What To Do With A Flat Tire
Getting a flat tire is something we all dread but it will eventually happen and when it does make sure you are prepared, to either change it yourself by practicing changing a tire at home or take it to your nearest repair shop.
Signs of having a flat tire is hearing an unusual sound coming from the car that isn’t usually there and the steering will feel off and/or shaking. Continue driving with a flat tire will only make more damage and a risk for everyones safety in the traffic.
As soon as you realize something is wrong with the car you turn on the emergency lights and pull over to the side of the road where there is space to park and as little traffic as possible.
When you get a flat tire the easiest thing is to call for help by a professional (can cost anywhere from $10-$60 depending on what kind of flat tire and car) or change it by yourself if you have all the tools and the ability to do it.
But if you want to attempt changing your tire all by yourself this is how you do it:
- Start by placing wheel wedges under the car.
- Remove the wheel cover and loosen the nuts with a lug wrench.
- Use the Jack to lift it up a couple of inches and then remove the lug nuts.
- To remove the tire just pull it towards you.
- Put the spare tire on and turn the lug nuts tight.
- Lower the car so it touches the ground and pull the nuts with the wrench again.
- The last thing is to lower the car and you are done.
The spare tire is not a permanent solution and should be changed or taken to a repair shop.