Disaster, averted

Came back to my car to find an absence of air from starboard astern. Not good, when you have one of those cars whose only concession to this difficulty is a spray kit and a compressor. What do do? Where could I find a tyre repair place at 6 pm on a Saturday? But wait. The repair kit includes a compressor. The tyre wasn’t flat, so slow puncture. Does a 15 year old compressor still work?

Well, after a remarkably long time huffing and puffing and an equally remarkably loud noise, it succeeded in going from an alarming 0.8 bar to the advised 2 bar. Result! It even stayed inflated for the next hour so I could get home.

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