Tel: 015395 66029 | Mobile: 07813 693355

Unit 2a Rural Auction Centre, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7FP
(just off J36 of the M6)

Opening Times: Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, Saturdays 8.30am-12.30pm

Puncture Repairs

FEELING FLAT?
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.

flat car tyre

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Your Tyre will be checked thoroughly before it is repaired. If the Tyre displays any of the following, it should not be repaired:

  • Illegal tread depth (below 1.6mm)
  • Secondary damage caused by an injuring object (for example, stone or a kerb)
  • Run flat damage
  • Deterioration/Ageing of Tyre rubber
  • Damage to the sidewall of the Tyre as opposed to the central area of the tread (Because a Tyre curves away from the middle of where the Tyre rolls on the road, only the centre area is repairable. Sidewalls are not repairable.)

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.