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Sorry, your question is way too vague. What about the tire is not working? Is it not holding air? is it not rolling when the car moves? is it not turning with the steering wheel? is it not working with the TPMS?

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Then take it off and take it to the tyre shop for the puncture to be repaired

Posted on Feb 11, 2012

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    dttech Feb 12, 2012

    Nobody said it was punctured...are we ASSUMING???

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