Holts Tyreweld - Emergency Puncture Repair 100ml £4 @ Asda
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Holts Tyreweld - Emergency Puncture Repair 100ml £4 @ Asda

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Found 9th Mar 2013
Normal price in ASDA is £7, now down to £4 per 100ml can

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Also ideal for tubeless tyres on lawn tractors when you get a puncture!

cheap....does,not always work.....but hot if it does..

Last time this offer was on I bought one and when I needed to use it, it exploded. When I turned the release cap on top the pressure blew it off and the foam exploded all over me. Annoying and funny at the same time. Still a good deal as its cheaper than normal.

Aparently when you use this the tyre is now useless after it.

Most garages don't wanna repair the tyre but National Tyres and Autocare will, might charge an extra fiver though be issue of the cleaning involved

useful, but not a susbstitute for breakdown cover if you dont have a spare tyre.

Shamish

Aparently when you use this the tyre is now useless after it.



Not true
It really does depend on the frame of mind of the tyre fitter at the time.

If you use this the tyre is scrapped

Re is the tyre scrap afterwards, i guess it also depends what it says on the can. If it says not to repair the tyre, then most tyre fitters wont, as they'd have no defense in court if it subsequently blew up and caused a crash. Equally, id imagine it would be a nasty job to clean out, which would put still more off.

Dont you still need to inflate the tyre after the goo is in anyway?

I tried a can of this years ago - it didn't work. From what I understand, some of the national chains - Kwik Fit, Halfords etc. just have a policy of not repairing tyres with this stuff in them - although small independents usually will.

Reminds me of the time a rear shock absorber went and Halfords refused to replace just one - on the grounds if one went, the other would be on its way out! So I went to a Ford main dealer and they did one with no quibble --- and the car went another 60,000 miles without the other shock absorber going. The chains just make commercial decisions, based on how gullible they think their customers will be.

IWOOTN

If you use this the tyre is scrapped



Or more likely they sell it on to a dealer in part used tyres, who will be more than happy to repair and resell it.

You're right, there is no reason to replace both dampers if just one has failed. Just another moneymaking tactic.

IWOOTN

If you use this the tyre is scrapped



Complete and utter nonsense.
Ive used this foam twice to get me out of a jam, and my mates have also used it.
In every case we have went to our local non franchise tyre & exhaust centre, and after explaining what we have used, they have carefully removed the tyre (to avoid the smelly milky residue going all over them - no comments please), wiped down the area with the nail / screw etc, and happily fixed the puncture.
Anyone going to a Kwik Fit / National etc deserve everything they get. Rip off prices and in literally every case, they recommend a replacement tyre no matter how easy and straight forward the puncture repair is. Heck, they will probably tell you your discs n pads are worn as well for good measure.

Edited by: "MrCynical" 10th Mar 2013

Well this in reality is the expensive option, as you can now buy a similar product that actually repairs the puncture, indeed this product has been used by tyre fitters in Spain for many years to repair punctures.
Edited by: "rfa" 10th Mar 2013

jhw

Reminds me of the time a rear shock absorber went and Halfords refused to … Reminds me of the time a rear shock absorber went and Halfords refused to replace just one - on the grounds if one went, the other would be on its way out! So I went to a Ford main dealer and they did one with no quibble --- and the car went another 60,000 miles without the other shock absorber going.



I hate to say it but, just this time, I'm with Halfords. You need matched shockers left to right on your car or you're asking for handling problems.

Agreed with matching pairs of shocks / springs etc

You're fools if not done

These cans of foam have saved my bacon 3 times in the last few years, my astra tyre required 2 cans to fully inflate tyre, it lasts for days but you should get it changed asap, also used it on my motorbike and it was fine, you don't wanna be changing a spare tyre on hard shoulder in the dark, or down some dark country lane, these inflate in a few minutes, a great safety device, ive got about 8 in my garage when they were 3 pound each.

If you want to part with extra money for no reason then do so but there is no need to change both sides.

As for handling problems, even someone who drives quickly on the road wouldn't be able to tell if the dampers hadn't been changed together.
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