Testimonials...


The following are testimonials received about PunctureSafe.
We have received hundreds of testimonials, too many to publish, but below is a selection from a small cross section.
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Royal Mail
Trade Customers
World Cup Rally


Royal Mail



PunctureSafe UK was formerly a supplier to Royal Mail, having three times been awarded either one or three year contracts that had run consecutively, to supply permanent puncture prevention for their fleet of 32,000 vehicles.

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PunctureSafe is proven and has stood the test of time with a large blue chip company operating a huge fleet of vehicles.

 

Many companies supplied Royal Mail with their tyre sealant in small trial quantities for them to test, however at the conclusion of these trials PunctureSafe UK was awarded a contract to supply them with permanent puncture prevention treatment throughout the UK and Northern Ireland - testament to both the consistently high performance and cost-effectiveness of PunctureSafe.

Some companies had offered their tyre sealant at very low prices and Royal Mail experienced some major problems with one of these sealants supplied by another manufacturer who initially joined us in a dual supply contract. As problems occurred over time with the cheaper sealant, the dual supply contract was quickly changed to an "exclusive contract" for PunctureSafe UK.

Our closely guarded manufacturing process produces a premier unique product, so PunctureSafe worked continuously and over time did not cause any issues in the very hot and hostile environment inside the tyres of Royal Mail's high speed vehicles.

PunctureSafe’s ability and performance is not diminished with speed, distance or time

The Royal Mail supply chain buyer informed us that PunctureSafe was very beneficial and successful because downtime from tyre related problems had been significantly reduced.  He also stated that service levels from PunctureSafe UK had been excellent and very professional.


Following testimonial supplied by the former Royal Mail supply chain buyer - category vehicles (contracts manager)


From:            <****.*******@royalmail.com>

To:                <mail@puncturesafe.com

Sent:             06 March 2007 13:11

Attach:          2007 Royal Mail Testimonial

Subject:        Supplier PR Request     
 

Royal Mail Group have been investigating tyre sealants for some time now because tyre costs annually are considerable and downtime caused by tyre related incidents is a major problem for us.

We were not sure of the difference between the many sealants in the market so we approached a significant number of tyre sealant manufacturers in Europe and the UK, including Puncturesafe. We tested 4 of these products extensively at various Royal Mail depots around the UK, over many months and in different types of vehicles.

We were delighted with the result of these trials and in particular the performance and service levels of PunctureSafe. Our puncture rate has reduced dramatically since we begun using it, and downtime caused by punctures has been reduced significantly.

Initially we awarded two contracts to supply with a view to selecting one company for a solus contract if they could meet all our service criteria and operate at a level consistent with a supplier to a large blue chip company. Unfortunately, the product and some service levels of one of the companies we issued a contract to, did not live up to our expectations. However I am glad to report that the PunctureSafe product lived up to all our expectations so therefore they have been awarded the sole contract to supply puncture prevention for our 32,000 vehicle fleet.

The service that we have had from PunctureSafe UK has always been excellent and very professional and we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with them.

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MCIP BSc Hon

Supply Chain Buyer - Category Vehicles



Trade Customers

 

 

Clyst Holdings
 

 

 

 

Clyst Holdings - 2nd April 2016

PunctureSafe Extra Heavy Duty Grade - I write to inform you of the overwhelming success of your plant-grade product in our recent trials. We have introduced the PunctureSafe system into a range of our construction plant, with the purpose of reducing vehicle downtime and repair costs, and have experienced flawless results over the past six months. We have also noted an improvement in both fuel and handler efficiency, as the tyres remain at optimum pressure, and our operators require less time for their maintenance checks.

 

As a group, we turn over circa £20Million in construction activities every year, and your product has and will continue to make significant reductions in our operational overheads. Perhaps more importantly, your system's impressive organic 'green' credentials fits with our sustainable supply chain culture, and will contribute to our ambitious targets for Carbon-Impact reduction.

 

I am therefore delighted to fully endorse your product, and have recommended to our board that we commence trials with our fleet of road-based vehicles immediately.

 

Best wishes

 

Scott Buckland - MEng (Hons) Oxon

 

Group Liason, Devon Contractors Limited.

 

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Persimmon Homes.

