Fix-A-Flat North Pole AK

Local resource for Fix-A-Flat in North Pole, AK. 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.

Rozak Pawn & Tire Repair
(907) 488-4156
New Richardson Rd
North Pole, AK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

American Tire & Auto
(907) 450-1250
3101 S Cushman Rd
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Government Sales Deliveries

Wal-Mart
(907) 451-9900
537 Johansen Expy
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Sunday: 9:00AM-6:00PM,

Wal-Mart Supercenter 2722
(907) 451-9900
537 Johansen Expressway
Fairbanks, AK
 
Midas Fairbanks
(907) 479-6262
3449 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM, Saturday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, Sunday - Closed

Sam's Club
(907) 451-4800
48 College Rd
Fairbanks, AK
Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00AM-7:00PM, Saturday: 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday: 10:00AM-5:00PM,

Tds/Tire Distribution Systems Inc
(907) 452-7131
3601 S Cushman St
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Midas
3449 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK
 
Seekins Ford Lincoln Mercury
(907) 459-4000
1625 Seekins Ford Dr
Fairbanks, AK
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-6:00 pm
Tue:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Wed:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Thu:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Fri:8:00 am-6:00 pm
Sat:(Closed)
Sun:(Closed)
Payment
Cash, Check, Credit Card

American Tire & Auto
(907) 450-1200
219 Third Avenue
Fairbanks, AK
Services
Authorized To Install & Service RunOnFlat Tires,Government Sales Deliveries,Participates In Goodyear National Promotions,RV

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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