What are the best alternatives for fixing a flat tire in a Nissan Leaf, since it does not come with a factory spare?


Asked by Sep 22, 2015 at 12:07 PM about the 2015 Nissan Leaf S

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

The Leaf does not come with a factory spare tire.  This is a major
consideration for me in purchasing.  I do not have much faith in the can of fix-
a-flat that is provided

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Carrey a plugin air compressor and a plug repair kit..

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What Rowefast said. Consider http://www.walmart.com/ip/Slime- Flat-Tire-Repair-Kit/14254126

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Yep slime repair kit works great and air compressor...


ok- spares are mostly superfluous these days- unless you live in a construction zone with a lot of nails and screws in the road- modern tires don't go flat like they used to- and the leaf is not made for the highway, so you will most likely never be too far from home- and with AAA you won't have to engage in that most dangerous car activity, changing a flat on the shoulder- and how do you know the can won't work?- your question suggests that you anticipate being stuck in the desert a thousand miles from nowhere- which is not the case-


If it helps new Corvettes have no spare tire as well as Shelby GT- 500 and other higher end cars. Eliminating the spare reduces weight which help performance, economy or in the Leaf's case will let it go further on a charge. My advise is get a tire repair kit similar to what I posted above and keep a close eye on your tire pressures and you will be fine. I haven't had to put a spare tire on along the road side in many years.


Like bob said, get the repair kit if you want to feel better that you have it in case...

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Both of my Leaf's have a hidden compartment in the trunk with an inflator and a bottle of fluid for flat tires.

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