Repairing a punctured tyre
Before every puncture repair, we check for secondary damage including deformed bead wires, rubber or tread separations, deterioration caused by grease or corrosive fluid (or age), marking of the interior rubber and any checks for all other signs of excessive wear to ensure that a safe puncture repair can be carried out.
A puncture is no match of our experts as they ensure that every puncture repair is carried out to the British Standard BS159. The British Standard set the requirements for tyre punctures and repairs and have strict rules which much be adhered to.
When can a tyre puncture be repaired?
At Hillcroft, we will repair a tyre that has been punctured or damaged whenever is safe to do so. If a tyre is deemed to be unsafe for repair, or if there is any doubt as to its condition, then we will be unable to repair the tyre and will recommend that it is replaced.
Below are some of the possible reasons why we may be unable to repair a tyre:
- The bead wire is damaged or visible
- The tread or the rubber has separated
- The tyre has deteriorated due to leaking fluid
- The tyre has sustained irreparable damage
- The depth of the tread is too worn
There are indications that the internal sidewalls have been subjected to overheating