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      04-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #1
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Flat tire..place downtown Toronto for a changeover?

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So I got my first BMW flat, and luckily still had on my winter run flats. Although they aren't nearly as good as marketed. My car went squirly very quickly right as the warning light came on, as I was on the highway went I lost pressure. Managed to slow it down and they did however allow me to drive about 60km/h for about 15km to get home. Still felt really weird around any corner even at slow speed.

Luckily I also paid for the $1500 ultimate protection when I bought the car, so I hope to have the tire replaced. (Trying to be an optimist here, cause that's not how I felt an hour ago)

Anyway, to my point. I need to get a changeover done so I can drive by tomorrow afternoon. I don't want to hit BMW Toronto or a dealer for the changeover due to cost ($100?) and my summer tires are not approved sizes for an xdrive. I normally go to tires23, $25 changeover (and close to work), but can't really drive out there. I don't have a jack or torque wrench.

Any can anyone recommend a place right downtown that would do a tire change?

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      05-01-2013, 08:46 AM   #2
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Wow $25 is a good price.

If you are in a pinch, maybe try a mobile tire service. There are a few on kijiji and not sure which one is the best, I just picked one.

They are not cheap (90 to get the wife's car done), but it saved me time.
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      05-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Ended up going to Kipling Tire. $25 to put on summers wheels/tires and got the runflat repaired for $30. Overall happy with them in this experience.

Drove about 10km at 50-60km/h with my mounted summer tires in the trunk on the flat. Not too bad and saved the hassle of calling a flatbed tow.
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