Can this tire be repaired safely?

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Old 08-08-20, 06:21 PM
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Can this tire be repaired safely?


These tires are Perelli Scorpions and have about 6,600 miles on them. I measured the tread and they have about 1.5/32 of wear from new. I'm not sure if a shop will patch this. I'd hate to replace such a new tire but if it can't be repaired, am I ok to safely just replace this one rather than a pair? The vehicle is front wheel drive. Thank you.
 
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08-09-20, 06:39 AM
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Please, don't turn this into overly complicated problem.

OP, plug it and drive. That's it. No problem there. No need for any patches and such.
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Old 08-08-20, 07:14 PM
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Yes it should be able to take a plug. It's on then tread portion. You should be able to get more mileage out these tires. I've used plugs many times and never had a failure once the plug stuck. Had several failures inserting the plug though.
 
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Use a Truck Tire Plug - those are Stronger . .
I have even used Two Plugs , I Torch the Tire some , Then Lube it all a lot ..
Jam it in there - Pull it back and Twist that Puppy Up- Torch it again . .after Cutting it Off or Breaking it It Off . .
 
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What about patching it from the inside? Is it far enough from the sidewall that a patch will work?

I realize a plug is probably fine but keep reading online that patching it from the inside is the right way to fix it rather than plug it from the outside.

Thank you for the advice!
 
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Old 08-08-20, 08:32 PM
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most likely any tire shop can patch it really does not look very close to the sidewall but really wont know till they remove the tire and look at the inside.
 
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Old 08-08-20, 08:34 PM
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A radial tire patch would be a good choice for a repair of that puncture.
 
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Old 08-09-20, 03:44 AM
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I worked as a mechanic where we sold tires. That tire looks like it could be repaired, We only patched tires from inside as tire Co. say plug could be cut by wires.I have never seen it happen.





 
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Old 08-09-20, 04:12 AM
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My experience with tire plugs is that they are a good DIY emergency repair but not as reliable as a patch put on the inside.
 
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Another reason for an inside patch is so you can check the side walls for any damage.
 
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Old 08-09-20, 05:33 AM
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This type of puncture (from a screw) is very common and gives no indication of sidewall damage.
Put a plug in it and be done. If in doubt, use it as a spare.
 
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Norm you must have better eyes than me as I cannot see the sidewall.

Also I have seen tires that show no external damage to the sidewall but it is evident when the tire is removed from the rim.

Also I have used plugs and have had success with them but an inside patch is better IMO.
 
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Please, don't turn this into overly complicated problem.

OP, plug it and drive. That's it. No problem there. No need for any patches and such.
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Old 08-09-20, 06:45 AM
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you must have better eyes than me as I cannot see the sidewall.
Exactly! The puncture is smack dab in the road tread surface. No sidewall is affected.
Now if you want to make conjecture that the screw was picked up in an area where debris, rock, stone, metal, curb had direct contact with sidewall, then we have a case.
 
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Thanks y'all. I got it taken care of. I really appreciate your expertise and advise!
 
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Old 08-09-20, 03:01 PM
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BTW, tire shops, at least in my area, will not plug holes, patches only!

Plugs are a DYI repair any more!
 
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Old 08-09-20, 03:11 PM
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Same thing here Marq. That's why I recommended the radial patch.
 
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Old 08-10-20, 04:49 AM
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I recently ran into this with a customer; his was in just about the exact same location. Most of the tire shops I frequent draw the line at plugging outboard of the last groove as this one is. I think they are mainly concerned with the potential for a lawsuit if the sidewall should fail even if from unrelated event.

Of course, they also make more money selling a tire.....
 
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Old 08-10-20, 06:21 AM
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As a DIY, the plug will be fine. But as always with something of this nature caution should be used. That means for the first 25 to 50 miles do not use high speed, corner with caution and check the plug for possible leaks. Even with a professional inside patch, you're still using a compromised tire. If you're going to use the car for highway use then replace the tire (you're dealing with life threating item). But if the car is used mainly for city, slow (under 45mph) using the patch will be fine. In my younger years when money was hard to come by, I used many plugged tires (both DIY and professionally done) and never had a failure. If the side wall is looks even slightly compromised or damaged then replace. A scuffed side wall does not mean a damaged tire. We all scrap the curb occasionally.
 
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Old 08-10-20, 11:33 AM
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OP.."Thanks y'all. I got it taken care of. I really appreciate your expertise and advise!"...
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Great.
I/we presume the screw did puncture the tire..? On a couple of occasions, I had a screw that was short and did Not actually puncture. How was your repair done.? ... Just curious

 

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But you're not the original poster. !?
 
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Old 08-10-20, 02:25 PM
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.." But you're not the original poster. !? "
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If you're referring to me, no I'm not, I was just asking and commenting.
I don't see a "Quote" tag to quote someone's post.
 
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Old 08-10-20, 02:42 PM
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Yea. and I missed the post that the OP did in fact say it was all fixed. My Bad.
 
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Old 08-11-20, 04:44 AM
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jatco, when you open the reply box, the quote icon is actual quotation marks at the top menu for the box. Right between text color icon and link icon.
 
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Yeah , it all abut the Money - Fixing a Flat - $5.00 , then $10 ..
Most what the Lift Charge , Dismount , Re Mount , Break it down - Oh Were "Not" responsible for the
Tire Pressure Reading Unit - If it gets wack'd - or - starts to Leak , then when it's all Done $18.55
and U need to buy a Tire Pressure Sensor Rebuild kit as that one is Leaking : LOL

Ahhh Yeah PLUG IT . . be Done . . If You suspect a Metal Wire - in some Tires Only got slight bent of
some Fraying then Stick small " Rat Tail " File in there and Ream it out some .. just to be taking Extra Care ..

I've Run 50K - On Plugs . . Never had an Issue . .
 
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Old 08-12-20, 01:56 PM
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jatco, when you open the reply box, the quote icon is actual quotation marks at the top menu for the box. Right between text color icon and link icon.
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I see a Quick Reply..or a New Reply...and what I did here was copied your comment, then hit the " icon and inserted your comment in between.
I dont see the 'Reply box'..to quote a comment ...?
 
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Old 08-14-20, 04:14 AM
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That's how I do it.
 
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Old 08-14-20, 04:33 AM
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Been staying out of this but reason the big tire dealers patch has nothing to do with repair. It all has to do with lawyers and law suit. If car gets into wreck and they find a plugged tire they will sue repair Co. Worked for Dears before I retired and was told this many times. Ever once in awhile we would get a example of this in a big settlement. Plug your tire and be done with this thread.
 
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Old 08-17-20, 05:31 AM
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Yeah, I mentioned that in post #17. It's probably the PRIMARY reason.
 
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