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Puncture (hole) in tire -- need replacement?

Hi!

Recently, after our car stayed parked for couple of days, it showed "check tire pressure". I have this small device to measure tire pressure, checked it -- indeed, 180kPa instead if 260-ish. It was on vacation, so I just pumped it up and we headed home. Since that time I monitored closer tires pressure -- indeed, after 2-3 days pressure in this wheel would drop 5-10kPa, not going flat or anything. Finally, I had a change to go the very same garage, where I usually change winter-summer tires and asked them to have a look. Turned out that there was a small hole on "flat" (running) part (not "walls"). The mechanic fixed the tire, but told me that "this will be enough and the car will run, no problem, but according to law, this is only provisorisch". Well, our mutual language skills are not at its best for this subject and I decided to google for it later. I asked a friend around -- he had alike situation, but in his case the tire was significantly damaged, and garage did not even want to give him car back, as they would be liable if the car is not roadworthy. That is understandable. I tried to find anything on this info in .ch, but no luck.

Hence is my question. Does anybody know of this regulation? A fixed puncture requiring replacing the tire (not to mention that then I need to replace all four)?

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Re: Puncture (hole) in tire -- need replacement?

Hi,
We had a puncture from a large nail in our tyre a few months ago, we took to Euromaster and they put an inner tube (like on a bicycle) inside the tyre.

No need to replace the tyre unless the tyre walls are damaged.

The tyre is as good as new now!

Never heard of any regulation that insists you replace tyres when not necessary.
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Hi,
We had a puncture from a large nail in our tyre a few months ago, we took to Euromaster and they put an inner tube (like on a bicycle) inside the tyre.

No need to replace the tyre unless the tyre walls are damaged.

The tyre is as good as new now!

Never heard of any regulation that insists you replace tyres when not necessary.
Inner tubes are generally regarded a bad idea due to risk of sudden loss of inflation and in fact may even be illegal if not fitted to rims and tyres authorised for innertube use and which also are in proper condition.

Repairs are only permitted within the tread part of the tyre and only up to a certain diameter and there can't be a repair close to another. In the UK we used to hear that a tyre could only be repaired once but there's no actual regulation for that there.
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Old 26.09.2017, 06:53
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Re: Puncture (hole) in tire -- need replacement?

Here on Malta its a case of: "Oh another flat. Drat!" A stop off at the roadside tire mender five minutes and six Euros later Im on my way again.
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Re: Puncture (hole) in tire -- need replacement?

I had a large pointy bit of metal stuck in mine earlier in the year, took it to the garage and they filled the hole vulcanized it and fitted it back on the car all within 20mins. They said it won't affect the speed or weight rating and perfectly okay. Only sidewall damage is an issue which they checked also.
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I had a large pointy bit of metal stuck in mine earlier in the year, took it to the garage and they filled the hole vulcanized it and fitted it back on the car all within 20mins. They said it won't affect the speed or weight rating and perfectly okay. Only sidewall damage is an issue which they checked also.
This was my experience too. Except that the evening after they'd repaired the tyre, it went flat again - the repair had failed. So we took the car back, and they were very apologetic and replaced both back tyres, no charge. Adams Touring, Alschwil.
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This was my experience too. Except that the evening after they'd repaired the tyre, it went flat again - the repair had failed. So we took the car back, and they were very apologetic and replaced both back tyres, no charge. Adams Touring, Alschwil.
You got 2 new tyres for free?!!...please give us the address!
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