As the main point of contact with the road, your tires must be performing properly. So when we see them damaged, it’s understandable that our first thought is replacing them. But did you know that there’s a cheaper, quicker option available? At AutoStream Car Care Center we offer comprehensive tire repairs that can get you back on the road quickly. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors perform a full inspection of your damaged tire to see if it’s qualified for repairs. If so, they quickly repair the damage and send you on your way in a quality performing tire. If not, they work with you to find the right tire for your vehicle, performance needs, and budget, so you won’t be without a tire for long. See why we’re the go-to tire service shop in Ellicott City, Maryland!
Whenever your tire is damaged, the ideal scenario is to have it repaired, as the service is quick, affordable, and efficient. Unfortunately, tire repair may not always be an option, as a tire must have specific characteristics to qualify for repairs. If a badly damaged tire is repaired, it could leave the vehicle and its driver in danger. Here’s what we look for in a damaged tire and if it can be repaired or if it must be replaced:
Due to your tire’s build, the only location it can receive repairs is the tread, as it is the most durable part of the tire. If there’s any damage on the sidewall or even the shoulder, your tire cannot be repaired and it must be replaced.
Also be wary of driving on a flat tire. Even if the damage is only located within the tread, driving on a flat could cause abrasions along the sidewall, quickly disqualifying an otherwise repairable tire. If you see the tire is too flat, make sure you have it towed to our location.
Is the damage located within the tread? Great, now we’ll need to inspect the size of the damage. Any damage on the tread cannot exceed ¼” in diameter. Anything larger than that will quickly disqualify the tire, even if the damage is located within the tread. If the damage is at or below ¼” and the internal parts are intact, then we’ll proceed with repairing your tire!
Do you see any damage to your tire? Before you think about replacing, know that you could save money and have it repaired instead. Make sure your car is always using safe and reliable tires and schedule a tire repair service with AutoStream Car Care Center in Ellicott City, Maryland. Our ASE Master Certified professionals can quickly determine whether your tire is qualified for repairs and, if so, perform the service with care and ease so you can get back on the road quickly. If it’s too damaged, we make sure you’re provided with quality tire options for your vehicle and budget.
Have questions about our services? Want to learn more about tire repair? Give us a call at (410) 381-1130 or visit us on 4755 Dorsey Hall Drive and let our service advisors help you. If you want to set an appointment quickly, opt for our quick and convenient online scheduling system that can have your visit set in minutes.