If you're driving on a tyre 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 tyre for even a short distance can ruin it.
A tyre specialist will tell you if your tyre needs replacing or can be repaired.
Your local tyre 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 tyre damage
- Maintain tyre 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 tyres.