Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Fitting a tubeless tyre? Tips to avoid being cheated


After my recent trip I realized the necessity for a tubeless tyre.

I took the rim to have it fitted with the tubeless tyre. Got the tyre from a authorized dealer. Everything went fine until they were checking for leakage from the joint. It did.

These guys wanted me to go in for some fix on the rim that will take one hour and will cost Rs. 250. I was not sold. I asked them to flatten the tyre again, rotate the tyre on the rim and refill.

Now there was no leakage. This is a frequent way these tyre shops are using to cheat and make extra money. These are authorized dealers. This is the second time happening to me but a different dealer, I sensed a pattern and thought will share if it can help someone someday.

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