A Quick and Easy Tire Fix

If you have recently purchased a car and find yourself faced with a flat tire, you may be in for an even bigger surprise. Many of the manufacturers now no longer include a donut tire or spare tire in their new vehicles. With that said, it may be a good idea to keep a tire repair kit in your trunk.

We have all experienced a flat tire at one time or another. Certainly, a flat tire is not the end of the world. There are simple tire repair kits that you can use to fix a small tire puncture. With a tire repair kit, you can patch the puncture whether a tear or a hole, inflate the tire and then continue to drive on it until you can get yourself down to our trusted automotive facility here at Auto Clinic of Franklin. With that said, we want to share some quick and easy tire fix steps to take that will help keep you on the road.

Quick and Easy Fix

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team of highly skilled and certified automotive techs is on hand to help with all your automotive needs. We want to take this time to help our customers understand how to use a simple tire repair kit to hold them over.

If you get a flat tire and want to be able to make it to your automotive shop, then a simple small patch may be the perfect solution. Car repair kits come with a sealant and a small air compressor. The sealant is used to cover over a small tire puncture and the air compressor to inflate your damaged tire. Though this is an effective tire fix, it is only a temporary fix. Our team wants to share some quick steps you can take to patch your damaged tire temporarily. This quick and easy fix should be just enough for you to drive your vehicle down to our trusted facility to replace that damaged tire.

How to Patch the Tire

The steps to patch a tire are quick and simple:

  • Determine which tire is losing the air and then remove any dirt or debris that has made its way into the puncture or hole. Typically, damage is caused by a nail or some other piece of metal on the road surface.
  • Be sure to keep the tire mounted on the rim as you expand the hole and apply lubricant needed in order to insert the actual plug.
  • Once expanded, insert the repair retread tool and the plug all the way into the hole or puncture.
  • Remove the tool, leaving the plug firmly in place.
  • If necessary, trim the plug to ensure that it is flush with the tire wall.

Replace Your Tire at Our Top-Rated Automotive Facility

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, we take tremendous pride in providing our clients with only the highest quality automotive parts and services this side of Franklin. We understand full well that your car is one of the biggest investments you will make in a lifetime, which is why we are committed to helping you keep your vehicle healthy and on the road. If you have experienced a flat tire and have used a tire repair kit, remember that these kits are not designed to provide a forever lasting solution. The kit can certainly provide you with a temporary solution and time enough to drive to our trusted facility.

We offer a wide range of high-quality tire services including affordable tires, trusted alignment services, balancing and other emergency repairs as well. Although you have managed to perform a quick tire fix, be sure to schedule your appointment as soon as possible to replace that damaged tire and enjoy safe traveling in your vehicle again. Don’t put yourself, your family or your passengers in harms way. Come on down to Auto Clinic of Franklin today, your go to place for all your automotive needs.

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