What's The Average Tire Puncture Repair Cost?

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The average tire puncture repair cost depends on a number of factors, including how it is done, and whether you do it yourself or take it to a tire repair service. Learn below about tire puncture repair costs to evaluate the pros and cons of doing this important vehicle service yourself.

Plug Puncture Repair

This is the least expensive emergency puncture repair method. A plug puncture repair kit costs only about $5 across the country. You can rely on this temporary repair to get to a service center for a patch repair.

Spray Tire Sealant

A bit more expensive, but still a bargain at $7 to $12 list price, the spray tire sealant works better than a plug when properly applied and circulated through the tire.

Patch Repair

You can choose from a wide range of patch repair kits, starting at $10 and going up to $60 or more for a kit with a compressor and various sizes of patches for cars, trucks, bicycles and motorcycles. A tire repair center will charge you on average $15 to $20 for a complete patch repair, including removal and remounting of your tire. They may refuse to repair your tire, however, if it is too worn or has a damaged sidewall or bead.