 

"Persimmon Homes were having problems with punctures on our site vehicles operating at our many construction sites throughout the North East so we arranged a trial installing PunctureSafe Extra Heavy Duty Grade into one of our Telehandlers. This trial was so successful we have extended the use of PunctureSafe to our fleet of site vehicles throughout the North East. We are very pleased with the installation of PunctureSafe because the saving in tyre repairs and vehicle downtime on our construction sites have been substantial."


Chris Curry, Construction Director, Persimmon Homes North East.



 

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Ability Matters

“Tyre sealants: OK so we've all heard about Tyre sealants?  and there are a lot of them on the market! and I have probably tried most of them with varying results. You may believe in using them you may not and to be honest I had all but given up trying to find one that actually works all the time. I had the good fortune to find "PunctureSafe".  I thought, OK on paper it reads like this is the stuff!!!! the sliced loaf has been re-invented!!!  So I decided to take the plunge and order a 20litre drum and pump. IT REALY REALY DOES WHAT IT SAYS ON THE TIN and the pump is also brilliant. I know that's a bit of a cliché but it has not let me down, and I have tried above and beyond its recommended usage.

 

We've all probably got serial puncture offenders in the mobility business??  I have (HAD) a guy literally every other week, puncture after puncture in his scooter.   I used PunctureSafe for the first time for him months ago and I have seen him out on his scooter many times, AND NO MORE PUNCTURES!! We now only use PunctureSafe at all our outlets in ALL scooters, powerchairs and wheelchairs.... anything with pneumatic tyres.

Andrew - Ability Consultant.


BMW


Astle BMW


“We have used PunctureSafe for almost 3 years, and have had excellent results from the product, and professional support in every way.”

Richard Harvey - Service Advisor.


DAM


Devon Advanced Motorcyclist

 

“PunctureSafe allowed us to continue with our journey safely and without aggravation, and saved us from a potential blow-out on the M4 after collecting 2 very large nails in our rear tyre, and that is why it is one of the many reasons it is so popular with the Devon Advanced Mototcyclists.”

John Taylor & Helen Beer, South West BMW Club.



SYC



South Yorkshire Caravans

 

“We have been installing PunctureSafe for two years now. PunctureSafe does everything it says it will do, and has helped avoid many potential disasters for our customers.”

Robert Horner.



NT

National Tyres and Autocare

 

“Many of our customers use their vehicles abroad and have avoided serious problems by using PunctureSafe. It is a fantastic product.”

Stewart Hoyle.



SC



Sussex Cars Ltd.

 

Further to my conversation today I am happy for you to use the following testimony:- "Sussex Cars Ltd have been selling and servicing Smart cars for over a decade, supplying nearly 3000 cars during the last 12 years, and carrying out 12,500 services over the same period. We offer PunctureSafe to all our customers when they purchase a car and 86% of them will have the product before they collect their new purchase. Almost everyone of them will have PunctureSafe when they replace the car. Talking with the customers the reason they like PunctureSafe is peace of mind that they get, knowing that the vast majority of punctures are not going to be a problem. I cannot recommend the product enough both as a profit centre and as a security for our clients.

Andrew Shipp.



CR


 

From: Steve Clarke Clarkson Recycling

To: 'Chris' <mail@puncturesafe.com>

Sent: Tuesday, 31 January 2012, 16:15

Subject: Testimonial

 

Hi Chris

Just a short message to say how pleased we are that we have used your Extra Heavy Duty PunctureSafe. We have used other products in the past but they have proved unsuitable for the conditions we have on site, especially on the area’s which are used for composting where the road surface can be excessively wet and aggressive. We had the Extra Heavy Duty Grade installed for the last year in our JCB Fastrak Trak and 18 ton Bailey Trailer.

The tractor and trailer are used on site to move around processed wood waste, before the inclusion of PunctureSafe we were experiencing many punctures due to loose nails from the wood processing. This cost many hours of down-time and many £££s spent in puncture repairs. Since the installation of PunctureSafe we have had NO puncture and NO down-time.

We have also used the product in our JCB Telescopic Loader and again no punctures even after hundreds of hours of use over the past twelve months.

For delivering our Organic Compost to customers we use a 3.5 ton tipper vehicle, driving up farm tracks and industrial estate roads etc which was causing us to suffer many punctures. We have installed the PunctureSafe Heavy Duty Grade in the tippers tyres and a now NO punctures

Based on our experience I can thoroughly recommend the Extra Heavy Duty Grades for larger site based machines which are prone to punctures and the High Speed Heavy Duty Grade for road going vehicles.

