Tire Repair: 4 Roadside Solutions to a Flat Tire
If you find yourself with a flat tire, don’t panic! There are several roadside solutions that you can try before having to call for help. In this blog post, we will discuss ten of the most common ways to repair a flat tire. We will also talk about how to re-inflate a punctured tire using an air pump. Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re on the side of the road with a flat tire!
DIY Tire Repair Tips
One common way of temporary tire repair is to use a canned tire sealant. The motorist attaches this to the valve, and the compressed propellant inside forces the can’s contents through the valve into the tire, a liquid sealant is forced towards the puncture and will seal the puncture. The compressed propellant also inflates the tire. Tire sealant is typically useful on punctures of up to ¼ inch (0.64 cm) diameter.
If you don’t have tire sealant with you, or if the tire sealant doesn’t work, you can try patching the tire with a tire patch. tire patches are available at most auto parts stores. To use a tire patch, clean the area around the puncture with a tire cleaner and sandpaper. Then apply the tire patch to the puncture and press it firmly in place. Once the tire patch is in place, you can re-inflate the tire using an air pump.
If you don’t have a tire patch or tire sealant with you, and you can’t re-inflate the tire using an air pump, you can try using a tire plug for tire repair. Tire plugs are available at most auto parts stores. To use a tire plug, insert the tire plug into the puncture from the inside of the tire. Once the tire plug is in place, you can re-inflate the tire using an air pump.
What’s the best solution? Come to Rockstar Automotive. We’ll take care of you!
We hope these tips have been helpful. If you find yourself on the side of the road with a flat tire, remember to stay calm and try one of these roadside solutions. And if all else fails, give us a call at Global Autoworks! We’re always happy to help.