How long does it take to patch a car tire?

I have a leak in my tire and I would rather fix it myself, but I don’t want to have to work on it for hours and hours. How long would it take me to patch my car tire?

Liz Jenson · Answered on Nov 29, 2021
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Even for the novice repairer, patching a car tire should only take 20 to 30 minutes.
However, more severe leaks or holes may require a tire plug, which is a sticky substance that is pushed into the hole and differs from a patch. Installing a tire plug only takes a few minutes.
Keep in mind that tire patches can last for seven to 10 years, but you should never patch a tire more than once. Doing so increases your risk of a blowout and can even slow your car’s driving speed.
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