We have very quick diagnostics and we can tell you whether or not you need tire repair, service or replacement. We can offer you a quick but correct estimate of the problem, propose you whether to repair or replace your tire and tell you correct advice for your make and model of the car. We will give you an estimate of the cost of the service and you will not find hidden additional costs on it after we finish the repair. Call us today at 613-721-6244
To assess the extent of the damage to the tire it has to be completely inspected when it’s removed from the wheel. Driving on a flat tire, even only for a short distance should be avoided at any cost because it’s extremely unsafe. It can cause irreparable damage to your car. Here at Jim Dickinson Auto Tech we promptly fix smaller punctures from nails and cuts up to a quarter of an inch deep as long as the tear is located in the thread. We are first to tell you if a tire is beyond saving, usually when the tears are badly positioned or too deep.
Many common driving situations can get you to have a punctured tire and to endanger yourself and your passengers. You might have passed over a bad sharp stone, a piece of glass, nail or some other pointy material. It’s not acceptable to keep driving with a flat tire, you should stop and call our service. Only if you’re a single motorist that needs to reach safety quickly, for example, to leave a busy highway safely, you can consider driving on a flat tire for a short while. The longer you do that, however, the more you will damage your tire and it will be likely that replacement is the only solution for you. This is also a time-sensitive process, so the sooner you contact us, the chances of us saving your tire are higher.
If you need additional motivation to use Jim Dickinson Auto Tech you should know that we comply fully with the directives of The Rubber Manufacturer’s Association. The RMA gives us guidelines about reparable damage and the optimal techniques and tools used to ensure you get a few more thousand kilometers of driving out of your tire. We will release your vehicle only when your tires are absolutely safe and you will be secure and confident on the road with them. We proudly service the Ottawa area helping you and your passengers stay safe on the road.
Contrary to popular belief radial tires can be repaired permanently with a plug inserted anywhere on the tread face of the tire providing there are no steel fibers exposed at injury site. If the injury is a large one a plug patch can be inserted requiring removal of the tire from the rim requiring re-balancing. A tire plug can be done while you wait under most circumstances. Give us a call ahead of time for your tire repair need so we know when to expect you. Installation of your summer or winter tires however does require an appointment and will take approximately 1 – 1 1/2 hours and can be done while you wait. If your vehicle is equipped with tire pressure monitors we are equipped to deal with these devices. We can fix flat tires while you wait. Call us at 613 721 6244 for quick tire repair!