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How to Fix a Flat Tire EASY (Everything you need to know)

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Learn how to Fix a Flat Tire yourself so you can get back on the road! I show the entire process of fixing a flat tire from how to inflate the flat tire, how to find the leak in the tire, to how to plug the tire so you can fill it up with air and drive on it safely. Tools used: 12v Air Pump (cheap): http://amzn.to/2dX2CwT 12v Air Pump (better quality):http://amzn.to/2eVv2VA Tire Plug Kit: http://amzn.to/2dKNBuE Can of air/sealant: http://amzn.to/2f7Nxvd Screw removal pliers: http://amzn.to/2dKRG2a Digital Tire Pressure Gauge: http://amzn.to/2eTw1pk Jack: http://amzn.to/2eIbnt2 Soapy Wooder: http://chrisfixed.com/store.php → Become a ChrisFix Subscriber: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 → Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisfixit → Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 → Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com → My Channel Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Week** Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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H Cc (2 hours ago)
"Soapy Wooder".....LMAO!!!!
Vika Eremeeva (15 hours ago)
not trying to be a downer but you should really just take your tire to a shop... it'll cost you maybe $5-10 more than the shitty fix-a-flat or the plug kit to get your tire repaired professionally and permanently. I know this because I'm a Firestone mechanic and i usually do at least one patch per day. The method shown here can hold for years if you are lucky. You could also hit a pothole and it'll blow out right away ( actually happened to my mom whom i had to go rescue on a lunch break). A tire shop will take your tire off, and put in a patch and plug combo. We also use an die grinder to smooth the hole from the inside, apply galvanizing cement, stitch the plug and seal it with bead sealer. It's a PERMANENT repair. Plugs come out all the time, and for the price of the patch, it's inexpensive enough to just take to a shop. They will also balance the tire for you (at least we do at firestone), which you cannot do at home
Habanero House (16 hours ago)
(1) Using a block of wood on your jack is dangerous as it may crack. Always use steel on steel. Never wood on steel or wood on aluminum. (2) The tire only needs to be a few inches off the ground not 3-feet! (3) Wood for the tires to prevent them from rolling is of course a good idea.
Will Marks (1 day ago)
soapy wooder sounds like a happy pig XD
Siriusly Black (1 day ago)
Removing the nail from tyre are one of the most satisfying things I’ve seen.
Audio Reinforcement (1 day ago)
very handy, thank you sir! keep it up, God bless
Kevin In life (1 day ago)
Ok right
Logan Johnson (2 days ago)
Leave a like if you watch and dont actually own a car
george webster (2 days ago)
8:00 I’m gonna grab my reamer and force it into the hole, now move the reamer up and down. Then you lube it up. I literally fell off my couch laughing.
Shane Wimer (3 days ago)
eye on the tire lol
live stream online (3 days ago)
Dare you to pump up a tire with a hand pump.
Otella Hobson (4 days ago)
I am glad I subscribed
Kind (4 days ago)
I don't even have a license and just seeing how you explain everything in such detail makes me wanna buy a car.... Keep up the good job....
MyEyesBled (5 days ago)
Any ideas on how to do an emergency plug repair on Tesla’s Continental Run Silent Tires? They have a thick foam pad the covers the entire inner surface of the tire, thus preventing the rope plug from making a proper seal on the inside of the tire.
BOBINGTON (5 days ago)
Having a bad car day? Don’t worry cris fix is on the way!!
Newfie Led Man (6 days ago)
i had 11 plugs in my tire and drove it for a year never had any problems .
Tracey Mitchell (6 days ago)
I check the tires on my moterbikes to see how much air there is
John Williams (6 days ago)
is it tubeless tyre?
JQ Bell (7 days ago)
Chris's edits are dope ASF tho
regular _ (8 days ago)
All you need is soapy wooder
Pete Pesina (8 days ago)
Great/Job...
