Tire Repair

Tire Repair in Peoria, IL



Flat Tire Repair in Peoria, IL

How to Catch Flat Tires Before They Become an Issue

At Peoria Plaza Tire in Peoria, IL, tire maintenance services are our specialty. One of the services we perform most often are tire repairs. This common issue for vehicle owners can take both your precious time and money.



Here are some basic ways to catch tire issues before they become expensive or unsafe. Take a thorough examination of each tire in a well-lit area. Inspect for uneven tire wear, which can be caused by:

  • Excessive or inadequate air pressure.
  • Tire balance.
  • Complications with the suspension.
  • Unequal tire wear might be an indicator that you may need to have your tires rotated.
  • Splitting, bulging treads, or sidewalls may mean there is wear or weakness.
  • Foreign objects that pierce into the tire (nails, screws, glass).
  • Tread tearing away from the body of the tire.

How Tire Damage Affects Your Vehicle

Flat tires could cause the rim of the tire to relax on the tire tread or on the area possibly triggering a loss of control or irreversible damages to the tire. One of the most common sources for a flat tire is the piercing of the tire by a sharp item, such as a nail, which allows air to escape. Depending on the size of the cut, the tire might deflate slowly or quickly. Which may cause the following issues:

  • Failure of or damages to the valve stem.
  • Allowing air to escape from the valve or triggering damage by means of intentional puncturing.
  • Rubbing of the tire against the roadway, tearing the tire, or splitting up of tire and rim by crash with additional objects.
  • Extreme wear of the tire tread causing explosive tire failure or enabling road debris to tear through it.
  • Some tires, particularly a slow leak, can easily be repaired and re-inflated; others, especially those from the worn tread, should be switched out.