Fix-A-Flat Hilo HI

Local resource for Fix-A-Flat in Hilo, HI. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to tire inflator, tire sealant, tire repair, emergency seals, rubber compound, and other car care products, as well as advice and content on how to fix a flat tire.

Midas
480 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI
 
R and G Tire Center Inc
(808) 935-2966
500 Kalanianaole Ave
Hilo, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Sears Auto Center
(808) 981-4095
111 E Puainako St
Hilo, HI
Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 8:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: 10:00AM-5:00PM,

Jackson Volvo Service
(808) 930-0077
1672 Kamehameha Ave
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Air Conditioning Repair, Brakes, Electrical Service, Emission Testing, Engine Repair, Exhaust Repair, Front End Repair, General Automotive Repair, Inspection & Diagnostic, Lubrication Service, Maintenance, Paint & Body Work, Tires/Wheels, Transmission, Upholstery, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tue:(Closed)
Wed:(Closed)
Thu:(Closed)
Fri:8:00 am-5:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Goodyear Auto Service Center
(808) 935-9756
475 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Services
Authorized To Install & Service RunOnFlat Tires,Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,Offers Goodyear Credit Card,Services National Account Customers,Tire and Service Network

Midas Hilo
(808) 935-0045
480 Kilauea Avenue
Hilo, HI
Hours
Monday - Saturday 7:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Goodyear Auto Service Centers
(808) 935-9756
475 Kilauea Ave
Hilo, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

R & G Tire Center Inc
(808) 935-2966
612 Kalanianaole Ave # A
Hilo, HI
Specialty
Tires/Wheels, Wheel Alignment
Hours
Mon:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Tue:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Wed:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Thu:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Fri:7:30 am-4:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Sears Store #6591
(808) 959-3571
111 E Pauinako St
Hilo, HI
Services
Authorized To Install & Service RunOnFlat Tires

Big Island Tech
(808) 959-9007
Po Box 5439
Hilo, HI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Save That Tire

By Bill Siuru   

Flat tires are rare today, but they do happen, especially if you drive an older vehicle. Here are a few tips that can mean help increase the chances that the tire can be saved and repaired.

If a tire starts losing air, it is critical that it be repaired before being driven any distance. Underinflated tires can be damaged beyond repair when driven even very short distances. Most of us have experienced tire going flat and it being destroyed while merely pulling onto the roadside to get out of traffic to change the tire.

Those aerosol sealants and inflators like “Fix-a-Flat” are only designed for temporary repairs so you can drive to a safe location and not as a permanent fix. If you have someone else repair the tire, tell them that you have used one of these products since some use flammable gases, such as butane, propane or isobutane. Naturally, don’t smoke when using them. Sometimes using them and then driving on the temporarily repaired tire may render the tire un-repairable.

Punctures up to 1/4" in diameter in car and light truck tires, when confined to the tread, can usually be repaired. However, they must be removed from the wheel and repaired using an inside repair unit and a plug. Outside-in or on-the-wheel repairs are not acceptable. Thus, using only a plug is not an acceptable repair for a puncture. The inner liner should be sealed with the appropriate sealing material. There are different materials and techniques for bias and radial tires, so it is important to use the correct one to the particular tire type. Done properly, repaired sidewalls can be as safe and strong as the remainder of the tire.

Fill small nail holes with vulcanizing material to keep the hole from growing, to cause belt separation, or prevent moisture and contamination from entering the casing.

Never use a tube in a tubeless tire as a substitute for a proper repair.

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