Tire is slowly losing air

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  1. krunchykrome

    krunchykrome Lifer

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    My rear right tire is slowly losing air. I've put air into this tire 3 times in the last 3 weeks. It's needs to be inflated to 30psi. I filled it to 35 psi every time. Now, for the fourth time, it needs air again. What are my options? I'm assuming it has a small pin-hole somewhere. Is this something that a dealership can fix? How much does this generally cost..what will they do?
     
  2. iamwiz82

    iamwiz82 Lifer

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    Go to a tire shop. It's could be a nail or something in the tread ($20 patch), faulty valve stem ($20 valve stem), a leaky bead ($15 dismount and clean), or something in the sidewall (new tire $$$).

    If you have a nail and want to be ghetto you could get a plug for about $5, but those are not considered as safe as a patch.
     
  3. Pacfanweb

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    Tire shop, or dealership. They'll dunk the tire in a tub of water and find the hole. Or, you could get some soapy water in a spray bottle and find it yourself. Not much point, if you can't fix it yourself, though.