flat tire without spare
June 15, 2010 7:40 AM Subscribe
No spare tire in car!! Need advice on good 12 V (plug into cigarette lighter socket) tire inflater and fix-a-flat
posted by luvmywife to Travel & Transportation (19 answers total)
Seems many new cars are not including spare tires, to save money, space and weight. I asked how are we supposed to change a flat tire? The answer was, "You don't." You buy "fix-a-flat" and a 12 volt tire inflator that you always keep in your trunk. Those should work to get you to a service station or tire store, unless:
1. You're out in the boondocks or on a lonely stretch of freeway, where the fix a flat may not last until you get to a station.
2. The puncture is so large that the fix a flat won't plug it.
In either of these 2 scenarios, your solution is a cell phone.
Have any of you purchased a good tire inflator that isn't a piece of junk? Also, is one brand of fix-a-flat just as good as another?
I thank you all in advance