What to do if I find a nail in my tire?

What To Do If I Find a Nail In My Tire?

Waking up to your car and seeing the dreaded nail poking out of your tire can really put a damper on your day. But seeing a nail or a tire light on the dash does not always mean an instant flat tire. There are a couple of things you can do before immediately assuming it is game over for your tire. 

Check your "flat tire" warning light for signs of a future flat tire.

If the nail in your tire is starting to leak, its likely that it will have trigged a tire light. A flat tire generally triggers the tire light after about a variance of 4-7 PSI. If you find that the tire light has not come on yet, it’s possible the nail has not actually gone all the way through the tire. 
 
If you do not have a flat tire warning light, you can always use an air pressure gauge to check your tire for signs of a slow leak. If one of the tires seems significantly lower than the other three, it’s possible that the nail punctured the tire. If either one of these quick tests indicate a flat tire might be in your future, call the professionals at Nashville Mobile Mechanic Pros or your local tire shop to help you get your tire back to working condition. 

Use soapy water to find a leak that may turn into a flat tire.

Did you know you can simply spray the tire with soapy water to check for a potential flat tire? When you mix the bubbles with water, it is more likely that any air coming out of the tire will actually make the soap bubble up making it super easy to tell if your tire is leaking. If you do not have soapy water available, you can also listen for a leak. If you jiggle the nail without removing, you can sometimes tell if the tire is leaking. This is not always the case, but it is a good easy check when looking for signs of a potential flat tire. 

Do not remove the nail or screw from a tire

If you have decided that you may not have a leaking tire, do not remove the nail because the nail itself could be clogging the leak. We highly recommend making sure that a competent flat tire repair tech is near before removing the nail. You may get lucky and not have to worry about a tire repair if the nail does not puncture all the way through. 

Give Nashville Mobile Mechanics a call to get your flat tire fixed today.

Our mobile flat tire techs are more than happy to get your flat tire back on the road. We will remove the tire from the rim, patch it from the inside, and make sure the puncture never causes a flat tire again. 

Brake Service – Frequently Asked Questions

Brake Service FAQ

Why Do I Need To Service My Brakes?

Brake work is an important procedure for both your safety and the other drivers around you. If they are not working properly, then it puts everyone at risk when driving. You’ll want to budget enough cash so that this maintenance task doesn’t become too expensive or stretch out over time because if there’s one thing we know from experience. Taking care of your brakes before they get too bad can be a huge difference in the final price that you pay for repair.

How Often Do I Need a Brake Service

Brake pad replacement also varies on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. For example, european brakes and rotors often cost more than american or japanese brake jobs. Another variable here is what condition the brakes are in. As a result of driving the brake pads to the point of grinding, rotors most likely need to be replaced. At Nashville mobile mechanic pros, we charge $135 for a brake with rotor service, plus the cost of the parts. Do keep in mind that sometimes, other parts on a vehicle can fail. Brake calipers, brake hoses, and even major components like a mastery cylinder. These major brake repairs would also be specific to the year, make, and model of the vehicle. Please contact nashville mobile mechanic pros if you need to get an estimate on brake repair

How much should brake pads and replacement cost?

Brake pad replacement also varies on the year, make, and model of your vehicle. For example, european brakes and rotors often cost more than american or japanese brake jobs. Another variable here is what condition the brakes are in. As a result of driving the brake pads to the point of grinding, rotors most likely need to be replaced. At Nashville mobile mechanic pros, we charge $135 for a brake with rotor service, plus the cost of the parts. Do keep in mind that sometimes, other parts on a vehicle can fail. Brake calipers, brake hoses,and even major components like a mastery cylinder. These major brake repairs would also be specific to the year, make, and model of the vehicle. Please contact nashville mobile mechanic pros if you need to get an estimate on brake repair

Why choose a mobile mechanic for brakes?

Why Choose a Mobile Mechanic For Brake Service?

Brake Shop Versus Mobile Brake Repair
Why choose a mobile mechanic?

If you are deciding on taking your vehicle to a traditional brake shop or a mobile mechanic, you are in the right place. There are many reasons to choose a mobile mechanic over a brake shop including convenience, pricing, and quality. In this quick blog, I am going to go over why choosing a mobile mechanic only makes sense for your next brake service. 

Brake shops can be less convenient than mobile mechanics services.

 

When you take your vehicle to a brake shop, there is nothing worse than sitting in the dreaded waiting room. Auto repair shops are busy handling multiple projects at one time whereas a mobile mechanic is going to be soley dedicated to your car until the job is finished. The beauty of having a mobile mechanic come to youu, is that you can wait in the comfort of your home, work, or wherever else you may be. 

Brake shop warranty vs mobile mechanic warranty
Are they the same?

While I can’t speak for all mobile mechanics, I can tell you that Nashville mobile mechanic pros offers an extremely competitive warranty on all general brake services. Our brakes are backed by a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty. If you have any issues whatsoever, we will send a tech out there to make sure the work is right and all problems are solved. 

 

Brake shop pricing vs mobile mechanic pricing – Who’s cheaper? 

 

The pricing of brake job in Nashville depends on quite a bit, but I can see a mobile mechanic will generally be cheaper due having less overhead. This may not be the case for every brake service, but I can guarantee you that Nashville Mobile Mechanic pros is priced very competitive, relative to the Nashville market. 

Brake shop quality vs mobile mechanic quality - who’s better?

 In my opinion, the quality of a job generally comes down to the leadership of the shop and also the types of the technicians being hired and trained.Nashville Mobile Mechanic Pros  operates at the highest standards for all work including brake service and repair. The quality of a job generally comes down to the leadership of the shop and also the the types of the technicians being hired and trained. Our mobile mechanics are vetted, trained, and ready to do the job right. The other question at play when it comes to brake quality is the parts. At Nashville Mobile Mechanic Pros, we only use parts that are industry standard and backed with warranties. Putting cheap brakes on cars is not the way we operate here at Nashville Mobile Mechanic Pros.