 

Steve Clarke

Managing Director, ClarkeSon Recycling Ltd, COR Services

 


BMWC


BMW Club.

 

From the Club Journal, reprinted with The kind permission of Mike Fishwick - Technical Officer


While punctures are now far rarer than they were, say thirty years ago, they remain one of the most common problems, to afflict the motoring public. Of course BMW claim that they only occur every 93,000 miles, this being used as justification for the absence of a spare wheel on their M Roadster etc. To give any odds at all on a random event is something, which no self-respecting bookie would ever dream of! My experience has been that punctures can occur at any time - ask anyone living on a new housing development where nails and screws etc abound. All that one can guarantee is that punctures will usually take place at highly inconvenient times.


Of course, in the days before tubeless tyres became a universal fitment, and all motorcyclists were self-reliant, it was easy enough to fit a spare inner tube by the roadside. This made a complete repair, and the damaged tube could be patched at leisure for future use. While many tubeless tyres can be fitted with tubes, (e.g. on Monolever Boxers), most modern machines use rim and tyre sizes which prevent such a repair being made. There is also the problem of safety while carrying out such a repair, for in many places - even lanes with high hedges - a stationary motorcycle and its rider may not be seen, particularly at dusk, until it's too late. Remember that most car drivers drive to the limit of what can currently be seen, and make no allowances for the unexpected.


Temporary repair sealants, such as the various aerosol - packaged products are a quick way to become mobile again, but can only be used after coming to a stop. They are not suitable for prolonged use, and attach themselves tenaciously to the inside of the tyre casing. In most cases their composition is such that tyre specialists will refuse to repair a tyre, which has been internally coated with such a sealant. In the case of ultra-low profile tyres such as the 'Z' rated types found on many modern motorcycles a flat tyre could be a very expensive experience. The fitting of a vulcanised plug is not always possible if the puncture is close to the sidewall, and a limit of one repair per tyre is usually enforced. Even a gentle stop from speed can cause severe damage to the sidewalls, not to mention the wheel rims. Even without a puncture it is possible to experience rapid deflation, such almost happened to John Coleman during our return from the FIM Rally at Barcelona, when he ran over a rock while climbing towards the Col de I'lseran in the French Alps. The front rim of his R80 deformed to such an extent that the edge of the tyre bead was visible over a length of about two inches. A fraction of an inch more and his front tyre would have deflated immediately, providing a rapid one-way trip to Bonneval - sur - Arc, about a thousand feet below!

 

The answer to all these problems would obviously be that of a puncture resistant tyre, but in the absence of such wonders a good alternative is to coat the inside of the tyre with a tyre sealant which will always remain sufficiently fluid to fill the puncture as soon as it occurs. It goes without saying that it should not disturb wheel balance, and be capable of being easily removed if necessary. Several such products have been marketed over the years, mainly directed at the motorcycle market. While tyre manufacturers do not recommend their use, no research has ever found sealants to have a detrimental effect. In every case of major damage to the front tyre, for example, the rider has maintained control and stopped safely. While most of them worked well, all had disadvantages. The usual problem was that after prolonged use at high speed the centrifugal force caused the sealant to separate and so lose its ability to seal for long periods. This was coupled with the extreme difficulty in removing the sealant in order to affect a permanent repair, so that a new tyre was the only effective remedy.

 

Against this background Puncturesafe appears to be the complete answer. It certainly seals well - I have personally attacked a motorcycle tyre with a spike until my arm grew tired, at the end of which pressure loss was negligible. After two weeks of such treatment by the public during a motorcycle show, the tyre had more puncture marks than tread, but still maintained it's pressure. Puncturesafe is claimed to be capable of repairing punctures made by objects up to 6 mm in diameter for the life of the tyre, and in the event of a larger area of damage it will provide protection from rapid deflation. It is water soluble in it's uncured  state, and  I  have seen  it being easily washed  out of a tyre casing to enable the fitting of a vulcanised  plug. Other properties include the ability to virtually eliminate pressure loss, even during long-term storage, and also to extend tyre life due to improved heat transfer from the tread area to the wheel rim. Many motorcycle riders find this increase to be in the order of 50%. This is probably why tyre manufacturers do not recommend its use! All things considered Puncturesafe appears to be the answer to a motorcyclist's prayers, and a telephone call to the UK manufacturers in Exeter, (01395 233951), will find your closest distributor or stockist. Many motorcycle dealers stock Puncturesafe in D.l.Y. graduated dispenser bottles for home use. A measured volume of Puncturesafe - appropriate to the size of the tyre - is injected through the valve body, the small pressure loss being corrected afterwards. The initial quarter mile or so results in a mild imbalance effect which gradually reduces as centrifugal force spreads the sealant over the inside of the tyres in a uniform coating.


