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Best Place for tire repairs

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Best Place for tire repairs

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I just noticed one of the tires on my van is getting low on air, low and behold i think its punctured, whats the best place to check if its a puncture and then get it patched -- price wize =D

BTW im in AB
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Its a simple process for them, doesn't really matter which place you get it done. Price is between $15 to $20.
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rayner55 wrote:
Nov 6th, 2007 7:15 pm
Its a simple process for them, doesn't really matter which place you get it done. Price is between $15 to $20.
awesome, i took my dads benz in to get done and they charged 55..cheers again
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aimfox wrote:
Nov 7th, 2007 9:15 am
at midas oil tube, it cost like $25
Man 25 for a patch? I pay like $7 at my local shop and always thought that was the average price...
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Acuratl wrote:
Nov 6th, 2007 7:39 pm
awesome, i took my dads benz in to get done and they charged 55..cheers again
I guess you have money to burn.
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Acuratl wrote:
Nov 6th, 2007 7:39 pm
awesome, i took my dads benz in to get done and they charged 55..cheers again
That's probably because they did a proper repair from the inside and took the tire off the rim to do it, and had to re-balance the tire when they were done.

Th $7-$20 repairs are done by reaming out the hole with the tire still on the rim, and inserting a rubber plug. I've had repairs done both ways. The plug failed after two years.
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BartBandy wrote:
Nov 7th, 2007 2:44 pm
That's probably because they did a proper repair from the inside and took the tire off the rim to do it, and had to re-balance the tire when they were done.

Th $7-$20 repairs are done by reaming out the hole with the tire still on the rim, and inserting a rubber plug. I've had repairs done both ways. The plug failed after two years.
Wow, glad to see somebody knowledgable here! cheers again, being a student i think the plug method ftw ! lmfao
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BartBandy wrote:
Nov 7th, 2007 2:44 pm
That's probably because they did a proper repair from the inside and took the tire off the rim to do it, and had to re-balance the tire when they were done.

Th $7-$20 repairs are done by reaming out the hole with the tire still on the rim, and inserting a rubber plug. I've had repairs done both ways. The plug failed after two years.
Depending on how old your tires are already, I think I'd rather just do the cheap plug and put the extra cash into brand new tires in two years time. With deals like the recent one from discounttiresdirect, why not.
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Acuratl wrote:
Nov 8th, 2007 10:14 am
Wow, glad to see somebody knowledgable here! cheers again, being a student i think the plug method ftw ! lmfao
No problem.

For the record, the proper repair (patch) cost me ~$35 at Beverly Tire. That $55 charge probably included a $20 "Mercedes Fee". My first plug repair was free at a shop that is owned by a friend. As I said, the tire developed a leak at this repair. I had another plug inserted at Steelcase Tire for ~$10 or $15. For the extra $20, I wish they had done the proper repair, but these A/S tires only have about 2 summers left on them and I don't use them in the winter.
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