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Tyre Puncture Repair at Tyrepower Kogarah

Flat tyre on the road

To state the obvious, tyre punctures are not a fun experience; they are simply an inconvenience. Punctures are the most common form of tyre damage and are usually caused by small, sharp objects, such as nails, glass, or screws.

If you’re in the Rockdale or St. George area, Tyrepower Kogarah is here to help you. Our friendly team will be happy to assist you with your tyre needs. In the case of a tyre puncture, bring your tyre to our store for a repair service. We can assess the condition of your damaged tyre to determine if a repair is safe to do.

Warning signs of a tyre puncture

Typically, you’ll notice you've got a flat tyre when your dashboard’s tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) light is on. However, there are some other warning signs you should keep an eye out for. These include:

  • One of your tyres looks visually different from the others. For example, it has a saggy sidewall.
  • Your wheels are out of balance or you feel your car is unsteadily moving from side to side.
  • Your car suddenly changes direction from left to right.
  • You feel your vehicle steer from left to right.
  • You find it hard to turn your steering wheel.

How do tyre punctures happen?

Shards of car glass on the street

There are different reasons why a tyre puncture may happen. The most common ones are the following:

  • Screws/Bolts/Nails. They can be found anywhere on the road and for whatever reason.
  • Construction waste. This includes metal sheets, steel components, and pieces of wood.
  • Sharp rocks. You might come across sharp rocks when driving so it’s important to check your tyres after travelling on gravel roads.

Can punctures be repaired?

There are two factors that will determine if a tyre puncture can be repaired: the size of the puncture and its location on the tyre.

Generally, a tyre puncture can be repaired when:

  • It occurs between the tyre’s shoulders, which are the central part of the tread area.
  • It is 6 mm or less in diameter.

On the other hand, there are times when a puncture can’t be fixed. For example:

  • The puncture occurs on the tyre sidewall, which is important to the tyre’s structure and performance.
  • The tyre has been driven on whilst flat, which results in a weaker, permanently damaged tyre that is prone to blowouts and catastrophic damage.

How to prevent a tyre puncture?

There’s no guaranteed way that a puncture can be prevented, but there are a few things you can still do to reduce the odds. For example:

  • Visually check your tyres, when cleaning or inspecting your car
  • Keep correct tyre pressures
  • Avoid potholes, and road debris without swerving dangerously
  • Avoid bumping or scraping against the kerb while parking

Tyre repair service at Tyrepower Kogarah

If you’re not familiar with the tools required, changing a flat tyre by yourself might not be the safest option. In the event of a tyre puncture or any potential issue with your car, the best thing to do is to call for road assistance to make sure you and your passengers are safe.

Contact Tyrepower Kogarah who can assist you with our puncture repair service. We are located 14 kilometres southwest of Sydney's centre, serving Kogarah as well as St George and Rockdale areas.

In instances where we are unable to safely repair your damaged tyre, we can advise you on a suitable replacement tyre. We stock a huge range of tyres from all the leading brands, including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Michelin, and Continental.

Call us on (02) 9587 3366, book our tyre repair service online or come to our store located at 7 Lindsay Street, Rockdale. Our friendly staff will be happy to help you with all your vehicle needs.

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