Can you do a mobile tyre repair?
Yes we can. All the etyres mobile fitting vans are equipped with puncture repair facilities. Our punctures are repaired to BSAU 159 standard.
Can my puncture be repaired?
Most probably, yes. But there are British Standard guidelines that we have to adhere to. All our vans carry a BSAU 159 Standards Gauge. If the puncture is in the shoulder or side-wall of the tyre it cannot be repaired but if this is the case our tyre technician will show you, using his BSAU159 Gauge; or, you may download a free Repairable Area Tread Gauge from this site, follow the instructions, and see beforehand if it likely the tyre can be repaired.
What is the cost of a puncture repair?
The charge for repairing a puncture is £25 inc VAT including us coming out to your home or work.
I have "Check tyre Pressure" or similar message or symbol showing on my dashboard
What does this mean?
The "Check Tyre" symbol is usually displayed if one of the tyres on your vehicle has low air pressure.
What should I do?
First, visually check all your tyres to see if any of them look 'flat'.
If any of your tyres look flat, you must inflate them to the proper pressure before driving, or fit your spare wheel if you have one. Many new cars don't have a spare wheel, so if you don't have a pump to inflate your tyres yourself, you may need to call a mobile service such as etyres to attend and inspect your tyre to see if the puncture can be safely repaired.
It is very important not to drive on a tyre that is flat as this can damage the tyre. Driving on a flat tyre for even a very short distance will make a puncture repair impossible and require you to buy a new tyre; so make sure you pump up the tyre before you drive on it.
If none of your tyres look flat, there may still be a tyre that has low air pressure. Check the air pressure in all of your tyres as soon as possible and inflate them to the recommended air pressure
What air pressure should I put in my tyres?
The correct air pressure to inflate your tyres is always written in the owners' handbook for your vehicle. It is also often printed on a sticker which is either under the petrol flap, or stuck to the edge of the driver's door or the door frame. There will often be different pressures given for:
- Front and back wheels
- Different tyre sizes
- Vehicle loading (number of passengers / amount of luggage)
Please make sure you choose the correct pressure, if in doubt call the manufacturer or etyres for advice.
I have recently had my tyres changed or a puncture repaired and the 'Check Tyre Pressure' indicator is still showing.
If you have had a tyre changed or had a puncture repaired and the 'Check Tyre Pressure' message or symbol is still showing, it may need to be reset.
The reset procedure varies for different vehicles, it is best to check the owners' handbook for the exact reset procedure for your vehicle, but it can often be performed in the following ways:
- Some vehicles reset automatically after about 15 miles of driving.
- Some vehicles in particular early BMW Minis have a button under the handbrake which is pressed while the ignition is switched on and held down until the indicator goes away.
- Some vehicles are reset by entering the menu through the trip computer or the satnav and navigating to the 'Tyre Pressure Indicator Reset' or a similarly named option.
It is good practice to check and inflate all four tyres to the recommended pressures before performing the reset procedure. The reset procedure often memorises the current tyre pressures, and if any of them are low, you risk memorising an incorrect pressure for other wheels on the vehicle.
I have reset the 'Check Tyre Pressure' indicator but it has come back on after a few miles.
If you have reset the 'Check Tyre Pressure' indicator and it has come back on, it is important to check the air pressure inside all four tyres. It is possible that one of the other tyres on the vehicle has a fault and may need inspecting. Please check the air pressure and inflate the tyres as necessary and arrange for any tyre losing air pressure to be inspected by etyres.