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It is crucial to know when a tyre can be repaired and when it must be replaced.
If a tyre loses its air pressure, it must be removed from the wheel for a complete internal inspection to be sure it is not damaged. Tyres that are run even a short distance while flat are often damaged beyond repair.
When can a tyre be repaired?
Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to 6mm can be repaired by trained technicians, as long as the damage is confined to the tread.
When must a tyre be replaced?
Never repair your tyres if they:
- Have tread punctures larger than 6mm
- Have sidewall punctures
- Are worn below the wear indicator bars located on your tyre
All tyre repairs should be handled by trained professionals. Your best bet is to keep a good spare tyre in your boot. Be sure that the spare is inflated to the proper pressure and adheres to Australian Roadworthy Standards.
If you have any problems with your tyres, head to the nearest Beaurepaires retailer for expert service from our friendly and experienced technicians.