I had the unfortunate event of having a flat tire while driving with one of my kids yesterday! He was playing something electronic and oblivious to the fact anything was wrong. Thankfully I was able to pull over fast and get over as far as possible with my flashers on. I’m slightly terrified of another car hitting us while being pulled over on the side of the road. I called my husband and he answered right away. Swoon. He tells me I have a tire repair kit in my trunk and stays with me on the phone.
This kit has a mini air compressor and is the easiest thing ever. You plug it into the cigarette lighter in your car, put on the tire valve line and turn on the switch. That may be all the fix you need. But if not, there is also a bottle you can attach to the compressor kit that is filled with tire sealant. That is just a matter of unscrewing the lid and screwing it on the compressor. The compressor has a gauge. Within a matter of minutes I was back on the road and it felt completely fine. After the fix, you are not to drive more than 125 miles and keep it under 50mph with my particular kit that came with my car.
This doesn’t fix your tire, but it gets you home or to a tire repair place safely. I think the sealant needs to get cleaned out before too long so it doesn’t damage your tire sensor.
I got the car home and my husband found a screw in the tire and fixed it all up for me. I feel so much more comfortable having this simple kit in my car and I will make certain my kids have it when they get to driving. The less time they are out working on the side of the road, the better. I prefer them to practice changing tires in the driveway instead of the side of the road.