I have a flat tire or a soft tire 

Symptom: flat tire

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Diagnostic: Tire Damage that Requires Repair

  • Most punctures of nail holes or cuts up to 6mm confined to the tread may be repaired by a tyre professional using industry-approved procedures.
  • An on-the-wheel plug-only repair is not reliable and is dangerous because after a puncture the inside of a tire must be inspected.
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Solution:

  • The proper repair of a radial tire (most tires) includes the placing of a rubber patch on the inner liner of the tire and a rubber filling of the hole.
  • Do not attempt to repair tires with tread punctures larger than 6mm or any sidewall puncture. Also, do not have tires repaired that are worn below 2/32 tread depth.
  • Replace your damaged tire with a spare tire – but first be sure to check the spare tire's sidewall for the correct inflation pressure, speed and mileage limitations. Take your vehicle for an inspection to a tire professional.

Symptom: soft tires

Diagnostic: Under inflation

  • Reduces tread life through increased tread wear on the outside edges (or shoulders) of the tire
  • Generates excessive heat, which reduces tire durability and can lead to tire failure
  • Reduces fuel economy through increased rolling resistance
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Solution:

Add air to your tire until it reaches the proper air pressure (psi: as measured by an air pressure gauge).

To find the proper air pressure, consult your vehicle owner’s manual or find your recommended psi on the sticker on your door.

car edito 6 5 tip tiresoft 140318 help and advice

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