Q: Slow leak in tire

asked by on

I have a slow leak in the back right tire.

Hello. It is common to lose a small amount of air over time. Usually about a pound or two of pressure a month is normal. If it is leaking faster than that then it amy have something stuck in the tire. In some cases the tire needs to be removed from the wheel to locate the puncture. If there are no punctures then the leak may be in the valve stem. I have also seen some tires leak at the wheel due to wheel imperfections. I would take the tire to a tire shop and have them submerge it in a tank to locate the leak.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Slow leak in tire

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: Stuck bolt preventing access to timing belt

Hello. The crankshaft pulley/harmonic damper bolt on virtually all engines is often tightened to 200-400 ft lbs of torque. On the Honda, the specification is a mild 14 ft lb, but FOLLOWED by 90 degrees of additional twist. Bottom line...

Q: Q: Car has a coolant leak

If you did not bleed the cooling system after performing the repair, there is probably air in the system. Air can be bled by running the engine with radiator cap removed and a special funnel installed, or by using a...

Q: Loud rough ride coming from the front of car.

Hey there, thanks for writing in to YourMechanic. There are many things this may be, ranging from front differential problems to an out of balance tire to bad wheel bearings. For an issue like this I would recommend having a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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...