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Nothing saps the enthusiasm of a driver like the hissing sound of air leaking from their tyres. Anyone that drives a car fears a flat tyre more than a zombie apocalypse and not without good reasons. It’s not only inconvenient but also a credible threat to the driver and everyone else on the road.
Unfortunately, for all the technological strides that we have made in car safety, we haven’t yet found an absolute solution to the age-old problem of a tyre puncture. Admittedly, the rate has decreased considerably in the past few decades, but it’s still a malaise that continues to affect thousands of cars in Totton and around the UK.
As such, we, at Totton Tyre & Exhaust, take puncture repair exceptionally seriously. We have a dedicated team of experienced individuals who do tyre repair in Totton on an emergency basis.
Awareness is pivotal
It’s true that punctures cannot be eliminated, not just yet. However, if you are aware of the common causes of tyre puncture, you can take suitable precautions to reduce their chances.
- Incorrect tyre pressure
You may not want to hear this, but one of the primary reasons for tyre puncture is negligence on the part of the driver. If you look inside your owner’s manual, you’ll find the recommended pressure to maintain in your tyres. For most cars, the pressure ranges between 30 and 35 psi.
When you don’t maintain it, the chances of a puncture shoot up. Under-inflated tyres create more friction and heat in the tyres whereas over-inflation exerts more pressure on their joints, both of which make tyres more prone to a puncture.
- Puncture by a sharp object
Tyre punctures in movies are shown to be caused by sharp objects on the road. That’s because it’s the surest way of getting a flat tyre. Modern tyres are much sturdier than before and can withstand pointy objects on the road better. But there’s still a chance of a stray nail or a piece of glass leaking your tyres.
You can keep a sealant in your repair kit and patch things up pretty quickly if you detect it in time. If not, bring it to Totton Tyre & Exhaust and let our mechanics do your tyre repair for you.
- Old, worn-out tyres
Like every other commodity, tyres have a lifespan too. When they are too old and worn out to their skins, even small irregularities may cause punctures. In extreme cases, puncture repair becomes unfeasible,and it’s best if you get a new set of tyres.
Puncture repair at Totton Tyre & Exhaust
We hope that you never get a tyre puncture. But since we do not live in an ideal world, it’s more than likely that you will. When that happens, roll your car into our puncture repair garage in Totton. Technicians at Totton Tyre & Exhaust at Tottonwill make sure that you are up and running in no time.