Fix-a-Flat for Flat Tires

How many of you have gotten a flat tire and had to wait for help? It happened to me, as I drive a lot. I knew how to change a tire but I am 73 years old and didn't have the strength. I went into the automotive section and saw this can of "FIX A FLAT". I bought a can, just in case I did have a flat again.

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It is very easy to use. Knowing it works, I keep a couple of cans in my car. I also use it for my lawn tractor and boat tires. This is a temporary fix until you get it fixed or buy a new tire.

By roadrouser from Atlantic, VA

July 1, 20110 found this helpful

Fix-a-Flat, does work great. But it has one draw-back. If you use it too many times on the same tire it will not work anymore. I know this because we had been using it one one of our lawn tractor tires. We used it many times and it always worked great. Now, however, it won't work anymore on that tire because it has too much of the Fix-a-Flat stuff in the tire. Time to buy a new tire! LOL

I also keep a couple of cans in the car and a couple in the shed for the rest of the tractor tires. But we learned that it can only be used a few times before it becomes time to replace the tire.

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful

My tire people say they despise fix-a-flat and recommend a can of compressed air for fixing emergency flats instead. When Fix-A-Flat is used, it makes it difficult or impossible to find the leak and therefore to plug the leak. So, carry a can of compressed air, and if that doesn't get you to the garage, only then use the Fix-A-Flat. The people at the tire store also said Fix-A-Flat does something else negative (can't remember what) to make it either harmful or dangerous for them; anyway, they don't like it. I myself have used both air and Fix-a-Flat.

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July 1, 20110 found this helpful

The only negative to fix a flat is if you use it in you car tire, you have to let the guy who repairs your tire know. it is extremely dangerous to the fellows changing/repairing the tire. That stuff "blows out" all over the place and can harm the changer. It does work great but dangerous on the repairman. Larry

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July 2, 20110 found this helpful

Check with the tire company. For true or not, I was told that it can be very bad (destroy) some of the newer tires.

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July 3, 20110 found this helpful

One other thought: if your car has sensors in the tires to check air pressure (like mine does.) Fix a flat will ruin the sensors. My tire guys told me never to use it as a new sensor ($300-400) is more expensive than a tire service call.

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