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    Is this worth it?

    Only a quid a tyre at Kwik Fit.

    Needing a new set of fronts (get through 3 sets a year due to the mileage), so will test out the claims of increasing tread wear by 25% and better handling.

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    £1 per tire and an increase in tire wear?
    Doesn't really sound like its worth it

    Given that air is 78% nitrogen... I can't really see the point
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    If you drive an F1 car, a digger or an aeroplane then probably yes.

    Seeing as you drive a nearly-new Ford Focus (albeit raggedly seeing as you need new tyres within 18 months of having it) then no, it's not worth it.
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    Have them filled with helium to make the car lighter.
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    http://www.tyresave.co.uk/nitrogen.html

    So there you go, but... F1 cars use it so all BMW drivers will be down Kwik-Fit kwik smart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Have them filled with helium to make the car lighter.
    Hydrogen, to make the car more likely to explode (with him in it)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Is this worth it?

    Only a quid a tyre at Kwik Fit.

    Needing a new set of fronts (get through 3 sets a year due to the mileage), so will test out the claims of increasing tread wear by 25% and better handling.
    Why do you need better handling? The Focus is fairly decent and from the sound of it, you need to reduce tyre wear.

    What happens when you need to keep the tyres up to pressure (every week or two if you drive that much)?
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    Save more money not buying your tires at quik-fit. *
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Needing a new set of fronts (get through 3 sets a year
    A better investment would be new specs so you see the kerb when parking.

    And the rumble strip is meant for avoiding, not driving along.

    And those pretty pairs of lights in the road? You're supposed to drive between the cat's eyes, not over them.

    And finally, invest in locking wheel nuts. You might have a neighbour selling your part-used tyres in exchange for worn out ones...
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    I fill my tyres with a 78% nitrogen mixture. Seems to work pretty well.
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