If you're driving on a tire that continuously loses air or has a puncture, it’s very important to get it inspected immediately by an expert – not only for your safety, but also because driving on a flat tire for even a short distance can ruin it.
A tire specialist will tell you if your tire needs replacing or can be repaired.
Your local tire garage may be able to:
- Repair punctures in the tread. Most punctures, nail holes or cuts up to 0.64cm can be repaired if the damage is confined to the tread.
- Prevent further tire damage.
- Maintain tire air pressure at manufacturer recommended levels.
However, there are some things that you simply can’t repair. In these cases, you’ll need to buy new tires.