Repairing a tyre is not as straightforward as you first might think.
Our tyre repairs reflects that of the British Standard – BSAU159f:1997. The British Standard also defines limits to the location, size and number of repairs that can be carried out and suggests recommended materials to be used for the repair.
Types of Damage
A tyre must always be checked thoroughly before it is repaired. If the tyre displays any of the following, it should not be repaired;
- Illegal tread depth (below 1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tyre tread throughout the entire circumference)
- Secondary damage – caused by the injuring object
- Ageing/deterioration of tyre rubber
- Bead damage
- Exposed cords
- Faulty/poor previous repairs
Inspection is vital – if you have any doubts about whether or not a tyre should be repaired, do not repair it.
British Standard BSAU159 also defines the requirements for safe minor tyre repair and its proximity to the sidewall. To remain compliant, we are only able to carry out tyre repairs to the central ¾ of the tyre (known as the minor repair area). If the puncture is situated outside of this area it is deemed too close to the sidewall to guarantee a safe and lasting minor repair.