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Old 02-24-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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Default How much does it cost to plug or patch a tire near you?

Went by two places this morning, $25 each. Is that normal? I could have sworn i had it done for ~$10 a few years back.

Its leaking slowly right now, fill it up to 32-35psi, its ~20-22psi in 2 days (after ~200 miles)
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:30 AM   #2
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Sam's club does it free for members.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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$12.50 or $13.75.... My parents added on to their house when I visted I had to get plugs twice....
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:31 AM   #4
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$25 seems about right to have it done from the inside.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:32 AM   #5
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Default How much does it cost to plug or patch a tire near you?

we have a do it yourself kit from the hardware store.... bought lots of extra plugs last time.. so it will be free for me for the next 5-8 patches
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:33 AM   #6
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$0.

theres a pretty big chain called les schwab that does it for free for most of us left coasters
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:33 AM   #7
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Default How much does it cost to plug or patch a tire near you?

free for me...i wouldnt buy tires from somewhere that didnt offer free flat repair these days..
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:35 AM   #8
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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Default How much does it cost to plug or patch a tire near you?

$5 for each hole. I had a lawnmower tire that had 2 holes due to running over a large staple, so they charged me $10. :roll:
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:37 AM   #10
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$25 seems about right to have it done from the inside.
Considering I pay ~$45 for a brand new tire, I can't imaging paying over half that just for a plug.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:40 AM   #11
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Default How much does it cost to plug or patch a tire near you?

Most of the places around here charge between $5 and $15, however a lot of times, they'll say "don't worry about it this time. Just keep us in mind next time you're shopping for tires."

For what it's worth, you can get a plug kit (3 or 4 plugs, cement, tool) for $1.99 at Walmart. However, your tire warranty may be voided if you use them -- some of the warranties (at least my current one) states that leaks need to be repaired from the inside (or something like that).
Regardless, I found out that it's easier to plug the leak (if you can find it) than it is to take the tire off and put on a donut.. especially if you're 100 or so miles from home and are faced with driving <50 mph for a long duration. Just pull into a convenience store, get a plug kit (they often sell them there) and a glass of water. Pour the water over the leaking tire to try to locate the leak. Plug it. Re-inflate tire to the proper pressure. Done.

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Old 02-24-2006, 11:41 AM   #12
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It was ~$12 last time I had it done IIRC.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:42 AM   #13
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It's free up here.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:43 AM   #14
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Paid $28 for two tires last month Woulda been $24 if the 2nd wasn't on the car.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:44 AM   #15
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5 bucks in any local tire shop in NY.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:44 AM   #16
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Free at Discount Tire, but we do a lot of business w/ them.
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$15 - $25 is about right. It should be patched from the inside.
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Went by two places this morning, $25 each. Is that normal? I could have sworn i had it done for ~$10 a few years back.

Its leaking slowly right now, fill it up to 32-35psi, its ~20-22psi in 2 days (after ~200 miles)
No, they are robbing you. Seriously.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:47 AM   #20
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The place you bought the tires won't do it for free?
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:48 AM   #21
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Went by two places this morning, $25 each. Is that normal? I could have sworn i had it done for ~$10 a few years back.

Its leaking slowly right now, fill it up to 32-35psi, its ~20-22psi in 2 days (after ~200 miles)
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I've never paid anything for tire repairs.
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:51 AM   #23
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I bought the extra warrentee from Americas Tire, and I now have a tire on order free because I ended up with a glass filled 1" gash in one of my tires. (it just paid for itself easily)
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:51 AM   #24
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$25 seems about right to have it done from the inside.
Considering I pay ~$45 for a brand new tire, I can't imaging paying over half that just for a plug.
sure rub it in.
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$25 seems about right to have it done from the inside.
Considering I pay ~$45 for a brand new tire, I can't imaging paying over half that just for a plug.
sure rub it in.
It seems the labor should be about the same as for mounting a tire. And, it certainly isn't $25 to have a tire mounted...
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