If the puncture is located in the tread area and our examination reveals that the damage is straightforward, and that the puncture hole is no greater than 6mm in diameter, we will happily repair the tyre.
There are several steps we take to properly repair a tyre and each is necessary to ensure the integrity of the repair. Following this procedure is moreover essential to retain the tyre’s original speed and load rating. In fact, unless these steps are followed, many manufacturers assert that the repaired tyre should be treated as a non-speed rated tyre, while others will void its speed rating regardless of the integrity of the repair.
These are the steps we take to ensure a proper repair:
Plug: This involves using a mushroom plug to fill the puncture-path from inside to outside, which is much stronger and safer to repair.
Patch: Before patching the inside, the tyre’s inner liner must be cleaned, buffed and cemented, then patched and coated to ensure its ability to retain air.
Note: It’s important to balance the wheel/tyre (every time) after it has been repaired, since any work done to the tyre as well as its new placement on the wheel will affect the balance of the complete assembly.
Repairing run flat tyres are not recommended by major tyre manufacturers.
We’re so happy to have supplied you with a set of quality tyres! Now of course they’ll need to be fitted to your vehicle. We have expert staff waiting in the fitment bay. Just bring the car around, and enjoy a magazine and cup of coffee in the waiting room while they:
Tyre wear and tear is natural part of driving, unfortunately. Since most cars are front-engine cars, the front axle bears more weight than the rear axle. This means your front tyres wear quicker than your back tyres.
Rotating your tyres will help ensure even tread wear, allowing them to last longer. Rotation entails swopping the back and front tyres around first, and then swopping the left and right front tyres.
Depending on the type of car you drive, we typically recommend you do this every 10,000 km.
Despite advanced rubber compounds and manufacturing processes, even new tyres need to be balanced sometimes. And regardless of how well or how little you drive, tyres do eventually wear down over time. It is unlikely that they’ll wear down evenly, and this can cause:
Get the best out of your tyres by making sure that they are all properly balanced. During wheel balancing, one of our technicians will:
Wheel balancing, wheel alignment, and tyre rotation should be done every 10,000kms or once per annum.