Nothing will ruin your day quite like a flat tire. They usually come at the most inopportune times too. When this unexpected disaster strikes, you need to be prepared to handle it. Not only do you need to know what to do for your safety, but the more prepared you are, the sooner you will be back up and on the road, headed back in the right direction. Highway 30 Towing is here to share some tips to help you deal with a flat tire.

Flat Tire While Parked

If you’re lucky, you find that you have a flat tire when your car is already parked. The first thing you need to do is inspect the tire. There are many objects that can cause a flat tire including staples, nails, screws and other debris. Sometimes, you have a tire that is simply low on air, but if you have a flat tire in a short period of time, chances are you have run something foreign over. If you happen to find the puncture, you will need to put the spare tire on. It is important to note that even if you have a spare tire on and can drive, you need to drive much slower and immediately go to a tire repair shop to get a new tire put on or the old one repaired.

Dangers of Driving with a Flat Tire

Depending on how fast you are driving, getting a flat tire while driving can be scary. You may not hear the flat tire happen, but when your tire loses air, you will definitely feel it. Your vehicle will feel lopsided and you won’t be able to gain any speed. The first thing you need to do is get off the road. Hopefully there is a sizeable shoulder you can pull over on or a side road that gets you out of the line of traffic. It is extremely important that you don’t attempt to drive with a flat tire. This can cause serious damage to the vehicle.

I Have a Flat with No Spare!

Some car manufacturers don’t include a spare tire when they sell you a car. If this happens to be the case and you notice there isn’t one there before you get a flat tire, you need to purchase one and keep it in your car. It isn’t a bad idea to have a tire repair kit in your vehicle as well. At any rate, if you have a tire blowout and don’t have a spare tire, you are going to need a reputable towing company like Highway 30 Towing to come help you get back on the road.

Roadside Assistance & Towing Services in Cassia, Gooding, Jerome & Twin Falls Counties in Magic Valley, Idaho & Jackpot, Northern Nevada

We are available anytime you may find yourself in need of our roadside assistance. If you have a flat tire, you can count on our team of professionals to help you get the spare tire on or give you a tow to the repair shop to get it fixed. Call us today!