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    As above I would like to start off a new thread to find out how often the other Members have Punctures. I went for approx 30 years with out a puncture and as some might re-call I had to put two new ones on the back a few weeks ago, due to a screw entering the carcass. Yesterday I cam out of the office and I find another screw into the new tyre just where the tread meets the side wall. Again it went all the way through. Well the bottom line is, I had to buy another new tyre and they tried to charge me £147. When I pointed out that the last manager (they go thr'o them every month it seems) sold me two for £180. said thats why he is no longer here!! Any how I managed to wangle him down to £100. Didn't need these expenidture again getting close to Christmas. How often does any one else get punctures?

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    had one in the GSi in the 3 years i've had it...cost me a new tyre as it was on the edge of the tread by the sidewall..but as the tyre was only 2,000 miles old i had it sent away for a specialist repair ( not the usual kwikfit style one) which cost me £45 to get it done properly.. kept the old tyre and used it again when the replacement wore down..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    had one in the GSi in the 3 years i've had it...cost me a new tyre as it was on the edge of the tread by the sidewall..but as the tyre was only 2,000 miles old i had it sent away for a specialist repair ( not the usual kwikfit style one) which cost me £45 to get it done properly.. kept the old tyre and used it again when the replacement wore down..
    Didn't know that you could send them away! The fitter said it was Ferked and would be dumped. Now you have me wondering if I was tricked (of sorts) and as the tyre looked brand new, only done about 600 miles, they might sell or use it between them on their cars? Any how done now.

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    it was my local family firm ( known them for years) who said that rather than scrap it, for that relativley little amount, they could send it away and get it done.. took about a week and the tyre was faultless..very very good job done..

    perhaps the tyre fitters you use sell them on into the partworn trade??

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    i have wored in fast fit centres for about 13 years.
    was the punctures in the middle or next to the side wall???? if the puncture was 20mm away from the side wall it could of been repaired because of the patch cant lift up as it could if it was on the inner side wall. any way most garages would rather sell you a new tyre because there is more profit in them than a puncture and extra bouns for the fitter and manager

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    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    i have wored in fast fit centres for about 13 years.
    was the punctures in the middle or next to the side wall???? if the puncture was 20mm away from the side wall it could of been repaired because of the patch cant lift up as it could if it was on the inner side wall. any way most garages would rather sell you a new tyre because there is more profit in them than a puncture and extra bouns for the fitter and manager
    Glynn, the screwed went in just at the start of the thread. and they said that some of the small wires had been pulled into the inside of the tyre, so no use.

    I understand that they will get more brownie points in selling another, but I was caught between the devil and the deep blue sea at the time.

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    if the wire cassing had went through then the tyre is unsafe with out seeing it its hard to comment on

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    I had TWO punctures within 2 months of buying this car. Both in the rear nearside tyre. Both repairable thankfully.

    No punctures since.

    Whenever I'm walking across a carpark and see a nail or a screw, I always pick it up and throw it in the bin (after I use the old classic joke on my wife first !! )

    Because tyres are sooooo expensive, I'm going to buy a set of 18" wheels and tyres so that I can spread the cost of running 19" wheels as well.

    I seem to be going through 19" tyres like a roll of toilet paper !!

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    ive had 1 puncture in 6 years of motoring averaging about 10-12k a year, was also a nail too.
    Never a nice cost to have to pay out especially if the tyres damn near on new

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    the wife had two in three weeks last year ! i always seem to get tyres that just go down on their own ! no puncture required , so to speak !!

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