Even many drivers who are confident in their ability to change a tire dread having to deal with a flat. After all, most people are driving because they need to get somewhere and being stuck on the side of the road can ruin a person’s plans in a hurry. Having a plan in place to deal with this common inconvenience can take some of the pain out of the process.
Do Not Keep Driving
You may be tempted to try to keep going until you can get to your destination or at least a nearby service station, but this is a bad idea. Continuing to drive on a flat tire is a safety hazard and can cause damage to your vehicle. If you can not or do not want to repair or change the tire yourself, call towing services Socorro County to get your vehicle safely transported to a service station.
Put on the Spare
Not all vehicles come with a spare tire and some come with an emergency spare, rather than a full-sized tire. However, if you have a spare, the fastest way to get back on the road is to replace the damaged tire with the spare tire. If you are enrolled in roadside service through a company such as AAA or your insurance company, you can request they do this for you.
Fix the Leak
If your tire has a small hole, you may be able to temporarily repair and inflate the tire by using a product such as Fix-A-Flat. These products come in aerosol cans and connect to the tire stem. After using this product, you should take your car to a service station for a permanent repair.
Don’t let a flat tire ruin your entire day. Preparing yourself for a flat tire can help you avoid unnecessary delay and frustration.