Tyre Information: Repairing Punctures
When can you safely repair punctures?
Cuts, breaks and abrasions to the tyre casing can penetrate deep into the inner fabric of the tyre and can be extremely dangerous - capable of causing high speed blow-outs.
However, penetration of the tread by a nail or shard of glass or metal can often be safely repaired.
Puncture repairs should be carried out in accordance with BSAUl59 regulations. Only a special vulcanised plug patch should be used which repairs the tyre to the required standard.
Puncture Repairs are allowed in the area marked 'T'
Don't ever let anyone else attempt to repair your tyre to a lesser standard - it could prove fatal in the event of the repair failing at speed.
The main points of the BSAUI59 regulations are:
Tyres can only be repaired in the area marked 'T'.
There is no limit to the amount of repairs that can be carried out, as long as the puncture repair patches do not overlap
NOTE: NEVER FIT AN INNER TUBE WITH A TUBELESS TYRE EXCEPT ON A TUBE TYPE WHEEL
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