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Old 01 May 2008, 04:51 AM
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Tsk, Tsk Tires cannot be patched more than twice

Comment: While having a tire repaired at a Goodyear store they told me the
"bad news" was that there were 3 holes in the tread. The "good news" was
that they had a replacement tire in stock. They said that the government
(USA) would not allow them to fix more than 2 holes. After I told them to
put the tire back on and I would find somebody who would patch the tire.
In the end they patched it.

A work associate told me that the two hole limit regulation was true.
However, this person is known to repeat or email whatever she hears
without checking the facts.

I was unable to turn up anything in my searches at the NHTSA. gov website
or anywhere else on the web.
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