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According to the owners manual you can not use fix-a-flat or like products as it will ruin the tire pressure sensor. I have always kept fix-a-flat in all my cars as a flat tire in the wrong place can be very dangerous both in where it happens and trying to fix it in traffic or bad weather. My wife and daughter have it as a safety product. I will keep a can just in case but probably not use it unless necessary. Question is, is there any "like" product that is safe to use with pressure sensors? Thanks.
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What's wrong with driving on a flat tire until you can find a safe place to put the spare on? There should never be a situation where changing a tire is dangerous. I can't count the number of times I've encountered drivers creating a hazard because they are stopped on the shoulder for a flat.
Being alive is worth the cost of a new tire.
I cannot agree more. I cringe every time I see someone changing a tire on the side of a highway. A guy I went to high school with was crippled when a car hit him after he stopped to help someone change a tire. Just drive to a safe place. If it really is that sketchy of an area, I wouldn't want to get out to use Fix-a-Flat either. If you ruin a tire or even a rim, so be it. Your safety is the top priority.

I have had to make that decision twice... Once when I had a flat in my old Benz. I just drove to the next exit, found a service station, and pulled in. No drama. The other time, I had a blowout on the highway in a class A motorhome. I pulled onto the shoulder to take a look, then decided to continue (on the shoulder) until I got to an area where I could pull further off the road. The tire and rim were toast, but that was just from the initial blowout, anyway.
Then just use the Fix-a-Flat. If it ruins the TPMS (and it may not), it can be replaced for less than the cost of a replacement tire. I would certainly rather replace a TPMS Sensor than worry about my son's safety.
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