What is a VSB sidewall?
Puncture repairs are limited to the center of the tread area. If there are punctures or damage in the shoulder or sidewall of the tire, it is not repairable. Not all tires can be repaired.
Road hazards include potholes, debris, and curbs, which can leave a cut or a puncture in the tire. The damage may be immediate, making the tire go flat or explode, or it may be long-lasting. The latter will expand and eventually deflate the tire fully, causing a tire sidewall blowout.
How do I know if my sidewall is damaged?
Any damage to your tyre sidewalls puts you at risk of a blowout, increasing the chances of a serious accident. If your tyres are found to have any sidewall damage, your vehicle will fail its MOT.
Why tires with punctured sidewalls can’t be repaired But on the sidewall, those cords aren’t there. So, there’s just no way for a plug to fill that hole. The patch won’t hold, and it’s going to continue to leak.
What does sidewall BSW mean?
Most tire makers produce tires with BSW (black sidewalls), while others make tires with BSB (broken serrated bands), VSB (vertical serrated bands) and BSL (black serrated letters). A European tire brand has an N- mark next to a number on the tire sidewall to signify that it was designed specifically for Porsche.