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Old 12-06-2015, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yes I had to put that in caps, just today I had to change a flat tire and guess what? No tire jack, I looked for it everywhere and there's nothing there. Luckly I rolled slowly to a gas station and filled the tire just until I'll get a new tire. So for everyone else just take a minute and check to see if you got one under that mat in the back trunk... K thanks But honestly what the hell, I really wonder why it wasn't there.. Guess I better buy one, I have zero problems changing having done it many times before for friends etc..
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Old 12-06-2015, 03:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes they are "under" the spare tire.

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Sometimes they are "under" the spare tire.

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I took everything out, it's not there...
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Old 12-06-2015, 04:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I might stick mine on the far right wedged on the outside edge of the IMA bay, but I also took out the foam and aluminum piece on the side too.

pretty much any jack will lift our car. You could ask a local junk yard for the smallest scissor jack they have, should be cheap.
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I might stick mine on the far right wedged on the outside edge of the IMA bay, but I also took out the foam and aluminum piece on the side too.

pretty much any jack will lift our car. You could ask a local junk yard for the smallest scissor jack they have, should be cheap.
That's the plan now, I don't want to go through this again, I could of been in a worst spot...
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Old 12-07-2015, 04:58 AM   #6 (permalink)
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My insight has his Jack above the wheel well on the right side. There is a door to open in the trunk to get to the jack
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Old 12-07-2015, 11:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Default My insight has NO TIRE JACK

Have an owner's manual? (You can download a PDFs from the Honda owners site)
The jack is indeed in a compartment on the side. Page 356 in the 2012 manual.















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Old 12-08-2015, 09:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Fix-A-Flat!

Why carry a heavy spare, jack, and tire iron?

3 mins and you are back on your way - not on the way to a tire center.

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Old 12-09-2015, 02:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm not sure it's wise to use Fix a Flat in a tire with pressure monitoring. My daughter's Kia did not come with a spare or tools, just a pump and some fix it stuff. Twice it had to be towed because it had major tire failure. It got a spare and tools...so keep in mind that there are instances where you may not "be on your way"


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+1 on what Auric said. The scissor jack should be behind the latch on the back of the right rear wheel well, inside the boot space.

If it really is missing though it saves you a lot of agony.
I have used said jack to swap all 4 wheels for winter tires and absolutely hate it; moreover, after the first 2 wheels it got harder and harder to turn at all, despite the abundance of grease. It is not fit for repeated use.

I now have a small hydraulic jack which works like a miracle.

Mine has no spare tire but came with a Honda tire seal kit and electric pump (and that jack).
The tire seal goo ruins the tire and messes up the rim, so is to be avoided if possible.
The pump was very handy when I had a slowly deflating tire; I added air and drove it to the garage to get the tire plugged. It holds up fine.
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