Clare called earlier as was typically useless in a crisis
She pulled out of her work car park, heard a noise so stopped immediately.
She called my so I told her to follow the guidance on the XL can of Tyre Weld in the car. She didn't exactly to this, failing to first ensure the hole was at six o'clock to the road
Anyway, after a long con flab she called the AA. Trouble is it seems that they were not aware that the car had had a number plate change when new (dealer registered it new to me but couldn't put my plate on due to the Postal strike about a year back.
I managed to get the original reg number so she called the AA who came out. She admitted her gaffe with the Tyreweld so he put a temporary plug in it for her (from the outside) and told her to not exceed 50mph.
She's on her way home now!
The question now remains about repairability. It wasn't driven on flat and Tyreweld is approved by the NTDA whose members include Quick Fit and a small company called Plume by us.
Looking at the DoT guidance (attachment 1) it clearly shows blue & red areas for minor / major "mushroom plugging".
Looking the the point of entry for the large headed but less that 5mm diameter nail (attachment 2), it's close to but not on the border
The tyre is nearly new
just as the last one that got damaged was (same spot on the car too)!
Any useful / constructive thoughts?