It’s another miserable day today but we needed to replenish our OTC cold remedies so a field trip was in order.
We picked our moment and it wasn’t raining too hard as we backed out of the drive.
However, we had a warning light on.
We’d seen this one shortly after we’d got the car and were in the middle of nowhere in horrendous rain, so I phoned Hyundai to ask them what it meant.
Seems it was to do with tyre pressure due to the recent heat and change in weather, and all we needed to do was put some air in the tyre and ‘drive around a bit.’
How technical, I thought.
Anyway, Hubby gets the pump out of the boot (which is part of the standard kit as we have no spare wheel) and discovers the front near side tyre is considerably down, which explained why the car seemed to pull to the left.
Luckily for us where we were going has a tyre outlet we have used before and we decided to drop in for a check. We were glad that we did.
In no time at all, the guy had the wheel off and showed us the nail which was causing a slow puncture. New tyres range from £50 to £270, so we’re glad to be driving our little I10 as new tyres for that are at the lower end of the bracket.
Once removed though, it was a simple case of plugging the hole and sealing it just like a bicycle repair kit, then reinflating the tyre, add balancing weights and putting it back on the car.
The repair cost us £20 and about 20 minutes of our time.
Best to get it sorted now rather than leave it and have a major problem with no help for miles!