It is important to know that you should never drive on a puncture as this will, in most cases cause further damage, put yourself in danger AND possibly ruin your chances of having the puncture repaired and alternatively, have to have the tyre replaced.
Punctures and Repairs
1. SIow Puncture
Slow punctures are identifiable by inspecting your tyres or noticing that your tyres are consistently loosing pressure/air. If they look misshaped or deflated, have a damaged sidewall, or noticeable debris stuck in the surface, you could have a slow puncture.
2. Rapid Puncture
Rapid punctures are much more obvious as they instantly effect your ability to drive. A rapid puncture will mean your tyre quickly loses air pressure, and the knock-on effects to your vehicle's handling will be un-missable.
Types Of Repairs
1. An external repair using tyre string
2. An internal repair using a repair patch
3. An internal repair using a combination repair patch and plug (mushroom repair)
REMEMBER: RUNFLAT tyres cannot be repaired due to their reinforced side wall structure.
NON-REPAIRABLE OR REPAIRABLE?
According to the British Standard (BSAU159) only punctures in the middle 75% of the tyre should be repaired (the purple area).
It is not recommended to repair the outer major repair area (red area) as it is not considered safe and will weaken the side wall.
To arrange a puncture repair select the option below, book your availability date and proceed to checkout.