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I thought everyone would know this but it seems people still don't. A Titan owner used Fix-a-Flat on his flat tire and barely made it home instead of changing the tire with the spare. The result:
$125 for a new pressure sensor
$400 for two new tires ($200 if he didn't have any signifigant wear)
A couple hours labor for the tech to get the goop off the rim so it can be balanced again.

When its all said and done, it will cost him up to $700 to get back to normal. Don't use Fix a Flat or any junk like this. Its one of the few things you can do to your car that is worse than Armor-all or Son of a gun. ;)
 

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casinojames said:
What kind of protectant do you use?
Usually, she uses the pill.
But instead of Armorall, I use Meguiars Dash foam for plastics, Meguiars leather wipes on the seats, and Eagle one tire gel for the tires. The gel has UV protectant (read sunscreen) for your tires in it. Any brand will do. Mothers is another good one. Just read the label. All the good ones will brag about no silicon right on the label. I try to use this stuff sparingly and just wipe with a damp clean cloth which cleans up 99% of what's there and is what every manufacturer recommends. BMW also has a really good weatherstrip/foam rubber protector that comes in a tube. I also use Stoner Glass cleaner on the windows. Windex contains ammonia which will stain window tint. ;)
 

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i kind of was scared to use the stuff,now i know for sure I'm never gonna use it.thanks man, great info.have you ever used waterless car wash products. I've been using it since i got the Mada and it works great. of course, if it gets really bad, then i just do a regular wash.
 

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No I haven't. I'm skeptical as we have a lot of sand and dust down here which equals sand paper. When I wash, I usually let the hose run on the area I'm washing. I also use a lambswool mitt/brush. The water washes away grit and the wool lifts particles away from the surface. No swirl marks and I was every week. I do use a spray wax when drying which is cheating but the Armada is so large regular wax is just too much to do. ;)
 

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92TripleBlack said:
I thought everyone would know this but it seems people still don't. A Titan owner used Fix-a-Flat on his flat tire and barely made it home instead of changing the tire with the spare. The result:
$125 for a new pressure sensor
$400 for two new tires ($200 if he didn't have any signifigant wear)
A couple hours labor for the tech to get the goop off the rim so it can be balanced again.

When its all said and done, it will cost him up to $700 to get back to normal. Don't use Fix a Flat or any junk like this. Its one of the few things you can do to your car that is worse than Armor-all or Son of a gun. ;)
Why two tires?
 

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Chili said:
Why two tires?
You can't have new tires mixed with tires with a lot of wear. The difference in diameters will be seen by the wheel speed sensors and will cause errors in the systems such as the ABS,VDC, NTC, etc.
 

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scr38 said:
You can't have new tires mixed with tires with a lot of wear. The difference in diameters will be seen by the wheel speed sensors and will cause errors in the systems such as the ABS,VDC, NTC, etc.
Interesting..
 

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Dude............fix-a-flat is the best thing since sliced bread. I think the Titan guy got ripped for "2 hours labor". I fixed a flat once with fix-a-flat, then later had it replaced. I informed the tire serviceman that I had used fix-a-flat, and he shrugged it off like it wasn't a thing. Now some of that labor might be factored in for changing out the TPS.

But I concede for a vehicle with pressure sensors (Armada), it's not the best choice. But still in a pinch, if it came down to it, I might still use it. If it is pouring down rain in the middle of a thunderstorm, and I have a small/no shoulder, it would safer to not change the tire.

Keep in mind a limiting factor of fix-a-flat is it won't plug sidewall damage, only thread punctures.
 

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Use Fixa Flat Or Die Changing Tire

I TOTALLY CONCUR WITH EUROHAZARD-- IT DEPENDS ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES. Why not use a $ 4.00 can of sealant instead of risking your life for 30 minutes changing a stupid tire when death is FOUR FEET TO YOU LEFT SIDE. In an ideal situation, like youre at an upscale mall, in a empty covered parking structure, with your trusted heater by your side.. by all means, avoid the FIXA FLAT sealent stuff. In addition, do not get ripped off by some local crooked tire shop. Go to a reputable place like Discount Tire, who will usually fix it for free.
 
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