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#4624105 - 01/04/18 05:24 PM Tire place never repairs my tires
motor_oil_madman Offline


Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4838
Loc: Houston, Texas
How come their is always an excuse when I bring in a tire to be patched. They're always like do you want to buy a new Tire? I'm like no and walk out. This tire the tread was 1/32 too low last time the screw was like 1/16th too close to the shoulder. It's ridiculous. They just want to sell a a tire.


Edited by motor_oil_madman (01/04/18 05:25 PM)
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#4624109 - 01/04/18 05:27 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
car51 Offline


Registered: 03/12/15
Posts: 10251
Loc: Southwest PA
IMO, if itís dam close to the sidewall of the Tire; Iíd sell you a tire or say go somewhere else. At my work I SEE and do a lot of tires and if I attempted patch near sidewalk Iíd be fired. Thereís fine line between safety and stupidity
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#4624113 - 01/04/18 05:30 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 11/29/09
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Loc: Houston, Texas
I thought it was always a thumb width from the side wall. They don't touch them unless it's inside the two outer tread lines. Of course mine are always right on them.


Edited by motor_oil_madman (01/04/18 05:30 PM)
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#4624114 - 01/04/18 05:33 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 10/31/17
Posts: 143
Loc: California
Whose thumb counts? The installer is certainly interested in preventing any potential liability issues. There are guidelines for what tire punctures can be safely repaired. Those guidelines vary from state to state and maybe some shops go beyond the official guidelines. You can always get a second opinion if you don't trust the installer.

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#4624116 - 01/04/18 05:37 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Loc: Wet side WA
With road hazard coverage you'd have gotten a new tire!
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#4624128 - 01/04/18 05:48 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/09/09
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You sound ridiculous...

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#4624150 - 01/04/18 06:06 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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I know it mat not be the "safest" way to fix a tire, but I've successfully plugged many tires over the years. Napa BTW is a good source for
inexpensive tire plug refills.
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#4624160 - 01/04/18 06:14 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 01/10/17
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Loc: Michigan
Watch afternoon TV and after seeing all the lawyer commercials, come back and say that you would risk your entire business on fudging a repair on an almost worn out tire.
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#4624170 - 01/04/18 06:21 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 41767
Loc: New Jersey
What if they're correct on their assessment, and OP's belief that he's getting screwed is 110% wrong?!?

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#4624201 - 01/04/18 07:02 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: skyactiv]
Langanobob Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 208
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I know it mat not be the "safest" way to fix a tire, but I've successfully plugged many tires over the years. Napa BTW is a good source for
inexpensive tire plug refills.


This. I havenít paid a shop to fix a flat in decades. Buy a plug kit and fix your own tires.

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#4624202 - 01/04/18 07:03 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 02/19/13
Posts: 10097
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Buy a tire plug kit for less than $10
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#4624206 - 01/04/18 07:10 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: JHZR2]
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Registered: 06/03/05
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Originally Posted By: JHZR2
What if they're correct on their assessment, and OP's belief that he's getting screwed is 110% wrong?!?


This is not a forum where logic or reason applies.
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#4624228 - 01/04/18 07:29 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: Langanobob]
aquariuscsm Offline


Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 18150
Loc: Dallas,Tx USA
Originally Posted By: Langanobob
Originally Posted By: skyactiv
I know it mat not be the "safest" way to fix a tire, but I've successfully plugged many tires over the years. Napa BTW is a good source for
inexpensive tire plug refills.


This. I havenít paid a shop to fix a flat in decades. Buy a plug kit and fix your own tires.


Same here. I keep a tire plug kit and cigarette lighter air pump in all of our cars.
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#4624231 - 01/04/18 07:35 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman]
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Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 390
Loc: MN
You have to look at it from the shop's perspective. It's a liability. I've pushed the limit of that liability at my shop, personally. It's a judgement call.

In all honesty I've turned away 10 times more tires for being driven on flat than having the puncture too close to the sidewall or because the tread is too low.

Being driven on flat is the #1 easiest way to kill a tire.
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#4624235 - 01/04/18 07:40 PM Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
With road hazard coverage you'd have gotten a new tire!
not at pep boys! I bought road hazzard on some tires there once. Had one get a sidewall damage and since they no longer offered those tires I was denied. Not even offered a comparable tire.
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