Repairing a punctured tyre is not always as straightforward. Here at Simply Tyres our IMI trained technicians follow our strict tyre repair policy that confirms to the British Standard - BSAU159. The British Standard also defines limitations to the location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out and requires certain recommended materials to be used for the puncture repair.
Puncture repair should only be attempted once the tyre has first been inspected thoroughly Faulty/poor previous repairs by a trained technician. If the tyre is displaying any of the following characteristics, a puncture repair should never be attempted:
The British Standard BSAU159 clearly defines the requirements for safe minor car tyre puncture repair and its proximity to the sidewall. Due to these requirements, we are only able to carry out tyre repairs to the central ¾ of the tyre (this is known as the minor repair area). If the puncture is situated outside of this area, we cannot repair the puncture as it is too close to the sidewall of the tyre to guarantee a safe repair. This is for your safety that of your passengers and other road users. The consequences for a failed repair could be dire for all involved.
In case of we cannot fix your tyre we will offer you suitable alternatives to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, we are unable to repair run flat tyres. Many manufacturers now deem run flat tyres to be repairable, however due to the reinforced sidewalls they can be driven on for a short time after picking up a puncture. This is to allow you to travel to safety should you.pick up a puncture.
Unfortunately, the downside to this is that when a run flat tyre picks up a puncture it’s not always easy to tell if the structure of the tyre wall has been damaged or compromised. The tyre may have been driven on for a longer amount of time or at faster speeds sometimes this damage is hidden from the technician and for this reason we cannot carry out puncture repairs to run flat tyres as we cannot guarantee the tyre is still safe to use.
If you have been searching for “puncture repair near me” you have come to the right place please contact us today by calling 0800 129 9669 and one of our expert technicians will inspect your tyre and discuss your options with you. It is always our first choice to repair a tyre where safe and legal to do but rest assured should your tyre not be repairable; we will discuss your options with you and get you back on the road as soon as possible.