Tire Repair Service in Philadelphia, PA
There are many road hazards that can puncture tires. It is not uncommon for a nail or screw to puncture a tire. Because flat tires are dangerous to use, it is advised that drivers only drive on them in extreme circumstances, such as when they need to reach safety from a highway. It is also important to note that the longer a driver drives on a flat tire, the more unlikely that a tire repair service can be performed. Riding on a tire for while low on air pressure long can cause side wall damage to the tire. As the tire deflates, the wheel will come into closer contact with the ground, possible damaging the rim. A punctured tire or a tire that has a slow leak, should be attended as soon as possible to prevent any damage to the tire, which prevents it from being able to be repaired. A proper tire inspection has to be performed before deeming if the tire is repairable or not, anything close to the sidewall is not to be repaired. Plugging a tire is not a proper way to repair a tire, since the tire has not been removed from the wheel to be properly inspected for any damage, many times tire plugs will leak as well and trigger the tire pressure light to come on, or a complaint of a slow leak, the only proper way to repair a tire which is approved by all tire manufactures is a patch plug.