Hey guys, just thought I would throw my two cents in here with an experience I had on my recent trip to Florida. After a 9 1/2 hour drive, the first thing I wanted to do was wash my SSR, so I did. While drying it off, what did I see, but the big fat head of a roofing nail sticking out of my left rear tire! Well, I found a Goodyear Tire store and asked if they would plug it, and they said no! They said they didn't plug or patch tires, and that the nail was in the outer band of tread so that meant I needed a new tire! Well, with a price of 249 for the tire and 50 for mounting and balancing I said no way. They advised me that it was unsafe to plug it but that if i could find someone to throw a plug in it, good luck! So, WalMart, here I come. A simple 6 bucks bought the cleaning tool, plugging tool and plugs! So I plugged it and so far it is riding fine, even unbalanced! I now carry the tools with me in case I run into another greedy Goodyear Store! Sorry for the long winded tale!