etyres Launch Puncture Repair Gauge
Released on: May 03, 2011, 2:36 pm
etyres has launched a puncture repair gauge that helps
mototrists whose tyres have been damaged by potholes dodge the cost of
expensive replacements. The gauge is available to download and print
from the etyres website today.
With Britain's roads blighted by a pothole plague following two consecutive harsh
winters, motorists are increasingly suffering from punctured tyres.
However, many minor punctures can be repaired for a fraction of the cost of a
replacement tyre and motorists can find out if their tyre can be repaired by
downloading a puncture repair gauge from the
Tony Bowman, managing director of etyres, said: "The good news is that about half
of all flat tyres caused by a puncture can be repaired safely and cheaply without
the need for motorists to fork out for a replacement tyre and suffer a big dent in
"Anyone who drives over a large pothole should give their tyres a thorough
inspection as soon as possible.
"The most important thing that they can do to help the chances of the puncture
being repairable is not to drive on it when it is flat - driving for even a few
hundred metres on a flat tyre can damage it and make it irreparable."
The Repairable Area Tread Gauge can be downloaded and printed out from the etyres
website. Vehicle owners can then follow the simple instructions to find out if the
puncture is in an area of the tyre tread which is possible to repair.
The 'repairable area' of a tyre is designated as that where a repair can be
carried out to British Standards (currently BS AU 159f). Because a tyre curves away
from the middle of where the tyre rolls on the road, only the centre area is
The cost of repairing a puncture can be a fraction of the cost of replacing a
premium brand tyre, such as Goodyear tyres, Continental car tyres or a 4x4
Launched in 1997, etyres is the UK's first online tyres retailer. It operates a
mobile fitting service, which means customers can have their tyres fitted at a location of their choice - either at their
home or place of work.
Its low overheads mean the price customers pay is always low - up to 40% cheaper
than the leading high street tyre depots on a wide range of tyres, from premium to
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