Beware of Cheap Tyre Repairs

Nail in your sidewall

Nail in your Sidewall

Nail in your Sidewall
Nail in your Sidewall

Nail in your Sidewall

I will always remember my time working at Kurt Neild Tyres in Leeds,

UK. This is where I learned most of my tyre and business skills. Neilds always employed the best-skilled staff to teach others how to carry out tyre repairs. Especially on the large earthmover tyres.  Importantly, all types of tyre repair are very much the same. The only difference is the physical size of the tyre that is to be repaired. From the giant earthmover tyres to the regular car tyres,.

Hence, the basic repair materials are made from raw rubber products.

Especially the repairs when using the new “hot vulcanization machine” that I have just bought to improve our tyre repair service offered to customers. As the saying goes, “What comes around, goes Around” So this is what has happened recently ! So, as I have said, one of the services that we used to offer our customers was a car tyre vulcanising service.

Discerning customers had to buy a new tyre. Because of the rules regarding tyre repairs at that particular time. So, the tyre with the nail in the shoulder or sidewall could not be repaired. The image to the left shows exactly what i am referring to.

A vulcanizing machine was purchased. Nail in your Sidewall

Customers had to buy a new tyre if they had this type of damage to their tyre. Passionate about my business, I took the decision to buy a specialist tyre repair machine. Enabling us to repair this type of tyre damage. So we offer a more complete service to our tyre-buying customers. Of course, the largest tyre sizes at that time were the new 16 inch tyres. Indeed, these tyres were very expensive when they first came out. So, it was more economical to have your tyre repaired at a cost of, say, £29.90 than to pay £80 for a new tyre.

Subsequently, the 16 inch tyres became cheaper ! Nail in your Sidewall

So making the tyre vulcanizing less viable. Customers would opt for the new tyre. Rather than have a vulcanised repair. Eventually, it became less profitable, and we stopped offering the service. However, we did continue with the standard puncture repairs and, of course, still do so today.

So this is where “What Comes Around, Goes Around” applies to our business today. SUV cars and larger tyre sizes have now become commonplace. Resourceful customers with these large cars are now having to pay well over £100 for a new economy tyre. Significantly, tyre sizes go well over the 20-inch mark with high replacement costs.

Specialist tyre repair is back on the agenda ? Nail in your Sidewall

Tyre vulcanization is the process of adding fresh raw rubber to a damaged section of a tyre to generate a repair that will last for the remainder of the tyre’s road life. Your damaged tyre will be prepped, with fresh rubber moulded into the damaged region before being placed in a tyre vulcanizing machine to cook the raw rubber at a high temperature.

So, because of the expense of these large tyres, we have made a corporate decision. Of course. to buy a new tyre vulcanizing machine. Enabling us to repair customers tyres (safely and legally) with, say, a nail or screw in the sidewall or shoulder area of the tyre. So, the machine will bring the repaired area of the tyre up to the new tyre standard and also within the tyre laws.

A vulcanised repair will be half the cost of a new tyre and just as safe. This work can be carried out at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK. It often saves the customer time and money.

7 replies
  1. Jolanta
    Jolanta says:

    Hi we have all year tires which are difficult to get in Britain. As we’re to travel to Europe shortly i’ll be interested in having a side wall of a tire repaired – there are 2 small tears (soft rubber layer only).. Where is your business and how can I get in touch? (time is of essence)

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