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      02-01-2013, 07:11 PM   #29
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Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

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Originally Posted by Irnbrukid View Post
I know mines wasnt even removed from the car, though it never ran flat or had tyre pressure indicator on. It was only because i heard it that i checked and seen it in middle of tyre. The tyre repair place is under 2 miles so drove straight, screw pulled plugged and back out.. never had any problems.
Not every tyre shop works to the industry standards. That is clear from your experience. National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) and BSAU 159 make it clear what is the accepted repair standard.

The BSAU 159 standard states that tyres should be removed from their rims to be thoroughly inspected to ascertain their suitability for repair. The standard also defines appropriate repair materials.

For the proper procedure, an example from etyres....

The first step, and one of the most important requirements of the BSAU 159, is to remove the punctured tyre from the wheel so it can be given a thorough inspection to check for its suitability for repair.