At some point, every driver gets flat tire. The good news is many tires can be repaired. Your local Go Tire professional has a variety of ways to safely repair your punctured tire that are approved by the Rubber Manufacturers Association.
There are several products that Go Tire professionals use to properly repair tires. Go Tire technicians are certified to use techniques that are approved by the Rubber Manufacturers Association. This guideline dictates which type of repair units are needed for different types of injuries, such as a nail puncture.
If the injury angle is less than 25 degrees, we can install a one-piece patch-plug combination. We determine this angle using special tools that allow us to visually verify this before starting the repair.
If the injury angle exceeds 25 degrees, then we use a two-piece patch-plug. The plug is first inserted through the injury and after preparation the patch is sealed to the tire over the plug.
In either case, a compound is used to cover the edges of the patch to adding an additional layer of protection.
CAUTIONARY TIRE REPAIR TALE
You should never allow anyone to insert a string plug into a tire that you intend to keep. These repair kits are found at local auto parts stores and some less reputable tire shops. They are for non-highway use tires such as used on golf carts or for emergency repairs to get a vehicle out of a dangerous location. They are NOT a repair, but a fix and the tire must be replaced if these are used on a tire to be driven on the road.
If you experience a flat tire, call Go Tire. We’ll come to you and get you rollin’ again.