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Introduction

Flat/leaky tires are a part of life. Tires are made of rubber and therefore can be punctured. While there is little anyone can do to prevent this, a simple fix is available. When a nail or any other sharp object punctures a hole in a car tire it causes the tire to leak air consistently, which can be very dangerous if not fixed. Using a few simple tools, a punctured tire can be fixed using a tire plug. Remember to be sure to perform the repair on level ground. The car engine should be off and the parking brake engaged.

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    • Wipe the surface of the tire with a rag to remove any loose dirt, rocks, or debris.

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    • Using the air compressor, air the tire up to the original recommended weight for the vehicle.

    • Air is expected to continue to leak out so do not worry if you cannot get it perfect.

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    • Use the air pressure gauge to make sure the tire is now aired up to its original pressure.

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    • Spray the surface of the tire completely with the soapy water.

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    • Look for tiny air bubbles forming from the leaking air and soap combination, this is where the hole is located.

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    • Once the hole is located, remove any foreign objects with the pliers if present.

    • Any object that is stuck in the tire, or puncturing the tire is considered a foreign object. These may include sharp objects, commonly seen as nails, screws, or pieces of metal.

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    • Insert the reamer into the puncture.

    • Work the reamer in and out while twisting to clean and prep the puncture.

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    • Put the plug into the insertion tool.

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    • Insert the plug into the punctured area, leaving about ¼ inch of the plug above the surface of the tire.

    • Yank the insertion tool so the plug remains in the tire, but the tool releases.

    • Cut the remaining plug so it is flush with the tire.

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    • Refill the tire to the proper pressure.

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    • Use the air pressure gauge to make sure that the tire is back to its original air pressure.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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i work at discount tire and this is not a department of transportation approved fix and and repuidiple tire dealer will tell you they cannot put a tire back on if they notice this

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