We Repair Tires in Xenia, OH

Have you got a flat? We can help get you back on the road safely. At Pitt Stop, we follow strict guidelines to ensure your tire is repaired correctly. Attempting to fix a tire damaged beyond these protocols can result in tire failure and the need for replacement.

A thorough tire inspection is required to repair your tire safely. Before beginning repair, the tire must be removed from the wheel/rim assembly. Not all unsafe conditions can be seen on the exterior. Removing the tire from the wheel/rim assembly allows a thorough inspection of the exterior and interior walls of the tire to determine if any hidden damage may be present. The first consideration when evaluating if a tire can be repaired is to confirm the damage’s type, size, and location.

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Tire Repair in Xenia, OH

Tires 101

“Can I Patch or Repair My Tire?”

Although the tire is flat and must be brought to a tire repair shop, like Pitt Stop Tire & Auto, for an inspection, the tire may not necessarily need to be replaced. Depending on where the puncture is located, along with the severity of the damage, the tire will either only need a simple repair or will be replaced.

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3 Factors to Consider When Repairing a Tire:

Puncture Size

The puncture shouldn’t measure more than 1/4 of an inch in diameter.

Puncture Placement

It is punctured within the puncture repair area of the tire. The sidewall and the shoulder of a tire cannot be repaired per TIA and USTMA guidelines

Tire Quality

Tire repairs should not overlap, or consider replacement if the injuries are directly across from each other.

Focusing on Non-Repairable Tires

In some cases, the tire can’t be repaired due to the location or severity of the damage. If the tire meets any of the non-repairable guidelines, it’s time to buy a new tire.

  • If the tire is punctured in any way outside of the Puncture Repair Area (see image), the tire cannot be repaired safely. 
  • True tire repairs are limited to the middle or “crown” area of the tire.
  • The crown is defined as the center of the tread, approximately 1 to 1.5 inches from each shoulder. For most tires, the puncture repair area can also be defined by the first major groove on both shoulders.
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Financing for Tires & Car Repairs in Xenia, OH

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Finance Your Next Set of Tires

We know buying new tires and/or wheels for your car or truck can be stressful on the wallet, so we’re here to help. As the leading tire shop in Xenia, OH, we’ve made sure we have payment plans that will fit anyone’s needs so you can get tires now and pay later. Whether your purchase is a surprise or expected, we'll take care of you.

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Tire Repair Questions & Answers

Do I need to buy a full set of replacement tires if only one is damaged?

While it may seem cost-efficient to only replace the bad tire, it is better to replace all of the tires, especially if they have been used for a while. Today’s suspension technology is designed to work best with a matching set of tires. Your vehicle will handle more effectively and safely when all tires are equal. At the very least, replace tires in pairs for best performance.

Is Retreading A Safe Form Of Car Tire Repair? Are My Tires Suitable?

Yes! And nearly 80% of the world’s airlines and off-road, heavy-duty vehicles use retreaded tires on a regular basis. Tires cannot be retread if run underinflated, worn down to less than 4/32” of tread, or improperly maintained. For a definitive answer, contact your local Pitt Stop.

Can All Tire Damage Be Repaired?

Not all tire damage can be repaired. If you notice any of the these signs, you’ll likely need a tire replacement instead:

  • Shoulder punctures
  • Overlapping car tire repairs
  • Large punctures (e.g., any holes larger than ¼ inch in diameter for passenger cars or ⅜ inch for light trucks)
  • Weakened sidewall

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