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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre 08:06 - Jun 12 with 855 viewsAnotherJohn

Think my wife's car may have a slow puncture, Which companies in Swansea will consider repairing a run-flat tyre? The pressure warning light came on a couple of days ago and I found the pressure was about 30 PSI compared with 35 PSI on the other side. Now the warning has appeared again. The car is only 7 months old and the tyre has never been deflated,so that there is no possibility of sidewall damage from having been run flat. However, I understand that many of the national chains won't consider a repair. Does anybody know who will?
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flt tyre on 08:10 - Jun 12 with 840 viewslifelong

Town Tyres on Morriston Enterprise Park will repair a normal tyre puncture, not sure about a run flat tyre though.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 09:24 - Jun 12 with 778 viewsBatterseajack

I've had a halfords autocentre repair a run flat tyre for me after i drove over a nail. It was a London branch and only cost £25 as an extra to a normal service. Surely a Swansea branch could do the same.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 09:30 - Jun 12 with 772 viewsraynor94

Yep, give town tyres a bell, can't fault them

You give it out, you take it back it`s all part of the game

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 09:46 - Jun 12 with 755 viewsdickythorpe

If only there were tyre specialist garages.

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 09:55 - Jun 12 with 745 viewsSoberBaker

Depends where the tyre is punctured; If it's too close to the edges you'll have to bin the tyre anyway as it can't be repaired.

First step is to get tyre assessed and figure out where the problem lies.

AMOW

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 09:58 - Jun 12 with 738 viewsdickythorpe

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 11:17 - Jun 12 with 692 viewsunion_jack

Give Steve a ring at Smartyre. He comes to you as well. I wouldn't dream of going to a tyre place now. You can discuss it with him over the phone and he’ll say whether it can be done.

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 11:22 - Jun 12 with 686 viewsAlfieMooresSon

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 09:58 - Jun 12 by dickythorpe

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 11:42 - Jun 12 with 658 viewssainthelens

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 11:17 - Jun 12 by union_jack

Give Steve a ring at Smartyre. He comes to you as well. I wouldn't dream of going to a tyre place now. You can discuss it with him over the phone and he’ll say whether it can be done.

07792 400555


Hi Steve how are you?
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 12:10 - Jun 12 with 639 viewsbuilthjack

Get the other one to fix it

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 12:39 - Jun 12 with 616 viewsAnotherJohn

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 12:10 - Jun 12 by builthjack

Get the other one to fix it


Thanks for the replies. Obviously one should have the tyre assessed, but the word on the street is that the big chains will just say a run-flat cannot be fixed period, when several of the manufacturers say that a puncture in the 'permissible area' can be repaired with the right equipment. I am not sure that a mobile service would have that equipment, and so wanted to know which local companies will at least consider a repair on their premises. I will probably start ringing a couple of places, but rather hoped somebody might have more definite information.

Still not sure that the wife actually has a puncture as the wheel now showing up on the car computer as a fraction low is a different one, but I would like to know about the options for the future as run-flats are over £200 each.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:07 - Jun 12 with 588 viewsbuilthjack

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 12:39 - Jun 12 by AnotherJohn

Thanks for the replies. Obviously one should have the tyre assessed, but the word on the street is that the big chains will just say a run-flat cannot be fixed period, when several of the manufacturers say that a puncture in the 'permissible area' can be repaired with the right equipment. I am not sure that a mobile service would have that equipment, and so wanted to know which local companies will at least consider a repair on their premises. I will probably start ringing a couple of places, but rather hoped somebody might have more definite information.

Still not sure that the wife actually has a puncture as the wheel now showing up on the car computer as a fraction low is a different one, but I would like to know about the options for the future as run-flats are over £200 each.


Usually, whenever a run flat tyre has a puncture, it will tell you so on your car computer.
It is normal for the computer to show a tolerance.

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:24 - Jun 12 with 570 viewsAnotherJohn

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:07 - Jun 12 by builthjack

Usually, whenever a run flat tyre has a puncture, it will tell you so on your car computer.
It is normal for the computer to show a tolerance.


Possibly so. This computer, on a BMW, shows a small warning triangle in the light cluster, and creates a notification. When one clicks on notifications in the computer menu a display on the main screen advises that although the car is safe to drive, the tyre pressures should be checked. A couple of days ago the display showed 2.5 bar on three wheels and 2.1 on the remaining rear wheel. I then helped my wife out by checking all four wheels with a pressure gauge and topping up all to 35 PSI. All seemed well, but last night my wife said the triangle warning had popped up again. However, on checking this morning (after I posted my initial message), there was very little variation, with one rear showing as 2.5 bar and one 2.4 bar (not the same one that previously showed 2.1). I reset the tyre settings in the computer, and there was then no triangle. I'm wondering whether the issue was that I did not reset this the first time, but the odd thing is that previously the warning triangle disappeared for a few days without a reset. Anyway will see what happens over the next couple of days. It would still be handy to know what reputable tyre businesses will consider repairing run-flats.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:35 - Jun 12 with 551 viewsbuilthjack

Try Phelps and Williams, Beaufort Road. I used to use them years ago. They will be in the book as long as they are still going. Independent place.

