My tire, that is.
The place where I have been taking my vehicles over the years for oil changes and tire plugs has a new policy:
“For insurance reasons, we no longer plug tires. We only install an inside patch.”
A plug was less than $10, and a lot of times the mechanic would do them for even less if I had it in for an oil change.
An inside patch costs $20.
What’s the deal? Is a plug more inherently dangerous than a patch?
BTW, this is not a Mom ‘n’ Pop gas station. It’s a branch of an instantly-recognizable large company (whose name you can often see flying overhead at sporting events).