Puncture Repair

Driving on an improperly repaired tyre is dangerous.  It can not only further damage the tyre but can also allow its strength to deteriorate over time. An improperly repaired tyre driven at high speeds may suddenly fail, causing loss of vehicle control.  Continuing to drive on a tyre with a slow leak may allow moisture to seep around the object and into the tyre.

This will reduce the probability that the tyre can be repaired properly because the moisture will ultimately reach the internal steel and fabric cords used to reinforce the tyre and possibly cause rust and loss of strength.

 

Puncture

DO IT ONCE, DO IT RIGHT

Our puncture repair policy reflects the British Standard - BSAU159

Below Shows the Six Stages to Correct Puncture Repair

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Step One

We locate and mark the injury, removing any foreign object still puncturing the tyre. Then we remove the tyre from the wheel and have a tyre expert thoroughly inspect it both internally and externally. 

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Step Two

We then prepare the puncture channel from the inside of the tyre using a 6mm carbide mill cutter. We repeat the process, now from the outside of the tyre inwards, ensuring once finished the channel feels resistance free on the mill cutter.

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Step Three

Once done we clean the area using a specific pre-buff cleaner and repair scraper. Making sure to remove all residues such mould releasing agents. We then buff the inner liner and make sure that any raised ribs are left flat after buffing.

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Step Four

We then apply a specialist vulcanising accelerator solution to the puncture channel and buffed area. Insert the combination tyre repair patch and plug (required by law) into the puncture channel.

We then pull the combination tyre repair patch and plug outwards until the entire patch is flush with the inside of the tyre.

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Step Five

We then roll the reverse of the patch using a corrugated tyre stitcher. We roll from the centre of the patch outwards to remove any air bubbles, making sure the entire patch has solid contact with the buffed inner liner. Then we seal the combination tyre repair patch and plug base and buffed area still exposed with an inner liner sealant.

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Step Six

We cut the stem of the combination tyre repair patch and plug flush with the remaining tread of the tyre, after first mounting the tyre back onto the wheel and re inflating to the correct pressure.
The tyre is then pressure tested.

Then finally we balance it again which is crucial as the tyre has been removed.

What is the Cost?

As you can see we use a number of materials when repairing a puncture. Tyre glue, combination patch plug, balancing weights, bead seal and also a new valve. 
The process takes approx 20 mins and the cost is as follows:

> 13" to 18"   = £10.00 (including vat)

> 19" + 20"    = £12.50 (including vat) 

> 21" plus      = £18.00 (including vat)

What can be fixed?

The diagram on the right shows where repairs can be made and where they cannot. 
Please note however that even punctured tyres in the 'repairable' section might still
be damaged beyond repair, a thorough examination will be required.

Our Promise To You

Should your tyre need replaced due to puncture damage, we will take you
through, step by step, the reasons to why it cannot be repaired.  
Also, we will even swap your spare wheel onto your car, free of charge, so that
you can obtain a second opinion should you so wish.

If you need to book your vehicle in for a puncture check, use the link below to
contact us.


   Book now

 

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