Great tip, very useful video, hello from Brasil my friend!
iharetardi (9 days ago)
How to fix flat tire Buy a new tire
Kledio Collari (9 days ago)
8:22 preparing the hole for the plug lol
Cory Bates (9 days ago)
That was arusing
DieMaus (9 days ago)
Chris is the only person who carrys so many tools in his trunk. I really wonder why...
PETAR GAMEPLAY (9 days ago)
On my car when you plug in the power 12v when you start the car the compressor will have a more power
jai ær en ku (10 days ago)
But what if all of your tires EXPLODED
Henry Ostman (10 days ago)
I think that changing a flat should be demonstrated by every candidate driver before they are licensed. That will keep mechanical idiots off the road and will force manufacturers to supply better quality jacks and wrenches.
Henry Ostman (11 days ago)
I really suggest that you carry a breaker bar (a long one) and the right socket for your lugs, you also might need an extension (generally a short one) in your car. You can buy one fairly cheap at harbor freight or some such. Short of that, a piece of steel pipe that will fit over the wrench that came with the car will give you a little more grunt, be careful here, some of the original equipment wrenches can't take much twist. This goes double if you drive a truck or a SUV, those nutz are on with over 120 ft/lbs of torque, most guys will need a 20" or 24" breaker to 'break' these especially if they've been on for a while. Girls might want to bring their boyfriend or father. Good idea too is to take these tools out now and then and inventory and wipe with an oily cloth, rusty tools are no fun. Another thing to carry is some cheap work gloves (cheap so you can toss if they get nasty) and a short roll of hand towels (carry is a zip bag). AAA membership will pay for itself with one flat.
Tactical Bus Driver (11 days ago)
where's the part on how to use a scissor jack ??????
VATSIM ATC UK (13 days ago)
4:26 pretty sure that’s the wrong side to block off Chris!
Diamond Realm (13 days ago)
Fix a flat doesn’t really damage the tire it’s just a pain to clean the tire and wheel to be able to patch it from the inside
LynnGryphon (13 days ago)
Those portable air compressors are amazing. Got one for my birthday and I legit started hopping in place in excitement
Frank Andrijeski (13 days ago)
Hi Chris. Thank you for your vids. You do a great job. If you plug a tire, doesn’t that damage the belt of the radial tire? Hence it is better to have it patched?
ChrisFix (13 days ago)
Correct
Mattisawesome YT (13 days ago)
I don’t even own a car but I’m still watching this XD
Derrickm02 (14 days ago)
Used to have a 07 kawasaki kfx400 fourwheeler, crazy power and got a puncture a few months after buying, patched it with a kit like this, and have never had an issue with it since. been nearly 11 years since and still fine
battle bros (14 days ago)
Chris I guess you could say you're tire was screwed. Get it?
battle bros (14 days ago)
+ChrisFix I am your biggest fan!!!!! I always wanted to meet you!!!!!
ChrisFix (14 days ago)
Lol
Pranav Datar (15 days ago)
👍👍👍 keep it up
chris your car v8 or v6
Diego Navarro (15 days ago)
Plugging a tire is extremely easy and ik from experience and I’m only 15 I grew up with a mechanic dad and I’m still learning chrisfix help me learn EdUcAtIoNaL
Tom Carrick (15 days ago)
The amount of innuendos in this video is killing me.
Jonny Hernandez (15 days ago)
You were just cleaning the tire lol
Elliot Hogben (15 days ago)
I've driven on a tyre plug for 9 months
instructions unclear, buttplug stuck in tire
Derpy_iBuu_An!mat0r. (16 days ago)
*Engine block melts* "hey guys! Chrisfix here!"
Doctor Mobster (17 days ago)
I love ChrisFix he makes everything SO easy haha!
YX5KYAN -Gameplays (17 days ago)
This is usefull for my dad because he sometimes get a flat tirewhile the road trip
Part 4: so yeah I almost got to class late and I’m only a kid so I hope you enjoyed reading the other 3 passages. thank you all so much for reading!
