Not all of us can easily fix a flat tire without removing it from the car. Most of the time we rely on our handy dandy car jack to lift and then we remove the flat tire and replace it with a new one. But what if, you don’t have a spare tire as your reserve. How do you fix it? Luckily, we might just have the trick that you can do to fix a flat tire without removing it.
How do we really fix it?
Find the puncture Hole
The first step that you should do to fix your flat tire is to find the punctured area. Finding this problematic puncture can be tricky since the tire is all black. However, we might just have a trick in our sleeve to easily find the punctured area.
You can use soap to tell which the punctured area is located. All you have to do is get soap and water and mix them. Make sure that you coat the tire thoroughly with the soap. Slightly press the tire and look for an area with too many bubbles, then you have found your punctured area.
Fixing it without removing the tire from its place
Now that you have found the culprit of your flat tire. The next thing you do is to close the punctured part. There are two ways that you can use to fix the offending problem.
Tire Punctured Sealant is the key
Before you start to fix your flat tire without removing it, make sure to read the instructions. We know that we just apply the sealant to the tires, but reading and following the instruction can easily cover the punctured area. You might be doing the application in the wrong way.
Once you have applied the sealant, you can turn on your car and move forward and backward for just a few meters. This way, the sealant will be evenly distributed on the surface of the tire.
If you are unsure of the sealant, use a Tire Plug Kit instead
Tire plug kits are another remedy on how to fix a flat tire without removing it. If it is your first time, make sure that you read the instructions thoroughly before using this kit. It’s a little bit tedious but rest assured it can fix the problem. If you are unsure of its procedure, you can ask for assistance on how to use the kit. That way, the next time you use the kit, you can do it on your own without any assistance from anyone else.
Now that you have these two easy tips, you can now fix a flat tire without removing it. Before leaving the house, make sure that you have any of these two procedures in your emergency car kit, that way when the problem arises, you have the tools to fix it in no time!