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Can a tire with a nail be repaired?
Last Updated: 2nd January, 2020
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Simply so, how much does it cost to fix a tire with a nail in it?
On average, tire puncture repair will cost you between $10 and $20. The repair will involve getting the tire patched. Some tire dealers will repair a punctured tire for free if you purchased your tire from them. It is really a nice service to have at your disposal, and it makes you want to do business with them again.
Similarly, can you repair a tire with a nail in the sidewall? Many times, a simple object such as a nail in the tread can result in severe damage to the sidewall that cannot be seen on the outside of the tire. Puncture repairs are limited to the center of the tread area. If there are punctures or damage in the shoulder or sidewall of the tire, it is not repairable.
Correspondingly, how long can you drive with a nail in your tire?
A repair too close to the sidewall may cause a blowout if you hit a curb just right. If the nail is toward the center of the tire, you're in luck because it can be patched. I've driven close to 3 weeks with a nail in the center area of the tread.
Can you repair a tire with a nail in the shoulder?
Repair of any punctures in the shoulder and sidewall areas are not permitted. This tire has been punctured in the tread area by a screw less than 1/4" in diameter. This tire has been punctured through the shoulder area long enough ago for part of the nail head to have worn away.