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Tire Repair

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by sdplowing, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. sdplowing

    sdplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 108

    I bought a set of tires from Treadwright, had them mounted, then found out there was a hole in the sidewall. They sent me a new tire right away but I got to keep the damaged one. My question is, is there any way to repair a sidewall puncture? The hole is a little smaller than ice pick size. It would be nice to have a spare the same as the others.

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Go to a real tire shop not a franchised one and ask to have it vulcanized.Or run a tube
  3. sluggermn

    sluggermn Member
    Messages: 85

    I would go to a real tire shop and ask them DO NOT just put a tube in it and run it.
    a damaged side wall can make for a dangerous situation!

    personally I would scrap it and be safe.


    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,228

    Only smart fix for sidewall puncture.


  5. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    you cannot safely fix a sidewall. when i worked in the truck shop we would not fix sidewall or a thumb width in from the shoulder.
  6. M Runner

    M Runner Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 21

    There are two schools of thought on this one.
    1.You can fix it
    2.You can't fix it.
    Let me say this, I owned and operated a full service gas station for years and worked at Firestone and Goodyear.
    For demonstration purposes, the guy who sold us our tire repair supplies always drove a van that had no less than fifty plugs in his tire, with many being in the sidewall.
    Personally, for myself, I would have no problem plugging a small hole in a side wall on a tire that I personally would be running.
    However, I would never plug the sidewall on a tire that someone else would be driving, the possible lawsuit wouldn't be worth the risk.

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,286

    X2 About 4 years ago I had tires put on a truck drove home and heard a hissing, nail in sidewall on a tire with 20mi on it cost like $45 to fix