The days of simply punching a plug through your tire when it picks up a nail or screw are long behind us. Not only is it considered a temporary repair, it is also unsafe to drive on as well. Here at Good’s Auto Service, Lititz, 17543, we remove the tire from the rim and patch the tire from the inside. This patch is adhered to the tire with vulcanizing cement, and then coated in a repair sealant to ensure no air can push its way under the patch. Performing a tire repair in this manner makes the repair permanent, meaning you don’t need to worry about the plug leaking in the future. In fact, each tire is able to have two tire repairs in this way. If a third tire repair is required, according to the state, it would need to be discarded and replaced with a new one. A puncture can only be repaired if the injury is within the treads. If the puncture is on the shoulder or the sidewall the tire must be discarded. If you would like us to determine if your tire is repairable or not, please stop in so we can assess your tire.