Quality tire repair is important. An improperly repaired tire may not hold together at high speeds or in rough driving conditions. If it doesn’t, it could potentially be more dangerous than the initial puncture.
Almost any sharp object on the road can cause a flat tire. We repair tire tread punctures up to 1/4″ in diameter, but we generally do NOT recommend repairing larger punctures or punctures to the tire’s shoulder and sidewall. At that point the puncture has weakened the tire’s structural integrity.
If you’re going to inspect the tire yourself initially to determine the source of the link, make sure you’re on a flat surface where you can safely remove the tire. Do not attempt to repair the tire while it is still connected to the wheel.
You must inspect the inside of the tire for hidden damage or risk weakening the tire. Punctures in the tread area may damage a greater area of the tire like the inner sidewall. Without removing the tire, it’s hard to see all the damage.
Proper tire repair is critical and any puncture or injury to a tire will affect its performance. If you have any questions regarding your tire’s condition, we’ll be glad to inspect them for you.
Call or email us to repair or replace your damaged, punctured or leaky tires.