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Is it OK to patch a tire?
Last Updated: 24th April, 2020
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Thereof, how long can you drive on a patched tire?
On average, tire experts predict that a proper plug and patch can last from 7-10 years. Although tire patches can last a long time, a tire should never be patched more than once. It can negatively affect the speed rating and potentially cause blowouts.
Similarly, can a tire patch fail? Not all tire punctures are created equal; some can be repaired, and some can't. Car tires that are improperly repaired can fail and result in an accident. For example, this photo shows an example of a repair that should never have been done.
Similarly one may ask, where is it safe to patch a 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.
Is it safe to drive on a repaired tire?
A proper repair job with a plug-patch results in a tire able to hold air indefinitely -- that is, unless you get another puncture. It is safe to drive your vehicle like this as long as the tire's useful life.