We repair tires with a permanent plug/patch combo

What is Proper Tire Repair? See How It’s Done —

I help drivers get back on the road by repairing their tires, from the emergency side-of-the-road flat to the slow leak you’ve been adding air to for months.

Small problems can lead to big inconveniences and safety concerns, so if your tire looks low or your TPMS light is on, get it checked out asap! — 

What is a proper tire repair? —

More than just a plug, tires need to be fixed properly to be returned to service safely. Most tire repairs include —

  1. Removing the tire from the wheel.
  2. Inspecting the inside.
  3. Drilling the injury.
  4. Buffing the innerliner.
  5. Vacuum the debris.
  6. Applying the glue.
  7. Filling the hole with a repair unit.
  8. Sealing the buffed surface.
  9. Mounting and balancing the tire. 

Check out this video of me doing a typical tire repair in the shop a few years ago —

Here are 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! .

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About Kenwood Tire

Kenwood Tire Story

The Kenwood Tire story started in 1963 when Ken Wood got tired of selling tires from his garage and started looking for a real business location.
He found and bought a piece of land when He found out that the West Bridgewater Public Library was due to be demolished.  Ken Wood bought the historic 1850s building for $1, but it needed to be moved!

December 28, 1962, was moving day – Curious onlookers lined the Rt.104 as the building slowly made its way, about 1/2 mile, to its new location at the corner of South Main and Ash Streets in West Bridgewater.

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Ken Wood became my father-in-law and showed me the tire business. More importantly, taught me customer service; he always believed in “treating customers as he would want to be treated” and almost 60 years later that’s how we roll!
At Kenwood Tire and Auto Service today, I’m focused on providing caring, world-class service and creating a memorable experience for our customers.

At Kenwood Tire & Auto Service we’re transcending tires, if you live in Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, or Easton, Massachusetts, stop by my store.
Or shop for tires and schedule service online 24/7 at my tire shop, www.kenwoodtire.com.

What's Happening at Kenwood Tire

Why Kenwood Tire & Auto Service?

At Kenwood Tire and Auto Service, we don’t run annoying TV commercials or sponsor pro athletes. And we won’t use bait-and-switch tactics to get you in the store. We simply do our best to impress every customer, so they’ll tell their friends and leave a review.

My advice is don’t be tempted by the chain stores and their free tire and service claims. Forget the free alignment at Town Fair Tire or “Buy 3 Tires, Get 1 Free” tire sale at NTB and Sullivan Tire. Nothing is free and you’re just going to feel like you got screwed.

When you need new tires and a premium service, Kenwood Tire & Auto Service is here to make your “entire” experience as easy as possible. Run by people who live and work in the community you live in.

Stay safe!

Thanks, Spencer.