Metal Valve Stems vs Rubber [9 Differences]

Metal valve stems are a tire option.


  • Metal more difficult to install
  • Metal more durable
  • Metal stems are smaller
  • Metal wear out faster
  • Metal corrodes
  • Rubber tears at base
  • Metal more brittle
  • Rubber easier to replace
  • Metal are shorter
  • Metal cost more


Video clip of pros and cons of each type:


It costs about $2 per metal valve stem plus about $10 for installation.


How valve stems work: