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Old 07-02-2012, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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Hi all,

I ran over a nail and it's embedded in one of my tires. I can actually hear the air coming out so it'll probably be flat by morning. I just paid my rent and have some other bills due before my next check so I was hoping to get an inexpensive used tire to tide me over until then. I always see those Empire places advertising used tires for $10 but I don't wanna get something that won't be safe. I need it to last for at least the next two weeks.

Can anyone recommend a reliable place?

Thanks in advance.
Nat
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Old 07-03-2012, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Finally, home sweet home Orlando
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Hi all,

I ran over a nail and it's embedded in one of my tires. I can actually hear the air coming out so it'll probably be flat by morning. I just paid my rent and have some other bills due before my next check so I was hoping to get an inexpensive used tire to tide me over until then. I always see those Empire places advertising used tires for $10 but I don't wanna get something that won't be safe. I need it to last for at least the next two weeks.

Can anyone recommend a reliable place?

Thanks in advance.
Nat
Why is a new tire necessary are they completely wasted? Go and get the nail removed and the tire plugged or patched for about the same money but you know the tires you have so no gamble and rather quickly done too..
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:34 AM
 
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Have to ask. Did you put the spare on so you don't wake up to a completely flat tire and have to deal with it before work Etc?

Take it in and have it plugged. Should cost less than $20 at the extreme most. If bald and need new tire, get one with low mileage guarantee and it will be cheaper than a 60000-75,000 mile etc. do not buy a retread or used tire....they are dangerous.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Finally, home sweet home Orlando
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Have to ask. Did you put the spare on so you don't wake up to a completely flat tire and have to deal with it before work Etc?
Yes, was wondering this myself...
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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Have to ask. Did you put the spare on so you don't wake up to a completely flat tire and have to deal with it before work Etc?

Take it in and have it plugged. Should cost less than $20 at the extreme most. If bald and need new tire, get one with low mileage guarantee and it will be cheaper than a 60000-75,000 mile etc. do not buy a retread or used tire....they are dangerous.
yup


Buying used tires can save you money, but are they too risky?

How Old — and Dangerous — Are Your Tires? - Edmunds.com

Try to patch it up OP

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Finally, home sweet home Orlando
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Well maybe not for just getting around a few weeks and at lower speeds not necessarily so dangerous, just be aware and still as it's been noted should be no real reason to replace anyways unless the tires have no more shelf life left.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Forest Hills, New York, NY
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Hey I feel ya..not all of us can afford $70-$100 a tire at the spur of a moment.

Little place on Orange Ave between Michigan & Holden..Adams Tires & Wheels. I've been there a few times and the last set I got I've had for more than a year now, no issues.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I went to hubcab daddy & they patched it for me
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Finally, home sweet home Orlando
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There ya go, how much?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:38 PM
 
Location: orlando
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I was looking up pictures for a giant black fly, got sidetracked by post for tires, was gonna recommend Hubcap Daddy! Its my husbands shop. Too funny! Best advertising is a happy customer. Going back to my bug pics! Thanks.
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