Driving in Northern Virginia is not without hazards. There are plenty of nails, screws, and other debris that can make its way into a tire. However, the skilled technicians at Virginia Tire & Auto will use the latest tools and techniques to fix your tire and get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Can Virginia Tire & Auto repair my tires?
Yes, we can complete a tire repair for you. If you find yourself with a flat or leaky tire, the technicians at Virginia Tire & Auto will complete a tire repair using the latest industry techniques to get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
Flat or damaged tires can affect the alignment, steering, and suspension of your car. At Virginia Tire & Auto, we assess your vehicle to make sure there isn’t any additional hidden damage caused by your flat tire. Our tire repair experts will make sure you always have a safe ride home.
TIA defines the acceptable puncture repair area as the “crown” of the tire, approximately 1-1.5 inches in from each tire shoulder.
If the puncture is in the crown, then the tire is repairable. The tire will be dismounted from the inside, patched, and emounted to the wheel and rebalanced.
Patching a tire from the inside is the only safe way to repair a tire. String plugs are a temporary and unsafe repair, and they are not recommended by TIA.
A puncture outside the crown, either in the shoulder or the sidewall, can damage the belts and cables in the tire and compromise the tire’s structural integrity.
If a tire is punctured outside the crown area then the tire should be replaced.
Virginia Tire & Auto follows the Tire Industry Association’s (TIA) puncture repair standards.