Tire Repair for Your 2011 Lincoln MKZ

Lincoln MKZ Tire Repair

Cities are growing. Roads are expanding. Everywhere you look, it seems construction is in progress! Unfortunately, this can mean a higher chance of a flat or damaged tire caused by debris in the road. If your 2011 Lincoln MKZ is in need of a tire inspection or possible flat tire repair, Firestone Complete Auto Care has your back. In some cases, a tire doesn’t have to be replaced – it can be plugged and patched with a simple repair. Depending on the damage, though, a repair might not be the right move. Our technicians can determine which option is best for your situation. 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 2011 Lincoln MKZ tire is feasible and safe, we'll follow three basic steps to repair it: (1) Take the tire off the wheel for easy inspection, (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 Lincoln MKZ Tire Replacement?

Sometimes, 2011 Lincoln MKZ tire damage calls for more than a repair. For tires that have less than 2/32nd inch of tread left, a repair simply isn’t possible – even if the tire damage is minimal. 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 a tire with cuts or tread separation.

When your damaged tire can’t be repaired, consult Lincoln’s recommendations for replacing one, two, or all four of your tires. Manufacturers of AWD vehicles, for example, often recommend replacing all four tires at once because AWD systems need uniform tires to operate properly. Just replaced your tires and only one is damaged? You may not need to buy another new full set after all. 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 Lincoln MKZ?

A flat tire? That’s pretty hard to ignore. But other tire damage? It’s not always obvious! Bent tire rims, bulging tire sidewalls, leaks under your car, or noise from your exhaust system can all point to tire-related damage that should be addressed quickly. Bring your 2011 Lincoln MKZ in for a tire inspection so we can assess the damage and help keep you safe on the road.

Frequently Asked Lincoln MKZ Tire Repair Questions

  • How soon should I have my flat tire repaired? Driving on a flat or underinflated tire can put extra stress on your wheels and alignment. While it’s sometimes necessary to drive a short distance on a flat tire to get to a safe place, don’t take any other trips in your MKZ until you can have the flat tire repaired or replaced.
  • Will a temporary sealant fix my Lincoln's flat tire? Fast fixes are a mixed blessing. They’ll help you get your Lincoln MKZ 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.
  • Can’t I just keep my spare tire on for a while? While this sounds great in theory, keep in mind that most spare tires are not designed for distance or speed. The compact spare tire that most likely sits inside your 2011 Lincoln MKZ is intended for only a few days of use, so don’t use it as a substitute for getting your tire repaired.

Get the Repairs Your 2011 Lincoln MKZ Needs

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 Lincoln MKZ, we’re ready to help. Check out more info below about 2011 Lincoln MKZ repairs.

Shop for Lincoln MKZ Tires

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