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Tyre Puncture Repairs

6 best puncture precautions

  1. Keep your tyres properly inflated: Underinflated tyres are more susceptible to punctures because they have a larger contact patch with the ground, which increases the chance of hitting a sharp object.
  2. Use tyre liners or puncture-resistant tyres: These are designed to prevent or reduce the chance of getting a puncture.
  3. Avoid riding on rough roads or through debris: This is especially important when riding through construction zones or areas with a lot of broken glass or other sharp objects on the road.
  4. Keep your vehicle in good condition: Regularly inspect your tyres and other components for wear or damage that could make your bike more vulnerable to punctures.
  5. Check for unusual vibrations: as it can help you notice any unusual vibrations in the tyre that could indicate a puncture before it becomes a full-blown flat
  6. Have a spare :tyre repair kit, pump, and tyre lever with you when you ride, so that you’re prepared if you do get a puncture, which can help you get back on the road quickly and safely.

Yes it is worth having Tyre Puncture Repairs

Many motorists go through life without having any tyre punctures repaired. As a result, on their automobiles. Some of our customers are forever having punctures and their tyres

repaired. For this reason, the fact that they need new tyres fitting. Consequently, the reason that they have had a puncture. Is that their tyres have little tread left on them .

The tyres become “softer” when the tread is very low. Therefore, a bald tyre will tend to pick up objects such as nails and screws. Thus, you will have a puncture. having tyres with good tread. Of course, it actually deflects objects located on the road. Of course, some drivers are just completely unlucky. Therefore, picking up objects even with a new tyre fitted. So this is not very common in general. As previously stated, the majority of tyre punctures are caused by bald tyres on the vehicle. which can easily pick up nails and screws from the road.

The common type Tyre Puncture Repairs

Punctures that occur in the tread area of a tyre are known as “minor repairs.” These are covered by http://www.btmauk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Minor-repairs-to-passenger-car-and-light-van-tyres.pdf. Naturally, this sets out the reasons. Of course, a flat tyre can be repaired in the UK. The tyre to be repaired must be examined. Naturally, and can be repaired only under the following conditions:

1 The tyre must have the legal tread depth 1.6 mm or above across the central ¾ of the tread around the full circumference of the tyre.

2 The tyre must be inspected for any run-flat damage or any damage to the tyres structure.

3 The tyre should no signs of secondary damage caused by the injury.

4 The tyre should show no signs of ageing, cracking on the bead area is usually a sign of ageing.

5 Look for signs of any bead damage.

7 Look out for any old repairs that may coming apart.

These points are pretty common sense things because Tyre Puncture Repairs that are not correctly repaired can cost lives. We at Pellon tyres will only repair a tyre twice and will only repair the tyre if it is a clear penetration. Many tyres on today’s cars are high speed and load rated and the customer should be notified if a puncture is not recommended for their type of car.

Run Flat tyre and puncture repairs this information from the tyre manufactures…

“With certain types of punctures in the tread area, the Bridgestone Run-Flat technology tyres may be repaired subject to certain conditions (depending on how far and at what speed the car was driven after the puncture). Please consult your nearest RFT authorised dealer to have your tyres inspected.
Before attempting a repair, consult the vehicle owner’s manual for restrictions. “The vehicle manufacturer may restrict the use of repaired tyres on its vehicles.” Bridgestone Tyres

for further reading regarding repairing run flat tyres

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Michelin Zero Pressure Tyres-Run-Flat tyres will get you out of Trouble in an Emergency

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Michelin Zero Pressure Tyres

For high standard of equipment and In all fairness Michelin are not the only company to make a run-flat product. Most tyre companies including some budget tyre brands make a run-flat tyre.

Michelin’s call their tyre the ZP or Michelin Zero Pressure.

This of course refers to the fact that when the run-flat tyre deflates, it will carry on running with zero air in the tyre. This is exactly what the run-flat does. Because of the much stronger

side walls the tyre will not deviate from its course. The driver is warned about the deflation from inside the car by the TPMS system (tyre pressure monitoring system).

Let’s face it our roads are probably the busiest in Europe. Consequently, nobody enjoys having to change a wheel at the side of the road. In fact they now warn us to stay well away from the car. Preferably, at the top of the embankment. Importantly, while the recovery truck turns up! Because of the many accidents caused by broken down vehicles. Of course, being hit from behind by other vehicles who lose concentration and smash into them.

With the Michelin Zero Pressure run-flat technology fitted to your car. Then this will be avoided. These tyres will lose pressure from a nail or a screw penetration. But your car will keep a straight line and you will be able to drive home. Albeit at the reduced speed of 50 mph, but the tyre will let you travel 50 mile. Naturally, which should be enough to get you out of trouble and have the tyre changed

Michelin Zero Pressure Tyres-Can you mix run-flat tyres with normal radial tyres?

Michelin recommend that you should never mix a Michelin Zero Pressure run-flat tyres with a non-run-flat normal radial tyres. The only exception to this rule is if you were stranded in the middle of nowhere. With the only tyre depot for miles around could only get you a normal tyre. Subsequently, then this would be acceptable as a last resort, get you home step and the tyre must be changed back to a run-flat as soon as possible.

The Michelin Zero Pressure run-flats have completely different sidewalls; they are made of much thicker materials and are known as “Self-supporting tyres” or SST’s. They have two other identification markings on the sidewalls.
1: ZP allows you to drive at 50 mph for speeds up 50 mph (most of the M1 motorway at the moment)
2: ZP SR allows you to drive for 20 miles at 50 mph

Michelin Zero Pressure offer the same ride capabilities as a normal radial tyre

The first time I drove a BMW Mini that was equipped with run-flat tyres I thought I was in an old truck going down a cobble road. The ride was horrendous, and my staff, who regularly test drive cars say that this is a common thing, the ride is very hard, because the sidewalls are so thick and re-enforced. Michelin claim that their Zero pressure tyres are not the same and give just as good a ride as their normal radial tyre range.

Although I have not tried out as car fitted with Michelin Zero Pressure, this has got to be a step in the right direction and I will try out these tyres as soon as possible to quantify their claims.
However some fleet companies are now looking at the Michelin , because of the more comfortable ride and also improved fuel consumption. These tyres have been tested by fleet company Alphabet’s Operational Services Manager, Andy Williams,
He explained: “The comfort compromise everyone used to associate with run-flats has disappeared with the latest technology of tyres.

I have tried Michelin’s new Zero Pressure (ZP) range

Trust me, you can’t tell the difference from standard tyres. Yes, there have been critics of run-flat tyres in the past, but Michelin has answered all of them. It is high time fleet managers start to embrace the new technology as it has so much to offer.

The combination of a smooth ride and the increased safety is something they just can’t afford to ignore. The fact that a tyre keeps its shape when it loses pressure could be life-saving in the event of a tyre blow-out.”
As I have stated earlier this means that the fleet car user can now safely drive the vehicle to a tyre centre or garage and have the tyre replaced.

This will help to reduce down time caused in the past by the driver calling out the emergency services because they are not able to change the wheel themselves, or the car is stranded in a dangerous place.

For the private drivers who are fitted out with run-flat tyres it would be well worth trying out these new Michelin Zero Pressure, because of the better and less harsh ride, that is associated with the other run-flat makes of tyres.

Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre offer car and van servicing and repairs to all makes of vehicles.  We also sell Michelin Zero Pressure Online .