I have a small screw in my 2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus tire. Do I have to replace the tire?

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Asked by May 07, 2015 at 11:55 AM about the 2015 Toyota Corolla S Plus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I took the car to the dealer and they stated that the entire tire had to be replaced because it couldn't be repaired.  I don't understand how a small screw in a tire would make the tire useless.  Is there a way to have it repaired or do I need to have it replaced?  Thank you.

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If the screw is in the sidewall, even down close to the tread, it is illegal to repair. If it's in the tread I think they are just trying to sell you a tire. Or don't have the tools for tire repair, dealers don't fix anything, they replace. Go to a tire shop and have it repaired

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The screw is not on the sidewall. I will take it to a repair shop. Thanks for your advice and for saving me a couple hundred dollars.

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146,465

Dig out all your paperwork, you may have a road-hazard warranty. Regardless, Toyota does not cover tires, the manufacturer does. I don't know about 2015 but Corollas used to come with Goodyear Eagle LS, that do have that. It will be separate from sales contract, but in there somewhere

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Good idea. I'll check the paperwork. Thanks.

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