Truck Tire Repair Bellevue NE

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Performance Ford
(402) 733-8100
5051 L Street
Omaha, NE
Services
Clutch Repair,Fuel Injection Repair,Radiator Repair,Truck Service Station,Tune up Repair

RandG Service Center Inc
(402) 391-1217
635 S 75th Street
Omaha, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair,Truck Service Station

West Omaha auto Service
(402) 330-0472
2846 S 148th Avenue Cir
Omaha, NE
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations,Truck Repair

RandG Service Center Inc
(402) 330-2820
14305 Centre Circle
Omaha, NE
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair,Truck Service Station

The Car Shop
(402) 571-1401
8625 Whitmore Cir
Ste 124
Omaha, NE
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations,Truck Repair

House of Mufflers and Brakes L St
(402) 339-5577
8504 L St
Omaha, NE
Services
Auto Parts,Mufflers Repair,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Jensen Tire Store 15
(402) 891-8464
5405 S 144th St
Omaha, NE
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Walker Tire and Auto Service
(402) 334-5440
13942 Gold Cir
Omaha, NE
Services
Auto Parts,Mobile Auto Repair,Mufflers Repair,Service Stations,Truck Repair

AME
(402) 391-1601
8826 Maple St
Omaha, NE
Services
Auto Parts,Service Stations,Truck Repair

Bosselman Energy
(308) 946-3834
1106 G Street
Central City, NE
Services
Truck Service Station

Truck tire repair saves money

Tires are one of the largest equipment expenses facing fleet equipment managers, so it's important to get the longest life possible out them. Retreading is one way that many fleets prolong the life of their tires.

But many times a tire will encounter road debris that damages the tread section before the tire is ready to be retreaded. In those cases, fleets can prolong the tire's life by repairing the tire puncture.

But not every tire that has been damaged is a good candidate for a repair, according to Patch Rubber Co. For example, tires that incur punctures or damage to the sidewall and the shoulder area are not candidates for repair. Other limiting factors are if there is 2/32-inch or less of tread on any two adjacent tread grooves; if the tire cord or steel belt is exposed; or if there are flex breaks or severe sidewall abrasions.

If a puncture occurs in the repairable area of the tread and it does not exceed three-eights of an inch in size, fleets can safely repair that tire and return it to service. According to Patch Rubber Co., here are the steps to take to repair the tread puncture:

1. Locate the injury and circle it with a tire crayon. Consult the warning on the back cover for the repairability of tires. Do not invert radial tires.

2. Remove the foreign object and probe the injury with an awl to determine the angle of penetration.

3. Clean the area around the injury with cleaner fluid and a scraper.

4. Using a low-speed (500 to 700 RPM) drill and a carbide butter, ream the injury following the angle of penetration from inside of the tire. Use proper eye protection.

5. Remove the poly from the plug stem. Hook the plug stem onto the wire puller. Coast the entire plug with fast-drying self-vulcanizing cement.

6. While the cement is still wet, push the wire puller through the injury from the inside of the tire. Grasping the wire, use a steady pull until .5 inch of the gray rubber on the plug is exposed outside the tire.

7. Using a flexible knife, cut the plug on the inside of the tire 1/8-inch above the innerliner. Be careful not to stretch the plug when cutting.

8. Making sure the bead arrows of the repair unit are pointing to the beads, center the repair unit over the injury. Use a tire crayon and outline an area .5 inch larger than the repair unit.

9. Use a low-speed (maximum 5,000 RPM) buffer and a buffing rasp to buff the plug and the outlined innerliner area. Be careful not to buff through the innerliner.

10. Use a vacuum to remove the buffing dust.

11. Apply a light coat of rubber cleaner fluid to the buffed area, scrape it clean and allow it to dry.

12. Apply an even coat of fast-dry self-vulcanizing cement to the entire buffed area. Allow cement to dry until tacky. Never use blow dryers, compressed air or heat lamps to quicken drying. Drying time is affected by temperature and humidity.

13. When cement is dry, partially remove the poly backing from the patch leavi...

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