Aerosol tyre repair 300ml  £1.99 Home Bargains
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Aerosol tyre repair 300ml £1.99 Home Bargains

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Found 2nd Apr 2016
I hope this is not a wild goose chase, but I bought a couple of cans of this yesterday in the Skegness branch of Home Bargains.

The brand is Car Pride, quick fix tyre repair. Looks like Holts tyreweld but in a predominantly black can. I use them to repair my ride on mower tyres.

I can't find it on their website, but look in the car section in the store.

No wild goose chases, Loads in the Boston branch

58 Comments

IMO never use in a car tyre, wrecks the tyre in most cases....

packard

IMO never use in a car tyre, wrecks the tyre in most cases....


But it might get you out of trouble?

don't waste the money. I used this ONCE, never again got more on my hands than in the tyre. it leaks from the nozzle and the part where it joins the pipe itself. I'd have rather just spent an extra £3 and got the puncture repaired

worth keeping in my boot in case i get stuck somewhere, would rather give it a try then become stranded without a signal to call the AA. Once i get a puncture i like to get the whole tyre replaced so hot for me...thanks OP

packard

IMO never use in a car tyre, wrecks the tyre in most cases....


How does it wreck a tyre

People who complain about this stuff aren't using it properly, ive used it loads of times and it has got me home safe, first time on my motorbike in 1985. It is used by some car manufacturers instead of a spare tyre so it must be ok. However nothing workes perfectly every time.

total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimum

cost to repair the tyre, under a tenner.

if it wasn't safe to repair the tyre then it would not be legal for garages to do it and it wouldn't pass an MOT.

As for the deal itself, cheap I guess. However be aware of the total cost of using it.

Banned

Ask your local garage if they will fix the tyre after you have used this.
I know some that won't even touch it.

Banned

pinkbubbley

worth keeping in my boot in case i get stuck somewhere, would rather give … worth keeping in my boot in case i get stuck somewhere, would rather give it a try then become stranded without a signal to call the AA. Once i get a puncture i like to get the whole tyre replaced so hot for me...thanks OP



You'd be better off learning how to change a tyre.

CoolElectronics

You'd be better off learning how to change a tyre.


that made me laugh out loud! yes you're right however my spare is under the car so sod that!

pinkbubbley

worth keeping in my boot in case i get stuck somewhere, would rather give … worth keeping in my boot in case i get stuck somewhere, would rather give it a try then become stranded without a signal to call the AA. Once i get a puncture i like to get the whole tyre replaced so hot for me...thanks OP



​hot from me too!! I would rather "ruin a tyre" than be stuck miles from nowhere , on my own changing a tyre! have used this before and it's brilliant!

CoolElectronics

You'd be better off learning how to change a tyre.




Probably better off learning how to change a wheel than a tyre

CoolElectronics

You'd be better off learning how to change a tyre.


You are better off learning how to give advice. To change a tyre is a massive job to do yourself you need a lot of expensive equipment and then you need to get it ballanced.

Pluun

Ask your local garage if they will fix the tyre after you have used … Ask your local garage if they will fix the tyre after you have used this.I know some that won't even touch it.


Then go to a garage that doesn't employ idiots.

Iamthemills

total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimumcost to … total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimumcost to repair the tyre, under a tenner.if it wasn't safe to repair the tyre then it would not be legal for garages to do it and it wouldn't pass an MOT.As for the deal itself, cheap I guess. However be aware of the total cost of using it.


Great story you should consider writingbooks. I worked for ATS you are talking bull. We only don't like this stuff because if it hasn't dried and you pop the tyre off the rim it goes everywhere. If you know its in there you just put the valve to the top and let the air out. Fitters who refuse to do it are just lazy, it takes a bit more time to find the leak and clean the surface for the repair. But everyone can have their own opinions.

You don't ruin a tyre.. It doesn't damage the tyre. It's a myth put around by lazy garages who can't be bother to scrape it back to prep for a repair. They also con you for more money. They are water based and can be washed off with hot water.

The tyre is only ruined if it was ruined when it was damaged in the first place.

This stuff is fantastic. I have a Countax lawn tractor and every time my tyres go flat when small twigs puncture my tubeless tyres I repair and reflate the tyre all in one go. My local tyre garage gave me this tip when I took a tyre in for repair and reflation when it had come away from the metal rim. Great price,heat added.
Edited by: "Wowhats" 3rd Apr 2016

CoolElectronics

You'd be better off learning how to change a tyre.



