Originally Posted by drivetech4
@gears1313, it will be good if your share your experience with photos of your DIY job
For that you guys have to wait for car's tyre to get punture again.
Originally Posted by Figoian
Agreed. DIY is anytime better... But how about the AIR?
Actually, those tyre repair guys inflate the tyre with high pressure, which makes it easier to fix the punture. You would even get to know for any leaks after fixing the puncture. Thats where my primary question is...
Well in my case I didnt have the pump to fill the air. So got the tyre filled (with extra pressure eg 40psi) at any of the pumps and then compleated the job.
Well let me explain:
First of all keep a bucket of water ready with you.
A soap water solution in a sprayer bottle will be much better.
After inflating your tyre; remove the tyre from the car.
Now start searching the culprit with naked eye. Rather pour water/ spray soap water on the Tyre for better satisfaction.
Once you find the puncture; prepare the tools. That needle like tools and those strips you get.
Then remove the nail.
After removing the nail; block the outlet with your finger. (remember we don't have a pump to fill the air.)
Insert the tool A first; to make the hole big enough to insert the tool B.
After removing the Tool A; insert the Tool B with the rubber strip. Now this needs a lot of strength.
And yup; that's it. Check your work by pouring/spraying more water.
Also check out if there are any more punctures in the Tyre.
Fit back the Tyre. Drive to the pump and get the air filled.
Hurray; you did it.