Car and Van Fleet Tyres Puncture Repair at ATS Euromaster
Tyres can become damaged and punctured regardless of how new they are or how good a condition they are in, leaving you with the potentially high cost of needing to replace a tyre. However, at ATS Euromaster if it is safe to do so we will inspect and repair a tyre whenever possible, saving you money and leaving you with perfectly safe, working tyres once more.
- Tyre repair is available from all of our ATS Euromaster centres nationwide
- We will repair any tyre that can be safely returned to the road
- Keep down costs by repairing tyres instead of replacing them
- Also available for modern run flat & low profile tyres
- Ensure the highest duty of care to your employees by only repairing a tyre when possible
- Fair, unbiased advice on your tyres’ condition
If you do need a new tyre, you can choose from our wide variety of car & van tyres for your fleet.
Are repaired tyres safe?
Under British Standard BS AU 159, any tyres that can be repaired and returned to the road for everyday use will be repaired. You can rest assured that all repairs carried out will be to the highest standard and that having a repaired tyre will be every bit as safe to use as any other road-legal tyre.
If a tyre has been repaired correctly and in accordance with BS AU 159, a repaired tyre should meet all legal regulations and should be able to pass an MOT test.
If our technicians deem that the tyres are not safe to be returned to the road, you will be informed immediately and a new tyre will be recommended.
When can a tyre not be repaired?
Before repairing a tyre, it is assessed to be sure that it is still safe for road use. A tyre may be deemed unsafe for road use if:
- The tyre has been run whilst flat – causing irreparable damage to the sidewall that isn’t always visible
- The damage is on the sidewall
- The tyre is showing visible bead wire
- The rubber or tread has separated
- Leaking fluid from faulty suspension or brakes has caused the tyre to deteriorate
- Internal sidewalls show signs of overheating from a long term low pressure
- The damaged area is too large to be repaired
- The tyre has already reached its minimum tread depth for replacement
All of these points are in place to ensure that you maintain the highest standard of duty of care possible to your drivers, while reducing fleet downtime caused by preventable breakdowns.
Can run flat tyres be repaired?
A number of fleets equip their vehicles with run flat tyres to help avoid the potentially dangerous effects of a tyre blow-out. While the composition of a run flat tyre is slightly different to that of a normal tyre, they can still be repaired provided they are within safe parameters as outlined by BS AU 159 and returned to the road for continued use.
As run flat tyres are only designed to last at slow speeds for a limited distance after a puncture, any repair work is advised to be carried out quickly, or for the wheel to be removed and replaced until the tyre can be repaired.