I had a flat repaired recently and was told it was the result of having chrome wheels. Something about rust building up in the wheel where it meets the tire and causing a gap, thus the air leak.

  • Welcome to Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair! What is your actual question here? – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Nov 13 '18 at 1:29
  • Presumably the wheels are chrome plated steel . Chrome gives good corrosion protection but there are always imperfections : No doubt , porous rust build-up at an imperfections in the chrome caused the leaks. – blacksmith37 Aug 10 '19 at 15:00

a reputable tire shop would grind the rim edge for you. This isn't a problem specific to chrome wheels. Most factory wheels on older cars are iron.

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