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How long to wait after puncture repair?

After you have had your tyre puncture repaired, it is generally a good idea to wait for around 10 to 15 minutes before driving.

This will give you enough time to check whether or not the repair has worked, and the air pressure of the tyre is maintained.

When a sealant kit has been used, the waiting time may be longer – upward of one hour in some cases. This is to allow the sealant to cure and create a proper seal.

For repairs carried out by a tyre fitter, they will be able to advice on how long to wait before driving.

Whatever method used, it is crucial to check that the tyre has been properly inflated and the repair has been effective – to avoid any further damage or accidents.