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Punctures and misfortunes have one thing in common: they come at the most inopportune moments. Driving around Bicester or any other part of the UK for that matter, it is only a matter of time before you pick up a puncture. At times, puncture repair in Bicester can seem daunting because there are so few proper garages around.

Enter Phillips Tyres.

We are now in Bicester too, and our puncture repair services are at par with the best in the industry. Our experts can quickly fix your tyres. On those rare occasions when punctures cannot be mended if they are on the central portion of the tyres, we will guide you on what to do next. You can also purchase fresh car tyres from our facility.

Puncture repair services at Phillips Tyres

A proper puncture repair only happens when you have a qualified professional attending to it. We guarantee professional expertise. Not that not all punctures can be mended.

Our puncture repair policy is in sync with the BSAU159, the British Standard that guides such repairs. An improperly repaired patch will burst again, and may even cause a blow-out. According to the guidelines:

  • Punctures on the central 3/4th part of a tyre- the portion that is the most vulnerable to damage and also most important- cannot be legally repaired. That is because these repairs will be too close to the sidewall and will not be safe in the long run. The sidewalls carry most of the tyre’s weight and must remain strong.
  • All portions that are beyond the central 3/4th area are deemed minor repair areas. For most repairs in these parts, we prepare the patch using an air drill, which is in line with the legal regulations.
  • Our experts do not encourage any restoration if there is a puncture that exceeds more than 6mm in length at its widest point. Our customers often ask us for tyre repair in Bicester even if the leak is wider than that limit. While we will not turn back a client, we will give this piece of advice before we start working.

Can run-flat tyres be repaired?

Run-flat tyres were designed primarily to prevent punctures from affecting a journey, and such models have a stronger tyre carcass which enables them to run for more than 50 miles at low speeds. You will have to replace the tyres afterwards.

Unfortunately, that same benefit also gives rise to a flaw: our experts suggest you should never try to repair a punctured run-flat tyre. Puncture repairs are the ideal option if you are looking for a short-term solution.

You can choose to buy excellent tyres across various brands from Phillips Tyres. You can easily follow up a puncture repair in Bicester later on with a new set of tyres later from our extensive range.

Let your technicians help you with the best way forward!

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