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As a driver, there’s probably nothing worse than a tyre puncture. It is not only inconvenient but also a credible safety threat, especially when you are driving at higher speeds. Furthermore, most new cars do not come with a spare tyre.
This is where Nil’s Tyre Services comes in. We have a dedicated team of technicians who perform a prompt and timely puncture repair service. At our garage, we use the latest developments in the automobile sector for all our services including puncture repair.
What to do in case of a puncture?
The natural propensity of drivers is to brake hard as soon as they encounter a puncture. However, that’s not the best course of action as you may lose control of your car because of the sudden braking.
The most practical thing to do when you face a punctured tyre is to gradually slow down the car and pull over at one side of the road. If you have a hazard light in your car, do not forget to display it.
If there is a spare tyre and all the necessary tools required for tyre fitting in your car, you can change the concerned tyre there and then. However, if you are not equipped to handle such situations, call a puncture repair garage in Blackburn.
Types of punctures
There are two primary types of punctures-
Slow leaks: May take hours or even days to deflate your tyres.
Blowouts: Complete tyre failure unless your car is equipped with run-flats.
Among the two, slow leaks are easier to repair as these are generally small cuts on the tyre body. Sudden blowouts are both dangerous and take more time to fix. In most cases, you have to change the tyres if there’s a blowout.
Primary reasons for a puncture
From a stray nail to under-maintenance of tyres, a puncture can happen for any number of reasons. The most common causes are-
Completely worn-out tyres
Debris on the road
Damage in the valve stem
When can a puncture not be repaired?
There are specific guidelines from the Department of Transport as to what constitutes an un-repairable puncture. Accordingly, we do not perform puncture repair in Blackburn if-
It’s a run-flat tyre.
Tread depth is lower than 1.6mm.
Leak is outside the central 3/4th portion of the tyre.
The tyre has been serviced before.
Diameter of the cut is over 6mm.
Puncture repair in Blackburn
At Nil’s Tyre Services, we treat punctures on a priority basis. Our mechanics take around 15-20 minutes to do a puncture repair in Blackburn. With our express puncture repair service, we ensure that you are back on the road in no time.
Call us whenever you face an unfortunate puncture.