Getting a flat tire is probably one of a driver’s biggest motoring gripes. And if you have no idea where your car jack is or where to put it, tire sealing kits are your best bet when it comes to dealing with a flat tire.
Unless you want to wait for a tow truck, or attempt to change the tire yourself, tire sealant kits are fairly inexpensive and easy to use. Reading the instructions and being familiar with how the product works before you set off on a long journey will give you peace of mind if you do get stranded.
We are recommending a range of tire sealant kits, from simple aerosol cans to more advanced sealant kits. See which one you’d be more comfortable using in an emergency before committing to buying.
A very well-known brand here, Fix-a-Flat has been around since the ’70s, which means it is pretty trustworthy and reliable. A good product if your car happens to use tire-pressure-monitoring sensors in the wheel, as the manufacturers’ state this product is 100% sensor-safe to use.
Another aerosol can sealant here from Penray, which has good reviews from consumers and is easy to use. Just attach the small hose into your tire’s air pressure gauge and spray away.
This is a sensible piece of kit as it combines a sealant in aerosol form with a compact compressor to make sure that you get a decent seal and added pressure. A really good price too and we like the compact little kit which is easily stored.
This aerosol-based sealant has some really good reviews on Amazon but most of them recommend you follow the instructions to the letter, to ensure a good seal. Still a good option for those who might be nervous about tackling a flat tire on their own.
Another aerosol and compact compressor kit here but this one from Fix-A-Flat does everything in one go, so you get the air pressure filled into the tire whilst it is being sealed at the same time.
Specific brands that manufacture their tire inflating kits to their models are a little more expensive and of course, can only be used on that particular model, but there’s never a question of not enough pressure so you can rest assured it will work.
This tire sealant kit from Continental can easily seal any typical road punctures whilst adding the suitable amount of air pressure, to 43 psi (3.0 bar) and so long as the tire dimension is within the recommended application range.
If you want a more permanent solution to your tire flats, how about forking out an extra 20 dollars for this tire repair kit that allows you to learn how to plug a puncture forever? This kit gives you everything you need although it is not recommended for tires that are reaching the end of their life.