I went in to get a puncture repair on what is a relatively new tyre - and they say they can't do it as the puncture was on the side of the tyre.
Is there no point in patching it up in these cases?
Very frustrating if I have to shell out another €75 to replace a tyre that is otherwise 100%...
Punctures on the side are irrepairable.
You can repair it, but there is so much movement in the sides of the tires, especially whilst turning that it would be extremely dangerous to do so. Last you want is a blow out and lose control. Better to spend the money mate!
They say they can't do it as they can't do it. Nobody can.
Sidewall damage is irreparable.
From my experience, you can chance your arm, but no way any respectable puncture repair place will not go near it.
I did try chancing my arm and still "no way"
For me it was €10 for puncture + €10 for the young fella to patch or plug it, And still he would not touch it, Cost me €165 for a new tyre.
Its a bin job,new tyre needed.Fixing it is too risky,as tyre would be prone to a sudden blow out.Bad luck,time to fork out for a new tyre,but safety comes 1st.
Same happened to me.
My local Advance Tyres refused to fix it (found a metal screw stuck in the side wall).
Only had the tyre a few weeks...cost another 200Euro to replace
If its in the sidewall its a dead duck.
You can plug it if its in the threaded bit as long as its a pin hole and not a gash.
What size is the tyre? If it is not rough inside it would be okay with a tube in it, as long as the hole is a pinhole it would be fine, otherwise steel from the tyre would puncture the tube
I just spotted a part worn with a repaired sidewall, it was patched on the inside.
I'd say if they fitted it I'd have been none the wiser.
Chuck it in the bin. I had a blowout years ago and nearly flipped the car. Not worth it for the sake of €75
Thank you all for your comments. I tried another tyre place and they wouldn't fix. Suggested sticking a tube in it - but they said not possible where it's an alloy wheel.
Got a KUMHO Solus KH17 for €70 fitted. They didn't stock hankook - but I looked up a few reviews of the Kumho - and it seems to get reasonably good press. Also, price on blackcircle.co.uk was just the same as the fitted price I got...(I mention that as whenever a tyre place say they don't have x tyre, they usually offer some sort of sh1te tyre which has a disproportionate price).
Had several punctures in the sidewall, tire needs to come off and a patch fitted.
Never went wrong.
The tire is fcuked when you have a bulge in your sidewall, that means some of the steel belting has torn and the structural integrity of your tire is compromised, i.e. tire go bang on motorway. You don't need to have a puncture for this. You could even have a bulge on the inside of a tire and not notice. Very dangerous.
If there's a pinhole in the sidewall but no bulge, it means that the steel belting is pretty much intact, it can be fixed.
Had two patches to my two front tires (lousy Kormorans and they're paper side walls), replacing both tires would have cost a bomb, but it was fixed and since put at least 40k km on the tires.
So, to recap:
If it's a pinhole and no bulge, yes get it fixed! Anyone who says replace is in need of some extra income.
what size tyre is it? where you get it done? €70 seems alot for a kh17 fitted. I got same fitted for €50(175/65 R14).
Who was selling this?