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October 03, 2015, 12:39 PM #0

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I was wondering how a tire shop goes about fixing a slow leak in a tire?

With winter coming up, I'm starting to think about switching rim/tires and I remember last year I had 2 tires that would lose air.
One after about 5 days and another after about 10 days.  I have a compressor in the garage so I would just check and air them up as often as needed.
If I take them to a tire shop can they detect a slow leak or do they just dismount/remount the tire with new valve stems and hope the problem goes away?
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    October 03, 2015, 12:42 PM #1

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    Soapy water.

      October 03, 2015, 02:02 PM #2

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      Leak could be coming from a number of different areas.

      Could be a puncture, bead leak, bad valve stem or even a damaged wheel.

      But like it was already suggested just inflate them and use soapy water.

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        October 03, 2015, 06:52 PM #3

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        We usually pump up the air pressure and dunk it in soapy water. With the Colder weather most slow leaks (that I've noticed) are usually from the bead. Sometime it's a very corroded wheel or just a bad seal.
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