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VW Tire Patch

VW Tire Patch by mikeysklar
VW Tire Patch, a photo by mikeysklar on Flickr.

As I was heading out of town on Monday to pickup Wendy from a retreat I realized our Beetle had a tire low on air. I stopped by the local tire shop (Quality Tire) for a quick patch. $12 and 10 minutes later the car was ready to go. I had a nail which they quickly found.

3 comments:

Tarik Saleh said...

And hey, free nail!

Scooter said...

Oh man, have you thought about patching your own tires, i've always done my own. You can get a kit at the auto parts store, it comes with two tee handle tools, plugs and glue. Maybe I'm lucky but I've never had one re-leak.

Mikey Sklar said...

@Scooter:

I'm all for DIY Car repair. However, I think it is important to look at what you are getting for your time. When I can hire a skilled car tire repair person to fix it it for $12 in 10 minutes I'm happy to pay.

The other side of it is when a window regular breaks and it's going to cost $300 or more plus travel time to a dealership I'm happy to take on the repair myself.

Don't sweat the small stuff.