If you suffer a puncture, the specialists of Taller El Chopo are there to check the tire for you and to repair it, if they deem it convenient, in a professional and safe way.
What can I do to avoid a puncture?
Most punctures can not be prevented, but some of these suggestions can help you reduce your risk:
- Periodically check the tire tread for incrusted glass or foreign material.
- Make sure your tires are inflated with the proper pressure and do not forget to check the spare wheel.
How can I know that something is wrong?
In case of a slow loss of air, this can be detected visually (one tire is “lower” than the others) or it can be “felt” while driving (the behavior of the vehicle varies gradually).
In the event of a sudden loss of air, a loss of steering control immediately manifests itself. Slow down, while holding the steering wheel firmly, until you stop the vehicle completely and replace the tire as soon as possible.
If your vehicle is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), this system alerts you when there is a loss of pressure in one of the tires.
In case your vehicle is equipped with Run Flat tires, you can still control the vehicle when there is a sudden loss of pressure. RFT tires allow the vehicle to travel at a speed of 80 km / h for about 80 km. away.
What should I do if I think I have suffered a puncture?
The first step: always visit a professional.
For your own safety and to avoid further damage to the tire, wheel or your own vehicle, you must stop the vehicle as soon as possible, replace the punctured tire and approach our workshop.
If your vehicle is equipped with Run Flat tires, the reinforced sidewall of these tires will allow you to drive safely, at a limited speed and distance.
However, also in the case of a Run Flat tire, we recommend you go to our center so that your tire can be inspected and repaired or replaced, if applicable.