Realizing you have a flat tire can be scary at first. After all, you’re driving down the road and you realize you are losing air pressure. So what do you do? Off-Road Rim Financing offers the best wheel and tire financing, as well as bumpers, exhausts, light bars, and more. Below, we’ll go over the steps to take if you get a flat tire. Contact us today!
Too many people panic as soon as they realize that something is wrong or if they have a complete tire blowout. Panicking can lead to poor decisions that only make the situation worse. Instead, don’t panic, place both hands on the steering wheel, and get control over your vehicle.
Get Your Car To a Safe Location
The first thing you need to do is look for a safe place to pull off to the side of the road. If you are on a major highway, see if you can make it to the next exit. If not, pull off to the side of the road as far as possible and put on your hazard lights. If it’s nighttime, look for a well-lit location.
Get Out & Perform a Visual Inspection
Once you are safely off the road, you’ll want to get out and see the extent of your flat tire. You’ll want to look and see if you can see what punctured your tire, such as a nail or screw. If you don’t see anything, you may just have a very slow leak.
Get to Your Nearest Tire Repair Place if Possible
If your vehicle is still drivable and you have a slow leak, try to make it to the nearest tire repair shop. This will save you the hassle of having to call and wait for a tow and is the quickest way to repair your flat tire.
Put on the Spare Tire or Call a Tow
If your tire is completely flat and you can’t drive your car, you should put on your car’s spare. Spare tires are meant to allow you the time you need to drive to a tire repair shop. If you don’t have a spare or can’t put one on, you’ll need to call for a tow truck.
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