Subaru Forester Owners Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
HCFFHC
2017 Forester 2.0XT
Joined
·
253 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Well, TPMS light came on. Took t ok get oil change today and had a damned screw in the tire. Discount Tire road hazard only covers replacement not patching.
 

·
Registered
Sahuarita, AZ 2018 Forester Limited
Joined
·
2,922 Posts
Whenever I bought tires at Discount Tire, the tires came with free flat repair even if I didn't purchase their road hazard certificates.
 

·
Registered
2015 Forester XT Touring CVT
Joined
·
796 Posts
Discount Tire will patch tire for free as long it is legal to it (not to close to sidewall).
 

·
Registered
2013 Forester 5 spd manual
Joined
·
154 Posts
And at least 3/32" tread depth left, they won't service a tire with 2/32" or less.
 

·
HCFFHC
2017 Forester 2.0XT
Joined
·
253 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Unfortunately I do not live close to a Discount Tire. It was only $21 for the repair. At least I know if I have a blow out they will replace or reimburse me for tire replacement
 

·
Supporting Vendor
Tire & Wheel Specialists
Joined
·
1,112 Posts
Unfortunately I do not live close to a Discount Tire. It was only $21 for the repair. At least I know if I have a blow out they will replace or reimburse me for tire replacement
Sorry to hear you had a screw in your tire. Unfortunately, it happens from time to time. As you mention if your tire happened to be unrepairable and you have Certificates for replacement Discount tire would replace the tire free as long as there is still the appropriate amount of life left.

Glad to hear you were able to get it repaired and back on the road.
 

·
Registered
04 WRX wagon 5-speed
Joined
·
18 Posts
There's always a repair kit you could keep in the trunk for an emergency. As long as the nail isn't near the sidewall you could get a kit for around $20 bucks.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
17,722 Posts
@RuckU2 We've all been "screwed" at some point! :grin2:

Last week I had one in a mud tire on my ute - but it was in head first which I thought very unusual. The tread on a muddy is so thick that it didn't penetrate all the way through so I was able to just pull it out.
 

·
Registered
2017 Touring CVT
Joined
·
131 Posts
This may be common knowledge, but I recall a tire repair person tell me that the large majority of screw/nail repairs were on rear tires because a front tire hits the little devil and puts it into the air, then a rear tire catches it at its point and buries it.
 

·
HCFFHC
2017 Forester 2.0XT
Joined
·
253 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
There's always a repair kit you could keep in the trunk for an emergency. As long as the nail isn't near the sidewall you could get a kit for around $20 bucks.
Just a heads up. Using a plug, VOIDS your Road Hazard warranty thru Discount Tire
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top