Car tyres and punctures

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by sospan, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    I don't know if anyone has experienced it - the number of punctures on car tyres increasing ? Our Seat Leon has done just under 40,000 miles in the last 20 months and we have never had a car so prone to punctures.

    Anybody else noticed this ?
     
  2. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    There’s a place in Luton that advertises they do “puncher repairs”.
     
  3. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Not had one in ages but have had more than one in given year. Just unlucky I guess. Maybe you won't have any this year. Nothing you can do to prevent it
     
  4. Sparkielev

    Sparkielev Well-Known Member

    Mrs has a A3 and reckon had 4 last year but put it down to her kerbing it, please don't say I've been wrong
     
  5. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    That's the hospital!:D
     
  6. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Not surprised, have you not noticed the state and condition of the roads all over the country. Believe it's goes by the name of 'Austerity'! :(
     
  7. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Active Member

    The average tyre width is increasing.
     
  8. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    More likely to get a puncture in the wet.
    RS
     
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  9. sospan

    sospan Well-Known Member

    My wife is terrible for kerbing the car not only when parking but turning in and out of junctions as well :oops:

    It is the amount of metal; bits of nails,screws, tin, wire etc. that are causing the problems. Wife went out shopping today and on her return the back end was right down. Of course no spare wheel only a puncture repair kit.
     
  10. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    That's only if the car has a boxer engine!
     
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    A flat floor...boom, boom!:D
     
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  12. dinkydo

    dinkydo Active Member

    Car related but nothing to do with punctures, I have a year old Skoda Diesel, and have recently found out that the if you were to run out of fuel the 5 litre fuel containers supplied by car accessory shops are useless, the spout on them will not fit the car, something to do with the anti miss fuelling device on the car,
     
  13. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    They should have provided an adaptor funnel for this scenario. Maybe check the owners manual for help.
    Other manufacturers with an anti-miss fueling device fitted do have these.
     
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  14. RolandK

    RolandK Active Member

    The worst car I had for punctures was one on run flat tyres (BMW Z4). When I first got it I had 4 punctures over a 9 mth period. No spare of course as you had to drive to nearest tyre depot to either get the puncture fixed or tyre replaced. In my case none of the punctures were repairable, alledgedly. If I recall the tyres were around £200 - £250 a go back then! My how I laughed!
     
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  15. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Only ever had 1 puncture in my van and 4 on my motorbike, 1 front 3 rear. :(
     
  16. dinkydo

    dinkydo Active Member

    No adapter had been provided Longs and I can’t reference it in the manual either, a look on the internet does throw up the mention of it but not how you overcome the problem, so if anyone can provide a link that I have missed I would be gratefull, my car by the way is a Skoda Kodiaq, my brother in law has a 2 year old ford and when I mentioned it to him he checked and he would have the same problem, he didn’t buy it from new and as far as he can tell he has no adapter

    I suppose I can always contact Skoda & see what they have to say
     
  17. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


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  18. dinkydo

    dinkydo Active Member

    The puncture repair kits I know from experience are next to useless, I will not drive around in a car now unless it has a spare, skinny or otherwise
     
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  19. dinkydo

    dinkydo Active Member


    Isit the problem is the pointy bit won’t push past a steel flap in the filler neck on the car, the steel filler pipe at the fuel station releases a catch that allows you to fill up
     
  20. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member


    Never come across that before on any car, though never tried filling a Skoda with fuel, (doesn't that double the value :p:p:p)
     

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