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Flat Tire Repair Portland ME

Local resource for flat tire repair kits in Portland, 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.

Hamiltons Service Station
(207) 773-1930
205 Park Ave
Portland, ME
Services
Oil Change and Lube,Auto Repair,Brake Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Retail Tire,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Sullivan Tire & Auto Service
(207) 772-5421
333 St. John St.
Portland, ME
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Century Tire Co & Auto Service Centers
(207) 775-3777
185 Kennebec St
Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Monro Muffler Brake Inc
(207) 828-1520
195 Riverside St
Portland, ME
Services
Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers

Tire Warehouse Tires & Auto Parts
(207) 828-1622
195 Riverside St
Portland, ME
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sullivan Tire
333 St. John Street
Portland, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Century Tire Co. & Auto Serv Ctrs
49 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Quirk Chevrolet
(207) 774-5971
1000 Brighten Ave
Portland, ME
 
Tire Warehouse
195 Riverside Street
Portland, ME
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Saturday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tire Warehouse Central
195 Riverside Street
Portland, ME
 

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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