Getting a flat tire is likely to happen at one point or another. That's why it's good to know what to do to get your car rolling smoothly again. At Ray Price Stroud Ford, we strive to keep Stroudsburg, East Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, and Easton drivers informed on how they can properly maintain their car.

To learn all about the process of fixing a flat tire, keep on reading our comprehensive How to Fix a Flat Tire guide today!

How to Repair a Flat Tire

If you hit a curb and notice poor handling or even a flapping sound coming from one of your tires, you likely have a flat tire. Before you decide to attach a spare, though, one option is to plug it using a tire plug kit.

Step 1: Locate the Leak

If your tire has a minor puncture from a nail or other debris, there will be a leak that you'll have to locate and plug up.

In some cases, you may be able to visually inspect the tire to find a physical puncture. However, there may be times when the puncture isn't immediately obvious. In that case, just fill up the tire and pinpoint any kinds of hissing sounds from escaping air.

Step 2: Loosen the Lug Nuts of the Tire

Now it's time to loosen the lug nuts from the tire, but don't remove them. After the nuts are loosened, you'll want to lift the car up with a jack. Once you have the car in a steady position, you can remove the wheel.

Step 3: Clean the Puncture

Once you've removed the wheel from the wheelbase, it's time to prepare the puncture to be filled up.

The first step to preparing the puncture is to clean it with something called a rasp tool. If you're using a tire repair kit, this should be included with the package.

Simply push the rasp in and out of the hole several times to remove dirt or other debris to ensure a proper fit for the rubber plug.

Step 4: Fill in the Hole

Once you've properly cleaned your tire, it's time to fill it in with the rubber plug in your kit.

Simply apply an adhesive to the plug and insert it into the hole in your tire. Let the plug sit for a few minutes to allow it to fully set before continuing on with the repair process.

Step 5: Refill Your Tire

Once your plug has set, it's time to refill your tire back to the target tire pressure. Consult your owner's manual to find the ideal tire pressure for your specific tires.

Step 6: Find Permanent Replacements for Your Tires

Once you're back on the road with a repaired tire, it's time to get the affected tire fully replaced.

While a tire repair can be an effective short-term solution, your tire won't be able to stand extended use after the repair. It's best to visit a service center to have your tire replaced to ensure you have sturdy tires long into the future.

When You Have a Flat Tire, Visit Ray Price

Having a flat tire isn't ideal, but it's easy to get back on the road with a quick fix. When you're done with the repair, just come visit us at Ray Price Stroud Ford, and we can replace your tire quickly.

If you're a driver in the East Stroudsburg, Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley, Nazareth, or Easton area, schedule an appointment with our service center today!

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