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    Puncture Dilemma!

    Hello

    Coming back from town about 10mins ago, the car started steering to the right by itself... Strange I thought.

    Got out the car, tyre(tire?) is completley flat!

    What's my options? How much for a repair? Or is it not worth it?

    This is not good....Supposed to be at the cinema tonight

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    Cost me £15 for the last repair i had done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Browny_37
    Cost me £15 for the last repair i had done.
    £15.00 doesn't sound too bad. How reliable is a puncture repair? I've heard it's worth buying a new tyre, but I don't wanna do that

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    get it repaired until as soon as you can realistically afford a new tyre, or a pair (considering its best to change them in sets)

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    I've had loads of tyres in the past repaired and have continued to use the tyre till it hits the legal limit then changed the tyre. I find them very reliable. But not all punctures can be sorted, IE if there too close to the side wall or too large or too many of them. (I had 8 in total in my last set of conti's )
    Its a jam thing

    Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?



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    This looks quite bad actually, there's a hugh lump in the tire but it's flat....

    Also, I have 17" wheels, and a spare 16". Is it not recommended to drive on 3 x 17" and 1 x 16"? Just for one night?

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    £6 if it can be repaired

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    You can drive like that providing the smaller is on the rear. But take it easy FFS if thats what you intend doing. You gotta take it off anyway so have a look for the hole.

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    Its a jam thing

    Haec credam a deo pio, a deo justo, a deo scito?



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    So long as the overall diameter of the wheel inc the tyre is not much difference, i wouldnt see it as a issue...with 3x17's and a 16 on there.

    The tyre i had fixed never had a problem....never went down either, was on the back of the car so it wasn't undergoing the same stresses as the fronts go through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jam
    You can drive like that providing the smaller is on the rear. But take it easy FFS if thats what you intend doing. You gotta take it off anyway so have a look for the hole.

    jam
    I don't want to do that, it's on the drivers side at the front

    Going to take it to the garage soon, see what they think. Thanks for replies

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