I have just had my tyre repaired at the garage, the mechanic repaired it without taking the tyre off.

Question from visitor, 08/01/2010 :I have just had my tyre repaired at the garage, a nail punctured the tread. The mechanic repaired it without taking the tyre off. Does this meet safety regulations?
Answer by admin, 08/01/2010 :

It is advisable to dismount the tyre to fully check its condition and decide on the type of repair to carry out.