Car tyres and punctures

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

  1. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    On the subject of tyre punctures, I bet most of us do not carry a 12volt mini air compressor?
    Often the puncture is a slow leak and a compressor will get you home, or safely off a dangerous road.
    Great present for to buy your wife. :p
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  2. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Bought one a couple of years ago from a car boot for £2....................bargain of the week! :)
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  3. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    £2 is a bargain. I bought one over 20 years ago for under £6 and it still works well.
    Fact is we all will get a puncture eventually - whether this week, or in a year or two.
    The cost and bother of a puncture is usually significant.
    Imagine if you are going to be late for something, - perhaps in your suit and get a puncture? Compressor in the car will have saved you a fortune.
    The cheap nasty wee compressors are as little as £5, but still better than nothing.
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  4. retiredsparks

    retiredsparks Well-Known Member

    A compressor will not cure a puncture.
    A repair kit as used by the AA/RAC might.(temp)
    Or a spare wheel.
  5. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    A nail, or screwnail tyre puncture often can still hold the air in.
    Seen it happening me and when I pulled the nail out of a tyre, air blasted out, so I pushed nail back in and fully sealed again. :)
    A compressor might well allow you to get home, even if it means stopping a couple times to recharge the tyre, or to allow you to reach the nearest tyre place.
    And you might need a compressor for your spare wheel as not everyone tops the air up in them.
  6. dinkydo

    dinkydo Active Member

    How very dare you hic hic :rolleyes:
  7. balchy

    balchy Member

    **** roads full of potholes
  8. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    We should have been given money from the EU to build our roads.
  9. longboat

    longboat Well-Known Member

    Roads full of pot-head like drivers who don't have the common sense to avoid the occasional pothole whilst riding on huge rims with low profile tyres.
  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Do you want to expand on this point?
  11. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    Ireland, Spain, Portugal ETC ETC.
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  12. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Pointless riddles again, it really is past your bedtime.
  13. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    You really do show a complete lack of understanding of the EU don't you.
  14. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    You really do show a complete lack of understanding period
  15. chippie244

    chippie244 Well-Known Member

    Edited your typo I see.
  16. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    Not really tbh.
    Isitreally, on expanding my point was same as my thinking.

    U.K. roads have deteriorated a lot compared with a lot of other EU countries, but maybe the money coming back from EU has not been for roads.
    Or our money paid towards other EU countries roads.

    I think I heard once that the German car industry regards the U.K. roads as being some of the worst
  17. Peter208

    Peter208 Active Member

    We had to drive back on a Sunday from Wales toSurrey at a max of 50mph due to a flat tyre and having to fit the small emergency spare . I did find a garage open but would not carry out the repair but would sell me a crappy make of tyre for an over price. So pleased that one of my " must haves" was a proper spare and not the can.
    Last one was just a week or so back, not in the safe area but as the tyre was as near as possible to need to be replaced, 2 new ones fitted.
    Just some of the joys of motoring
    I always remove the security locking bolt before I take the car in for new tyres, don't want the hassle of a damaged head due to poor workmanship, knocking the life out the the locking bolt.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2019
  18. Isitreally

    Isitreally Well-Known Member

    What typo. ???
  19. goldenboy

    goldenboy Well-Known Member

    Roads are definitely deteriorating.

    Think that has nothing to do with the EU though.

    Its entirely down to the slashed budgets that the implementation of deliberate austerity has brought about.
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  20. Mikl8891

    Mikl8891 New Member

    I think the deterioration is due to corruption, the worse the roads, the more you can earn on their constant repairs.

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