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Punctured Tyre-Lady Drove over 20 Miles on a flat TYRE ?

Punctured Tyre

Female Customer Drove over 20 mile on this Punctured Tyre ?

This is one of the strangest stories I have heard in the past two years. A lady customer called in to claim that she had a service done 

to her Audi estate about a month ago, and the car was now acting very strangely. She said that when the car was going round the bend she could feel it swaying slightly, but it was steering perfectly normal on the straight roads. We asked her how long the car had been doing this and she said that for a couple of days or about twenty miles. We went to put the Audi on the ramp, but noticed the car was sloping to one side ?.

When we checked ,she had a tyre that was completely ripped off on one of the side walls.

This Punctured Tyre had in fact been driving with the same characters as Continental Run Flat Tyres, for more than twenty miles. The lady customer had not suspected anything because the car had not swerved violently or even veered from side to side, as you might expect from a big car such as the Audi estate.

The Punctured Tyre is the one shown in this blog and the ripped off side-wall can be easily seen. Credit should also be given to the Continental Sports Contact that took the battering, although not a run-flat it did remarkably well.

So to follow up on this ! Have you noticed all the old tyre treads and pieces of rubber tyre treads ! That are present on the side of the roads and motorways. Especially car tyre treads.


Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles. We are members of Unipart Car Care centres. Giving a nationwide guarantee for all our work and parts. Of course ,we also sell run-flat tyres online such as the Bridgestone safeguard tyres. Of course, from our website by using the tyre selector and choosing your tyre size. We offer courtesy cars to local motorists who need to go to work and leave their car with us for work doing. We are also an official MOT testing station and are members of Motor-codes, who carry out checks for high standard of equipment and workmanship.

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Suspension Arm Bolts: BMW 1 Series Car- Breaks Suspension Arm Bolts

Suspension Arm Bolts

Suspension Arm Bolts

Sadly, on one of the worst windy and rainy days of the year. So, one of our good customers was out and about in his BMW 1 series car, a 2008 model . Consequently, he found himself having to swerve his car. Thus, we have to avoid a broken branch ! That had just snapped off a tree due to the high winds.

Dangerously, his car skidded and crashed into the curb. causing damage to the underside of the car. Of course, the customer suspected that something had broken the front suspension. Perhaps an “Arm Rubber Bush” or the “Suspension Arm Bolts.” Carefully, his car  limped into my garage in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

The manager of the garage department examined the BMW

Ryan Linton pulled the car onto a ramp. Of course, we examined the car to see what had happened. Ryan discovered this when the car skidded and hit the curb. Indeed, it had snapped the suspension arm bolts on the multilink suspension that these BMW cars have.

Also, the TPMS sensor lights were illuminated! So when checking the BMW’s tyres . They were discovered to be inflated to the incorrect pressure. Unfortunately, we later thought that this could have caused the car to swerve. As a result, the car hit the curb while attempting to avoid a tree branch.

So, the problem was discovered, and the hub had to be removed to solve the problem. Also, the broken stud was drilled out, as the stud had been snapped off flush with the hub. Subsequently, the bolt was drilled out and the hole was re-tapped. Of course, I’m up for a new stud. The other suspension arm bolts were BMW parts (supplied by the local BMW dealer in Wakefield, the nearest one to my garage in Halifax) that were also changed, and the assembly was re-fitted.

Suspension Arm Bolts for Your Beloved BMW 1-Series

Alright, my fellow BMW enthusiasts, gather round! Today, we’re going to talk about something that doesn’t always steal the spotlight but plays a pivotal role in your car’s performance – the suspension arm bolts on your trusty BMW 1-Series. Now, you might be wondering, “What’s all the fuss about these bolts?” Well, stick around, and I’ll spill the beans.

The Heart of the Matter: Suspension in Your BMW 1-Series

First things first, let’s set the scene. You’re cruising down the picturesque lanes of the UK, perhaps enjoying the stunning sights of the Lake District or winding through the charming streets of Edinburgh. Your BMW 1-Series, with its perfect blend of sportiness and elegance, hugs the road like a true champion.

What makes this possible?

You guessed it – the suspension system. The suspension system is like the unsung hero of your car, working tirelessly to ensure a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride. It absorbs bumps and imperfections in the road, keeps your tyres in contact with the tarmac, and provides stability when you take those corners like a pro. And at the heart of this system are the suspension arm bolts.

The Bolts that Hold It All Together Picture this: your BMW 1-Series suspension arms

are like the limbs of a gymnast, gracefully flexing and pivoting to maintain balance and control. Now, the suspension arm bolts are the sturdy joints that keep those limbs in place. They connect the suspension arms to the chassis of your car and play a pivotal role in ensuring everything functions as it should. But why are these bolts so important?

