Modern tyres seem to be stronger and harder to puncture, but sometimes getting a puncture is inevitable. That’s why at Bridgestone we offer a convenient puncture repair service.
If you do get a puncture, bring it into Bridgestone Select or Bridgestone Tyre Centre and our team of technicians will evaluate if it can be fixed in a safe and professional manner in line with safety standards (NZ Standard 5423) and have you back on the road in no time.
To ensure optimum tyre safety, only tyres that suffer a penetration in the tread area and meet the below criteria are repairable.
Puncture occurs from belt edge to belt edge on tread area (Green area, see table below).
Angle of puncture penetration is within 45° from the vertical.
Puncture is no larger than 6mm (10mm for TBR).
Tyre has not worn below 1.6mm of remaining tread depth.
Tyre has no visible sign of under inflation or runflat damage.
Maximum of 3 repairs with a minimum of 150mm between repairs (For RFT maximum of 2 repairs, minimum of 400mm apart).
When repairing a puncture you must seal both the hole in the inner liner of the tyre and the injury channel. This prevents water entering the injury channel and damaging the structural integrity of the tyre.
String repairs must NEVER be used for “on road” applications. Do not repair a tyre which has already had a string repair, because you will not be able to tell if the structural integrity of the tyre has already been compromised. It is a legal requirement that all tyre repairs be completed to New Zealand Standard 5423 (or the equivalent British or Australian Standard) i.e. the repair procedure and materials of a reputable tyre repair supplier are used.
Please note that we can only store repaired tyres for 90 days.
Tips to avoid getting punctures:
Check the treads on your tyres regularly for embedded glass, stones or sharp objects.
Make sure your tyres are inflated correctly (including the spare).
Never drive on a flat or partially deflated tyre
Driving on a flat tyre doesn’t only compromise your safety, but increases the chance of having to fully replace the tyre. So if you notice your tyre is looking a bit flat, pull over, replace it with your spare and bring it on in for us to check out.