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Punctured tyre can't be repaired

Asked by Bill Robinson

After suffering a punctured tyre on my BMW 125i the dealer told me to go to a Bridgestone dealer to have it repaired, as they were the only ones who could do it, but they told me it couldn't be repaired. When I asked about fitting conventional tyres they told it wasn't possible. That can't be right?

Answered by CarsGuide

18 Nov 2010 Graham Smith

Some run-flat tyres are marked that they can't be repaired, but that's not necessarily correct we've been told. Run-flats can be repaired providing the sidewall hasn't been damaged by being driven too far after the tyre deflated. There are tyre dealers other than Bridgestone dealers who have the equipment to remove run-flats from the rims and repair the tyres. Bridgestone have an equivalent conventional tyre to your run-flat and these can be fitted to your car.

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