Mobile Tyre & Auto Team technicians are fully trained to perform puncture repairs to Australian standards.
In case of a flat tyre, it is important that you gradually slow down and come to a standstill on one side of the road considering your own safety and that of passing vehicles. If you continue to drive, you will end up damaging your tyre and wheel or if travelling at speed be responsible for an accident. Please remember your safety and the safety of others is paramount.
Common Causes of Tyre Punctures
- Not maintaining regular tyre pressure checks and allowing the tyre to slowly deflate.
- sharp object penetrating tyre while driving such as a nail or a screw.
- Failure of a tyre’s valve stern.
- Breakage of the seal between a tyre and rim due to a collision with an external object such as a pot hole or gutter.
- Excessively worn out tyres lose their ability to repel sharp objects and can simply wear through and explode at anytime when driving.
When you Must Repair and when you Must Replace a Tyre?
There is an Australian Standard that regulates the repair materials used and the total number of repairs to be carried out on a tyre, based on the tyre size and location of the puncture.
A tyre must be thoroughly inspected before repair. Repair must not go ahead if any of the conditions below are present:
- Tread depth is below the legal limit of 1.6mm
- The is damage to the structural integrity of the tyre
- Tread punctures exceed 6mm
- Worn out, deteriorated rubber which could also be due to the age of the tyre
- Previous faulty repairs to the tyre.
If you have any doubts as to whether a tyre can or should be repaired, call a MobileTyre & Auto Team Technician and we can help.