Q: Plug in my tire

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I went to the dealership and they told me I had a nail in my tire. They said that they could remove it and put a plug in place. However, once i picked up my car, the tires ave a popping sound with this new plug in place, which makes me very uncomfortable driving with the tire not being the same. Should I get a patch or replace the tire with the tire that comes with the car in the trunk. I want my car to go back to normal again. and for it to drive like it did before.

My car has 58300 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. Many places feel that a tire plug is an acceptable repair. However, the plug that is installed can put undue pressure against the internal belts of the tire. Plugs generally are for emergency use until a proper patch can be installed. A patch with filler is usually installed during a proper tire repair to avert any future tire failures due to the repair. I suggest either have a patch installed in place of the plug or replace the tire; if you have a full size spare then swap the spare and the plugged tire. Unfortunately, Your Mechanic does not offer tire patch services. However, Your Mechanic has a team of fully qualified technicians readily available to come to you to provide many of the services and repairs you may need; all with a smile, of course!

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