Puncture Repair

Flat tyre?

If you have suffered a puncture or your tyre is slowly losing pressure, book a puncture repair and our technicians will inspect the tyre to see if a repair is suitable. If for any reason it isn’t, we will happily refund the cost of the repair towards a new tyre. Excludes run flat tyres.

FAQs

What causes tyre punctures?

More often than not, a puncture is caused by a foreign object penetrating the tyre (for example, a nail). Similarly, impacts such as driving over a pothole or hitting a kerb can cause a tyre to go flat.

Slow punctures are a safety hazard as they can lead to blow outs at high speeds. However, early detection can reduce this risk. Be sure to check the condition of your tyres regularly.

What sort of punctures can be repaired?

Tyre repairs are only permitted in the treaded area of a tyre – the area that makes contact with the road surface. These are deemed as ‘minor repair zones’. Repairs are not permitted in ‘major repair zones’, i.e. the sidewall, or any other areas of the tyre.

When should a tyre be replaced and not repaired?

In certain situations it may be advisable to fit a new tyre as opposed to repairing the current one. For example; if the tread depth is illegal (less than 1.6mm across the central 75% of the tyre), if there is evidence of deterioration or damage (like exposed cords or bead damage) or if a poor quality repair has been carried out on the tyre previously. Tyres will always be thoroughly checked before a repair is carried out.

Are you able to repair run flat tyres?

Unfortunately not. It is difficult to ascertain how long the tyre has been driven on with a puncture or how damaged the tyre wall has become. Tyre manufacturers recommend not to repair run flat tyres.

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