Puerto Pollensa Travel Guide
Before You Go
Flights
Package Holidays
Latest Special Offers!
All-Inclusive Hotels
Hotels & Aparthotels
Private Villas/Apts to Rent
Villa Companies
Local Rental Agents
Cruises
Car Hire
Airport Transfers & Taxis
Travel Insurance
Late Deals!
Currency
Holiday Shopping
Background Info
Language
Books
Events & Fiestas
Climate & Weather
Art & Culture
Flora & Fauna
Links
Discussion Forum
Once You're There
Maps
Airport Directions
Tourist Information
Eating Out
Buses & Trains
Music & Entertainment
Excursions & Days Out
Shopping & Markets
Kids
Beaches
Walking, Cycling
Boat Charters
Sailing/Watersports
Market Place
Boats & Yachts
Property For Sale
Businesses For Sale
Property Services
Local Services
MouseMats & T-shirts
Computers
Internet Services
Virus Protection
PuertoPollensa.com discussion forums

Go Back   Pollensa Forum > GENERAL > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Use this area ONLY if you can't find a suitable home for your topic. We'll create a new area if necessary and reserve the right to move topics to more suitable areas. Only post regarding the Pollensa area. This is not a forum for general discussion.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28-02-2011, 16:23
****
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 60
Default Garage Advice in Puerto Pollensa

Sparky - I wonder whether you or any other local residents could suggest a local garage in the Port that would deal with a car tyre puncture. There is a garage close to the Eroski store but I note that it is closed today (Monday) and that it is a bank holiday tomorrow (Tuesday). Anyhow any advice would be welcomed.

Thanks

Graham B.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 28-02-2011, 16:36
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollença
Posts: 17,943
Default

Sorry Bails but that is the one i would have suggested (or i should say hubby did, i know nothing about car matters ) and being a public holiday tomorrow makes it worse. I hope someone else can help though.
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full. "Resistiré" .
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 28-02-2011, 16:53
*****
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Puerto Pollensa
Posts: 2,150
Default

There is another guy who repairs punctures. I think he is called Tommy, sells mopeds on the road leading to the post office or could be one back. There is also a place just as you turn at the roundabout into Alcudia and I think he was open today.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 28-02-2011, 16:53
****
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 60
Default

Thanks for the instant response. I've changed the wheel but really ought to fix the puncture - not advisable to return to the car hire company with a flat and be charged.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 28-02-2011, 18:12
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rickmansworth , Herts
Posts: 1,033
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bails View Post
Thanks for the instant response. I've changed the wheel but really ought to fix the puncture - not advisable to return to the car hire company with a flat and be charged.
Bails,

Yes, Lollipop is right. The garage is called Tomi and it is along Roger de Flor between the ex Halifax and the Pharmacia. Quite near the Chinese bazaar shop. Very helpful in there and should cost a pittance.

Hope you get it fixed.


BonysLad

Last edited by Sparky; 28-02-2011 at 18:26. Reason: Comment removed, BL please behave.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-03-2011, 22:51
Deanscroft's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Puerto Pollenca
Posts: 479
Default

Having had a number of bad experiences at Tomis (overcharging, fitted the wrong brake pads, tried to replace rear suspension when there was nothing wrong with it etc, etc) I can say that I would not let them oil the chain on my push bike. Suggest for a puncture repair you take it to the Firestone depot opposite the petrol station.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-03-2011, 12:28
****
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 60
Default

Thanks again for all the advice. When I looked at the car yesterday morning, I had a second puncture and of course it was the public holiday. In the end I used the Firestone Garage this morning because it was closer to our apartment and now I had to carry two wheels for repair. Replaced two inner tubes for 48 euros but did it within the hour. He told me that he thought the tyres had been vandalised as he couldn't find the puncture holes. That's not good news and I'm not sure whether my Annual Excess Policy covers vandalism - look forward to reading the smallprint.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-03-2011, 12:47
Sparky's Avatar
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Port de Pollença
Posts: 17,943
Default

Hi Bails glad you are sorted (as i said i don't know about car matters) but if he could find no puncture holes why did he replace the inner tubes? .
__________________
Living the dream in PP with my glass half full. "Resistiré" .
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-03-2011, 14:37
****
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 60
Default

Well - although there were no puncture holes in the rubber tyres - he suggested that a knife or sharp implement had been scraped around the rim of the wheel. Just hope there's no repetition before the weekend.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-03-2011, 14:41
Belladonna's Avatar
*****
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Kent borders.
Posts: 4,073
Default

Perhaps you could change where you park your car?
__________________
My Flickr Photos
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-03-2011, 15:30
****
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 60
Default

Yes - I have considered doing that. Actually we are currently parked in an enclosed parking area which is gated at the rear of the Siller Rosa Penthouse - so it would not be casual vandalism it would require a degree of determination. Meanwhile had planned a good walk this afternoon so here's hoping the rain recedes
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Advice on Schools in Puerto Pollensa for my 5 year old. TheWoodFamily Living & Working in the Pollensa Area 6 18-12-2011 23:06
Villa Advice - Pollensa delsol79 Hotels, Villas & Apartments in Pollensa & Cala San Vicente 0 22-07-2010 11:30
Pollensa in December. Advice please? elfie Miscellaneous 6 05-07-2010 16:34
Advice re holiday in Pollensa greta Miscellaneous 9 29-06-2010 20:42


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:51.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
(c) Copyright Holiday Webs Ltd 2011