Autocentre and mobile tyre puncture repair services

Most motorists will have experienced a puncture at some point. It can leave you and your tyre deflated, as you’re left stranded on your driveway or on the side of the road.

We know punctures can be highly frustrating, which is why we’ve developed our range of convenient puncture repair services to help. 

Can my puncture be repaired?

You’ve punctured your tyre, and you’re probably wondering whether you’ll need to repair or replace it. Luckily, in most instances, a tyre can be repaired.

However, there are certain instances when a tyre is beyond repair and will need replacing. We can repair your puncture if:

  • It is within the central three-quarters of the tyre. Anything outside this section is unsafe to repair.
  • The tyre tread depth meets the legal requirement (1.6mm).
  • No previous repairs have been conducted in the area around the puncture.
  • The sidewall or shoulder of the tyre are not compromised.

Puncture repair services

We know a puncture is an unwelcome inconvenience, and we want to make the repair process as convenient as possible. That’s why we offer both an Autocentre-based and mobile puncture repair service:

Mobile Puncture Repair Service

Making life as easy as possible, with our mobile puncture repair service, one of our Halfords Mobile Experts can come to your home or workplace and repair the puncture for you. The service is available 7 days a week between 8am and 8pm, meaning you can pick a time that is convenient for you.

So, if you’re looking for mobile tyre puncture repair near me, look no further than our Mobile Experts.

Discover more about our Mobile Puncture Repair Service here.

Autocentre Puncture Repair Service

If you’ve suffered a puncture or your tyre is slowly losing pressure, you can book a puncture repair service at one of our Autocentres.

One of our technicians will inspect the tyre to see if a repair is suitable. If for any reason it isn't, we will happily refund the cost of the repair towards a new tyre.

Free tyre check

Even if you haven’t suffered a puncture, it’s important to ensure that your tyres are in a safe condition.

Book a Free Tyre Check at one of our Autocentres and one of our trained technicians will carry out a pressure check, inspect the tread depth, and assess for any wear or damage. It’ll give you that extra peace of mind that your tyres are safe and legal.

Book your Free Tyre Check

Run flat tyre puncture repair

Run flat tyres are equipped with advanced technology that enables you to keep driving after you’ve had a puncture – albeit for a limited number of miles and at lower speeds.

They benefit from a reinforced sidewall that’s able to support the weight of a vehicle after a tyre’s deflated, without further damaging the wheels or compromising safety.

For safety reasons, we do not repair punctured or damaged run flat tyres at Halfords. This is as it is hard to know whether the sidewall of a run flat tyre has been compromised, and we believe the safest option is to replace the tyre.

Discover more about run flat tyres

How do tyre sealants work?

Tyre sealants are an increasingly popular way of keeping you moving after a puncture has occurred. Inserted into tyres, the sealant helps plug any holes in the tyre, and there are two types of sealant commonly used:

  • Pre-puncture sealant – These are injected into the tyre ready for if a puncture should occur. When one does, the sealant will get to work, plugging the gap to minimise the loss of air. By keeping the tyre inflated, the sealant allows you to drive to safety before getting the tyre repaired. However, you need to inspect the tyres regularly as otherwise, you may not notice that a puncture has occurred.
  • Post-puncture sealant – Injected into the tyre after a puncture, post-puncture sealant will seal over the puncture hole. You can then reinflate the tyre and drive to a safe location to get the tyre fixed.

Both sealants can be useful, but neither should be considered a permanent fix. If you get a puncture, the sealant is there to help you drive safely to a location where the tyre can be repaired or replaced.

Tyre puncture repair law

The only contact point between our vehicles and the road, our tyres are vital for performance. They affect handling, grip and ride quality, so it’s no surprise that there are stringent guidelines in place to ensure that punctures are repaired correctly and safely.

These repair guidelines are set out in rule BSAU158 of the British Standards Institution, and you can rest assured that all our technicians are fully qualified and will conduct repairs to the expected standards.

With the help of our puncture repair services, you can get your tyres fixed at a time and place that is convenient for you. To discover our range of tyres, head over to Halfords.com.

For more information on tyres, visit our help and advice guides.