Know What to Ask When A Flat Needs Fixed Knowing the difference between a proper tire repair and an improper repair could be critical to vehicle safety. A tire industry study showed that nearly 88 percent of tire repairs are performed improperly. An improper tire repair could pose a safety hazard to you and your family and could also affect a tire manufacturer's warranty. "Consumers need to know some essential information about tire industry recommended puncture repair procedures," said Daniel Zielinski, RMA senior vice president, public affairs. "An improperly repaired tire is a safety risk you shouldn't take." One key process in a proper repair is removing a tire from the wheel to inspect any damage that may occur to the inner liner of the tire.