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Most people want to know if their tire can be repaired or if they need to get a new one. Below are 8 guidelines that will help you understand which option is best and safe for you.

Tire Repairs: The Top 8 Things You Need To Know: 

  1. Not all tires can be repaired.
    For example, some tires with run-flat technology cannot be repaired. We adhere to manufacturer recommendations.

  2. Only certain areas of the tire can be repaired. Only the tread-area can be repaired; the tire shoulder/sidewall cannot be repaired.

  3. Only puncture areas of ¼” in diameter or smaller can be repaired.

  4. Tires with a tread depth of 2/32” or less should not be repaired.

  5. Not all damage is visible from the outside of a mounted tire.
    We remove the tire from the wheel, and our trained professionals complete a thorough inspection.

  6. Tire plugs (stems) or patches alone do not constitute a proper repair.
    We us a combination repair technique that utilizes both plugs and patches.

  7. It is unsafe to repair a puncture in a previously repaired area of the tire.

  8. Improperly repaired tires can fail causing accidents and safety concerns.

To repair your tires or purchase new ones, stop by your local Best-One®.  We will keep you rolling with the safest and most cost efficient choice.

 By Jim Channel, Best-One® Tire & Service Expert Panelist

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Operations Manager
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19 yrs. of experience

Jim Channell
Vice President
Best-One Tire & Service of Princeton, IN,
39 yrs. of experience

Roger Clark
Best-One Tire & Service of Richmond,
35 yrs. of experience

Larry Knicely
Patriot's Best-One Tire & Auto Care,
20 yrs. of experience

John Miller
Director of Retail Development
Best-One Tire & Service,
26 yrs. of experience

David Mitchell
Managing Partner
Best-One Tire & Service of Lima,
14 yrs. of experience

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28 yrs. of experience

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