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Flat Tire Repair Fairbanks AK

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in Fairbanks, AK. 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.

Kelly''s Tire & Wheel
(907) 452-2219
269 Illinois St
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Purcell Tire & Rubber Co Inc
(573) 438-2131
365 Helmerick Ave
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Services National Account Customers,RV,Goodyear Authorized Earthmover Distributor

Tds Inc
(907) 452-7131
3601 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

American Tire & Auto
(907) 450-1200
219 Third Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Authorized To Install & Service RunOnFlat Tires,Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,RV

Midas Fairbanks
(907) 479-6262
3449 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Auto Service Co Honda
(907) 455-9825
1000 Cadillac Ct
Fairbanks, AK
 
Wal-Mart
(907) 451-9900
537 Johansen Expy
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM,

Ron's Service & Towing
(907) 452-2448
101 Noble Street
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Lubrication Service, Tires/Wheels, Towing Service
Hours
Mon:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Wed:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Thu:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Fri:7:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

American Tire & Auto
(907) 450-1250
3101 S Cushman Rd
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Government Sales Deliveries

Wal-Mart Supercenter 2722
(907) 451-9900
537 Johansen Expressway
Fairbanks, AK
 

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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