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What To Do When You Get a Nail In your Tire

Getting a nail in your tire can be a great source of frustration but it does not have to ruin your day. As a matter of fact many times if you get a nail in your tire as long as it goes straight in you can actually drive on it for many miles without taking any action at all.

There are few things that you should do if you realize you have a nail in your tire.  The action that you take will depend on where the nail is and whether or not you are losing air in your tire. If the nail is in the side wall of the tire or between the side wall and the area where the tire comes in contact with the road you will need to likely replace the tire as soon as you can. If the nail is located in the section of the tire that comes in contact with the road, you are much better off because the nail will act as a plug in the tire and prevent from getting a flat tire.

  1. As long as your tire is not losing air, drive to the next service station you see and let the service person take care of it. It is usually relatively affordable to have a plug put in the tire and only takes about 20 minutes.
  2. If you are losing air then it means you need to act right away. Pull off the road to a safe location. Take your jack out of your vehicle and change the tire, most cars are equipped with a temporary spare.
  3. If you are not losing air and you can make it to an auto supply store you can take care of the issue yourself. You will need a pair of pliers to pull the nail out and a plug kit. You can fix the hole while the tire is still on the vehicle. Simply pry out the nail and use the plug kit to plug the hole.

Above all else safety is key. Always make sure that you make it to a safe location off the road to inspect the tire and/or change the tire. If you are concerned about the tire going flat and you DO NOT have a spare call for help. In most cases a nail in a tire really is not a big deal, just stay calm and follow the advice above.

If you want to sell your car instead of fix the nail in your tire then give Fred’s Auto Removal a call at 503-810-3061 and get a hassle free quote. We Buy Cars in any condition 7 days a week and provide free towing at no charge to you.

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Local Portland Business Pays Cash for Cars, Trucks and Vans

Give us a call at 503-810-3061 and find out how much your car is worth.

Do you have a car, truck or van that you want to sell well we are a local Portland Business that pays cash for cars, trucks and vans which means that you do not have to search around looking for a place to sell your car, truck or van anymore because we pay Cash for Cars on the spot 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm Monday through Sunday.

There are plenty of advantages to selling your car, truck or van to a local business instead of selling it to a private buyer.

No Advertising Worries

When you go to a local Portland business who pays cash for cars, trucks and vans you do not have to waste valuable time waiting for phone calls or contact from advertising. In some cases advertising venues charge a fee or percentage of the sale to run the ad.

Of course you will get a lot of interest from people that are really not interested but have nothing else to do then window shop. Do you really have the time to entertain people while you are trying to sell your vehicle?

Faster Sales

You can sell your vehicle quickly through a local Portland business that pays cash for cars, trucks and vans.  We not only pay cash for your car but we also come to you and remove it for free whether we send a driver to drive it away or we send a tow truck to haul it away we take care of the removal costs.. You do not have to worry about waiting to meet with someone. You do not have to worry about a payment clearing. You can walk away with cash in your hand.

No Repair Worries

When you sell your vehicle to a local business that pays cash for cars instead of a private buyer you do not have to worry about making repairs to sell it. You can sell it as is.  That means that you can get out from under a vehicle without having to worry about unloading a vehicle on someone else and giving them your headache.

Fair Market Value

No haggling is necessary. A fair price is offered for your vehicle and either you accept it or not. You are in the driver seat, the choice is yours as to whether you want to sell it or not.  You will be offered a fair price without having to explain every detail of the vehicle like you do when you are selling your vehicle to a private buyer.

No Risk of Liability

When you sell to a private buyer you are always at risk of being liable even if you take every precaution and explain everything that is wrong with the vehicle.  They may not win in court but they can still make your life miserable dragging you through court. It is simply not worth the risk.

It’s Safer

In today’s world it is not safe to meet with strangers that answer ad’s that you place. It can be dangerous to meet with people that may have less than honorable intentions.  It is far better to sell to a trusted business source where your safety is not at issue.

A local Portland business pays cash for cars, trucks and vans and is waiting for you to call today and get a hassle free quote! Remember TOWING IS ALWAYS FREE and we never have any hidden fees or charges. Visit our website at or call us today at 503-810-3061


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