Cars have a tendency of breaking down with little or no notice. Sometimes, you will be cruising on a solitary part of the highway and suddenly, you have a puncture. You may not be in a position to call for road rescue services. Therefore, you will have to repair that tire on your own. It is recommended that whenever you are going on a long journey, you carry an emergency tire repair kit, because you never know.
How do you know what should go into the emergency tire repair kit? It is very simple really, because you don’t need to know at all. Just order your kit online and you will be surprised that it is so affordable, costing even less than $20. This can save you on a rainy day. It will also help you save money because that is exactly the same cost that you would pay to have your tire repaired at a repair shop.
What does the repair kit contain?
It will contain everything that is needed to repair a tire. For example, it has an inflator (12 volts), tire sealant, two adapters, air valve with an easy to remove cap, one ball needle. With the compressor of this kit having an inbuilt gauge, you can never exceed the needed pressure. In addition, the locking nozzle of the compressor allows you to input air easily.
How good is the DIY emergency tire repair?
Well, this depends, not on the kit but on you. You can be assured however that if you do the repair as it should be done, it will be permanent. Before you buy the kit, look online for user reviews, see what people say about different kits and you will see that indeed, you can do a permanent repair on the tire.
According to most people, you will do tire repair two or three times a year, but that is in Europe. If you are driving in Africa, say for example on the rough roads of Zambia, you will do many repairs a year, and every time you go to the repair shop, it will be money spent. If you do your own tire repair, you will spend more time on it, you will do it better than a hired technician. After all, this is your lovely car, and you would like the repaired tire to go for as long as possible.
Reasons why the emergency flat tire repair kits are gaining popularity
- They are handy in case of a temporary tear on the tire
- Eco friendly
- User friendly as they do not require one to have any technical background
- Convenient and time saving
- Complete user instructions
- Easy to carry around
The downside of the Emergency flat tire repair kits
It is true that the emergency flat tire repair kits are convenient especially for drivers and car owners who possess little or no flat tire replacement skills and people who do not wish to waste time replacing the tire. However, emergency flat tire repair kits can be disastrous because the sealant can spread all over the wheel’s internal tube and create a messy build up. The kits can only seal a tiny and temporary hole along the tread that has a diameter of less 6mm. A wider diameter might require replacing the entire tire.
This is an emergency-only kit
Most Africans will buy this kit and use the compressor for their all time pressure needs. That is not right and it will lead to the kit wearing out faster. It is an emergency repair kit, to stay in the car and be used only in emergencies.