Flat tire repair
How To Repair a Flat Tre in Under 10 Minutes
Getting a flat tire is right up there on the list of common automobile inconveniences with locking your keys in the car and coming out to find a dead battery. There are many causes to a flat tire like : punctures from nails, screws or debris on the roads, leaking valves and broken glass.
No matter the cause, it's a major inconvenience and can ruin your entire trip or day.
When you experience a flat tire, be sure to call Car Towing San Diego. We'll repair your flat tire and get you on the way. If we can't repair it on the go, we'll tow you to the nearest repair facility.
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If you have a spare tire that is in good repair, try to replace the punctured tire and get your tire professionally repaired as soon as possible.
In the case of a tire puncture to the tread on a tire, there are a couple of simple repairs that can be done. These repairs require that you have the necessary components on hand. If you don't have them, call us at 858-217-5334 and we'll assist you right away.
There are two common ways to repair a flat punctured tire.
1. If you have tire sealant at hand, get safety glasses and gloves.
2. Remove puncture object if necessary.
3. Remove the valve cover and attach the sealant product nozzle to the valve stem. Press to release the sealant into the valve stem.
Tire Repair with a Plug Kit
1. Get gloves, safety goggles, pliers and rasp tool.
2. Jack up the car, loosen the lug nuts and remove the wheel.
3. Locate the site of the puncture on the tire. Use pliers to remove the object.
4. Mark the spot of the puncture with marker or tape or chalk.
5. If you can't find the source of the leak, mix soap and water and apply to the tire. You should see bubbles form at the puncture site. Make sure to mark the site when located.
6. Follow the directions with the flat tire repair kit. Use the rasp tool to prepare the puncture site. Apply the cement and introduce the plug.
7. Allow the cement to dry according to the instructions. Cut away the excess plug material.
8. Re-inflate the repaired tire to the correct pressure and check the puncture site with the soapy solution.
9. If the flat tire is not repaired, add more cement or remove the air pressure and repair again with another plug.
10. If it is repaired, place the tire on the hub and tighten the lug nuts.
11. Let's roll.
Important Flat Tire Tips:
1. Don't drive on a flat tire. It can damage the tire and the wheel.
2. Tire sealants may void tire warranty.
3. These are only temporary tire repairs. Get your tire professionally repaired as fast as possible.
4. These repairs are only recommended for small punctures less than 0.25 inches.
Ways to Avoid A Flat Tire in the Future
1. Keep your tires in good repair. Replace them when the tread becomes too shallow.
2. Rotate your tires routinely.
3. Avoid driving in construction areas. Nails, screws, broken glass and other debris can easily puncture tires.
4. Avoid potholes when possible. At least slowdown when driving on bumpy roads as this can really damage tires, wheels, and axles.
Follow these tips so you never need our roadside tire service...
But if you do, call us today!