Originally Posted by Knightrider
I experienced this twice. I visited two different road-side tyre shops to fill-up air in the tyres of my car. The local mechanic pointed out low air and suspected that tyre may have puncture. When checked he showed me multiple punctures.
I was surprised to see that many punctures and got them repaired. I always suspected something was fishy but could not understand how. Now this article explains how this scam works in Pune. How Pune
The mechanics first fill up the tyre with a lot more air than is usually done. This allows even small pores to open up and appear like punctures. They use water mixed with soap or Eno to get the foam. The water mix once sprayed on even a pore gives out bubbles, making the car owner believe that it is indeed a puncture.
Please do not fall prey to these scamsters and fill air only at big tyre shops or petrol pumps only.
I was conned couple of times and got poorer by Rs 500 each time. The shop is opp to Bavdhan Police station.
If I am in Kothrud, I usually fill up air or repair from a shop below Amrutulay in left Bhusari colony. He is one honest guy. He also adviced to avoid shop dealing only in air and puncture repairs. If the shop is for repairing scooters and for filling air, prefer that shop. The patch for which some guys charge around Rs 200/- doesn't cost more than Rs 20/-.
One can also trust Kerala tyres shop in Pune.
Simultaneously, we can also share shop location in this thread where we all had good experiences.