Do we repair all tyre damages?
It is impossible to repair all types of tyre damages. Hence, we conduct multiple checks as per government-approved guidelines to ensure whether it is safe to repair a respective tyre product or not.
Some parameters include:
- The damaged tyre should have a minimum legal tread depth of 1.6mm.
- There are no exposed chords.
- There are no damages on the main tread or sidewall of the tyre.
- The tyre is free from bulges or cracks.
- In case of a puncture, the size of it must not be more than 6mm.
- Run-flat tyres are not considered to be safe for repairs as they change their structure once driven on without air pressure.
If your car's tyre passes the above-stated safety checks, we will proceed with a tyre repair London. Otherwise, we will let you know and recommend a tyre replacement for uncompromised safety.
Tyre repair methods we follow:
Depending upon the nature of the damage, we will use one of the 3 methods to repair your car’s tyre:
For plugging, we will not un-mount your car's tyre. We will just shove in a piece of rubber, coated with adhesive and attach it to the damaged portion. When your car’s tyre will roll and generate heat, the adhesive will vulcanise and turn into a permanent seal.
We will first un-mount your vehicle's tyre. Next, we will insert and attach a piece of leather coated with adhesive on the affected area. Like plugging, here too, the adhesive will vulcanise and turn into a seal when the tyre will roll and generate heat.
Plug & Patch
In this method, we will first un-mount your car's tyre and then insert a piece of rubber with a leather tail inside it and attach it to the damaged area. Next, we will use the short tail-like end to thread the affected area and seal the gap efficiently.
We generally use the plug & patch method if the tyre damage is more extensive.
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