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Old 04 Sep 2008, 07:56 pm
JayN
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Default Acura used a tire plug to repair my tire (according to the invoice)

My local Acura dealer did some work on my car. One of the jobs was to
rotate the tires. I was told they found a nail in the Right Front
tire, but they did not charge me. When I got home and looked at the
receipt I notice that the part they used to perform the tire repare
was "Tire Plug".

Yikes! I take it this means they did not remove the tire from the
rim, but they used a plug to seal the leak from the outside. Is this
actually a safe and permanent way to repair a tire? (If not, then it
would have been nice if they gave me a choice to patch it, even if it
cost more than to plug it.)

BTW, I tried to find the plug myself by holding a mirror to the areas
of the tire that I can't see directly. I did not find it yet, but I
suppose it could be on the part of tire that is in contact from the
ground.

Wondering if "Right Front tire" means BEFORE or AFTER the rotation.
I take it "right" means passenger, correct?

Thanks,

J
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Old 04 Sep 2008, 08:35 pm
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JayN <JReality@hotmail.com> wrote in news:c299bdf2-461c-4cb1-b390-
05ed0956adff@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:

> My local Acura dealer did some work on my car. One of the jobs was to
> rotate the tires. I was told they found a nail in the Right Front
> tire, but they did not charge me. When I got home and looked at the
> receipt I notice that the part they used to perform the tire repare
> was "Tire Plug".
>
> Yikes! I take it this means they did not remove the tire from the
> rim, but they used a plug to seal the leak from the outside. Is this
> actually a safe and permanent way to repair a tire? (If not, then it
> would have been nice if they gave me a choice to patch it, even if it
> cost more than to plug it.)
>
> BTW, I tried to find the plug myself by holding a mirror to the areas
> of the tire that I can't see directly. I did not find it yet, but I
> suppose it could be on the part of tire that is in contact from the
> ground.
>
> Wondering if "Right Front tire" means BEFORE or AFTER the rotation.
> I take it "right" means passenger, correct?
>





You're asking questions nobody on earth can answer but the dealer who did
the work.

Firstly, calm down.

Secondly, phone them in the morning if you're that worried about it.

Thirdly, a plug is a perfectly acceptable form of repair, but they may have
actually patched it then inaccurately called the fix a "plug" on the
invoice. Auto dealership employees are not Pulitzer prize candidates.



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Old 05 Sep 2008, 09:02 am
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Default Re: Acura used a tire plug to repair my tire (according to theinvoice)

I spoke with the Acura service representative who handled my repair,
and he confirms that it was a Tire Plug that was used and no patch was
used. The tire was not removed from the rim. He says that it should
last the lifetime of the tire and they have never had any problems
with plug, and he even uses them on his own tires.

Does everyone here agree that a tire plug is a safe and reliable means
of repairing the tire?

Thanks,

J.

On Sep 4, 9:35*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
> JayN <JReal...@hotmail.com> wrote in news:c299bdf2-461c-4cb1-b390-
> 05ed0956a...@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:
>
>
>
>
>
> > My local Acura dealer did some work on my car. *One of the jobs was to
> > rotate the tires. *I was told they found a nail in the Right Front
> > tire, but they did not charge me. *When I got home and looked at the
> > receipt I notice that the part they used to perform the tire repare
> > was "Tire Plug".

>
> > Yikes! *I take it this means they did not remove the tire from the
> > rim, but they used a plug to seal the leak from the outside. *Is this
> > actually a safe and permanent way to repair a tire? *(If not, then it
> > would have been nice if they gave me a choice to patch it, even if it
> > cost more than to plug it.)

>
> > BTW, I tried to find the plug myself by holding a mirror to the areas
> > of the tire that I can't see directly. *I did not find it yet, but I
> > suppose it could be on the part of tire that is in contact from the
> > ground.

>
> > Wondering if "Right Front tire" means BEFORE or AFTER the rotation.
> > I take it "right" means passenger, correct?

