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Reading through some of the posts, I notice people repairing tyre punctures. I was under the impression that you shouldn't repair these high performance tyres and should always replace the tyre, despite the cost. Thoughts?
 

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Depends on the size of the puncture, the method of repair, the tread depth of the tire and most importantly the intended use.

I would not repair a medium size puncture, with a plug, 5/32 tread and go and track the car... On the other hand, for freeway use at 60-75 on a long trip in a brand new tire, I would use a plug and patch repair and keep an eye on it. I actually did precisely this. And the other approach, but not on the same tire.

Keep in mind, that if the tire is not new or nearly new, you want to change the other side too, regardless of the fact that the tire is intact, doubling the cost.
 

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Yep: 'should' and 'can' are definitely two different concepts here:

For safety, liability, warranty and speed rating retention, any punctured UHP tire should be replaced.
That said, some punctures can be patched and/or repaired, and the tire will remain safe for most day-to-day uses. However, its speed rating is no longer valid, its warranty is no longer valid, and the manufacturer is no longer liable for tire failure consequences.

The choice is up to you (and, sometimes, up to finding a shop that will agree to execute the patch. Some won't.)
 

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I had a puncture early on--5000km--while driving through a construction zone. ?
My dealer was quite willing to repair the tyre until they discovered that the hole was too close to the edge for a 'safe' repair.
 

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Hi im new and i've got a puncture on my Cayman S a while ago, called a service of mobile tyre fitting and they hit with the solution pretty efficient, quick and affordable. Highly recommended this guys


If any of you need that service, here is the information. Is just a recomendation. Thanks
 

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The location of the puncture and size are the key. A plug in the center of the thread used on a nail puncture is completely safe. Just image for 10 seconds if you will, if such a plug repair was not safe......those kits would NOT be on the market. Period. That being said, a wide chunk of steel in the tire will make it not pluggable nor should you patch such a damaged tire. But a nail? Straight in? Pulled and plugged. That is very safe. The more common issue is a persistent slow leak. Which can be a PITA but will keep you on the road. So when you plug, use the glue that comes with the kit.

Removing the tire from the rim and patching from within is a great repair but you run the risk of rim damage.

If you have damage to the side wall, ya, dead tire.

As far as the tire being dangerous at high speed with a plug? Why? The steel belt is not disrupted by a puncture. If so what would you expect at the time of the actual puncture? The tire is not going to explode or suddenly shred. It's not a retread, it's a little rubber plug.

Mike
 

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Yeah my 2018 CS is currently at the shop waiting for a new tire to arrive on Monday; got a nail too close to the side wall so the tire needs to be replaced.
I know lots of folks don't get the extra tire/wheel coverage, but when I bought this as a CPO (just last month) I decided to. At least the tire won't cost me anything :)
 

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Myself , and plenty of other people have even done trackdays on patched and plugged tires . As long as its in the middle of the tread , it should be fine .... 2 - 3 plugs ? maybe not
 
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