Can You Repair Tyres?

Can You Repair Tyres
We often get asked can you repair tyres… Well, fixing a tyre is not as simple as you might think. Tyre repairs must be completed to a British Standard: BSAU159f:1997. This British Standard defines strict limits on the location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out. It also suggests recommended materials to be used in the repairs.

Types of Tyre Damage

A tyre must be checked thoroughly before it is repaired. If the tyre has any of the following issues, it cannot be repaired:

  • Illegal depth of tread (below 1.6mm across the central three-quarters of the tyre tread throughout the entire circumference)
  • Secondary damage caused by the object that damaged the tyre
  • Deterioration of tyre rubber due to age
  • Damaged beads
  • Exposed cords
  • Faulty previous repairs

Inspection is critical – if you have any doubts about whether a tyre should be repaired, err on the side of caution.

Puncture location

British Standard BSAU159 defines the requirements for minor tyre repair based on the proximity of the damaged area to the sidewall. We can only carry out tyre repairs to the central three-quarters of the tyre. If the puncture is outside this area, it is deemed to be too close to the sidewall, and we guarantee a safe, minor repair that will last.

Run flat tyres

Unfortunately, we are not able to repair run flat tyres. Run-flat tyres have reinforced sidewalls. These sidewalls mean they can be driven on for a short time after a puncture. This is only to allow you to travel to your nearest tyre fitter or a place of safety. When a run-flat tyre is a punctured, it is not possible to tell if the internal structure of the vehicle tyre wall has been compromised because the added strength of the run flat tyre can actually mask this damage. For this reason, we will not carry out minor repairs to run flat tyres as they may no longer be safe to be used.

For More Advice On Whether We Can Repair Tyres That Have Been Damaged

For more information about whether we can repair tyres that have been damaged or for an Ellesmere Port tyres quote, Ellesmere Port MOT or an Ellesmere Port car repairs quote, just call Car Clinic MOT Centre on 0151 339 0101.