What should I do after I’ve used Tyreweld?
Holts Tyreweld is designed to fix a puncture at the roadside so you can reach your destination safely. It’s simple to use and can reinflate a flat tyre in just a few minutes. But what should you do after using Tyreweld?
If you’ve got a can of Tyreweld in your car or are thinking of buying one, this guide can tell you everything you need to know about how it works and what to do after you’ve applied it to a tyre. Use the links below to get the info you need fast or read on for the full guide.
- What is Tyreweld and How Does It Work?
- What Do I Do After I’ve Used Tyreweld?
- Does Tyreweld provide a permanent repair?
- How Far Can I Drive After Using Tyreweld?
- Will I Need to Buy a New Tyre After Using Tyreweld?
- Can I Use Tyreweld on Run-Flat Tyres?
What is Tyreweld and How Does It Work?
Holts Tyreweld is a temporary puncture repair product for emergencies, designed to seal the puncture and inflate your tyre to get you back on the road. It comes in a pressurised can and has a Schrader valve that connects to your tyre.
All you do is screw on the valve, remove the plastic safety tag and depress the trigger. The product will flow into the tyre to seal the puncture, so you can get where you’re going without having to change the wheel.
Tyreweld reinflates your tyre while sealing the hole that caused the puncture. As you drive, the product circulates around the tyre and seals it from within, so you can continue your journey safely.
What Do I Do After I’ve Used Tyreweld?
After using Tyreweld, you need to drive straight away so that the foam can circulate around the tyre and seal the puncture.
Start by removing the product from the valve; Tyreweld is a single-use product, so the can should now be disposed of. Then, drive forward slowly to give the product time to travel around the tyre and seal the puncture.
After a short period, it’s safe to accelerate up to a maximum speed of 50mph/80kph. You can drive for up to 100 miles after using Tyreweld, which should give you enough time to reach your destination or a local garage.
Tyreweld isn’t a permanent tyre repair, so you’ll need to have the tyre professionally repaired to ensure maximum safety. Thanks to our non-toxic, washable formula, the product can be washed out of the tyre after use, with no lasting damage – a benefit not offered by all tyre puncture repair kits.
Does Tyreweld provide a permanent repair?
Holts Tyreweld doesn’t provide a permanent puncture repair. Instead, it offers a semi-permanent quick-fix that lets you get where you’re going after a puncture, so you don’t have to worry about trying to change the wheel at the roadside.
Once Tyreweld has sealed and inflated the punctured tyre, we’d recommend driving straight to a garage so that the tyre can be repaired properly. The great thing is using Tyreweld doesn’t prevent your tyre being fixed, although, depending on the type of puncture and the number of previous repairs, a professional mechanic may advise that you need to replace the tyre after a puncture, rather than simply repairing it.
Because Tyreweld is made from a water-based foam, it can be easily wiped from the tyre using paper towels, so a mechanic can find and fix the puncture. This makes it different from other emergency tyre repair products, which can’t be removed from the tyre and mean you may need to buy a new one.
Make sure you tell whoever repairs the tyre that you’ve used Tyreweld. If they’re not familiar with it, just explain to them that it’s a water-based repair product which can be easily and quickly removed, so the tyre is still fixable.
How Far Can I Drive After Using Tyreweld?
You can drive for up to 100 miles after using Tyreweld. However, we’d always recommend getting the tyre fixed at your earliest opportunity to maintain safety.
Will I Need to Buy a New Tyre After Using Tyreweld?
This depends on the severity of the puncture, where it’s located and what your tyre fitter says about the condition and safety of the tyre.
If the tyre is damaged, the puncture is in the sidewall or it’s been patched up and repaired before, you may need to buy a replacement.
Your tyre fitter should be able to advise on whether you’ll need a new tyre after using Tyreweld.
Can I Use Tyreweld on Run-Flat Tyres?
No, Tyreweld should not be used on run-flat tyres. That’s because run-flats are designed to operate with no additional inflation in the event of a puncture.
We hope this guide outlines what you should do after using Tyreweld. For further advice, take a look at our Tyreweld FAQs.