Punctures are the bane of every driver's life. They demand immediate attention, regardless of where you are and what you had otherwise planned. The inconvenience doesn't end with installing the spare wheel either, but continues through the need to immediately have the punctured tyre repaired or replaced.
Whether or not a tyre can be repaired depends entirely on the size and location of the puncture and the extent of the internal damage, which results from driving with a deflated tyre. Tiger Wheel & Tyre will not undertake repairs to (nor do we recommend repairing) punctures on the sidewall or shoulder of the tyre, and all major tyre manufacturers are in agreement with this policy.
If the puncture is located in the tread area and our examination reveals that the damage is straightforward and that the puncture hole is no greater than 6mm in diameter, we will happily undertake its repair.
There are several steps Tiger Wheel & Tyre takes to properly repair a tyre and each is necessary to ensure the integrity of the repair. Following this procedure is moreover essential to retain the tyre's original speed rating. In fact, unless these steps are followed, many manufacturers assert that the repaired tyre should be treated as a non-speed rated tyre, while others will void its speed rating regardless of the integrity of the repair.
These are the steps we take to effect a proper repair:
2. Plug and patch the hole. If it is possible to repair the tyre (and makes economic sense) the next step is to repair the puncture using the plug and patch method to ensure that the entire path taken by the puncturing object is fully and completely filled.