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Topic # 226047 18-Dec-2017 11:59
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Because of its diminutive size, my car (Suzuki Swift) does not come with a spare tyre. What suggestions on alternatives when the day arrives that I get a puncture?


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  Reply # 1921213 18-Dec-2017 12:04
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Some kind of road side assistance plan ?

 

or a can of this stuff ?

 

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/Fix-A-Flat-Tyre-Sealant-Eco-Friendly-453g/523901

 

 


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  Reply # 1921216 18-Dec-2017 12:11
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xpd:

 

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/Valvoline-Tyre-Sealant-The-Pump-350g/1706?menuFrom=1021392

 

 

 

 

Oh sure ... sell him the one half the price ! :-D

 

 

 

how about investing in airless ?

 

https://www.bridgestonetire.com/tread-and-trend/tire-talk/airless-concept-tires

 

 


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  Reply # 1921233 18-Dec-2017 12:40
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xpd:

 

http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product/Valvoline-Tyre-Sealant-The-Pump-350g/1706?menuFrom=1021392

 

 

Oh sure ... sell him the one half the price ! :-D

 

 

LOL.....   he can buy 2 cans for when hes following a truck delivering nails :D

 

 





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  Reply # 1921256 18-Dec-2017 13:23
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Because of its diminutive size, my car (Suzuki Swift) does not come with a spare tyre. What suggestions on alternatives when the day arrives that I get a puncture?

 

 

 

 

Do you have a Swift Sport? It's the Sport exhaust that's responsible for no spare, other Swifts do have space savers. The Sport should have come with a sealant in a can and maybe a compressor.

 

The spare in our larger Suzuki has never been out of the boot in nearly 10 years.




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  Reply # 1921258 18-Dec-2017 13:25
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Yes its the Sport. I saw a compressor down there, maybe I should investigate further to see if there is a can of sealant as well, thanks.


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  Reply # 1921261 18-Dec-2017 13:28
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Tyre shops aren't fans of that sealant and will likely sell you a new tyre if you use it.




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  Reply # 1921262 18-Dec-2017 13:34
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Found it! A large plastic bottle with nozzle etc and Japanese instructions, still sealed in original packing. I will put it back where it came from and hope it stays there laughing

 

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  Reply # 1921263 18-Dec-2017 13:34
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Tyre shops aren't fans of that sealant and will likely sell you a new tyre if you use it.

 

 


No one is, Expect a cleaning fee if the rim is a mess too.
Get a water soluble one. 





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Mattmannz:

 

Tyre shops aren't fans of that sealant and will likely sell you a new tyre if you use it.

 

 

For an emergency, dosent hurt to have a can but its (IMO) only a temp fix so a new tyre would highly be recommended after you get home tho.





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xpd:

 

Mattmannz:

 

Tyre shops aren't fans of that sealant and will likely sell you a new tyre if you use it.

 

 

For an emergency, dosent hurt to have a can but its (IMO) only a temp fix so a new tyre would highly be recommended after you get home tho.

 



As is the same with a Runflat, They are designed to limp you to the nearest place of repair or safe location. Low speed use only. 





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  Reply # 1921375 18-Dec-2017 15:28
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you can get wireless TPMS kits that will alert you to any possible slow leaks


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  Reply # 1921387 18-Dec-2017 15:42
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I would take a string repair over a sealant any day of the week. I always used them before they were no longer WoF compliant and never had a repair failure.


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  Reply # 1921396 18-Dec-2017 16:08
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In exactly the same vein, I discovered that my 8 seater toyota Estima van, because it's 4wd, does not have room for a spare tyre nor a space saver. I am still in shock today. It does have an air compressor and sealant, though it's 10 years old now ....


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Because of its diminutive size, my car (Suzuki Swift) does not come with a spare tyre. What suggestions on alternatives when the day arrives that I get a puncture?

 

 

 

 

Stout shoes.






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