A puncture does not always mean having to buy a new tyre. Depending on where the damage has occurred, it is often possible to repair the tyre providing the damage is not too close to the side wall.
At Baig tyres we carry out repairs within the guidance of the latest safety standards which means we need to stick to strict rules.
If you wish to see whether your tyre can be safely repaired just pop into our shop in the centre of Worcester.
How are punctures repaired?
To start with, 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.
If your tyre cannot be repaired to meet the British Standard BS159 which set the requirements for tyre punctures and repairs, we will not carry out any work.
When can a car tyre puncture be repaired?
At Baig tyres our aim is to try and repair a tyre that has been punctured or damaged providing it is safe to do so.
If we are not able to carry out a repair or if there is any doubt as to its condition, we will recommend that it is replaced.
There are many reasons why it may not be possible to repair a tyre
- If the rubber has separated in any way
- If it is deteriorated due to leaking fluid
- Low tread depth
- If the bead wire is visible through wear or damage
- Signs the tyre has overheated
Should we have any concerns about carrying out a repair we will explain our reasoning to you.
If we are not able to repair a tyre we will recommend the best tyres to suit your car, your driving requirements and most importantly your budget.
What repair runflat tyres?
Whilst we will try to repair runflat tyres whenever possible without comprising your safety, every situation is assessed individually and it is to our discretion whether or not we believe it is safe to repair the tyre.
Sadly not all runflat tyres are repairable as damage on the reinforced sidewalls can be concealed and as such, a decision about repairing or replacing runflat tyres will be made by our qualified and experienced technicians.