Sometimes, perfectly good tires fail. Your tires aren’t too old, and they’re not too worn, but they’re flat or deflating. What can you do? At St. Paul Auto, we pride ourselves on being a reliable tire repair shop in St. Paul, Minnesota that helps you repair damage, when possible, rather than replacing parts of your vehicle. This includes your tires. While other garages might try to sell you new tires when you’ve got a flat, we’ll be sure to make sure you actually need new tires before we even think about selling you anything. Wondering how we can repair tires? Check out our process below, and read about the signs that your tires may need to be repaired.
Patch and Plug Flat Tire Repairs
Although tires can’t always be salvaged, there are many times when one or more tires can be saved with simple and effective fixes. At our tire repair shop, we use only the best industry grade tire repair techniques, which include patching and plugging. Both methods of repair have different uses and can last for different lengths of time depending on the severity of damage done to your tire, the quality and age of your tires, and the amount of time your tires have been left damaged. With patches and plugs, once they’re set, you can get back on the road quickly, but you have to make it a priority to get your tires serviced as soon as possible once you know there’s a problem. So how can you tell that your tires may be in need of repairs?
Signs Your Tires Need Repairs
Knowing you need tire repairs is different than looking out for signs of tire wear. Tire repairs are needed when your tires are still in good condition but have been affected by something on the road, such as a nail, glass, or other objects that can puncture your tire. To know whether your tires need repair, look out for:
• Tire pressure loss (more than you’ll see just from a decrease in temperature outside)
• Sound coming from your tires
• Sound coming from your tire valve
Tire Inspection and Repair Process
When you bring your vehicle in for tire repairs, we’ll begin by inspecting your vehicle’s tires to be sure they can be repaired and that the repairs will be worth your time and money. If tires are too badly damaged, there may be little we can do to salvage them with patches or plugs. However, if we can save your tires, we’ll gladly perform tire repairs rather than making you buy brand new tires. At St. Paul Automotive, we’re committed to providing you with the best, most honest service we can; not lining our pockets. So if you’re looking for a trusted St. Paul, MN tire repair shop, give us a call today at (651) 298-0956.