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Tire place never repairs my tires #4624105
01/04/18 05:24 PM
01/04/18 05:24 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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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.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 01/04/18 05:25 PM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624109
01/04/18 05:27 PM
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In the shop
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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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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624113
01/04/18 05:30 PM
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Houston, Texas
motor_oil_madman Offline OP
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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.

Last edited by motor_oil_madman; 01/04/18 05:30 PM.

2007.5 dodge cummins 6.7 liter. Chevron Delo400 15w40. 7000 mile or 250-300hr intervals.

Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624114
01/04/18 05:33 PM
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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.

Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624116
01/04/18 05:37 PM
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Wet side WA
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With road hazard coverage you'd have gotten a new tire!


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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624128
01/04/18 05:48 PM
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You sound ridiculous...


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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624150
01/04/18 06:06 PM
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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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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624160
01/04/18 06:14 PM
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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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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624170
01/04/18 06:21 PM
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What if they're correct on their assessment, and OP's belief that he's getting screwed is 110% wrong?!?

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

Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624202
01/04/18 07:03 PM
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Buy a tire plug kit for less than $10


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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: JHZR2] #4624206
01/04/18 07:10 PM
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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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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: Langanobob] #4624228
01/04/18 07:29 PM
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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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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: motor_oil_madman] #4624231
01/04/18 07:35 PM
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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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Re: Tire place never repairs my tires [Re: JohnnyJohnson] #4624235
01/04/18 07:40 PM
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Deplorable in apple valley, ca
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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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