Tired of your wheels losing air pressure and you having to fill it up?

Flat tires and low tire pressure make your vehicle less reliable and less safe on the road. If you suspect that one or more of your tires are losing air or have a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) warning, you need to stop by 416 Wheels & Tires for an inspection. When you take your winter tires, all season tires or summer tires into our shop for an air leak, the technician will spray the tire with soapy water while it’s aired up to be able to notice where the leakage is coming from. After noticing and marking the leak, they remove the tire from the rim and inspect the inside. Many times, more damage is found on the interior that isn’t noticeable from the outside. They will notice the location of the puncture or leak. If it’s too close to the edge of the tire or too deep, the tire isn’t fixable. It’s recommended that the puncture be no more than one-quarter of an inch thick and along the tread for the best results in a tire repair.

Basics of Tire Repair

A technician will do a two-step tire repair on a leaky tire. They will put a patch on the inside and add a plug to fill the puncture hole. This ensures a long-term result, while preventing further damage to the belt or plies of the winter tires or all season tires. This is the best way to fix your tires. Our shop in Mississauga helps so many customers who pick up nails driving on the 401 highway, the QEW Highway, and through the neighboring areas in Mississauga of Sherway Garden, Applewood, Etobicoke, Lakeshore East, Port Credit etc.

When Can A Tire Not Be Repaired?

Puncture repairs are limited to the center of the tread area. If there are punctures or damage in the shoulder or sidewall of the tire, it is not repairable. A tire puncture greater than 1/4 inch (or 6mm) cannot be repaired. A new tire replacement is needed if a puncture exceeds this limit. Large tread punctures, irregular gashes or cuts exceeding 1/4 inch cannot be repaired. On average, our tire repair experts predict that a proper plug and patch can last from seven to ten years. Although tire patches can last a long time, a tire should never be patched more than once. It can negatively affect the speed rating and potentially cause blowouts.

Tire Repair FAQs

Q: How much does it cost to repair a tire?

A: The primary cost for a tire patch is the labor of the technician. Depending on the severity, expect to pay at least $25. 

Q: Is it cheaper to repair or replace a tire?

A: After getting a flat tire, you are faced with the decision of repairing or replacing the tire. Obviously, it is preferable to repair the tire, as it is much cheaper than buying a new one. It is usually possible to repair the tire in most cases.

Q: How much does it cost to fix a popped tire?

A: Having a flat fixed by a tire or repair shop typically costs $5-$40 for a standard tire and $30-$60 to repair a run flat tire (designed to be safe to drive on even when it is flat).

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