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What Causes Tires to Need Repairs?

Tires can become damaged for a variety of reasons. Common culprits include:

  • Tire Road Hazards: Sharp objects like nails, screws, and broken glass can puncture your tires.
  • Tire Wear and Tear: Over time, tires naturally wear down, which can lead to reduced tread depth and structural integrity.
  • Improper Tire Inflation: Both underinflation and overinflation can cause undue stress on your tires, potentially leading to damage.
  • Tire Valve Stem Issues: A damaged or corroded valve stem can lead to air loss and tire deflation.
  • Tire Impact Damage: Hitting potholes or curbs can cause immediate tire damage or create weak spots that fail over time.

  • When Can Tires Be Repaired?

    A tire can often be repaired if:

    • The puncture is less than ¼-inch in diameter.
    • The damage is confined to the tread area and does not affect the sidewall or shoulder.
    • The tire has not been driven on while flat, which can compromise its structure.
  • What Happens During a Tire Repair?

    When you bring your tire to Blevin’s Tire for repair, our technicians will first perform a thorough inspection to assess the damage. If the tire is repairable, we’ll proceed with the following steps:

    1. Remove the tire from the wheel to inspect for internal damage.
    2. Clean the puncture area to prepare for a patch or plug.
    3. Apply a patch or plug, or sometimes both, from inside the tire to ensure a lasting repair.
    4. Reinstall the tire, balance the wheel, and check for leaks before mounting it back onto your vehicle.
  • Why Can't Some Tires Be Repaired?

    There are circumstances where a tire should not be repaired and instead needs to be replaced:

    • The puncture is larger than ¼-inch or is located on the sidewall or shoulder of the tire.
    • There are multiple punctures that are too close together, compromising the tire’s integrity.
    • The tire has experienced sidewall damage, bulges, or significant tread wear.
    • The internal structure shows signs of damage, like steel belt separation or fabric deterioration.

Contact Blevin’s Tire For All Your Tire Repair Needs

Your safety is our top priority at Blevin’s Tire. If you’re experiencing any tire issues, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle to our shop in Perrysville. We’ll provide an honest assessment and ensure that your tires are repaired properly or advise you on replacement options if necessary. Trust Blevin’s Tire for all your tire repair needs – where excellent service and customer satisfaction roll together. Give us a call, stop by our shop, or visit our website today to schedule your tire repair service. Keep your journey smooth and secure with Blevin’s Tire!