2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe: Flat Tire Repair
February 20, 2015
This morning I fired up the big blown V8 in our long-term 2015 Jaguar F-Type R Coupe and was immediately greeted with a low-tire warning light on the two-seater's instrument cluster.
Not the way you want to start your day.
The car was telling me that the Jag's right rear Pirelli was down to 27 psi, which is low, but not low enough to panic. I exited the car and took a look. Sure enough, a Phillips head screw was stuck in the tread.
My commute to Santa Monica is just nine miles and it's all low-speed city driving, so I made the trip gingerly, hoping and praying the tire doesn't lose any more air pressure during the drive.
Once in Santa Monica I detoured to Stokes Tire Service, our go-to tire shop, which is just a few blocks from our office.
The gang as Stokes confirmed the issue, successfully yanked the screw and patched the tire. We forked over the $30 and our bright orange (it's actually called Firesand) Jag was whole again.
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 15,522 miles