Opting for a tyre replacement after a puncture can prove to be an expensive affair. Instead, you can go for a puncture repair service from a reliable service station. If the overall condition of the tyre is good, this can be a much better and cost-effective alternative.
If you are looking for puncture repair Southampton, contact us - Eco Tyres and Auto Care.
Eco Tyres and Auto Care offer prompt and efficient services for puncture repair at nominal rates. We abide by all government-prescribed guidelines and conduct all necessary checks prior to deciding upon any course of action. Also, we comply by the BS-AU 159 puncture repair method while we conduct our puncture repair services.
Tell-tale signs of punctured tyres
Apart from the obvious flat tyre or an object sticking out from the tyre, there can also be other signs of slow punctures like:
- Decreased braking efficiency
- Blinking TPMS warning light
- Difficulty in steering
- A shuddering or wobbly driving experience
- Car pulling to one side
Factors that can cause tyre Punctures
These are some of the factors that can lead to tyre puncture:
- Damaged valve stem
- Leakage of air from tyre bead
- Breakage or bending of wheel
- Sharp objects present on the road
- Worn-out tread patch
- Over-inflation- or underinflation of tyres and more
Why opt for us?
You will find many Do-it-yourself puncture repair kits available in the market. But nothing matches the quality of tyre repair which you will get from a reliable workshop like Eco Tyres and Auto Care.
As a motorist, you must note that inaccurate puncture repairs can threaten your driving safety and hamper the overall handling control and braking efficiency of your vehicle. But, with us, you need not worry about all that.
For utmost safety, we at Eco Tyres and Auto Care only conduct puncture repairs if:
- The diameter of the puncture is less than 6 mm.
- Tyre cords or innards are not exposed
- The puncture is present in a tyre’s minor repair area, which basically refers to the central 3/4th region of a tyre.
- The tyre sidewalls are undamaged
- No previous DIY repair has been carried out previously
- The tread of the tyre is still within the legal depth (1.6 minimum)
- The tyre is not a run-flat variant.
Depending on the extent of damage, we have different methods to carry out a puncture repair:
At the same time, you must note that if the tyres have faced slits and cuts on the rubber or there is considerable damage to the tyre bead, our technicians will show you and recommend a tyre replacement.
How do we conduct puncture repairs?
Here we would like to give you an example using the plug and patch method:
- At first, we will remove the tyre/wheel assembly and then remove the tyre from the wheel and have one of our experts inspect it externally and internally. We will continue with the repair of the damages within legal protocols.
- We will mark the puncture and prepare a channel from inside of the tyre with advanced tools.
- Our experts will completely clean the area using a repair scraper and pre-buff cleaner.
- After that, we will buff the liner with a doomed buffing rasp.
- Removing dust and all other materials is the next step.
- Next, we will add a special vulcanising accelerator solution to the buffed area and puncture channel.
- We will then pull the tyre repair plug and patch outwards till the tyre patch covers the entire damaged area.
- Our experts will roll the patch from its centre to release any air bubbles. We will then ensure that this patch has firm contact with the buff liner.
- After this, we will seal the combination repair patch using an inner liner sealant.
- To complete this process, our experts will then cut the stem of the patch.
- The repair will be checked once again before mounting the tyre back on the wheel.
- The wheel assembly will be balanced and then put back to the car.
- The tyre will be inflated to the correct pressure level.
- Finally, the TPMS will be re-set
You see, repairing a tyre safely, is not a quick job.
The whole procedure carried out by a specialist will not take too long, but you can be sure it’s safe – plus save good money you would otherwise spend on a tyre change.
Do you have any questions?
Please reach out to us today!
Call us on 02380441044 and end your search for “tyre puncture repair Southampton”.
We are happy to help!