We know how frustrating it is to get a tire puncture – and even more frustrating to lose half a day and hundreds of dollars with tow trucks and traditional brick & mortar tire shops. Save your time, and your sanity! Now you can have a puncture repaired wherever you are, for $69.95! – with getTREAD
First, we inspect the tire to determine whether it is repairable. Once confirmed, only the highest quality supplies and materials are used for repairs. Unlike other tire shops that might use a cheap patch kit or temporary plug, at getTREAD we follow strict safety guidelines and only use COMBINATION PLUG/PATCH kits so we can guarantee our repairs for the serviceable life of the tire. Get on your way, get peace of mind – with getTREAD.
$69.95 (covered under TotalTreadLifeCare if you bought your tire from getTREAD)
IS IT FIXABLE?
To ensure your safety, the T.I.A. (Tire Industry Association) sets forth guidelines on whether any road going passenger tire can be repaired or not. Here’s the breakdown:
max puncture diameter of 1/4″
tire tread depth must not be less than 2/32″ (roughly 2mm)
puncture must not be near tire sidewall
the tire must not be driven flat for long distance (this causes damage to the structure of the tire)
no other damage (weather cracking, tears, exposed steel belt)
If your tire is a run-flat tire – some manufacturers do not recommend repair
QUICK D.I.Y REPAIR KITS ... HMMM?
In order to guarantee your safety and peace of mind, we don’t recommend using DIY puncture repair kits such as the inflation goo, puncture string stick (looks like beef jerky), or any other temporary solutions. Over time these methods have been shown to create wheel imbalance issues, and leak air causing low pressure conditions that could lead to a tire blowout. Blowouts are not fun, and can lead to serious injury or death – so we’d recommend avoiding these temporary repair methods if at all possible and doing it right the first time.
THE RIGHT WAY TO REPAIR A PUNCTURE (PRO METHOD):
Inspect the outside of the tire and remove the penetrating object (marking the spot)”
Deflate the tire and remove from the wheel
Clean the inner tire area around the puncture area to be repaired
Scrape away contaminants
Drill the injury channel to clean out steel cords
Buff the surface to prep
Fill the Injury channel with a Combination Patch/Plug kit while using special tire sealant/rubber cement
Trim the Combination Patch Plug stem from the outside tread of the tire
Here at getTREAD, we value your time, and your safety. That’s why we do things right, the first time, and according to T.I.A. safety protocols.
If you’re having a bad day with a flat tire, click the appointment button below – and we’ll get you back on the road in no time!
DIY repair kits have shown inconsistent results across different brands. Some look like sticks of beef jerky that are plugged into the puncture, and other methods consist of a thick gooey liquid which is injected through the valve stem. Results with these methods are inconsistent across different brands and may lead to slow leaks, wheel/tire imbalance, decrease in ride comfort, or even sudden loss of air pressure. NOT RECOMMENDED!
Is my tire repairable?
We follow strict industry guidelines to ensure your safety. This means we look at criteria such as puncture hole size, puncture angle, as well as where on the tread the puncture has occurred. If the puncture is on the shoulder or sidewall of the tire, unfortunately it is not safe to repair.