Buick LaCrosse: Using the Tire Sealant and 
Compressor Kit without 
Sealant to Inflate a Tire (Not 
Punctured) - Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit (With Pressure Deflation Button) - Wheels and Tires - Vehicle Care - Buick LaCrosse Owners ManualBuick LaCrosse: Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit without Sealant to Inflate a Tire (Not Punctured)

To use the air compressor to inflate a tire with air only and not sealant:

If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire

If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on the hazard warning flashers. See Hazard Warning Flashers.

See If a Tire Goes Flat for other important safety warnings.

1. Remove the tire sealant and compressor kit from its storage location. See Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit.

2. Unwrap the air only hose (G) and the power plug (H).

3. Place the kit on the ground.

Make sure the tire valve stem is positioned close to the ground so the hose will reach it.

4. Remove the tire valve stem cap from the flat tire by turning it counterclockwise.

5. Attach the air only hose (G) onto the tire valve stem by turning it clockwise until it is tight.

6. Plug the power plug (H) into the accessory power outlet in the vehicle. Unplug all items from other accessory power outlets.

See Power Outlets.

If the vehicle has an accessory power outlet, do not use the cigarette lighter.

If the vehicle only has a cigarette lighter, use the cigarette lighter.

Do not pinch the power plug cord in the door or window.

7. Start the vehicle. The vehicle must be running while using the air compressor.

8. Turn the selector switch (A) clockwise to the Air Only position.

9. Press the on/off button (B) to turn the compressor on.

The compressor will inflate the tire with air only.

10. Inflate the tire to the recommended inflation pressure using the pressure gauge (C). The recommended inflation pressure can be found on the Tire and Loading Information label. See Tire Pressure.

The pressure gauge (C) may read higher than the actual tire pressure while the compressor is on. Turn the compressor off to get an accurate reading. The compressor may be turned on/off until the correct pressure is reached.

If you inflate the tire higher than the recommended pressure you can adjust the excess pressure by pressing the pressure deflation button (D), if equipped, until the proper pressure reading is reached. This option is only functional when using the air only hose (G).

11. Press the on/off button (B) to turn the tire sealant and compressor kit off.

Be careful while handling the tire sealant and compressor kit as it could be warm after usage.

12. Unplug the power plug (H) from the accessory power outlet in the vehicle.

13. Disconnect the air only hose (G) from the tire valve stem by turning it counterclockwise, and replace the tire valve stem cap.

14. Replace the air only hose (G) and the power plug (H) and cord back in their original locations.

15. Place the equipment in the original storage location in the vehicle.

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