The Puncture Repair Tales

In our lives, there are various kinds of problems or challenges. But while most of them cannot be solved with external intervention, your car tyre issue can very well be solved in a jiffy with some professional help. Among the most common tyre problems fall the problem of puncture. Several traffic surveys state that this is one of the major reasons of fatal accidents on road. Luckily there are ways of avoiding such a situation and ensure car tyre safety.


In order to avoid sudden punctures, it is important to keep checking your Nexen banden Utrecht daily and keep a tab on their condition. If a tyre damage is taken care of at the right time then it shall not result in something drastic as a puncture and endanger lives either. Also, there are some tyre solutions to avoid puncture. The use of sealants for repairing tyres is common and so there are tyres that have sealants in them. Both pre-and-post puncture sealant is available in the market. Let us discuss one by one in detail.

Pre puncture sealant

The name does justice to this procedure. These sealants are made to seal off the puncture in the tyre and it is injected in tyres beforehand as a preventive measure. So with these in the tyre if you face puncture(s) then it shall automatically get fixed as the sealant oozes out and takes care of the hole and stops any air loss.

Post puncture sealant

This a post-puncture procedure. Once your car tyre gets punctured you can inject the sealant into the tyre through its valve and it shall start its work immediately. Within a few minutes, the puncture shall get sealed and the tyre will need to be inflated to compensate the lost amount of air pressure.

Run flat tyres

There has been a pretty recent kind of tyre available in the market that works wonder in avoiding puncture problems. This tyre technology allows tyres to keep running just as normal even when met with a puncture. This is because run-flats are provided with an extra support so that it can still move with less tyre pressure in the event of tyre puncture. With this fitted to your vehicle, you shall not require to stop or halt in the middle of nowhere and drive safely towards your destination with the extra mileage provided by the run-flats. But of course, there are some guidelines that need to be followed to not overuse these tyres. Every run-flat variety comes with its own limit and using them beyond that can be damaging for your Autobanden Utrecht.

Puncture Repair Rules

There are some rules and guidelines set out by the British Standards Institution and they need to be followed religiously by the tyre professionals when repairing one. These guidelines are made keeping the safety of the car in mind. So it is mandatory to visit a garage that strictly follows the guidelines and cares for your car just the right way when handling it and repairing the puncture.

Repair or Replacement?

Sometimes repairing a tyre is too problematic and might not be as effective as expected. In such cases, tyre replacement shall be a wise choice. As in this way, safety is ensured as well as a lot of unnecessary expense shall be avoided. Following are the conditions when tyre repairing is still possible:

  • Tread depth is well within the legal limits, i.e. more than 1.6mm.
  • First-time puncture and no previous puncture history.
  • Tyre rubber should not be damaged or expired.
  • The sidewall and the shoulder of the tyre remain intact without any damage in any way.
  • If the puncture is within three-quarters of the central region of the tyre.

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