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Tyre punctures

Can my tyre puncture be repaired?

It is possible to repair a punctured tyre and extend its working life, while still being safe to drive on. But the only way to find out is to strip the tyre from the wheel and take a closer look. This allows for an inspection of the damage and the structural integrity of the tyre. If a tyre suffers from a major puncture to the tread, on the tyre sidewall or the shoulder it most likely can’t be repaired.

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What causes a flat tyre?

A flat tyre is generally caused by a puncture to a tubeless tyre’s casing, allowing air to escape and causing the tyre to deflate. Punctures are usually caused by sharp objects like small nails, screws, glass shards and other road debris. A flat tyre can also be caused through a damaged sidewall or leaking valve.

How do we repair a puncture?

A puncture repair has two objectives: One, to seal the tyre to ensure that it will hold air. And two, to seal the tyre's casing to prevent moisture or contaminants from entering the tyre casing or structure which can lead to tread separation or further damage.

Our highly trained tyre technicians at Rego’s & More follow the Australian Standard for puncture repairs. A puncture repair usually takes between 30 & 45 minutes to complete. The process involves removing the flat tyre from the rim, completing an inspection of the internal components of the tyre, assessing and repairing the puncture before refitting it to the rim and balancing the tyre on the wheel. It is then fitted to your vehicle and your spare placed back into storage.

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Can my tyre puncture be repaired?

It is possible to repair a punctured tyre and extend its working life, while still being safe to drive on. But the only way to find out is to strip the tyre from the wheel and take a closer look. This allows for an inspection of the damage and the structural integrity of the tyre. If a tyre suffers from a major puncture to the tread, on the tyre sidewall or the shoulder it most likely can’t be repaired.

a man filling by air car tyre

What causes a flat tyre?

A flat tyre is generally caused by a puncture to a tubeless tyre’s casing, allowing air to escape and causing the tyre to deflate. Punctures are usually caused by sharp objects like small nails, screws, glass shards and other road debris. A flat tyre can also be caused through a damaged sidewall or leaking valve.

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How do we repair a puncture?

A puncture repair has two objectives: One, to seal the tyre to ensure that it will hold air. And two, to seal the tyre's casing to prevent moisture or contaminants from entering the tyre casing or structure which can lead to tread separation or further damage.

Our highly trained tyre technicians at Rego’s & More follow the Australian Standard for puncture repairs. A puncture repair usually takes between 30 & 45 minutes to complete. The process involves removing the flat tyre from the rim, completing an inspection of the internal components of the tyre, assessing and repairing the puncture before refitting it to the rim and balancing the tyre on the wheel. It is then fitted to your vehicle and your spare placed back into storage.

FAQ

How long does a puncture repair last?

A professional puncture repair can last between seven and ten years. But it’s important a tyre should never be patched more than once. It can negatively affect the vehicle’s speed cause blowouts.

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