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Tyre Repair Kit - Is it worth replacing?

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Isn't it typical you replace all four tyres, and two months later you get a puncture. Tried to repair it with the VW Tyre Repair Kit, but the gash was too big.

Tyre is now replaced (I ended up getting E-tyres to come out having left my car in it's puncture location for a few days), so I'm now driving around without any repair kit or spare of any decsription. I'm guessing the dealer will want to charge me three figures for a new kit so I thought I'd looked around for something different.

I've looked on the 'bay and have found a can of Holts Tyre Weld for £4.99. Should I be contemplating something like this, or should I take the plunge and buy a spare or one of those smaller wheels (aren't they called spacers?). Just wondered what other folks do?

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Hi Jon,

personally i would not bother with a tyre repair kit. space saver may be a better option, if you have the space for one.

Mrs F-P has a new civic, and came with a repair kit. What they do not tell you, is that many tyre fitters will not repair your tyre if you use this stuff. so you end up having to buy a new tyre anyway.

we got a space saver for mrs f-p on ebay for piece of mind.

F-P

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A spacesaver is the best option. However, I always carry a can of the Holts Tyreweld in the boot. If I have an offside puncture on an A road or motorway I'm not prepared to risk my life messing about jacking the car up etc. Even if the repairer won't fix the tyre afterwards, it's sometimes the best option in my opinion.

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Also remember the space saver won't fit the front so if you have a puncture in the front you would have to do a bit of swapping around of the wheels.

How much is the new goop as I think this would influence my decision - did look into a space saver some years back and they worked out expensive new ?

If you do go the goop route Continental sell an all in one compressor goop kit now but I imagine this is must be more expensive than just the goop from VW

PS This was a Mk IV so don't know about space saver for Mk V if that is what you have !

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I used the repair kit last night and it worked perectly!! sealed the hole and allowed my to drive around until I got to the tyre shop. The repairer had no dramas whatsoever in repairing the tyre and only charged me $25!! the sealant in the repair kit was easily washed out with water and I wa good to go in no time. My only problem is now I have to replace the sealant... not sure where to go... VW probably charges a fortune for it....

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