What Should I Do if There Is a Nail in My Tire?

With constant road construction and growing cities, it’s no surprise that nails and screws are somehow finding their way into your tires. But, what’s the best course of action to take when this happens?

We have a few steps for you to follow, so you can get back on the road safely:

  1. Fill the leaking tire up. The last thing we want you to experience is a flat or tire blowout. Find a good and close stopping place (if you’re already on the road), perhaps a gas station, and use its air compressor to fill your tire back to its recommended psi. 
  2. Find the nearest tire dealer. If you’re close to your trusted tire dealer, go ahead and find your way to their location for an emergency repair. No tire dealer? Use your phone to look up the one nearest to you. Pay attention to reviews to ensure you’re going to an honest one. 
  3. Ask for a tire patch. If the puncture is not too close to the sidewall of your tire, you may be able to get a patch at an inexpensive price. This would be the ideal scenario for your wallet.
  4. Replace the tire. Although a patch may be desired, you may need to replace the entire tire if a repair is not able to be done. This will cost you more money upfront, but it may be better in the long run. Tire patches are not always a permanent solution, since they should not be patched in the same spot more than once. If you’re really unlucky, you may find yourself in this unfortunate situation. 

Hopefully, you know exactly what needs to be done now that you’ve discovered that pesky nail. We can’t stress enough the importance of repairing or replacing a tire with a nail in it as soon as possible. It’s imperative to your safety on the road and those around you. Please come on by and let us assist if you find yourself in this situation.

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