Thursday, September 10, 2009


In no way, shape, or form do I care about anything related to cars.  I love my car - it's comfy and gets me around - but I don't like taking care of it.  I detest getting oil changes and car washes, and I loathe pumping gas.  It all feels like this big huge inconvenience.  Call me old fashioned, but I feel like taking care of cars is one of those things the guy is supposed to handle.  Or maybe I don't really believe that so much as I use it as an excuse...  Anyway, I'm trailing off topic here.  You get the idea.  

So yesterday when I walked out of the mall (where I got my hair done and purchased the cutest little pair of earrings that I'll post about later), while thinking to myself what a nice night it was, I was dismayed to find one of my tires as flat as a pancake.  Of course I called Joseph, who, by the way, never ceases to amaze me with his calm - and even enthusiastic - attitude when crappy stuff like this happens.  

To make a long story short, we ended up at Target with this little kit called "Slime Smart Spair."  I was amazed at how simple this little kit made repairing my tire.  No jacks or tools required.  Just a little sheet of directions.  You fill up the tire with the Slime, plug in the pump to your cigarette lighter, and fill the tire.  15 minutes and you're done.  After all was finished, I thought "I could have done that!"  

I was able to make it all the way home before my car starting telling me the pressure of the tire was getting low.  This morning, the tire was low, but not flat.  The Slime definitely holds long enough to get you to a repair place.  

I'm posting this because I think everyone - especially women and those people living in crappy weather - needs to keep a kit of this stuff in their trunk.  If my tire were flat and I was far from help, I don't think I could manage changing it myself (although I like to think desperation would kick in and I'd figure it out).  But I COULD do this Slime stuff.  Easily.  

Here's a link to the website with a list of retailers:


The Miller Family said...

It is so ironic you blogged about this b/c I was just talking about getting a flat the other day. We were on our way home from work and some chick had a flat tire, so Lynn got out at the stop light and told her. Anyways, I was saying how it's never happened to me (knock on wood), but I'd have no clue what do if so! Looks like some good stuff!

Laugh At The Sky said...

yeah, and it's always good to have AAA too. but if you're in a bind, this is good to have on hand.

Erin W. said...

I, too, was thinking about flat tires the other day! Only because when I was leaving my doc. appt. on Tuesday, there was a bunch of construction and when I turned by this sort-of-pit-area, my back tire plopped down pretty hard into it (whoops!) and I thought about how much it would suck if my tire went flat. Thank goodness it was fine though. The slime stuff does sound good, but I'd like to think I can just rely on the roadside service instead!