Repairing a Tyre is not as straightforward as you first may think. It may be more cost effective than replacing it, however not all Tyres can be repaired. Tyre repairs are covered under the British Standard BSAU159f and are split into 2 categories – minor repairs and major repairs. This standard defines limits to the location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out and makes recommendations also on the repair materials to be used.
We do however have to consider the factors which may have led to the puncture and the period of time the Tyre may have been run flat for.
To help the chances of your puncture being repairable the most important thing that you can do is NOT to drive on the Tyre when it is flat. Driving for even a short distance on a flat Tyre can make it un-repairable.
Your Tyre will be checked thoroughly before it is repaired. If the Tyre displays any of the following, it should not be repaired:
Should your Tyre not be repairable the reason why will be explained to you by our technicians. There are British Standard guidelines that we have to adhere to and therefore the Tyre will require a thorough inspection to examine it for any signs of damage, which, if not diagnosed, could later result in sudden Tyre failure.