Traveling on an improperly repaired tire is dangerous and can create further damage. An incorrectly repaired tire may fail when driven at a high speed, causing loss of vehicle control.
When considering repairing a punctured tire, you need to evaluate the damage the tire has sustained. Reestablishing an airtight seal of the tire’s interliner and completely filling the path of the puncture is necessary to ensure a proper repair.
Any repair attempt without removing the tire from the wheel is not proper procedure. It’s important to inspect the inside of the tire for hidden damage that may cause the tire to weaken even more. Punctures in the tread area that look repairable often prove to consist of more damage to a greater area of the tire, including the sidewall from the inside. Without removing the tire, the entire scope of the damage is hard to see.
Proper tire repair is critical, and any leak, puncture, or injury to a tire will affect its performance. If you have any questions regarding the condition of your tires, ask us and we’ll be glad to inspect them for you. If you have a damaged, punctured, or leaky tire which can be safely fixed, we can help.