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How to Use Fix-A-Flat to Fix a Flat Car Tire

Updated on August 28, 2016

Tire Repair

Fix a Flat helps get you out of a tight spot by filling up your tire and sealing it. It will not work if the hole in the tire is too large.
Fix a Flat helps get you out of a tight spot by filling up your tire and sealing it. It will not work if the hole in the tire is too large. | Source
A flat tire can be fixed in numerous ways. Fix a Flat is very quick but it will not work with blow outs or very large punctures to the tire.
A flat tire can be fixed in numerous ways. Fix a Flat is very quick but it will not work with blow outs or very large punctures to the tire. | Source
Small leaks such as a nail in the tire can be easily sealed up with fix a flat. Make sure and take the car to an air pump ASAP after using fix a flat first.
Small leaks such as a nail in the tire can be easily sealed up with fix a flat. Make sure and take the car to an air pump ASAP after using fix a flat first. | Source

Looking for Nails

It seems like I am always picking up a nail in my tires on my car. I have been known to stop and pick up a nail or a tact, in a parking lot. There may be a stray screw when you look down at the ground. If I think the object has the possibility of giving me or anyone else a flat tire, I will throw it away or at least kick it out of the way so, that no one can pick it up in a tire.

Anything that I see that I think might puncture someone's tire, I will stop and pick it up. I am the world's worst about getting any stray nail. If it's there, I am going to pick it up and that pick up ends up being my car tire. Not just nails but large shards of glass or any object that may cause a wreck or damage a tire should be removed ASAP to help prevent injury or damage to the automobile. You don't need to drive on compromised tires. I have found out the hard way that this is very dangerous and you would want to get the tire repaired as soon as you could to avoid a wreck.

I am usually not the kind of person to just turn around on the interstate. This would consist of cutting through the median to the other side. Usually if I do this it is because of a wreck and I am trying to save some time. It can be dangerous if traffic is at a regular rate of speed but, if there's an obvious wreck and a way out of the traffic jam, I am cutting through the middle of the grass to get to the other side of the interstate.

I might add, this is usually when I get that nail, in my tire(s). I always think about cutting through parking lots and in the back of my mind, I am hoping that I am not just paranoid in thinking, and I hope I don't get a nail or something in my tire. This is usually when it happens, though ironically, when I am thinking about it. Always take your car and get the tire aired up to seal it even after using the fix a flat tire inflator. Screws, nails and other debris can be fixed unless the hole is too big in the tire or the hole gets into the side of the tire instead of the tread.

Have You Used It?

Have you ever had to use fix-a-flat can in order to air up your tire?

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Fix-A-Flat

No one enjoys having a flat tire. It is a hassle, it's time consuming, inconvenient and often times, it is expensive. Fix-A-Flat has been in my personal vehicle because I have picked up so many nails in my tires that I carry a can of fix-a-flat in my car. Using fix-a-flat is well worth having in your trunk because, you never know when you might pick up a stray nail, screw or even glass. They can all puncture a tire. Having the fix-a-flat with you in the car, can possibly even save you if you encounter the unfortunate event of the nail in the tire. If you don't know exactly how to use it, there are instructions on the can and maybe someone might stop by and they will know how to use it. This can keep you from having to call a tow truck, which is just another expense. always double check your tire after using fix a flat and make sure there are no additional holes that you may not have noticed at first glance.

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Things to Think About

One thing that you will want to remember is that, fix-a-flat will not be able to fix a very large hole in your tire. Fix-a-flat can certainly provide temporary help with the flat tire and possibly getting you to a service station to get a new tire. Be a good citizen and pick up little things such as nails and screws that may damage tires.

If there's a hole whether large or small, on the side wall of the tire, this is the one place that fix-a-flat will not work. You may in desperation try to use fix-a-flat in this area as a temporary fix to make it to a service station. Also, you will want to use the fix-a-flat as soon as you find the hole. It will inflate holes on the side of the tire sometimes but, it will eventually evaporate and the tire will deflate once again.

It is amazing how fix-a-flat works. Having a flat tire is aggravating enough on it's own without having a way to fix the problem. So, for under $10 it is almost a MUST to keep this can with you in your transportation. You never know when you might need it.

Fix-a-flat would be a great gift for a high school graduate that is going away to college. It is also great to show the college kid how to fix the flat tire with fix-a-flat and make sure that they are comfortable using it. It would also make a great stocking stuffer at Christmas time or for that hard to buy for person. I do not know anyone who would not like this as a gift and explained to them that you are only looking out for their safety.

You could fix up a small bucket for water, include things to wash and wax the car. Then include the can of a fix-a-flat.

Using Fix-A-Flat Tire Sealant

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© 2012 Buster Johnson

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