Flat tires are dangerous and intimidating. Whether you’ve changed a tire or not, going through the motions of experiencing your tire blow while driving on the road is something we hope you never need to experience. But, there is a chance you will need to change a flat tire at the very least once in your life. So, what do you need to know?
Immediately pull over and inspect the tire. Proceed and gently run your hand along the tire to feel for a foreign object, if you don’t find anything, including a nail, or industrial staple in the sidewall or tread of your tire, your tire may only be short on air.
CHANGE THE TIRE!
While out while driving, it’s best not to patch the tire yourself. It’s time to learn how you can change a tire. To continue, you’ll change the tire, even if you think it’s just low on air.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU GET A FLAT TIRE?
If you’re lucky, you’ll experience a slow leaking tire and get up in the morning and go out the door only to realize your car has a flat tire. Unfortunately, if you are driving and experience a tire flattened from debris when traveling, you’ll feel your car sag to the ground in addition to a hearing “thud, thud, thud” each time the tire turns over.