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#16 Fastfordman

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

I had a piece of metal go through to the core on a front tyre earlier this year, as the other side still had plenty of tread on just swapped one and I've had no problem.

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#17 Tyreman

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 07:30 PM

If the tyre is repaired within the allowed area then it should last the life of the tyre.

Go along with the above, only issues with repairs are poor workmanship, as an aside it is not recommended to have the same tyre repairied more than twice, escecially if they are in the same area...not like a cat with nine lives



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:21 PM

FOCA - thanks for the advice, if money wasnt an issue I'd be buying two new tyres for the back and one to replace the punctured one but can only just about afford one let alone three. As I am quite a careful driver my rear tyres are still in very good condition and I won't need to change them until either the end of this year or early next year. So I think I'm just going to replace the f*cked tyre.

Captin Haddock- totally understand what you mean now after having a good look at the tyre, has a worn ring all the way around it..probably from me driving it the 4 or so miles to the repair place when it was almost flat.

Fastfordman - cheers for that mate...yeah I'm confident that a straight swap will be fine as my other front tyre is in ace condition.

I phoned Micheldever Tyres after work (probably the best tyre centre in southern England) and spoke to one of their advisors and he said a straight swap should be fine. Am sticking with Goodyear Eagles as I've found them to be the best gripping hardest wearing tyres for my focus....unless you hit a !Removed! great nail! Am getting the tyre changed first thing tomo morning:-) and the Goodyear Eagle has just dropped from £137 to £120:-)

Cheers for all your help guys..I could of ended up in a hedge or worse if it wasnt for your advice!

P.s will let you all know how I get on at Micheldever tomo

#19 Stoney871

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:36 PM

I had both rear tyres punctured by self tapping roofing screws a couple of years back, you could put your pinky finger in the holes they left.

Luckily the tyres were close to replacement time anyway.



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:01 PM

As an ex-tyre fitter I can say that should never have been repaired.

Here's why :-

  1. The penetration is right on the edge of the shoulder.
  2. You can see a clear distortion of the ring just below the edge of the tread blocks.
  3. The tyre has clearly been run at a reduced pressure; the partial errasure of the R and surrounding pattern

I'm not exaggerating, but you're risking your life if you continue to use that tyre at any speed.

Please get it changed A.S.A.P.

Totally agree....In actual fact I believe it is illegal to repair that tyre



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 11:44 PM

Illegal? Darn tooting it is.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:42 AM

I can see an easy way to get a free tyre here... Plenty of evidence that someone is repairing cars in such a way they are not road worthy...

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:51 AM

The fitter should have refused any coercion to repair that tyre.
Would he have been so happy if it was his car or if a crash occurred and the tyre was deemed lo be a major contributing factor?
Qwik-fit may be crap but even they wouldn't have repaired that.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 01:03 AM

The fitter should have refused any coercion to repair that tyre.
Would he have been so happy if it was his car or if a crash occurred and the tyre was deemed lo be a major contributing factor?
Qwik-fit may be crap but even they wouldn't have repaired that.


I am very picky of where I take my cars for tyres, tracking or mot but a question I have asked a few times in the past before errupting is 'would you be happy with that if it was your car?' Normally followed by a funny look and, 'ok we will get it back on the ramps for a look!'

Why not just do it right in the first place as save the hassle!!

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:21 AM

Right, got my tyre replaced by Micheldever Tyres on Friday morning first thing, the guys there agreed with everything that's been said here..should never of let me drive away with that kind of repair. They did ask me for the name of the centre that did the repair as I think they have a black book of dodgy tyre repair centres! I got another Goodyear Eagle and I got the tracking done was about £140 in total.

Thanks for all your help on here guys, otherwise I could still be driving around on that tyre.

Heres the new tyre:-) Just need to get my alloys refurbished now!

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#26 Stoney871

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 10:44 AM

Glad you're sorted and hope you didn't take offence at us being scathing about the repair.
Just thinking about your safety mate.

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

I have already said why its not allowed to be repaired on the edge of the tyre !!!!! :o

 

Jamie :ph34r:



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:44 PM

Nah no worries Stoney...I just wanted confirmation by people here that it definitely needed changing. Won't ever use an Asda tyre centre again either


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