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The Ins and Outs of Flat Tire Repair

August 19, 2016

 

As a daily driver, flat tires are inevitable. Terry’s Auto Service and Towing can help with flat tire repair and replacement. Read our blog to learn more.  

 

Advice on how flat tire repair works and what to do when your are stranded.

 

If it hasn’t happened to you already, at some point in your life you will experience the dreaded flat tire. It can be a very scary experience, especially it if happens while you are on the highway. Here at Terry’s Auto Service and Towing, we offer advice on how flat tire repair works and what to do when you get a flat tire.

 

What to Do When You Get a Flat Tire

 

A lot of the time, when your tire goes flat, your car begins to make an awful sound as if you are driving on a very rough surface. Your car then begins to pull very hard to one side and that’s when you know there is something wrong.

 

The first thing that you want to do is pull over immediately to a safe area, as far away from traffic as possible. If you know how to change your tire with the spare in your trunk, then be prepared to get to work. If you do not know how to change a tire, it is wise to call a roadside assistance service like Terry’s Auto Service and Towing. Either way, you need to take your damaged tire to an auto shop for flat tire repair.

 

How Does Flat Tire Repair Work?

 

A flat tire repair can also be known as “patching” your tire. This will only work if the tire has only minor punctures or damages. However, we cannot attempt to do a flat tire repair on the sidewall or shoulder, even if the damage is minor. If your tire cannot be patched, it will have to be replaced.

 

DIY Flat Tire Repair Advice

  • There are a two effective ways that you can do a flat tire repair on your own. One way is to purchase a tire plug and the other is to purchase tire repair spray.   

  • Remember that if you do a flat tire repair on your own, it is only temporary. You will need to take your vehicle to your local auto shop in order to have a more safe and permanent solution.

  • Do not attempt to do a flat tire repair on punctures that are larger than ¼ of an inch or when there is damage to the sidewalls and shoulder.

  • When in doubt, contact your local roadside assistance team. Do not risk your own safety.   

Flat Tire Repair with Terry’s Auto Service and Towing

 

At Terry’s Auto Service and Towing, we are here to help you when you get a flat tire. We offer exceptional roadside assistance, towing, flat tire repair, and any other services you would need if you get into a sticky situation like this. Contact us today and let us be your go-to auto shop.  

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