Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Is it okay to drive 500 miles with a tire patch?

asked by on

Is it okay to drive 500 miles with a patch on a tire?

My car has 150000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi, thanks for writing in. Depending on the severity of the surface area of the tire that has been patched and the location of the patch, this could be fine, but is not recommended. Sidewall patches are particularly vulnerable to not holding due to the amount of stress that the sidewalls take on. I would recommend having an expert from YourMechanic come to you to fix your patch before driving those 500 miles. It can save for costly repairs in the future.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Squeaking/Whale like noise

This type of a noise is hard to place given the fact that it is random, but I would suggest checking to be sure your power steering pump has enough fluid in it as this could cause a whining noise...

Q: How to resolve the vvt sensor/camshaft position sensor circuit range. Having performance problem with my Toyota Vitz.

Hi there. Sounds like the variable valve timing sensor (VVT) is not functioning correctly. Check the wiring harness to the VVT and make sure that its connected. If the harness is good, then remove the harness and remove the VVT...

Q: Will my car make it?

Hi there. If your vehicle is operating fine, then the vehicle should make the trip just fine. For the vehicle vibrating at very high speeds, then there could be an unbalanced tire or the CV Shafts could be worn and...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.