How to Fix a Flat Tire EASY (Everything you need to know)

How to Fix a Flat Tire EASY (Everything you need to know)

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  1. Years back I had a flat, used a kit to fix it, didn't trim the plug but probably should have, but it fixed the tire and I drove on it till it was time to replace all the tires, and that was at least 3 years.

  2. We had a Chevy truck and we were driving to our grampas house and the front tire blew and when me and my dad got the spare it was flat so we had to wait 20 min for our friend to bring a air tank so it was not a fun day so people always make sure your ready for when your tire blows

  3. I envy Chris's passion on fixing car problems. I wish he also makes videos on how to prevent car problems on the first place. Awesome video as usual Chris 🙂

  4. I don't want to argue with Chris at all. K but when you put the reamer in, twist clockwise in and clockwise out or counter in counter out. Go the same way. Seats them much better k. I Just wanted to help to.

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  6. Got a flat first day of getting my new car, plugged it. It’s been a year and a half and actually is better than the rest of my tires lol

  7. All tires loose air pressure over time. The problem with driving on a tire with low tire pressure is the flexing of the side wall generates a lot of heat. Heat is what causes the tires to have a blowout.
    I always over pressurize my tires by 4 to 5 psi because I know they will loose air pressure over time. What is the down side to overinflated tires? It will wear the tire a little more on the center tread. It will not cause a blowout. Have you ever seen boat trailers on the side of the road with flat tires? The tires blowout because of low air pressure and boat trailers rearly get used and an empty boat trailer will not show low air pressure. Go check your tire pressure right now!

  8. Doesnt matter how many times they watched it..how many 'how to' they gone through google..trust me, they will just summoned u to come a.s.a.p to fix it for them..even when u 70 milrs away..they ll wait.. Oh yeah im refering "they" as the wife,mom,sisters,aunt,niece..

  9. If you have some left over PVC cement (normally used by plumbers to install PVC pipe) I've used it to slick up the tire plug and glue it in.

  10. Never use on the road plugs it introduces air into the steel belts and will automatically make it Not Repairable. I work at discount tire and this is the worst cause we could've saved a 100$-200$ tire but the on the road plugs makes it no good cause you'll get a complete blowout

  11. This info is usless in my situation. I'm stuck in the middle of no where with a flat tire. Got not spare tire nor pump. LOL my family is in a crisis. And me just chilling in the back cause I'm to young for this.😎

  12. Those air compressors burn out quickly.
    Never buy a car without a full size spare wheel/tyre. As an emergency narrow tyre is indicative of the manufacturer's mind set. And those all-fashion, no function low profiles, you can rip the tyre wall by just clipping the curb. Back in the '60 when tyres were full profile, you could fix side wall damage with an inner tube. Progress? Kiss my donkey.
    I have a tyre changing machine in the garage, so I would discard that tyre immediately. Girly boys today can't even remove the valve cap.
    Jack, the Japan Alps Brit
    Liked the soapy water tip. Dunking the tyre in a pond can be tedious.

  13. chris, i watched this video and the next day i ran over a screw. i would’ve had to pay almost 300 for new tires on my four wheeler if i wouldn’t seen this.

    i also wanted to say i bought a 1999 mustang like yours just blue and have been following the drift build and you need a turbo it’s worth ut

  14. I remember the time when 'tubeless' tires entered the market, the job of fixing a leak was suddely at a whole other level: you didn't even have to remove the tire from the rim anymore (only in certain cases you'd want to additionally patch the leak/hole from the inside of the tire….), truly a 'small revolution' in the automotive world! (PS: I fondly remember the array of tools & equipment from the brand names 'TECH', 'TipTop' and others!). As usual, your videos are both instructional and entertaining Chris!😉👍

  15. I will say, if you patch the tire yourself, Walmart won’t touch it. So rule that out. Maybe other places will patch it. If they do after you plug it, let me know!

  16. "Extra air for the ride home" is not a good thing if the cause of the flat is a person that pressed the valve needle.

  17. I check my tire pressure monthly, all of those cars on the side of the road with blown tires, it’s from low tire pressure. The tires get really hot weaken then explode. He did a good video on a Tpms, worth while investment. This comment would be a better fit on that video but he covers comments with that video.

  18. We have drove a ATV with a plugged tire for over a year now maybe not completely comparable but I would think it would be harder for an ATV tire with a plug not to leak going off road then a car on even flat surfaces

  19. you didn't mention the "drive with the flat tire to a mechanic shop and let him change the tire"
    seems to be the most popular method in my neighborhood

  20. eh I ran a tire with a plug in it until the literal tread bars started seperating and the tread started splitting, let just say they looked like literal slicks when I was done with them and they still hold air on a tire thats maybe 6-8 years old lol

  21. Great video, however some tire shops like discount tire(I work there) won’t repair the tire if it has a plug or gummy repair

  22. Can I be your neighbor? I'd cut my right arm off to have someone to answer my questions while working on a car lol

  23. Which Lug Wrench do you recommend? I see plenty of choices on Amazon…or could I just go with the "best seller"?

  24. The plug kits will almost always get you to a shop where they can fix it properly. Lots of people drive with them in the tire for a long time and if they are leaking it's very slow.
    When I see them in tires at my shop I'll pull them out and patch it because while you can get lucky with them, it's not worth risking ruining your tire by running it too low on air.

  25. Did you actually have a flat or you let all the air out for this video? And you just happen to have your video equipment with you. LOL
    Edit: Alright, i watched to the of the video. I guess you did have a flat tire. LMAO

  26. I want to know what the reason is that people thumbs-down this video. You don't like his shoes or something? LOL This video is perfectly done and well explained.

  27. Remember once that it was so hard to get the reamer in that I used an electric drill first. Worked very well. Like most of us, I've driven on a plugged tire for the life of the tread with no further leaking.

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