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It is always great to get great reviews but it's more rewarding when I am actually helping the customer out.

I meet so many people that are unaware what safety role the tyre plays in your vehicle. You have to remember that it is the only part of a vehicle that touches the road surface. Looking after your tyres and checking them at least once a month should be part of your own safety regime. Don't wait till you have an issue, being proactive is more beneficial and gives you a better outlook on life.

Here are some of my customer reviews, customers that have been proactive:

Glenn B, Lee-on-the-Solent

I got Mark at Puncture Safe to do my Racing Bike with presta valves. He was very quick at installing the puncture prevention sealant.
I have already noticed that my tyres are much better and are no longer deflating. I was impressed with his video on the bike installation on his website, www.puncture-safe.co.uk/our-market-2/bike-grade
Thanks Mark

Katie R, Alverstoke

After replacing my tyre and having replaced all four in the last 18 months I figured it would be an ideal time to get extra peace of mind. I had heard of Puncture Safe previously and arranged an appointment with Mark. The process is really straightforward and took about five to ten minutes. I cannot fault the service that Mark provided, from explaining and answering questions to test driving the car once the gel had been applied- just to make sure everything was as it should be. I have had no issues thus far with my Tyres and have recommended puncture safe to friends and family. A really efficient and most of all affordable and high quality service! Thank you Mark

Kean M, Porchester

After spending £800 on new tyres for my car, I felt it necessary to protect my investment.
So upon looking online for puncture prevention and/or a tyre life extender, I found Puncture Safe.
I contacted Mark at Puncture Safe after looking at his website www.puncture-safe.co.uk, who came out the next day and installed Puncture Safe High Speed Grade in to my tyres.
My investment has already been paid back as I have seen an improvement on my fuel economy.
Thanks Mark at Puncture Safe

Puncture Safe does more than puncture prevention & tyre life extender, it looks after you.

BMW R1200GS

MOTORCYCLES

Because we understand all the problems a puncture can cause for a motorcyclist, the motorcycle sector is one of our busiest and fastest growing markets, especially for the touring bikes like the BMW R1200GS.

Puncture Safe is rated to 170 mph.

PunctureSafe provides the answers to a motorcycle puncture, as apart from sealing all punctures caused by objects up to 6mm in diameter, in the event of a larger area of damage PunctureSafe will provide protection from rapid deflation by giving a controlled deflation - possibly allowing the rider to get the motorcycle home, or away from a dangerous location.

Owing to greatly improved heat transfer from the inner tread area to the wheel, because of better inner tyre coverage of PunctureSafe, the life of the tyre will be extended, probably one of the reasons tyre manufacturers do not recommend its use!

PunctureSafe has the ability to virtually eliminate tyre pressure loss - even during long term storage.

Most importantly, PunctureSafe does not repair a puncture in a tyre, it “seals” the puncture, which means that unlike the conventional patch, the tyre cannot fail owing to excessive heat! in fact heat is very beneficial to the PunctureSafe seal.

BMW's R1200GS bikes are their top-selling models. For the 2017 model year the bike was given a facelift, with technical changes to meet European EU4 regulations. Side reflectors and an on-board diagnostic (OBD) indicator light in the cockpit to indicate a malfunction were added. Like the R1200GS Adventure, all liquid-cooled boxer models were given a damper on the transmission output shaft. The selector drum actuator, transmission shafts and transmission shaft bearing were revised. The GS was also given a new crash bar option, allowing cylinder protection covers to be mounted, as had been standard on the Adventure.

You can watch an installation by clicking here.

AIR PRESSURE - CORRECT, UNDERINFLATED & OVERINFLATED

AIR PRESSURE - CORRECT, UNDERINFLATED & OVERINFLATED

Advantages of Correct Tyre Inflation

Maintaining correct tyre inflation pressure helps optimise tyre performance and fuel economy. Correct tyre inflation pressure allows drivers to experience tyre comfort, durability and performance designed to match the needs of their vehicles. Tyre deflection (the tread and sidewall flexing where the tread meets the road) will remain as originally designed and excessive sidewall flexing, and tread squirm will be avoided. Heat build-up will be managed and rolling resistance will be appropriate. Proper tyre inflation pressure also stabilises the tyre's structure, blending the tyre's responsiveness, traction and handling.

