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New Rt rear tire losing air slowly...

Just installed new Rt rear tire at American Tire Co. about a month ago, now it's been losing air pressure slowyly. I don't know why, and I didn't buy the warranty on the tire. Can I still get it fixed or replaced at the tire shop?

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Hi there!

Yes they should be able to sort it out for you.

Chances are it is not sealing on your rim,

Take it back to them, they will deflate it, paint a compound on the rim areas, then re-inflate it.

If you remove the tyre yourself, and immerse it in water up over the rim, you can mark the area if it bubbles.
You can self-fix by using impact adhesive on the rim - when tyre is fully deflated on this area.
Tyre rubber compounds are soft in this area and should conform to seal within a month or so, but sometimes don't make it.

The other reason is that rust or a crack may be evident.

If this provides a solution, Please spare a moment to rate as Fixya! Thanks.

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