There are some car owners who do not go to tire shops to get their tires repaired. They just do it on their own because they think that researching through the internet on how to fix their tires is enough. They assumed that when the air stops leaking, tire problem is solved. However, this infographic shows that stopping an air leak is not the end of it at all. Here are some myths you need to know before repairing the tires by yourself.
1. A patch is different from a plug. Upon hearing an air leak, you might say that what you need is anything that can cover the hole to stop the leakage. A plug is a sticky and expandable material that is inserted from the outside. But a patch is put inside so that even if there is pressure, air leakage is stopped.
2. Another method that most wrongly thought of a permanent solution to the damaged tire is a fix-a-flat. It is a liquid that solidifies the air that passes through the hole. However, this is just a temporary solution because, within three days, the hole may appear again. Or even if it is less than three days, as long as you have driven more than a hundred mile, going to an auto repair shop is still a necessity.
Created by Burt Brothers Tire & Service