Is My Tyre Shot? - Woody
Picked up a new Honda CRV yesterday and did about 60 miles.

Went out this morning and the rear driver side tyre is flat. On closer inspection there is a screw in it. We called on friends last night who are having an extension to the front of their house (nearly finished) so I suspect it was picked up there.


Can the tyre be repaired, or is that it ? If so, what cost a new one (Bridgestone tyre CRV is 15" wheeled Sport model) ?

Can't believe our bad luck...
Is My Tyre Shot? - Roger Jones
Certainly worth taking it into KwikFit or equivalent. I've done this on several occasions and not only have they repaired it -- usually to my surprise, but they know what they're doing -- but they've also refused to charge me.
Is My Tyre Shot? - Dynamic Dave
It all depends where abouts the screw is in the tyre.

If it's in the middle of the tread, and not near the edge, "some" places will repair it for you. The problem is that the side wall flexes as you corner, so any patch or plug fitted will simply unstick itself from the tyre. The middle of the tyre only flexes very little, that is why "some" people will repair them without worry of a patch/plug detaching itself from the tyre it's adheared to. As your tyre is 15", a tube can't be fitted either.

If in any doubt, get the tyre replaced. Better safe than sorry where tyres are concerned.
Is My Tyre Shot? - GroovyChick{P}
Assuming the screw has just gone through the tread, and not damaged the tyre wall, then a plug repair should be straight forward.
As Roger says, take it to a tyre fitting outlet, they'll remove the wheel and tyre from it, then the offending screw, then they'll usually tidy the hole, maybe making it bigger, so that a plug can be inserted from the inside. This is stuck in place and then trimmed flush on the tread side.
Not sure they'll do it for nowt though, I've never experienced that, usually costs around £10.
If it's done properly it'll be as good as new and the tyre will be quite happy at it's rated speed.
At the end of the day it's how comfortable you feel driving around with a repaired tyre.
Is My Tyre Shot? - Wales Forester
Is your spare the same size?
If so i'd suggest you get the damaged one repaired and then relegate it to spare duties.
If not, then I'd personally buy a new tyre as a CRV is quite a big motor and I'd rather be running on four perfect rubbers.

PP
Is My Tyre Shot? - Jonathan {p}
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I was under the impression that damage over a certain size could not legally be plugged (6mm I think) similarly any damage to sidewalls is not allowed to be repaired.

Here's some more definitive info on this.

www.harvie.co.uk/bsauminor.htm

Is My Tyre Shot? - Woody
PP Wrote: Is your spare the same size?
If so i'd suggest you get the damaged one repaired and then relegate it to spare duties.
If not, then I'd personally buy a new tyre as a CRV is quite a big motor and I'd rather be running on four perfect rubbers.

PP


The CRV has a full size spare on an alloy wheel, so your suggestion above is the one I will seek tomorrow.

Really rotten luck though isn't it? I chopped in a Freelander because it was nothing but trouble, still I can't blame Honda for a screw in the road.

The hole is right in the middle of the tyre, which gives me hope. I will let you know the outcome tomorrow.



Is My Tyre Shot? - chris2
was the tyre completely flat ? if so then the side wall may have been damaged and a repaired tyre will be more likely to blow outs.

If the repairer is good they will check the tyre for damage inside/out rather than just position of the screw.

It all comes down to how much you value your life - 3 nights out or a new tyre ?
Is My Tyre Shot? - Woody
I have always used ATS, but my nearest place is Kwik Fit, so I pumped up the tyre and limped off down there.

They repaired the tyre, put the spare on and made the repaired one the spare.

They did it for nothing.

That is excellent service and I know where I will be going next time the need arises.
Is My Tyre Shot? - jud
Get it hot vulcanised repaired, only punctures over the middle section of the tyre can be repaired with a cold patch, hot vulcanising will cost around £15, your problem will be finding someone who does them, most heavy machine tyres are repaired like this, i have had two Hv repairs over the last year
Is My Tyre Shot? - Dynamic Dave
Get it hot vulcanised repaired,


Too late - he's already had it repaired. See post above yours!
 

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