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Another day another punctured tyre due to a screw being stuck into it.

Why can't people be more careful where they drop this sort of stuff? I have now had 5 punctures in the last two years due to them.

This one is in a runflat so the tyre is now knackered.

Anyone else suffering or is it just my area?
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crikey mate, you've not had much tyre luck of late.

I'm not sure what the answer is.

There's loads of house building going on near my home and work at the mo, and I keep thinking of the nails/screws/tyre busters that are being dropped accidentally. I guess it's luck/bad luck of the draw...
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I haven't had much luck with life in general of late.
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I haven't had much luck with life in general of late.
I know fella, and for what it's worth, I do feel for you mate.

And I don't blame you one bit for wanting to kick good so55ding riddance to 2019 just as soon as you can.
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I had one last week. Screwed it in tight and awaited the mobile fitter and 2 new Vredesteins for the rear.
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I have no choice but to screw it in tight, keep an eye on the pressures and carry on using the car this week as i won't have time to get new tyres fitted.

Runflat tyres have a habit of splitting open if run for too long under the correct pressure.

Plus it isn't obvious by looking at them that they have lost pressure. The pressure monitoring system seems to be working ok though so if it drops too much i have a pump in the boot.
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TPMS is useful in these situations.
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Had a screw embed itself in the area between the tread and sidewall. TPMS went off while I was on the M62 on my way to Birkenhead at Christmas.

By the time I got a service station pressure was 10psi. Blew it up and continued on. Got the Birkenhead and had it changed. A complete pain in the a***.

Wonder how long it had been there before pressure dropped to a point where the TPMS activated. But then based on yesterday when it went off again pressures were 3x36 and a 32 psi so quite sensitive. No screw/nail to be seen. (Same tyre as the one at christmas!)
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I thought this was going to be a thread complaining about room service in prison.
But yes it can be a real pain when there’s building work in your area. I once returned some screws to the company that had put some new windows in our house and they thought I was trying to pick a fight when I explained I wouldn’t be needing them. They’d just been left by the curb outside our house and I’d had to replace two nice Michelin tyres that year because of local building work.
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I have just been outside and the tyre had lost 14psi just overnight.

I had a tin or tyre weld so I chucked that in, as I need the tyre to last for the week. If driven flat they are only meant to last 50 miles.

I also noticed that the tyre had started to split between the wall and the tread area, so the tyre would likely have needed to be replaced soon anyway. Not good on a tyre only a few months old.... It had never been underinflated, and looking at tyrereviews these issues are very common with these tyres.

I won't miss the rock hard ride and horrible handling when they go that is for sure.

They are Bridgestone RE050A Runflats if anyone is interested. I have bought Falken FK510 to replace them.

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