Have you ever walked out to your vehicle and encountered a flat tire? Nancy explains how to handle the situation properly when you do!
What’s your first thought when you go out to your vehicle and you see a flat tire? You think, “Oh darn.” Or how about when you suddenly get a flat while you’re driving, which is what happened to me.
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. Having a flat tire usually, happen at the most inopportune times. You usually are running late to get somewhere, or you just went grocery shopping and you have those groceries to put away. First and foremost, you should never, ever drive on a flat tire unless, of course, you need to get to a safe location. Driving on a flat tire can cause further damage to the tire, such as compromising the integrity of the sidewall, which can lead to a blowout. Your rim can be so bent out of shape that you would need to replace it. Replacing a tire and rim can be very costly.
Now, hopefully, your vehicle comes with a spare, and your spare doesn’t have a flat. You have two options. You can change it yourself or you can call roadside assistance and have someone change it for you. My choice was number two, causing roadside assistance since I had experienced this myself. Thank goodness my vehicle had a spare. Remember, be smart and make the right choice if you experience a flat tire.
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