Some lucky drivers get by without ever having a flat tyre, and some unfortunately experience it too often. No matter your situation, you need to know what to do if it happens to you and we’re here to help . We’ll take you through how to identify a flat tyre and what to do to repair or replace it.
WHAT CAUSES FLAT TYRES?
Puncture by a Screw or Sharp Object
If you have picked up a screw or similar object in you tyre, it may result in a slow puncture. You will notice this as the air pressure in your tyres will fall. Avoid puncture blowouts by driving around any debris you see on the road or in car parks if it safe to do so.
A worn or ripped tyre can create a dangerous situation for you, your passengers, and other drivers on the road. Be sure to check your tyres for damage – this may be scuffed or worn areas, or uneven wear on the tyre.
Damaged Valve Stem
Another reason for tyre damage is valve stem displacement or leakage. The valve stem is the small piece which you unscrew to blow up your tyre. Any damage or corrosion to the stem could cause the air to leak out resulting in a flat tyre.
Nails, glass, potholes, or other road hazards
This is the most common reason for a damaged tyre, caused by a nail or a piece of broken glass. Over a short period of time, the tyre will start to leak from where the sharp object is embedded, resulting in a flat tyre.
At times, there is a possibility where air may spill from the tyre bead – this is the edge of the tyre that rests on the rim. This can usually be checked by a professional who can identify and help you out.
Bad tyres / Poor tyre maintenance
If you dont keep an eye on your tyres, you may be increasing your chances of a blowout. If you have over-inflated your tyres, you are creating an undue pressure situation which can lead to a blowout. High temperatures may also cause the air in your tyre to expand which builds its inward weight. This decreases pressure causing the tyre to go flat.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A FLAT TYRE?
If you’ve noticed a flat tyre whilst your car is parked, you’re fortunate to be in a safe location. You can now decide whether your tyre needs a repair or replacement. However, if you’re on the road when you realise you have a flat tyre, it’s really important that you take care of your safety and think about your next steps…
Let’s see how we can help you in the following cases:
Flat Tyre at Home
If you wake up in the morning and realise you have a flat tyre, you have a number of options. If the tyre is temporarily repairable, you may try to repair it with a tyre foam/tyre inflation kit or instead, fit your spare wheel. This may not last long and is not advisable to drive on for a long period of time, but can be sufficient enough for you to visit a tyre shop for a replacement.
If you want a safe and fast solution, we can get to you in no time. If you live in or within 50 miles from London, we’ll be at your service to solve your tyre problems.
Flat Tyre on the Motorway
Many of our tyre problems happen far from home and can be cause inconvenience, especially when you do not have accessibility to tyre shops. If you’re on the motorway – you are in a vulnerable location, and it is a priority to get you to safety, and even better, back on the move.
If you want a quick and professional solution, Fastrack Tyres is located in Northwest London, covering areas in and around London. Wherever you are, we will be able to help. Our technicians will inspect the tyre and offer a repair or replacement roadside!
We cover the following motorways:
- Other major routes
Flat Tyre in Central London
If you have a flat tyre even in the busiest of places – Central London – be rest assured we are able to help. Whether it be roadside, in a car park or even your driveway, our 24 hour service can assist you across all London zones.
Call us on 02089650688!
- Call for a quote
- Our technicians are with you within 60-90mins average waiting times.
- Have your tyre problem solved quickly and efficiently!
OUR EMERGENCY MOBILE TYRE SERVICE
Recognised as the leading 24 hour Mobile Tyre Fitting company in London, we are known for our fastest response time in the market! From the time you call us to the time you’re back on the road, our average response time is 60-90 mins.
Our entire fleet of vans is fully equipped, consistently checked and audited to ensure safety, for when our highly trained and experienced technicians come to you and assist you wherever you are with all your tyre problems to the best of industry standards.
We have a huge range of stock with tyres available from a Ford Fiesta to even a Ferrari!
Visit our website to learn more: https://www.24hrmobiletyrefitting.co.uk/
Call us on 02089650688!