Taking care of your car can be one of the hardest things to do. There are so many different parts and functions to be aware of. It feels like it is too much to handle at some points. Cars seem even more troublesome when you need to repair something out of the blue.
Everyone needs to repair their car some time, but when it is on the side of the road it can be more trouble than it is worth. If you spend a lot of time off-road, then you know those sudden repairs can happen more frequently. With all of the sharp rocks and odd angles, damage to your tires is the most likely thing to happen. So, what do you do if your tire is punctured or flat?
How to Fix a Flat When Off-Road
The first thing to do is to identify where the problem is. You can’t fix a flat until you identify where the leak is coming from. If your tire is flat but still has some air in it, then you might be able to patch it up. An easy trick to help you find the leak is to make a mix of soap and water if you can. The air escaping the tire will make bubbles in the soap wherever the leak is coming from. Once it is found, then it is time to plug or patch it up.
Small enough holes can be plugged up if you have a tire plug kit. Follow the instructions on your tire plug kit to get your tire back up on the road. If the hole is big enough that you need to patch it, then you should be careful as the process can be complicated. You shouldn’t drive at all if you can avoid it when your tire needs to be patched.