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For the second time I got a bolt Head Screw in my tires. Heard a "thump... thump... thump" as I drove home from the ATM last night. When I got home I checked the suspect tire and saw this:





I purchased the Replacement Warranty after the first bolt got stuck in one of the tires (around 200 miles after I purchased them) so I went back to the tire shop and they pulled it for free. Luckily it was a short screw and it didn't puncture. I wonder if I can get one in each tire before I need to replace them again... :lol:
 

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At least it didn't leave you with a flat in the middle of a snowstorm!
 

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Very True... :lol:

The last time I had a flat (20 or so years ago) I was headed into a YES concert on Long Island. It was about 38 degrees and really windy when we went into the concert. My friends said "Aren't you going to fix the tire?". I said we can do that after the show." When we came out it was pouring rain on top of the cold & wind. It was sort of a Zen moment for me though. I was really stressed before that show. I was amazingly calm & cool for a good long time afterwords.
 

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i had a slow leak in my van once, and took it to canadian tire cause they were the first place i seen. and they wanted 15 bucks to put in a plug, i went into the store, and purchased a plug kit for 19 bucks. and i can still fix 3 more tires. i have fixed 2 so far. with a savings of 11 bucks. and all you need to purchase is plugs after you have the reamer and plug installer. fixing a puncture is one of the easiest fixes a non mechanic can do.
 

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RobtRoma said:
For the second time I got a bolt Head Screw in my tires. Heard a "thump... thump... thump" as I drove home from the ATM last night. When I got home I checked the suspect tire and saw this:





I purchased the Replacement Warranty after the first bolt got stuck in one of the tires (around 200 miles after I purchased them) so I went back to the tire shop and they pulled it for free. Luckily it was a short screw and it didn't puncture. I wonder if I can get one in each tire before I need to replace them again... :lol:
Yikes! Glad it turned out okay!!
 

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Your a lucky guy! My wife can't hear a nail in the tire, nor does she look at them. Ever. The result is that she gets a flat, and I find out about it after the tire is totally round any longer... :( Time for a pair of tires... :wall:
 

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Yikes! Glad it turned out okay!!
Actually... all didn't turn out okay after the post. The next morning the tire was flat. Apparently there was a slow leak. I'm glad it waited 'till I got home because I couldn't find the lug nut wrench that came with the car. Plus I was able to use my 3-ton jack instead of the scary Ford scissor jack.

Anyway, after putting on the spare and doing what I had to do in the morning, I took it back to the dealer. They apologized and then patched and re-balanced the tire under the warranty. I took pictures of the flat that I wanted to post but things came up that prevented me from posting them...
 

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Your a lucky guy! My wife can't hear a nail in the tire, nor does she look at them. Ever. The result is that she gets a flat, and I find out about it after the tire is totally round any longer... :( Time for a pair of tires... :wall:
Sorry to hear that. I'd be amazed if someone didn't investigate the noises I heard or at least mention it to a spouse... I not only heard it, I felt it. But it's finally fixed now :thumb:
 

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Around here they won't do plugs anymore...only patches. I had a flat on my Eclipse right before I sold it....went to autozone, got some plugs, plugged it right on up and now everything is good to go. Plugs are simple lol
 

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The good shops here recommend doing both, along with a visual inspection with the tire removed.
 

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That's what the Goodyear shop I went to does. I'd rather have someone that does them all the time do it vs. the possibility of me messing it up. Especially since I already paid for the warranty with the roadside assistance. Patching/plugging the tire is free (other than the time it takes). Also, the tire was completely flat and needed to be reseated and balanced. Again, included with the assurance warranty :)
 
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