A consumer should never try to repair a damaged tyre. Only a trained tyre specialist who can base his assessment on a thorough and comprehensive inspection of the specific tyre can determine whether an individual tyre is suitable for repair or should be removed from service. This assessment should also take into account the complete service life history of the tyre including inflation, load, operating conditions, etc.. If the tyre specialist decides to repair the tyre, then he should strictly follow all appropriate national tyre industry repair standards regarding the inspection process and repair procedures. Continental is not responsible for the specialist’s decisions or the repaired tyre.
Even a trained tyre specialist may be unable to recognize internal structural damage to a Self Supporting Runflat (SSR) tyre resulting from having been driven in an under inflated or zero pressure condition. Such damage may not be visible on the surface of the inner liner or sidewall making it impossible to determine the tyre suitability for repair. Continental does not recommend any repair to Continental SSR tyres.
Note: Continental advises if a tyre is returned under complaint and reason for the product’s disablement is in any way associated with a repair, the manufacturer’s warranty is invalidated.