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FIX YOUR TIRE PUNCTURE OR SLOW LEAK AT TIRE MAINTENANCE SPECIALISTS IN CHICAGO
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We repair & service all type of vehicle tires. Tire rotation & wheel balancing also available
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”Tire punctures can have a serious effect on your safety when you’re on the road.”
I n the best case scenario, they’ll cause slow leaks that have minor effects on your vehicle’s handling.
At worst, they cause serious damage to your tire and wheel. They can even compromise your safety, making it more likely that you’ll be involved in a road traffic accident.
If you have a punctured tire, you need to get it fixed immediately. That’s where our technicians can help. We will make your tire roadworthy again in no time at all, so you don’t have to worry about being a danger to yourself or other road users while you’re driving.
You generally have two options when fixing a punctured tire:
Each has its benefits and drawbacks. Here’s what you get with each when you use it to fix tire punctures.
Tire Plugs: The simpler of the two solutions, tire plugs are thin rubber strings that you slot into the puncture. As the name implies, the idea is to plug the gap to prevent air from seeping out. They usually come with rubber cement, which fixes the plug in place, as well as a reamer and plugger, which we use to ensure the string fits correctly. The best thing about this solution is that it doesn’t require us to dismount your tire, which makes it the less expensive of the two options.
Tire Patches: Patches are the stronger tire puncture fix, but they also require more work to install. We’ll remove your tire and paste the patch to the inner wall using a special adhesive. The patch also has a tail, which gets slotted through the puncture to act as a plug. Once we’ve fitted the plug, we mount the tire back onto the wheel. This service costs a little more than fixing a punctured car tire with a plug. However, it’s also a stronger solution that keeps the tire in good shape for longer.
The above solutions work for when you have a puncture in the tire’s treads. But tire punctures in the sidewall present much bigger problems.
Your tire’s sidewall doesn’t have the tread cords that help a plug or patch stay in place. As a result, you can’t use either to repair a punctured sidewall.
Moreover, a car tire puncture that affects the sidewall damages the integrity of the entire tire. The tire can no longer work to its best, even if you take the temporary measure of applying a patch. Its sidewall is simply not strong enough to take the constant beating of driving on the road.
Unlike the slow punctures that you can plug up, a punctured sidewall increases the chances of a blowout. This places both you and other road users at serious risk.
If you have a sidewall puncture, replacing the tire is the best solution. Happily, the team at United Tires can help with that too.
So, whether you’re looking to repair tire punctures with a plug or patch, or you need to replace your tire, contact United Tires. Our technicians will help you get back on the road again in no time.
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