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:36 - Jun 12 with 551 viewssquarebear

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 12:39 - Jun 12 by AnotherJohn

Thanks for the replies. Obviously one should have the tyre assessed, but the word on the street is that the big chains will just say a run-flat cannot be fixed period, when several of the manufacturers say that a puncture in the 'permissible area' can be repaired with the right equipment. I am not sure that a mobile service would have that equipment, and so wanted to know which local companies will at least consider a repair on their premises. I will probably start ringing a couple of places, but rather hoped somebody might have more definite information.

Still not sure that the wife actually has a puncture as the wheel now showing up on the car computer as a fraction low is a different one, but I would like to know about the options for the future as run-flats are over £200 each.


Gawd. Is £200 a dealer price? It's more than double what I used to pay for Pirelli runflat tyres for my 3 series BMW.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:42 - Jun 12 with 542 viewsN_T_J

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 11:42 - Jun 12 by sainthelens

Hi Steve how are you?


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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 14:09 - Jun 12 with 514 viewsAnotherJohn

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 13:36 - Jun 12 by squarebear

Gawd. Is £200 a dealer price? It's more than double what I used to pay for Pirelli runflat tyres for my 3 series BMW.
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Looks like online discount price is just over £140 not including fitting etc.

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/Dunlop/Sport-Maxx-RT2-DSROF/225-45-R19-92W
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 16:39 - Jun 12 with 444 viewssquarebear

Harris Brothers supply the equivalent Bridgestone fitted for £148.98.

Not cheap, I grant you.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 18:43 - Jun 12 with 371 viewsmonmouth

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 14:09 - Jun 12 by AnotherJohn

Looks like online discount price is just over £140 not including fitting etc.

https://www.mytyres.co.uk/rshop/Tyres/Dunlop/Sport-Maxx-RT2-DSROF/225-45-R19-92W


It can certainly be repaired if not in a sidewall/edge. I had mine done at Malvern Tyres (King David/HiQ etc) for £13 all in less than a year ago, after driving 90 miles on it with a nail in (it wasn't losing much pressure). I think my father used to go to TownTyres and they repaired his a couple of times. I've ditched the hateful shitty run flats since for normal tyres, some repair kit, and a good recovery contract. Still £500 cheaper than the equivalent run flats, and most punctures are slow enough to get home. Better still the car is drivable without removing my fillings, rides like a dream, and it handles ten times better. Why BMW and others insist on ruining their carefully engineered cars with this shit I'll never know. Surprise surprise they put normal tyres on their M performance cars.

Sorry, just hate the things.

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 19:24 - Jun 12 with 340 viewsAlberto_Swinglehurst

Just take it to kwik fit and they’ll sort it and bill your lease company. Who said buying a car outright was cheaper than leasing?

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 19:35 - Jun 12 with 323 viewsmonmouth

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 19:24 - Jun 12 by Alberto_Swinglehurst

Just take it to kwik fit and they’ll sort it and bill your lease company. Who said buying a car outright was cheaper than leasing?

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Leases don’t cover tyres unless you pay a shedload extra for full maintenance do they?

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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 19:37 - Jun 12 with 320 viewsjack2jack

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 11:17 - Jun 12 by union_jack

Give Steve a ring at Smartyre. He comes to you as well. I wouldn't dream of going to a tyre place now. You can discuss it with him over the phone and he’ll say whether it can be done.

07792 400555


This^
Good fella is Steve, always us him for tyres.
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 20:35 - Jun 12 with 285 viewsbryanwadesquiff

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 19:35 - Jun 12 by monmouth

Leases don’t cover tyres unless you pay a shedload extra for full maintenance do they?


Mine covers wear and tear but not punctures
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Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 08:17 - Jun 13 with 168 viewsAnotherJohn

Repairing a slow puncture on a run-flat tyre on 18:43 - Jun 12 by monmouth

It can certainly be repaired if not in a sidewall/edge. I had mine done at Malvern Tyres (King David/HiQ etc) for £13 all in less than a year ago, after driving 90 miles on it with a nail in (it wasn't losing much pressure). I think my father used to go to TownTyres and they repaired his a couple of times. I've ditched the hateful shitty run flats since for normal tyres, some repair kit, and a good recovery contract. Still £500 cheaper than the equivalent run flats, and most punctures are slow enough to get home. Better still the car is drivable without removing my fillings, rides like a dream, and it handles ten times better. Why BMW and others insist on ruining their carefully engineered cars with this shit I'll never know. Surprise surprise they put normal tyres on their M performance cars.

Sorry, just hate the things.


Actually the car is an M Sport Model, supplied with Dunlop run flats at the end of last year. i agree that normal tyres would be better.

Still not sure there is a puncture, but thanks to everybody for ideas of where to go.
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