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How To - One and Two Piece Patch Repair for Passenger Car Tire

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One of the most common causes of tire damage is when an object, such as a nail or screw, causes a puncture injury to a tire. This usually leads to loss of air pressure and eventually a flat tire. According to the Tire Industry Association guidelines, the tire must be dismounted from the rim to perform an internal inspection and a proper repair. Without doing so, the technician cannot appreciate the full extent of the injury and he/she may miss an injury which should not be repaired. There are limitations on repairs of puncture injuries. The maximum hole size is...

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What do I need to do Tire Repair for Cars and Light Trucks?

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And, how much do the products cost? Properly maintained tires are a key component of safe driving. Good tire maintenance includes inspecting the treads for adequate depth and abnormal wear patterns. A common tire defect is a puncture resulting in loss of air pressure and deflation of the tire. This article reviews the principles of radial tire repair for cars and light trucks recommended by the 2011 Tire Industry Association Tire Service Manual, and discuss the products and supplies needed for repair as well as current (2016) price estimates.  Nails and screws are some of the frequent objects that cause...

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How to make money by adding wheel alignment service to your tire store

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The growing need for alignment services Driving style and road conditions often dictate the frequency of need, most sources recommend an alignment service every 10,000 miles, 1 to 3 years or with each new set of tires, however for most cars, there are no stated requirements from vehicle manufacturers. An article  from www.testingautoscom recommends  more frequent intervals if wider tires are used or if one drives a sports car. If the car hits something in the road such as a large pothole, the alignment will likely be off and require adjustment. With an estimated 255.8 million passenger vehicles on the...

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What Type of Air Compressor Should I Buy for a Tire Repair or Automotive Garage?

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      How will you use it? When setting up a new tire repair shop (View) or seeking to replace a compressor in an existing shop, it becomes quickly apparent that there are a lot of types of compressors to choose from. You should first think about what your intended use for the compressor is. Do you plan to put in a garage setting where it will be used frequently for multiple applications, such as tire inflation and driving pneumatic equipment, or will it be used on a mobile service truck? If you plan to use a compressor in...

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How to start a Tire Repair Business

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New and used retail tire stores are popular small businesses because of the frequent service and replacement needs for consumer vehicle tires and tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). As the number vehicles on America’s roads increases each year, opportunities to serve this customer base grow as well.  Automotive repair shops may also consider expanding their business by adding tire installation and repair as a service to their customers. Business plan: it is generally a good idea to work with a business consultant or accountant to create a business plan and review the initial investment, projections of revenue from sales,  and...

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