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Flat Tire Repair Lewiston ME

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in Lewiston, ME. 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.

Cameron Tire & Service
(207) 782-6666
60 Minot Avenue
Auburn, ME
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Hours
Mon-Fri: 08: 00am-05: 00pm
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA

VIP Parts Tires and Service
(207) 784-5423
12 Lexington Street
Lewiston, ME
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Clutch Repair,Retail Tire,Truck Service Station

Sullivan Tire & Auto Service
(207) 786-2225
805 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Sears Roebuck & Co.
(207) 786-2911
20 East Ave & Route 196
Lewiston, ME
 
Maine Commercial Tire
6 Enterprise Street
Lewiston, ME
 
Tire Warehouse Central
1455 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
 
Sullivan Tire
805 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Tire Warehouse
1455 Lisbon Street
Lewiston, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sears Store #6902
(207) 786-2911
20 East Ave & Rte 196
Lewiston, ME
 
Sears Roebuck and Co
(207) 786-2911
20 Ea
Lewiston, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

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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