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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 9th Feb 18, 11:53 AM
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    Nail in Tyre :(
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    • 9th Feb 18, 11:53 AM
    Nail in Tyre :( 9th Feb 18 at 11:53 AM
    This morning I discovered that I have a nail in the nearside rear tyre of my Disco. It's not in or near the sidewall so I think it can be repaired. I'm gathering a few quotes and so far have had one reply quoting me 49 which seems a bit steep. What do you think? I suppose I could just put the spare tyre on for now.

    The MOT last month noted that there is tyre wearing on the nearside front tyre so I am wondering if I might be looking at replacing tyres soon anyway in which case I would just replace rather than repair the other tyre.
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    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:02 PM
    49 for a puncture repair? That's almost the cost of a budget tyre!


    Your local independent tyre place should be heck of a lot cheaper than that. Avoid main dealer and large tyre & exhaust outlets would be my advice
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    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 9th Feb 18, 12:07 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:07 PM
    49 for a puncture repair? That's almost the cost of a budget tyre!
    Originally posted by fatrab
    My thoughts exactly!


    Your local independent tyre place should be heck of a lot cheaper than that. Avoid main dealer and large tyre & exhaust outlets would be my advice
    Originally posted by fatrab
    This was a local independent.

    I think I shall give the garage who I use for servicing and MOT'ing my Disco a call. Even if they don't repair tyres they might be able to recommend someone who does....and does for less than 49.
    • bigisi
    • By bigisi 9th Feb 18, 12:08 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:08 PM
    Plenty of little places around me who'll do a repair for a tenner if they're quiet. Have a look or ask around locally.
    • fatrab
    • By fatrab 9th Feb 18, 12:18 PM
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    Yeah, I'd be thinking 10-15 too.


    I have an alloy wheel specialist near me who does all my tyre work. They know how to treat alloys so they don't get damaged and they're cheap.
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 9th Feb 18, 12:27 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:27 PM
    I'm pretty sure I only paid a tenner last time I had a nail puncture repaired, and although it was a few years ago I can't see that costs have risen much in that time so 15 max.
    • wannabe_a_mum
    • By wannabe_a_mum 9th Feb 18, 12:40 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:40 PM
    I recently had the same - nail in tyre and took my Qashqai to the Nissan Dealer round the corner who charged 15
    • n217970
    • By n217970 9th Feb 18, 12:42 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 12:42 PM
    The one I use charge

    15 if you pay by card/want a receipt
    10 cash if you don't want a receipt
    5 cash if the boss is not in.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 9th Feb 18, 12:46 PM
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    www.tirerepairkit.com (other source are available)

    Just buy and use one those types of repair kits. If you're going to replace the tyres soon anyway then a) this'll give you an instant repair, and b) will give you additional repair strings should you get further punctures.

    I used the above kit on my previous car - I got a puncture two weeks after getting the car. The same tyre was removed about 3 years/40k miles later and didn't lose any pressure at all. (At least no different to any other non-punctured tyre).
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    • Inner Zone
    • By Inner Zone 9th Feb 18, 12:51 PM
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    Had two punctures repairs recently, 5 each for cash at a local independent tyre place..

    Tried National Tyres said they could not be repaired because the nail / screw had not in in at 90 deg to the tread. Now while some might go in that direction I doubt that may do.
    • Pixie5740
    • By Pixie5740 9th Feb 18, 1:11 PM
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    Thanks everyone. I'll get some more quotes because 10 to 15 is more in line with what I was expecting. I will also check out that tyre repair kit because it might come in handy if I'm out and about in the back of beyond.
    • MoaningMyrtle
    • By MoaningMyrtle 9th Feb 18, 1:34 PM
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    I had one done at Kwikfit recently, it cost 25.00
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    • steveyme
    • By steveyme 9th Feb 18, 1:53 PM
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    I got two quotes last week, one for 18 and one for 20. Good luck!
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th Feb 18, 4:52 PM
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    I know a place in Cyprus that will do it for 7 Euro.
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 9th Feb 18, 5:38 PM
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    I know a place in Cyprus that will do it for 7 Euro.
    Originally posted by Gloomendoom
    Had a M/C one done in Turkey for 60p. Was 26 years ago though.
    • EdGasketTheSecond
    • By EdGasketTheSecond 9th Feb 18, 8:18 PM
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    www.tirerepairkit.com (other source are available)

    Just buy and use one those types of repair kits. If you're going to replace the tyres soon anyway then a) this'll give you an instant repair, and b) will give you additional repair strings should you get further punctures.

    I used the above kit on my previous car - I got a puncture two weeks after getting the car. The same tyre was removed about 3 years/40k miles later and didn't lose any pressure at all. (At least no different to any other non-punctured tyre).
    Originally posted by DoaM
    The repair will be illegal for use on the public highway. Strictly speaking they are meant for off-road only. Just saying.
    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 9th Feb 18, 8:28 PM
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    The repair will be illegal for use on the public highway. Strictly speaking they are meant for off-road only. Just saying.
    Originally posted by EdGasketTheSecond
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 9th Feb 18, 9:32 PM
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    The repair will be illegal for use on the public highway. Strictly speaking they are meant for off-road only. Just saying.
    Originally posted by EdGasketTheSecond
    Which piece of legislation makes it illegal?

    Not doubting you. Just curious.
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 9th Feb 18, 10:28 PM
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    " The MOT last month noted that there is tyre wearing on the nearside front tyre so I am wondering if I might be looking at replacing tyres soon anyway in which case I would just replace rather than repair the other tyre."

    What is the wear pattern? is it just on the inside or outside of the tread, and is the offside tyre showing the same wear pattern? If so, it could be that steering alignment ("tracking") is out. If only one front tyre, and both fronts are same age, that could mean a steering joint has wear: maybe a ball joint or similar.
    I think this job really needs
    a much bigger hammer.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 9th Feb 18, 10:44 PM
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    I had one done at Kwikfit recently, it cost 25.00
    Originally posted by MoaningMyrtle
    Thats why you don't goto Kwikfit..

    Local place 10 if its on the car and 8 if not.
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