How do I fix a punctured tire?

Some debris punctured my left rear tire! I'm not sure if this is something I'll be able to fix on my own. How do I fix a punctured tire?

Answer
Your punctured tire can potentially be fixed at home.
If your tire is punctured first make sure it is safe to drive. If it is not, you will need to call a tow.
If you got your car home and want to fix it yourself, buy a small puncture repair kit. These are available online and should be less than $200. This works best for tubeless tires and should be a pretty easy fix.
For tubed tires, a puncture repair kit probably won’t cut it. In this case, bring your vehicle to a tire shop or repair shop for repair or replacement. Make sure you know if you’re covered before you go. It is possible you have towing and labor coverage on your car insurance policy.
If you don’t have this coverage and feel that you should have it, it may be time to shop for a new insurance company. The free insurance broker Jerry can help you find a better policy by comparing quotes from the top providers and delivers the best deals to your phone in minutes.”
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Rachel Juillerat
Answered on Aug 20, 2021
Rachel Juillerat has her Master's in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. You can view her work in the Independent, Cupid's Pulse, and the Penmen Review. She has worked in personal finance for five years before transitioning to insurance. She lives in Boston, where she spends her time exploring small New England towns, learning new skills, and napping through her cat's zoomies.
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