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Are there any tire stores open on a sunday?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. StrudelBass

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    I've got work in about 3 and a half hours as a pizza delivery boy but my tire blew out last night, so basically I'm driving on a donut right now. Should I call in and cancel work or will the donut last me the night?
  2. steveksux

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    They're only rated for 50 miles < 55mph. So you can probably get by. But then theoreticaly you'd need to replace the donut as well, after a day delivering pizza's you may use up most of those 50 miles.

    I'm sure they last longer than that, but some day if you're stranded way out of town you might need all 50 and whatever extra safety factor they have.

    Sure the original tire can't be repaired with a plug? If its on the tread, good chance it can be patched in a few minutes. If its on the sidewall, you need a new tire.

    Randy
  3. StrudelBass

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    Hm... I've no idea. How could I tell? My dad said too look for a nail but there was none. It blew out on a dip. I still have the original tire and we tried re-pumping it up with air last night but to no avail.
  4. steveksux

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    Pump it up and spray with soapy water, look for bubbles. Heck, could even be the valve blown out or loose. How fast did the tire go flat again when you pumped it up? Longer it takes the better chance you have of a repair.

    Randy
  5. StrudelBass

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    Uhm... only the under part seemed to have blown out. For the duration of actually changing the tire, the entire top and sides were still full of air. I drove on it for a bit to get to a gas station and it was still full with some air. I should see if there is still air in it right now.
  6. StrudelBass

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    Yeah, my dad told me no more than 55. I'm really worried about this because I dont want my spare tire blowing out on me while I'm working.
  7. steveksux

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    If it were me, I'd rather not risk having a flat on the donut and being completely stranded somewhere. Take the tire to the nearest gas station or tire store, call to see if they fix flats so you don't waste a lot of miles on the donut, see if it can be repaired.

    If the soapy water shows a leak anywhere on the tread except close to the edge, it can usually be fixed. Sidewall and outer rim of tread is not usually repairable.

    Randy
  8. StrudelBass

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    Alright. I just can't think of any stores that would be open today though.
  9. kserg

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    Where in cal are you?
  10. StrudelBass

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    Ontario and Chino Hills
  11. steveksux

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    You have Sears auto out there? They sell tires, don't they? Also many gas stations sell tires, they might be able to fix a flat. The major tire chains may be closed today. But to fix a flat you may be ok.
  12. StrudelBass

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    Hm... theres a Sears right next to my house. Not too sure they have an auto center there but I could go look. Might as well buy a new tire though, right?
  13. kserg

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    Sorry can't help you there... if you were in nor bay area but... sorry


    (I love my full size spare... i've been riding my spare for about a month now, no problem:) )
  14. Blackbird

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    There must be a Big O Tire, a Pep Boys or a Kragen you can go to. The bigger ones do tire changes, rotations and a lot of other things.
  15. steveksux

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    If the tire is just a nail, patching it is good as new, much cheaper. If the tires are nearly bald and you were going to replace them all anyway, might be good time to do it a little early. I like matched tires, for handling.

    Randy
  16. XavierG

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    Canadian Tire is open on Sundays. Come and see us... I manage the Auto Service Center (at one of our many locations) and will take good care of you. We're about a day-and-a-half drive from where you are.

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