What To Do If You Have A Nail In Your Tire

Tires aren’t cheap and seeing a nail in your tire may scare both you and your wallet at first. Upon noticing a nail or screw in your tire, it’s important to first assess the situation.

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Tires aren’t cheap and seeing a nail in your tire may scare both you and your wallet at first. Upon noticing a nail or screw in your tire, it’s important to first assess the situation.

Is your tire flat or still inflated? Is it in the center or along the wall of the tire? If the tire is still inflated, but the nail is within an inch of the side wall of the tire, the tire will need to be replaced. Do not remove the nail until you get an auto repair shop where the tire can be replaced.

Occasionally you can get away with patching or repairing the hole in the tire if the full replacement isn’t necessary. Regardless, the tire will need to be patched from the inside as well as the outside, so visiting a repair shop is necessary.

If you have repaired a nail in a tire more than once, you will want to replace the tire. Each repair can affect the speed rating on the tire and its performance on your vehicle.