Imagine you’re gingerly cruising down the highway in your brand-new 2017 Dodge Viper and you get a flat tire. Assuming you can keep the 8.4-liter V10 car under control following the failure, you safely pull over to the side of the road and assess the damage. Now what?
Luckily, the Viper comes equipped with an emergency tire repair kit. First, access the kit in the left side of the trunk. Then, connect the hose for the repair kit to the tire’s valve stem and plug the power chord into the 12V outlet, located just below the HVAC controls.
Mopar’s emergency tire repair kit comes with a special sealant inside that will locate the leak and create a blockage. Once the tire has been filled to 26 psi, Dodge suggests driving the car at under 55 mph for about 10 minutes (or five miles) to ensure the sealant is evenly distributed within the tire. Then, the automaker suggests pulling over and ensuring the tire is not below 19 psi before carrying on your way.
Viper owners should head to a tire shop as soon as possible after using the repair kit to have a new tire fitted, but the kit might be enough to get you out of a sticky situation. Watch the video above for more detailed instructions on how it’s done.