I recently had a tire that was losing air, so I brought it to a tire store (store that has tire in the name - though they also did my brakes).
There was a nail in the tire about an inch from the outside of the tire. When they called to tell me I needed new rotors not just new pads, they also started to say I needed a new tire, but they didn’t have the tire in stock. I said, so you can’t plug it? And they said no, it was too close to the wall and I would have a blow out. Since the cost of brakes went from $60 to over $100, I told them this would be really rough because it was Christmas and I was already broke.
Suddenly, they say they can patch the tire instead of getting a new one.
I found out they needed to put on a seal from the inside. They didn’t plug it, but did the seal.
I just can’t figure out if them telling me I needed a new tire and I would get a blow out was fearmongering and an upsell or if I really am in danger now.
I have a 2007 Hyundai with Nankang Touring tires with 50% tread.
What are my chances of a blow out?