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Is There An Australian standard applicable for mobile tyre repairs?

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

Man inspecting a truck tyre

The answer to this question is yes.

Act(s) name : Road Traffic (Vehicles) Act 2012 Western Australia.

Regulation(s) name : Road Traffic (Vehicles) Regulations 2014 Western Australia

There is an Australian Standard (AS) that applies to mobile tyre repairs and it is AS 1973-1993 Pneumatic Tyres - Passenger Car, Light Truck and Truck / Bus - Retreading and Repair Processes - Western Australia (ABLIS)

This Standard sets out the requirements for the safe repair of pneumatic tyres, including tubeless radial and cross-ply tyres, used on passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks, trailers, buses and motorcycles.

To comply with this Standard, your tyres must have been repaired in accordance with the methods and materials specified in the Standard. In addition, you must use only qualified personnel to carry out the repairs.

This doesn't apply to temporary spare or moped/motorcycle tyres. It also applies less so for earthmoving, agricultural industrial applications only than it does with aviation because they are designed specifically around those needs instead of being able to use them on any type of surface that requires aided traction like roadways.

In order to ensure the safety of all Australian road users, it is important that retreaded tyres meet certain requirements. Your old rubber will need a stamp with three bars and an "M" on them before being installed onto any vehicle for transportation purposes.

The list of approved tyre types is extensive, but there are some limitations. For example, the 'limited-run flat' type or temporary spare cannot be used on any vehicle that has a major breakdown and need for replacement in less than 8 hours’ time at most - this includes mopeds as well!

A lot goes into making sure your car can keep running smoothly throughout its lifetime; from choosing appropriately sized wheels to ensuring they're puncture resistant enough against all kind’s threats out here today like thorns/glass fibre belts etc., especially given how expensive replacing them might've been without proper protection first thing when something went wrong...

The standardization of pneumatic tyres is an important step in the process to improve safety for drivers. The new codes set out requirements on how a tyre should be inspected before being processed and repaired, which will help ensure that your vehicle has high-quality parts throughout its life cycle.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Vehicle Safety and Standards Driver and Vehicle Services Transport Services Department of Transport Western Australia

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