Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Put air in tire, but light still on

asked by on

The tire light is on and I filled the air several times in it. Is this a slow leak and if so, is there a way I can repair it myself without having to buy a new tire? Thanks.

It is possible to have the tire plugged or patched unless it is a run flat tire. Most manufacturers do not recommend repairing run flat tires. Any tire retailer or dealership can advise you if the tire can be repaired.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: When trying to reverse my clutch makes a grinding noise and stalls out. Also when driving down the highway theres a rattling sound

The rattling noise under the vehicle could be a loose heat shield that could be moving around when the wind is moving fast under the vehicle. For the grinding issue when going in reverse, the reverse gear could have broken...

Q: ESP light stays on dash

Hi There, This is something that usually requires the steering angle sensor to be re-calibrated or replaced. I would suggest having a professional from YourMechanic come to your location to have this done. As you may know, the steering angle...

Q: Coolant leak

You would need to have the cooling system pressure tested to verify the leak but I would have to say it is most likely the heater core leaking.

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.