Part 3: it was a 2015 Toyota Venza XLE and almost a month after she purchased it a maintenance guy was not looking where he was driving and my mom accidentally hit him but he said it her even though It was not her fault! >:(. She had damage to her front bumper! and I almost broke my new iPhone se because of the idiotic man I was so furious and my mom was too.
Part 2: I said “my neck was hurting badly!” And the truck driver was so sad and sorry. My mom was thankful he was sorry she forgave him my mom called 911 and they almost had to take me to the hospital but my mom said that try an ice pack first. The next day my neck was in even worse condition and I had to miss school and I went a doctors office and they said I was not injured I was relieved almost a month after the crash my mom had got a new crossover
On 8.15.2018 my mother’s 2012 Toyota Corolla LE got rear ended badly we both survived this was after I got a haircut the crash was caused by a dumb woman because she in a hatchback and she hit the brakes too early my mom barely had enough time to brake and a pickup driver was driving too fast and accidentally wrecked my moms vehicle my drink flew everywhere. I was surprised how the fuel tank was not ruptured and no axles were broken.she only had a headache and I got my neck seriously hurt and the family cupcakes were destroyed.
Levi Henry (17 days ago)
Just so everyone knows if you patch your tire the way he did and then later try to get it fixed at a tire shop they will refuse to fix it. Those are supposed to be last resort. If you can use your spare to get to a tire shop then do so. It’s only like 20 bucks to get it fixed if not free
FlawlessOldie (18 days ago)
8:34 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
SuperMan19867 (18 days ago)
thx my air escape from the cap
JohnyMST (19 days ago)
there's no need to fix a flat tire. it's only flat on the bottom anywayy
brent The gamer (19 days ago)
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Weese (19 days ago)
Plugs are a temporary fix and usually destroy the tire. Any good tire shop won't patch it after a plug was done. Plugs are just to get you where you're going as a last ditch effort before getting a tow. You should do a video on how to preform an internal patch. They are quite easy and much safer.
Weese (19 days ago)
+ChrisFix Also I just noticed this is a 2016 video. I blame YouTube for putting it in my sub feed...
Weese (19 days ago)
+ChrisFix Harbor freight has some cheap hand bead separators. True on low profile or sport tires you won't be able to get them off by hand, but even with access to the machine it's usually easier to just press the tire on by hand and pop it off real quick with the tire iron. Also only one bead needs to come off for a patch. You are correct, plugs "usually" are fine for a long time. When they are not they can be quite dangerous. I've seen one blow out of a tire across the room, and the tire didn't even have weight on it. I love the videos and am not saying you're wrong. Just think a patch video would be a great addition to this one!
ChrisFix (19 days ago)
Thanks but no one has a tire machine at home. You are correct about plugs but in reality they last and work. I’ve even drifted on plugs down to the belt with no issues.
I'M Not Player (19 days ago)
extraordinary way, its very helpfull thanks Chrish, godbless!!
Zaid Alzubaidi (20 days ago)
الشرح رائع
Shifan Mirshad (20 days ago)
From my experience we can fix it without removing the tyre isn’t it?
Shamira Qureshi (20 days ago)
"hEy GuY's ChRiS fiX hErE"
Vanja Djuric (20 days ago)
Haha i read thumbnail like Fiat Tire
Sukrith Anekar (20 days ago)
Who is watching in2019
Truth Lover (20 days ago)
Good
FirstName LastName (20 days ago)
Soapy *wooder*
OWEN HALL (21 days ago)
They make plugs for your tubeless tiers on your bike.
Ether (22 days ago)
That is the worst way to fix a tire. However it is ok for a temp fix.
Dino Jovanov (23 days ago)
I have driven on a plugged tire 10000 miles and over 130 mph and haven't had any problems.
Kabloosh (23 days ago)
Hmm... It's like 40 bucks and like 30 minutes to have someone else plug and patch it. I think for this job it's worth paying for it over doing it yourself. Still useful to see how it is done though.
