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Turkey day tire drama!
My wife sent me out to Wally world to get another pumpkin pie and the passenger side rear was flat!Bummer!So I got out the flooor jack and put on the 16 inch donut.I drove to Wally world and bought the pie along with a can of fix a flat with slime and took it over to Get Go to fill the tire with air.I drove home and switched out the donut for the tire.Luckily the weather is great for this time of year,55 degrees and sunny compared to last year when it was cold and wet!I will have the tire fixed properly soon.
Flats never happen at a convenient time, it seems.
Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
Once most types of flat fix stuff in put into a tire, the chances of getting it fixed properly is something like "slim" and "none". The chemical change to the inner lining after fix a flat is used prevents a normal type patch from bonding to the rubber. The tire is probably trash.
It says right on the can to get it back out and have tire fixed quickly. Some shops will charge extra to fix a tire with fix-a-flat in it............ Makes quite a mess that needs washed.
I hate flat fix from having dealt with that crap when servicing tires, what a mess to clean up !!!
You end up having to wash all that slop out of the tire, off the tire machine etc, just no fun at all.....
Many cars (I've seen Dodge, Chevy, and Honda) don't even have a donut spare. They come with an air compressor with a can of fix-a-flat built right into it...............
Never got it out of the trunk. Don't know if the can was replaceable or not.......... probably not.
There are some new ones coming out..........