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Can a tire with a nail in it be repaired?

Can a tire with a nail in it be repaired?

Did you know that about 220 million tires are thrown away each year in the U.S.? Many of these tires go to landfills because of avoidable damage, like nail punctures. Knowing if a tire with a nail can be fixed or needs to be replaced is key for safety and the environment. Repairing a tire with a nail depends on several things: the size of the hole, how much air it lost, and where it is. A small nail hole in the tread might be fixable if it didn't let much air out. But, fixing a tire with a nail gets harder if the nail hit the sidewall or the hole is big. Driving on a tire with a nail for a bit is okay if you watch it closely with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). But, if ... read more