1. Home
  2. Advice
  3. Tags
  4. flat tires

Showing articles & questions for topic
flat tires

Related articles

How to Use Fix-a-Flat
Flat tires are an inevitable part of owning a car....
How to Put Air in Your Car Tires
Tire maintenance is part of responsible vehicle ownership and maintenance. Your tires are the one component on your car that is always in contact with the...
How to Check Your Tires for Air Leaks
Your tires go through a lot of abuse on the road in order for your ride to be smooth, quiet, comfortable, and safe. Taking care of...
How to Know What Tires to Buy
Your vehicle requires traction in order to accelerate, brake efficiently, and maintain control when you are steering. In order to do those things well, you need to own...
How to Fix a Flat Tire
Knowing how to fix a flat tire on a car is part of being a safe driver. Driving on flat tires is dangerous so it's smart to repair flat tires quickly.
How to Put a Patch on a Punctured Tire
Getting a flat tire can put a damper on your day...

Related questions

Question
When you take a valve core out, about how long does it take until the tire is flat?
The air will leak out in less than 30 seconds depending on how big a tire is and the volume and pressure the tire holds. A larger truck tire will take longer than a small low profile tire due to...
Question
Bubble in the side of my tire.
When you get a bubble in the side of a tire it is caused when the tire side wall inner and outer wall is separated or damaged. The inner part of the tire is allowing air pressure to reach the...
Question
How do you change a tire
Follow your owners manual for spare tire install and to locate your jack, lug wrench and spare tire in the trunk area. As a general rule you should apply parking brake or clock wheels from vehicle rolling. Loosen lug nuts,...
Question
Bubble on tire
Anytime a bubble forms on a tire means the tire cores have separated and air has got to the surface on the outside layer. This is a dangerous chance to have a tire to blow at any time. Try and...
Question
Repairing my flat tire - 1999 Toyota Sienna
Most tire stores are not allowed to repair a tire with a plug anymore due to the possibility of damaging the internal cords of the tire. They would have to remove the tire and patch it from the inside. A...
Question
Put donut on.but it won't spin
You have either put the spare tire space saver on backwards or you have one that is not compatible with your car. If turning it around does not fix it then you will need to have the tire repaired or...
Question
I have a nail in my tire, its pressure is at 23. Should I put air in it until I get to the shop in the morning?
You did great in finding the nail in your tire in the first place; usually the problem goes undetected and can cause serious issues. Before the vehicle is driven, the tire pressure must be at the proper inflation level. I...
Question
Flat tire, not sure what to do
Hello, thanks for writing in. You should not drive the car on the flat tire or else you will ruin the tire and rim. You should have a spare tire in the trunk that can be put on in the...
Question
Got a flat tire had to get it plugged. Tires are under warranty but dealership said it has to be leaking
Yes, this is a sound repair. I don't call any repair permanent as a matter of principle. If the repair was done appropriately, it will last the life of the tire. The dealership would make the same repair. If that...
Question
I have a screw in my front tire. Can I park on it tonight before going to the tire shop ASAP tomorrow morning!
What you should do is spray the screw with some soapy water to see if you see any air bubbles indicating a leak. If you do not see a leak then try and move the screw side to side to...
Question
My car is making a loud grinding noise when idle.
Hi there. Check the engine and transmission mounts for any looseness or damage. As the vehicle ages, the mounts tend to wear out causing the engine and transmission to vibrate the cab. When the heat is off, the squirrel cage...
Question
OK the other day I had a bad blow out and took out some working it's all there and some connected still but my car isn't starting
Question sent to CS for having someone view your vehicle's condition after a blow out and tearing out some wiring to the headlights.
Question
Mid-tire change, my car broke down on the jack and is currently sitting outside my apartment with the rim/etc on the ground
Your fastest option will be to request spare tire installation or flat fix. In the course of that, the brake rotor and any other parts that might have contacted the ground will be inspected for damage. If you attempt to...
Question
As I drive there is a loud thump noise in my rear driver side tire.
The description of the noise you hear is most likely a tire has a separation in the tread. The tire will still hold air but the tire will be coming apart between the treads. You should have the tire checked...
Question
I had. Flat tire now my service advance Trac and service power steering assist came across my dash and now I have no power steerin
When you had the flat tire you may have damaged one of the steering component s and the wheel speed sensor on that wheel. You should have the systems scanned for codes and front end checked for any damages from...
Question
Flat tire is stuck on vehicle. what is the best way to remove
If you have the vehicle raised and the lug nuts remove and the rim is stuck on the vehicle then it will take some power kicks to the sides of the rim to break the tire loose. Try to put...
Question
storing nephew's car...tires going flat..need someone to come out add air
Hello, thank you for writing in. Yes we can send someone out to take a look at the tires, fill them up, and make sure the vehicle is set for storage. There are several considerations you may want to make...
Question
Nail in tire. Been driving with it. Slowly leaking. Left to park for now. Is the tire unrepairable to a point?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The tires need to be evaluated a little further before we justify getting a new one put on, or patching it. Take a look at the tread, and make sure it is evenly worn...
Question
My audi q3 needs only one one tire replaced. It is a 2016 model with less than 5k miles. Will I still need to replace all 4 tires
Hello, thank you for writing in. While most will tell you replacing all four tires is necessary under most circumstances, if the other 3 tires are in good condition, replacing just the flat tire is acceptable. The problem with replacing...
Question
Front tire went flat after a turn into a parking lot on my 2011 Kia Optima after trying to inflat liquid came out of the tire near
This could be a damaged tire bead or damaged rim near the leak. You will need to have tire removed and tire and rim inspected for damages.

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question