This is going to be a quick blog about something practical, fixing a flat tire.
If you drive a car, chances are, you might wind up getting a flat.
Now the obvious choice for picking up a nail or screw in the road is to already have a can of fix a flat. Preferebly one that has the long tubular end so that it makes putting it onto the tire easily and inflating is a breeze.
If you do use a can of fix of flat there are a few things to keep in mind to fix your flat tire.
- Remove the nail or whatever caused the puncture. This will make a sometimes make a half inflated tire go completely flat depending on the size of the nail. DO NOT put the fix a flat in while the puncture nail is still in the tire or you will have wasted your $9 can.
- If the nail went into the side of the tire there is a good chance that the angle of the puncture may not hold the seal.
- So if you got the nail out of the tire already and then go ahead and fill up the tire with your can of fix a flat tire.
- Make sure to turn the tire soon after you inflate it so the goop can get to the puncture site and start to patch the leak. Don’t put it in and wait 5 minutes to move the tire or car a bit.
- After you have inflated the tire get to the nearest gas station where you can check the pressure and get a new tire put on soon after.
This article is going to talk about fixing a flat tire with a plugging tool that you can take with you and have so you pretty much never have to be stranded and changing a punctured tire while having to remove the wheel.
With this handy tool, you will be able to put a plug into the tire and continue using it for miles and miles to come. Generally speaking plugs and patches are not meant to be driven in the same way that a normal tire should, and should be replaced as soon as possible.
So you will need, these things to fix a flat tire without removing the wheel.
- The “Stop and Go Tire Plugger kit”
- An air pump that you can plug into your cigarette lighter adapter. Make sure that the one you get can reach to all wheels of your car!
- I regular pair of screw drivers and a pair of plyers to get the nail out with.
I have made a quick video to show how the tool is used but I will describe it briefly here.
- Remove the valve stem to the tire to let the pressure out.
- Remove the nail
- Use a poker tool included in the kit to open the hole a bit more so the adapter can fit through.
- Insert the adapter into the tire.
- Insert a rubber plug into the gun with lube
- Screw on the gun to the adapter on the tire.
- Carefully squeeze the plug through the tire and remove the adapter and gun
- Cut off the excess part of the plug
- Put the valve stem back in and air up the tire.
- Give yourself a round of cheer for fixing the tire without removing the wheel!
I hope this post will keep you on the road and cruising along without anything but a hiccup and a place to stop and take a picture. If you liked this information please like and commet to your social media of choice.
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