Keops PS (23 days ago)
Chris: "And I have a little trick" Me: Spit!? Chris: " Soapy water" .....ohh
Tw!st3d D!gg3r (23 days ago)
Fix a flat is very good if you are on the side of a dangerous place like interstates or busy highways. Changing a tire to a spare can be deadly if you are struck by a fast moving vehicle. Using these types of inflators is great if you need to get out of a dangerous place fast. It is better to quickly inflate and drive to a less populated road than it is to try to change out to your spare. Life is worth sacrificing a tire or even a wheel. If you are on a very busy road and don't have anything to get you to a safe place... drive on the damn wheel. Your life is worth the extra cash you will spend replacing a wheel or even less a tire. Screw what anyone tells you! Get to a safe place, either far off the shoulder of a highway or to the nearest tire shop. I cannot tell you enough how important it is to repair a flat where it is safe. Ask any highway patrol or state trooper and they will tell you that your safety is worth more than any wheel or tire is.
Jonathan Dunlop (23 days ago)
3:00 I found some of that in a tire I had to replace, so naturally I smelled it. When there’s a lot it smells like bad cheese. Enjoy your completely useless information
scyth625 (24 days ago)
This is good advice. If you carry these 3 options in your trunk you will never get a flat tire in the first place. My last can of air/sealant rusted and wouldn't spray. If by chance you do get a flat be forewarned they come in 3 or 4 at a time. BTW great video Chris. I like your advice to go check it out now or you will get a flat tomorrow.
alejandro vargas (25 days ago)
Flex seal now that a lot of damage!
drummie 25 (25 days ago)
Did he intentionally pop the tire, or did it pop when he drove there
Meme Car (26 days ago)
Damn, my truck is missing the OEM gloves that it came with when I bought it! Guess I'll call AAA
GTA MODS 4 FREE (27 days ago)
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah who doesn't know how to change a tire i am 14 years old and i did an engine rebuild for my 1996 peugeot 406
Ghafar Momand (27 days ago)
Good job man. Thank you
Know TheTruth (27 days ago)
Your videos are awesome. You are very good at what you do. Your explanation of how to fix and demonstration is amazing. Keep up the good work.. I'll be looking for u ou for any fix... 😜
brandon breeze (28 days ago)
Here in Australia the plug kits are illegal to use
Siddarth Grewal (29 days ago)
So Side cutters and a plier's are also a necessity for the toolbox?
Pankwan Khurdumrung (29 days ago)
Bo
Joshua Mavour (30 days ago)
hey chris fix
Marius (30 days ago)
7:50 that was so satisfying
Random videos (30 days ago)
8:13 +ChrisFix that's what she said...Wait a second, why are you so good at that?
Famous75 (30 days ago)
I knew how to replace but I don’t know about plugs or the soapy water meta.
Dylan Green (1 month ago)
Some times you have to use your salvia to check the valve stem or other areas of co concern
SCP - 049 (1 month ago)
were you a mechanic???????
1980udu what (1 month ago)
Christ is should make a vid about changing a trunk lach
Nelson Araujo (1 month ago)
I think you are ready for your ASE master Mechanic certification
Jacob Dominguez (1 month ago)
Absolutely love your videos.. ive had so many problems with cars and id tell myself “ lets go see if chris fix can fix this “ and sure enough , you can 😂 , keep it up man!
Gabriel Regalado (1 month ago)
He’s always happy because he has a standard mustang lol
I kinda wana flat my tire so I can do this
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
lol, patience David... It happens to all of us one day!
Gatorboy 2424 (1 month ago)
BUBBLES:)
Be happy (1 month ago)
perfect...
Calvin Laudrensio (1 month ago)
Is it safe to drive long distances with plug tires?
junior scoggins (1 month ago)
4.4M comments good job...
Hector Arancibia (1 month ago)
Awesome video for women
Hector Arancibia (1 month ago)
+ChrisFix when you made this vid, did you have the drift setup installed?
ChrisFix (1 month ago)
Awesome video for anyone.
you can ride 3 years with plugs

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