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Whether you need a mobile tyre repair or a tyre puncture repair from a local mechanic, we can help! Tyre repairs can often be done at the side of the road which is why mobile tyre repair is often requested and fulfilled.
We can put you in touch with mobile tyre repairers or local mechanics that will be happy to help you in your hour of need.
Often a tyre puncture repair kit can be used as a temporary fix before taking your car to a mechanic to get new tyres fitted.
Car Tyre Puncture Repair Kit
If you would like to know how to use a puncture repair kit, here are the steps to follow.
- Plug the bottle of latex glue into the hole in the machine in the kit
- Connect the air hose to the wheel
- Wait for the puncture to seal as the tyre inflates
- Wait for 5-10 minutes before removing the equipment
- Check that the puncture has been sealed before driving away
Using a car tyre puncture repair kit is the easiest way to carry out the repair yourself so make sure to remember the advice above if you want to know how to repair a puncture yourself.
A car puncture repair kit will cost differently depending on what type of kit you get and where you buy it from but it will not be expensive at all.
If you want to repair a car tyre puncture yourself, you may be able to, however, there is no guarantee you will be able to resolve the issue. However, a professional garage or mobile puncture repair specialist can sort the problem in no time.
It can be tempting to try to try to repair a puncture yourself but like all repairs, it is always better to take your car to an expert to have the problem resolved.
Signs of a tyre punctureIf you have a large tyre puncture, it will be blatantly obvious that there is a problem as your tyre will be completely flat. However, it may not be clear that there is a puncture if there is a small leak. The tyre will eventually go completely flat, but your car will become difficult to control in the meantime.
How to treat a slow puncture
If your car has picked up a slow puncture, it is possible to get by without the need for replacing the whole thing. However, you will have to maintain the right level of tyre pressure by regularly topping it up with air. However, you can only do this if you are losing 1-2 psi each week.
What causes a slow tyre puncture?
The most likely reason is the tyre valve thought there are a number of other potential causes. Faulty air valves can cause air to leak slowly, however, they are extremely easy to repair. A way of testing to see whether you have a faulty air valve, is by pouring water onto the part. If you spot air bubbles, you know there is an issue.
Alloy wheels causing slow puncture
Sometimes, the rims of alloy wheels can be to blame for a slow puncture developing. This can come as of a result of corrosion, pot holes or hitting the tyres on the curb regularly.
Unfortunately, if the alloy is the root cause of the problem you may need to have an entire new wheel fitted.
Get a puncture repaired
Finding a mechanic you can trust to do a good job and charge a fair price, is not always easy which is why we have simplified the process.
We work with a network of over 14,400 mechanics and garages across the UK so we can find competitive puncture repair deals for you.
To find the best puncture repair service available in your region;
- Enter your car registration number
- Give us a few details about your car and your requirements
- We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics and garages in your area
You can then compare the quotes and read reviews from previous customers to find the best puncture repair deal in your area, before booking the puncture repair online.