Tire Repair for Your 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

Quick and Convenient Dodge Grand Caravan Tire Service

It’s best to introduce yourself to new roads with a firm grip. Find the best tires for your Dodge Grand Caravan at Firestone Complete Auto Care, and schedule your installation appointment online in minutes.

Repairing Your Dodge Grand Caravan Tire

Urban areas are booming. New roads and buildings are springing up. It seems construction is everywhere these days! That means more tire-damaging road debris and flat tires. If the road has been rough on your 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan tires, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. There’s a chance your tire could be plugged and patched (rather than replaced). Our technicians can inspect your tire and let you know if it is safe to repair. We’ll begin by taking a look at where the damage is, the type and extent of the tire damage, and how all of your tires are wearing.

If we determine that your 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan tire can be safely repaired, the repair process is actually fairly simple: (1) Remove the tire from the wheel for inspection and repair, (2) use a filler to close up the puncture (this is to keep moisture from getting in), and (3) re-seal the inside lining of your tire so that air won’t escape.

When Is It Time for Dodge Grand Caravan Tire Replacement?

Not all 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan tire damage can be repaired. Tires with less than 2/32nd inch tread remaining can't be repaired, no matter how minor the damage. This tread depth indicates that the tire is worn out, and needs to be replaced. Other tire damage that can't be safely repaired includes a puncture in the tire that is ¼ inch or greater in diameter; a tire with a puncture or damage outside the tread area; multiple punctures that are too close together (less than 16 inches between them); and major cuts or separated treads.

Depending on what Dodge recommends for your car, you’ll want to consider purchasing one new tire, two new tires, or a new full set. For example, it’s usually recommended that you replace all four tires at the same time on AWD vehicles. Why? Because having four identical tires is vital for the AWD system to perform like it’s supposed to. However, this may not be necessary if your remaining three tires are new. It’s possible that you will only need to replace the tire that’s damaged – just make sure it’s the same size, type, and brand as the rest of your tires. Your tire technician can help you decide how many tires to replace and the kind of tire to purchase.

Do I Need a Tire Inspection for My Dodge Grand Caravan?

A flat tire is a surefire sign of tire damage, but other indicators of tire issues aren’t so easy to spot. Inconspicuous issues like bulging sidewalls, exhaust noise, leaks, or bent rims may indicate issues that need immediate attention. Bring your 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan in for a tire inspection so we can assess the damage and help keep you safe on the road.

Frequently Asked Dodge Grand Caravan Tire Repair Questions

  • What happens if I drive my Dodge on a flat tire? A flat tire that’s not addressed can take a terrible toll on the rest of your car. Until you have it repaired or replaced, drive your Grand Caravan as little as possible to reduce your risk of damage to the wheels and alignment – or further damage to that already struggling tire!
  •  Is temporary sealant bad for my Dodge's tires? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Dodge Grand Caravan to Firestone Complete Auto Care, but don’t count on them to keep you on the road for very long. Using a temporary sealant may also void a Bridgestone or Firestone tire warranty.
  • How long can I drive my Dodge on a spare tire? Don't rely on your spare tire for too long. Your 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan may come equipped with a compact spare tire. A spare is different than an everyday tire and is only designed to be driven a certain number of miles at lower speeds.

1996 Dodge Grand Caravan Repair

Your car takes care of you, and we’ll take care of your car. When it’s time for a replacement part or repair for your Dodge Grand Caravan, we’re ready to help. Check out more info below about 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan repairs.