Best tyre repair kits

• The best tyre repair kits available right now
• Is it safe to repair a car tyre?
• Things to consider before repairing a puncture

If the circumstance arises where you get caught with a puncture, you don’t necessarily have to hang around waiting for roadside assistance. There are countless kits available that will let you plug the tyre puncture quickly and easily. But finding the best repair kits can be a challenge. We have saved you the trouble by separating the good from the bad and come up with the following list of the best puncture repair kits.

But before we present our picks, there are some things to remember about car punctures.

Puncture repair kits are meant as a temporary fix only. If you ever use one of the following kits to repair a puncture, you should still get the tyre replaced as soon as possible. All the kits will reiterate this.

While these kits do a great job for their intended purpose, using a full-size spare is a better option than a repair kit. So if you are caught with a puncture and have a full-size spare with a good tyre on it, use this instead.

Repair kits should never be used for punctures on the tyre sidewall or blowouts.

If you can, avoid attending to the tyre on a main, busy road or motorway hard shoulder. Turn off onto a quieter side road and attend to the puncture there where it’s safer.

Don’t use a kit if the puncture is larger than what the kit is capable of fixing, or if the rim is damaged.

When you do use a repair kit, drive a short distance afterwards and check the repair is holding. The kits advise about maximum speeds and distances when driving on a repaired tyre, but the general rule of thumb recommended by the AA is not to exceed 50mph and for more than 50 miles.

Best tyre repair kits

AirMan ResQ Emergancy Tyre Repair Kit

1. AirMan ResQ Emergancy Tyre Repair Kit

Price: RRP £32 | VIEW OFFER

The AirMan puncture repair kit is arguably the best after-market option available. It’s recommended by a number of car manufacturers including Ford, Volkswagen and Honda, to name but three. It seals and inflates by pumping a gel sealant through the tyre valve with the 12 volt compressor provided. It’s a fantastically simple and effective solution, suitable for wheel sizes up to 21″. However, the drawback is that the AirMan kit is more expensive than the alternatives.

AirMan ResQ Pilot Roadside Tyre Repair Kit

2. AirMan ResQ Pilot Roadside Tyre Repair Kit

Price: RRP £24.99 | VIEW OFFER

This looks the same as the above AirMan kit. The difference is that this kit is for smaller wheels up to 17″, and a few pounds cheaper. It comes with a 300ml sealant bottle compared with the 450ml bottle in the larger AirMan kit.

MAIKEHIGH Heavy Duty Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

MAIKEHIGH Heavy Duty Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

Price: RRP £27.99 | VIEW OFFER

This is a good quality, but easy to use kit specifically designed for people who don’t frequently work on cars. This Maikehigh kit is a heavy-duty set that can be used on all kinds of tubeless tyres, from cars to quad bikes, to trailers. The 6-step instructions provided are super easy to follow and will have you feeling thoroughly satisfied with yourself upon patching your tyre. It also comes in a handy hardcase.

Tyre Doctor Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

Tyre Doctor Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

Price: RRP £9.98 | VIEW OFFER

This is a small and basic kit but will still do the job. It’s a good option for space-saving and is a testament to the idea that a quality product doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive u2013 just keep it simple.

GADLANE Tubeless Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

GADLANE Tubeless Tyre Puncture Repair Kit

Price: RRP £14.99 | VIEW OFFER

The Gadlane kit is a slight upgrade on the Tyre Doctor kit. It comes with the two t-handle tools, knife, and plug strings but also has pliers and gloves provided too. It’s a small, useful kit for someone who doesn’t keep a collection of tools at home and needs the basic pieces to perform a puncture repair.