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Old 05 Sep 2008, 09:14 am
JayN
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Default Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?

Acura did some work yesterday on my car. I was told they found a nail
in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free. Later that day, I
noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a Tire
Plug.

Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did plug
the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the rim.
He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have never
had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own tires.

Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
tire?
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 11:08 am
Flatus Johnson
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"JayN" <JReality@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:2f73f1ba-6fc8-4bd1-ac9e-6f6f947dba74@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
> Acura did some work yesterday on my car. I was told they found a nail
> in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free. Later that day, I
> noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a Tire
> Plug.
>
> Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did plug
> the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the rim.
> He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have never
> had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own tires.
>
> Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
> tire?


There's a lot of disagreement on this-- some saying you should patch from
inside (in addition to or instead of plugging) while others say it's fine to
plug.

I've plugged about a dozen nail holes in the last 35 years or so on a
variety of passenger and light truck steel belted radial tires(using a plain
vanilla retail tire plugging kit)-- and only had one problem. The plug
didn't seal properly from the get-go so I pulled it out and replugged it
with another plug and all was fine.

YMMV


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Old 05 Sep 2008, 01:00 pm
JayN
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe &reliable?

I haven't found the plug yet, so I don't know exactly where it is
located, but wondering.... would a plug still work in the case of the
hole being on the driving surface of the tire itself as opposed to
within the grooves of the tire's driving surface.

Seems to me if the nail hole were not within the grooves of the tire,
then the plug would be directly in contact with the road with each
spin of the tire, and would wear out relatively quickly, is that
true?


On Sep 5, 12:08*pm, "Flatus Johnson" <fj@nonet> wrote:
> "JayN" <JReal...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:2f73f1ba-6fc8-4bd1-ac9e-6f6f947dba74@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Acura did some work yesterday on my car. *I was told they found a nail
> > in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free. *Later that day, I
> > noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a Tire
> > Plug.

>
> > Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did plug
> > the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the rim.
> > He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have never
> > had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own tires.

>
> > Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
> > tire?

>
> There's a lot of disagreement on this-- some saying you should patch from
> inside (in addition to or instead of plugging) while others say it's fineto
> plug.
>
> I've plugged about a dozen nail holes in the last 35 years or so on a
> variety of passenger and light truck steel belted radial tires(using a plain
> vanilla retail tire plugging kit)-- and only had one problem. The plug
> didn't seal properly from the get-go so I pulled it out and replugged it
> with another plug and all was fine.
>
> YMMV


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Old 05 Sep 2008, 05:30 pm
L Alpert
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?


"JayN" <JReality@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:d5109cb9-518c-4cf9-bf0d-2accfa2613b9@d45g2000hsc.googlegroups.com...
I haven't found the plug yet, so I don't know exactly where it is
located, but wondering.... would a plug still work in the case of the
hole being on the driving surface of the tire itself as opposed to
within the grooves of the tire's driving surface.

Seems to me if the nail hole were not within the grooves of the tire,
then the plug would be directly in contact with the road with each
spin of the tire, and would wear out relatively quickly, is that
true?

----

No more quickly then the adjacent tire surface.


On Sep 5, 12:08 pm, "Flatus Johnson" <fj@nonet> wrote:
> "JayN" <JReal...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:2f73f1ba-6fc8-4bd1-ac9e-6f6f947dba74@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com...
>
> > Acura did some work yesterday on my car. I was told they found a
> > nail
> > in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free. Later that
> > day, I
> > noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a
> > Tire
> > Plug.

>
> > Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did
> > plug
> > the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the
> > rim.
> > He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have
> > never
> > had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own
> > tires.

>
> > Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
> > tire?

