Puncture Repair Specialists
We all know how frustrating and inconvenient it can be to get a flat tyre, the good news is, St James Tyres Birkenhead can repair most punctures with our quick and affordable drive-in puncture repair service.
All puncture repairs carried out by St James Tyre Centre are compliant with British Standard- BS AU 159 requirements. To follow British Standard guidelines, our team will remove the tyre from the wheel and inspect it for any underlying internal or external damage. Once we are happy that the tyre is safe to repair, we will follow the necessary procedure to get the puncture fixed and to get you back on the road as soon as possible. Doing this ensures optimum safety, eliminating any future problems.
Don't Drive On A Flat Tyre!
To ensure that we will be able to repair your tyre, we suggest making sure the tyre is correctly inflated until you get to our experts. This is not only for your safety, but also to avoid significant damage to the tyre, which would subsequently need replacing.
Side Wall Punctures
British Standard- BS AU 159 also states that the only safe location to repair a tyre is the central ¾ of the tyre (known as the minor repair area). If the puncture is situated outside of this area (known as the major repair area) it is classed as too close to the sidewall to be a safe and reliable repair and therefore no repair should be carried out and a replacement tyre should be purchased.
We Also Can’t Repair A Tyre If It Displays Any Of The Following:
• Illegal tread depth (below 1.6mm across the central ¾ of the tread throughout the entire circumference)
•The tyre driven on whilst flat– breakdown of the tyre’s structural integrity
•Secondary damage caused by the injuring object
•Ageing/deterioration of the tyre’s rubber
•Failing and/or illegal previous repairs