Q: Q: Tire has slow leak

asked by on

The rear left tire has a slow leak.

Hello. If your tire has a slow leak, this is likely due to a small hole being in it. It is very common for people to drive over a nail, screw, or road debris. When the object is stuck in your tire, small amounts of air will slowly leak out around the object. If the object is not in the tire’s sidewall or too close to it, it can be repaired easily. Otherwise it will need to be replaced. This can be done by a certified technician, such as one from your local tire shop where they can align your tires as well.

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. Q: Tire has slow leak

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: My car continuously overheats and blows the radiator cap

It sounds like you may have a restriction in your cooling system that is preventing the proper flow of coolant through the engine. I would recommend having the system power flushed to remove any restrictions that may exist. The restriction...

Q: Q: Water leak

If the sunroof is much like a window. It has a switch, motor and a regulator/track assembly that moves it back and forth. If the switch or motor fail it will not operate. These failures are not common but they...

Q: What are the wear indicators on the tires and what do they mean?

Your tires should provide you with a long life, but they will eventually wear out. Every time you drive, a minute amount of rubber is worn off the surface of the tire’s tread. Eventually, the tread will wear out completely....

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.