Introduction: How to Fix a Flat Car Tire
My car got a nail in the tire and rather than bring it to the garage to have them plug it, I did and took some pics.
This instructable will show you how to patch your car tire.
Step 1: Tools
- Car jack
- Lug wrench (or socket)
- Knife or Knips
- Patch kit
Step 2: Pull Out
Take the wheel off.
I jacked it up, removed the wheel.
Then I used a pair of pliers to pull the nail out.
Step 3: Reamed Out.
Ream the hole a few times with the reaming tool.
Don't go crazy with the reamer, you can make the hole to big for the plug to fit in.
Step 4: Plug Tuning
Insert the plug in to the plug tool, so the plug is centered.
Then cover the plug and tip of the tool with rubber cement.
Step 5: Keep Pluggin'
Now insert the plug in the hole all the way.
Step 6: Pull the Plug
Pull the plug tool out.
Cut the remaining plug off.
Let it dry and pump the tire back up.