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Loads of tyre fitters in CH. I use Nicolas pneus in Montreux but google it and you’ll find closer
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
@Fridge03, You could try the local Delticom branch, it will have a list of recommended fitters even if you don't end up buying the tyre online.
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How about going into the Tourist Office and asking if they can help? They often have local contacts and can 'phone up on your behalf. Have the full tyre spec' ready (that's the xxx/yy-ZZ-nn code on the sidewall, plus any other notations - might be worth taking a few photo's of the various sidewall notations, then they can just forward them so they get exactly the same brand and spec'). You may even find someone who will collect/return the wheel and then fit it. However, be prepared that exactly the same brand may not be in stock (winter tyres are usually made in the autumn for stocking-up ahead of the season): by now stocks are dwindling and you may have to take what you can get.
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 Anyway, snowHeads is much more fun if you do.
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You will probably find they demand to fit two tyres - exactly the same on the one axle. When I split the sidewall of a Europcar tyre I was impressed that the charge was a very reasonable one, and they included the invoice from the tyre place. The cost was covered by my annual car hire insurance excess policy (less my excess). If you paid their excess it should cover the cost of tyres, too. Worth checking before you shell out.
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Some sound advice there. Thanks all! Will give them a go!
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 Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Then you can post your own questions or snow reports...
Yes, good point about the pair: you can't have (and the rental co. won't want) the tread difference between one side and the other to be much more than 1-2mm on a winter tyre. And if it was my personal vehicle, I'd not want two completely different brands on each side either. So the odds are you'll have to fork out for two tyres, one way or another. It's fair enough - the rental company has to consider their liability if a subsequent client has an accident and there are different brands fitted and/or a big difference in tread depth.
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 After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Please do not change just one and put a different tyre on just one corner. This may endanger other users! Aquaplaning and braking/spinning properties of a different tyre on one corner is a risk. You saving small cost vs the risk for others is not worth it
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