Any advice on safety of pluged tires

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Apr 25 12:23:37 EDT 2003

If its just a nail hole in the tread area, a tire shop can put a patch over
the hole on the inside such that it holds air, and you're good for go.


> From: "Joshua C" <smuckycat at>
> Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 11:25:24 -0400
> To: 200q20v at
> Subject: Any advice on safety of pluged tires
> Last night I noticed that one of my AVS db's with about 10k on them was
> getting flat, upon closer inspection I found 2 nails in it.  both are fairly
> small nails and punctured the tread surface (as opposed to sidewall).  I
> have put plugs in a tire before but it was only a short time before I
> replaced due to wear.. Anyone have any advice on longer term plugging?  Is
> it safe, what does it do to the tires rating?
> thanks in advance-Josh
> Joshua Cummings
> 1991 200 avant
> 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV
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