Flat Tire Repair – Most Popular DIY Tips to Do it
Don’t be alarmed if you get a flat tire! There are multiple roadside solutions to try before having to call for assistance. We’ll go through ten of the most common tire repair methods in this blog post. We’ll also discuss how to re-inflate a punctured tire with an air pump, as well as how to repair one with duct tape and elastic bands. Keep these suggestions in mind the next time you’re on the side of the road dealing with a flat tire!
A roadside emergency tire kit typically contains a can of tire sealant. The motorist attaches the can to the valve and depressurizes it, allowing the contents–the liquid sealant–to enter through the valve into the tire. As long as the puncture is no wider than ¼ inch (0.64 cm), this should temporarily fix the problem until you’re able to get proper tire repair services.
If your tire sealant doesn’t work or you don’t have any, try patching the tire with a tire patch instead. Most auto parts stores will sell them. First, clean the area around the puncture with a tire cleaner and sandpaper before applying the tire repair patch firmly to place overtop of the hole. Once it’s in place, use an air pump to re-inflate your now repaired tire!
If you can’t patch your tire or use a tire sealant, and you don’t have an air pump to inflate the tire again, try using a tire plug. You can find these at most auto parts stores. To use one, insert it into the puncture from the inside of the tire. Once the plug is in place,fill up the Tire with air using an air pump
If you ever have the misfortune of getting a flat tire, don’t stress! Try one of these easy tire repair tips. If they don’t work, give us a call and we’ll be more than happy to assist you.