You've repaired your punctured tyre at the technician, otherwise known as vulcanizer in the country. Now you're heading home and while on the road, a thought flashed through your mind. How long will I be able to drive on my patched tyre? How safe is it?
This post on Naijauto will be answering the question.
Ways to fix your punctured tyre
First, let's see three common ways a tyre can be repaired
- Patching the punctured area by removing the rim and fixing it from the inside.
- Plugging the punctured hole with a tyre plug kit.
- A combination of both-patch/plug.
The proper way to repair your punctured tyre is a combination of the patch/plug. Patching the tire or plugging it respectively, is a temporary solution. Either repair it properly as soonest as you can or replace the tyre.
The proper way to repair your punctured tyre is a combination of the patch/plug
How long will I be able to drive on my patched tyre?
When you repair the tyre using the patch/plug method, the tyre will be able to hold in the air for a longer time. That is if you don't get another puncture. On the part of your safety, it's safe to drive with the patched tyre for as long as its useful life. There’s one thing you have to have in mind here though: the speed ratings of tyre doesn’t support patched tyres. So, it isn't an opportunity to increase your speed on the road as you do sometimes.
Also note this: If your tyre undergoes three patches, know it's time to have it replaced. Don't endanger your life.
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