How much does it cost to plug or patch a tire near you?

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  1. aphex

    aphex Moderator<br>All Things Apple
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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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    Sam's club does it free for members.
     
  3. JackOfHearts

    JackOfHearts Senior member

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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....
     
  4. OrganizedChaos

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    $25 seems about right to have it done from the inside.
     
  5. psydancerqt

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    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
     
  6. ironcrotch

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    $0.

    theres a pretty big chain called les schwab that does it for free for most of us left coasters
     
  7. Kalvin00

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    free for me...i wouldnt buy tires from somewhere that didnt offer free flat repair these days..
     
  8. aphex

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    They do??
     
  9. cKGunslinger

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    $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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    Considering I pay ~$45 for a brand new tire, I can't imaging paying over half that just for a plug. :confused:
     
  11. DrPizza

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    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.

     
  12. Heisenberg

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    It was ~$12 last time I had it done IIRC.
     
  13. giantpinkbunnyhead

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    It's free up here.
     
  14. TallBill

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    Paid $28 for two tires last month :p Woulda been $24 if the 2nd wasn't on the car.
     
  15. amdhunter

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    5 bucks in any local tire shop in NY.
     
  16. Ketteringo

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    Free at Discount Tire, but we do a lot of business w/ them.
     
  17. Lothar1974

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    $15 - $25 is about right. It should be patched from the inside.
     
  18. amdhunter

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    No, they are robbing you. Seriously.
     
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    The place you bought the tires won't do it for free?
     
  21. gsellis

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    Repost ;)

     
  22. mooncancook

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    I've never paid anything for tire repairs.
     
  23. Demon-Xanth

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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)
     
  24. OrganizedChaos

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    :( sure rub it in.
     
  25. DrPizza

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    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...