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Puncture Repairs

Approx half of all flat tyres caused by a puncture can be repaired safely and without too much expense or even the need for a replacement tyre.

The most important thing that you can do to help the chances of your puncture being repairable is to not drive on it when it is flat - driving for even a few hundred metres on a flat tyre can damage it and make it un-repairable. Putting your spare tyre on and visiting your nearest Tanvic Tyre and Service Centre can save you the cost of a new tyre.

Tyre punctures maybe repairable if the tyre has been punctured by something small like a nail or a screw, and not something large like a piece of broken glass or running into a kerb or pothole. If the puncture has happened in the central area of the tread, and not near the edges or in the sidewall the tyre maybe repairable and if the tyre has not been driven on when flat as this causes the sidewalls of the tyre to be weakened making a repair unsafe.

Tyre repair is a highly technical process that is covered by the British Standard that has strict guidelines on how and when a tyre can be repaired.

Tyres subject to the following kinds of damage are not repairable:
Visible or deformed bead wire
Rubber or tread separations
Deterioration of the tyre caused by grease or corrosive fluid
Marking of the interior rubber caused by overheating due to under inflation
Damage larger than regulations will allow

Minor Repair Area

Areas within the central ¾ of a tyre (blue) which have a tread depth of no less than 1.6mm are minor repair areas.

Major Repair Area

Areas within the central ¾ of a tyre (blue) which have a tread depth of no less than 1.6mm are minor repair areas.

If there is any doubt as to whether a tyre should or should not be repaired, we will not repair it and advise you of the safety concerns and reasoning behind this.

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