Bridgestone's Tyre Repair Service


Tyre Puncture & Repair

Modern tyres are stronger and harder to puncture, but sometimes getting a puncture is inevitable. That is why at Bridgestone, we offer a convenient puncture repair service for you in the circumstance that a tyre is punctured. Contact your local Bridgestone store to ask about the best way to repair your punctured tyre.

All puncture repairs at our Bridgestone stores are done in a safe and professional manner in line with the safety standards under the Australian Standard AS 1973-1993.


What to do if you get a punctured tyre?

If you do get a punctured tyre, bring it in to your nearest Bridgestone Select or Bridgestone Tyre Centre and our team of technicians will be able to evaluate and determine if the tyre can be repaired.
To check if the tyre can be repaired, our experts will need to remove the tyre from the wheel, inspect the damage and check the structure of the tyre. If the tyre can be repaired, they will fix the puncture, refit & balance it back to the wheel and then fit it to your car.


When can a tyre be repaired?

To ensure optimum tyre safety, only tyres that suffer a penetration in the appropriate tread area and meet the below criteria are repairable.

  1. Puncture occurs from belt edge to belt edge on tread area (Green area, see table below).
  2. Angle of puncture penetration is within 45° from the vertical.
  3. Puncture is no larger than 6mm (10mm for TBR).
  4. Tyre has not worn below 1.6mm of remaining tread depth.
  5. Tyre has no visible sign of under inflation or runflat damage.
  6. Maximum of 3 repairs with a minimum of 150mm between repairs (For RFT maximum of 2 repairs, minimum of 400mm apart).
Puncture Repair
When repairing a puncture you must seal both the hole in the inner liner of the tyre and the injury channel.
This prevents water entering the injury channel and damaging the structural integrity of the tyre.

String repairs must NEVER be used for “on road” applications. Do not repair a tyre which has already had a string repair, because you will not be able to tell if the structural integrity of the tyre has already been compromised.

Unfortunately, if the tyre has received severe damage to the sidewall, the shoulder or the tread, our technicians may not be able to repair the tyre. In this instance, we would recommend that it is replaced with a new tyre.

How to avoid getting punctures:

Never drive on a flat or partially deflated tyre

Driving on a flat tyre doesn’t only compromise your safety, but increases the chance of having to fully replace the tyre. If you notice your tyre is looking a bit flat, pull over, replace it with your spare and bring it to a Bridgestone store. That way, our expert technicians can evaluate if it can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced.

Tyre Puncture & Repair

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