Have you had a tyre puncture in Morley? Morley Tyrepower can help.
Almost every day, we are visited by customers from Morley, Bedford, Maylands, Dianella, Noranda and surrounding suburbs, asking us if we can repair their punctured tyres, or at least find out why they have a persistent slow leak. We are always happy to assist in repairing the tyre, but it seems that most customers are unaware of how we go about it.
The first thing that we have to assess is whether the tyre can be repaired. Firstly, the tyre must be in serviceable condition, which means it must not be too old, have legal tread and the offending object causing the puncture must not be too close to the edge of the tyre. The only legal tyre repair is the one using what we call a “combi repair”, and they only work correctly if installed within a minimum distance to the edge of the tyre. We use a gauge which allows us to verify that distance.
Key points to note:
- Tyres cannot be repaired more than twice. If a tyre that has already been repaired receives a third puncture then the tyre must be replaced.
- If a puncture occurs closer than 40 cms to an existing repair then a second repair is not possible. The tyre must be replaced.
The video above demonstrates the repair procedure, which is much more complex than motorists generally understand. The repairs are fully warrantable and rarely fail.
So-called “run-flat” tyres may be repairable but in general are not, and a new tyre may be the only solution. We always offer a detailed explanation of the reasons for a repair or otherwise.
Before you get a puncture, you also want to make sure that your spare tyre is serviceable. It should be correctly inflated and have minimum 1.6mm of tread. If you would like us to check it for you, don't hesitate to drop by Morley Tyrepower for a free tyre check.
Call in to Morley Tyrepower at Unit 27a Rudloc Road, Morley or give us a call on (08) 9275 3394 and we can give you some options for fixing the puncture if possible, or replacement. Most puncture repairs will be done as soon as possible, especially if your tyre is a space saver or speed limited. You can tell if it's a space saver tyre, as they're generally smaller in size than your regular tyres. A combi plug is fitted which is a permanent seal and good for the life of the tyre. Do you need to repair or replace? Check out the below diagram for a guide.