Eliot Silverman

Eliot Silverman

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Can You Repair The Nail In My Tire??

Rips, tears, worn out tires cannot be repaired. However, many cars come in with a nail/screw in the tire, and most of these tires can be saved.

We remove the nail/screw and use a special rubberized plug to fill the hole.  If the hole is too large for a plug, we remove the tire from the rim and use a patch to repair the hole.  These repairs are as good as the rest of the tire.  They last as long as the tire is viable.

I can repair the tire as long as the nail is on the “Face” of the tire, however, I cannot repair a tire if the screw/nail is in the side of the tire.   

Many customers came here after going to a local tire shop because the local tire shop told them their tire could not be repaired (plugged).  Each of these customers had repairable tires. 

This shop is in the tire selling business, not customer service business.  

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This nail is in the face of the tire and can easily be plugged.

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Many repair shops will tell you that a nail in this location cannot be plugged.  I disagree.  I have successfully repaired tires like this one.

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This nail is in the sidewall, and therefore, cannot be repaired.  

I hope this has been helpful.
Eliot Silverman, Owner Eliot's Complete Auto Repair Shop
3658 N. Lincoln
Chicago, IL.