Simple Facts About Tire Repairs

We all understand the importance of proper care and maintenance of our vehicles. Without routine maintenance, our vehicles can present with any number of performance problems as well as a minimized lifespan. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable automotive technicians understands full well the importance of proper vehicle maintenance and repairs and that includes tire repairs as well. Our team stands ready to meet your every need.


There are a number of repairs that can be performed on tires and our team of experts wants to offer you some important insight on tire repairs.


A flat tire is something that can be easily fixed and certainly is not the end of the world for your tires. Using a simple tire repair kit allows you to fix a small puncture and inflate your tire just enough to allow you to get to an auto repair and service shop. The steps to temporarily repair your damaged vehicle tire start with locating the actual hole or tear.

Begin by removing your wheel and performing an inspection of the tire looking for any signs of debris of any kind that could have caused the damage. The majority of tire tears and holes are typically caused by nails or pieces of metal and debris on the roadway. Deflate the rubber so you can remove it from the tire. Next, you want to locate the spot that has the hole so you can place the patch on the inside surface. You will need a patch kit to perform this task. Be sure to clean the surface and buff away any imperfections.

You can then take the tire patch and completely cover the identified hole or tear and create a firm seal with the chemical seal included in your kit. You should use a repair tool or even a tire retread to ensure that the inside of the tire is firmly sealed. If, however, the rip or tear is too big, then the patch in your kit may not properly seal it, but it may seal it enough to allow you to bring it to an automotive shop to confirm the integrity of the tire and its usage. Keep in mind that a patched tire will not last forever, which means you will eventually have to replace your tire or tires.



A patched tire is just a temporary solution for an air leak that allows you to be able to safely drive your vehicle to a nearby auto repair shop. Following this simple temporary fix, you will have to invest in a new tire or even a set of tires. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we provide many of the major brands of tires along with a wide range of tire and wheel repairs and services. The brands of tires we provide include, but are not limited to, Uniroyal, Michelin, Bridgestone, Firestone, BF Goodrich and Good Year. Most of our tires come with warranties.


Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin our team of skilled auto technicians and specialists are committed to providing top of the line automotive products and services to all our clients. We offer affordable tires, alignment and rotation services, and all types of emergency repairs as well. For more information about our high-quality tire repairs we offer or to schedule any other automotive repair services you may need, be sure to reach out to one of our friendly technicians today. We look forward to serving you and to helping you keep your vehicle on the road all summer long!

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