>
> There's a lot of disagreement on this-- some saying you should patch
> from
> inside (in addition to or instead of plugging) while others say it's
> fine to
> plug.
>
> I've plugged about a dozen nail holes in the last 35 years or so on
> a
> variety of passenger and light truck steel belted radial tires(using
> a plain
> vanilla retail tire plugging kit)-- and only had one problem. The
> plug
> didn't seal properly from the get-go so I pulled it out and
> replugged it
> with another plug and all was fine.
>
> YMMV



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Old 05 Sep 2008, 07:54 pm
Tony Hwang
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?

JayN wrote:
> Acura did some work yesterday on my car. I was told they found a nail
> in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free. Later that day, I
> noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a Tire
> Plug.
>
> Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did plug
> the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the rim.
> He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have never
> had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own tires.
>
> Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
> tire?

Hi,
So what's wrong with using plug? One more thing you can do is patch it
from nside the tire. If you're so concerned, get another new tire.
I wouldn't worry about it if it is done properly.
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 08:49 pm
Tegger
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?

JayN <JReality@hotmail.com> wrote in news:2f73f1ba-6fc8-4bd1-ac9e-
6f6f947dba74@b1g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:

> Acura did some work yesterday on my car.




No they didn't. Acura did nothing at all to your car. Zero.

The independent company that sells and services Acura vehicles on the other
hand...



> I was told they found a nail
> in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free.




For FREE!?

FREE? You mean they fixed it for nothing? You got something from a
$tealer$hip for FREE? You never said THAT before. At least not in the other
group you posted to and which you seem to have abandoned when you didn't
get the response you were hoping for.

It seems to me that you were hoping for a response that promised dire and
deadly repercussions, such anticipated damage which would aid you in a
lawsuit against the guilty $tealer$hip.




> Later that day, I
> noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a Tire
> Plug.
>
> Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did plug
> the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the rim.
> He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have never
> had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own tires.
>
> Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
> tire?




You know, if I were the dealer and I knew what you're doing just now, I'd
never again ever do anything for you for free, nor would I ever again tell
you if I found something minor and fixed it. You might try to cut my head
off for my efforts. Or sue me. Or who knows what.

Do you imagine that somebody who would do something for you for free would
be trying to rip you off?


--
Tegger

The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 08:56 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?

In article <Xns9B10DE1DDECE0tegger@208.90.168.18>,
Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote:

> > I was told they found a nail
> > in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free.

>
>
>
> For FREE!?
>
> FREE? You mean they fixed it for nothing? You got something from a
> $tealer$hip for FREE?


Tegger, I get lots of things from my Honda dealer for free.

Just a few months ago, it was the second replacement idle air control
valve. Yep. For free. They did the first replacement a year earlier
for free, too. Van is an 02 model, currently with 62K on the clock. So
both replacements were well out of warranty.

I love it when I hear people make the cry of "stealership!". It shows a
stubborn lack of understanding on their part of how the world works. Do
I use the dealership? Yep. Do they take care of me? Absolutely. Have
done so for 20 years now.

My favorite story is taking my 79 Civic to this same dealership back in
86 or so, with a rusted front beam. I didn't know what was wrong, but
they sure did. They wouldn't let me take it home, said to come back
tomorrow, all fixed. I did, and it was.

Based on that, I bought a second 79 Civic for my now-wife. It developed
the same problem, and we had the same result.

And after that came the rusting gas tanks, due to bad design. Handled.
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 09:03 pm
Tegger
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"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in news:elmop-
91CF97.21564405092008@news.x-privat.org:

> In article <Xns9B10DE1DDECE0tegger@208.90.168.18>,
> Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote:
>
>> > I was told they found a nail
>> > in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free.

>>
>>
>>
>> For FREE!?
>>
>> FREE? You mean they fixed it for nothing? You got something from a
>> $tealer$hip for FREE?

>
> Tegger, I get lots of things from my Honda dealer for free.




I was being (VERY) sarcastic.

Our "JayN" idiot appears to be one of those persons who regard franchised
dealers as legal robbers, hence the tone of my response.