"Correct tyre inflation pressure allows drivers to experience tyre comfort, durability and performance designed to match the needs of their vehicles."

 

Disadvantages of Underinflation

An underinflated tyre can't maintain its shape and becomes flatter than intended while in contact with the road. If a vehicle's tyres are underinflated by only 6 psi it could lead to tyre failure. Additionally, the tyre's tread life could be reduced by as much as 25%. Lower inflation pressure will allow the tyre to deflect (bend) more as it rolls. This will build up internal heat, increase rolling resistance and cause a reduction in fuel economy of up to 5%. You would experience a significant loss of steering precision and cornering stability. While 6 psi doesn't seem excessively low, remember, it usually represents about 20% of the tyre's recommended pressure.

Disadvantages of Overinflation

An overinflated tyre is stiff and unyielding and the size of its footprint in contact with the road is reduced. If a vehicle's tyres are overinflated by 6 psi, they could be damaged more easily when running over potholes or debris in the road. Higher inflated tyres cannot isolate road irregularities well, causing them to ride harsher. However, higher inflation pressures usually provide an improvement in steering response and cornering stability up to a point. Therefore, participants who use street tyres track events and road races run higher than normal inflation pressures.

Tyre pressure must be checked with a quality air gauge as the inflation pressure cannot be accurately estimated through visual inspection.

Maintenance Tips to Increase Tyre Performance, Life and Durability

Check and Adjust First Thing in The Morning.

Set according to the vehicle manufacturer's cold tyre pressure(s) recommended on the vehicle's tyre placard, found on the driver’s side door jam, or in its owner's manual. This must be done before rising ambient temperatures, the sun's radiant heat or even driving short distances temporarily warms the tyres.

Note: Tires on a parked vehicle exposed to direct sunlight will appear overinflated due to the heat absorbed from the radiant energy of the sun. Pressures cannot be accurately set on these tires until all have stabilised in the shade.

What Puncture Safe Will Do

  • Prevents loss of air between rim and trye bead due to excellent inner tyre coverage
  • Tyre pressure is maintained increasing trye life & reducing fuel costs
  • Promotes uniform tread wear

For a full list of benefits click here.

 

1.6mm is the UK's Legal Minimum Tyre Tread Depth!

When was the last time you checked your car tyres!

How often do we drive but never check the vehicle is in good order?

Tyre's play a vital part of our own safety and road safety, as they are the only point of contact that the vehicle has with the road. Conducting a basic check of your tyre's is very easy, here are 3 points to look at:

  1. Air pressure
  2. Tyre tread level
  3. Overall condition

By checking these 3 points once a month can make a big difference to how the vehicle performs.

There are 2 big benefits apart from your own safety by properly maintained tyre's:

  1. Reduced fuel consumption
  2. Longer lasting tread

Tyre Safety Is the Responsibility of Everyone

 

How to check Tread Depth

The '20p' test is a quick way to check your tyre depth. The outer rim of the 20p is 1.6mm thick, and this is the legal tyre depth across 3/4 of the tyre for cars in the UK.

Simply place the 20p inside the tyre tread, if you can see the rim of the 20p then you are in need of a tyre change, if however the tread covers the the rim of the 20p then your trye is good. You should be checking across the width of the tyre and around the circumference.

Most tyre's that get fitted these days have a raised bit tyre between the treads, and the closer the tread depth gets to these raised bits of tyre, the closer you are in need of a tyre change.

Tyre Pressure's

With the right tyre pressure, your vehicle will handle much better and use less fuel to move as it will not have to fight the increased friction caused by under inflated/slow puncture tyre's.

The correct tyre pressure for your vehicle can be found in either your manual, door shut or fuel cap, however if you are unsure you are well come to contact myself.

Tyre's are never manufactured with bulges or cracks, seeing any of these is a sign to get your tyre checked. Small objects that are trapped in between the tread walls, like stones, can be removed by yourself and always be on the look out for nails/screws that have punctured the tyre.

Tread Pattern Wear

Your tyre is designed to wear evenly, if you spot that the tread is much thinner on part of the tyre, this would be an indication of an issue. The issue could be a poor wheel alignment and if not rectified could lead to a road incident. Don't just get your tyre replaced, as it will happen again, you will need to have a mechanic look at it.

