I'm thinking of not bringing my spare in order to bring two " heater exhaust" parts for the Carlisle raffle and need some space up front. Any new recommends on a fix a flat product that anyone knows about ? Thanks...
David, IM gave me a can of Gunk puncture seal with my last car. I have never had to use this yet but as far as I know you still need to jack the car to have the tire be able to fill or inflate itself with air as well as sealer for a temporary fix which will allow you to drive to the garage to have the tire repaired.
Thanks for the recommendation, Ray. I need to get a can of fix-a-flat also.
"Part Number: S420-6. The Fix-A-Flat 16 oz Aerosol Tire Inflator seals punctures and inflates the tire in seconds without the need for a jack, spare tire or any tools, allowing you to get off the road and to a service station where an approved repair can be made."
Is it true that some cause a coating on the tire that can be removed - which mean you can't patch tire from inside (which is correct way to patch)? I'm sure the days of propane propellant are long gone?
The specs. say the coating can be washed out when the tire is being repaired at the tire shop. I have no personal experience with this, though.
I keep this in the frunk at all times:
I've used it for simple tire inflation, and it works great, but I've never needed to use the fix-a-flat functionality. The first review on Amazon states that:
1 - it does NOT ruin the tire. you can wash it out, plug, & re-use. others render the tire unuseable after they harden it, no matter how small the hole was
2 - This does NOT ruin your TPM sensor (tire pressure monitoring sensor). Others destroy your sensors & they need to be replaced. You can simply remove, clean, & reuse the sensor with this kit.
Hope that's helpful.
So, the slime button is optional? You can just inflate with air?
You got it, Marty. Plugs right into your cigarette lighter. You can inflate your tires anywhere. It's basically a normal air compressor with a can of Slime inside. You inflate normally and then hit the button to expel the patching compound.
Per Ray's concern, that ought to mean that you don't need a jack, either.
I guess we'll have to go back to smoking and install lighters in our cars to use the air pump
Fix-A-Flat has a similar product for a few bucks cheaper. https://www.amazon.com/Flat-S5...;keywords=fix+a+flat