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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 26, 2012
The 'peace of mind' factor is huge for some, like me, who dont have the back of a 20 year old, when we used to be able to throw one tire off and another on in 15 minutes like 'A Christmas Story'. You wont be saying Fudge, or the other word, if you use these.

The key: buy a few. One will sometimes do it, but if its a nasty flat or ina weird spot, sometimes one can will run out before the tire is sealed and inflated enough to limp off to the nearest tire store.

It took three cans once but I fixed a nasty flat enough to get home in a place where changing a tire is dangerous, meaning, just about anywhere other cars are traveling.

Works well, but get a few. Peace of Mind. Think dark road with heavy traffic. Time to whip out the jack? No! Inflate the tire and get out of there. You wont scream Fudge like Ralphie.
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18 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2011
Yes, this product works. It will fix the flat temporarily. But there are side effects of using this product. It has dangerous carcinogenic chemicals. The tire repair shop refused to repair the tire once I used this product. Reason, because the this thing will damage TPMS, it is a hazardous chemical. It is hard to balance the wheel which has Fix a flat in it. A total flush may be required to clean the product of the tire. Most repair shop wont do that for you. I ended up buying a new pair of tires as there was no way to fix it.
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25 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on October 19, 2010
This stuff ruined the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) sensor in my tire. Can only be replaced at dealership. Costly repair
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 4, 2013
I had the hose fall apart and hit me in the eye. These things can be dangerous. Wear safety goggles !
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20 of 29 people found the following review helpful
on August 14, 2010
This did fill up my tire. The problem lies when I tried to have it patched afterward. ALL the places that I called refused to repair my tire with the Fix-A-Flat in it. To quote the guy at Firestone, "Always use the spare. I'm sorry I can't help you." I now must buy new tires for my car. Thanks Fix-A-Flat!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2011
I had a flat tire, and I knew the tire had to be replaced since the side was punctured previously. I emptied one of these babies in my bad tire, went to a gas station, filled to proper pressure, and guess what? I am still using the same tire. This was about a month ago. This stuff fixed the flat tire.
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on January 3, 2015
So I just got back from a somewhat stressful adventure... My rear tire somehow formed a hole in the sidewall while it was parked in the driveway... This stuff clearly states on the can that it will NOT repair a hole in the sidewall of a tire, but I decided to try it anyway... I hooked it up and pressed the button and about a minute later PRESTO, I had a halfway inflated tire that seemed to be holding air... The can says to immediately drive the car several miles to warm up the tire and set the seal, so I decided to try to drive it to my local tire shop which is about 9.5 miles away by highway.... Out in the boondocks amongst farm fields as far as the eye can see...

So off I went... At first everything seemed fine, but I decided to only go 50mph on the highway just to be safe (much to the dismay of other drivers, one of which "flipped me the bird")... I was almost there, about 8 miles into my journey when all of a sudden I heard a strange humming noise.... then.... BAM! Flap flap flap flap flap..... I pulled over on the side of the highway and saw my tire sidewall had been shredded and was smoking from the sudden decompression...

"Ah, crap" I thought, as I reached into my pocket to grab my cellphone... It was about this time that the horror began to set in... I HAD FORGOTTEN IT AT HOME!!... So here I was, in the middle of nowhere, the sun just going down over the horizon, and I had no way call for help... There was only one thing left to do... Try to limp it to the tire shop...

So I threw on my flashers and drove down the side strip to the exit which was right in front of me... Then, the remaining MILE AND A HALF to to tire shop at about 15 miles an hour; tire flapping, rim grinding, and car violently bouncing up and down like some twisted carnival ride the whole way... Somehow I made it there about 5 minutes before they closed, and by some great feat of chance managed not to mess up or bend my rim... you should have seen the looks on the faces of the workers as I pulled in there; just grinding, flapping, and bouncing away...

So this story has a happy ending, I got my new tire...

So yes, I am impressed that this product which clearly states that it will not repair sidewall holes managed to repair one and allow me to drive about 8 miles at 50mph before it finally gave out... I would definitely reccomend this for repairing normal holes in the tread portion of the tire... It is a good thing to keep in your trunk for emergencies...
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I have had to use Fix-A-Flat twice. Thankfully, both incidents happened in a parking lot that was close to a store that sold Fix-A-Flat.

The product worked well enough in both incidents to help bring me safely home. However, be aware that 1 can of Fix-A-Flat may not sufficiently inflate the tire - it depends on how bad the leak is. The problem arises when a significant volume of the air you put in using Fix-A-Flat escapes through the leak.

In the first incident, I had to hook up a bike pump to the tire, and after working up a sweat and enduring the sniggers from a few passersby, I managed to get the tire fully inflated. In the second incident, I didn't have a bike pump. I had to empty 2 20-ounce cans of Fix-A-Flat just to get the tire merely partially inflated.

Pros
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- Fast Sealing
The compound works fast - in a matter of minutes! The car has to be driven for a few minutes to ensure that the rubber compound evenly coats the inner wall of the tire to plug up any leaks.

Cons
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- Insufficient Air
Depending on how much the escaping air is antagonizing your efforts to inflate the tire, 1 can of Fix-A-Flat may not be enough.
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on October 21, 2014
The best alternative is to keep a functional spare tire in your car, because using Fix-a-Flat introduces too many variables into the situation, but it can work fine. They say it can throw off the balance or other reasons. I was on a trip 625 miles from home and picked up a nail and lost pressure. One tire place declined to fix my tire when I mentioned Fix-a-Flat. I used Fix-a-Flat to put some pressure in the tire, then drove 25 miles to a tire repair place. He grimaced when I told him I had used Fix-a-Flat, but then took the tire off the rim, rinsed out the Fix-a-Flat which had only been in the tire for less than an hour, placed a patch/plug repair and added air. The next day we drove 625 miles home with no problem.
If you don't have a spare tire, then keep a can of Fix-a-Flat in your trunk. It worked for me, but placing a good spare on the car will reduce your concern even more until you can get the original tire fixed. I give the product 4 stars because tire repair shops don't like it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 5, 2012
I had flat tire yesterday. I thought towing the vehicle to costco will take more time, brought the the fix a flat from local store. It worked great, we could able to drive to Costco.
But things went wrong from there, Costco refused to fix the flat due to use of fix a flat.
Warranty on tire is void, I was asked to buy new tire for $107. ???

Yep, if you have warranty on your tire, many tire companies denies to fix it after this.
However if you have old tires does not worry about any warranties on them.
Or your in urgency not able to tow the vehicle, this things works for 4 to 5 miles, may be more time.
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