Fix-a-Flat really works. It's safe to store in your car and can survive blistering heat and freezing temperatures.
All you need to know now is how to use the thing. What are you waiting for?
How to Use Fix-a-Flat on a Flat Tire
Fix-a-Flat is almost entirely self explanatory. It can repair tires. But like all things simple, it's the little things that can clog up the works.
Get ready to save the day:
- Pull over to a safe area.
- Remove the black cap from the valve stem (the nipple that the air comes in through).
- Put the cap in a safe place, you'll need to put it back on when you're done.*
- Screw the can of Fix-a-Flat onto the valve stem, you'll hear it start to fill the tire with air.
- When it stops filling, unscew the can and replace the valve stem cap.
- Drive the car right away. The sealant in the magic can needs to circulate evenly inside the tire to fill the leaky hole and ride evenly.
- Plug the hole yourself or take it to the shop.
IMPORTANT: Remember that Fix-a-Flat is designed to get you to a safe place only and should never be considered a permanent tire repair. Fix the hole properly as soon as possible.
If you have your tire repaired at a shop, be sure to tell them you used Fix-a-Flat. They need to know that your tire is filled with aerosol gases and not just air.
*Your valve stem caps keep debris from clogging the valve, and keep water and ice from collecting. Both could cause problems in an emergency.