Fix-A-Flat Martinsburg WV

Local resource for Fix-A-Flat in Martinsburg, WV. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to tire inflator, tire sealant, tire repair, emergency seals, rubber compound, and other car care products, as well as advice and content on how to fix a flat tire.

McCarthy Tire & Automotive
(301) 842-8833
817 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, MD
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Full Service Mechanic
Service Types and Repair
Auto

Bob'S Tire
(304) 267-2797
812 E Moler Ave
Martensburg, WV
 
Roger'S Tire & Auto Service Inc.
(304) 264-8473
1501 New York Ave
Martinsburg, WV
 
Bobs Tire Service, Inc.
(304) 267-2797
812 East Moler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 am - 12:00 pm Sunday: Closed

Sears Roebuck & Co.
(304) 264-3090
800 Fox Crost Ave
Martinsburg, WV
 
Sears Auto Center
(304) 264-3090
800 Foxcroft Ave Ste 100
Martinsburg, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-9:00PM, Saturday: 8:00AM-9:00PM, Sunday: 10:00AM-5:00PM,

Sears Roebuck and Co
(304) 264-3090
800 Foxcroft Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Rogers Tire & Auto Center
(304) 264-8473
1501 New York Ave
Martinsburg, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30AM-5:00PM,

Used Truck Tires
(304) 263-8950
Rr 1
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Eddies Tire Service Inc
(304) 263-7600
924 W King St
Martinsburg, WV
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday: 8:00AM-1:00PM,

Save That Tire

By Bill Siuru   

Flat tires are rare today, but they do happen, especially if you drive an older vehicle. Here are a few tips that can mean help increase the chances that the tire can be saved and repaired.

If a tire starts losing air, it is critical that it be repaired before being driven any distance. Underinflated tires can be damaged beyond repair when driven even very short distances. Most of us have experienced tire going flat and it being destroyed while merely pulling onto the roadside to get out of traffic to change the tire.

Those aerosol sealants and inflators like “Fix-a-Flat” are only designed for temporary repairs so you can drive to a safe location and not as a permanent fix. If you have someone else repair the tire, tell them that you have used one of these products since some use flammable gases, such as butane, propane or isobutane. Naturally, don’t smoke when using them. Sometimes using them and then driving on the temporarily repaired tire may render the tire un-repairable.

Punctures up to 1/4" in diameter in car and light truck tires, when confined to the tread, can usually be repaired. However, they must be removed from the wheel and repaired using an inside repair unit and a plug. Outside-in or on-the-wheel repairs are not acceptable. Thus, using only a plug is not an acceptable repair for a puncture. The inner liner should be sealed with the appropriate sealing material. There are different materials and techniques for bias and radial tires, so it is important to use the correct one to the particular tire type. Done properly, repaired sidewalls can be as safe and strong as the remainder of the tire.

Fill small nail holes with vulcanizing material to keep the hole from growing, to cause belt separation, or prevent moisture and contamination from entering the casing.

Never use a tube in a tubeless tire as a substitute for a proper repair.

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