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Old 12-11-2012, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by brandt2025 View Post
Hmmm, you mean to tell me that tire manufacturers want you to buy a new tire as opposed to repairing your existing one? Seems legit... LOL

As far as states moving to make repairs illegal, I wonder if the manufacturers are lobbying to get these laws passed...
NO...they just want you to repair it properly. There is no "conspiracy." In the event of a nail puncture the tire should be removed from the rim and inspected internally for additional damage...then cleaned out...buffed with a grinding wheel, and an internal patch (with "pull-through plug" installed). Some punctures create considerable internal damage to the tire...undetected unless it is dismounted (thus plug repairs not recommended as the tire is not removed for inspection).

Tire manufacturers don't recommend "plugs" because they don't want to get sued into oblivion. Yes, they're THAT BAD. BTW, the Independent Tire Dealer's Assn. is lobbying for the "anti-tire plug laws" not the tire manufacturers. The tire dealers want to "clean up" their act and promote safe tire repair practices.
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