Tyre Repair Near Me

By David Sholicar

A flat tyre can be frustrating, putting your car out of action and leaving you with the decision of whether to repair or replace.

Protyre Garage

With Protyre garages throughout the UK, you’re never too far away from expert advice from one of our tyre professionals. They can check out the damage and let you know whether you’ll need a tyre replacement or whether a repair is possible. Whatever happens, our fully qualified fitters will have you back on the road as soon as possible thanks to their skill and professionalism.

Repair or replace?

Whether you can get your tyre repaired or replaced will depend on the condition of the tyre and the location of the puncture:

  • If your tyre has been punctured by an object such as a nail, the puncture can be repaired provided that it’s no more than ¼ inch in diameter and occurs in the tread area of the tyre, otherwise known as the minor repair area

  • If there are multiple punctures, they can be repaired on condition that they’re 16 inches or more apart

  • If the puncture occurs in or next to the sidewall of the tyre, it can’t be repaired and must be replaced for safety reasons

Our qualified fitters can assess if the damage is too severe to be repaired, and they’ll recommend your tyre is replaced if it shows signs of any of the following:

  • Illegal tread depth below 1.6mm

  • Bead damage

  • Exposed cords

  • Signs of deteriorating or ageing rubber

  • Faulty or poor quality previous repairs

The problem with run flats

If your car is fitted with run flat tyres, then you’ll love the convenience of being able to drive safely home or to your nearest Protyre garage if you suffer a puncture. Unfortunately, we can’t repair run flat tyres as it’s impossible to tell the extent of the damage and whether the tyre wall has been compromised since the additional strength of the sidewall can act to mask any issues.
There’s also no way of knowing whether the tyre has been driven too far or too fast and is therefore structurally compromised in a way that would be dangerous to repair. At Protyre we always put your safety first, which is why we cannot repair run flat tyres and recommend that you replace them if they’ve suffered a puncture.

Take care of your tyres

Punctures can happen to anyone, but well-maintained tyres last longer and are more likely to be repairable than unchecked and neglected tyres.

  • Check the pressure every month and before you go on a long journey

  • Check your tyres for signs of age such as cracking, bulging, and uneven wear; five-year-old tyres should be checked annually, 10-year-old tyres should be replaced immediately – check the tyre sidewall for the date of manufacture

  • Check tyres for wear and rotate them regularly to ensure they wear evenly

Get a tyre safety check at Protyre

Want to take the hassle out of checking and replacing your tyres? There are over 150 Protyre garages throughout the UK where you can book in for a free tyre check and get advice on the best new tyres for your vehicle from high quality brands like Pirelli, Bridgestone, and Falken.

Book A Free Tyre Check

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By David Sholicar
David is the National Retail Operations Manager for Protyre. One of David’s areas of responsibility and expertise is dealing with the DVSA and MOT’s for Protyre. As the Authorised Examiner Designate Manager ( AEDM ) David deals with applications for changes to the many Vehicle Testing Stations ( VTS’s) including managing the growth of the Number of MOT testing stations that Protyre operate, allocating MOT tester roles, and monitoring the MOT Test logs to ensure that Protyre MOT standards are maintained as the best in the industry.
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