Discovering a flat or damaged tire can be frustrating.
A HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire in Woodbridge can help motorists determine if it’s repairable.
Automotive technicians aren’t able to immediately decide if any injuries can be fixed.
The Rubber Manufacturers Association (RMA) has a few standards they follow.
For example, damage that occurs on a tire’s inner or outer shoulder can’t be repaired, General Manager Rich Campbell explained.
“The reason why is that’s where the tire curves on the inside, causing it to flex,” he said.
HomeTowne Auto Repair won’t fix tires with older plugs, and it can’t use patches where plugs have been used.
Any tires with damage in repairable areas may have injuries elsewhere.
“We have to keep in mind too is that — even if the screw, or nail, or whatever debris … looks to be in the repairable zone — we must remove it from the rim to establish that the inside of the tire [has] not been damaged,” Campbell said.
Read about how automotive technicians can fix injuries.
This story is written by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, a locally owned and operated business in Woodbridge. It has been in service for four years, and believes heavily in serving the community.
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