I also go to him for tyre maintenance. Next time, ask him for his annual package. He charges 750 (i think) per year which includes 2 each of balancing, alignment, rotation and x number of puncture repairs free.
Good and honest guy. Only issue is that he doesn't stock all brands. And secondly (my feeling) that he is still old school.
"Hot patching" punctures on tubeless tyres. (Assuming i've got the term correct). Unlike a cold-patch, which is just a stick on patch, they also do the hot-patching of tyres, which involves more of a rubber-bond/vulcanizing process, and is therefore better, but takes longer to do.
Originally Posted by Dippy
They are also known to do bullet proofing of tyres.
They sure do deal in all types of tyres. One time i was there, they had some w-i-d-e tyres off a racecar in madras.
Another time, they had this! (Notice how they had to load it onto the pickup with a make-shift ramp).
Last edited by Rehaan : 10th June 2010 at 16:23.
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It's an added plus to get to see bullet proof tyres, patching and retreading methods
Is retreading still done on car tyres? I have read that retreading is an economical way to extending the life of your tyres & it's as safe as a new tyres as long as you don't it more than 1 or 2 times.