[quote name='Belfast Chick' timestamp='1311022337' post='136460']
Hi all. I am new to the driving world and would appreciate any help you can offer
I have ordered a Ford Fiesta from England. I collect it in a couple of days. I have since discovered it doesn't come with a spare wheel. It comes with a puncture repair kit instead. This is my first car.
The dealer is trying to charge me a couple of hundred quid for a spare wheel (plain steel 15" wheel, not alloys), the brace and the jack. I am buying a three year extended warranty at £470 and he will still not give me a reduction on the wheel kit.
Where can I get a cheaper full size spare wheel? What size is a full size steel wheel on a 2011 fiesta expressed like xxx/xx/15?
Thanks very much.
Hi Chick, best thing to do is visit a scrappy, buy a genuine spare / kit from them for about £60 for a decent set! much much cheaper
its the best and cheapest answer. - to save yourself time, call around a few breakers and ask if they have it to get a price, also if you ask them, they will check if they have the right tyre size.
The tyre will be the same as on the alloy, for example, if you have a 180/45/R15 then that will be the same on the steel as the alloy. Again make sure you buy the right size for your car.
Even if you buy one thats on a write off, where the damage is at the front end, if they dont have a spare, you could still take the rear wheel if its in good condition, and replace the tyre with a "part worn" for £20 + wheel cost...