Flat Tire Repair Kit Billings MT

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in Billings, MT. Includes detailed information on local auto service providers that give access to tire repair kits, tire repair plugging kits, tire puncture repair plugs, tire sealant, air compressors, tire gauges, tire inflators, and tire tackle kits, as well as additional advice and content on fixing punctured tires.

ExpertTire Store
3016 1St Ave N
Billings, MT
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tire Guys
(406) 245-4006
1401 Industrial Avenue
Billings, MT
Services
Retail Tire

Underriner Honda
(406) 255-2300
1830 4th Ave N
Billings, MT
 
Wild West Diesel Repair
(406) 259-9661
5400 Laurel Rd
Billings, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Tire Factory
(406) 252-5151
3741 Montana Ave
Billings, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Expert Tire
(406) 245-6184
3016 1st Ave N
Billings, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

A to Z Tire
912 4th Avenue N
Billings, MT
 
Tire-Rama Service Centers
(406) 248-7115
2409 4th Ave N
Billings, MT
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sams Club 4805
(406) 256-7277
4420 King Ave E
Billings, MT
Recycling Services
Recycle Ink - No landfill guarantee

A To Z Tire & Battery Inc
(406) 252-8473
3915 1st Avenue South
Billings, MT
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Services National Account Customers

Flight of the Incorrigible: Roadside Assistance!

By Christopher Jackson

flat tire

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it," the old saying goes. Well, the converse is true, too. The Incorrigible was delivered with a set of aftermarket wheel covers that looked nice from fifty feet away, but didn't fit quite right. I noticed before we left Michigan that one of the rear wheel covers actually blocked the tires' valve stems, so I pulled it off. Both of the front covers were hard up against the valve stems of their respective tires, and I worried that they might damage them, but didn't bother to take them off, ‘cuz then the Incorrigible's ugly steel feet would be stickin' out.

Serves me right, perhaps, that one of those wheel covers managed to break a valve stem while I was topping up the tires at a truck stop. It crimped it and the thing twisted right off.

With the valve stem broken off, it takes an RV tire a full sixty seconds to deflate completely. This process is accompanied by an ear-splitting hiss that's audible all across the parking lot, causing people to turn and stare as they try to figure out what the idiot in the motorhome did. Lexie stuck her head out the window and asked what was going on, and I explained to her.

Unfortunately, changing a tire on a motorhome isn't anything like changing a tire on a car.  Well, the mechanics are the same--it's the weights and measures that make the difference.  An RV tire and wheel can weigh more than a full-grown man, and as for jacking the thing up...well, it's hard enough to get a 3000-pound car safely raised by the side of the road.  When the ante is upped to almost 18,000 pounds, it's just not worth it.  Large Class A diesels can easily top 40,000 pounds, so unless you're carrying a fifty-ton jack, there's not much point in even attempting to fix a flat yourself.

RV owners will debate at great length the merits of carrying a spare tire at all.  Many coaches don't have them.  The pro-spare people cite the difficulty that can often be had in trying to find a replacement tire in a remote location, and the security of knowing that roadside assistance can get them going right away.  The folks who don't want to carry spares point out that it's a lot of additional weight that may never get used, and who cares if you have to spend a few hours (or even a day or two) waiting for a tire to be backordered?  It's not like you don't have the comforts of home!  

For our part, the Incorrigible had a spare tire...

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