>
> You're asking questions nobody on earth can answer but the dealer who did
> the work.
>
> Firstly, calm down.
>
> Secondly, phone them in the morning if you're that worried about it.
>
> Thirdly, a plug is a perfectly acceptable form of repair, but they may have
> actually patched it then inaccurately called the fix a "plug" on the
> invoice. Auto dealership employees are not Pulitzer prize candidates.
>
> --
> Tegger
>
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 03:42 pm
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JayN <JReality@hotmail.com> wrote in
news:938f7b11-81a1-4020-841f-b104533d7be4@z66g2000hsc.googlegroups.com:
>
> On Sep 4, 9:35*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
>> JayN <JReal...@hotmail.com> wrote in news:c299bdf2-461c-4cb1-b390-
>> 05ed0956a...@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:
>>


>>
>> Thirdly, a plug is a perfectly acceptable form of repair, but they
>> may have
>> actually patched it then inaccurately called the fix a "plug" on the
>> invoice. Auto dealership employees are not Pulitzer prize candidates.
>>

>
>
> I spoke with the Acura service representative who handled my repair,
> and he confirms that it was a Tire Plug that was used and no patch was
> used. The tire was not removed from the rim. He says that it should
> last the lifetime of the tire and they have never had any problems
> with plug, and he even uses them on his own tires.
>
> Does everyone here agree that a tire plug is a safe and reliable means
> of repairing the tire?




Perfectly safe. And I've never personally had one start leaking on me.


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Old 05 Sep 2008, 07:10 pm
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Default Re: Acura used a tire plug to repair my tire (according to theinvoice)

On Sep 5, 4:42*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
>
> Perfectly safe. And I've never personally had one start leaking on me.


Ditto. I've run plugged tires for MANY thousands of miles.

You'll yearn for the opportunity to plug a flat tire in a few years
when we're all riding around on run flat tires that shops won't repair
and replacement is the only option.
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 07:41 pm
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ACAR <getoutanpush@yahoo.com> wrote in news:1821bdba-4ad1-4c5a-8606-
6555c3416a30@k7g2000hsd.googlegroups.com:

> On Sep 5, 4:42*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
>>
>> Perfectly safe. And I've never personally had one start leaking on me.

>
> Ditto. I've run plugged tires for MANY thousands of miles.
>
> You'll yearn for the opportunity to plug a flat tire in a few years
> when we're all riding around on run flat tires that shops won't repair
> and replacement is the only option.
>




Run-flats are oh-you-tee, and have been for a few years now.

Once owners got a whiff of the "eau de bank account" surrounding run-flat
replacement, they lost all their dislike for carrying spare tires.
Run-flats have a very flat future.

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Old 05 Sep 2008, 11:30 pm
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Default Re: Acura used a tire plug to repair my tire (according to theinvoice)

Now, if only you had the good sense to be this civil on the other
thread!

Did you take an obnoxiousness pill before replying to the other thread
or something?

>
> > On Sep 4, 9:35*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
> >> JayN <JReal...@hotmail.com> wrote in news:c299bdf2-461c-4cb1-b390-
> >> 05ed0956a...@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:

>
> >> Thirdly, a plug is a perfectly acceptable form of repair, but they
> >> may have
> >> actually patched it then inaccurately called the fix a "plug" on the
> >> invoice. Auto dealership employees are not Pulitzer prize candidates.

>
> > I spoke with the Acura service representative who handled my repair,
> > and he confirms that it was a Tire Plug that was used and no patch was
> > used. *The tire was not removed from the rim. *He says that it should
> > last the lifetime of the tire and they have never had any problems
> > with plug, and he even uses them on his own tires.

>
> > Does everyone here agree that a tire plug is a safe and reliable means
> > of repairing the tire?

>
> Perfectly safe. And I've never personally had one start leaking on me.
>
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 12:47 pm
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JayN <JReality@hotmail.com> wrote in news:938f7b11-81a1-4020-841f-
b104533d7be4@z66g2000hsc.googlegroups.com:

> Does everyone here agree that a tire plug is a safe and reliable means
> of repairing the tire?
>
>


Yes
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Old 15 Nov 2008, 08:47 am
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Default Re: Acura used a tire plug to repair my tire (according to the invoice)

On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:10:36 -0700 (PDT), ACAR <getoutanpush@yahoo.com>
wrote:

>On Sep 5, 4:42*pm, Tegger <inva...@invalid.inv> wrote:
>>
>> Perfectly safe. And I've never personally had one start leaking on me.

>
>Ditto. I've run plugged tires for MANY thousands of miles.


Ditto for me too.

>You'll yearn for the opportunity to plug a flat tire in a few years
>when we're all riding around on run flat tires that shops won't repair
>and replacement is the only option.


I suspect that these run flats will go the way of pop-up headlights as
more people get experience with them.

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