Puncture repairs, your experiences?

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  1. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

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    Many garages no longer repair tyres as they'd rather sell you a new tyre.
    A neighbour has been having a conversion in their house and the workmen have been carelessly leaving screws and nails new and old on the street.
    I and my immediate neighbour have both had punctures :cry:
    Unfortunately mine was a brand new Michelin on my Berlingo VT90 with a slot headed screw circa 1968 right in the middle of my tread.
    I bought a new pair of tyres (Michelin) from an ebay seller in Scotland as he sends me two for £120 delivered. meanwhile my son advised of a small garage that does nothing but tyres and tyre repairs so I visited today and all was fixed for the priceless sum of £10
    So don't be put off there are garages that will fix tyres as long as it is within acceptability.
     
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    Techno Funster Life Member

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    BTW he is also happy to fit my own tyres at the same price.
    I buy my camping tyres online and it is a chore sometimes to get them fitted. He recommends a Sunday for service while U wait.
     
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    Had the same experience a few weeks back. Brand new tyre on the car and a week later a screw through it. Local tyre company repaired it for £15 while I waited.
     
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    i use tyre strings no need to remove tyre or even the wheel , just remove screw or nail clean out the hole with the file spike,push in string with insert tool rotate 90 degrees pull out insert tool,job done:thumb:
    illegal in this country but used extensively in the transport industry.
    i have covered 1000's upon 1000's of miles on tyres repaired using this method,and never had a problem with them.
    (disclaimer) do not use this method of repair as it is illegal:RollEyes:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PROFESSIO...t=Motors_Automotive_Tools&hash=item1c328ad289
     
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    We had a puncture in Northern Spain in our car. They were run flats and a guy at a tyre garage charged us 10 euros for the repair. Seems as good as new:thumb:
     
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