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Pls advise about the tubless tyre puncture sealing kit. The most effective and economical kit. Where best to purchase?
I also request your advise about how to seal punctures for example due to nails.
My new i20 crdi has already had two nail punctures on the left rear tyre and paid Rs.100 each time to the ASSC.
Lookinng forward to your feedback.
Buy a repair kit and keep it. Once you suspect a puncture, drive to a place where you can get Air filled. Repair, inflate and drive off
thanks. Can you inform any brand name for this kit if available? Will it be available in the ususal tyre dealers or only in acessory stores.
There are many places where you can source a repair kit.
1. Puncture shops
2. Hyundai service station
3. Car accessory store
4. Petrol pump. And so on..
Arun, I bought it online from Rediff shopping. But it is not that easy to repair the puncture as mentioned in the instructions printed on the kit. I tried once, couldn't repair and wasted two wicks. As we try to push the wick into the punture part, the tyre curves making the insertion tougher. But the punture shop guy inserted the wick effortless. What he did was, he first inflated the punctured tyre and then he inserted the wick. Since the the tyre is inflated the tyre does not curve or bend.
Dear Arunk, I think you have an important point there to be considered.
What is the cost of the kit?
It was around Rs. 250/- for the kit with 5 wicks/strips, when I bought it one and a half years back.
Although it is good to have those strips handy, they are not worth anything if you don't have an air compresser with you. The strips are costly (Rs. 50/- each, if you consider Rs. 250/- for 5) and you don't save anything over the roadside 'puncharwala'. I have a kit, but generally pumping up air in the leaky tyre, It is easy to get to a puncture repair shop, where it will be patched for Rs. 50/- (Delhi NCR rates)
In these circumstances I don't think there is any much advantage fixing it yourself. (It is good to be up to the task when you need to do it, though!)