Although formulated for use in tubeless tyres, Puncturesafe can also be used with inner tubes, as Cynthia Milton and John Adams demonstrated during their recent trip to Pakistan. John's RI00GS rear tyre was badly damaged by a two-inch long bolt, but retained pressure well enough to be fitted with a new inner tube later. Cynthia was unaware of any problems, but when replacing her R80GS rear tyre after returning home she found the marks of 12 punctures which had been sealed without her even being aware of them! To cover 20,000 miles on one set of tyres through some of the worst roads in the Middle East and Asia without having to even remove the wheels is sufficient testimony for Puncturesafe. I have used it in my car tyres for almost 20,000 miles, and can also confirm its claims.


When one adds the cost of a simple puncture it can be a major problem. Assuming that one manages to stop without injury or damage, there is the nightmare of recovery, (often with additional delay because a motorcycle is involved), at horrendous cost if you are not a member of a suitable organisation. The recovery operation may itself cause damage to your motorcycle if it is badly secured to the 'spectacle' type frame designed to support the front wheels of a car, and may only take you to the nearest garage or service area. It may then be found that the sidewalls and perhaps also the rims are damaged. Then there is the problem of finding a tyre specialist who will repair or change your tyre, not to mention the delay in obtaining a motorcycle tyre of the required size and type, particularly at the weekend. (On weekends in rural France one is simply resigned to waiting until Monday!) It may even be necessary to stay in a hotel for the night. Then comes the cost of the tyre itself, labour charges for changing it, and also to remove and replace the wheel, (Honda Goldwing owners weep at the thought of this!) There are also the general hassles of being a motorcyclist in a system designed for car drivers. This can be expressed in terms of further damage to the rims, lack of dynamic balancing, and a general bodging by those who are unused to the more specialised and delicate requirements of a motorcycle. A simple puncture could cost you a full day, and from two to several hundred pounds - can you afford not to use Puncturesafe?


Mike Fishwick - Technical Officer BMW Club.




World Cup Rally


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Dear Sirs,

Frome 2CV Centre


We recently completed our second World Cup Rally in an old Citroen 2CV this time from Oxford to Athens.We routed across to Austria for hill climbs, Slovenia Croatia and Bosnia for some terrific off road racing on forest tracks. We then entered Albania, which has the roughest tarmac we have ever seen and then through mountain trails and sections of the Acropolis rally route in Greece. We then drove home through Italy and the French Alps to England. A round trip of some 8000 kilometres of which 5000 was under rally conditions.

During this time we started with new Firestone 4 ply tyres (tubed) with the PunctureSafe treatment and never changed one tyre, or suffered any loss of pressure. During last years event we changed 3 tyres and none of them were suitable for future use. This year we have 4 tyres, which can still be used!

We think we were the only car on the Rally that didn't have to change any tyres! We look forward to using PunctureSafe next year, as it seems to remove another hassle when you are competing against the clock in outlandish places. Well done.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Chance. Director,
Frome 2CV Centre Ltd, Grove Lane, Marston Trading Estate, Frome, Somerset.


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To PunctureSafe UK
Queensgate House
Exeter

Dear Graham,

Frome 2CV Centre


Sorry to be so long letting you know how we got on in our latest exploit. In January we travelled 8000 kms from Brooklands in Surrey down to Dakar in Senegal, West Africa. Again we had no punctures when all around us others were struggling with punctures caused by the conditions of heat, sharp stones, very prickly bushes and general debris.

That makes a total of over 20,000 kms completed with the help of PunctureSafe on 3 World Cup endurance rallies in our Citroen 2CV across most of North Africa, across Europe to Greece and down to West Africa. All credit to you and your product which makes our life so uncomplicated! Many thanks again.

Yours faithfully, 

Simon & Liz Chance

Simon & Liz