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Old 12-06-2015, 11:36 AM
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Took a nail or something to one of my tires last night. The local tire shop said they couldn't patch it because of the puncture location, too close the to the sidewall. See pic below.. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1449419721.990828.jpg
So is this truly not patchable? Or are they just trying to sell me a tire?

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Looks patchable to me.

Try another shop
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Old 12-06-2015, 12:03 PM
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If the nail went straight in then it might be able to be plugged. Similar thing on my MY11. The nail was still in it. Had it plugged and drove on it another 30K+ miles until I got my MY15.
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Re: Tire experts, question

you should be able to plug that, its on the tread really not that close to the sidewall. they likely just want to sell you a new tire, unless there is something else going on the picture is not showing. try a different place or pickup a plug kit at your local auto parts store, they are cheap.
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Re: Tire experts, question

From what I understand, it has to be in the steel belting to be repairable. The local goodyear shop is open tomorrow, ill try them.
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From what I understand, it has to be in the steel belting to be repairable. The local goodyear shop is open tomorrow, ill try them.
yeah you might be on the edge there, here is a general guideline below. if a 2nd shop tells you no then probably better to replace it, you don't want to compromise on safety concerning a tire. I have seen sidewall damage cause tires to blow, yours appears to be more in the repairable range but let the 2nd shop tell you what's best.

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Re: Tire experts, question

For what it's worth, a good friend who manages a tire store, has told me plugs alone are not the best way to repair a tire. He always takes the tire off the rim and patches it from the inside. As to the location of your puncture, I'd leave that up to a pro. And I think they could better inspect the damage from the inside.
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Awful close I wouldn't take a chance. Patched mine but I didn't keep that tire to much longer after that


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You can plug it and make it hold air. inside patch may not work due to the sidewall curve. shops dont like to plug alone anymore.

if it's a small nail , i'd plug it as more than likely the steel belt is intact. you should pull the tire and check for internal damage first to make sure.

Internal patch/plug is a better fix for sure, but plugs have been used for ions without problems in that area.

Murphy's law you'll buy a new tire and have another nail next week.
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Plik, that tire is easily patched! They are sucking you in to buy a new tire! I would just plug it yourself. Never had an issue with the sticky rope plugs. They should last the life of the tire. Here is a good selection:


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Re: Tire experts, question

I ended up buying a new tire at discount tire for $150. Also got road hazard coverage on all 4 tires through them. A patch would have probably held, but i have a baby and didn't want to take the risk of a blowout.
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The Mopar road hazard plan is not a bad deal it covers tires and rims for 7 years on your jeep, after market rims and tires included. I paid $310 for it after I found out the ease at which these 20 inch rims bend.
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