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Old 7th June 2005, 21:13   #1
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Default Replacing tires and tubes

Whenever there is a puncture of the tire and tube, taking the them to a local mechanic results in severe hammering of the tire, the metal to fix it.
i wonder is there a better way to do this. when the hammer hits the rim and makes minor dents i feel so irritated. wonder how alloy wheels are handled?
any tips folks?
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There are machines that are used to remove tyres off alloy wheels. It's easier and causes no damage, what so ever. Might be a bit expensive compared to the road side guy but worth every penny.

This is how it's done.


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readonly , haven't you seen this kinda set up before???
Shan2nu, must say that guy keeps his soap really handy...that too a LUX.
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Shan2nu, must say that guy keeps his soap really handy...that too a LUX.
Hahaha....maybe he wants the tyres to have a better texture.

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readonly , haven't you seen this kinda set up before???
Yup that is shocking. I mean every tyre shop has it.

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I guess the LUX is used to lubricated the side walls of the tyres so that they can slide into the rims without much effort and with any cracks ...
We see even in Indian tyre stores they use soap water while fixing the tyres using the machines depicted below ..
Since this is a picture from the western country they must be using LUX.....
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Did not see such machine really. May be the service centers have such equipment. On the road side nope!
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Any place that sells new tyres willl have this machine.

Try to get your tyres done there, except in a real emergency.
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