FAQ

  • Before I use Genuine Innovations® does the tire have to be completely flat?

    No. The tire does not need to be completely flat. We do not recommend using Genuine Innovations on tires that are close to recommended psi as the pressure inside the tire could push back against the sealant and result in spillage. Genuine Innovations® is designed to provide a temporary emergency repair that will allow you to safely travel to a tire repair facility. It is not designed as a permanent solution. Genuine Innovations® will not repair sidewall or severe damage, large punctures or cracks in wheels or rim leaks.
  • Once I have used Genuine Innovations® to repair my tire should I add more air?

    Yes, Genuine Innovations® will seal small punctures and fill the tire with enough tire pressure to get you back on the road. Immediately drive the car for at least 2-4 miles and visit a gas station to fill your tire with the proper amount of air pressure as soon as possible. Visit a qualified tire professional at the earliest opportunity for a permanent repair.
  • While filling my tire with Genuine Innovations® some product got on the wheel, how can I remove it?

    While the Genuine Innovations® product is in a liquid state, it is water soluble and can be removed with a paper towel or rag or preferably, soap and water. Once it has dried Genuine Innovations® must be removed using odorless mineral spirits (normally available at hardware stores or art supply stores).
  • After using Genuine Innovations® can my tire be repaired?

    Yes, there is nothing in the formulation that would prevent a tire from being repaired. Advise the tire repair professional that you have used Genuine Innovations® brand tire inflator in your tire, so they may properly clean the tire for repair. Genuine Innovations cleans up easily with soapy water and a shop rag. Warranties vary by tire manufacturer. Contact your tire manufacturer for specific details.
  • Can Genuine Innovations® be used to seal my air mattress, football, basketball or inflatable pool?

    No. Genuine Innovations® is not recommended for those applications. Genuine Innovations® is recommended for use on (non-Z rated, non-motorcycle) vehicle tires only.
  • Why can’t Genuine Innovations® be used in bicycles, high performance, motorcycle or Z-rated tires?

    Genuine Innovations® is not intended for these type of tires.
  • Can Genuine Innovations® freeze?

    Yes, if the temperature falls below 32 degrees Fahrenheit it will freeze. The product in the can is not damaged and may be used after thawing. If the product is in the tire, and freezing weather is predicted, then immediately take the vehicle to a qualified tire professional for repair.
  • Can Genuine Innovations® ruin my tire?

    No. Genuine Innovations® will not cause harm to most tires when used as directed on the label.
  • Where is the best place to store my Genuine Innovations® can?

    The best place to store a Genuine Innovations® can is in the spare tire well or trunk.
  • Will Genuine Innovations® damage my tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)?

    As stated on the can, it is important to have your tire inspected and repaired as soon as possible and notify the tire care professional that Genuine Innovations® has been installed. At the time the affected tire is inspected by a tire care professional, they should clean the sealant from the tire, prepare the area and repair with a Rubber Manufacturer’s Association (RMA) approved patch/plug. The TPMS device should also be cleaned off with water to remove any sealant which may have come into contact with the device. After the repaired tire is replaced and inflated the TPMS system will resume operating as normal./div>
  • How do I remove the odor of Genuine Innovations® From upholstery or carpet?

    If the product is wet, it you can clean it off of any surface with a rag or a towel. We suggest you follow up with odorless, mineral spirits to remove any remaining odor. Let the affected item air dry to allow the odor to dissipate. We also recommend properly disposing the excess Genuine Innovations® and saturated rags after cleanup.
  • Can I use a can of Genuine Innovations® to treat multiple tires?

    Each can of Genuine Innovations® is intended to be fully dispensed into one tire. We do not recommend using a single can on more than one tire.