Some things to know about flat tires and tire repairs —
- Screws and nails are the most common type of tire repair.
- A tire plug is a temporary repair. There is a time and place for a tire plug, but the plug/patch combination shown here is the only repair approved by the Tire Industry Association.
- A tire patch is better, but still not a proper tire repair. Unless the injury is filled, water can get into the tire’s steel belts and cause problems.
- Tire repairs are limited to the tread area only.
- The maximum repair size for a car tire is 1/4″.
- Some tire brands lose their speed rating when repaired.
- Fix-a-flat sealants don’t work and they ruin your tire. Plus the tire guy will hate you! ..
At my tire shop, we only do proper tire repairs, which is —
- Removing the tire from the wheel.
- Inspecting the inside.
- Drilling the injury.
- Buffing the innerliner.
- Vacuum the debris.
- Applying the glue.
- Filling the hole with a repair unit.
- Sealing the buffed surface.
- Mounting and balancing the tire.
If your tire looks low and your tire pressure warning is on, find someone who can fix it the right way —
Don’t ignore the TPMS light and keep adding air to the tire. If you have a flat tire or slow leak in a tire it’s best to get it checked out asap for the best results.
At my tire shop, a proper tire repair costs about $50 and takes 30 minutes of your time.
You can schedule online or stop by during business hours and wait for the next available slot.
Every day I help drivers with flat tires — from the emergency, side-of-the-road, flat to the slow leak they’ve been adding air to for months.
And I love what I do and take pride in getting people back on the road with a minimum of fuss.
Thanks for visiting, let me know if you have any questions or comments –
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