1997 Land Rover Discovery Tire Repair Services

Land Rover Discovery Tire Repair

City populations are exploding. New roads are being built, and old ones are getting a face lift. It seems construction is everywhere these days! Unfortunately, this can mean a higher chance of a flat or damaged tire caused by debris in the road. Firestone Complete Auto Care is here for you when your 1997 Land Rover Discovery needs flat tire repair or inspection. Our tire technicians can determine whether it's safe to plug and patch the tire, or whether it needs to be replaced. To start, we’ll consider the location of tire damage, the type of issue, the size and scope of the damage, and the amount of wear on your tires.

If a repair on your 1997 Land Rover Discovery tire is feasible and safe, we’ll get to work on the steps to fix it: (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) seal the inner liner with a repair unit to prevent air loss.

When Is It Time for Land Rover Discovery Tire Replacement?

Not all 1997 Land Rover Discovery tire damage can be repaired. Even if your tire damage is minor, if your tires have less than 2/32nd inch of tread remaining, a repair isn’t possible (or safe). At this tread depth, the tire is worn out and must be replaced. Some tire issues are easy and straightforward to repair, but other kinds of tire damage can’t be properly repaired. Tire damage that can’t be repaired effectively include 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 a tire with cuts or tread separation.

When your damaged tire can’t be repaired, consult Land Rover’s recommendations for replacing one, two, or all four of your tires. 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. If you can replace your damaged tire with the same type, brand, and size as the others, you may be able to save costs and only purchase one replacement. Need help? A tire technician can walk you through the options and help you determine what’s best for your vehicle’s performance and longevity.

Land Rover Discovery Tire Inspection

Some tire issues can cause you to have a flat, but other damage isn't so noticeable right away. Inconspicuous issues like bulging sidewalls, exhaust noise, leaks, or bent rims may indicate issues that need immediate attention. Bring your 1997 Land Rover Discovery in for a tire inspection so we can assess the damage and help keep you safe on the road.

Frequently Asked Land Rover Discovery Tire Repair Questions

  • What happens if I drive my Land Rover on a flat tire? Driving on a flat tire is not a good idea. Your Discovery engine will keep running with a flat tire, but you could damage your wheel by continuing to drive on a flat.
  •  Is temporary sealant bad for my Land Rover's tires? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Land Rover Discovery 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 Land Rover on a spare tire? Don't rely on your spare tire for too long. Your 1997 Land Rover Discovery 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.

Get the Repairs Your 1997 Land Rover Discovery Needs

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Land Rover Discovery's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 1997 Land Rover Discovery repairs.

Quick and Convenient Land Rover Discovery Tire Service

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