I did not instilled the puncture protector gel for my manza yet.
One of my tire suffered puncture today.
In pune, at Lullangar (kondhwa area) signal, the puncture repair shop situated in between two wine shops. Fellas told me that the tire is not accepting the air as the valve has gone kaput. They asked Rs 180 for the normal valve, and Rs 350 for stainless steel valve which comes with lifetime warranty.
I suspected a foul play
and told him to put the tire inside the boot.
I went to nearby Michelin dealer who said normal valve would cost Rs 100.And the stainless steel valve is just an eyewash as it is just a normal valve wrapped in steel
. And demonstrated the same to me.
He checked my valve and told me that it is in good working condition, inflated the tire and replaced it with the spare wheel.
There after, I called up the dealer from where I purchased my tires few months back. He said valves don't come under warranty, but it costs nothing more than Rs 40.