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AikenSC4S

Creative ways to get home with a flat tire if you do not have a spare

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My recent purchase of a 2006 C4S Cab is the first car I have owned where I am not planning on carrying a spare tire. I am trying to think of creative ways to get home if I do have a flat but I know those of you who have been long term owners must have faced this problem before. What are your "words of wisdom" for surviving the flat with no spare experience? Thanks!

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Hmmm good question I guess I have really never thought about being in this scenario.

I would imagine buying a portable air compressor for the small hole leaks, just stop every 4-5 blocks and pump more air into those flat tires! Maybe having around some really strong tape as well for those leaks that you can spot might be handy as a temporary solution to getting you home. Anything more serious to the tires I have about 4-5 phone numbers of 24 hour flatbed tow truck drivers handy.

Curious to what other solutions anyone here would have :cheers:

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My 08 C2S has an on board compressor and tire sealant for "small" problems (in the front trunk area). After that (in the U.S.) I have premium AAA coverage that'll get you a free tow for a lot of miles. Beyond that, make sure your tires are in good shape with plenty of tread depth and especially watch the rear tires on the inside due to a slightly negative camber.

Tony

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I always carry a tubeless tire repair kit, latex gloves and a throw away monkey suit. Already saved my backon while vacationing on the eastern seabord where I picked up a spike. Plug is still holding after 2 years. Have now also installed after market pressure sensors. Not much else that you can do if you want to maintain valuable trunk space. M2CW.

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When I mentioned my on board compressor and tire sealant, this is a factory installed item in the bulkhead of the front trunk area. My car is an 08. Were these not installed on all 997's since you have no spare tire

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Yes, the 06 came with compressor and tire sealant. Have read posts about the tire sealant taking up to 3 hrs to work though.

I have never heard of tyre weld in the US. What is it?

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Yes Henrik it was, at least for Europe.

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sealant has expiration date of 4 years. dealer wants $90 for new can of sealant. I carry big can of fix a flat I my car just in case.

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