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    Run flat tires

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    Recently I picked up a small sheet metal screw in the right front tire, producing a slow leak... The dealer refused to plug the tire and I had to spend almost $500 to have the tire replaced, balanced, and pay to have the old tire disposed of ... The car did not have 1,000 yet and the tire was not "Run flat"... What gives?

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    That's correct, most shops won't repair run flats because it may compromise it's ability to sustain the required driving distance .

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    I seriously doubt that...With this Continental run flat one can drive on a flat as fast as 50 mph for a distance up to 50 miles...It's hard to believe that what I did ruined this tire...This tire was not run while flat ...It was discovered to be flat in my garage, was inflated, then driven to the dealer...It was not flat when I got there and still had 30 psi...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svenske01 View Post
    I seriously doubt that...With this Continental run flat one can drive on a flat as fast as 50 mph for a distance up to 50 miles...It's hard to believe that what I did ruined this tire...This tire was not run while flat ...It was discovered to be flat in my garage, was inflated, then driven to the dealer...It was not flat when I got there and still had 30 psi...
    Just call around, some tire shops will repair it, however most dealers wont for reliability reasons. Like GLCFan said some places don't do it because it it reduces the tire rating.

 

 

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