What are the tyre repair regulations in the UK?
Different countries have different regulations regarding tyre repair. In the UK, tyre puncture repair must comply with BS AU 159 standards. This sets out a standard procedure as well as specifying what conditions a tyre can and can’t be in in order to make the repair.
How long will a tiyre with a plug last?
When a tyre has been correctly repaired to the BS standard, the repair is expected to last until the tyre requires replacement.
What is Area T?
Area T is the central part of the tyre’s width upon which a minor puncture repair can be carried out. The size of Area T depends on the width of the tyre, but it spans between about 60%-70% of the central width. Only punctures within this area can be repaired, otherwise the tyre must be replaced.