Don’t fret, we can help you with your flat tire 24 hours a day 365 a year! Having a flat tire is an unpleasant experience nearly all drivers face at least once. It often happens at the worst possible time, in the most awful location, and during bad weather. If Murphy’s Law were written today, it is possible that he would have been thinking of a flat tire while writing it.
Fortunately, you have a partner on the road with Chavez Towing. Our tire change service is available 24/7 and is the best way to get you back on your journey. Let’s take a look at what to do when you get a flat tire.
How Do You Know Your Tire is Flat?
It sounds simple enough, but you may be driving for some time without realizing that one of your tires is deflating. Consider these questions while driving.
- When you accelerate does the car feel as if it is straining a bit to move?
- Does your car begin to pull to the left or right?
- When you apply the brakes does the car seem to not roll to a stop as smoothly as you are used to?
All of these are signs that you are getting a flat tire. If you stepped outside of your car and glanced at the tires, they may look fine. One tire may be a bit down on air but otherwise it looks fine. Don’t be fooled. Once you lose pressure in your tires, they lose their effectiveness and could become a safety hazard.
Safety Always Comes First
Nothing is more important than the safety of you and your passengers. When you realize you have a flat tire, the first thing to do is to safely pull to the side of the road as quick as possible. Not only can riding on a deflating tire cause your vehicle to suddenly turn into another lane of traffic but a tire that may be falling apart can damage other parts of your car, including hoses that may spill fluids onto the road.
Make sure you pull over far enough so that you and whoever may work on your car, is not standing in a traffic lane. Once you pulled off to the side of the road and are confident that you are out of harm’s way you should call a towing company.
When in Doubt, Leave it to the Professionals
Many people do not feel comfortable changing a tire. Between the physical exertion involved and the need to make sure the replacement tire is put on correctly, anyone who is unsure about changing a tire should leave it to those who do it on a regular basis.
Many drivers do not realize that their car does not have a spare tire until it is too late. For many people, checking to see if a car has a spare tire is not done until they get a flat. Not having a spare is another reason to make sure you have towing company contact information readily available.
Most newer model vehicles have sensors that will let you know when pressure is dropping. If that happens to you, heed the warning and have your car looked at by a professional.
If you find yourself in a position where you need roadside tire change service, call Chavez Towing and let us get you back on the road as quickly and as safely as possible. Add our number, (214) 808-8941, to your contacts and follow us on social media so that you will remember who to call during what will surely be a stressful time.