Do you have a slow leak in your tire? Did you run over a nail or screw? I'll show you how to handle this problem.
First thing you need to do is find the leak. In my problem, I could find it easy because I had a large screw in my tire. If you have a slow leak with nothing sticking out of your tire, Get an empty spray bottle and mix water and soap. Spray the tire, and watch for bubbles. The air coming out of the hole will blow a bubble. Make sure the leak is coming from the tread of the tire, you cannot plug a leak in the side wall.
2. Tools needed: Tire plug kit (found at your local auto parts store), Pliers or other tool to get the screw or nail out o the tire, air compressor or something to inflate the tire, box cutter or sharp scissors.
3. Remove whatever is causing the leak.
4. Take the tool from the tire plug kit that has the sharp end and insert it into the hole. Push it in and pull it out, this will open the hole up some and also clean the hole. This can be kind of tough, but put some pressure on it and you'll get it in all the way.
5. After you've got the hole cleaned out, remove the tool and find the other tool from the plug kit. It will have an opening on the end that will be where you put the plug. Put one of the strips from the kit through the opening, have it sticking out both ends evenly.
6. Get the rubber cement from the kit and put some on the strip and on the end of the tool. This helps make sure everything is sealed but also acts as a lubricant before it dries.
7. Now go back to the tire and the hole. Push the tool with the plug and glue on there straight down into the hole. Push it all the way in, and pull the tool right back out. The tool will have a slit on the very end that will let the plug slide out.
8. Now you should have a little bit of the plug sticking out of the hole.
Get your box cutter or scissors and cut some of the excess plug off.
9. Now it's time to air the tire up. Find your manufacturers recommended tire pressure by looking in the door jam of the driver's side door.
10. Set up your compressor and air your tire up.
11. Now your tire is plugged! You can check to make sure the plug isn't leaking by using the spray bottle with soap and water. Spray over the plugged hole and make sure it doesn't blow a bubble.