Spare Tyre

If you still have a spare tyre, remember to check it as well, for those of us that do not have a spare tyre you should have a kit in its place.

Anyone who has had a high speed blow-out, knows what a dangerous experience it can be. It can happen without warning, making your vehicle impossible to handle and putting you and your passengers in extreme danger. Slow punctures are a major cause of blowouts and are usually very difficult to detect. Installing PunctureSafe in your tyres helps to ensure that you will not be placed in a potentially life threatening situation. A puncture is not only costly and inconvenient, but also dangerous. PunctureSafe prevents punctures by sealing them immediately as they happen, and creates a permanent seal for the legal lifetime of the tyre.

Ethylene Glycol is a Toxic Antifreeze - so it is not in PunctureSafe

PunctureSafe does not contain Ethylene Glycol. It took us years to find a non glycol anti freeze which was suitable for use in a tyre sealant and that was non toxic. Ethylene Glycol is one of the most toxic substances used in tyre sealants worldwide because 2 teaspoons of Ethylene Glycol can kill an adult within 2 days. Our biggest concern was for the regular users of our tyre sealant who could be poisoned by absorption through the skin, eventually getting a build up of kidney stones (calcium oxalate crystals). Because the body cannot remove these calcium oxalate crystals in the kidneys, a build up over time could be fatal. Our other concern was for the passengers of a car breathing in the Ethylene Glycol vapours from a very hot severely damaged flat tyre placed in the boot. Also because children and pets could have access to tyre sealants that contain Ethylene Glycol and because we have a duty of care policy we considered it irresponsible to use this in our products. We have always supplied a glycol free sealant which is 100% non toxic and 95% organic.

Toxicity

Ethylene Glycol poisoning can be divided into three stages. Stage one includes central nervous system (CNS) disturbances and gastrointestinal symptoms. Stage two includes signs of cardiovascular, pulmonary, and metabolic irregularities and stage three includes renal failure brought on by the precipitation of calcium oxalate crystals in renal tubules and from the direct toxic action of oxalic and glycolic acids upon the kidneys. Safety standards in the world are not as advanced as the UK and the majority of these E/G sealants are coming in from North America.

The major danger from Ethylene Glycol is ingestion. Due to its sweet taste, children and animals will sometimes consume large quantities of it if given access to antifreeze. Ethylene glycol poisoning is a medical emergency and in all cases a poison control centre should be contacted or medical attention should be sought. It is highly toxic with an estimated LD100 in humans of approximately 1.4 ml/kg. However, as little as 30 milliliters (2 tablespoons) can be lethal to adult. For Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet, CLICK HERE.

Symptoms

Symptoms of Ethylene Glycol poisoning usually follow a three-step progression, although poisoned individuals will not always develop each stage. Stage one consists of neurological symptoms including victims appearing to be intoxicated, exhibiting symptoms such as dizziness, headaches, slurred speech, and confusion. Over time, the body metabolises Ethylene Glycol into other toxins, first to glycolaldehyde, which is then oxidized to glycolic acid, glyoxylic acid, and finally oxalic acid. Stage 2 is a result of accumulation of these metabolites and consists of tachycardia, hypertension, hyperventilation, and metabolic acidosis. Stage 3 of ethylene glycol poisoning is the result of kidney injury, leading to acute kidney failure. Oxalic acid reacts with calcium and forms calcium oxalate crystals in the kidney. An estimated 80% of kidney stones are calcium oxalate.

Ethylene Glycol is a good anti freeze additive in a tyre sealant but that might have been OK throughout the 1960s but we think that is unacceptable today. We at PunctureSafe knowing that children/pets can have access to a tyre sealant and that unaware and untidy installers will allow the sealant soak through their skin, we decided to invest in years of laboratory research to find a non toxic alternative that would complement the sealing properties of our sealant. During our research and development we discovered that everything available came with their own problems when added into a tyre sealant and this was probably why no manufacturer in this industry bothered to invest the huge amounts in time and money needed to find the perfect non toxic antifreeze suitable for a product going to the general public. We did it, but it was exhaustive. We are now satisfied in the knowledge that we have a safety product that will not be harmful to the unsuspecting.

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