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Flat Tire Repair Hilo HI

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in Hilo, HI. 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.

Jackson Volvo Service
(808) 930-0077
1672 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:(Closed)
Wed:(Closed)
Thu:(Closed)
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Goodyear Auto Service Center
(808) 935-9756
475 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Services
Authorized To Install & Service RunOnFlat Tires,Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Sears Roebuck & Co.
(808) 981-4028
111 East Puainako St
Hilo, HI
 
Ron''s Tire Service
(808) 937-0067
W Hawaii
Hilo, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Lex Brodies Tire
(808) 961-6001
170 Wiwoole St
Hilo, HI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday: 8:00AM-3:00PM,

R & G Tire Center Inc
(808) 961-5661
500 Kalanianaole Ave
Hilo, HI
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers,RV,Goodyear Authorized Earthmover Distributor

Goodyear Auto Service Centers
(808) 935-9756
475 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Big Island Tech
(808) 959-9007
Po Box 5439
Hilo, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Auto Center
(808) 981-4095
111 E Puainako St
Hilo, HI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 8:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: 10:00AM-5:00PM,

R & G Tire Center Inc
(808) 935-2966
612 Kalanianaole Ave # A
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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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