Tire Repair Kits: What You Need to Know
It’s pouring rain outside, you’re already late to work and traffic is a disaster! Then that’s when it happens.. The worst imaginable: POP! There goes your tire. You stop to inspect the tires and there it is … the nail. “No big deal, I have a spare!” You say to yourself. However, when you reach into the trunk, there’s no spare. In its place is a small device with a gauge and a power plug – voila! It’s the tire repair kit.
Car manufacturers haven’t stopped equipping many cars with a spare tire. More and more cars now have a tire repair kit instead of a spare tire. Reason being is to save fuel, space and it can also be dangerous to switch your tire on the side of the road, but in unexpected moments, it’s much easier to use the repair kit versus changing out a tire for a spare.
A tire repair kit, also called an inflator or mobility kit, takes up the least amount of space in a trunk because no spare is involved. Instead, drivers get a kit consisting of an air compressor with an attached hose and an integrated bottle of a thick, sticky sealant. Now, most people would probably be thrown off by the idea of a sealant fixing a huge tire. Well it’s actually pretty simple and extremely durable.
In the event of a flat tire, the driver attached the inflator-kit hose to the valve stem of the tire. As it turns on, it injects the sealant into the tire. Afterward, the compressor is used to inflate the tire. The biggest advantage is not having to jack up the car while praying that you have enough muscle to change the flat with the spare.
The cool part about the tire repair kit is that it’s optional. All Dodge Models come with the option to either have the spare tire or the repair kit, just depends on what the buyer prefers.
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