Average Tire Puncture Repair Cost

February 16, 2012

Tire puncture repair cost is not as expensive as you may fear, but it will take some time out of your day. On average, tire puncture repair will cost you between $10 and $20. The repair will involve getting the tire patched. Some tire dealers will repair a punctured tire for free if you purchased your tire from them. It is really a nice service to have at your disposal, and it makes you want to do business with them again.

Patch or Plug

It is possible to plug a punctured tire on your own. Tire plug repair might cost you a few dollars less, but chances are you'll have to get the tire patched anyway. Plugs are just stopgap measure. With a nail, tire repair costs about the same. There may be slight additional labor charges, but that is not likely.

Wheel repair cost is typically minimal. If you have to replace the tire, it will be more expensive, but a simple patch usually will only set you back $20 at most.

Related Questions and Answers

What is the Average Cost to Repair the Sidewall of a Tire?

In general, a sidewall tire repair will cost somewhere around $20 or more, depending on the location of the tear. Most tire repairs, unless you opt for a new tire - which experts recommend when the sidewall is involved - cost from $10 to $20. Since the sidewall is not only integral to the strength and rigidity of the tire, it is also important to the overall structural integrity. It will cost you more, as you must dismount the tire, repair any rip to the inner sidewall and then repair any rip to the outer sidewall of the tire's carcass. Although, this is far more cosmetic than necessary. The proper repair of a sidewall tear is in the $30 range.

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