Never a good time for a flat and if you need to constantly top up a tire with air, you are lucky, you’re getting the heads up – you’ve got a leak. A leak doesn’t generally get better with time, it usually ends with a jack, tire iron, and a few f***s.
But not to worry, by the end of this video, you’ll know how to test for a leaking tire valve, how to replace the valve, and how to adjust tire pressure afterward.
Tool You’ll Need
The video is straightforward and doesn’t require much by way of explanation. I’ve added a few tools that will make the whole process move like butter, I’ve included a MacGyver type wish list for the trunk also. To see the full list of recommended trunk tools, check out the Trunk essentials page
Below you’ll find a four-valve kit with a valve key tool by Slime a top tire repair supplier. Of course, it’s conveniently delivered to your door by Amazon.com. Picture links out to Amazon.
Below you’ll find Slime, a leading supplier of quality emergency tire repair kit. The kit includes Slime tire sealer and a pump that runs from your vehicle’s 12 v powerpoint. It’s conveniently delivered to your door by Amazon.com. Picture links out to Amazon.
Below you’ll find a DeWalt impact wrench. Surely we won’t need this to change a valve? No, this is part of that MacGyver trunk wish list. Picture links out to Amazon.
Below you’ll find an off-road solution to lifting your vehicle. In true MacGyver style, you can use the fumes from the car exhaust to inflate the bag and lift the car, an ingenious solution. Picture links out to Amazon.
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John Cunningham is an Automotive Technician and writer on Rustyautos.com. He’s been a mechanic for over twenty-five years and has worked for GM, Volvo, Volkswagen, Land Rover, and Jaguar dealerships.
John uses his know-how and experience to write fluff-free articles that help fellow gearheads with all aspects of vehicle ownership, including maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting.