Buick Fix-A-Flat Service in Indianapolis, IN

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A Flat Tire Need Not Deflate Your Budget

Flat tires never come at the right time. Maybe you’re on your way to an appointment or to pick up your children from school. Sometimes it’s not the chronological time, but the time when you can least afford it. Believe us, we know how much new tires cost, so that’s why we also offer tire repairs and other tire services. However, some flat tires cannot be fixed. Let’s look at which can and which can’t.

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The Big Question: Why is Your Tire Flat?

Whether your tire can be repaired or not depends on where the puncture is, i.e., where the air is escaping. If you drove over a nail in the road, and the resulting puncture is less than a quarter of an inch in diameter and limited to the middle or crown area of the tires’ rolling service, it can probably be repaired. This area is the center portion of the tread, one to one and a half inches from the shoulders, or in other words, the area surrounding the major groove in the center. However, if you hit a particularly vicious pothole or in your haste to find a parking space, cut a corner too soon, and glanced off or hit a curb, you may have done irreparable damage to the tire. You can judge this for yourself if you see a bubble or noticeable bulge in the tire’s sidewall.

Our Process of Tire Patch and Repair in Indianapolis

The technician will approach the job of restoring your tire to road-ready condition in a methodical manner, following these steps:

  • Take the tire off its rim and inspect it from the inside out. Our technicians do this because what may appear to be a simple fix-a-flat job from the outside can reveal damage to the sidewall’s interior surface.
  • If repairable, he will trim the damaged cables in the puncture area to stabilize and clean the area.
  • Pull a rubber stem through the damaged area from the inside out to seal the tire’s inside area.
  • Buff the punctured area on the inside and apply special glue to vulcanize it.
  • Apply a patch to that vulcanized area where a chemical reaction will take place.
  • Remount the tire, fill it to GM specified air pressure, and make sure there are no leaks.

Why bring it to Ray Skillman Buick GMC?

We know there are many reputable shops in the area that offer tire patch and repair in Indianapolis as well as in Greenwood, Bargersville, and other communities in the Greater Indianapolis area, but we also know there are many quick-fix tire repairs places that will do just that, apply a patch that will not last. All of our technicians are certified and will repair your flat in our state of the art facility. If we determine that your tire is beyond repair, you can trust us to give you a good price on a new tire, much like the one that was on your Buick or GMC truck or SUV when you drove it off our lot. And since the tire patching takes 60 to 90 minutes to complete, we offer a comfortable wi-fi- enabled customer lounge stocked with complimentary coffee, tea and snacks, the current day’s newspaper as well as magazines, and of course a flat-screen TV to entertain you while you wait. We look forward to seeing you in our service center soon!


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Ray Skillman Southside Buick GMC is located at: 8424 Us 31 South • Indianapolis, IN 46227

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