​and if you have one of the I creasing amount of cars that do not have a spare tyre/wheel?

or for some reason you lack the strength to undo the wheel nuts?

I'm sure your nan would love that comment. what a ridiculous generalisation.

djames108

​and if you have one of the I creasing amount of cars that do not have a s … ​and if you have one of the I creasing amount of cars that do not have a spare tyre/wheel?

Most come without a spare wheel, but can accommodate it. And it's not very expensive to buy, especially if not new.

or for some reason you lack the strength to undo the wheel nuts?

Get a telescopic brace. Call roadside assistance in the worst case scenario.
That said, sometimes a wheel is not easy to take off even with all nuts removed.

Iamthemills

total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimumcost to … total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimumcost to repair the tyre, under a tenner.if it wasn't safe to repair the tyre then it would not be legal for garages to do it and it wouldn't pass an MOT.As for the deal itself, cheap I guess. However be aware of the total cost of using it.


Total cost NOT using this stuff after a puncture... potentially over £245,000 MINIMUM!!!!
(Based on a potential situation where you happened to have a £250k car and the stress of dealing with recovery, means you forget to renew your insurance which is due the day after, then your car gets stolen.)

Back to reality - no semi-competent tyre place should have an issue with it.
It won't ruin your tyres.
It won't always work either; but for a couple of quid is worth a go, I'd say.

Oh and you don't need loads of expensive equipment to change car tyres - you can get a basic manual changer for £40.
I wouldn't be using it on decent-nick alloys without an alloy specific lever and some protectors, however. Tempted to get one to do my van tyres.
(I do have an air tyre machine in storage, but no space where I am - similar can be got for around £150 secondhand plus the same again for a compressor if you don't have one.)

_g_

[quote=Iamthemills] Oh and you don't need loads of expensive equipment to … [quote=Iamthemills] Oh and you don't need loads of expensive equipment to change car tyres - you can get a basic manual changer for £40.


But will you keep carrying it in your boot with a spare tyre instead of a spare wheel?

I'd have one in the boot for an emergency, if I needed it

For the price and what it does is a no brainer in my opinion

grumbler

But will you keep carrying it in your boot with a spare tyre instead of a … But will you keep carrying it in your boot with a spare tyre instead of a spare wheel?


A) At some points in my van, as well as; quite possibly :).
However; no.
I'd use the £1.99 tyre sealant, than when I get the time, use the tyre changer to fix it :).

Iamthemills

total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimumcost to … total cost after using this stuff, potentially over £60+ minimumcost to repair the tyre, under a tenner.if it wasn't safe to repair the tyre then it would not be legal for garages to do it and it wouldn't pass an MOT.As for the deal itself, cheap I guess. However be aware of the total cost of using it.



Only had to use this stuff once & it was a lifesaver...had a puncture our in the middle of nowhere.....the road I was on was barely metalled ....no mobile signal ....the road surface was not firm enough to support the jack so changing the wheel was not an option.....managed to pull out the nail which caused the leak & had a can of this with me....sealed the leak & with the help of my electric tyre pump got the wheel up to pressure......managed to carry on 300 miles to my destination at which point I called in at a local tyre fitter....they took the wheel off no mess, rinsed out the excess, found the leak which was clear from the way the gel had filled it....repaired it & all for the cost of £10

It's not a perfect solution....but in the right circumstances it is brilliant & does not increase the cost of a repair ......saying it will cost £60+ minimum is just WRONG !!

Edited by: "corred1964" 3rd Apr 2016

Price needs updating to £61.99+ as that is what it will cost if you use it.

hukdbargain

Price needs updating to £61.99+ as that is what it will cost if you use … Price needs updating to £61.99+ as that is what it will cost if you use it.


No no; I've already explained it's £245,001.99.
Doesn't seem like such a great deal when you make up imaginary problems, actually... I probably shouldn't have voted hot!

Thankfully I have never had to use this stuff, however both my recent cars (A Vauxhall Zafira & a BMW) don't have a spare wheel, nor the physical space to retro fit one! I did suffer from punctures on both - the BMW has run flats so wasn't an issue to keep driving (warnings kept coming up on the dashboard). The Zafira doesn't have run flats, however I was able to drive on it when it was flat. Stupidly I forgot the fact that there was an air compressor in the car to inflate the tyres, I ended up visiting 3 different garages to inflate the tyres before I could get to a tyre repair centre (Magowans - who inspected the tyre an couldn't find an issue!)... I had fun with my old Multipla - changing the tyre on the motorway was not fun! I wish I had the tyre weld then!

