Flat Tire Repair Kit Grand Island NE

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in Grand Island, NE. 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.

Platte Valley Retreaders Inc
(308) 382-0274
1003 E 4th St
Grand Island, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Cross Dillon Tire
3904 W. Hwy 30
Grand Island, NE
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Experttire
(308) 381-6160
1919 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Walker Tire & Auto Service
644 S. Locust
Grand Island, NE
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Wal-Mart
(308) 381-4970
3501 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM,

Garrett Tire
3004 Old Potash Road
Grand Island, NE
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Sears Store #6910
(308) 389-6828
3404 W 13th St
Grand Island, NE
 
Expert Tire
1919 S Locust St
Grand Island, NE
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bauer Built Tire Center
(308) 382-8167
3334 W. Cougar Dr.
Grand Island, NE
 
Bauer Built Tire & Service Center
3334 W Cougar Drive
Grand Island, NE
Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed

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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