Tire Tread Punctured By Nail

fordfoolfordfool Western New YorkMember Posts: 240
edited November 2015 in General
My tire tread was punctured by a nail approximately one inch from the sidewall. A technician
said the puncture was too close to the sidewall to be repaired safely. True or False?


  • capriracercapriracer Somewhere in the USMember Posts: 898
    True. That is where the edges of the belts are, and damage in that area can lead to a structural failure.
  • carboy21carboy21 Member Posts: 760
    I have had a tire replaced for the same reason. On the nail on the tread but close to the sidewall. I would not risk my life or others life for a busted tire.
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