View Full Version : Is my Flat-Tire fixable? pics inside.
Jun 8th, 2012, 05:28 PM
i got a flat tire today driving on the high-way:facepalm:, thank god i had a spare. this is my first flat, do you guys think my tire can be fixed or do i have to buy a new tire? the hole seems pretty big to me
where do you recommend to get it fixed? im in the richmond hill area.
Jun 8th, 2012, 05:29 PM
Should be since it's on the tread. I'd recommend both a patch and a plug.
Jun 8th, 2012, 05:48 PM
Appears to be too big of a hole to patch up.
Jun 8th, 2012, 05:53 PM
Steelcase Tire near Leslie and John St.
$20 last time I went
Jun 8th, 2012, 08:16 PM
Go to Green Bay Tire.
Jun 9th, 2012, 01:37 AM
KalTire - Free
Jun 9th, 2012, 02:17 AM
If you drove on that tire AT ALL while it was flat then it is ruined and must be replaced.
Jun 9th, 2012, 09:04 AM
If on the inside the puncture is larger than a pen size you should replace the tire. You may not want a patched lateral tear on a tire right in the spot where you need make the emergency stop. Like a windshield, tears will enlarge under heat and pressure.
Jun 9th, 2012, 10:01 AM
^+1..... Looks like the belts might have gotten cut through. Might be toast. Tire guy will have to check inside
Jun 9th, 2012, 10:09 AM
Yes general rule would be anything more than a pen diameter then the tire has to be replaced.
If you tried to patch, upon patch, then your just asking for trouble with a blow out.
Jun 9th, 2012, 12:31 PM
I would say that is fixable, assuming that there is no sidewall damage due to the tire being driven on. That said I think the best tire repairs are when a patch is applied to the inside of the tire, called vulcanization. That process seems much less likely to fail than using a plug from the outside.
Jun 9th, 2012, 05:29 PM
well i took the tire to goodyear tire services. they said it was to big of hole:facepalm: just my luck 400$ for two new tires. what a shame cause those tires still had decent amount of thread left.