How to use a tyre repair kit

A tyre repair kit is one of the most important pieces of emergency equipment you can carry in your car – offering a quick and safe-to-use alternative to a space-saving or full-sized spare tyre.

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It’s reckoned that on average, UK motorists suffer a puncture once every five years. Tyre repair kits reduce road-side risk by a factor of five and more than halve the time a car is immobilised (source: Tyre manufacturer Continental).

Using a Tyre Repair Kit can be quicker, easier and safer than jacking up your car to change wheels, which means you’ll spend less time in a potentially dangerous situation at the roadside.

The kits also reduce a car’s overall weight, and therefore improve fuel economy.

In this short video, we show you the simple steps you should follow to use a tyre repair kit correctly, and describe the situations in which you should use it.

Finally, it’s important to remember that  all new Toyotas come with 12 months free AA roadside cover. If you can’t use the Tyre Repair Kit, or don’t feel confident then contact the AA to arrange roadside recovery.

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By Dan Strong

147 comments

      1. Hi John,

        Yes, tyre repair kits do have an expiry date, which is clearly labelled on the kit. We have just checked a 70 plate C-HR and the tyre repair kit has an expiry date of June 2026. Hope this helps.

        Thanks

    1. Hi Dan,

      That depends on the puncture and the amount of sealant remaining. We’d always recommend replacing the kit after it has been used, just in case you get another.

      Thanks

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