I have all that stuff, but I keep it in the garage.When using tire plug kits, should I also get a jack, jack stand, breaker bar, torque wrench, and a lug nut set for removing the tires?
I have all that stuff, but I keep it in the garage.
There's no need to remove the tire to use a plug. Just be careful not to bang your knuckles when you're removing the object from the tire, using the reaming tool, or placing the plug.
A jack can be useful to increase the amount of room you have to work between the tire and wheel well, but it's not strictly required. Just position the hole so that it's between the contact patch and the wheel well so you're not space constrained.
Think you might be the very special case where run flat tires makes sense.
Yup, that would be the technique. I haven't had the need to actually try it out (knock on wood) but you got it.I can feel the pain from just seeing that.
So I would assume you would have to move the tire enough to be near the bottom of the ground (for rear tires), or turn the wheels to the outside (for front tires), and then do the tire plugging?
Yup, that would be the technique. I haven't had the need to actually try it out (knock on wood) but you got it.
It's also why I would recommend carrying a tarp along with all your other tire tools since wherever you need to stop, it's probably not going to be nice and clean.
ok, so I am following this because I found a tiny pinhole in my rear driver side tire. I never tried a patch kit, but what about the foam? Are people using a patch kit from the outside when it should be done from the inside with foam in the tire?
I am willing to try a patch kit, but all this talk about patching from the inside makes me wonder if using a patch kit is the wrong thing to do.
Two different Mavis locations will not patch a Tesla. One sounded completely out of touch with reality. I don't think anyone here knows what to do, or worse, they say they know and will fork it up.
DId you do it without taking out the wheels?
Easier to swipe the card for me. Less than .5 sec. plus you can leave it up for your next trip.Every time I leave the garage I press the right button and say "Display tire pressure". Within 1 1/2 blocks it's there. Press the button twice to retire it. You will notice a slow leak that way long before the alert.
This kit and throw a 9V battery in it.Ok this is a great thread. I didn't know how the rubber cement making it easier to insert.
Question for the group, what other tools should I have in the car? Flathead screw driver? Any wrench? I know keeping a 9v in your belongings will help you open the frunk in case of dead 12v. Does anyone actually practice that?
This kit and throw a 9V battery in it.