Flat Tire Repair East Greenwich RI

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in East Greenwich, RI. Includes detailed information on local auto service providers that give access to tire repair kits, tire repair plugging kits, tire puncture repair plugs, tire tackle kits, tire gauges, and tire inflators, as well as additional advice and content on flat tire repair.

J and S Auto Repair
(401) 384-0961
51 Kent Avenue
Warwick, RI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window Motor, Window Regulator, Br
Service Types and Repair
Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Exotic Car, Honda, Toyota

Big Al''s Tire & Service Center
(401) 823-7580
39 Tiogue Ave
West Warwick, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Big Als Tire and Service Center
(401) 823-7580
39 Tiogue Avenue
West Warwick, RI
Services
Tire Balancing

Tire Pros
(401) 268-3882
45 Huling Road
N. Kingstown, RI
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Town Fair Tire Centers
(401) 822-7700
1085 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI
 
Benny''s
(401) 884-9844
5600 Post Rd
East Greenwich, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Pep Boys Automotive Supercenters
(401) 826-3336
375 Quaker Ln
West Warwick, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Jennings Car Care Center Inc
(401) 828-1220
679 Quaker Ln
West Warwick, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

R I Tire Co
(401) 885-6880
370 Smith St
North Kingstown, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sullivan Tire Commercial
(401) 738-4366
1199 Jefferson Blvd
Warwick, RI
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Tire Sidewall Repair Basics

Tire sidewall repair is something most car owners leave to professionals, and with good reason. While it's possible to fix a tire sidewall, some experts are hesitant to recommend this project as a do-it-yourself activity.

Why You Shouldn't Fix Tire Sidewalls

When you notice that your tires need to be repaired on the sidewalls, you may be tempted to complete this project on your own. But this is not recommended for one main reason: it doesn't typically work. While you may be able to plug up the hole, the structure of a sidewall is different from other tire areas. The sidewall needs to move in multiple directions, which causes more strain on the tire parts. Even if the tire sidewall is fixed, experts say there is a high chance the tire will break and explode anyway.

Who Can Fix Sidewalls

Some mechanics say they can fix up sidewalls, but this is still a difficult task. Ideally, those with broken sidewalls should simply replace the tire as opposed to repairing it. The repairs are just not considered to be reliable or effective. Even if the glue of a professional sidewall repair holds, it is not a permanent solution. Plus, you don't know when the glue might decide to give out. That said, a boot is one way that a sidewall can be fixed, though this is best left to a professional.

The Boot Fix

A boot is a larger piece of rubber material that can be placed inside of a punctured tire. This rubber is attached to the inside and it helps to protect the tube of the tire. However, this process requires taking off the entire tire and even then the boot will not last forever. The boot can move out of place, causing the tire to be vulnerable to damage. For some, this is too labor intensive of a process to have a mechanic complete or to complete on their own.

Used Tires

Instead of buying a new tire to help replace the worn tire sidewall, a used tire can be a cost-effective way to make your car safer. However, just as...

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