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2019/11/16 14:20:43 (permalink)

Puncture Repair or New Tyre?

Managed to get a slowish puncture, losing about 3psi an hour.


I can see a screw in the tread a couple of inches from the outside edge.
 
My OPC said they will only replace the tyre and won’t do a repair.
 
My question is, is it safe to go to a tyre fitters and get it repaired or should I take the advice of OPC and get the tyre replaced?


interested to hear others views.
 
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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/16 14:47:15 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Markjp 2019/11/16 22:58:38
Just my opinion.
if you drive at lawful speeds here or France etc then 80 mph or so will be fine for a repaired tyre.
these repairs are on my Skoda Superb (I have two on my car now) then all is fine, towing too.
 
However, if you are to really use the car on track of course, then I would fit new and if the other tyre across the axle is thin, replace both and take the hit.
 
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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/16 15:02:22 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Markjp 2019/11/16 22:58:34
Get it repaird - will be absolutely fine.  I've repaired track tyres before with no consequence, you'll be fine on your road tyre.  If there was any genuine danger the repairing of tyres would be prohibited by law.
 
OPC are only interested in your cash.  Take it to your local tyre place and they'll repair it no problem.  Once repaired you can happily vmax your car and the repair will not become an issue.

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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/16 16:05:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Markjp 2019/11/16 22:58:30
If they are damaged just over 1" from the edge I have had almost new tyres repaired no problem at all and used until worn out no issue at all.

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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/16 17:03:12 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Markjp 2019/11/16 22:58:25

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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/17 16:25:13 (permalink)
Thanks for the responses.
 
I am going to take my Cayman to a local tyre fitters tomorrow and see if I can get it repaired.
 
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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/17 16:30:31 (permalink)
I’ve had mine repaired before by a reputable Indy 
they wouldn’t do it if not safe
but if it’s fairly worn already then I’d fit two new
but if very light wear defo go repair route

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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/17 16:47:33 (permalink)
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I’ve had mine repaired before by a reputable Indy 
they wouldn’t do it if not safe
but if it’s fairly worn already then I’d fit two new
but if very light wear defo go repair route


Only done 6000 miles. Mind you don't know what mileage I'm likely to get out of the rears, this being my first Porsche.


 
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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/22 12:42:39 (permalink)
Got the puncture repaired on Monday and all seems good with the tyre pressure now. £24 for the repair, much more reasonable than having to replace the tyre.

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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/23 11:25:15 (permalink)
Hi Mark, 20,000 miles and 3mm left on mine as my track days are long gone !  Good news with tyre repair.

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Re: Puncture Repair or New Tyre? 2019/11/24 19:15:22 (permalink)
A good repair is nothing to worry about ... even for tracking ...
 
The repairers in my experience are very aware of what will and may not be reliable. I trust their expertise.

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