Part of keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible is to have it maintained on a regular basis. By bringing the vehicle in for regular maintenances we can inspect it. This can help to ensure parts and components should be working in the condition that they need to. We can also check the tires on your vehicle. This includes checking the condition they are in, air pressure, and if they are aligned properly. It is also important to know how to properly and safely change a flat tire. There are specific tools that you will need in order to complete the task. Make sure you have a spare tire, jack, and a lug-nut wrench. It is best to also carry a flashlight with you in case you happen to get a flat tire at night. Even though you can often take care of the flat tire alone, it is best to have us look it over once you get the opportunity to evaluate if it is safe to drive on. We can also inspect the flat tire and advise you on the options you have to fix it.
How to fix a Flat Tire
If you get a flat tire, try not to stress about it. Flat tires are actually much easier to change than you may realize. In fact, getting the lug nuts off just might be the most difficult part of the process. It is important to make sure that the jack is placed securely underneath your vehicle. Check to make sure it will not slip out from underneath your vehicle and cause it to hit to pavement. Once you get the car jacked up, lug nuts taken off and the flat tire removed, it gets simple from there. Ensure that you have the lug nuts on and as tight as you can get them on the spare tire. Once you take your vehicle down off of the jack, then you should be ready to head on your way again.
Look at the condition of the Tires
You might notice that your flat tire was caused from driving over a nail, screw, curb, or anything that is sharp enough or created enough force to cause it to go flat. If you notice an issue with the tire, make sure to bring the vehicle in. We can inspect the tires and locate what the issue with them might be. We can also help to ensure that they are rotating properly. This can help provide a safe, reliable, and comfortable ride.
Signs of poor Tires
One indicator of poor tires is if the tread is worn down. If the tread on your tire is not showing the grooves, as it should, then replacing it is recommended. Check to see whether any cords or cable are showing. Also check to see whether there is any visible damage to your tires like bulges in the rubber, punctures, or cuts. If there are any signs of damage, then that means the tires need to be repaired or replaced. If you are unsure of the condition of the tires, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can.