As the first point of contact with the road, the tires must always perform at their best to maintain control and traction, even in poor conditions such as rain, snow, and sleet. So when your tire gets damaged, it’s important to have it repaired by professionals who know what they’re doing. Big Apple Automotive in Victorville, California, is the team your tires need! Our ASE Master Certified technicians take the time to thoroughly inspect and repair your damaged tire if it’s qualified. If not, our service advisors will help you find the best replacement for your vehicle and budget! We make sure your vehicle is always equipped with the best tires for the road ahead!
When your tire sustains damage, it’s important that you stop driving on it as soon as possible to maintain its structural integrity. Once the vehicle is at a stop and you’ve exited the vehicle, take some time to investigate what exactly went wrong with the tire so you can tell if the tire can be repaired. During your inspection, make sure to check for these signs of irreversible damage.
The first thing you need to check on your damaged tire is where the damage is located. Location plays an important role in your tire’s ability to receive repair. If the damage is found outside of the tread, then your tire must be replaced regardless of all other factors. The tread of your tire is the most durable area, and any damage sustained outside of it compromises the overall safety of your tire.
If the damage is within the tread, inspect the size of the damage. If you see that there is a long jagged cut or big hole, it cannot be repaired. Even if the damage is within the tread, the size of the damage cannot exceed a ¼ inch or 6 millimeters in diameter. Anything bigger than this compromises the safety of the tire and your vehicle. Repairing a tire with this type of damage will only lead to more damage down the road.
Tire repair is a wonderful option for those looking for a cheaper alternative to tire replacements — if your tire is qualified! If you’re unsure on the status of your vehicle’s tires, have our automotive professionals at Big Apple Automotive take a look. They will quickly determine if your tires can receive repair. If not, they’ll help you find the best replacement for your individual vehicle. Call our shop at 760-245-7255 and have our professionals take a look at your tires today! Busy schedule? No problem, as we accept walk-in customers and offer weekend availability. Just visit our shop at 12850 Hesperia Road, just down the street from Farmer Boys. We’re ready to help you!