How do you inflate a completely flat tire?

My Dad gave me his old winter tires to use this year, but one is completely flat! How do I inflate them?

That’s very nice of your Dad, winter tires are a smart decision!
The first thing you’ll want to do is inspect the tire for damage. Since the tire is flat, you’ll want to ensure it’s possible to fix any damage. If it is, you have a couple of options. The first is a basic repair kit or remove the tire from the rim and patch it.
  • Once your tire is ready to go, connect an air pump to the tire’s valve stem.
  • Double-check the PSI for your car’s tires. The correct PSI will be on the inside of the driver’s side door. Most manufacturers recommend 32-35 PSI.
  • Pump air into the tire and ensure it’s holding the air.
  • Check the tire’s air pressure and adjust as you fill.
If the air is holding at the correct pressure, you should be ready to go!
Something else that could help prepare for winter is a roadside assistance membership with Jerry.
Jerry’s membership provides you with industry-leading roadside assistance, including benefits like towing, lockout service, and a mechanics hotline. To find out if you’re eligible, you can check the app or call one of our friendly agents. You may qualify for a special rate of $50 for your first year!
Will Baldwin
Answered on Nov 09, 2021

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