There are many obstacles on our roads every day that can cause a flat tire. If you drive your vehicle on a regular basis, chances are you will or already have, experienced a flat tire of some sort. Some of them are more dramatic than others, but they all have one thing in common; they usually have the worst timing. Aside from the basics in changing a flat tire, there are some things you should consider to make sure it is a safe situation. Affordable Junk Cars & Towing would like to make you aware of these tips.
Be Equipped with Tools Needed to Change a Flat Tire
Before you even have to deal with an unfortunate flat tire, you will want your car to be equipped with the tools that are required for the ordeal. You may find yourself wishing you had a pair of gloves to help keep your hands protected. Other helpful items might include, ,jack, tire iron or lug wrench, tire gauge, flashlight, and even some tire sealant as well as emergency cones and triangles can all be very helpful in this situation.
Pull Completely Off the Road if You Have a Tire Blowout While Driving
When you experience a flat tire, you want to make sure you are pulled far enough off the road that you aren’t in danger of getting hit. How many times have you heard of someone getting hit by a car while changing their tire? It happens far too often. If it is at all possible, try to make it to an exit so you can pull off and have plenty of room to change the tire. If you can’t make it to the exit, make sure you are using your flashers and emergency cones or triangles if you have them. This will help alert other drivers that you are there. This is especially the case in situations where you are in bad weather and visibility is already an issue. Be aware of the flow of traffic; especially large, heavy trucks that can pull you away from your car when they pass you by.
Can You Change a Flat Tire on an Incline?
When getting off the road to change your tire, you need to make sure you have found a flat level surface. If you aren’t on flat sturdy ground, you will not be able to safely jack up your car. If it is impossible to find a flat, level, and sound place to pull off, it is best to not attempt changing your tire on your own. Call for professional help.
How Long Can a Spare Tire Go?
When you are using a spare tire on your car, you should be only driving on it until you get to the nearest service center. It isn’t safe to use three normal tires and a spare when driving long distances. You will want to get a regular tire put back on as soon as possible. Professionals can decide if a tire can be repaired or if it is best to replace the tire altogether.
Emergency Flat Tire Change Roadside Assistance in Wellington, Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter & Loxahatchee, Florida
If you find yourself on the side of a road with a flat tire and the conditions are less than desirable or safe, you shouldn’t attempt changing it on your own. Affordable Junk Cars & Towing can assist you in changing your tire and getting you on the road as soon as possible. Call Affordable Junk Cars & Towing for all your roadside needs.