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Driving to work I hear, "Thump, thump,Thump, thump,Thump, thump,Thump, thump. No tire pressure light. I stop and (I guess it was on the bottom.) do a walk around and see nothing. Drive another 200 feet, Thump, thump thump.
Pull over and see this.
That is a big piece of tie wire there. On the up side, I cannot remember the last time I changed a tire on the side of the road on my own car.
AND a while back I bought a socket and breaker bar and stowed it in the hole.
Question, does anyone know of a stowable improvement on the scissor jack?
Having a head lamp (Pelican 2760C) and a pair of gloves in the car made it a pretty simple task, even on the side of the road at 0500.
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A plug kit might serve you better. I have not seen fix a flat work on car tires, and I have seen quite a few. You may want to get a DC compressor too if you want to get back on the road with the repaired tire and not the pizza cutter.

Fix a flat maybe, might, kinda, sorta, potentially, slow a pinhole leak. Other that that, its pretty useless, and makes it REALLY REALLY hard on the person doing proper repair at a tire shop.
 

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Exactly. Plug will work extremely well if you do it correctly. Recommended to patch the inside as well but I have never done it and never had a plug fail even at speeds that will remain top secret. Fix-a-flat I have never tried and never will. I might hold the record for plugs in a single tire....6x....lol.

Don't think you will find a more compact lifting device than a scissor jack. I'm looking at the air bladder jacks and the air compressor/bottle jack combo. For simple jobs I actually prefer a scissor jack at home and leave the hydraulic jack in the corner of the garage.
 
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FixAFlat specifically says on the can it is for temporary usage only. It was never intended to be, nor has it ever been considered to be, a permanent solution. It is worth having on hand if you don't have a spare tire. And it should only be used to drive to get a new replacement tire.
 
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