Slow Puncture – Repair or Replace?

How to identify a slow puncture

Just by regularly checking the air pressure in your car tyres, you can quickly identify when you get a slow puncture. We recommend carrying out a tyre pressure check-up at least once a month. We also recommend that you set a reminder on your phone until it becomes a habit. By checking your tyre pressure regularly, you will immediately notice if one becomes a regular offender for a loss of air. This is how you can identify a slow puncture before it becomes too late. If you catch it in time the chances are it may be repairable and hence save you a few bob!

Tyreland puncture repair guide

Here is our quick reference guide on puncture repairs vs tyre replacement. The following conditions need to apply for a puncture repair:

  1. The puncture happened in the repairable zone of the tyre; this is in the area where the treads are. If you have been unfortunate to puncture the sidewall, you are looking at a new tyre.
  2. The diameter of the puncture must be less than 6mm for repair.
  3. There has been no secondary damage to the tyre, e.g. sidewall damage caused by under-inflated use, cuts or splits caused by the puncturing object.
  4. The tyre has not had more than one puncture within each quadrant. (W, Y and Z speed rated tyres can only be repaired a maximum of 3 times)
  5. Your tyre is a decent condition and age and has an appropriate tread depth.


For all your tyre needs including fitting, alignment and other services, get in touch with the experts at Tyreland today. Call now on 01 860 20 20 to find your nearest location.

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