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TIRE REPAIR

When can a tire be repaired?

Generally, a tire can be repaired if:

  • It is punctured within the puncture repair area of the tire (see image below)
  • The puncture doesn’t measure more than 1/4 of an inch in diameter
  • The repairs do not overlap or if the injuries are not directly across from each other

Puncture outside repair area

If the tire is punctured in any way outside of the Puncture Repair Area (see image), the tire cannot be repaired safely. True tire repairs are limited to the middle, or "crown" area of the tire. The crown is defined as the center of the tread, approximately 1 to 1.5 inches in from each shoulder. For most tires, the puncture repair area can also be defined by the first major groove on both shoulders.

Size of puncture

The maximum repairable injury size for passenger and light truck tires through load range E is 1/4 inch, or 6mm in diameter. If the puncture in your tire is larger than the allowable repair size, the tire must be replaced.

Bulge or bubble in sidewall

If there is a noticeable bubble in the sidewall of the tire, it has been damaged most likely by impacting a curb, pothole, or other type of road hazards. The resulting bulge or "bubble" in the sidewall is not repairable, and unfortunately, the tire must be taken out of service.

Say "No" to tire plugs

A tire plug is a sticky, expandable object that gets pushed into the damaged area of the tire from the outside and is adjusted until the air is no longer leaking from the tire. Although the leak may stop, it is easy to believe that the tire is repaired and good to go; unfortunately, that's not the case. Tire plugs are a quick fix and can fail over time. They can also potentially cause air to become trapped between the layers of tread, eventually causing the tread to separate and result in needing to buy a new tire.

starting from

$40/tire

Plug and patch repair performed

Wheel is torqued to specification

Performed by licensed technician

Factory warranty approved

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Level Auto Service is your Toronto based automotive repair shop. We service and repair all makes and models up to the current year. Our licensed technicians have over 60 years of experience, combined. Paired with the latest tools and equipment, we can get the job done right, the first time. We are always welcoming new clients and look forward to building a long lasting relationship with you and your family. See you soon!

starting from

$40/tire

Plug and patch repair performed

Wheel is torqued to specification

Performed by licensed technician

Factory warranty approved

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