Fix-A-Flat Middletown RI

Local resource for Fix-A-Flat in Middletown, RI. 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.

J and S Auto Repair
(401) 384-0961
51 Kent Avenue
Warwick, RI
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Memberships and Certifications
Certifications : ASE
Services
Air Conditioning/Heating, Alternator, Battery, Belts & Hoses, Catalytic Converter, Clutch Cylinder, Cooling System, Diagnostics, Drive Belt, Electrical System, Exhaust Systems, Filters & Fluids, Fuel Injector, Fuel Pump, Fuel System, Head Gasket, Headlight/Headlamp, High Performance Service, Ignition, Inspection, Muffler, Oil Pan, Oil Pump, Parts, Radiator, Restoration Service, Shocks & Struts, Spark Plugs, Starter, Thermostat, Timing Belt, Tune-Up, Water Pump, Window Motor, Window Regulator, Br
Service Types and Repair
Auto Clutch, Auto Drivetrain, Auto Engine, Auto Interior, Auto, Exotic Car, Honda, Toyota

Midas
(401) 849-7744
158 E Main Road
Middletown, RI
 
Town Fair Tire Centers Inc
(203) 467-8600
763 West Main Rd
Middletown, RI
 
Newport Tire
(401) 847-1234
154 Connell Hwy
Newport, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

R I Tire Co
(401) 885-6880
370 Smith St
North Kingstown, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

D and M Tire Sales Inc of Newport
(401) 849-3450
729 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
Services
Retail Tire

Monro Muffler Brake and Service
(401) 846-8550
833 West Main Road
Middletown, RI
Services
Retail Tire

Benny''s Inc
(401) 847-5899
1400 W Main Rd
Middletown, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Benny''s
(401) 253-9899
665 Metacom Ave
Bristol, RI
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Tire Pros
(401) 268-3882
45 Huling Road
N. Kingstown, RI
Hours
Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Saturday: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Sunday: Closed

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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