Well, consider the conditions our British roads can throw at us

from potholes that appear out of nowhere to the unpredictable weather that can make the road slicker than a greased pig. Without robust suspension arm bolts, your car’s suspension system could be compromised, leading to a bumpy, uncomfortable ride, and potentially even safety risks. Smooth as a Cup of Earl Grey:

The Importance of Suspension Arm Bolts Ride Comfort:

We all know the British weather can be quite the handful, and our roads aren’t always as smooth as we’d like. Suspension arm bolts help absorb the shocks and vibrations, ensuring you enjoy a comfortable ride even on challenging terrains. Safety First: Maintaining proper suspension arm bolts is crucial for your safety. They help your car maintain stability and control, especially during sudden manoeuvres or emergency stops.


Just like a well-brewed cup of Earl Grey, your BMW 1-Series deserves longevity. Properly maintained suspension arm bolts contribute to the overall lifespan of your car’s suspension system, saving you money in the long run. Handling Performance: If you enjoy spirited drives through the countryside, you’ll appreciate the importance of suspension arm bolts in maintaining precise handling and cornering capabilities.

Conclusion: Keeping Your BMW 1-Series Rolling Smoothly

In the grand scheme of your BMW 1-Series, suspension arm bolts might seem like small components. Still, they play an indispensable role in delivering a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable driving experience – the kind of experience you’d expect from a high-quality German-engineered car.

So, as you explore the beautiful landscapes of the United Kingdom in your BMW 1-Series, remember to give a nod of appreciation to those suspension arm bolts, quietly working to keep your ride smooth and steady. It’s all part of the British tradition of appreciating the finer things in life, even if they’re hidden beneath the chassis of your beloved car. Cheers to smooth rides, old chap!

BMW car had low tyre pressures

In conclusion, we now think that the guy’s low tyre pressures was the cause. of the car correctly, not handling it when he swerved to miss the branch. Finally, we also checked and inflated his tyres to the correct pressures. Our happy customer went off on his way three hours later.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-Centre offers car and van servicing and repairs for all makes of vehicles.


BMW rear hub area where the Suspension Arm Bolts sheared from

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Airless Tweel Wheel Tyre-Michelin Tyres Invent Airless “Tweel Tyre”,Now used on Plant vehicles.

Airless Tweel Wheel Tyre

Airless Tweel Wheel Tyre

For as long as we can remember tyres of all shapes and sizes have always to filled with air-filled rubber tubing. This is to put it to its simplest terms. As a result, the latest tyre designs are a far cry from the old cycle tyres.  Mr. Michelin first made these in France well over 100 years ago.

Michelin looks for models for the future

as a result, almost all the leading tyre companies are looking for the concept tyre designs for future urban cars and Michelin tyres are no exception. The first idea started to come out of the Michelin Laboratories in about 2005. The new concept was to become the “Tweel” a simple cross between the tyre and the wheel, this is where the name comes from, the “T” from the tyre and the Airless Tweel Wheel Tyre.

The Airless Tweel Wheel Tyre looks like a giant bicycle wheel, probably a futuristic version of the original solid bicycle wheel that Michelin worked on over 100 years ago. The tweel has a solid hub, with spokes and an outer rim. Materials that are used, will be manufactured, using a polyurethane type substance, which is a hard material and light in weight. The tyre tread is stretch fitted onto the spokes in a rubber band similar to the tyres mounted on fork trucks. This construction looks very solid yet flexible. These have the spokes absorbing all the shocks, just like air would do in a tyre, but having the advantage of “not having punctures”.

Airless Tweel Wheel Tyre

In addition, Michelin, has been testing different cars with the tweel fitted. Furthermore, this  includes the Audi with good handling results. They admit though that they are still in the early stages of development. I think it is good to try other materials to try out to replace rubber products. A large amount of oil, is used for making tyres? and we are running out of oil ?.

Please click on the link bellow to read more about the TWEEL from MICHELIN TYRES

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V W Problem Heater- VAG cabin heating not getting hot – Garagewire

V W Problem Heater

V W Problem Heater

Importantly this also includes the following car models-Audi A3 (8V chassis), VW Golf (mk7), Seat Leon (5F chassis), Skoda Octavia (7N chassis).

So, this article explains about the repair instructions for a problem with the vehicles heater not working correctly. Fixing the heat exchanger blockage fixes the problem and explained in this attached article!

Opus IVS has released details of diagnostic support its IVS 360 VAG team offered to a technician requiring assistance with intermittent heat problems. Job sheet Makes and models: Audi A3 (8V chassis), VW Golf (mk7), Seat

So, looking back to the good old days. Then the modern driver knows nothing about car heating problems. As an old but active garage owner, then I can go back in time when certain cars were equipped with a blanket. Yes a blanket was provided to put over our laps keeping us warm. Heaters were very finicky and fragile often failing to work at all. Especially in cold winters. My first job as an apprentice mechanic brought me into contact with the first British leyland minis.

These little cars were also freezing cold with very ineffective heater systems that often failed the driver. Thankfully things have changed big style including the addition of air conditioning in most car models these days.

Source: Problem job solved: VAG cabin heating not getting hot – Garagewire