Car punctures have the terrible manners of occurring just when we least expect them to; in the middle of a journey, or worse, in a remote area that’s far from professional tyre fitters like TyreServ. At such times, you have to literally take matters into your own hands and save the day. Yet, it’s never an easy or simple task. This is especially so if you happen to have no tools, or are lacking a spare wheel; you’ll need a bit of experience and expertise to get the job done. At TyreServ, we like emphasizing to our clients on the need to have basic skills on dealing with car punctures when not near us. Check out the quick guide below on just how to go about it;
- Type of puncture; first and foremost, you’ll need to identify the nature of the puncture, and just how severe it is. For instance, if the tyre has been punctured on the sidewall chances of having it repaired are narrow. This one calls for a spare tyre and it’ll be risky if you don’t have one. During such moments, we recommend that you inform us immediately so we can make arrangements on helping you out. However, small punctures or small holes can be easily repaired even if temporarily, before you reach to our center.
- Tools for the repair; for a smooth repair, you will need the right tools for the job. You’ll require a repair kit which should be fully equipped; think of items like puncture repair cords, sealant, lubricant, reamer tools and rasp tools, to mention but a few.
- Temporary repairing; for a temporary repair, you can start by removing what caused the puncture; it could be stone or nail. Using the reamer tool, ream the puncture so as to expand the cut or hole. Next, flatten a section of the repair cord for insertion in the expanded cut or hole. You’ll then need to cover the repair cord with a sealant and plug the cord on the puncture using the rasp tool. Pull out the rasp tool and let the sealant dry and cut off the excess cord. You can then pump correct pressure to your tyre and you are good to go. However, you may need to take the tyre for check up or even replacement at our tyre center afterwards, just to be sure that all is safe and well.