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Tyres > Help > Tyres Help > Can you repair run flat tyres?

Can you repair run flat tyres?

The repair of run flat tyres depends on the extent of the damage and the manufacturer's recommendations.

In general, it is not recommended to repair run flat tyres, as they are designed to support the vehicle's weight in the event of a puncture. However, if the puncture is small and located in the tread area, it may be possible to repair the tyre. Always consult an expert if you are considering this.

Can run flat tyres be repaired?

Some tyre manufacturers may allow for the repair of punctures in run flat tyres, but it is important to follow their guidelines closely.

For example, repairing a puncture on the sidewall of a run flat tyre is typically not recommended, as the tyre may have been compromised beyond repair.

Can a run flat tyre be plugged?

In general, run flat tyres cannot be plugged, as plugging may not provide a reliable seal due to the tyre's unique construction.

Attempting to plug a run flat tyre may void the tyre's warranty and may compromise the tyre's integrity, potentially leading to a blowout or other safety issues.

Can you repair a puncture on a run flat tyre?

If you experience a puncture in a run flat tyre, it is best to consult with a qualified tyre fitter or the manufacturer for guidance on any next steps.