Did you use the repair kit? I wouldn’t have a clue how to use it.
Yes there is, for 19” wheels Continental have their new Ecocontact 6 tyres available in both 155 and 175 sizes.but unfortunately there is no choice of manufacturers (except Winter tyres with very limited choice.
I have had experience of the Contis on other vehicles but not on our i3 as yet, but I will certainly be replacing the Bridgestones with Contis when the time comes, IMHO (and a regular review winner) a superior tyre.Does anyone have experience of the Continental versus the OE Bridgestone? I see there is little or no price advantage.
Me either, but within a week of the fourth year (extended warranty) ending we found a flat rear tyre one morning, didn't fancy getting the repair stuff out and faffing around so called BMW assist and they turned up 45 minutes later, plugged the tyre and we were ready to go again, replaced the tyre the next day at the local tyre dealer and everything was well with the world.It never really occurred to me what I would do in the case of getting a puncture thinking BMW would come to my rescue lol.
Front or rear puncture?I follow the i3 owners group on Facebook and note a common posting about this vehicle is punctures. A huge number of owners seem to suffer them. I tend to follow owners groups for whatever car I purchase. They can be a wealth of information. But. The i3 owners are the only group I have subscribed to, that have posted so very frequently about the frequency of punctures on their vehicles.
Has anyone here suffered this on their i3?
Until yesterday I just thought it was a matter of luck. Guess what? Yes, I suffered a puncture.
Not in itself unique. But it was only the second puncture in 45 years driving and motorcycling.
Could there be something about the construction or operation of this vehicle, or the nature of the tyres it uses that does make it prone to punctures?
All tyre solutions now should be water soluble, but even so tyre fitters still bitch and moan if you ask them to clean and repair the tyre.In case it's of any use to anyone Tesco have Holt's Tyreweld on half-price for clubcard holders (£3.50 for 400ml (up to 16" wheels), £4 for 500ml (for 17" wheels)) just now. Advantage of HTW is that it wipes/washes out of the tyre so it may be repairable... Also theoretically doesn't need inflation either.