Tire Repair

Driving around on damaged tires is dangerous. That’s when tire repair services become necessary. Rather than take a chance on the road by driving on punctured tires, why not have a professional tire repair service like Performance Trucks look at your tires? You’ll gain peace of mind knowing that the tire repair was done properly and that your vehicle’s tire won’t be a concern while driving.

Professional Tire Repair in Montgomery, AL

Tire repair may be possible when your tire has a puncture or other problem which makes it unsafe to drive. When the tire is damaged the protective layer of air trapped within the tire can escape and cause undue pressure to be put on your vehicle’s wheels. This pressure can warp and bend the wheels and cause safety issues.  A vehicle should never be driven with a flat tire.

Tire repair is necessary if there is a hole in the tire which allows air to escape. Small punctures can be patched if the hole is no greater than ¼ inch in size and has occurred within the tread section of the tire.  When damage occurs on the sidewall it immediately ruins the tire and it cannot be repaired.  When sidewall damage occurs, there is a slash in the tire or if the puncture is greater than ¼ inch in size the tire will need to be replaced.

Tire Repair vs. Plug Repairs

The proper way to have a tire repaired is to patch the tire from the inside and fill the puncture hole.  Do not ever have your tire plugged.  Plug repairs do not involve taking the tire off the wheel for proper inspection.  A plug is simply inserted into the punctured area, making it unreliable.  A proper tire repair requires taking the tire completely off the wheel in order to inspect the tire both internally and externally.  Then the puncture is patched and filled on the inside of the tire.  This method is more reliable and preferred because there could be unseen damage to the inside of the tire resulting in unsafe driving conditions.

For more information on our tire repair services, contact Performance Truck & Automotive Repair in Montogmery, AL at (334) 245-6600!

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