Based on the picture you can have it repaired at a tire shop. I has a similar puncture in about the same spot. I had a patch applied and never had a problem.
thanks Mike! here's a pic from the top. it's pretty close to the edge, but I guess it doesn't hurt to ask a tire shop. do you think the dealer recommended replacement just to cover themselves?Based on the picture you can have it repaired at a tire shop. I has a similar puncture in about the same spot. I had a patch applied and never had a problem.
it was holding pressure. nail was so small I barely noticed it. I pulled it out hoping it wasn't deep but it did leak after the whole nail was outIs the tire holding pressure with the nail in it? If so a plug will do the trick.
lol, looks similar. luckily I found this with the wheels off the vehicle, so avoid the orange donut of shame for now.Been there, done that.
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The dealer said new tire but I think that it their default. My local go-to Discount Tire said no problem but since I drove 100 yards with it flat the insides were ruined so it was a no go. New tire was about $450 (+ a ton of mandatory "fees"). Took 5 days since there were 36 in the country total and none in my state. The orange donut of shame is a real mood killer when driving...
they took the tire off and did a patch, no plug. I called them and they said they drill the puncture to get a clean surface and they insisted the patch is perfect. called another shop and said they typically do patch/plug combo but said the patch only is also acceptable. curious if anyone thinks there's any red flags here..Did they break the bead on the rim to get to the inside of the tire? Did they put a plug in the tire? If they did they would not have to break the bead. Can you see the plug by looking into the hole? Is the tire holding the correct pressure?