As the first point of contact between your vehicle and the road, the tires are essential to maintaining stability, performance, and safety. Any damage to its structure can seriously compromise its performance and safety. Although the first instinct is to have the tire replaced, that may not always be the case as you could have it repaired if it qualifies. At AutoStream Car Care Center in Baltimore, Maryland, we can help with just that. Our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors can quickly diagnose your tire and see if it can be repaired. If so, we utilize high-quality tools and components to quickly patch up the problem area so you can get back out on the road. We’ll proudly restore your tire to its original performance!
Although many tires can be repaired, it does need to follow specific qualifications to receive the service. Many shops, including ours, may refuse to offer a repair service if your tire has experienced significant damage or if the damage is found in a compromising location. Wondering if your damaged tire can be repaired? Here are two things you should look for:
Even though tires are durable pieces of equipment, any damage must be found in one specific location: the tread. This area is the strongest part of your tire and is the only place where a repair can be sustainable. Any other location, like the sidewall, will only compromise the performance and safety of your tire. If your tire is damaged anywhere other than the tread, it will need to be replaced.
Is the damage located within the tread? Good, now see how big the damage is, as a puncture can’t be any bigger than ¼ inch or 6 millimeters in diameter. Why is this our max damage size? Anything bigger can quickly compromise the tire’s structural integrity. Nothing is worse than having to drive with a tire that can breakdown at any second, and we want to make sure you’re using tires that can meet the demands of your vehicle and the road.
If you see damage on your car’s tires, don’t worry, as it is still possible to have the tire repaired. Make sure you visit AutoStream Car Care Center in North Baltimore, Maryland, as our ASE Master Certified technicians and inspectors can quickly determine if your damaged tire is qualified for repairs. If so, we’ll quickly perform the service and get you back out on the road. If not, we’ll help you find and install the best tire for your vehicle and budget. Schedule an appointment by calling our shop at (410) 889-6748 or visit us on 1035 West 41st Street. We’re right across the street from Green Spring Tower Square!