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Tire valve stems defective, but past warrenty. can they be fixed? if not, what is the general price range to replace these tires?

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If the valve stem is leaking or just defective as you say have it or them replaces at about $5 each at the most. PS they are seperate from the tire so no need to replace the tires.

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