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Tyres play a significant role in the smooth and safe functioning of your car. Since it is the only point of contact between the road and your car, it is naturally exposed to greater risks and potential damages. Let us look into different glitches your tyre might have.
Many drivers know the problem - suddenly you have a flat tyre!
So what do you do? If your tyre is losing pressure, it may be due to a harmless reason - the valve is defective. This problem can be easily and inexpensively eliminated by a simple valve replacement. However, if the tyre itself is damaged, and the air can no longer be maintained, expert help is needed. It is imperative to consistently monitor the air pressure level of your tyres. You can do that yourself or take your vehicle down to a technician.
A specialist should always check for tyre damage. It is always best to get a professional advice on the possibilities of repair. Not every puncture means that a new tyre has to be purchased. At Loughborough Refurbs, we can repair tyres quickly and at a very low cost.
Most punctures are usually unavoidable, but if you consider the following tips, you can reduce the risk:
- Regularly check the tyre profile for broken glass or other foreign objects.
- Always ensure the correct tyre pressure and do not forget the spare tyre.
How do I know that something is wrong?
If you are vigilant enough, you can easily make out if there is something unusual with your tyre. When a tyre slowly loses air, it can be detected either visually (this tyre has a lower tread depth than the other tyres on the vehicle) or during driving (the driving behaviour changes gradually). Over a period, you will feel the abnormalities yourself while driving, if there are any. In the event of a sudden drop in pressure, the driver quickly loses control over his/her vehicle. In this case, try to hold the steering wheel and bring the vehicle to a halt and change the tyre immediately.
If your vehicle has a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), it will notify you immediately when the pressure in one of the tyres decreases. Having a car with Run-flat tyres or RFTs means that it will still be under your control in case of a pressure drop.
What should I do if I have a flat tyre?
If your vehicle is equipped with run-flat tyres (RFT), you can still drive about 60 miles with a top speed of 50 mph, thanks to the reinforced side-walls of these tyres. Nevertheless, we recommend that you also visit the nearest workshop to have the tyre checked and replaced. Getting professional help is always the best thing to do.
Whenever you are in a dilemma about tyre repair and service, the best thing to do is to consult your user’s manual. Before attempting a tyre repair, first, refer to the owner's guide of your vehicle for possible restrictions (especially in high performance, sports cars) on the part of the manufacturer in connection with the use of repaired tyres.
Whether tyre repair is possible depends on the type of damage and which part of the tyre has been damaged. For safety reasons, only damages in the tyre profile may be repaired - repairs of the tyre side-walls are not safe and therefore not allowed by law!
If you want the tyres to remain in the best of condition for a longer time, have tyre repairs performed by a specialist, every single time. Here, at Loughborough Refurbs, our highly trained experts know exactly what they are doing. All repairs are carried out according to the strictest safety guidelines and only with the best materials.
Can all types of flat tyres be repaired?
Whether your flat tyre is repairable or not depends on the kind of damage that your tyre has. In a lot of cases, the damage is so severe that tyre repair is no longer possible. That is why it is so important to have the tyre checked by a specialist. If the tyre is damaged within the tread area, repair is usually possible. If the shoulder or side-walls of the tyres are damaged, it cannot be repaired and needs replacement. Run-flat tyres and High-performance tyres are in most cases not repairable for safety reasons.
Also, tyre damage that has previously been treated with an emergency repair kit cannot be professionally repaired due to the chemicals and sealants in the repair kit. But you need not worry under such conditions either; your Loughborough Refurb professionals can advise you on which new tyre you need.
We stock tyres for every budget in our showroom. So, if your tyre is damaged or is losing pressure, come to us straight away. We will do our best to solve the problem most safely and inexpensively.
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