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I had noticed lastFriday that my nearside rear tyre was slowly losing pressure. Got a warning from the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Having just had 4 new tyres fitted, my first thought was the tyre fitter had cocked things up.
So I tested it by setting the tyre pressure to the correct level on Saturday and when I went out to the car this morning, I tested the tyre and found it had lost about 5 psi.

I went back to the tyre fitter this morning intending to give them a piece of my mind. They put the car up on a jack right away and took the wheel off. Just as I was about to give the guy an earful for not getting it right the first time, he pointed out to me there was a small nail in the tread

So I quickly thanked him for spotting it and he repaired the puncture while I waited.

As a Motability customer, puncture repairs would normally be done free of charge by Quick Fit. Since I have replaced the original tyres with my own, I have to pay for the repair myself. As it happens, the charge for the repair, (£9.98),was less than it would have cost me in fuel to get to the nearest Quick Fit in Inverness. So not really a problem after all.

The repair seems to be holding and no loss of pressure since the repair.
 

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I had noticed lastFriday that my nearside rear tyre was slowly losing pressure. Got a warning from the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Having just had 4 new tyres fitted, my first thought was the tyre fitter had cocked things up.
So I tested it by setting the tyre pressure to the correct level on Saturday and when I went out to the car this morning, I tested the tyre and found it had lost about 5 psi.

I went back to the tyre fitter this morning intending to give them a piece of my mind. They put the car up on a jack right away and took the wheel off. Just as I was about to give the guy an earful for not getting it right the first time, he pointed out to me there was a small nail in the tread

So I quickly thanked him for spotting it and he repaired the puncture while I waited.

As a Motability customer, puncture repairs would normally be done free of charge by Quick Fit. Since I have replaced the original tyres with my own, I have to pay for the repair myself. As it happens, the charge for the repair, (£9.98),was less than it would have cost me in fuel to get to the nearest Quick Fit in Inverness. So not really a problem after all.

The repair seems to be holding and no loss of pressure since the repair.

Sorry to hear about your puncture Inchindown but similar to Spantara's door problem, this is another case of "Sods Law".


I mean, what are the chances of you, who lives on a farm in the middle of nowhere and drives on country roads, experiencing a puncture when the majority of us are living in a built up area in a town or city and use roads with all sorts of debris that comes as standard.


I know that you do travel extensively and drive on these roads as well but its just the irony of the situation that beggars belief.



At least as you posted, the cost of repair wasn't too bad
 

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Sorry to hear of your woes Inchindown. Always a a dissapointment when things go wrong - even if it is only slightly. At least you are fixed and back on the road


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