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    I have a back street sort of garage that fixes punctures for £5-10 so I might give it a go tomorrow...

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    Should be able to, may be " plug " it,

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    As long as it is not in sidewall it can be repaired. That looks as if it is on diameter should not be a problem
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    Too close to the sidewall my friend ..had one similar no one would fix it ...but you never know

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    Quote Originally Posted by signumboy View Post
    Too close to the sidewall my friend ..had one similar no one would fix it ...but you never know
    as above, i'll be surprised if anyone repairs that.

    the problem is that it's on the part of the tyre that wears quicker than the rest, so the plug is likely to wear away and start to leak air - i've seen it happen.

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    I hope it can be fixed - haven't got £140+ for a new tyre this close to Xmas!

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    get them to put a tube in it or a plug

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    sorry mate that can't be fixed to close to the sidewall, had the same thing last month, brand new tyre as well

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    Yep from what I've been told puncture repairs are not allowed at all in sidewalls and are not recommended on either side within a short distance of the sidewall, although some may offer to repair a puncture so close to the sidewall but it is not advisable. So it can be repaired but no-one should offer to do so.

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    so get a tube fitted it can be repaired and ive seen it a simple plug will do to get you out of a hole at the moment

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