Tyre Talk

What should I do if I get a puncture with DriveGuard tyres?

When you hit a puncture, your TPMS system will warn you of the loss in pressure, just in case you don’t notice you have a flat.

The first step is to reduce your speed as much as safely and reasonably possible. In any case, you should not exceed 50mph. The greater the speed, the less distance the tyre will be able to travel.

Avoid abrupt or aggressive acceleration, braking and cornering. Pot holes and other road hazards should be avoided. Drive carefully to limit the potential damage to your tyre and your rims.

Find a safe and convenient location where you can replace the tyre or have it repaired. Take note of your odometer reading so you know how far you can go. Remember: your limit is 50 miles when running flat. But also note that there are some conditions in which the running distance might be less.

If you experience unusual vibrations or handling becomes difficult, find a place to pull over, release the accelerator and gradually reduce speed. Chances are, the tyre will have to be replaced before you can continue driving.

Do not touch a tyre that has been running on low or zero pressure! It could be very hot. Let the tyre cool down first before handling.

tyre pressure maintenance system alert


We do not recommend continuing to drive after a puncture or flat tyre if you are towing a trailer or caravan. If possible, disconnect the trailer and proceed as noted above. Once your tyre has been serviced, you can continue towing your trailer as before.

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