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Can I drive with a flat tyre?


Can I / you drive on a flat tyre?

It's not recommended to drive on a flat tyre, as it can cause damage to your vehicle and compromise your safety on the road.

Driving on a flat tyre can also make it more difficult to control your vehicle, particularly at high speeds.

Can you drive a flat tyre to the garage?

It is not recommended to drive on a flat tyre regardless of the circumstance. Doing so can damage your car and put yourself at risk.

Call a roadside assistance service to come and change the tyre or tow your vehicle to a garage.

Can you pump a flat tyre up?

If your tyre is only slightly flat, you may be able to add air pressure with the use of a tyre pump. If the tyre is completely flat, you will need to have it checked by a tyre fitter to find out if it can be repaired or requires replacement.

Can you repair a flat tyre?

There are some instances when a flat tyre can be repaired – if it is done by a professional tyre fitter.

However, this will depend on how damage to the tyre. If the damage is too severe, the tyre may need to be replaced.

Can a tyre go flat without a puncture?

Yes, a tyre can go flat without a puncture.

The most common reasons for a flat tyre can include a damaged valve, a worn-out tyre, or a leak in the tyre due to corrosion/impact damage.

Is it illegal to drive with a flat tyre?

Yes, it is illegal to drive with a severely flat tyre.

This is because driving with a flat tyre can create a hazard for other drivers on the road. Driving with a flat tyre can lead to a fine or penalty points on your driving licence.

Is it safe to drive with a flat tyre?

No, it is not safe to drive with a flat tyre.

Driving on a flat tyre can cause your vehicle to become unstable, particularly at high speeds, and can make it difficult to control your vehicle.