Cheers op

hukdbargain

Price needs updating to £61.99+ as that is what it will cost if you use … Price needs updating to £61.99+ as that is what it will cost if you use it.



Why do people insist on spouting such nonsense.....when I used it the cost of the repair was the same as it would have been without this stuff ...... possibly more as I'd still be stuck in the middle of nowhere

There is also the safety issue.....a woman on her own might actually get home safely whereas she may not be physically capable of changing a wheel at the roadside....or have to wait an hour for a recovery service (assuming she was a member) ....I know my wife isn't physically capable of changing a wheel on her own
Edited by: "corred1964" 3rd Apr 2016

packard

IMO never use in a car tyre, wrecks the tyre in most cases....



​all the doubters, the quote above is right

have you seen the inside of a tyre after using this ?

its a mess, why do you think its only £1.99

change the tyre, it will be much cheaper getting a puncher mended, that having to pay for a new tyre, and a bit extra for the fitter having to clean this gunk out b4 he can fit it

_g_

No no; I've already explained it's £245,001.99.Doesn't seem like such a … No no; I've already explained it's £245,001.99.Doesn't seem like such a great deal when you make up imaginary problems, actually... I probably shouldn't have voted hot!

Yes that's covered under the +

psmith1958

[quote=packard] have you seen the inside of a tyre after using this ?its … [quote=packard] have you seen the inside of a tyre after using this ?its a mess, why do you think its only £1.99change the tyre, it will be much cheaper getting a puncher mended, that having to pay for a new tyre, and a bit extra for the fitter having to clean this gunk out b4 he can fit it



Yet more misinformed nonsense

This is not instead of getting a puncture repaired.......it is designed simply to keep you going UNTIL you can get to a tyre fitter & have the puncture repaired....this is stated on the package

No REPUTABLE tyre fitter will charge any more for repairing a tyre where this has been used (my own experience) and as it is water soluble all that is needed is a quick rise of tyre & rim to remove the residue .....if £10 was being charged extra for a repair after using this I'd better rush back to that garage & find how little they charge when it hasn't been used

Banned

andysfast

Then go to a garage that doesn't employ idiots.


You're joking, right?oO

Pluun

You're joking, right?oO



I don't think he is......no reputable garage or tyre fitter will claim this stuff damages the tyre....yes it can be a little messy but it does no damage & does not prevent a repair

psmith1958

​all the doubters, the quote above is righthave you seen the inside of a t … ​all the doubters, the quote above is righthave you seen the inside of a tyre after using this ?its a mess, why do you think its only £1.99change the tyre, it will be much cheaper getting a puncher mended, that having to pay for a new tyre, and a bit extra for the fitter having to clean this gunk out b4 he can fit it



​its a mess?
what do you expect, your pumping a sticky gooey substance into your tyre to plug a leak......it's hardly going to be neat and tidy especially when you get going and spread it around the tyre.

As people have previously said any decent tyre place will clean it off.

and your argument at it being crap as it's £1.99......the more expensive stuff does exactly the same and makes the same mess, so what exactly was your point?

psmith1958

[quote=packard] ..... it will be much cheaper getting a puncher … [quote=packard] ..... it will be much cheaper getting a puncher mended.....



"...puncher..." X) X) X)

This is cheap.
It does work - sometimes (depends on type/location of puncture).
It's a good 'get you out of trouble' emergency product.
It is NOT a permanent repair and should be properly repaired ASAP!

Banned

corred1964

I don't think he is......no reputable garage or tyre fitter will claim … I don't think he is......no reputable garage or tyre fitter will claim this stuff damages the tyre....yes it can be a little messy but it does no damage & does not prevent a repair


I was referring to the "No idiots working at garages" comment.:D

I do carry this stuff as a Mini Cooper d. Has no spare. But I got a spare wheel that we keep in the boot when ever possible as changing the wheel is a much better solution. As you can continue at full speed-might be the difference of making it to somewhere on time or not. If we really can't fit the spare in then I would still avoid this if I could get assistance.

laughing at how serious some idiots in this thread are haha (if you are wondering who the idiot is, its probably you
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