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Plug a sidewall puncture

Can you plug a sidewall puncture? No, it’s not safe to plug a sidewall puncture. The sidewall area flexes far more than the “crown” or tread area of the tire. A sidewall puncture immediately compromises the integrity of the tire. No reputable show would repair a puncture in the sidewall with a plug or a combination plug/patch. It simply isn’t safe Can you plug a shoulder puncture? No. The shoulder area handles the most stress in turns and creates the most heat. Tire plugs and patches won’t hold safely in … Read More

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