Imagine you are going alone on a trip, and you stop at a station to buy snacks. After buying snacks, when you came back, you noticed something strange related to your car tire. When you thoroughly inspect your tire, you will discover that it slowly becomes flat.
You don’t have any spare tires in your car, and you notice that there is no service station near you. So, in this article, I will tell you how to fix a flat tire without any other spare tire.
Five Steps that helps you to fix a Flat Tire.
1. Fix Your Flat Tire with Repair Kit:
It is assumed that all drivers are familiar with how to change a flat tire. Nobody wants to pay a local shop or mechanic to fix their tires. So, one of the simplest methods is to fix a tire yourself.
When you buy a car from a dealership or a manufacturer, it usually comes with a repair tool kit. If the kit is not included, inquire with your dealer or the person from whom you purchase a car about it. If you happen to miss that kit after a while, buy an independent kit and keep it in your car trunk.
2. Check your valve system and inspect you flat tire for Puncture:
You must now determine where your tire was punctured. Sometimes, your tire becomes flat because of a poor valve system. Now, you have to fix the valve system of your flat tire. So, you have to take some water and mix detergent in that water, then pour it on around the tire or valve. The water will make bubbles when the air leaks from your tire.
3. Use Sealant to fix the valve system of flat tire:
To inject most sealants into the tire, a small amount of pipework is required. The pipeline serves as a funnel to prevent spills. Remove the sealant lid and insert the piping into its proper position.
Open the valve of your tire. Detach the valve from the valve system of your flat tire by using a valve stem core. The valve stem core extractor is a tiny tool with two tiny prongs on the head that looks like a screwdriver. After you’ve taken the valve out, pour the sealant into the tire while still connected to the valve system by the sealant piping.
4. Add pressure and drive around
Add pressure to your flat tire by using an air compressor. If you don’t have an air compressor, drive to the nearest gas station and fill your tires to 30 psi. Psi is basically one pound per square inch.
You have added both sealant and air to your tire. Now, drive your car backward and forward for at least 10 to 15 minutes at a speed of approximately 50 mph.
5. Pump your flat tire:
After you drive your car for 10 to 15 minutes, recheck your tire pressure by using an air compressor. If the pressure remains constant, it means you have fixed all the air leaks. Your tire should be inflated to the manufacturer’s specification.
Repair your flat tire with sealant; it will work perfectly if you are away from home and don’t have any spare tires in your car. You don’t need any professional skills to use this sealant.
This method is useful for temporary situations. Sealant will help your tire become repairable, and you can drive to a nearby mechanic location and get proper service. After you reach a mechanic’s location, change your flat tire to a new one as soon as possible. Don’t drive your car for more than 120 miles before replacing your tire with a new one.
When you are in this situation, you just need to be patient so you can think of a perfect plan for how to fix a flat tire without any other spare tire in your car. All you need is a perfect toolbox with perfect car features. Sealant is a good method, and the best thing about this method is that you don’t need professional skills. All you need is higher knowledge and experience with regard to this situation.