Nevada Towing - Emergency Roadside Assistance
Quick Fix For Flat Tires
In the event that you have the foresight to prepare for unexpected situations like your car breaking down or getting a flat tire while travelling, there are a few gadgets that are worth looking into for quick fixes for flat tire. See below for what Julie Sussman, et al in her book Dare to Repair Your Car has to say about the topic. Hopefully you will also have your smart phone with you so you can search "towing Reno NV" or "Reno's Towing" to get help from us ASAP.
No matter which product you use, you should only drive a short distance and only in the slow lane afterward. If possible, drive immediately to a mechanic to have the tire patched or replaced. Do not use these products together; it's one or the other. Also, do not use either of these products if the tire has separated from the rim. If this happens, you'll need to change the tire or call for' a tow truck.
Note: There are a number of tire inflator products on the market. Be sine to purchase one that is nonflammable.
A tire inflator is a great quick remedy for a flat tire because it can be easily stored inside your car. The product is inexpensive, and it does work in a pinch. When the contents are injected into the flat tire, it coats the inside, providing a protective sealant that will temporarily make the tire drivable. Here are some other things you need to know before using this product. No matter which type of tire sealant you use, you must alert the technician who will be repairing/replacing the tire that you have used the product. Some tire sealants can be explosive.
Note: Before using, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions, and remember to use the same safety rules as for changing a flat.
- The tire inflator is good for only one use.
- You must drive immediately after using this product to allow it to coat the entire inside of the tire and build pressure.
- This product is for emergency use only.
- This is a temporary quick fix, not a permanent solution.
- You cannot use this product if the hole is in the sidewall of the tire.
- Tire inflators come in two sizes – one for regular passenger tires and the other for SUV and lightweight trucks.
- After using the product, notify the tire mechanic before the tire is serviced.
First, see where the tire valve is located. The optimal position of the tire valve for this repair is either at 4 o'clock or 8 o'clock, so if you have to move the car a tiny bit, do so. Remove the valve stem cap and place it in your pocket for safekeeping. Put in the safety googles and shake the can vigorously for 30 seconds and then remove its cap.
Place the can upright on the ground in front of the tire and attach the hose (which is clear, so you can see through it) to the valve stem. Push the button and hold it down until you no longer see any of the contents moving through the hose. Unscrew the hose, replace the valve cap, and put the can and the cap into the plastic bag.
For the tire inflator to work properly, you must drive your car immediately after so that the contents will spread throughout the tire – usually about 2 to 4 miles – so drive yourself right to a repair shop! And if you can't, fill the tire up to its recommended psi.
Note: The tire inflator is only adding a little air (not the recommended psi) to your tire while plugging the hole."