When you puncture your tire, that’s not necessarily the end of it. Certain holes can be repaired without you needing to buy a whole new tire. As a general rule, you can only expect to repair a puncture in the tread area that is no more than a quarter of an inch in diameter.
There are DIY repair kits available, but you shouldn’t rely on these for too long. Though they can get you out of a jam, like a spare tire, they’re no substitute for a proper tire. A puncture can only be fully repaired by removing the tire from the wheel and applying a patch to the inner liner. Consult our Seattle auto body shop for more on vehicular repairs.