A flat tire is not only an inconvenience, but poses immediate and long-term safety concerns. In the event of a flat or punctured tire, you should:
- Pull safely off the road.
- Change your tire roadside only if conditions permit.
- Call for assistance if you cannot safely change the flat or do not have a spare.
Do not drive on a flat tire. This can cause irreparable damage to the tire and wheel rim.
Many flat tires can be repaired, but it's important to follow these safety guidelines:
- Have the pros at Tire Barn evaluate and repair the damage.
- Repairing a tire reduces its effective speed rating. Drive accordingly. Certain high speed, high performance tires cannot be repaired.
- Select a repair method or system that provides an airtight seal of the tire's inner liner, completely fills the puncture, and prevents water seeping into the steel belts.
Improperly repaired tires can fail and cause tread-belt separation, blowouts, and accidents resulting in serious personal injury or death.
Your Tire Repair Experts
Bring your flat tire to Tire Barn for repair by expert and experienced professionals. At the Tire Barn:
- We remove the tire from the wheel to inspect any damage that may occur to the inner liner
- Repairs are limited to the tread area only
- Puncture injury cannot be greater than 1/4 inch diameter
- Repairs cannot overlap
- A rubber stem must be applied to fill the puncture injury and a patch must be applied to the inner liner
- We re-mount the tire to the wheel, thoroughly inspect our work to ensure the integrity of the repair
- We re-balance the assembly and re-install on your vehicle
- Not all tires qualify to be repaired.
NOTE: Please tell your Tire Barn technician if you have used a canned flat fix or tire sealant. Some older products are extremely flammable. Canned tire sealants are not recommended even as a temporary fix. They can ruin otherwise repairable tires.
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