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Old 10th June 2007, 20:57   #1
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Dear Fellow Tbhpians,

Today while helping out my cousin for a chore my car got a flat.. ( its just 45 days old car ) so was not expecting it , After much difficulty took it to a local petrol pump repair station .
I was told that swift vdi comes with tubeless tire so was not expecting it to so early .. but to cut long story short .

the person over there fixed it .. but little strangely. he showed me a cut which was one cms long on the side of the tire .. Then he proceed with putting some kind of tube into the hole ( to seal it ) and added some adsive .. he didn’t cut the part which was coming out .. said this is the way it works ..

Any way i am not feeling comfortable to this kind of solution. But since i have never had the tube less tires. so i am asking for advise on this forum.

tire : stock swift vdi jk tarnado tyres
puncher length : 1.5 cm
cost : 80 bucks

Please let me know if this is normal or should i get this checked with Maruti ppl .
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Old 10th June 2007, 23:32   #2
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firstly having tubeless tires doesnt mean that it will reduce the chances of getting a puncture. But, the tire being tubeless will not let the air escape in an instant which occurs in tubed tires. So, in most of the cases if you dont take the sharp object out you can easily reach a puncture repair shop and get it fixed.

The method the puncture wala opted in your case was right for the size of the puncture you have mentioned .In small punctures (caused by a nail or screw) are fixed using a long sticky fibrous dud which you will find in the tubeless puncture repair kit .

As long as you are not loosing air pressure and you are not able to feel the puncture fix while you are driving there is nothing to be worried about.
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I think the tyres do come with warranty. get it back to Maruti. BTW, why did you not just change to your spare & go to maruti instead of getting it repaired locally ?
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I think the tyres do come with warranty. get it back to Maruti. BTW, why did you not just change to your spare & go to maruti instead of getting it repaired locally ?
i tried removing the wheel covers but they were very tight so i had to call in the help from this local guy... since this was my first flat .. I just panicked ... .


Thanks for your comments esteem_lover ... yep i am not loosing air pressure is looks like working fine ..

Tubeless puncture repair kit ... i will try and purchase it ...
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you dont get warranty for a puncture on tubeless tyres.its included in the normal wear and tear of the tyre.only manufacturing defects are covered under warranty.
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