Slow punctures are sometimes difficult to detect for a long time especially if you are not particularly tuned in to how your car behaves or if you don’t have an electronic pressure monitoring system fitted to the car.
The loss of pressure will slowly cause a faster tyre wear and eventually it will affect your handling and safety on the road.
In order to see if you have a slow puncture, try to compare and see if one of the tyres does not look like the other ones as it might be deformed due to the slow deflation.
Another thing to look out for is any types if clicks while you are driving as it might be a nail or screw stuck in the tyre thread hitting the road surface.
What to do if you have a slow puncture?
If you discover that you have a slow puncture, we recommend that you don’t drive for a long time on it as it will become a fully flat tyre, so it best to bring it to your local HiQ centrefor inspection and repair.
To prepare you in case of punctures, make sure you have a tyre pressure gauge or an automatic tyre inflator in order to be prepared in this unfortunate situation.
Another thing to bear in mind is that sometimes you could be losing pressure from a damage in the sidewall and please don’t try to repair it with a puncture kit as this kind of damage weakens the structure of the tyre and it cannot be repaired. In this case you have to replace this tyre with a new one.
In any case if you know that one of your tyres is losing pressure contact your nearest centre in order to have professional advice.