Learn How To Plug A Tire
Putting a tire patch in your tire is so simple and anyone can do it. You don’t have to even remove your tire to patch it. To clarify, you can patch your tire while it’s still on your car. In addition, you don’t even have to deflate your tire to repair it. Above all, using a professional tire repair kit makes learning how to plug a tire an effortless process.
Please note, numerous tires can look fine on the outside, by have started to crumble on the inside. This is usually due to a tire running low on air.
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This would get mighty expensive if it weren’t for the ability to patch a tire yourself. Don’t waste time and money bringing your tire to a shop, when you can do the job yourself faster and cheaper!
How To Plug A Tire Step By Step
If you are trying to learn how to patch your tire step by step, then look no further. Here at God’s Wrench, we provide you with the knowledge you need for the job.
Time needed: 10 minutes.
How to plug your vehicle tire step by step.
- Figure out which tire is leaking
Check your tires PSI with your trusty air pressure gauge. However if one tire is significantly lower than the rest, this is most likely your leaky tire.
- Put air inside the low tire
Fill your low tire up with air to the correct tire PSI.
- Find the leak
Spray your tire with soapy water and look for bubbles. However, spraying your tire will require a spray bottle and dish soap.
- Remove the object from your tire
Once the object is located, pull it out with pliers
- Make sure the leak is repairable
If the hole in your tire is to big for a plug it can not be fixed. Secondly, if the hole is on or too close to the sidewall of your tire it can not be repaired. In addition, if your tire is too old, worn out, or there is too many plugs in the tire, fixing the tire is not an option.
- Use your tire reamer tool
Once you have found the leak in your tire, use your reamer tool to widen the hole.
- Use your tire plug tool
Slide the tire plug evenly through the eye of your plug tool. Secondly, push the plug through the hole in the tire until it’s at least half way through the tire. After that pull your tire plug tool out fast and with force.
- Inflate tires
Inflate your car tires to the correct tire PSI.
- Spray the repaired area
Spray the tire plug with soapy water to make sure the repair held.
Common Question(s) About Patching a Tire
Tires can be repaired with a string plug (like the one displayed above). This patch may hold air for months, years even for the remaining life of the tire. For this reason, many consumers consider a string plug repair a permanent solution.
Repairs should only be made on the tread or the tire. You should NOT repair a tire if the puncture is located on the shoulder or sidewall area. If this is your situation, the tire must be replaced. In addition to tires being replaced, punctures that are greater than ¼ of an inch or 6mm are prohibited.
Tire should be repaired no more than twice. Additionally, you should not repair a tire if two punctures are within 16 inches of one another.