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    Hello there,

    apologies first if i go on with my self a bit as i am trying to understand it my self.

    I am very new to this and having a BMW, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could help on my situation i have and get some impartial advice.

    My knowledge on cars is not great and this is my first BMW so any advice would be a great help to me.

    I purchased a 2005 BMW 3 series 318i SE 2 weeks ago now and loving everything bout it, but i noticed after i picked up a bit of speed and turning the steering was going to the left i thought this was just needing a wheel alignment so took it to national tyres they then informed me i have wrong tyres on the back, as the front 2 are run flats and the back to are standard tyres and tried to get me to buy 4 brand run flat tyres as the front 2 are coming to the end of there legal life. saying if i do not change the back 2 to run flat (these are brand new tyres put on only 3 weeks ago) that i will have a crash and basically trying to frighting me into buy new tyres. Also i noticed the front 2 are run flat 205/55/16/91h and the back 2 are standard are 205/55/16/91w. when i put on the reg of my car on any tyre website it says i need 225/45/17/91w. so as you can guess i am very confused on all of this.

    If anyone could help me on this matter advising me on the best thing to do in terms of what tyres to put on and what size and making sure the steering does not veer to the left any help on this would be greatly appreciated and some impartial advise would be so helpful.

    Thank you

    Baz
     
     

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    National tyres are talking bollox about wrong tyres being fitted. The mix of tyres is ok as long as they are the same type on each axle. The higher speed rating is W and the lower is H but that's rated at 130mph. If I were you, change the fronts out to non RFTs but with XL rating . With regards to size, do you know what style alloys are fitted? Just wondering if the previous owner changed them out.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    National tyres are talking bollox about wrong tyres being fitted. The mix of tyres is ok as long as they are the same type on each axle. The higher speed rating is W and the lower is H but that's rated at 130mph. If I were you, change the fronts out to non RFTs but with XL rating . With regards to size, do you know what style alloys are fitted? Just wondering if the previous owner changed them out.
    thank you for this i thought they were just were trying to the hard sell. So by any chance would you know why the steering is veering to the left? yeah i have been reading that standard tyres are better only thing i need to do is check with my breakdown people if i am still covered as i wont be carrying a spare i just have the puncture repair kit and the foot pump. i am not sure on the alloys is there a way to find out this? is there any tyres you would reccommend for for me to put on the front i have been looking at falken 452's which i have read are very good.

    thank you again it is greatly appreciated.
     
     

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    Take a pic of the alloys and post it up on here
     
     

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