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Nail in rear tire. Advice on tire replacement shops in Bay Area?

Nail in rear tire. Advice on tire replacement shops in Bay Area?

Do people do Tire Rack + A local tire shop? Is the dealer recommended? First time Tesla owner. Any advice appreciated!
Thanks in advance!

JPPTM | 24. Februar 2019

America's Tire...works for me. They only do tires (no upsell) and can handle a Tesla. If the nail is in the tread and the tire is repairable, they usually do the repair and rebalancing for free.

If you need a new tire, be sure to verify what tires are on your Tesla (exact---as most have sound deadening tech and these are usually special order).

FWIW after I buy a new Tesla (...now on 3rd one) I go and buy the tire warranty from America's Tire. Free rotation and flat repair, and tire replacement for a non -repairable tire (and Tesla tires are expensive).

nvkris123 | 25. Februar 2019

Thank you! There's one close to my house!

Uncle Paul | 25. Februar 2019

If you have sound deadening foam in the repair area, it wil need to be cut out (just the spot) and ground down to bare rubber. Otherwise the glue on the patch/plug will not adhere.

Place I went to had a pneumatic grinder that did this easily and just a few seconds.