Patching tyres?

Patching tyres?

Postby poprock » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:15 am

I’m always wary of ‘repairing’ tyres. Feels like taking a risk on one of the most important parts of a car. But I have nearly-new tyres on my Coupé and there are two wee nails embedded in the left rear.

So what are your thoughts on having tyres patched up instead of replaced with new? Anyone ever tried it?

I need to do one or the other within the next week or so, anyhow. Help making the decision would be appreciated …
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby Angelus » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:32 pm

I only found out months later that one of the tyres I'd been doing 180 mph on was a repaired tyre. :o I don't think I'd have done 180 on it if I'd known, but it did not give way and the only reason I eventually took it off was because I changed tyre size. I think done right they're ok, done wrong and it's catastrophic...... :shock:
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby poprock » Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:38 pm

Hmmm. I’m not going to be hitting 180mph anytime soon (I think my Vmax is more like 150 and I’d be too scared even to do that in a FWD car …)

Maybe I can get away patching this. Anyone have any recommendations for where to take it, in that case?
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby OlberJ » Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:26 am

As long as it's in tread and not the shoulder you're fine to repair.
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby poprock » Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:21 pm

Cheers. Anyone in Glasgow who’s particularly trusted for this sort of thing?
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby OlberJ » Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:21 pm

Any decent tyre place should be able to do it right.
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby Angelus » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:13 pm

poprock wrote:Cheers. Anyone in Glasgow who’s particularly trusted for this sort of thing?

Fernando uses a tyre place in the city that people seem to like, can't remember where though?

Can you hear the drums Fernando?
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby m1key » Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:46 pm

Angelus wrote:
poprock wrote:Cheers. Anyone in Glasgow who’s particularly trusted for this sort of thing?

Fernando uses a tyre place in the city that people seem to like, can't remember where though?

Can you hear the drums Fernando?

If it's the same place he recommended to me, it's:
RD Tyres, 460 Pinkston Road, Springburn, G22 1HU, tel 0141 332 5781.

I've being going there the last couple of years and Gerrard is excellent. Very competitive on price, very careful with wheels and always balanced spot on. Would highly recommend but don't know if he does repairs.
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby Elise260 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:41 pm

I had to got a rear tyre plugged which I used for a couple of months with no ill effects and will add that the guy doing the repair should advise if the repair is feasible.I believe if the "nail" has been in for a while it might have damaged the carcass on the inside but this'll be seen when the tyre's off the rim anyway.As previously said,repair only possible on treaded section of tyre I believe.
I used Ronnie Thom,Wheelsaround........as seen at Knockhill
Hope it works out for you.
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby Hoonmeister » Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:44 pm

Angelus wrote:
poprock wrote:Cheers. Anyone in Glasgow who’s particularly trusted for this sort of thing?

Fernando uses a tyre place in the city that people seem to like, can't remember where though?

Can you hear the drums Fernando?

Sorry for delay.
As Mikey said above Gerrard.
Wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby poprock » Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:01 pm

I found a second nail, in the same tyre, but through the sidewall. So that buggered the patching idea. I had some Toyos fitted today instead.

I’ll keep Gerrard in mind for next time, thanks guys. (Which will probably be soon. I’d like to get these Toyos on the front wheels too.)
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Re: Patching tyres?

Postby fyreside12 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:17 am

This will be my first time trying Toyo tires. Hopefully, it won't wear out faster.
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