Should you leave a slow puncture?

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Punctures are a nightmare and the problem is they can happen at any time and often occur at the most inconvenient moment. You may not be aware that you have a puncture for some time if it is only slowly leaking air. It is rare to have to pump one tyre up a lot more than the others so if this happens it is likely there is a puncture.

You may decide to keep pumping the tyre up and driving on it but this is not advisable as a punctured tyre is not as safe and can easily become a flat tyre. Flat tyres can make you lose control of the vehicle and affect braking.

Although it is frustrating, especially if they tyre is fairly new or has a lot of tread left on it, it is important to get the tyre fixed or replaced as soon as possible. Tyre repairs often only cost around ten to fifteen pounds but they can only be repaired if the damage is in a certain area and not too bad. IF they cannot repair the tyre then you will have to pay the price for a new one. Some tyres are now sold with a puncture lifetime guarantee so although you pay more initially, you may save money if you are susceptible to getting punctures.

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