>
> Just a few months ago, it was the second replacement idle air control
> valve. Yep. For free. They did the first replacement a year earlier
> for free, too. Van is an 02 model, currently with 62K on the clock. So
> both replacements were well out of warranty.
>
> I love it when I hear people make the cry of "stealership!". It shows a
> stubborn lack of understanding on their part of how the world works. Do
> I use the dealership? Yep. Do they take care of me? Absolutely. Have
> done so for 20 years now.
>
> My favorite story is taking my 79 Civic to this same dealership back in
> 86 or so, with a rusted front beam. I didn't know what was wrong, but
> they sure did. They wouldn't let me take it home, said to come back
> tomorrow, all fixed. I did, and it was.
>
> Based on that, I bought a second 79 Civic for my now-wife. It developed
> the same problem, and we had the same result.
>
> And after that came the rusting gas tanks, due to bad design. Handled.
>




My local Acura dealer has always been very fair with me, including
admitting when certain work was beyond their abilities or economics.



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Tegger

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www.tegger.com/hondafaq/
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Old 05 Sep 2008, 10:08 pm
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?

JayN wrote:
> Acura did some work yesterday on my car. I was told they found a nail
> in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free. Later that day, I
> noticed the receipt said the part used to repair the tire was a Tire
> Plug.
>
> Today I called up the Service Rep. who confirmed that they did plug
> the tire from the outside and did not remove the tire from the rim.
> He says it should last the lifetime of the tire and they have never
> had any problems with plugs and he even uses them on his own tires.
>
> Is it true that Tire Plugs are a safe and reliable way to repair a
> tire?


yes.

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Old 05 Sep 2008, 10:11 pm
Tony Hwang
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Default Re: Acura used a Tire Plug to repair my tire, is that safe & reliable?

Tegger wrote:
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in news:elmop-
> 91CF97.21564405092008@news.x-privat.org:
>
>> In article <Xns9B10DE1DDECE0tegger@208.90.168.18>,
>> Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> wrote:
>>
>>>> I was told they found a nail
>>>> in one of the tires, and they repaired it for free.
>>>
>>>
>>> For FREE!?
>>>
>>> FREE? You mean they fixed it for nothing? You got something from a
>>> $tealer$hip for FREE?

>> Tegger, I get lots of things from my Honda dealer for free.

>
>
>
> I was being (VERY) sarcastic.
>
> Our "JayN" idiot appears to be one of those persons who regard franchised
> dealers as legal robbers, hence the tone of my response.
>
>
>
>> Just a few months ago, it was the second replacement idle air control
>> valve. Yep. For free. They did the first replacement a year earlier
>> for free, too. Van is an 02 model, currently with 62K on the clock. So
>> both replacements were well out of warranty.
>>
>> I love it when I hear people make the cry of "stealership!". It shows a
>> stubborn lack of understanding on their part of how the world works. Do
>> I use the dealership? Yep. Do they take care of me? Absolutely. Have
>> done so for 20 years now.
>>
>> My favorite story is taking my 79 Civic to this same dealership back in
>> 86 or so, with a rusted front beam. I didn't know what was wrong, but
>> they sure did. They wouldn't let me take it home, said to come back
>> tomorrow, all fixed. I did, and it was.
>>
>> Based on that, I bought a second 79 Civic for my now-wife. It developed
>> the same problem, and we had the same result.
>>
>> And after that came the rusting gas tanks, due to bad design. Handled.
>>

>
>
>
> My local Acura dealer has always been very fair with me, including
> admitting when certain work was beyond their abilities or economics.
>
>
>

Hmmm,
My Honda dealership is very fair, friendly place too. They do good work,
their techs are knowledgable, when I leave car for the day to servie it,
they of course will give me a ride across town to my work but instead
they give me transit token so I can ride light rail saving time. Of
course they give me a ride to the station. Dealerships are mode of
people, not heartless robots. Remember it's two way street in human
relations.
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