etyres Launch Puncture Repair Gauge

By Etyres, PRNE
Monday, May 2, 2011

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 3, 2011 - etyres has launched a puncture repair gauge that helps mototrists whose
tyres have been damaged by potholes dodge the cost of expensive replacements.
The gauge is available to download and print from the etyres website today.

With Britain's roads blighted by a pothole plague following two
consecutive harsh winters, motorists are increasingly suffering from
punctured tyres.

However, many minor punctures can be repaired for a fraction of the cost
of a replacement tyre and motorists can find out if their tyre can be
repaired by downloading a puncture repair gauge ( from the etyres website.

Tony Bowman, managing director of etyres, said: "The good news is that
about half of all flat tyres caused by a puncture can be repaired safely and
cheaply without the need for motorists to fork out for a replacement tyre and
suffer a big dent in their finances.

"Anyone who drives over a large pothole should give their tyres a
thorough inspection as soon as possible.

"The most important thing that they can do to help the chances of the
puncture being repairable is not to drive on it when it is flat - driving for
even a few hundred metres on a flat tyre can damage it and make it

The Repairable Area Tread Gauge can be downloaded and printed out from
the etyres website. Vehicle owners can then follow the simple instructions to
find out if the puncture is in an area of the tyre tread which is possible to

The 'repairable area' of a tyre is designated as that where a repair can
be carried out to British Standards (currently BS AU 159f). Because a tyre
curves away from the middle of where the tyre rolls on the road, only the
centre area is repairable.

The cost of repairing a puncture can be a fraction of the cost of
replacing a premium brand tyre, such as Goodyear tyres, ( Continental car tyres
( or a 4×4 tyre.

About etyres:

Launched in 1997, etyres is the UK's first online tyres retailer. It
operates a mobile fitting service, which means customers can have their tyres
( fitted at a location of their choice - either at
their home or place of work.

Its low overheads mean the price customers pay is always low - up to 40%
cheaper than the leading high street tyre depots on a wide range of tyres,
from premium to budget brands.

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