Should I Patch or Replace My Tire?

Tire Patch Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach

Having issues with your tires as you’re traveling across the roads of Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, CA is never fun. However, at that moment when you’re looking at a deflating tire, you’ll need to decide if you should patch or replace the tire.At Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach, we’re here to help you diagnose the issue, so you can determine whether your tire can be patched or if you’ll need to have it replaced. Keep reading to stay informed!

Dealing With Deflating Tires

Tire Patch Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach It’s common to experience tire issues, and specifically, punctures. If you notice that one of your tires is losing air and starting to deflate, you’ll want to pull over to the side of the road before it completely flattens. You’ll want to inspect the tire to see if you can notice any issues. There may be a puncture that’s caused by road debris or a nail. However, if there are multiple punctures, it could result in more severe tire repair or possibly a replacement.



How are Tires Patched?

If there’s a small puncture in your tire, it can most likely be patched. When there’s no nail, but you detect a slow air leak, your tire will be removed and sprayed with water. This will make it easier to find the leak because it will start to release bubbles. From there, rubber will be driven into the hole to plug it. After a few rotations on the road, your tire will heat up and the rubber will begin to melt into the tire to patch the leak.

If you have multiple holes in your tire that are clustered together, patching them could be problematic because the integrity of your tire will be at risk. It may be time to replace your tire.

What Causes Damaged Tires?

Tire Patch Norm Reeves Honda Huntington Beach There are a variety of factors that can lead to tire damage and even premature wear. How you drive can affect your tire’s wear, especially if you’re prone to hard braking. Slamming on the brakes will lead to uneven wear, which will affect the longevity of your tires. You’ll also want to avoid potholes, as they could lead to surface damage that could worsen over time.

The most common need for a tire patch is due to a nail in your tire, which can happen when a construction vehicle is traveling and loses a nail. If the nail simply punctures the surface and not the inner tube, a simple patch could take care of it. If the nail is driven in deeper and punctures the inner tube, you may need to replace the tire.

Schedule Your Tire Service or Repair Today

If you notice that you’re experiencing tire issues, you’ll want to have it taken care of before taking any major trips beyond Huntington Beach, Westminster, and Orange County, California. When the time comes, you can schedule your tire service with us at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Huntington Beach!


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