Repairing a punctured tyre can be more cost effective than replacing it.
However, not all tyres can be repaired. Tyre repairs are covered under British Standard BSAU159f:1990. This standard sets out what kind of tyre damage can be repaired.
A tyre should not be repaired if it has:
- An illegal tread depth (the minimum tread depth is 1.6mm)
- Run flat damage
- An ageing or deteriorated tyre rubber
- Bead or liner damage
- Exposed cords
- Faulty or poor previous repairs
Generally most punctures can be repaired providing the tyre passes the BSAU159f:1990 inspection. Make sure your puncture is repaired by a trained professional.
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Poorly maintained tyres can cost you a lot of money!
Here is an easy 5 point check for your tyres:
- Check tyre tread depth.
- Check for correct tyre pressure.
- Ensure there is no irregular wear e.g. wheel alignment.
- Always remember to check overall condition of tyres, including inner and outer sidewalls.
- Check that your spare tyre is safe and ready to use in case of any emergency.